Heh. First question for a coach from the media is about OSU. Zook is doing the 2 step right now.
landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
Heh. First question for a coach from the media is about OSU. Zook is doing the 2 step right now.
Is there any video or audio link for this?
If you have it... you can watch on the BTN. First up Brett a la Asshole
Brett just asked for "easy" questions....
BTN is streaming it live.
"Coach, is your resume up to date?"
This fanbase is in no position to make fun of a coach who has gone to a Rose Bowl.
LEADERS DIVISION COACHES
11:00 AM Ron Zook (Illinois)
11:15 AM Bret Bielema (Wisconsin)
11:30 AM Danny Hope (Purdue)
11:45 AM BREAK
12:00 PM Luke Fickell (Ohio State)
12:15 PM Kevin Wilson (Indiana)
12:30 PM Joe Paterno (Penn State)
LEGENDS DIVISION COACHES
rocking the huge sunglasses tan line
It took Beilema about 30 seconds to bring up Russel Wilson.
"Coach is it true your already crying about officiating even though Wisconsin hasn't played a game yet."
Michigan coach Brady Hoke in minutes on The Really Big Show at 850 WKNR www.espncleveland.com
I can't hear this man speak enough. Sounds like cautious optimism for the media. We need a solid RB. We won't try to put a square peg (DR) in a round hole. He won't take the bait on some of these questions and I love that he continue to use "Ohio". I have heard him 3 or 4 times now and Coach Hoke is consistently an excellent interview.
I heard they were bringing in some terminally ill children so Hoke could point at them and cure their sickness. Any truth to this?
that they must have there. Those coaches aren't little boys, they have some big ol' guys over there. Hoke, Beilema, Kill, and probably some more I can't think of. I'm drooling all over my keyboard here.
Bielema was talking about people knowingly violating NCAA rules saying it is unacceptable and people should be fired and it is a program issue. He is looking at you Ohio.
hate beilema, bot i like hearing him calling for the heads of coaches who knowingly commit major violations. now lets name some names!
Hope on now. I don't know why but this guy looks like a used car salesman.
"Coach, first love the sex stash but what incoming recruit are you most looking forward to losing to UM?"
What the hell does Danny HOpe care were the Big 10 championship games is played he will never coach in it
I loved the awkward silence after Hope asked for questions.
yeah that was kind of sad. "Well coach, since noone gives a shit about Purdue, we will move on."
Hope: We have the most exciting field goal kicker in the Nation
Well, he did kick a 67 yard field goal in the sprang jame.
Work computer wouldnt allow for me to watch it online so I took the higher road and pulled it up on the phone. I dont know why but I am still somewhat astonished by what we can do with a cell phone now. In terms of Hope, I think that Ron Burgandy might be his kid.
Knights of Columbus that's funny!!
Danny Hope looks like he might have to eat lunch in the bathroom because no one wants to sit with him.
No last question for you stash man....NEXT!
Wow, I literally LOL'd at Danny Hope. He just said the divisions allow teams an extra chance to be a champion: "A national champion, a rose bowl champion, a big ten champion, a division champion."
I wonder which one of those Purdue falls into?
Also, no "one last question" for Hope. Hilarious.
I can't wait to see what Joe Pa has to say, he is by far my 2nd favorite coach in all of football.
You know damn well he they sceduled his P.C. around his12noon nap. Maybe he'll poop his pants at the podium.
Serious though gotta love Joe Pa it will be a sad day when he goes.
Oh, goodie goodie. Fickell up next. This should be fun. How bad will the media hound him?
I have to go on watch at noon and will miss Adam Sandler and coach Hoke, thank God for the DVR at home. I wonder if Fickell has his sea legs with the media yet or is he going to look like his head will explode like his intro P.C..
I hope someone asks who OSU thinks it's fooling by dropping the "interim" label from Fickell.
They have one of the easiest schedules... They have 8 home games and besides ASU the none conference is nothing. Also their four away games: Indiana, Minnesota, Purdue, and Penn State....
P.S. Does anyone know why Illinois isn't playing Missouri like they always do??
I think both teams wanted to get rid of the neutral site game so they could make more money off home games.
Who the hell is this "Break" guy and why does he speak three times?
Fickell looks like he's about to throw up.
I think the word "exciting" should not be used to describe the off season at OSU.
Or the Titanic.
"Stability in our coaching staff"
Wow, he really looks like he feels thrown to the wolves
While he is talking I can't tell if it seems like he is about to piss his pants or break down crying.
Fickell mentioned Pryor, so much for disassociated....
I love when they have the top returning starters on the left side.*
*Suspended for 5 games.
These are softball questions. Come on, media! Grow a pair and ask some real tough ones!
No recruiting backlash my ass.
