No more piped in music
One thing I'd like to keep from the RR era at UM
at the students' section after a win. "All in for Michigan." Living and breathing THE TEAM. Denard Robinson.
singing the victors with the student section is maybe the best thing to come from the RR era. it's so brilliantly obvious, yet it wasn't already a tradition.
I was about to post about singing the Victors, but I'm definitely surprised it came so far down in the thread.
Yes, this 1000 times yes. Maybe I'm biased seeing as how it directly involves the student section plus it means more Lloyd Brady.
Alas this is not to be.
It never was in the first place. 3 years and no decided schematic advantage.
I'm not going anywhere!
Rita's Nacho Dip.
Singing of The Victors in the student section corner of the end zone after the wins at home. Wish there would have been more of those W's, and hoping Coach Hoke can help lead the team to many, many renditions of The Victors with the students.
Denard pwning fools
So long as it's not the towels.
I like how the players sing the victors with the student section. That was new under RR right? Edit: Sorry somebody beat me to it.
A spring game that people go to.
I'll keep my memories of the shootout with Umas...that's all,,,,
/fuck I have a headache
It's like the adults (blue hairs) hijacked the program back (particularly the offense), and told us "The Party's over.. go home."
Senior citizens vote, man. Decision 2011 was over almost as soon as the polls opened.
You're missing the point of why they are coached to hand the ball to the linesman. The idea is to greatly increase the tempo of the game, preventing D subs from coming in and resulting in more possesions for both teams. When tthe team is mediocre this has mixed or bad results. When the team is executing well it lowers the variance in outcome. Smartfootball has a recent analysis of Oregon and their up-tempo approach.
That kind of stops mattering after a touchdown.
I say we keep that whole "Denard scores a touchdown and gets down on one knee and thanks God for making him faster than a Usain-Bolt-Cheetah" thing. I mean, as long as everyone else is cool with it, that is....
spring ball game being a huge deal in AA. the victors walk. singing with the student section. All pretty awesome things how about fast guys playing fast. Maybe with Hoke we can have fast guys playing fast and tough guys playing tough.
We should replace "HARD EDGE" with "WOLVERINES"
The Michigan version of "O Canada"
maybe it's just a caution sign. that beam does look kind of dangerous. maybe near the bathrooms they have the same thing, but it says "WET FLOOR"
I really liked how he took the winged helmet from Tate during practices (when the players questioned his work ethic) because as RichRod said (paraphrased) 'you have to earn the honor of wearing this helmet'.
I think that it is a very good motivational technique - a little fear of having to wear a plain helmet! Also, no helmet stickers, I hate how they look on other helmets and would make ours look too cluttered.
Like others have said before, the Victors Walk and the singing of the fight song with the student section after victories.
After Barwis-type workouts in The Room. Keeps 'em lean and mean like a Wolverine should be. Conversely, I expect to witness the abolishment of chocolate milk as a refresher. That presented the wrong image even if it works, which it didn't so much, apparently.
I want them to keep the pregame routine where they run in concentric circles in opposite directions and then someone blows that whistle and they all run into the center. That looked awesome from the stands and was very intimidating.
Handing the ball to the officials
No trash talking, let their play do the talking
Brock Mealer's continued recovery
I know he's on his way out, but he was a favorite among players and fans.
I thought that was a great idea. Tate has proven that he was not worthy and I think that is a great motivational tool.
Agree on keeping The Victors Walk, sprinting to the other end of the field at the end of the first and third quarters, handing the ball to the official after TD s, running whatever offensive schemes suit Denard Robinson and Devin Gardner best, having the team sing The Victors with the band and the student section after winning games, and elevating the Spring Game to a high level of importance.
Would add these from the RichRod Regime: (1) Continuing the connection with the Mealer family and having Brock Mealer lead the team out of the tunnel at the first game of the season (IF Brock agrees); (2) having permanent captains selected before the season, but adding extra game captains; (3) continuing to allow Roy Roundtree and Jordan Kovacs -- among others -- to speak for the players at press conferences (Roy seems to love the camera time and feel comfortable speaking to the media. How many noticed that nearly every time Jordan Kovacs finished a session with the media, he’d say, "Thank you" before leaving the podium?); (4) emphasizing academic improvement; and (5) finding an incoming recruit who can serve as an unofficial recruiter for his fellow classmates (like Ricardo Miller last season, and apparently Justice Hayes this season). I’d also like to see continued improvement for the Countdown to Kickoff series on MGoBlue that brought fans better understanding of the players and coaches as the opening game approaches.
Not sure if I like the idea of helmet stickers being used by a coach who professes to want everything to be about The Team. Earning Wings might fulfill Coach Hoke's request that players have to be most responsible to their teammates, but I'd wonder whether that could hurt team morale. I also don't know whether the individual pre-season dinners at position coaches' homes have to be continued, but the coaches and players should consider whether to keep that going.
Would hope that regardless of whether there will be honorary game captains from among the Michigan football alumni, the presence of UM football alumni at home games should be recognized in some meaningful way. Also hope that the continued presence of members of the Michigan football team at Mott Children’s Hospital, the Mock Rock charity event and other community events will be encouraged.
I loved the way RR really pushed the open try outs in the spring. I know they did this in the past and it wasn't new, but he really liked the idea of everybody getting a chance to show what they were made of. It was less about finding players, and more giving the students a chance to get a closer connection to the program, and letting them say "I tried out for the Michigan football team." I hope Hoke continues making this a big deal, and or better yet making it a bigger deal, like an all campus event.
I would like to keep the earning of the winged helmet in spring practice and etc. I thought this was very cool. It could be a great new tradition.
It would be great if one of Joe Montana's sons QB'd every team we play in 2011.
BBQ at the Big House should be retained as well...What a great and unique idea for recruiting...which other than the Pahokee pipeline, might be the only positive recruiting tools RR left behind.
Open spring game / Alumni spring game
Read option (as a change of pace - so beautiful when it works)
Barwis (we'll miss you Wolf King!)
Singing with the students after a game
BBQ at the Big House
Hearing him remind the kids after a win, "Stay hungry! Stay humble!"
The feeling that our offense could someday score 80 points and was something to be feared and planned against....
the ball handoff to the official definitely big +1. Michigan Man class all the way. We know we're good, we don't need a stupid dance to prove it. look at the scoreboard!