The o-zone doesn't mince words trying to depict reality from the other side of delusion, but two of their main points are worth considering.
Basically, Hoke is getting the treatment that they wish Rodriguez had gotten and now they're super-mad that their new coach is finally getting the one thing that they wish their old coach had gotten. Does that make any sense to you?
There's been an awful lot of pessimism in Brian's posts of late, even when the rest of us are pretty happy with the way things have been going. The man's entitled to his grief, but it'd be nice to see him not still chained to the tree stump.
The other thing I've noticed with the new hire is that Michigan fans have become better talent evaluators since Rich Rodriguez left. They used to love his middling recruiting commitments. Now that Hoke has come to power, a three-star kid just doesn't get them as fluttery as it used to.
This is a bigger issue. Tim's recent Hello posts have been served with a lot of salt. Some of the posts call our new recruits mediocre, in more or less words. Even if they aren't the flashiest recruits, it's a harsh attitude to take toward kids whose commitments are saving this year's recruiting class. I only hope they don't end up reading past years' posts and wonder why their "ball skills" aren't being described with the same gusto.