anyone remember Miami (YTM) against Oklahoma? This is what I am singing: "Bye Bye Bor-ges. We hate to see you go"
Borges is Out
I love 2014!!
McGary was injured in the year that shall never be named again.
I liked Gorgeous Borges and wanted him to do well.
Didn't so much like the results, though, so good move by Brady.
I don't think you can get rid of him and keep Funk, though.
Thank u sweet baby Jesus!
Just came back to the thread and surprised there hasn't been at least one downvate from a Borges supporter. 90 upvotes is a beautfiul thing
First of all thank you Al Borges. Without a doubt you did your best under difficult circumstances depsite the results you deserve respect for your considerable efforts on behalf of the Michigan football program. If it is your desire to continue coaching may you land on your feet in an excellent program.
I've repeatedly said that only Hoke and Brandon had the necessary information to make these kinds of decisions. In a perfect world Hoke made this decision without pressure in consultation with Brandon. A head coach's autonomy with regard to his staff selections is important and needs to be respected. I would be concerned should it prove that Brandon leveraged Hoke about retaining Borges.
I'm hopeful that Brady and Brandon have already identified a replacement OC and have sorted out all the various issues involved in making this change. I'm hopeful that this will prove a positive change to the program. For the record not every option out there is a better choice that Al, and this selection at this point in the transition is critical.
I am concerned about the impact on recruiting and the impact on the players of installing a 3rd offensive system in four years. I'm concerned on the impact on the rest of the staff and their chemistry.
Coaches are paid to make the tough decisions and there is no doubt that this was a difficult and risky call on Hoke's part. However it turns out Hoke deserves our respect for his commitment to doing what he thinks is best for the program.
Don't lose too much sleep with your concern. This will only help recruiting, trust me. Nobody was coming here for Al Borges.
I haven't felt optimism like this since the Hoke hire... excited for next year! The status quo was not going to cut it!
I joined just to celebrate Borges' departure.
I guess more at the timing than anything but WOW. As much as I hate to see someone get fired and can't stand these people who are acting like this is the second coming. I can only say best of luck Al. I was the last guy off the RR train and it looks like the last guy off the Borges train, why you ask? Because I hate to see people lose their jobs. I guess this is more the win now mentality of the NCAA but it just don't seem fair. I hear this is a family here at the University of Michigan but if you don't win say, at least a share of the B1G in three years you are not gonna be part of this family. Having said all that, I am excited for the future because at times (during this past year) I wondered if a change might help. I will never pretend to know the x's and o's of football but at times we did seem to be over matched. So thanks Al and welcome to the family Doug and to you and your family best of luck.
I just went through the last 3 years of Michigan recruiting on rivals.com and noticed that the only higher profile recruit that Borges recruited was Morris? Anyone else know who he recruited or did he just stay away from it?
Seems like Mattison had a hand in landing some offensive recruits too?