Yeah, I know, we have our coach, let's move on. I say no. UM isn't a private school or the CIA. The alumni, students and Michigan taxpayers have a right to know how Brandon's so-called "process" worked, what happened with Harbaugh and Miles and when Hoke was really offered. There was a lot of reporting during what I refer to as "Hell Week" for Michigan fans after the bowl game that contradicts Brandon's public statements. Michigan should having a winning team, but it should be about integrity too. That starts from the top down. Brandon has displayed nothing but the utmost arrogance, condescension and lack of integrity. Who in the media is going to take him to task? Isn't the purpose of journalism to promote transparency and accountability?
When is the media going to expose Brandon?
Be adult and move on.
There is a correlation between negative points on mgoblog and real life learning disabilities????
That's not even funny. Congrats.
coheres more than nicely with this post.
fairly certain his mouth was closed before i read this thread :/
Maybe I drank too much wine tonight, but I think your comments about DB are a bit "douchy". The process was what it was. Get over it. Hoke, although not my first choice, is doing a good job at recruiting. DB doesn't need to be held accountable for anything. What did bloggers say we needed? A kicker, OL. DL, and defensive backs. What is Brady Hoke going after? OL, DL and defensive backs. If you can't take success, go root for Sparty.
"What?" pretty much sums it up.
DB's job is the long-term success of this program. He should not, could not, would not (Dr. Seuss rules), worry about people such as your self.
At this point, if you're not already suspecting that DB made the right move with Hoke, perhaps it's time you started another account and said something else that caused you to create another account...
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph...
Look I'm just as pissed as the next guy about how DB conducted this process, but do you think it's necessary to attack him for it? What will that accomplish? Self-satisfaction?
I doubt that any sort of "self-satisfaction" would be realized. All it would serve to do is take Brandon down a peg or two, which is the name of the game here. That is what life is really all about.
Taking DB down a notch, means taking Michigan down a notch. Is it worth it?
DB made a judgement call. It's pretty clear at this point that Hoke was his man all along, but he had to either go through his due diligence or pretend to go through his due diligence in order to mollify all of the parties.
He could not win in the short term. He did not win in the short term. I do believe he will win in the long term with this staff. And the long term is his job.
Brandon told you how it worked...move on.
The athletic department is not funded by the public.
The school is funded by the State making it a public institution. Since the school gets money the athletic department gets it from the school.
The athletic department is not funded by the school. The athletic department funds itself off of ticket sales and merchandise.
...the athletic department is still fully accountable for its actions to the people of the State of Michigan through the Regents, regardless of the source of their funds. You can bet your last dollar that when David Brandon was a Regent, he would have had no problem demanding an expanation for anything from the AD.
Just as the US Postal Service is "fully accountable" to the US Government. The Postal Service is a self-funded organization that is forced to live by the governments' rules. They don't receive a dime of tax money dollars yet are forced to lose money in order to continue to operate under and archane system.
That's what we are in effect asking the UM athletic department to do. And yet we wonder why they continue to suffer...Let DB do his job, the "process" never would have occurred if he didn't have to answer to the Regents et al...it looked ugly publicly, but it didn't have to. He had his man day one, just had to wait a week to sign him in order to play by the rules.
Oh, this is just so, so wrong.
This is incorrect. UM's athletic department is not funded by public funds.
When stadium renovations were ongoing, ESPN tried putting together a piece about how the state of Michigan's public funds shouldn't go into something like stadium renovation during an economic crisis. They pulled the story when they realized that UM's athletic department is internally funded.
It's not like this is a new development. The Athletic Department has been completely independent of the general University budget since, what, Yost was Athletic Director?
wrong wrong wrong. Wherever you are getting your information on the financials of U-M, I suggest you look elsewhere.
Hmmm... Not sure what to tell you.
Eat less marshmallows?
The purpose of the media is to expose excess streching.
The tendinitis in my foot is evidence of excess stretching. Drew Sharp, I beg you, do not expose my left foot.....
Don't forget about year's old real estate deals that fell through only tangentially related to a coach. Who cares about privacy when you can get a story!
so much cocaine
heh heh heh
was dead-on with this one.
You're confusing your insatiable curiosity with a "right to know", a common mistake by people on the internet, but, the 2 are not the same.
We finally have good press for the first time in years so I don't wanna rock a boat for absolutely no reason. Nothing would ever co.e of any expose so I say Go Blue. Win and move on.
Ohhhhh Boi....I have a feeling this is not going to bode well
You are getting a lot of mileage out of that picture.
Yeah I'd be bitter too if I was a marshmallow.
Or would I be sweet?
We dont have a need to know. There should be accountability for the money, but how DB conducts his business, how he wipes his ass, or how he bangs his wife is none of our business. Just as long as there was nothing illegal or immoral, who cares what was said and when.
This is stupid. Please don't be one of those people that DEMANDS ANSWERS FOR THE PUBLIC INTEREST. Please don't be one of those people that thinks they have a RIGHT to everything everywhere at any time. Since when has a coaching search ever involved everyone knowing exactly what happened at every step of the way?
And besides, I'm sure Brandon felt that not giving every detail of his process gave him a competitive advantage. And for those who are questioning whether there actually was a national search, even if he was settled on Hoke, don't you think it was a good idea to talk to as many people as possible to get all the info to make sure it actually was an informed decision?
This is an awesome thread
Who knew someone's unfiltered internal monologue would be such great message board fodder?
And the points being thrown around are epic. The OP went from 120+ points to -100 something. Ted Kaczynski is getting pos-banged like a mofo.
"you better let go of that anger...it'll eat you up inside..."
The media is really nasty. It can expose you, me and perhaps DB. We are all on the same side...correct?
"you keep carrying that anger, it'll eat you up inside baaaaaby"