Dave Brandon is all
but us fans are all
because the coaching search is all
Dave Brandon is all
but us fans are all
because the coaching search is all
" I have to go to the next session"
So, he's at the AFCA conference just as a general attendant or what?
Our NEXT FUCKING COACH be attending the FUCKING COACHING SESSIONS !!!!!!
Then he's going to meet with each one and watch while they evaluate the film and breakdown how they and the other candidates performed.
he's going to have a 4-hour meeting with each candidate, sleep on the decision overnight, and then hold a press conference the next morning stating that the candidate has not been hired and announcing the commencement of a national coaching search.
there's a long list of assistant coaches presenting, as well as in attendance. i don't put it past DB to also be testing the waters with various coordinators to see who would be willing to join in the event certain staff from our next coach's staff stay put.
i.e. an ardent LSU fan has told me that the chance of Miles bringing his DC to Ann Arbor is next to 0%
i can see him setting up a booth like one would at some industry convention or job fair.
Translation of this statement:
"Calm down, please calm down, because if you freak out I freak out and then were all freaking out and oh my god, just stop! I understand we need a football coach and i am trying to find one that will take it! Hoke may still take it (maybe) but if you want a coach you have to let me hire a coach because pretty soon we are not going to have a coach and nobody will be our coach and oh my god, just calm down!! Jon Gruden isn't going to be our coach! He hasn't coached football in years and have never coached college. Oh my god calm down! I a meeting with Miles but he is coaching right now at one of the best teams in the country and he is totally not taking it but oh my god calm down! We will just hire Hoke and he is a Michigan man and that is what you wanted and he runs the ball and oh my god!!! Go Blue.
Upon further review:
DB: "I'm gathering as much information as possible by talking to a bajillion people and coaches. This information includes: What the hell is wrong with our program, how we can make it better, who can make it better and how quickly this can happen. Please stop emailing me because I am getting information a bajillion times better that anything you can provide from actual coaches and agents. Bajillion. Thank you. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Our fan base is of their rocker...
I will think however I want to think about this process! I will support whoever I want to support in regards to this process! Telling your underlings back at Dominos Pizza how to think might work since you are paying them! You however are in a different arena now and I don't have to smile and nod at you because you are my moron boss and my job depends on being a yes man! Please stop telling all Michigan fans how to think and react to this process! We don't have to smile and nod and blow smoke up your ass like the people you currently employ! We get the freedom to smile and nod if we want, or look at you confused and cross eyed! I'm sure most Michigan fans will support whoever the new coach is when he is named, I know I will! However, that does not make your insane "process" OK! Now please try and control the things you can control (like hiring a coach), and let the Michigan family control (or lose control) of what they can control (like our emotional stability)! That is all!
Did I mention !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
to HTTP 403 error you very much.
What most of us feel. Except less emphatically.
Note to self: If ever in position of power in athletic department anywhere, remember that fans want everything to be done within 24 hours and to be informed of every single aspect of the process. Also remember not to get involved with fans in general.
not to bitch publicly when fans act exactly like you should have expected them to act.
That he has taken the time to actually post this when we don't have a coach on the 10th of January. "Pimp hand" looking like the "Gimp hand"
According to some of you, DB has gone from pimp hand to clusterfuck in a matter of days.
3 weeks ago, had Sparty voiced a derogatory opinion on the man, we'd have neg-banged him to Bolivia.
Sparty and Brutus get to say whatever they want this week; more power to them.
Hopefully, DB pulls a decent coach out of his ass, because I would truly hate for them to get in the habit of trolling with utter impugnity.
I don't understand why you'd want a shitty coach.
"Getting our football program turned around quickly is our goal, and having our fans and supporters "jump on board" early with our new coach will help him be successful -- which is what we all want!"
I guess Goldie Hawn is out of the running
Can't wait for the eventual presser...
Dave Brandon: It is with great honor that I introduce the next coach of Michigan! Though light on experience, he makes up for it with unbridled enthusiasm! The next coach of the Michigan Wolverines football team! THE EXCLAMATION POINT!
