landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||It's been 6 years...||
It's been 6 years since I lost my best friend. My Father and I had always had a great father/son relationship but once I got in my twenties it changed to include being best friends as well. We did everything together. We would fish, hunt, go four wheeling and just hang out. I even bought an old house so that the two of us could rennovate it in an effort to spend more time together.
He had kidney failure and required a transplant. My mother was luckily a suitable donor and gave Dad one of hers. It all went well and for about 6 months he did very well. Then during a snow storm he had a heart attack and was taken to hospital. Again, everything turned out okay and he waited in hospital unit he could have a test to determine how badly his ateries were blocked.
The night before the test he and I were talking and he was saying how he couldn't wait for spring to go to the camp and fish. He wanted to try fly fishing this year, something he had never done. We were both excited and at the end of our conversation he said, "I feel better than I have in years".
I kissed him goodnight and told him I loved him and went home, anxious to hear how his test went. The next morning at 6 am my phone rang and it was my sister. She was crying so hard I couldn't understand what she was saying until she finally stop long enough to get it out. I remember that moment like it was yesterday. I collapsed on my bathroom floor and felt as though my entire life was crashing down around me.
Some many things bother me about losing my Father but one of the worst was the fact that he was alone in a hospital when it happened. The fact I wasn't there still haunts me today,.
As far as dealing with it goes...I don't know man. There still isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of and miss him like crazy. When I visit his grave I still find tears running down my face. It's something you never get over, you just learn to cope a little better. Really sorry for your loss my friend.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Not dudes...||
they aren't even just guys....
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Having been there...||
Having played sports at a very high level (not football, hockey) and having seen the varying work ethic of hundreds of elite athletes I think you are wrong.
Many times you run into elite athletes that, throughout their entire life, have been far better than their competition without having to put in much effort to get there. The game just came naturally to them and they coasted along with a lax attitude regarding the work they needed to do. I was one of those people.
For guys like me (and i'm sure many of the D-1 athletes) getting that far was easy. It's tgetting to the next level that requires the work. The desire to just float along, doing just enough to get by is tempting when contrasted with the hard work and effort that needs to be put in to get to that next level...the "greatness" level.
I wouldn't doubt for a second that many people on the team were in the "just happy to be here" boat and the previous staff didn't do anything to address that mentality. It was, by all accounts, a coutry club atmosphere, fun and games. When you are placed in an atmosphere like that the drive to get better erodes and you're left with complacency.
Eveyone that knew me growing up thought I was a sure fire NHLer. I didn't get their because the desire to be great just wasn't there. I was happy being the big fish in a small pond and once I got to the CHL I just did what I had to do to stay therewithout putting forth the effort to get to the next level and as a result never got drafted or played in the NHL.
My point is that a lack of desire can easily creep in when you aren't pushed hard enough and I wouldn't dismiss what Desmond says out of hand. If he (or any other elite athlete) tells you he sees a lack of desire with a team I'm going to believe what he said because i've seen the same thing in other instances.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||....||
beaten to the punch
|4 weeks 1 day ago||No offense...||
but if you really believe that than I don't think you haved followed the premier league for very long. As the OP pointed out, there are only a select few teams that have EVER won the EPL. The foxes were a hair from being relegated last season season and not even being in the EPL this year. A team like this winning any of the soccer leagues around the world has NEVER happened.
You compare it to college football. If you are making a real comparison the Foxes wouldn't be a middle of the pack power 5 team if you are making the comparison based on resources available to them. They wouldn't even be an App. St. Add to that that in CFB you play 12 games per year and it would be much easier for a team of lesser talent to make a run at the CFP than an EPL team sustaining that over the course of an entire season.
Compare Man UTD (who I cheer for in the EPL) with the Foxes. Man Utd in 4 transfer windows under LVG have spent over 300 million pounds on transfers. 300 MILLION! Some one could probably buy the LC team for less than that.
You're selling this feat terribly short. There isn't one sane person on the planet that has followed the EPL for any length of time that would have ever even predicted LC would make the CL next year, never mind win the EPL. I would bet most knowledgeable fans would have said there would have been a better chance of LC being relegated than getting a top 4 spot.
The chances that this would happen are far less than the scenarios you presented.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I enjoyed Tim||
I enjoyed Tim somewhat when he was here but I never understood the love for Brown. I didn't find he ever added much of anything to any particular conversation and to this day he hasn't changed my opinion. Meh, not that I don't like the guy I obviously don't even know him...I just never understood what the fuss was about.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Interesting...||
As a person who played in the Q and then played Canadian college hockey afterward I find this interesting. Doesn't the NCAA prohibit major junior players from playing college hockey? Simon Fraser must have adopted that same policy to join the NCAA correct? Probably a silly question for most but as a previous player I find it interesting is all.
|6 weeks 8 hours ago||Buddy, you're wrong||
Let it go.You implied that Detroit isn't as dangerous as several other cities and actually stated a few that from a statistical perspective are far less dangerous.
Just because you feel safe in Detroit doesn't negate the numerous murders and crime in general that take place in that city. You're making a fool of yourself.
When you're wrong you should just admit it, apologize and move on rather than doubling down and looking like a complete twat.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||You missed it...||
What are you smoking weed right now??? (hehehe, just kidding). But seriously, you missed my point.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||This is getting old...||
Listen, I won't lie and say that I haven't indulged in the smoking of weed in my day. I'll also say that, like many others, I don't believe weed is much of a health risk, certainly no more so than things like alcohol. The thing is, no matter how much many of you don't like it weed is still illegal in most of the USA and Canada. That fact renders the "he smoked weed, who gives a shit" pointless. The law does.
There are probably many laws on the books that people disagree with but the fact is they are laws, hence it makes doing those things illegal. Not to mention that employers can make their own rules as to what is acceptable behavior and what isn't.