I found someone to stand my watch.
looks intense. He looks more impressive than has on prior occasions. But I respect his communication style.
Interesting - I was thinking just the opposite. He didnt seem to be very impressive to me, helping me understand why kids like Hoke in comparison. But this shows just how subjective 'impressive' is.
as i noted above, fickle no longer looks intense. he looked scared, especially in comparison to wilson, who has innate confidence.
the word "prior" when talking about Fickell; he's been dissociated from the program. :-)
No last question for him either? These are some lazy reporters.
Speaking of lobbing softballs, if there was anything to learn from the Jihad, it's that the state of reporting, by beat reporters or "columnists," the emphasis is on lax investigation, scratch the surface via gentle, momentary rubbing, and don't think before asking a question.
Recall the Drew Sharp and BH interaction on whether Michigan was still considered "elite." Despite Sharp having a degree from U-M, he was still unable to come up with anything resembling an intelligent response to Brady's "sez who?" What would have been the intelligent response? How about "looking at the number of seasons over the past 10 that U-M has had fewer than 3 losses at the end of the season, or the number of seasons over the past 10 they've emerged from September undefeated?" Something like that, where it shows EEG activity, and would push the coach to have to think and reply to a deeper context.
Not gonna happen in our sporting journo world, which is why we, in the words of Egon Spangler ("print is dead"), have abandoned mainstream journalism outlets and brick and mortar bookstores, opting for mgoblog and other venues more in tune with our likes/wants/interests.
Sorry for the longish/hi-jacked points, but I had a lot to say!
Kevin Wilson reminds me of Brady Hoke. Both in apperance and his style of speaking
I just pulled a 5* QB bitches!!!!
kevin wilson reminds me of hoke
I like the attitude Kevin Wilson has. If he stays long enough, especially with Kiel coming in, they could get to a little more respectable
Is going to be a very good coach. He certainly acts the part.
Kevin Wilson has big smile on his face since he got Gunner Kiel.
impressive than fickle actually.
Wilson is impressive - just this interview makes me want to root for Indiana a lil' bit.
...and that excites me" - Kevin Wilson
This next new crop of coaches is giving us a ridiculous amount of photoshop material.
For the first time head coach, he is very impressive. One thing that is a little weird, he watched zero film from last year....odd
Wilson had a last question!
If Paterno leads off with "Where am I, and who are you people?" I might die laughing.
Here comes the glasses. This is always good.
He is STILL sour assed about that Wisconsin kid running into him
Joe Pa is a clown
did anybody catch when JoePa asked the media to "speak up wil you guys?" Man that killed me.
I am jealous of JoePa's hair. And he has 40+ years on me.
I love JoePa. How can you not love these meandering stories?
Yeah I love JoePa as well!!!
it's like storytime with grandpa, i mean joepa.
Joe Pa is WINNING. He doesn't try to get up there and impress anyone, doesn't even give an opening statement. Just gets up there and fuckin unloads grandpa stories by the dozen. Loved it, good great grand wonderful.
I love Joe Pa.
(1) He was actively lobbying the Big 10 to bring Syracuse, Rutgers, etc. (East Coast team) into the fold. Don't know if I ever officially heard this before, especially straight from the horses mouth.
(2) About OSU's issues: "I don't know nothin' about that"
(3) He's now in historic mode about when he was hired. The PSU AD who hired him was apparently a Fritz Crisler protege. JoePa mentioned Michigan a few times related to the AD who hired him.
Did JoePa just flick off the media?
Joe Pa just makes me laugh, he talkes in stories, like my grandpa.
That picture of Joe Pa on the field must have been in Notre Dame judging by the length of the grass.
he is bringin' sexy back!
When asked about how it feels to be entering the last year of his contract: "Is this the last year of my contract?"
Priceless stuff. We need Joe Pa at these Media Days in perpetuity.
Who knows, maybe they won't renew his contract?
"We need Joe Pa at these Media Days in perpetuity."
I thought we already did.
You are right, kind sir. I meant going forward...we need a Joe Pa presence at the Media Day 20, 30, 100 years from now. He's just too valuable and the main entertainment at this event. I'm thinking like some sort of animatronic incarnation of him after he quits coaching 10 years from now. I'm sure Jim Delaney has a crack crew of secret operatives working on this as we speak.
Side comment on "Open Thread" commentary:
There is a political blog, Little Green Footballs, which I used to read but stopped when I realized it was a cult of personality for its douchebag moderator. HOWEVA, the guy is a tech genius and his "Open Thread" commentary sections were the most beautiful thing of its kind I've ever seen. At the bottom of the string new comments simply popped up in real time so you did not have to constantly reload.
Don't know if that can be made to happen here, but if it did these open threads would be even more fun.
Fitzgerald talking about what a neat experience it is to play a night game at Northwestern. Heh. I've been to a couple of them there and the visiting team has about 3/4 of the stands filled with their fans.