Exclamation Point: !!!!!!!!!!
Dave Brandon: Filling out the staff with be the new Offensive Coordinator...CAPS LOCK.
CAPS LOCK: WE WILL RUN THE SPREAD. DENARD FOR HEISMAN.
Dave Brandon: And at Defensive Coordinator...Question Mark.
Question Mark: ?????
We're hiring Hoke. Get over it.
What a giant pack of douche bags we are as a fan base. Look at how many of you are so damn negative. First you shit all over RichRod for three years and drive him out of town without giving him a chance, now you turn your rabig 'holier than thou' negativity onto Brandon for, God forbid, actually reaching out to fans to give them an update while asking them to rally behind the new coach. The whole point of the man's message was please leave the negativity at the door. Get positive with whomever we hire - it will do wonders for recruiting, for the media, and for any chance the team has to resume it's winning ways. But no, just a giant pack of negative dicks, lining up again - one after the other. Seriously, go root for the another team. UM football doesn't need you.
i agree with your message. do note that a majority of the people who said "Fire RR, Harbaugh's dying to be here" now, in order to defend their message, claim DB "fucked it up" in order to not be wrong. very few people said "let's fire RR if we can get a coach better." it was "ANYBODY'S BETTER" expecting Harbaugh to come into Ann Arbor on a Greyhound bus.
Bus? I thought he was going to walk..... barefoot.... over broken glass.... make that crawl....backwards... OOOPS
I remember a lot of people saying Fire RR ONLY if you have Harbaugh. When Brandon waited until after the bowl most of us thought he would either retain RR or get Harbaugh. Brandon chose option 3. I hope he gets a good coach and it all works out but fans have a right to question his process because Michigan football is being ripped apart in the national media right now. National perception is reality for most recruits, unless you are Drew Sharp and think Michigan is a regional program.
We expected our AD to not get caught with his pants down. And not to wait till the new year to be flailing into the night. He kept saying he had a plan when he had none. Find out in December if Harbaugh was really coming or not, and fire the coach then. And have time to search for other candidates. Or decide to keep Rich then, and let him recruit (and maybe coach not under a cloud). The waiting till the bowl to get more data corporate BS reeks of a guy who didn't have a plan or wanted to make a decision, so he was hoping the bowl game could make his decision easier to swallow. It did, but not in the way he had planned for, and he hadn't locked up any agreement with Harbaugh, so he was left at the alter, and now he's rushing to find a replacement. Just about anyone he hires now he could have had 2 days after OSU. The only mistake made by people wanting Rich gone was assuming Brandon wasn't talking out of his ass the whole time. That was definitely wrong.
A team meeting is scheduled for Tuesday PM
That is potentially highly valuable information.
I sure remember a lot of grumpy FIRE LLOYD CARR people and the "sackcarr.com" web site a few years ago. Even Bo had his critics as he neared the twilight of his career.
The fact is, as long as Michigan loses more than zero games per season, there will always be angry alumni and fans who complain the current coach isn't good enough. Those will be the guys who make the most noise and start campaigns to get the coach fired. It's up to the athletic director to tune the loudmouths out... and perhaps not change coaches every three years.
I am irked that David Brandon is saying "be happy with whatever I decide". There will always be critics of his decision, and he needs to be able to answer that criticism.
I agree with you on Carr, but not on RR. It is different to want to get rid of a guy who has an 80% win ratio over 14 years and never a losing season vs. one who set the record at Michigan for losses in a sing season.
People complained endlessly about Carr. Still do. Mo lost 4 games twice, and was on the hot seat. Bo couldn't win bowl games and was a dinosaur. People are always unhappy unless you win every year. People complained about Texas and Florida this year after the run they've had. Heck, Spurrier left for the NFL because he was sick of every year not being good enough. Fans suck, basically.
it's Brady Hoke. Just feels like he knows how many people don't want Hoke and is trying to calm the fears.