"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Schad: Patterson receives new contract extension @ TCU
Simultaneous FML post! Win!
I wish it were a win :(
If DB doesn't pull out a magical jackrabbit not names Hoke or Miles, then he has seriously lost a lot of credibility with me. He promised something not expected, but great. Niether are they.
DOOM on all fronts. The Pimp Hand was a lie.
The legend (now myth) of the pimp hand was our only salvation. The curtain has been drawn back and Oz is revealed. Devastating. Can Barwis coach?
I already told everyone what Brandon's "pimp hand" was doing in a previous thread. . . It was down my pants most of the day.
With each passing day the next best coaching option goes up in smoke. It is looking more and more likely that my former high school coach has a legitimate chance at landing this job.
You mean he hasn't already lost serious credibility with you? Even if he has a master plan that ends up brilliantly, three weeks looking like we have no idea what we're doing seriously hurts whatever brand he wants to establish. This makes two straight coaching searches in which we've looked like idiots, under two consecutive ADs, and I can't imagine what coach would be stupid enough to volunteer to be DB's rabbit à la Rich Rod for Bill Martin.
Let the hilarity ensue. I am guessing the "firm" DB is using to find candidates is getting thin on candidates, as is my patience with DB.
I am going to Vegas to find the American Dream....and maybe a corch. My attorney will fill you in with all the details. Going to go take odds on DB's length as AD. Any takers?
Does Brandon have a boat?
Best. Post. Ever.
That is absolutely classic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
is the best thing I have seen all day.
That's excellent. Trying to laugh through the pain...
When I saw BOFINDER I also thought "Bowfinger", Eddie's great in that one.
of the spot in that movie where steve martin says he wants the best film crew money can buy. Next scene is him driving the van to pick up illegal aliens to be the film crew. I think we are headed in the same direction with this search.
+1 million points for this post
Get your beer goggles ready for the slump-buster!
.....and RR was the pretty cute chick who would have done anything to be with him, including dropping 20 pounds but he didn't want anything to do with her. He'll regret that in 3 years when that sleezy chick bangs another dude.
you finally decide to go back to the "sure thing" fat chick only to find she's already hooked up with some other dude. Now you're desperate and you end up with some crack whore (fill in loser name of choice) and you're destined for at least 3 more years of taking what you can get from this skank before starting all over again. BRANDY NOOOOO!!!!
I think DB would be going by himself and doing the five-finger-shuffle. There is desperation on both sides(UM for Harbaugh, Hoke for UM). We need to hit a home run with the choice but only have the ability to hit singles. I really like Patterson and Mullen, maybe Fitzgerald, but we'll probably end up with Hoke.
This is true for both girlfriends and coaches.
Boise State just lost their OC. It would be a good time to go after their HC. Peterson is the best out there right now. Les is too old, Hoke is too fat.
Boise State can play some D, so bring the DC with him. He has run a successful program for awhile.
chris peterson does not have a cell phone....
1) no ties to the midwest
2) plays questionable competition
3) the last two BSU coaches who have gone on to bigger programs have been utter disasters.
nice coach, but i'd rather have Hoke.
GOD DAMN YOU HARBAUGH
Damn you Rodriguez haters!
Above all, of course, damn Dave Brandon!
Shit Fuck Poop
Received a contract extension. Brady Hoke has received a contract extension too. Wouldn't the news be if he signed the extension?
he did sign it, read the release
I could read it two ways. Either he has no intention of leaving, or TCU's perhaps a little concerned that he might try. I'm not usually an optimist so I'd lean towards the former but you could be right and it doesn't say he's signed it. Worth keeping track of though...
Well it is time to....CALL THE MOTHER FUCKER THEN, ISN'T IT DAVE??!!!!11!!!1!!
Get off your Dominoes yacht and DO WORK SON!
How long was Brandon CEO of Dominos whose main product was pizza which even by their own advertisements sucked? I think it was close to 10 years. How bad was Dominos pizza? My kids hated it.
So this so called "genius" CEO who ran a food company, again whose primary product people thought tasted horrible, took nearly 10 years to make a change to its recipe. I hope that he blows everybody away with an awesome pick but I think you are right, he is wallowing away on his yacht. Maybe not literally but figuratively.
Also literally, for all we know.
I think this corporate history is incorrect re: DB. Wasn't he brought in by the buyout firm to turn them around in the, you know, making money way, and did just that in only like 3 years? Also, the commercials were his idea, and I think he saw a problem with their product and swiftly rectified it. By all accounts, he did a good job. So. . . yeah.
The goal of Dominos is to make money, not make good pizza.
Well, the same can be said for Michigan, the goal of Michigan is to make money, not necessarily to win football games. Granted it's much easier to make money by winning football games, but the primary goal of teams/universities is to make money, much like Dominos.
Right now, Michigan's pizza sucks, they need to pull a Dominos and re-invent themselves and make better pizza. I have 100% faith that they will do this.
Valid points, the change's to the pies occured after DB left. His public perception is well very poor at this point,
Actually the change was started before Brandon left. Profits did go up after the change:
The question remains why did it take so long?
The change was precipitated by a decline in sales in 2009 of 6% - a time when cheaper meals (remember the Great Recession was causing people to go to lower cost foods):
Edit: Forgot to add: Good pizza = good profits. Bad pizza = lower sales thus lower profits.
Pizza is an inferior good, so it makes sense for them to do well when everyone was hurting.
on a semi related note, who is the new coach and possibly new A.D. in 2014?