I am unable to embed, and for this I should be negged. But there's going to be a special tribute to Lloyd Carr before kick-off for Nebraska. Also, rally towels. He'd like you to be there at 11:45
Coach wants you in your seats early
There is an Adidas logo on Hoke's shirt! Curse you Dave Brandon!!!
They're on the jerseys too!
Clearly DB has completly sold out at long last.
haha that was so unnatural for hoke...he definitely wanted to throw in a WELLLLL at the beginning of the video
There r also flyover and card stunt
Looks to me as if Hoke was about to crack up laughing in the beginning there. I'll be in my seat at 11:45 sharp. Hoping for a great start to Thanksgiving week back in the Mitten.
He was just reminiscing about his efforts to drink all the beer in Muncie. He knows perfectly well the challenges students face on Saturday morning.
On good authority that Coach was about to laugh thinking about the last 4 cameras he broke when he pointed at the camera to indicate "you". The man's finger is a registered WMA (Weapon of Mass Awesome!).
Every week I'm there at 11:20 so I do my part
Maybe I'd be there early for a 3:30 game, but those 15 minutes are better spent drinking. Only two more years of being a student, then I've got the rest of my life to be an alum that shows up early to enjoy the pregame festivities.
Tell college students "Be there at 12:00" and they'll show up at 12:15. Ergo, you tell them to come early.
You'll never, ever remember that last beer at one of the endless tailgates you'll go to in your life. You just may remember what happened at the game forever.
I have a vague recollection of drinking the last beer at what may have been a tailgate.
In fact I try to get there to see us touch the banner. But with exceptions (Brock Mealer, UTL/Des) I would rather have fun with my best friends than stand for another 30 minutes to see warmups etc.
Get your besties to show up to the game early with you. Best of both worlds
There are a lot of hidden benefits to showing up early. You meet the other die-hards, and it gets to be a good hang-out time. Also, showing up 30-40 minutes early at Yost for 4 years got me the chance to meet Rich Rod (back when that was exciting) and to chat with Jack Johnson's dad regularly while passing out papers for people to hold up during the announcement of the line-ups. Wouldn't have missed showing up early for much of anything.
Here's a thought...you don't have to be hammered to make noise. Even when you're sober, your mouth still works! What a concept.
You can gather your friends on Dec. 3, have them all wake up early, get a keg, dance around to Don't Stop Believing till as late as you want (make sure to get the people with student tickets to get to the Iowa St game though). You're telling me your drinking time is valuable? You can drink any other day of the week as late as you want. How often do you get to see Michigan play? Show up early and show support for your team. By getting there early you're showing your team and the country that Michigan fans care about Michigan football. And plus, how often does your plan of arriving right at kickoff actually work? That Purdue game was an embarrassment.
You can show up to your tailgate an hour early as well as leave an hour early to go to the game. Also, let's make some noise. This isn't purdue (Not that it should matter), but seriously. I'll probably yell at both pussy students and wine and cheese alums if they aren't screaming their heads off while we're on defense.
It's an imposter. "Hoke" didn't point at anyone.
Glad I'm not responsible for cleaning up the stadium afterward. I'll have to hold the cards up for the people in front of me too probably. It's amazing - they time it so they come in right at kick off every time. I really like all the pre-game stuff myself. Go Blue!
Follow his eyeballs. He's clearly reading off a cue card. Real Michigan Men don't use cue cards!!!!!!!!
all the Busch Light I can without the extra 15 minutes? It is stupendously ridiculous to make me shotgun that much more Busch Light faster.
Tributes, card stunts, rally towels, all for Nebraska? I can only imagine what they'll do for the OSU game. Maybe a 5 year anniversary of the passing of Bo. Either way I can't wait.
Lloyd Carr tribute right before the very first conference game against Nebraska? I'm sure nobody was thinking of 1997 at all...
I didn't even notice the towels part at first. Ohhh my goddd I'm just picturing 100,000 towels...
I think the Athletic Department should start letting us bring beer to games. It'd be the best of both worlds!
Cutting into my tailgating time. I'll see you all right before the kickoff.
I'm guessing the rest of us will do fine without you.
Hoping thanksgiving weekend is no excuse for the place to be filled up with almost all MICHIGAN fan 15 minutes before kickoff ROCKIN, and barely any ugl yscarlett red ohio fans.
09' game was one of the lowest points of Michigan football. Being there when half the stadium was screaming o-h-i-o was embarrassing. I know that Hoke will never let that happen again.
I am counting the days and hours until the Ohio game. I'm already planning out the morning and what time we need to get there to see the drumline and march in with the band. It can't come soon enough. But first, Nebraska.
So humiliating. We're going to rock those bitches.
Weeelll...Ill be there early!!
Is there a way to watch this on TV (or on the computer)? ESPN coverage does not kick in until noon (bastards!). Any help here?
This is the one time where the Big Ten Network comes in handy because they almost always show the majority of the pregame. I hope ESPN doesn't show a 10 second flashback of it at halftime.
I'm a little surprised that none of the first 24 commenters seems to be at all conflicted about the idea of participating in a Lloyd Carr tribute right now. I won't be in attendance on Saturday, but if I were going to be, I know I would be doing some soul-searching to decide whether I'm ready to even do so much as hold up a piece of card stock to honor a guy who couldn't bring himself to do one interview to try and keep his team from hitting rock-bottom in a historic way, a few years ago.
Seriously - nobody?
