lol at "not post worthy"
spoiler alert: i linked this
lol at "not post worthy"
Yeah he needs to become a coach here when he retires.
I'm not overly optimistic that's going to happen but the thought of it is incredible. I can't imagine what it would be like to be recruited by Tom Brady.
... Spend my time with guys like this...
Or with her...
filmed between sex.
He's way too high profile to become a coach. He'll never need the money and he will always have ways to keep busy through his personal business and family. And really gigantic house.
becoming a Pats fan as long as Brady is there. What a speech!
He says being captain has been his greatest achievement. Very bold. Also, his locker (#10) has a distince color. I think he is going to be the next legend or something. (it appears at the end)
Thats the #21 locker, since no one is wearing that number this year it's open. If you look closley right behind Brady's head you can see the 20 name plate.
That was heavy. Hard to believe anybody sitting in that room wasn't moved by that
I heard some Bo in that speech.
or it's just a very dusty day on MGoBlog for me
GREAT SPEECH. Hope the young players in that room were (more) motivated.
Also noticed the schedule on the wall read "STATE" (in green) and "OHIO" (in red).
Think of how special it is to be a part of MICHIGAN! Yes that includes you MGOBLOGGERS. Earn it!
I like him.
Love the speech, love seeing Brady back home! I'm fired up just watching that, can't imagine how cool it must have been to be in the room.
That said, did I hear a "pimportant" in there? :)
But they don't know the Brady story at Michigan. You know he came after Griese and Woodson. He played behind great offensive linemen, he had a great running back, and everyone wanted his backup to play instead of him. Drew Henson was the guy everyone wanted to see. Not Brady. And the staff and Lloyd Carr dealt with this as much as Brady did. And the competition was real and difficult. So, when you hear Brady talk about this, understand how significant it was. He nearly left the program. He told Carr he wanted to transfer. But Brady's dad, who compiled a highlight tape for his Michigan recruitment, urged him to stick it out. And the rest is history.
And it is because Brady worked at it, harder than anyone else, in the film room and on the field. He was a skinny qb, not that athletic and hardly fast, but he had a great arm, he was smart, heady and a incredible competitor. This is his greatest attribute. His will to win and succeed are superior to most. And this is why throughout his career at Michigan, his greatest achievements come in games where he led comeback victories. This is his legacy. And he is the ultimate Michigan man. He is just like Jim Harbaugh in that regard.
And his message to team 134 should be bronzed.
And to say he was hardly fast is putting it very gently. John Navarre could easily outrun Brady in a race.
Dad's advice and Henson pushing him really paid off because Brady's improvement from 98 to 99 was pretty damn impressive.
who Greg Harden is.
never read that, new on here so I'm behind.
He came at the same time as Woodson.
(And not in a dirty way).
It's not true—I didn't, and many of the UM fans I knew at the time didn't either.
Always liked Tom Brady, but this visit, that speech, oh that speech. He has immediately shot way up near the top for me. So pumped, I'm ready to put a helmet on now. Thank God my eligibility has expired.
Brady's dream of getting Tommy involved in the program has come to fruition. Let's hope this is just the beginning.
I'm crying tears of happiness. Wow. God damn do I love my school.
Good lord, I stood up and clapped at my desk just now. Amazing speech.
Yarina mentioned it, but I agree with him. Loved this part:
“You know what the greatest honor I’ve ever received as a player is? In my fourth year and fifth year, I was named team captain. That, to this day, is the single greatest achievement I’ve ever had as a football player.”
Fuck it, im buying the wing helmet and running 40s after that speech.
Is he allowed to be here when all the recruits come to visit during UTL II?
to prep for
I don't think they could organize it, but if he just so happened to be sitting/standing next to them, the school would have to report a secondary violation with no penalties.
Team Captain for Michigan two years in a row. Wow.
Who walked by in the suit, just an fyi for ya...
Who was the very last guy he shook hands with at the end of the MGoBlue clip? Looked like a lineman with a sweet beard. But he clearly asked Tom to shake his left hand because he has a broken hand. I'm not aware of any linemen with broken hands.
also. didn't jibreel black have an undisclosed injury? not speculating but I can see a d lineman playing with that.
I think the guy who said that was white with a dark brown beard. Unfortunately, I have no idea who that is.
Looked and sounded like Jack Miller. Hope not, kinda hard to snap with a broken right hand. Maybe this is why the center competition is still undecided after today's scrimmage. (If that is indeed Miller of course)
Everything Tommy touched on is what this program is about. I missed that for three years, but enough about that. Go Blue!
Fair disclosure - I watched this video 5 times.
Not sure if it will help me view, keeps saying its not set for my mobile device....
Not to be that "old guy" but look how good Brady looks WITHOUT his pants sagging. Let's all follow suit kids.
I'm old. I completely agree with you.
Gallon got tall
That's Coach Manning right there
young Brady still looks.
to nominate Devin as captain......this and next year? totally jk.
that's a really great speech.
Thank for sharing your experience with Brady. Although I found his speech moving, I am really not surprised. You don't have the type of success that the Pats have had during Brady's tenure without a supremely good field general. When you watch Brady on the sideline, you can see the fire burning.