If a person can't refrain from certain types of behavior that either the law or their employer deems unacceptable that says something about the person. If he's willing to put his millions of dollars at risk to smoke a little weed I'd say he a) has an issue with the drug and b) doesn't know how to set priorities.
Either way, the "it's only weed, who cares" defense is ridiculous.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||No offense....||
but I find that hard to believe. I mean, it could be true, I just find it hard to believe. I see how quiet we are at games compared to SEC games and find it hard to believe if our fans were even = to the Alabama fans that we would be as loud never mind outnumbered 4 to 1. It would be nice if we were that loud though...
|10 weeks 1 day ago||About 9 years ago my wife,||
About 9 years ago my wife, sister in law and I took a trip to the UK. The flight arrived early so the car that we were picking up from the rental company wasn't quite ready to go but we were in a rush because we were driving to Scotland that day.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||My favorite Christmas present||
My favorite Christmas present ever was the year the Nintendo came out and I got one for Christmas and it isn't even close. I was like 13 so just at the right age and I still look back on that Christmas with fondness.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||It doesn't have to be||
It doesn't have to be charitable organizations either. I usually try to find families in my area that are in need and give directly to them, it usually isn't hard to find out what they need and all of it goes to the people who need it.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Great post.||
|22 weeks 4 days ago||I'm sipping on strongbow gold||
I'm sipping on strongbow gold cider. Ok who am I kidding...I'm guzzling it like a pro!!
|22 weeks 6 days ago||yeah...||
and everybody murders but I'm equally against that as well.
|23 weeks 3 hours ago||Why!||
Why are you tweeting recruits?
|24 weeks 2 days ago||I agree...||
and in Canada it doesn't work like that. My father-in-law owned several grocery stores and at one he had a meat cutter who came to work several times drunk. He was sent home each time and after the third time he was let go. He fired him because he thought it was too dangerous to have him come to work and operate the band saw and other machines while intoxicated and had no idea he was an alcoholic. He got taken to court and was forced to pay the guy a years salary because he had an illness and wasn't accomodated.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||What did I miss...||
What did I miss with Brandon Brown? Wasn't he the guy who used to do the recruiting stuff on here?
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Simple...||
Not being a smart ass, he just isn't a very good coach. As said above, once these big jobs get filled and schools start looking for replacements of those coaches who bolted for greener pastures you'll start to hear more names. I expect that to happen a couple of times before BH becomes a serious option. Great guy, just not a great coach. If I were him I'd go some where I wanted to be as a DL coach and recruiting coordinator. Two jobs he does very well.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||I don't follow your logic||
Why is it reasonable to expect the cop to be a dick? I think in their position it should be reasonable to assume the cop would not be a dick. Most of my experiences with police have been very polite exchanges so I thnk it is reasonable to assume a cop wouldn't be a dick.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Sure...||
let's just paint all law enforcement with the same brush. I find this incredibly ironic that in a thread where racism is a major point of emphasis you jump to the conclusion that since some cops are dirty than none can be trusted. Threads like this make my head hurt...
|25 weeks 1 day ago||I'm no history major...||
but is this really accurate or just you making assumptions about American history? I would guess if you looked back over the centuries that there have been many racist countries in the world. Maybe by racist you're just talking about prejudice against black people, since you only mention the USA nad Africa...there are lots of races out there and many countries have demonstrated racist tendancies over the years. I just think that is a pretty strange statement to make but as I say, I'm no history major so I could be wrong and maybe America is one of the most racist countries in the world.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah but....||
he's better than Joe Bolden.
|26 weeks 10 hours ago||Tomorrow morning...||
Tomorrow morning I board a flight from Nova Scotia and head on the journey I've waited for the past 30 years. My brother and I will be attending the game at the Big House this weekend and I am so amped up I can't even explain it! That's one of the many things I'm thankful for this year. Early Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends, and GO BLUE!!
|26 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not usually one||
I'm not usually one to condone foul language but also believe there is a time and place for such words. This is definitely one of those. I hate it! I f#*%ing hate cancer with ever fibre of my being. I liken it to the battle so many countries fight against terrorists and I know some might poo poo that but I do. It's a cowardly thing that usually never manifests itself until it is too late to do anything about it. It takes the lives of innocents everywhere with no regard for their age or their loved ones who will be left behind. This makes me sick!
In my disgust with this I always wonder why more resources aren't put into destroying these diseases. We put men on the moon, people live in space, we landed on mars and got to see what that planet looks like...How many billions of dollars do we put into endeavors that while very cool and interesting, have very little impact on the day to day life of human beings....I don't want to get political at all, it's just something that really makes me wonder, especially in stories like this which unfortunately, aren't very rare at all.
I think you said it better and much more succinctly than me....f#*% cancer!
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Let's take Grandma's lead||
and forget about what Carruth did for a moment and focus on this inspirational story. It focusses on forgivness and success in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. What an amazing woman and what an amazing young man. Let's not let Carruth be the focus of this thread.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Sometimes...||
Sometimes I need to pinch myself to make sure Harbaugh being our coach isn't just a really awesome dream. I love this man!
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Wow...I come here to read||
Wow...I come here to read about Michigan sports but fully expect some of the posts to push the limits of what most seem to tolerate. But this....this is all kinds of inappropriate in my book.
|29 weeks 23 hours ago||Oh, now I get it...we're||
Oh, now I get it...we're talking about real life solutions...carry on then.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||No offense...||
but whether you get any evidence or not what does it matter at this point. This is just another one of those things that people continue to complain about long after the arguement has any relevance. Was RR a good coach or not? Not relevant. Should he have been fired? Not relevant. Was Brady Hoke a good hire? Not relevant. Should the B1G have added Rutgers or Maryland? Not relevant. The time has come and gone for discussion on this topic, it's time to let it go. Rutgers and Maryland are here whether we like it or not...Time to move on.
