The newsiest bits have already been discussed, but here's the whole thing.
VIDEO: Hoke Presser 12-14
I'm still surprised he makes no comments on guys leaving. Quite interesting.
He supposed to say? It's their decision to leave.
I dont have enough points to start my own thread, but I wanted to share with everyone.
I thought many of us would enjoy the new acceptance video for undergrads.
I graduated 3 years ago, and am in med school in Wayne State, and try to crush it everyday so I can go back to UofM for my residency. I have never had more pride in anything in my entire life than I do with Michigan. Its striving for the best and the becoming the best, but doing it the right way. I love MICHIGAN and I know Michigan changed my life and a lot of yours.
Hoke's pressers can be very insightful. This was one of them.
No RS OL working at Center
Graham Glasgow, walk-on, battling Jack Miller for the Center spot
Hoke's insights on Norfleet possibly playing Corner in the Bowl game
The update on the RS DL
Tidbits regarding Royce Jenkins-Stone
Drake Johnson getting some praise as a "big back"
Easy to tell Hoke loves him some Dennis Norfleet
How can norfleet see action at cb in the bowl game? Who's place would he be taking...too bad we wasted t-rich's redshirt..
The most important topic discussed was the tragic event in Connecticut. The notion that this site decides to resrict the discussion of this seminal event is unfortunate. I understand the 'ground rules' but what happened today demands a careful consideration of these ground rules. This discussion needs to take place and it needs to supplant the discussions that take place here every day.
what took place in connecticut was tragic. However, the world (and internet) is full of other places to discuss it.
Well...you're right, as are the other 2 responses. The last thing we want to do after something like this is to think about it and talk about it. We'll do what we've been doing for decades-ignore gun violence.
This was a seminal event and to lock the thread and prevent the discussion about this topic is wrong. So we'll keep talking about the mundane things that border on trivia and ignore the fact that 15,000 people are killed every year in the US as the result of gun violence. And unless we have a broad based, widespread discussion focusing on gun violence events like this will continue. Sometime in the future, unless things change, there will be repeat of what we saw today. We'll wring our hands and stomp our feet but unless we talk about it nothing will change.
I've lived very close to Newtown. I've seen gun violence up close. I just want the discussion. So, open the locked thread. Do the right thing.
One of the things that makes MGoBlog a (relatively) collegial and friendly environment for Michigan fans is the lack of political discourse, which is inevitably what any discussion about the tragedy in Connecticut would turn to. The stated purpose of this site is coverage of University of Michigan athletics; other topics are certainly welcome, but nearly all relate to the sites core purpose in some way.
Zone Left definitely made the right call locking the thread, as I can't image how several hundred comments on a highly political issue like the finer points of the Second Amendment would enhance anyone's experience of this Michigan sports blog.
I agree. You should do the right thing and take this over to any number of the infinite websites that are political or news forum and change the world by discussing your heart out there. I hear MLive is pretty busy if you want a local slant. This site in no way keeps keep from talking about it. They just keep it from being talked about here. And frankly, they've given you a lot of "free speech" here by not bombing you for not bringing up a discussion but flat out making a political point.
We have enough to fight about here just on Michigan sports. We do not need a million other topics to argue about.
Of course it is a topic that needs to be discussed. And it should be discussed in places without ironclad NO POLITICS rules. Any topic that cannot be discussed without breaking a board rule cannot be discussed, and you absolutely cannot discuss gun control without discussing politics. Sorry.
You threw in your point of view, then said not to discuss it. Stuff like this is why I bailed.
You're not guilting anyone, and the only thing your high horse speaks poorly of is you. You don't hurt for those people any more than anyone else, despite choosing to believe you do.
If you were truly interested in this debate, you would have been wiser in your choice of forum than a sports blog.
Im didnt get the time to watch the whole presser, did anyone ask Hoke why he moved him to CB when he seemed to have some pretty good potential on offense?
Brady Hoke is disappointed because you aren't putting in enough time studying film. You got all of this information from him giving you an epic stare.
At which point during his two carries this season did he show said pretty good potential on offense? It's not like Toussaint, Rawls, Smith and Hayes were lighting it up this year and he was stuck behind all of them with Deveon Smith, Drake Johnson and possibly Green in the mix next fall. As long as he's still returning kicks, who cares if he's a 5th string RB or 3rd string CB?
He shows that potential in his kick returns he is ridiculously agile, I would think he would have a good shot being a slot reciever or situational back where at cb I don't really picture him becoming a starter
Is from Rothstein?
Yes, his questions are the most consistently stupid, but that may have something to do with his audience being Wolverine Nation.
I wonder if Hoke hates Rothstein's questions as much as I do. Rothstein on the SEC: "Right, but I mean the SEC has had such dominance over the past decade." Rothstein on Norfleet: "Is there a concern at that position because of his height?" Does every question have to have a negative/dickish attitude to it?
I mean, you do realize who you're talking about right? Dickish inherently goes with the territory.
While Hoke may not like Rothstien's questions, I like the way he always seems to answer Angelique by name at least once every presser. She's the one person in the MSM who has never done anything to damage the program and can always be trusted to be professional, during good times or bad times.
Maybe a better way to put it is that she never tries to make herself the story. That is increasingly rare in this era.