This is one of those moments when saying "Go Blue" means just a little more.
Embed the entire thing????
The Leaders and Best need to update their website to html5.
I can't see the full clip on my iPad. I can see the BTN version, but not the full version from mgoblue. Any suggestions?
Biggest thing that caught my attention -- before he steps up, Brady (Hoke) asks, when was the last time you, Brady (Tom), were here, 2007? And Brady (Tom) goes right, 2007.
So... skipped the entire 2008-2011 thing... sort of speaks volumes, no?
I know they can't use Tom to recruit, but do you think it helps recruit if Brady (Hoke) says to a high school kid, you come here and you'll probably even get some pointers from the best quarterback in NFL history.
I'm sure all the recruits will know that this happened today, and will probably watch the video. I'm sure the recruits know how Desmond is around all the time. So you can't use TB to call recruits or anything, but you can show them this video so they see what is in store for them when they are on campus.
This makes me feel a lot better - knowing TB is still so passionate about Michigan Football and cares so much about the program. Before today, I was worried a lot that Tom had lost some of his passion based on what happened here. It's so warming to know he has not. Go Blue is all I can think of to end my post.
So today in the hospital (in Ohio) the dad of one of my patients was saying that Ohio will win because the coach has to understand the traditions of the school and the rivalry the way Bo and Woody did, and the guy at Michigan just doesn't. It took all my strength just to leave the room without telling him how much of an ignorant uninformed fool he was and pulling up the old quote of Urbz saying Michigan, Ohio, and ND were at the top of his coaching wish list.
Sorry, I had to vent that somewhere.
"Lloyd Carr was fired" and "Tom Brady doesn't care about Michigan" were bad enough, but "Brady Hoke doesn't get the UM-OSU rivalry" might be the most extreme example of willful ignorance I've encountered yet.* Of all people, an Ohio native ought to understand and be aware of Hoke's deep Ohio roots.
It's a credit to your Hippocratic oath that you didn't use your medical knowledge to bad purpose, if you know what I mean.
* and then I learn that some MSU fans are saying that Cousins will have a better NFL career than Tom Brady. What sort of alternate reality are people living in up in EL?
Wow. I had no idea he was that passionate about Michigan. Every recruit needs to see that.
Another example of why Michigan has the best alumni in the land!
Wow he is a vastly better speaker than I would've thought. Never knew he had it in him. Awesome
This is funny because I know so many MSU people that are always saying they have produced more NFL talent at the QB position than Michigan has. Then if Tom Brady is brought up, it's always been the same response - "Brady disdains Michigan since everybody wanted the guy on the bench in favor of Drew Henson so he doesn't count blah blah blah." (I've also heard them go on about how MSU has more QBs in the league than Michigan and that Kirk Cousins will have a better career than Brady). So it's good to know that Tommy himself has put lil bro back in its place regarding this argument.
is there best qb.....I compare him to our Todd Collins, solid back up for life in the nfl.
We had Grbac, Collins, Dresibach, Griese, Brady, Henson, Navarre, Gutierrez, Henne, and Mallett all play in the NFL. (Without even going back to Harbaugh or counting Denard playing another position). If you started a game for Michigan you got a shot in the NFL for a long stretch there. MSU has Cousins, and I guess Stanton, and what? Tony Banks? You're drunk MSU People.
Gems like this make coming to this site every day unavoidable. Wow, I second the notion that I'm ready to lay somebody out in full pads... Go blue!!!
Tom Freaking Brady!
Nothing else needs to be said.
That he half hugged?
I can't imagine how awesome it would be to meet Tom Brady and listen to a cool speech in such an intimate setting. I went to college in 2003 so I liken that to being a freshman in college and having Joe Montana come through those doors.
A very cool experience and something I hope we see more of. Especially since this type of stuff always happens at places like USC. Hopefully we can get some other great Michigan representatives like Woodley, David Harris or Jake Long to get back and help motivate these new, future Tom Brady's, Woodley's, Harris' and Long's.
I heart Tom Brady so much, I almost want to chew the windpipe of a man that speaks ill of him and afterward, sound off with a war-cry. In fact...I may just do that,
It's amazing to think what Hoke and team have done. And it's just the beginning. From the recruiting trail. To the turnaround of our defense. To making the best of what was given. And now to see how he's recreating the ties to our premier alumni, and they're taking the time to visit/speak to the team. Brady's last visit was in 2007.
Thank you Coach Hoke for all that you do.
I don't think ive seen this discussed here much - Is Brady the greatest NFL QB of all-time?
I have a bit of Love/Hate relationship when it comes to Tommy Brady. As diehard Wolverine fan and someone who appreciates the game and the hard work involved in its practice.
Brady's story, talent, leadership, and work ethic are great and something to emulate. By all accounts he's great, that being said as a Raiders fan one of the most heart breaking moments for me was the Tuck Rule game he was apart of. I went to bed in tears that night and still have trouble getting over it.
All the same if it helps gets top QB prospects across the country attention to see arguably the greatest QB in NFL history come and speak passionately about his alma mater and how it helped grow as man I'm all for it.
Is there anyway to watch the full video on a mobile device?