Soo... been drinkin' a bit. Thought that I'd post another topic for us to chew one.
The internet is nothing if not opinionated. I've said in the past that I was against the Hoke hire, (12-0 at home, BCS win, embodiment of what's right in CFB), the switch from Tate to Denard, ('bouts to be the rushingest QB in history, smashing every other record too, infectious smile and genuine TEAM mentality), who the hell is Drew Dileo, and why are we recruiting him, (somehow always clutch) and Mr. Gibbons (Keith Stone, brunette girls, as many game winning FGs as anyone in Michigan history).
I present the following, not as flamebait, but as a testament that when things are darkest and we cannot seem to see the light at the end, pieces are coalescing that will rebuild what is broken. Also, I find it interesting and kind of funny.
MGoReaction to the Hoke hire:
(I searched 'Hoke hired' on the MGoSearch and these are among the first comments I found)
God help us: What I need now is to find my tums. This blows.
Please God no.
NO NO NO!
please shoot me in the face
I'm hoping this isn't true. This would mean that both Harbaugh and Miles didn't want to come to Michigan.
What's up with that?
Just hearing this makes me want to Zoltan Mesko a puppy
I'd rather have Wayne Brady than Brady Hoke. Yeah he might make Bryant Gumble look like Malcolm X but he's got those hidden street smarts.
MGoEarlyOpinion of Denard:
(admittedly a much more mixed bag, I couldn't find more but remember a lot of panic towards having Denard step in as the starter)
Does anyone really think Denard's speed deserves all this hype after watching that video? Honestly, he looked quick, but he never took one to the house. Instead of cutting back to find a lane, he just goes out of bounds. I just think if you look at Jeremy Gallon's tape you won't be as impressed with Denard's. Just an observation, perhaps I'm alone in it.
I agree with Obes that it looks like Tate has more wiggle and avoids people better. Robinson, for all his speed didn't seem to do too much juking.
Can he catch the ball??? IMHO.... we need a reality check.. he will not, barring injury to Tate, see significant time at QB. The reality is.... he will take hand-offs, run, and also be used as receiver and return man... Book it, Danno.
Another player who will never contribute and eats up a scholarship. We don't need another WR either.
Dileo is small, thin, undersized, and runs like Dan Quisenberry. He is not a major college WR or RB.
I really feel sorry for him, because someone is giving him some incredibly bad advice.
welker has three things this kid doesn't, speed, acceleration, and leg strength
(honestly, probably warranted criticism)
(from our fearless leader)
So of course Brendan Gibbons wins the job. Gibbons made one of four field goals in the first four games last year and biffed an extra point, whereupon he was sat down until the Wisconsin game. He attempted one field goal the rest of the year, that in the Gator Bowl whitewashing. He missed.
The idea of Gibbons hitting the field again gives me hives. At least this time around there's another option, though it's an option that lost out to Brendan Gibbons. Guh.
I'm sure there is more, but I need to go to sleep now.