Just as Rich Rodriguez was not the nefarious hillbilly intent on destroying Michigan traditions the way so many alleged, neither is Lloyd Carr the personification of evil incarnate that others say he is. Carr didn't cover himself with glory during the last three years, but he's also done quite a bit for the university in addition to the football side of things. Like anybody else, Lloyd has his strengths and weaknesses, but I don't see any point in the continued bashing of either RR or LC.
In terms of the damage done to the program, and to RR individually, I believe whatever Carr did, or did not do, pales in comparison with the actions of Michael Rosenberg and Mark Snyder.
It is hard not to feel a little negative towards Carr. And I was a big fan of his, I even have a picture standing with him when I ran into him at the Detroit Auto Show a few years back. He definitely did a lot for Michigan football, the University and several prominent charities in the Ann Arbor area but he also chose not to help RR for some reason so I understand the idea of being conflicted.
For some reason, any opposing view on this site now gets marked flamebait so I guess this will as well, even though I am an alumn, a long time season ticket holder and lifelong M fan.
I appreciate the effort you took to unhide my question and respond to it instead of just trying to throw an additional Flamebait on the pile. I agree about the deadness of the RR horse and although I am honestly still trying to decide how I feel about him, I generally wouldn't bring LC up on the MGoBoard either if he weren't actually involved in the news at hand.
I'm still hoping to get John U. Bacon to share some of his feelings on LC going forward (at the Columbus AAUM book signing next week), but I'll definitely take your Carr vs. Freep (et al.) perspective into account.
. . . honor a guy who couldn't bring himself to do one interview to try and keep his team from hitting rock-bottom in a historic way, a few years ago.
This is completely untrue. One example: Carr sat in with Beckmann and Brandstatter for an extended period during the Penn State game in 2009 and had nothing but positive things to say about Rodriguez. Brian himself mentioned this interview in this column, and he included the following quote from a Chengalis article about Carr's appearance:
"Rich is a young guy, (and) he's got a great background for such a young guy," Carr said during his interview with Frank Beckmann and Jim Brandstatter. "What we're seeing here offensively throughout this season is a great thing for the future of Michigan football."The transition a year ago you could expect (the struggles) because what they were looking for in a quarterback. Certainly what we have here is exciting. I'm excited for the future." …"I've had a lot of conversations with Rich Rodriguez down through the last 18, 20 months, and I told him from the beginning if he needed me for any reason, just call me," Carr said. "I did not want to be a coach who's at practice and hanging around and answering questions from the media about what I saw. I didn't think that was good for Rich or our program."
From my read, the book paints Carr as being essentially absent after being initially a negative when he was supportive of players transferring.
Even living through it, I cant personally recall Carr coming out and being supportive although I also dont recall anything negative. As a fan, I feel like he could have done more.
it is mentioned in the book.
BRCE's response sounds a little apologist-y, but it's accurate. JUB mentions Rick Leach letting loose on the radio, and says that it caused two responses from LC: he did the booth appearance in question, and he had a super-rare lunch meeting with RR (and Bill Martin and JUB, if I remember correctly - my 3&O is loaned out right now) in which he told RR, essentially: call off your dogs. (How Rick Leach is RR's dog, I can't imagine.)
JUB certainly doesn't try to dissuade the reader from thinking this reaction was too little, too late, too self-serving on LC's part, but for the skeptic, there's always the possibility that JUB needed a villain or whatever.
Is it possible that some of the cards can be disguised as students?
Looking at you alumni to go stand in the student section with these cards!
are only for the south half of the stadium ... not the student section.
This week, I saw DB speak a the b-school to a group of mostly students (and one old guy who asked if slippery rock is coming back to the big house), and he stressed being there on time, especially for Nebraska. He kind of hinted at something really big before the game. I have a feeling there will be some sort of surprise.
What did he say in response to the Slippery Rock question?
I've wanted to ask this question for years!
He said that he was looking into using the big house for other events (IE: Big Chill). He didn't mention anything about slippery rock, but the students there cheered at the mention of it during the question
wants all the UofM fans to get their fannies in their seats by 11:45am...... or another hooker dies.....
Maybe Hoke was reading all of the candy ass excuses from the "What's wrong with..." threads a week or so ago.
The "he won with another guy's players" argument is pretty tiring. I'm not sure Ron Zook wins the 2006 national championship if he doesn't get fired at Florida, but by your logic, Meyer just won it with someone else's guys so he totally pulled a Jimmy Stuart on the sidelines too. Right?
Carr won 5 Big Ten titles and got pretty close to a shot at the marbles in 2006; making him out to be some sort of Luke Fickell is a low blow and revisionist history.
Lloyd Carr won the first National Championship for Michigan since pre-Bo times. Can the man get some credit?
LC was the DC and had been on the staff since 1980. You don't think he helped recruit a lot of the guys on that championship team?
Ignorant Michigan fans....tisk tisk.
Lloyd Carr. He blew game after game for us with top notch talent. Don't tell me he won a national title blah blah. Anyone with any football intelligence would tell you from watching him coach he was a complete joke, got outcoached time and time again. He is a jack ass. Ruined my life for 10 years. Only because of Chuck Dub was I able to live right in 97.
a horrible guy..He only won 5 BIG TEN Titles,and a National Title,ran a clean program and graduated players....Yeah what a looser .....
Him as a coach. Put the film on. It's amazing how little people pay attention to the actual game of football. For instance against Iowa this year we were completely outcoached and not prepared from the kick. Pay attention people.