Fitzgerald was referring to the experience from a player's point of view?
Drink every time Hoke points or says "tremendous" and take a drink every minute that Mark Dantonio doesn't smile.
Thank goodness there's DVR for tonight.
Or when Hoke starts of a sentence with"Well....".
he hasnt pointed yet :(
who cuts it. I mean, that is the new do!
I don't know how you can walk out of your house in the morning with a haircut like that.
the way he says "Michigan" he says it with so much emphasis. it sounds so cool.
Still wont say Ohio State. I love it.
"if you can't get goosebumps for that game, you may not be human"
I love his voice!!!
"The rivalry with OHIO." LOVE IT. Oooh they still have Kellen Jones as one of our top recruits :(
Most of the media addressed JoePa as "Joe" when asking him questions. So far, everyone has addressed Hoke as "Coach". OMG...Hoke has garnered more respect than JoePa from the media!
I like turtles.
I think Hoke was just advocating playing a baseball playoff type series with tOSU...talk about a new tradition
.....DRINK x2 . said it twice talking about G-MATT
I don't think we're rebuilding. We're Michigan.
fuckin A, that's great.
He's rocking it. I love it. It just says piss off to the notion that M needs to rebuild.
Hoke is waiting to see if ND plays Floyd until he decides what to do about Stonum.
Finish your beer.
We are michigan. Arrogant - and AWESOME.
"This might sounds arrogant, but if it is, it is. We're Michigan" Love this answer to why we have been recruiting so well this offseason.
Arrogance...Hoke "gets it".
"This might sound arrogant and if it is it is. We're Michigan. It's Michigan." Fuck Yeah new motto
finally a coach who realizes you must play defense to win.
"Tremendous" count: 9
On OSU moving in the schedule: "That game always needs to be played in the last week of November."
I now officially love Hoke (it was unofficial before).
BECAUSE WE ARE MICHIGAN!
This might sound arrogant, and if it is, it is; but, we're Michigan, this is the winningest school in college football, we have a global eductaion...
He's the man.
Yeah, that was bad ass.
"Thank you, GO BLUE"
Loved every minute
Bo Pelini is the Red Dragon.
All the other fans in the B1G are gonna be so pissed once Hoke starts winning games, because it'll mean that "This is Michigan" is a legitimate answer to any question.
I want Mike Martin to say, "This is Michigan," every time he sacks a QB this season.
He could teach MSU players geography.
It does not take winning football games for "this is Michigan" to be a legit answer.
Haha, true. What I mean to say was that opposing fans will be forced to acknowledge that fact.
To think that at one time I didn't want this guy to be our head coach. I'm an idiot. This guy still hasn't put a foot wrong since he got here. Dare I say: Tremendous!
is Bo Pelini booring.
C'mon, Big 3. You are headquartered in Big 10 country. Why isn't there a GM, Ford, or Fiat logo adorning the podium background? Nothing screams Big 10 like a BMW!
He looks like Peter Stormare. Que Big Lebowski Nihilist quotes. Plus Bo just said the T-word 15 times in a row, he must have had a talk with Lloyd.
This, my good man, is a tremendous insight.
No, Yossarians tree , this man is a nihilists, there's nothing to be afraid of.
or am I (are we) just getting used to his "stature"?? Also less sweating than the intro PC so he's got that goin' for him, which is nice.
PS -- Didn't realize (forgot) that coaches can't talk about specific/future recruits. The ONE reason i left the sound up for the IU portion of the PC. I did notice that the first question was about "recruiting momentum".
PPS - The man is a legend, but.....I predict that if JoePa is at this event next year he will need to be wheeled in on a guerney and have the oxygen mask removed so he can speak.
I thought Hoke looked thinner as well. His new job looks good on him.
Can't wait to hear Dantonio ramble for 12 of his 15 minutes without answering anybody's questions again.
No Jug for you...10 years..NEXT!
Jerry Kill looks like a serial killer... Ironic
I think he looks like a gopher, which is incredibly awesome.
Fack I missed Hoke. I don't even know who this bald guy with glasses and a stache is.
They just needed someone to fill a time slot, nothing to see here.
The new coach for Indiana impressed. Kill looks like a deer in headlights. Things are changing in Indiana. Staying the same in Minnesota.
2 min into it,no smile. Drink 2.
Dantonio has to take an energy shot right before he speaks so that he doesn't bore himself to sleep.
"Kids are working hard at county for off-season work-outs, should be released in time for fall camp."
"All Tats were done by professional inmates and only smokes were exchanged for transactions, tear drops cost ten regular everything else menthol.
He just smiled. now he's blowing JT's memory.
Dantonio called Tressell a "Tragic Hero". What a douche.