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|12 hours 25 min ago||Magic 8 Ball says||
ask again later
|12 hours 38 min ago||Let me ask you 2 questions||
1) Do you really think that Castel was not RR's #1 choice to be his DC?
2) Do you really think that more money would not have increased the odds of bringing Casteel here?
The fact is that RR was not able to bring over his #1 choice and I think you have to be pretty naive if you don't think that more money would not have helped lure Casteel.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Nah. I don't blame Angelique at all||
Brian himself the emails could not be 100% authenticated and DB never acknowledged him so why should she risk her credibility proclaiming them to be legit when she did none of the sluething herself?
|1 day 13 hours ago||I have no problem with Schlissel taking a measured approach||
that is the wise thing to do in his posiiton and it sounds like he has done that. He just needs to make sure that the measured approach does not cost us valuable time to find th right AD and head coach. Contrast that with Brandon's "process" which was a total charade as he had already decided to fire RR after OSU and likely had decided to hire Hoke soon after that. DB's fake deliberation to appease certain factions just cost the football team valuable recruiting time.
In other words, assuming that they plan to follow the timeline Brian suggested yesterday of firing DB mid November that gives them a month or so to find the AD and then another month to find the Head Coach. Sounds about right.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Well lets not pretend that recruiting rankings are completely||
irrelevant. Sparty football still wants and needs talented, highly-ranked kids like Malik McDowell, etc. They have shown they can win a lot a games without all 4 and 5 star guys, but it has been proven that the more of those types of players you bring in the greater margin for error it gives you.
In other words, it gets easier to win going forward if we bring in more talented kids (assuming of course they still fit the system and school, etc.) You can't expect to turn every sleeper into a lotery pick ala Caris Levert.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Probably true||
DB has shown bad judgment all over the place. This is just another small example of that. His biggest failing though is still hiring Hoke and that alone should be enough to get him canned. The other stuff just affirms that decision.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Meh||
I am not really surprised that DB is a snarky douche. Of course he should be above such snarky douchery as the AD for Michigan, but it is not surprising that he is not. And frankly if he had hired Miles or Harbaugh or Kept RR 4 years ago and we were fighting for a conference championship this year, I wouldn't really care.
|4 days 12 hours ago||I hope you are right, but what if Hoke and Co.||
were bad talent evaluators in addition to being bad player developers, play callers, motivators, counters, etc?
It would not shock me if a lot of the talent on this team just isn't all that talented in addition to being poorly coached.
|4 days 13 hours ago||Yea I think you can put UM, MSU, OSU||
and Nebraska in a blender as any of them could finish 2-5 after Wisconsin.
|5 days 9 hours ago||I think if Brandon stays it might be worse for Hoke||
Brandon will know that he has to do something to appease the fans and would likely sacarafice Hoke to save himself. There would be a revolt amongst ticket holders (me included) if Hoke is the coach next year.
|5 days 11 hours ago||2013?||
We've been on the decline since 2003
|6 days 58 min ago||That's about as pathetic||
As Lewan trying to imitate Tom Gholston last year. We are a joke.
Fake tough is fake
|6 days 1 hour ago||I know Ace is being sarcastic||
But sorry if I am having a hard time seeing the humor of scoring 11 freaking points. What a disaster.
|1 week 1 day ago||I love Jalen but||
it is 7 years too late for Miles.
|1 week 2 days ago||Agreed||
Getting a Harbaugh to coach the football team far outweighs whether Brandon is around next year.
|1 week 3 days ago||Beats me||
there was a time when UM/OSU was the more relevant game nationally and in the confernce, but no more. The State game has been the biggest game on our schedule the last few years and remains so this year.
|1 week 3 days ago||All true, but I will go a step further||
People who tweet at athletes make me feel embarrassed to be a human being.
|1 week 3 days ago||Well DB hired Hoke||
so he has responsibility for the current state of the team
|1 week 4 days ago||Oh please||
just because the guy wore a sweater vest, claimed to be pious and said the right things, does not mean he was a "great man of character..." He cheated for almost his entire career.
|1 week 4 days ago||I actually thought the OP posed an interesting hypotehtical||
I've disliked a lot of Brandon's reign but I think if he were to bring in Jim or John I could overlook the other stuff.
|1 week 4 days ago||I thought the talent was there to win 9-10 games||
with the coaching staff likely holding them back to 7 or 8 wins. Its sad that that was likely not pessimistic enough.
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||I just threw up in my mouth||
a little bit.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||DB didn't play basketball and as far as I know||
he doesn't sit in on baskteball film studies. Plus he also didn't completely bungle a response to a basketball player's concussion while leaving JB ot to dry.
Totally different situations.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||All true, but don't discount the effect of losing ticket holders||
which could be huge if Brandon and/or Hoke are retained. I for one would think very hard about not renewing my season tickets under those scenarios and I am sure many other ticket holders (students especially) will do the same.
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||I'm not sure Hoke goes if Brandon stays||
DB could think sacking Hike buys him more time but Hoke was also his guy in every way.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Interesting numbers which confirm what have long been||
my uneducated views of Henne, which was that he was decent, but not that great, and Gardner, which is that he is better than many give him credit for.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||And those people are complete neanderthals||
Michigan has been getting beat by mobile qb's since Ricky Foggy. You would think that some point, people would realize that if you can't beat em, join em.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||And by attempting to disprove a point, you just proved it||
why does an accent have to be "forgiven"? Many in the fanbase and administration made up their minds about RR after the first press conference. When the team struggled the first year it just confirmed the bias that was already there.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Minus 1 for embedding Muse||
over the Smiths.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Indiana just lost their starting QB and its at home||
so we may be favored in that game and possibly Maryland at home. Those are winable games in any event. So is at Northwestern, but Hoke sucks on the road so who knows.