A better question that still has some relevance and could potentially find some traction is whether the man heading the B1G is doing an adequate job? You could then use the fact that Rutgers and Maryland not being weing worthy of the B1G as a portion of your evidence as to why this clown should be let go. Other than that, the evidence you seek isn't going to do an ounce of good whether you unearth any or not. It won't change the fact that they're here...
|30 weeks 5 hours ago||I have to say...||
I couldn't be more happy that Dave Brandon is such an arrogant ass. If not for that arrogance this probably would never have happened. He thought he was untouchable and that arrogance translated in writing emails to fans acting like an ass that could never be confidential. Most people would be leary of such things, but not Dave Brandon...he's to important to worry about such nonsense, and thank goodness for that. It's kind of ironic that that douce bags arrogance both sank and saved the UM program. Without it both he and Brady Hoke would probably still be here. Good riddance to DB. I like Brady Hoke and wish him well, but DB can fall off a cliff for all I care.
|31 weeks 3 hours ago||Well that settles it for||
Well that settles it for me...if Brady Hoke would have gone for it that I'm even more convinced now than ever that Jim made the right call. Also, the fact that he is trying to give advise about special teams is both ironic and hilarious. I don't have any hard feelings Brady and I wish you all the luck in the world, but you were a crap coach.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not trying to be rude....||
but has this blog all of a sudden turned into Dear Abby or what? It's clear that every UM fan has shared in the gutwrenching feelings that go along with such a loss but do we really have to share those feelings? On the internet no less?? A millions different threads worth no less??? Good grief, enough already. Lets save this sort of stuff for our shrinks where it belongs.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Our coach is awesome!||
That is all...
|34 weeks 2 days ago||I knew I loved Jim....||
Harbaugh and that I would enjoy him being our coach long before he was ever hired. When he finally was and he did his first press conference I thought, "man, it can't get any better than this". I've been on cloud nine ever since and it seems with each passing game I see something that makes me feel like I was wrong and it can get better than this. After his freakout on the sidelines it just hit home how amazing it is to have a coach like him on the sideline. All the passion, all the knowledge and the love of the game and his team....Honestly, I love this man!
|34 weeks 3 days ago||I am colour blind but my 7||
I am colour blind but my 7 year old son asked me why UM were wearing purple jerseys and I argued with him for an hour, telling him they were dark blue...I hope the OP is wrong and not me....
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Its actually poorly paraphrased by the OP...||
He said it was divisive to try and pit the RB's against one another. He said essentially that a "QB contravorsey" is natural and happens, but our RB's are RB by committee and one performance like Ty's doesn't put him ahead of De'Veon. Unless Harbaugh did another presser I didn't see where he said exaclty what the OP suggests but of a different position group.
“We don’t ever talk about any kind of running back controversy, just so you know, from here on out. Quarterback controversy? I’ll address that. Whatever you want to know, like who the starting quarterback is? I will talk to you about that. But when it comes to any other position, whether it be right guard or running back or safety, there’s no discussion about any kind of running back controversy-”
That is the qoute I'm referring to...
|35 weeks 6 days ago||After reading the title||
I clicked on this fully intent on negging the op. After reading it I couldn't stop laughing. Well done sir. I needed a good laugh!
|36 weeks 5 hours ago||It's actually a pretty common||
It's actually a pretty common muscle to pull, especially in sports where cleats are used.
|38 weeks 6 hours ago||oh why don't you...||
just suck my tittle.
|38 weeks 6 hours ago||Love it!||
That is awesome!
|39 weeks 1 day ago||I remember...||
I remember how apprehensive I was when Hackett was hired, for no other reason than what Brandon put us through. It didn't take long for him to sooth my fears and eventually prove to be the legend we now know him to be. Harbaugh, Nike, what will be next...I love this man and what he has done for UM during his short tenure. What a guy!!
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Seriously...||
I've been a memeber since '08 and seen a crap ton of hype videos but that is the best one I've seen. Well done my friend!
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah...but you insinuated he||
Yeah...but you insinuated he had clinical depression which IS a real thing and something he probably doesn't have. There's a difference between feeling a little down and being clinically depressed. I think what you're referring to is the psychology aspect of the game of football, which is certainly a component of players performance, but that's not clinical depression .
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Well for starters...||
he could have glossed over the fact that they have been terrible for the past few years. Not that I want new coaching staffs to be overly critical of the previous regime that they replaced, but some honesty is nice. He didn'tsay "well, the special teams weren't in bad shape but we will make a few small changes to see if we can improve". What he said was basically that they've been terrible and he wants to fix them. To me, like the OP, I find that kind of straight talk refreshing. Enough glossing over just how poorly we've been. The first step in fixing a problem is admitting that there is one, and that's something the previous staff never did.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah...||
well Irish papers are saying Ohio is a bunch of perverts! So take that Ohio paper!!
|42 weeks 9 hours ago||I think your room got booked||
I think I saw your advert and when I went back to try and book it it was no longer there. Damn, I wish I had checked back on the thread earlier! Thanks for the tip though.
|42 weeks 9 hours ago||Thanks a bunch!||
I totally forgot to try Anr BNB and now we have lots of options. Thanks!
|42 weeks 9 hours ago||I should state...||
That we are from Nova Scotia so seafood is something we get tons of here. The poster was correct that I would prefer something unique to AA.
|42 weeks 9 hours ago||Our seats||
We are in row 40 section 34 (on the advice of some of the posters...Thanks for that by the way). I was thinking of a sit down place. I'm not a huge deli fan, more of a full meal type of person. I like most food (indian, thai, greek...anything really). so suggestions would be great.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||You guys are all awesome!!!||
I love everybody right now!! But seriously, thank you. Any can't miss restaraunts I need to visit while there?
|42 weeks 5 days ago||OMG!!||
Harbaugh doesn't get the rivalry!!! He thinks every game is as important as the OSU game! Fire this man immediately!!!
|44 weeks 5 days ago||We're not wrong...||
no one said (at least I don't think anyone did) that you need to have a concussion in order to develop CTE nor did anyone say that if you had a concussion you would definitely end up developing CTE. But to say they don't correlate means there is no correlation and that is clearly not true.
