I predict the site crashes after this news.
Borges is Out
So far...so good. Let's keep the good times rolling.
Harbough ...either one for OC . A lock.
I want whatever you're smoking
The Harbaughs would be great, but they haven't been around the college game for a few years. Let's try to hire Gus Malzahn instead.
I LOVE 2014!
I believe we are already a better team in '14.
a minimum today.
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OOOOOHHHH YEEEAAAAHHHHH FEEELS SOOOOO GOOOOOD. (pos) BANG ME!!!
Holy Shit.....I can't believe they actually did it!
Wow - did not expect that. Is this Hoke's "Beilein moment" - shaking up the staff after year three to launch the program to new heights?
Although I don't know how to feel. On the one hand I feel bad for him since he seems like a really good dude. On the other I'm pretty happy Hoke is making a change, hopefully for the better. Do we go after someone big? Or maybe someone solid like Bill Cubit?
Definitely did NOT see this coming, but must say I am for it.
With that said, if Hoke/Brandon are only going to stuff a certain philosophy (must huddle, lack of hurry-up offense, no audible/adjustments to defense, etc.) down a different OC's throat, then it doesn't matter who is the OC. Hire a top-notch OC and let him do his job; let him innovate; let him adjust to defensive alignments. I am not saying Hoke/Brandon did this the last 3 years, but it can't happen if they want Michigan to compete for championships consistently and not get left behind.
Now I am really interested to see who the new OC will be. I would love someone like Mike Bloomgren to come in and be OC/OL, and then hire a dedicated QB coach. Not sure what happens to Fred Jackson. I would imagine they have someone or at least a few candidates before making this decision to let Borges go.
There is no evidence whatsoever that Brandon has any involvement in the Xs and Os of the team, and Hoke has not shown himself to be overbearing in that way either. In fact, Hoke seems to be just the opposite. He seems to delegate well and calls himself a defensive coach.
I did not expect this...I hope he lands on his feet and believe he will.
"Rubberband Man" by the Spinners was playing on my laptop as I got to this. Perfect rhythm...
No shame here
Borges was awful and had no consistency. Anyone with half of a offensive mind can do a better job and I welcome this news.
I predict the site crashes after this news.
I don't think this happens unless there's someone expressing interest, or someone Michigan really thinks they can get. I know, I know, we all thought that after the 2 coaching changes so I could be completely wrong, but there has to be something behind the scenes, right? RIGHT?
Go get Matt Limegrover from NIU.
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Praise The Lord
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"Decisions like these are never easy," said Hoke. "I have a great amount of respect for Al as a football coach and, more importantly, as a person. I appreciate everything he has done for Michigan Football for the past three seasons."
Such decisions never are, and I do respect all the time and effort the entire staff put into this team. In the case of Hoke, it cannot be easy to see someone who left a job and came across the country with you to Ann Arbor go under any circumstances. Like many here, I was not the biggest fan of Borges either, but I do respect the effort all the same and I respect Brady Hoke for standing by his staff throughout the season and waiting until a more opportune moment to make changes. I imagine Borges will land somewhere - best of luck to him.
It looks like Noel Mazzone from UCLA is already in contact with Hoke.
My guess is that if no improvement next year it'll be Hokes Ass. Assistants first, then the head coach.
Its actually a wise move by Hoke.
Say Michigan goes 8-4 (likely given the young line, tough road games) next year...he buys himself a 5th year because the OC needs time to transition.
If Michigan goes 8-4 with Borges...well...that excuse wasn't going to fly.
I never want to celebrate someone being fired but this was really needed. Good Luck to Borges in his future endeavors.
That guy is an idiot, I've been trying to tell people since the 2012 season. Best news of the year!!!
An idiot? No. Not the best coordinator for Michigan? Yes.
this was probably one of the toughest decisions Coach Hoke has ever had to make or be a part of in his career. I am sure there was pressure from above (Rich Alums > Brandon > Hoke) to make a change but this will help Hoke grow as a coach and leader. All the best to Al and hope that that the Rich Alums are backing up their wishes with their pocketbooks so we can retain a well qualified OC. We will never know the full story but let the OC search begin. To all MGoBloggers, fire Up FlightTracker and start watching the comings and goings at the airports.
Very surprised this happened now...guessing it was Brandon who pushed hard (or made the call). It needed to happen, despite the upcoming change for the offense and DG.
they will be coming out of the dead period for contacting recruits in a week if I remember correctly. One of the first priorities is 2015 quarterback. You want to have your coordinator on board with the quarterback.
Their also could have been some concern on feedback on the 2015 recruits. Two possiblities come to mind right away. It's better to sell those individuals and others that you are committed to winning.
On to the OC search!
I'm suprised just like everyone else. I know most people want a big name, but I'd rather have an effective (or is it affective...) OC even if he's an under the radar type. Just figure out how to consistently get us some positive rushing yards PLEASE!!
Do you want him to have a significant effect on outcomes of games, or affect a dramatic pose regardless of outcome?
An affective coordinator is someone who regulates moods or feelings.
An effective coordinator is someone who generates more than 1 YPC against Penn State.
WOOOO CAM CAMERON?
Brandon would have to back up a truck full of money to Cam's house to attract him, I would think.
Best news ever. I haven't been this happy about Michigan football in quite some time. Good riddance Borges. Please fire Funk now!
Holy fuck. This thread took so long to load. I was hoping it was good. POSBANG
He knows he needs to make a change and that 2014 will be a critical season. Given that, he's making a change. Reinforces my faith in the man. Best thing for the team, the program, and probably for Brady's job security, too. May we find someone that can maximize the talents of Gardner and a strong stable of young players...and has effective blocking schemes.
Surprising, but not surprising. Now give me someone aggressive, adaptable, and ready to kick some ass!
It's about time.