That and the stupid "snake oil" comment. I hope RR saved some special plays for our friend Hope.
Purdue's Danny Hope Has To Answer For Santino
The snake oil comment was actually from Joe Tiller.
I find Hope guilty by association.
but they can both go to hell together.....oh wait, they already spent time in Indiana
The Buttcrack of America
Michigan can make a road sweep of the state of Indiana. Would be AWESOME!!
Yeah, we could wipe them out.
Seriously, though, I agree.
Indiana is the armpit to Michigan's Hand of America...
That's one tiny arm.
Or one Giant Hand!
We beat Purdue and we're 3-0 against teams from Indiana.
...If that's the reason we got Roy Roundtree, then we could use a helluva lot more Snake Oil in our recruitment process. Kid's a baller! #1 jersey look out!
The play I'm going to pay special attention to this year is the end-of-game handshake. However, RR seems too classy of a guy and will probably just run the standard play.
think they have to gain by antagonizing the Michigan staff. It's all quite bizzarre.
They are poking a bear with a stick. They better be ready for what happens when that bear wakes up.
Purdue is all set to become RR's version of the Illini. Bo used to always throttle the life out of Illinois because they fired Moeller after only three years.
The best part about that fact is that, with this offense, the bear is actually a fighter plane-flying polar bear armed with nuclear weapons. I don't see any reason to refrain from continuing to put up points. Anything less than 77 points will be uncivilized.
and say that the reason that Reckman got suspended was because he hit a player not only after the end of a play, but after the end of the game. It was obvious that he hit the guy out of frustration. Danny Hope needs to take his sorry ass porn stache and commence fucking off.
No doubt, the player did an unclassy thing and deserved the suspension. Is doing a second unclassy thing going to rectify it? What is Hope teaching the kid? That he is not accountable for his own actions.
I hope after Saturday's win at Purdue, Rich Rod brings Denard with him to the post-game handshake and says, "This is a future heisman trophy winner, get yourself one."
Id go with the classic "man.. this Roundtree guy I got just never runs out of steam.... think it boils down to his work ethic...?"
I especially like the 'boiler' references - steam, boils... Stick it to the Boilermaker..
I hate that Michigan has to even care about teams like Purdue anymore. I hate that Purdue gets to think that it's anything but Purdue. They get to sit and make snide comments and ridiculous statements that aren't true. I would be no happier if we destroyed Purdue this weekend. I'll also take a victory with a slight margin as well.
Purdue? I want to return to the day when there is no reason to think about Purdue other than I hope nobody gets hurt during the game that we win without ant drama.
Everyone hates ant drama!
you know how you fix ant drama, grab yourself a magnifying glass
I hate that UM fans seem to have fuzzy recolection of anything that happened prior to 2008.
1995 W 5-0 H
1996 L 3-9 A
1999 W 38-12 H
2000 L 31-32 A
If coach Rod wins Saturday and at home next year he will have started off against Purdue much like our previous coach... And I left out several subsequent "way to close" victories that we most definitely "cared" about.
I seem to remember some pretty good quarterbacks passing through West Lafayette, including two of the top-three NFL QBs this year in terms of passing yardage. Oh, and Mike Alstott.
Tiller was ana amazing coach. He had more upsets against ranked than any other coach out there and he put QBs in the NFL. To compare a Danny Hope shit show to Tiller....
That 1995 game was epic. I was a junior that year and by the end of the game the Big House was about 30% filled. It started out cloudy, then it started raining in the first half, then it started sleeting, and then it turned to snow. It was colder than a witches tit and neither offense could do anything in that weather.
Didn't we at the time have a long consecutive 102,501 attendance streak (this was before the 1st of 2 rennovations)? Well, this game definitely broke that...it barely cracked 100,000 and the few people that were there for the announcement couldn't have been more surprised we hit that. The attendance is supposedly based on tickets received at the gate...not sold.
Thank god for parents weekend for freshmen and a few other programs or we wouldn't have the XX games above 100,000 streak we have today.
My roommate's dad just kept saying "It was a baseball score!...It was a baseball score!" so many times I wanted to punch him in the neck...well not really.
I remember standing there in the student section in the sleet with my arms spread wide, laughing. It was surreal. And I remember the crowd being extremely loud, louder than an average game with probably 1/2 the number of spectators. Those who stayed were definitely true Blue. And cold.
Nate DeLong MVP of that game. Definitely turned the field a few times with his punting. Sad that he didn't stay all four years.
went to my HS, my older brother was his long snapper in HS.
The attendance is supposedly based on tickets received at the gate...not sold.
No, it's based on sold tickets plus invited guests. That's why the streak dates back to 1975. We obviously did not have anywhere near 100K at the '95 PU game.
Funny I saw the bentley.umich.edu page and it says officially two other games in 1995 were below 102,501 and not Purdue:
Virginia (dreisbach/mercury hayes last-play-of-game TD): 101,444
Can you watch the tape again and count the fans at the Purdue game? That would be funny. This guy seems to have it on DVD: http://home.comcast.net/~mman3/games.htm
I was going to take my 10 year old daughter to her first game that day. Embarrassed to admit I was in the 70% of no-shows. It remains the only game I ever punted on and watched on TV.
It was cold a sh-t that day. Definitely not a place for a 10-year-old. If you had gone, she would have been ready to go halfway through the 1st quarter.
I hope after the game on Saturday Coach Rodriguez walks up to Coach Hope shakes his hand and tells him good game. Show Hope what class is and how to act. That is what a Michigan Man is and Coach Rodriguez is a Michigan Man.