There is an increased incidence of CTE in people who have had a traumatic brain injury when compared to those people who haven't and thus, there is a correlation. Maybe we just disagree on what correlation means....
If your chances of developing CTE are increased by sustaining a traumatic brain injury, is that not the very definition of a correlation? Is a concussion not a traumatic brain injury?
|44 weeks 5 days ago||Dude...||
what are you talking about? Concussions and CTE don't correlate? Many very smart individuals (all of whom specialize in medicine) would disagree with you. Many believe concussions are a precursor to CTE...
|45 weeks 2 days ago||But you're putting words in my mouth...||
I never said it was a bad thing, i simply implied there are better things. Also, I didn't say they should give these people handouts, because that never works, as you point out. What I'm talking about is developing social programs to get these people back on their feet and into the workforce. I'm not advocating giving this money to charities. I'm saying there are ways to combat homelessness and hunger and that money in the right peoples hands could go a long way in doing that.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||Obviously...||
obviously you're one of those people who, you know...has a home to live in and food on your table. I would bet that to those many millions of individuals who dont have those things it makes a big difference. I'm not talking about going past a homeless person and dropping a dollar in their coffee cup, I'm talking about finding real solutions to the problem. You think giving money to a business school is more valuable than that? I guess we just disagree, which is fine.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||I agree...||
but would go even further and ask why give it to a university at all? Why not try and end world hunger or homelessness or something. A number of years ago now Ted Turner was interviewed and challanged the worlds billionaires to donate half their fortunes to elmnating world hunger. He stated that if only the billionaires did this it could elimintae it completely. The sad fact is most rich people are rich because they are ruthless and greedy. I do believe he donated half his fortune though...
|50 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah...||
I think it's pretty clear from the grammar used on those tweets that it is definitely from Mr. we don't come here to play school. At least he was honest about that. From his grammar no one will dispute that he is most assuredly not playing school down there in Columbus.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||All I have to say....||
Is good riddance. Not our problem anymore thank goodness!
|51 weeks 1 day ago||So by your definition...||
Being the CEO of a major company and drving said company into the ground is being a saavy business man? I wish I had you grading my performance!
|51 weeks 5 days ago||I don't know....||
I live in a place where people of every color live in relative harmony and haven't witnessed what many people on this board have in my life so maybe I'm just naive or ignorant, but because racism here is so rare I don't even know the real definition of it.
My question is if you state something that is based in fact is it racist? I mean, at least where I'm from, no other ethnic group names their children things that seem to have been pulled out of thin air other than African Canadians. I'm sorry but I don't think acknowledging that is racist, its just the way it is.
Of course there are silly names in all cultures, but they are generally considered names like Peabody or Gaylord or Garfield...That is different than someone simply throwing a bunch of letters together and calling it a name like Rontavius or JaMicheal (and those are actually pretty tame. My wife works for an OB/GYN and the names people come up with are incredible).. Look back through history and see when this phenomenon of crazy names began and it wouldn't be until the last 40 years, so saying they are part of their culture is a very big stretch.
I want to be clear that the last paragraph was more to the guy above you and not in relation to your post.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||It was a bit hairy||
Now that they are 7 the physical demands have lessened while the emotional/psychological demands have increased 10 fold. I keep telling myself it can't get any worse only to find out it can. Oh well, only another decade or so before they mature...I hope!
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah right...||
I don't know who wrote that book but that idea is complete and utter BS. When you look at the most successful people throughout history (and most wealthy people) you begin with royalty who until the last couple of centuries have been the wealthies people. They have always used familial names hence Henry1-8 etc. The nobles, who were also among the wealthiest also followed that philosophy.
Even today you look at the people that are successful for their brains rather than athletic ability or looks and you find tons of Richards, Williams (Bills), Stephens etc etc etc. The only group of successful people I know with crazy names athletes.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||I didn't...||
We had quadruplets almost 7 years ago and our naming rules were simply: They had to be names people wouldn't make fun of, have some familial connection and thought had to be given to how it would sound when people called them by name when they were adults. See, some names sound pretty cute for babies, but when you imagine calling a grown person that name it sounds ridiculous.
I thought having four at once would make naming easy since we could pick four names instead of one, but it ended up being extremely difficult. Prior to having my own children I never realized how important naming your child is. It is one of the few things that will stay with them throughout their life time and never change (well, for most people).
|1 year 3 hours ago||Thanks for the info...||
and of course for the laughs!
|1 year 1 day ago||Please don't think me||
Please don't think me ignorant, but as a Canadian I'm always confused when it comes to your two holidays. Is this the one for living Vets or for the soldiers who died. Honest question, no disrespect intended.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||I think some people...||
Just refuse to believe or simply don't understand that there are hunders more 2-3 star recruits than 4-5 star. I don't get how they can't see that this is validation.
I guess maybe if someone put numbers to how many 4-5 stars went undrafted as opposed to how many 2-3 stars did, maybe then they would believe that stars are indeed a good indicator of talent.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||+1 insightful.....You mean to||
You mean to tell me this either means Brown is coming so he's taken us off his list or that Williams took us off his list for other reasons??? You can really read the tea leaves my friend!! .
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Yeah that's right...stick up||
Yeah that's right...stick up for the abusive clown who beat up and threatened his woman. Who cares if someone who did something similar got less in the past. Maybe this is just a sign that they are going to start taking this kind of crap more seriously. I'd kick the punk out of the league for good, but then I have a big issue with women beaters...
