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|1 day 14 hours ago||If OSU is able to run||
in the first quarter you can pretty much call the game. NO need to watch any further.
|1 day 15 hours ago||FWIW, Sammy Watkins decommitted||
once RR was let go.
Why do we assume that Hoke is a great recruiter? Isn't the ultimate test how well they perform on the field. NO doubt coaching has a role in this but it is possible that despite the five star recruits talents in the end they may not be football players which are NFL caliber. Hoke's philosophy in recruiting seems to emphasis style (stars) over substance.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Hackett press conference prior to the Maryland game||
undermine your points. Of Hoke he said he was doing an extraordinary job under very adverse conditions. He also said Hoke's body of work to date was not sufficient to make a decision on him.
Does this sound like someone that is decisive and informed? I suspect had Michigan won the Maryland he would have kept Hoke on for at least another year.
From what I can see to date, Schlissel and Hackett do not want to take on the awesome responsibility of hiring a new AD or coach. They are trying to delay those decisions as long as they can. Only circumstances like losing to Maryland and OSU by a large margin will force them to act.
|1 day 19 hours ago||We can assume that Schlissel did not know Hackett||
until it became apparent that DB wasn't going to stay. Someone close to Michigan must have recommended Hackett to Schlissel.
If Hackett is to become permanent we can safely assume he has a powerful sponsor. It could also mean that Michigan is losing interest in the athletic department by not going after the best AD in the country. Instead they entrust the department to a retire old executive with no knowledge as to how to operate a successful AD department. This is not good news.
|2 days 13 hours ago||From the heading I thought||
it would be about Urban telling that to his team.
FWIW, I question whether our defense has improved enough from last year to hold OSU to less than 40 points. I am fairly certain OSU defense has improved enough to hold Michigan to less than 40 points.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Using Mattison criteria||
in deciding whether one is a good coach (graduation rates), does this mean Beilein is a lousy coach and in trouble?
To those that say his defense are excellent, how many times have we lost games when a defensive stop was needed? Maryland ran the ball down our throats the last four minutes of the game. NW scored in the final seconds and would have tied the game but opted for two points which has a high rate of failure. There have been many other instances of defensive collapses when the game is in doubt.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Look at it this way and you will understand||
why you may be wrong.
Hoke's body of work is so clear that anyone that has minimal knowledge of football we see the program is in a free fall. Yet. Hackett in his press conference stated that Hoke's body of work isn't complete AND TO DATE HOKE HAS DONE AN EXTRAORDINARY JOB UNDER VERY ADVERSE CONDITIONS.
Now why would the interim AD say that if they planned to can him? Is he saying if Hoke beats OSU or plays them close that saves his job? The adverse conditions were created by Hoke's incompetence. Also, how is it that Hackett can say he has done an extraordinary job when it is likely MIchigan will not amke a bowl game this year.
The answer is simple. Schlissel and Hackett covet graduation rate above everything else related to the football team. Wins and losses are not as important as the mighty rate of graduation.
If my assumption is correct then Beilein is in trouble.
|4 days 10 hours ago||I am not sure he will let Hoke go.||
Either he is blowing smoke up Hoke's butt (which I don't believe) or he honestly believes Hoke is doing an extraordinary job. He is unable to answer what criteria they will use in deciding who to hire as AD saying it is up to Schlissel who knows nothing about football and Hackett is to do the hiring!
If MIchigan plays OSU close or even beats them, HOke is staying. What a fricken mess this is.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Hackett has no experience||
as an AD. Our pass two AD's were inexperienced as well. Look at how their coaching hires turned out.
THis is very bad news. In today's collegiate athletics an experienced AD is essential. How can a University with its reputation for excellence continue to make the same mistake?
|5 days 10 hours ago||The defense gave up on the last Maryland series||
That is on coaching.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Florida destroyed a team today||
This after they were told that their coach is gone at the end of the season.
Hackett should do the same to Hoke. Announce tomorrow that he will be terminated at the end of the season. Let his kids play their hearts out for him and beat OSU.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Did you see what Florida did today?||
Once the kids were told their coach was finished after the season they went out and kicked some serious ass.
Hackett should do the same. Announce Hoke is done at the end of the season and let the team give their best effort to beat OSU.
|5 days 11 hours ago||The defense mailed it in on the Maryland last series after||
MIchigan yet again failed on a fourth down conversion. Funchess should be benched for OSU. No point in have him out there. His crucial drops are now a subject of embarrassment and derision.
|6 days 17 hours ago||The WSJ is read by most||
major corporate and professional CEO's. That said, we should not overlook the essence of the article which is Ivy League School are emphazing athletics to a greater degree than before. Schlissel and others seem to want to de-emphasize athletics and this article should embloden him to think otherwise.
Simply put you can have both and not sacrifice one for the other.
|1 week 11 hours ago||LSA your link also provides the video||
at least for me it did.
|1 week 11 hours ago||Since we don't have a football team to entertain||
us, ruminations over the next coach is assuaging our frustrations. It is a worthwhile endeavor even if ultimately it is decided that Hoke will burden the program in the future.
