One pair of headphones, hardly ever used.
One pair of headphones, hardly ever used.
:walks into locker room:..............................Claps................:walks out of locker room:
What draws me to sports is the psychology of competition and winning. How does one man motivate a group of men whose spirits have been, if not broken, then damaged? How does one player who carries the weight of the team's success and failures feel confident again after having a series of bad performances? Can the team rally around him unconditionally? More than schemes and playcalling, these things will be the key to how we perform. The players need to feel, after 60 minutes of play, no regrets. No wishing they could take back a play. They need to know deep down they did everything right and to the best of their ability. And if the other team plays better, then so be it. You can't hang your head in that situation. Don't worry about winning. Worry about playing your position like you've never played it before.
I see Borges apologists are out in force today.
has been effective and also telling them to "Play Better" seems to work
I think he'll wear a flak vest this week instead of a coat.
I become the D line coach and my pal Greg keeps his spot while a new coach with an actual plan that can work takes over. The entire offensive coaching tree is let go and the future is finally embraced with a coaching system that's relevant and realistic.
Hoke doesn't have an answer for OSU. He would need the Bucks to self immolate in order to win. Actually, Gardner would have to produce several long drives that result in TDs, which we haven't consistently accomplished all season. We would need at least three defensive turnovers with one resulting in a score and at least three "three and outs" in order to have a chance. On top of that, we would have to limit turnovers to one or less.
Now, what are the odds that happens considering we are going against a more talented and better prepared team. I'm realistically hoping we make them sweat and don't roll over in front of the home crowd.
[Well] Win for Michigan.
Lots of praying.
You have to play up the us vs. them/underdog theme. No one believes in you, except the team and the coaches, so let's prove them wrong. You need to rebuild confidence and get everyone to believe in the plan. You need to get each player to buy into playing their best game of the year. You need to play up the greatest upset/ending Urbz streak. It's a one game season that can wipe out a lot of bad stuff that has happened so far. I don't doubt he'll do these things because he understands how important this game is to everyone in the Michigan family. Also, this is his dream job and I would expect him to fight for it, wouldn't you?
And at the climax Les Miles walks in with Dave Brandon
Brady walks into the locker room, "Young Men we are going to shake things up today".
Then he reaches into a paper bag and takes a big bite out of a Big Mac,
"If I can eat before a game you can win. Oh, and remember it's all about the TEAM"
Is there anyone on here who's actually going to the game? All you no shows and negativity is an insult to the seniors and team members who work their butts off and want a crazy hostile Michigan crowd for their biggest game. Are we becoming USC or Miami who only shows up to the games when their team is good? PSU and Nebraska have crazy crowds and they haven't been relevant in years.
Nebraska won the division last year. That's relevant. In fact, their record over the past few years is superior to ours. And in recent years, they also went to the championship game for the B12.
Sadly, Michigan's become the significantly less relevant team.
I think Hoke should just go full Baghdad Bob, like the Borges cultists already are on here.
I actually did click on the Al Borges thread, weird.
But besides that, lay it all on the line (like they should every game.) Since we're going to get absolutely crushed we should at least play to salvage a shred of respect. Ohio should have absolutely no concern about facing us, so we should completely sell out and blitz the hell out of them, go uptempo, take shots downfield, and throw the kitchen sink at them.
Chances are we'll continue to focus on things that consistently don't work, and sadly our talisman from last year Devin will likely end up even more injured and beaten down than he already is.
from the 95/96 squads to talk to the team. Similar situations for both teams (albeit we were better then). Hope it provides a spark. Also, talk to DG and tell him to just play ball - throw caution to the wind and have some fun again. We are underdogs, embrace it.
And practice the shit out of them this week until they are all perfected.
Maybe he can beg the line to not suck and Gardner to not commit turnovers.
I make them compete from the standpoint of working on technique and fundamentals.
"Men, I've got some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that Dave Brandon has replaced Coach Borges."
Devin Gardner jumps up, raises both arms over his head, yells, "Yesss!" and gets on his knees and says, "Thank you God for saving my life."
"I guess you didn't understand what I meant, Devin. I meant that Dave Brandon has made himself the new OC."
There is a stunned silence in the team meeting room. Devin crumples to the floor. After the sound of a few throats clearing, and crickets, Lewan says, "OK, Coach. What's the good news?"
"Gentlemen," Hoke begins, "I am thrilled to announce that Krispy Kreme has improved its glazed donut recipe!"