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Edmonton....where number one||
Edmonton....where number one picks go to die....some have individual success, but why anyone would want to play for that front office is beyond me. Worst in the NHL by far.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I'd have to say that your writing was the problem.||
the only subject in your post was Georgia, you didn't even mention UCLA once. Therefore I don't think it is a stretch for someone to assume that you're talking about Georgia and not UCLA. I'm just saying; making fun of someone for comprehension problems when you wrote an ambiguous post is pretty "shady" if you ask me.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Because he didn't...||
he didn't recruit Ryan to UM, RR did.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||No....||
It was the CoT Coordinator. Or cirle of trust coordinator for those not up on college football acronyms.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I wasn't a Hoke supporter....||
from the time he was hired I thought it was a mistake but Brady Hoke did nothing to warrant being black listed from the UM family. As much as I would have preferred a different coach, I know he did his very best and his failure wasn't from lack of effort or desire, he simply wasn't a good coach.
He shouldnt go down in UM history being mentioned with the likes of Bo or Yost, but he should be given respect for what he did here. After all, all he was guilty of was taking his dream job when it was offered to him, and who wouldnt do that? The blame for what has transpired here over the past 7 years is on DB and that is where it should stay. He, in my opinion, should never be allowed back in AA at all, let alone to a ceremony such as the one that was had when JH was introduced.
I'll always respect BH and wish him nothing but the best and hope the rest of the people (fans, alums, former players etc) in the UM sports community do the same.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||It's Kirk coupons....come on man, get with it.||
It's Kirk coupons....come on man, get with it.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I am en route as we speak. I||
I am en route as we speak. I have never been to AA in my life and when you first made the offer I said even though I don't drink, if we got Harbaugh I'd get myself to AA for the party anyway. I believe Mgrow also said he buy the first 20 fish and chips too, but maybe it wasn't him. Well, it happened so I'm on my way from Nova Scotia and am soooo looking forward to tonight!!!!
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Can I exhale now???||
Can I exhale now???
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Really...||
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Is it really more pathetic or||
Is it really more pathetic or insecure that a guy going to a rival fan bases web site to creep and see what they're saying about them??? Pot and kettle my friend.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||If Hackett lands...||
If Hackett lands both Nike and Harbaugh he will live in UM lore for eternity! Pfft, people that that DB DB had a pimp hand...lol. Hey mr Brandon, take a lesson!!
|1 year 22 weeks ago||There was a guy||
Who said he would but the first 100 beer at Ashley's the Tuesday evening after JH was hired. I forget who it was now, but someone else volunteered to buy something else too, maybe fish and chips for the first 20 people or something. I live in Yarmouth Nova Scotia and have never been to AA before. I also don't drink but like to take part in celebrations. If JH is hired I'm taking the opportunity to see AA for the first time by hitting the party at Ashley's the first Tuesday night after his hiring. I really hope it happens, for many reasons, a big one being taking my first trip to AA.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||I guess||
I guess the title didn't "say it all" after all....
|1 year 22 weeks ago||what the heck is Moot??||
I think you mean a Moo point.
/s just in case someone doesnt get it...
|1 year 22 weeks ago||I love that GIF||
I wish it was me throwing something at the clown!
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Maybe...||
Maybe it's that you just don't undertsnad football, because the Mullen love is for pretty good (and obvious) reason in my books.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||It's a reflection of Miss St.||
I find it incredibly odd that posters on this board can't understand that the univeristy has a lot to do with recruiting. When you are recruiting the south and have to compete against Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Florida, Florida State, Miami (YTM), Georgia, etc etc etc and only have Miss. State and it's history to fall back on do you really think it has any reflection on Mullen as a recruiter that he loses those battles?
Recruiting aside, looking at his performance in the SEC over the years people still come away thinking he isn't a good coach. This blows my mind. He is in the toughest conference in college football and goes to battle against those teams with 2 and 3* recuits and has built a team that competes, and this year has won it's fair share, against the powers in that conference. I'm baffled as to why people are selling this guy short. I would take him a close third behind Harbaugh and Stoops.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||huh...||
needs more HARBAUGH!!!!
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I would have||
I would have liked to have him as a fall back option....Dang!
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I hear you...||
Honestly, if Harbaugh and Stoops are no's than I would love to see either Mullen or Herman and I'm not even sure which I would rather see. I mean Mullen has HC experience, but I find the idea of Herman very intriguing.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I'm not sure about that...||
I think the wizard hat played the bigger role in Roundtree coming here.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||If this is true....||
I love the direction this is going. A move away from all the over weight bald senior citizens to a young, in shape vibrant staff. Keep Manning on and let the rest of the dead weight go. Actually, I wouldn't be crushed if Nuss stayed on to give him an actual chace. If nothing else we saw improvement on the d-line. Just get some young guys in here.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||What IS this?||
I need to know...what is this from?
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Sad Herman is gone....||
I thought he would have been a decent option. If anyone asked me (which they certainly wouldn't, but still) I would have gone: Harbaugh, Stoops, Mullin, Herman, Miles then Mora. I would be ecstatic with any of them but that would be the order in which I would select them.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I wasn't and english major...||
but doesn't "either" imply two? Either of those three just doesn't sound right to me, but as I say, I'm not expert.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I'll tell you what I'd pay good money for...||
A picture with you (Mr. Smith), flashing the finger guns. I don't know if copyright would be an issue but a block M on it would be nice too. Seriously, I would donate some good money to #EATING for that.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||It's called football PTSD...||
Used to be called shell shocked. Unfortunately there isn't much that can cure the problem except winning and having things go your way for a while. Hopefully the coaching hire will be the start of that.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I don't drink....||
and I live in Nova Scotia, but I have 2 weeks off over the holidays. If this happens I will fly to AA and go to Ashley's for what sounds like a great celebration. Celebrate the Savior of the world's birth and the savior of UM coming home in the same holiday...sounds good to me! Make it happen Jim!!!
