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I don't think they changed Les at all actually
national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
If I tell you it's Easter, you better start looking for eggs.
Some folks call it a sling blade, I call it a kaiser blade.
For not being about our ugly uniforms
So hot. Milk was a bad choice.
Wait..we have new uniforms? What about the tradition?
I kinda like it but whoa guyz tradition is only so good I mean I can has blue and maize but why am I better than rival fans? I don't know man Alabama Norte dame night games whoah Michigan state we'we uniforms but hey kidz like me so if it helps gets us back in the title race cool beans.
Tenim un nom el sap tothom. Barca, Barca, BAAARCA!
This is I think where the Scotch is affecting you. Cheers!
I love Scotch. Scotch, Scotch, Scotch. Here it goes down. Down to my belly.
Disgruntled former moderator. I got a lot of problems with you people!
I think you should stop hanging out with Hagerup so much
"The straightest line from A to B is straight: From A to B"
"When you have Denard Robinson, you can have everything"
I like the hire for two reasons:
1. He did a great job at Utah State and,
2. I won't have to change my name to Plays With Squirrels and renounce society.
"I tried to but a pencil in the light socket but it was too wide and didn't fit so I used a paperclip."-Terrelle Pryor, Future Rhodes Scholar
I like it because he is the only coach to both win and lose a bowl of potatoes!
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They seem to be really excited about this. I don't know much about him, but I'm surprised to see just how excited they are.
Football is both an identity and a terminal illness. A rhythm and a chaos and an opiate for the mind all at once.
-Johnny Danbury (umichedme.blogspot.com)
26-22 isn't a great record but I would imagine they are excited because he is coming off an 11-2 season.
I'm sure it will take a few years to see if he is average like his career record suggests he is or can win 10+ games consistently
I get that. But based on the (very limited) comments I've heard, they sounded SHOCKED he went to Madison. Like, "I can't believe we got him!" sort of comments.
well, his turn around job at Utah State was on par with Hoke's at SDSU
and Utah State almost beat them at home this season
and they were resigned to hiring Dave Clawson just hours ago
When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when your team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing. -- Bo Schembechler
That kind of plays into my point. While Wisconsin isn't historically Michigan, the comparison of coaches is similar: a lot of people around these parts weren't ecstatic about the hire including our fearless leader. The overwhelming sentiment on their behalf is unabated joy.
you have to consider their coaching search
literally this afternoon the rumor mill was indicating that they were going to hire one of two mediocre MAC coaches or the DC of the 31st ranked defense in the NFL. Instead, they hired a guy who somehow won 11 games at a school with a historical .329 winning percentage, almost beat them at home this season and coordinated a defense that beat Saban's Alabama in a BCS bowl.
And as a Michigan fan who loved the Hoke hire, I can't really sympathize
Sorry if I'm wrong, not trying to be a dick.
Anyway, I giggled when reading some of you saw that Wiscy fans were ecstatic, but the reason I giggled was that I thought they were probably happy to get any damn coach at this point.
They were probably feeling like we were during our search in 2007. I personally wish him luck because I hope he keeps them as a contender in case stupid Delaney and his divisions tinkering or untinkering, keeps us and Ohio separate.
We need somebody to deal with them in the next few years till PSU recovers, however effing long that will take.
On a side note, If O'Brien can somehow pull miracles and keeps them looking like contenders, to no avail for 3 more years, it would be pretty damn impressive and he would get a lot of wooers from college and pro besides being able to beat Ohio or give them a tough game(s).
Should be a very interesting next few years, especially with us getting back to contender status, as it should be fergodsakes!
The guy did:
1) Win Utah State's first outright conference title since 1946
2) Win Utah State's second bowl ever.
Obviously "who knows" should be the default reaction to most hires, but Andersen's a good coach.
Remember Hoke was below .500 when he came to UM. A bad record or "average" record does not mean that is how that coach is.
I completely agree.
...as a good coach or not, at least by Michigan standards, has yet to be determined.
Hoke hasn't had a "successful" season yet by his own defined standard.
That said, the defense certainly has returned from the walking dead. Now we need to see if we can arrive at a championship caliber offense.