If that happens I will drop my interest in the team and look elsewhere for my sport entertainment.
|1 week 19 hours ago||It could be||
Hackett and Schlissel have decided that if Harbaugh isn't available then they will stick with Hoke.
By not announcing their intentions regarding Hoke they literally are handcuffing the program in so many ways. Recruiting suffering, good coaching candidates choosing elsewhere, assistant coaches not focus because of lack of security and so on. It is as though tthey are trying to find ways to default to Hoke.
|1 week 1 day ago||Nothing he says or does||
in today's climate will resonate with the fan base or media. It's a tough position to be in but he made his bed. Hopefully Hackett and Schlissel will do him a favor and get him out of this situation. It will not get better regardless if he beats Maryland and plays OSU close.
He has lost the confidence of the fans, alumni and media.
|1 week 1 day ago||Before Harbaugh or anyone else||
can be considered to coach Michigan, Hoke must be let go. Sam is adamant that decision has not been made.
I find it mindblowing that the decision has not been made given Hoke's body of work to date. If his record is still within the parameters of the requirement of "excellence" posited by both Schlissel and Hackett then the program is doomed.
|1 week 2 days ago||I am not convinced there will be a new||
coach. If Hoke beats Maryland (which is likely) and has a good showing against OSU they may give him another of couple of years.
Losing s few season ticket holders will not matter to them if they are convinced in a couple of years Hoke will turn the program around.
THe though of Hike coaching Michigan next year makes me sick but I seriously fear this result.
Regarding Harbaugh, if he wanted to coach Michigan his wife will not stand in his way.
|1 week 2 days ago||He will coach again in the MAC||
probably a head coach. He is very famiiar with the schools and recruiting area.
|1 week 3 days ago||NO it is because she||
|1 week 4 days ago||Sam Webb on his show this week||
said no determination has been made on Hoke. He also said he has spoken to Hoke and Hoke as told him he has not heard anything regarding his status. Sam was adamant that no decision has been made.
So it is logical and fair to concluded his coaching work for Michigan to date is not enough evidence (so far) to let him go. Otherwise, he would have been told. I know this is tough to grasp but it is reality.
Don't be surprise if they extend him especially if he beats Maryland and has a competitive game against OSU. If they extend him, I am done with the program.
|1 week 4 days ago||Florida (Muschamp)||
OSU (Bruce) and others.
Sam Webb is very close to Hoke and the athletic dept. I don't believe Hoke when asked by Webb if he has indication he will be terminated would lie to Sam. Rather he would have said "no comment" ot something else.
Like you and others I will be pissed if he is not let go. My donations will dry up and I will forget Michigan football. The thought of Hoke being retained is offensive to all of us. But don't let your emotions mask reality. Clearly to this point Hackett has not decided on Hoke's fate which only means he is hoping Hoke provides evidence to keep him.
Beating Maryland (not a diffcult task) probably will save him. Other than his record everything else about the program is exactly what Michigan wants. Good recruits who are academically qualified and graduate.
|1 week 4 days ago||Schlissel and Hackett are looking for reasons||
to retain Hoke. Apparently Hoke's body of work to date is not sufficient for them to decide to terminate him. Onterwise they would have given him indications he will be finished at the end of the season. Sam Webb has talked to Hoke and Hoke has said he has not be told he will be let go.
Logically, one can only conclude Hackett is hoping to find a reason to keep him.
Don't be surprised if they opt to keep Hoke should he beat Maryland and become bowl eligible.
|1 week 6 days ago||Given Schlissel's concern||
that athletics are over emphasized compared to academics why would he approve any salary that is considered to be the highest in college football?
I don't see him going in that direction regarding salaries.
|1 week 6 days ago||You are giving Hackett too||
much credit probably because like the rest of us you are anxious for a coaching change. It could be Hackett is doing nothing and waiting to the end of the season.
My view is he is waiting because he wants reason to retain Hoke. Which means that Hoke's record and team performance to date is not enough to terminate him. The easy road for Hackett is to retain the staff and give a short extention (2-3 years) to protect the 2105 and 2016 class.
If change was going to happen they would have said so because it opens the door for possible candidates to show interest in the coaching job and could keep many of the recruits in play because they would believe a top tier coach will be coaching MIchigan in the future.
|1 week 6 days ago||It is rumored that Harbaugh||
has an out clause in his contract with SF if it involves a Michigan HC job.
FWIW, by all informed sources Harbaugh is done at SF regardless of how the team finishes.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||The problem is neither||
is qualified to decide what is best for the football program. Mediocre results and fan unhappiness is countered by high graduation rates for the players and admission office love of student athletes that Hoke is recruiting.
Did you believe Schlissel gives a rat ass if Michigan wins the NC or eveen the B1G? I am sure Hackett is intelligent but what qualifies him in terminating and hiring a coach?
Expect the worse.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||FWIW Arizona State has||
nine freshmen in their starting lineups. We use youth as an excuse to cover up poor coaching.
I cannot believe the coaching staff has not been told they will be discharged at the end of the season.