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Love your avatar||
A picture of your finger guns is my screen saver. Never get enough of that picture. I wish I had a gif of it.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||He doesn't have anyone to blame.||
He was a big reason for the poor performances. He was a UM player so I wish him the best but as far as essential draft entries go I don't expect this one to hurt too much. I think he has the potential to be very good if he learns how to catch a ball, but that needs to be addressed.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||What?||
What, in all of this we are doing here, isn't a hypothetical discussion? We're talking about what coaches are options for a vacant head coaching job...It's ALL hypothetical.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I completely understand where you're coming from...||
but that thread would easily reach a million posts by the end of the day. It would unclutter the board but it would make trying to find any new information very tedious if not impossible in a thread that long. For better or worse I think you have to make a new thread any time something new comes to light. The chances of people finding that one post where something new got reported in a thread as long as the one you're advocating for is likely to be would be slim to none.
Again, I agree with your sentiment, but I think the cons out weigh the pros in this instance.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Can't edit...||
That was Harbaugh not grab whatever.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I'm sorry....||
But 2% is peanuts. Forget the figure and look at the percentage. When football brings in the revenue that it does don't you think the getting the best person for the job is worth 2% of your budget?
|1 year 25 weeks ago||All I'm going to say is....||
I don't want to have the debate again so I'm just going to say good for him. I have been following him pretty closely since going to zona and I'm excited to watch the pac 12 championship this weekend. It should be a great game and I will always cheer for RR, much like I will always wish nothing but the best for Coach Hoke. I just hope his future is elsewhere.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I think that went over your head...||
I think he means the women on "the view"show when he said "I didn't think THE women watch football. Not women in general, just those women. Plus I think it was a joke.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I think||
Anyone who isn't even a little worried hasn't been paying attention to what has taken place at UM over the past 5 years. Rarely have things taken the paths that most people would have predicted and choices that seemed clearly bad ideas by most people were made anyway.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I guess....||
I guess we know whose fault it is when our team doesn't have the proper numbers on the field.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Agree...||
I really liked the guys comment above you with the exception of the inclusion of Lewis. I agree completely that Funchess has been dogging it for sometime, but Lewis has played well most of the year and if anything that okay showed me how badly he still wants to make plays. Other than that I think the guy had some good insight.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I'm with you guys...||
up until a few short years ago I lived and breathed UM football. Even through the RR era I used to suffer great bouts of depression each time UM lossed a game. There wasn't anything that could drag me out of the abyss i'd find myself in after a UM loss except for my team to win. As you can imagine, that meant I was stuck there for extended periods for some of those years.
I lost something when RR was let go. Not because he was let go because by the end I was feeling like it was probably for the best, but because of the way he was treated and subsequently let go. I regained some of that with the 11-2 season with a BCS win but with each pasing game since the pain diminished.
NOw, three years later I find myself simply turing off the TV following the games and just thinking "Whatever". What's another loss? They used to be such infrequent occurances that they hurt but like so many other things, the more you're exposed to something the more desensitized you become. It sucks that I'm desensitized to losing, but there you go.
I'll end by saying the silver liniing is we're hopefully about to embark on a new chapter of UM football with a great new staff, so the eternal optimist in me is looking forward with anticipation from this point on.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Yep...||
While he was calling these two timeouts I thought for a minute what was going through his mind. I figured he was thinking "If I just burn my timeouts early, no one can complain about me not using them late in the game...Can I get a Time out please ref? Hell, just make it two."
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Lol..,||
I'd say putting up with what we have for the past three years while still rooting for this team would suggest we are many things (particularly sadists) but fickle isn't one of them. In the immortal words of Inigo Montoya, "you keep using that word....I do not think it means what you think it means."
|1 year 26 weeks ago||!!!||
Your use of exclamation points and defence of indefensible result from BH make me wonder if you are one David Brandon, disgraced ex-AD of UM. I can't think of anyone else would do this.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Someone may have pointed this out...||
but I think the reason for panic is the past years of football have ruined us. We forget that teams failing to show progress during the season is the exception and not the norm that it has beens shown to be in the case of the football team. I have every confidence That JB will have this team humming before long. He's no BH when it comes to player development.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||None of that matters||
Because come February coach Cal will have a meeting with his players and implement some new, super secret strategy that will win them the tournament. I can't say for sure, but it will probably involve him showing a certain player game tape of LeBron James and telling said player to "play like that". Of course that's just speculation on my part.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Going out on a limb here....||
but is that because you get those smart kids to do your home work for you?? root/route. j/k
|1 year 27 weeks ago||lol....||
So full of win I can't stand it!
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I could cry...||
When I look at that list and see Barrett at the top I could cry. That is what good coaching and player development can do. Red shirt freshman leading the league...smh
|1 year 28 weeks ago||That Mario Kart Banana Peel....||
|1 year 28 weeks ago||But that wasn't||
But that wasn't Brimley's point. He wasn't questioning why people want BH fired, it's why people continue to make personal attacks against a coach who is clearly a genuinely good man and undeserving of those attacks. Be critical of his coaching all you want, but his character should be off limits IMHE.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I know...||
I have been away hunting most of last week so I didn't hear why Jake Butt didn't play against Indiana. While watching the game one of the announcers says it was a suspension for not giving enough effort in a previous game....I couldn't believe it. Not that someone got sat down for not giving enough effort, but that it was Jake Butt and not DF....
I love all the players on this team and want nothing but the best for them in their futures, but he has really been f*ing the dog a lot on the field lately IMHE.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Agree 100%||
I don't want him retained at seasons end (not even close), but the guy is a class act as far as I'm concerned. A genuinely nice man who cares about his players...If he could just coach we'd be all set. Regardless how this all plays out I will always consider Brady Hoke a good person and wish him nothing but the best.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I am far from an NFL scout...||
I have proven in the past I am not a great predictor of whether a guy should go to the NFL or not (well, none of the guys I thought should have stayed for an extra year actually panned out in the NFL, so maybe I'm not THAT bad), but I think it's clear DF needs another year to try and round into a WR.