I just listened to the "Solid Verbal Podcast" because a friend recommended it (I thought it was okay), and they were singing his praises.
Greetings from Bolivia.
"It's special how the real true people hang together. And if you don't support the program you're not a true Michigan guy. It's that simple." - Gary Moeller
Love TSV. Give it a few listens--those guys really know their stuff.
Yeah, I think he's a very good coach but I also want to know how well he would have done without Kerwynn Williams. Either way, I'm glad to see another decent coach in the B1G.
When do all the assistants quit?
Polonium 210 is the new dilithium.
He'll be good for them
"Ohio is like a giant turd that Michigan just can't pinch off"
RR would be good for us?
You said the R word!
Bo' Money Bo' Problems
To be fair, he is a spread coach. I never thought I would see the day where Wisconsin would run the spread offense...assuming he takes his system with him....
He's a defensive guy. I'm not sure he's wed to any offensive system.
Why would you not want Wisconsin to get a good coach? They are probably the only team standing between OSU and a guaranteed annual spot in the B1G championship game for the forseeable future.
We ARE Michigan....COME GET SOME!!!
Sorry if this sounds douchey but I don't really wish luck for them. I feel like they have a dirty program but everyone feels obligated to like them or something.
Not that I loved Rich Rod less, but that I loved Michigan more.
Can you elaborate?
Their ex-coach was a douchey meat head, but I wouldn't go as far as to call them a dirty program.
Maybe it is the Dewar's talking but after seeing one of their players try to tear one of our guys' knee ligament and have nothing happen to him, and that was not an isolated incident, but to have that in your program and nothing be done about it, and besides the "meathead" coach is still a representation of the program and the values they promote. That's all I got.
We kind of need them to do well. Indiana, Illinois, Penn St, and Purdue aren't very good at football.
penn st? says who? And i will go on the record of saying indiana will be a tuff team to beat in the near future
I will go on record saying that Indiana will be the Detroit Lions. Always on the verge, looks good on paper, but never quite gets it together.
Agreed. Even if, by some miracle, Kevin Wilson actually gets Indiana "over the hump" and transforms them into a competent squad he will be gone in a heartbeat to a better program.
His picture hope they have good dentist at UW
I guess the B1G money hasnt kicked in yet. Sorry but Wisconsin filling their vacancy by getting the coach of Utah State is another example of our conference going on the cheap when it comes to HCs. And until we spend some of the B1G network cash on big time coaches we can expect to stay second fiddle or worse to the SEC.
Big time coaches like Gus Malzahn?
LOOK AT ALL THOSE GREAT ESS EEE SEE HIRES
2 Arkansas State coaches
the offensive coordinator of Maryland
the defensive coordinator of Texas
the defensive coordinator of Florida State
the offensive coordinator of Florida
the offensive coordinator of Florida State
Add in Pinkel (from Toledo) and you get 9 out of 14 coaches who were either hired from mid majors or from coordinator positions. BOY THEY REALLY DO IT UP IN THE ESS EEE SEE
Arkansas hiring a coach who has just won 3 straight Big Ten titles. Tennessee hiring a coach who had a fairly successful run at Cincy. Florida hiring one of the 'hot' coordinators who was next in line to be the head coach at Texas. Mississippi St hiring one of the 'hot' coordinators away from Urban Meyer at Florida. South Carolina hiring a coach who had already won a NC in college. Alabama hiring a coach who had already had a successful run in the Big Ten at MSU and in the SEC at LSU. Georgia hiring one of the 'hot' coordinators away from Florida St. LSU hiring a guy who had been successful in the Big Ten and then a guy who had been successful in the Big 12.
The SEC mainly hires coaches who have either been successful head coaches at BCS schools or coordinators from some of the top programs in the country. The Big Ten seems like they mainly hiring coaches from mid-major programs.
I guess its a do you prefer people with previous head coaching experience or not argument, clearly the sec has had it working for them. However Anderson was the dc at utah when they beat bama in the sugar bowl in 08, his team has won 15 of 18 and the 3 losses have come by a combined 6 points, he is only 48, and he just turned down the colorado and cal coaching jobs a few weeks ago. This counts as a good hire.
We won't know whether it's a good hire for 3-4 years.