That is what a
Hope could be one, too - if he apologized.
... for simply starting a thread that has nothing to do with recruiting a WR.
I agree, that was such a weird thing to do last year. shows really a lack of good judgment, which is obviously a trait you want in a head coach.
Looking forward to the game this weekend. Would love to see the defense show a little more consistency and the offense to keep up what they've been doing. And special teams... well, hell, I don't know. Just hoping we give as good as we get.
Hey now, don't forget the special teams got a field goal this past weekend. All aspects of Michigan's game are looking up!
that this post has its roots in the recruitment of the receiver who currently holds the single game receiving record at the University of Michigan.
Hope is a clown. Even Purdue deserves better than that
Hope is not a clown. Hope is a many-dreaded thing.
Oh wait, nevermind.
If he dies, he dies
One of the greatest lines in all of film history:
"Today, I defeat old man.....soon I defeat real champion".....
Seems appropo for the growing juggernaut that is Michigan football.
Though it might not be a Michigan Man thing to do, I for one think it would be fantastic if Coach Rodriguez coached the game in a fake mustache. Much like the one Hope rocks in a non-ironic, avuncular way.
It is Movember after all. It'd just be Rich Rod doing his part to raise awareness of prostate cancer.
Great pull. +1.
This is the type of game where I hope Michigan hangs 67 on them...I would show no mercy to this guy after 2 years of bs comments towards RR.
to season 2 of project runway.
There are 2 things that constantly confuse about the the big 10.
1. Illinois fans deep seeded hatred of Michigan
2. Purdue's coaches hatred of Michigan
1)Go back to the cheatin ass ways of the Mike White era at Illinois + the fact that Coach Moeller and Coach Carr were unceremoniously booted out of Champain. Bo was livid with the way Illinois was "doing things." Legend has it that Bo tipped the NCAA off to some violations committed by White and the Illini.
2)As far as Purdue...... Have you ever been to west/central Indiana?
I have NO doubt that Coach has some razzle dazzle in the pipeline for that assclown.
I don't really think that for one moment, Rich Rodriguez will lower himself to a Danny Hope-stunt after the game.
But this is a damned good thread; I am always suprised by the number of people who don't know this story, and who are flabbergasted by such a clear example of a Big Ten coach not named Rich Rodriguez, being a major douchebag to a coach who is named Rich Rodriguez.
Somebody suggested that they hoped we hang 67 points on them. Well, uh, okay. I hope we blow them out. What number does that require?
Yeah, I hate Danny Hope. He does have to answer for Santino. Just don't tell us that you're innocent, Danny. Because it makes us very angry. Now get out of our sight.
to us hanging 60 plus on that joke of a football coach. Hope Roy scores 2 plus as well!!
I hope he scores "two" on a fake extra point conversion with a forty point lead and less than two minutes on the clock.
I have no idea what this thread is about. Something about a NIU player and a Purdue player getting suspended? How is RR tied in with this at all?
I just remember losing to Purdue (again) last year. I hope that changes this year.
The name of the title made me laugh so hard. I hope it's true.
said thats all in the past and he and Hope had at least talked it out a little. I guess its over until something else stupid happens.
I just want us to win a game we are supposed to win. That would be nice.
Just win baby. Just win, shake hands after the end of the game while ignoring the words coming out of that mustachioed pie hole, and start preparing for Wisky.
Talk is cheap.
A thorough beat down followed by a smile, a handshake, and a "good job" will be our most fulfilling response to Hope's classless shenanigans.
EDIT: Although, I wouldn't mind seeing Roundtree standing next to RR at midfield when the two do shake hands.
Cause RR is up in your house taking your Donald duck talking speedy little receivers.
Win, shake hands and walk away.
Win, shake hands and walk away.
Repeat every time we play them and be thankful it won't be every year after this year.
Does anyone think Purdue will ever play in the Big 10 Championship game?
.....are creepy and therefore Tiller & Hope both weirded me out.
that the Purdue coach brought that kid over to RR.............weird.
is going to sleep with the fishes. That is all.
to clear all of this up.
"It was Barzini."
"Who approached you, Tressel or Dantonio?"
"It was Dantonio."
This is the one game I've been thinking RR will run up the score given the chance
And they're still close.
I've never understood why some coaches (typically from lesser programs) see the need to talk about other programs. Like RichRod responded to Brian Kelly's comments about Denard's carries against ND. I'll coach my team, you coach yours. Danny Hope? Danny Hope he don't get fired after he lose by 5 touchdowns Saturday.
Please accept my humble attempt at bad grammar humor.
That was a douchebag move. Good coaches are gracious in victory. Besides, it's not like Purdue, in it's weakened conditioned as a football program right now, needs to stoke fires of hatred and anger in the competition. That's dumb.
Just play the damn game, congratulate the other side - win or lose, and stop being such a douchebag.
I have a sentimental weakness for my players, and I spoil them as you can see; they talk when they should listen. But, anyway, Signor Hope, my no is final, and I wish to congratulate you on your fine mustache, and I know you’ll manicure it very well; and good luck to you—as best as your interests don’t conflict with my interests. I hope you don't find the the thrashing we just handed you as personal. It's not personal, it's business.
and maybe that he spikes the ball from his 4th touchdown on danny hope's soul dong
RR is gonna introduce Denard to Danny Hope. I see a monster-type game for Shoelace. Thats the best payback.