The guy only ctaches about 50% of the balls that are thrown right at him. I'm not talking about targets, I'm talking about ctahcable balls. Braylon was one thing, where he would always drop one ball he should have caught per game...DF is something entirely different. If I'm an NFL scout there is no way I draft a guy to play WR who hasn't shown an ability to catch a ball on any kind of consistent basis.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I should clarify....||
that your post was pretty innocuous and it was more of "last straw" than anything, so I apologize. I think that there are probably a few people that really do want UM to fail on every level to insure Hoke gets fired, but I don't feel that is the majority of those of us who sit on that side of the fence.
First and foremost I want this team to succeed and couldn't care less about who is the coach on the sidelines. It just seems evident to me that BH isn't a guy who can get this program to where we all want it to be. I agree that the O-line seems to be progressing and I, for one, am very happy about that. I still think BH should be fired though.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||But that wasn't my point...||
You were implying that UM fans won't be happy to know that a certain position group is making some progress because it doesn't further their agenda. I believe (as do many others from what I've read) that BH's fate should already be sealed regardless what transpires from this point forward.
That doesn't mean that we want everything related to the program to regress just so that happens. I can think a position group or two could show progress, be happy for them and still believe that BH should be fired IMHE.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I want him gone....||
But since you asked I'll try and give a real answer:
This assumes UM wins out. If that happens I think BH should still be fired if JH has an interest in coming to UM. I guess not even just JH but any top notch option (Stoops, Mullen, Miles, whomever they would be deemed to be).
If there isn't a clear upgrade that is a long-temr solution who is willing to come I think you could argue BH should be retained. He has shown he is a great recruiter, he loves UM and is a good ambassador for the university (if his coaching track record is ignored), he has a terrific graduation rate, genuinely cares about his players, and you can always hope that things will get better as the players experience increases (though evidence suggests otherwise at this point).
If UM settles for a coach that is less than a sure thing and we get BH 2.0 we could be looking at doing this entire thing over agin in 4 years. To that I would say bite the bullet and ride it out with him until that clear upgrade wants to come. It could also keep the recruiting class as close to in tact as it could be.
Having said all that, that's just the best defense I could come up with but even I'm not sure I can buy it.....I pray some top notch coach comes and rescues us from this abyss.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I think you mean....||
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I'm getting a little sick of this stuff...||
I have to say I'm getting a little sick of comments like the one Magnus made at TTB. I'm sure there is a very small group of people who want Hoke to be fired so badly that they don't want to see success of any kind out of this football team until he is gone. For most of us though, the fact that the o-line is looking better is a nice surprise.
Some of that might be due to the belief that after the MSU game it really didn't matter how things play out down the stretch BH is gone, but even if it weren't the case I am always happy to see UM players showing they've progressed.
So in short, please stop trying to imply that all but a few "real" fans want this team to fail just so BH can be fired. The fact is all of us would much rather have seen BH be a success at UM but the last 4 years have shown us that won't be the case. Maybe we're just smart enough to see that before one of the resident football geniuses on the board.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||DB...||
DB had experience running a below average pizza outfit. There is a big difference between making crappy pizza and running an AD the size of UM 's and I'd put forth that he did a terrible job of it from the get go. The facilities thing was something that has been in the works for ages, he just oversaw it. His biggest decision was hiring the football coach, which was a ridiculous hire. Then factor in all the insane things he did after that and he proved to be a person who had no business running an AD.
My adivce would be don't go after some corporate CEO who has no experience running an AD. Pick one of the myriad AD's out there who have already proven they know what it takes to run a successful AD and get them to jump on board., With the sheer size of the UM AD I would bet that almost all AD's of other schools would jump at the chance. Let's leave the CEO's where they are and go after a proven AD.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||In that Drake Johnson TD run...||
He broke more tackles in that run than D Smith and D Green have broken in their years combined between them.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Happy Birthday Coach||
Honestly, I hope Hoke doesn't think that people have any ill will toward him (well, some might but most don't anyway). To me he seems like a great human being who definitely loves the university and is doing his absolute best in his position. I hope he has a great birthday and life in general, I just hope his days as UM head coach are numbered. I certainly don't harbour any ill will toward a guy who is only guilty of taking his dream job when offered. Have a great day coach and hopefully you can get this team bowl eligible by the end of the season.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||As I sit here||
As I sit here in my tree stand waiting for the ten point buck I've been seeing on my trail cam to show his beautiful face, I can't think of a better way to pass the time than dancing on that clowns grave.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Give it up...||
people said the same damn thing about the B1G. The spread can't work. This nonsense needs to die. Meyer did pretty well in the SEC with it...A&M, Auburn...do I need to go on? The reason he failed here had nothing to do with the style of offense he runs.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Nice try Dave||
Now get the hell out of here!
|1 year 30 weeks ago||It isn't the right metaphor anyway||
The little brother thing wasn't the right metaphor anyway. I love Mike Hart but the relationship between UM and MSU is much closer to that of jilted ex-lovers than siblings with an inferiority comes.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||And...||
A second home game to MSU &OSU in football. Honestly, what has this dingbat done to earn more time as AD?
|1 year 30 weeks ago||My question is....||
do they not sell condums in LA? WTF is the problem with them that they have almost as high incidents of STD's as the adult film stars when the rest of the population has about a thhird as much?
|1 year 30 weeks ago||No it isn't....||
no one has had subs yet!
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Okay Brady....||
The jig is up, now get the heck outta here.
If you can't see the difference between someone saying a person is incompetent and someone saying a person is an evil person who would actively try and hurt his players either your undertsanding of the english language isn't up to scratch or your are just looking for a fight. I don't know which it is honestly...
|1 year 30 weeks ago||smh...||
itchy trigger finger.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||What you guys are ignoring....||
is the fact that it is MSU. Of course he has a less than stellar record against top sec teams, because he took over a perrenial bottom feeder. It takes time to build a program and Mullen has done that. Looking for flaws with Mullen is like looking for silver liniings with UM and Hoke. If you look hard enough you'll find something, but they aren't things that should change your opinion of them.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||I've heard this a number of times....||
but from everything I have read and heard on this blog UM basically uses the NCAA clearing house as their standard for accetance into the university. There are only a very small minority who have higher standards than that, Stanford being one of them. From everything I have read the criterea for acepting athletes at UM is the same as 90 % of the other schools which is get through the NCAA clearing house. In other words, he won't have a harder time here.
To your other point, there is no reason UM can't make the next HC the highest paid in the country. If they try and the top coaches still don't want to come here than we're really in for a long haul.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Honest question....||
who ever said that the football world passed either ND or Ala. by other than their rival fan bases? Even during their down years they almost always started the season in the top 25 simply because they were who they were. Every year pundits claimed this would be the year they'd right the ship. It was only rivals who thought they were down for good.
I agree with Don on this 100%
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Seeing that picture...||
Loking at that picture in the post brings to mind tweedle-dee and tweedle-dumb. Honestly, as a person I do like Brady Hoke, he seems like a very nice man and I wish him nothing but the best once he leaves. DB on the other hand I would like to give a swift kick in the ass. That is one condecending jerk and the smile in that picture makes me want to give him a slap!
|1 year 30 weeks ago||lol...||
"a guy who is in so far over his head that he needs a periscope to see hell."
That is comedy gold right there. Still laughing.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||lol....||
"They’ll run the football if you let them run the football and they’re going to take shots and they’re going to complete passes if you let them complete passes, and that’s I guess what a good offense does.”
Poor Greg Mattison can't even say for sure what a good offense does after practicing so many years with the mess here at UM.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||It isn't about not agreeing with it...||
it's about the fact that his justification makes zero sense whatsoever so the presence of an alterior motive is not a leap, it's the logical conclusion.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||That's true...||
But DB didn't play basketball and (this might be a stretch) probably knows he would have little to add to the conversation when other sports are performing film sessions. I think his bench days on the football team coupled with the fact that he hired BH gives him (in his mind) the expertise required to help the coaching staff during those sessions.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||My Hypothesis....||
Like others have said, Sam Webb is pretty plugged in where UM is concerned most of the time but there have been times where he has been wrong, and this is just another of those times.
For me there are only two reasons this could be the case when you're talking about someone like Sam Webb:
1) He is getting some information that is different from every other sources that has been mentioned and Jim would actually coach under DB. At the same time he is also missing the fact that there is plenty of time for UM to hire a new AD and contact JH prior to the 49ers season ending and the feeding frenzy ensuing.
2) Sam Webb is smart enough not to bite the hand that feeds him and is, with some prompting from the inside, going to bat for DB and in so doing trying to quell the storm that surrounds him right now.
He could be doing this for selfless reasons i.e. he genuinely likes DB and wants him to stay on or for selfish reasons like wanting to keep his contacts within the AD. Either way I think I know which scenario I believe is playing out here.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Honestly....||
as I said in another thread I just don't know what think, believe or hope for anymore. A big part of me would simply take anyone other than the two morans in charge right now but clearly that's just my frustration talking. I think they should just concerntrate on getting rid of DB right now. Once he's gone and they hire a suitable replacement I'd be happy to just let him evealuate and take things from there. Obviously I'd love Long and Harbaugh, but right now I just want to believe that DB is gone and I'll worry about the rest after that happens.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||At this point....||
I've lost all hope that anything will change. Every year I get tell myself not to get my hopes up and every year I find myself getting caught up in all the hype and optimism, only to get disappointed in the end. I have a sinking feeling that is what is happening here as well. My gut tells me if anything was going to happen it would have happened already and the further removed we get from the Shane Morris incident the less likely it is that anything will change in the AD. If DB is in place after this year there's really no point in firing BH because no one else worth their salt is going to come coach under this clown.
For the first time in the years I have rooted for UM I am in wait and see mode because I have been let down too often to do anything else.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Dude....||
That was supposed to be this year. Everyone thought this was the year we were going to be able to do that. Now we push it back another year, then another year...10-2 ain't happening again with Hoke as HC. The players we have will continue failing to progress in any meaningful way and we will flounder yet again. This staff is simply terrible (with a couple notable exceptions).
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Really?||
Getting rid of Brandon is about a lot more than W's at least for me. Plus, why wait? He has given more than enough reason to be terminated in the past 5 years, there's no need to give him more opportunity to damage the program.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||If that...||
If that DB stays I go....Honestly, there isn't one single thing or a plethora of things the jackass could do that would save his job. I don't care who he'd hire or what he'd do, he needs to go....NOW!
|1 year 31 weeks ago||I can't remember....||
I can't even remember the last time we won a game we should have lost....Maybe when RR beat Wisconsin? Has Hoke ever pulled an upset? I mean, I know after the game statistics made it look like we won some games we should have lost, but have we actually gone in as an underdog since Hoke came and pulled off an upset? I can't remember one.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||You just did it again...||
It's almost laughable. What the above poster did that none of you attempted is provided real statistics that showed Gardner has been as good as Henne. You then go on to say, without so much as looking at any statistics, that saying Gardner is as good as Henne is ridiculous and it doesn't pass the eyeball test. What eyeball test? The one people are talking about here (the racism one)? If you don't want to seem racist maybe you should provide some support rather than just throwing out a hypothesis that is based on nothing and can be construed as racist.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||I keep having nightmares..||
I keep having this reccurring nightmare that this clown weathers this storm. Honestly, I think I'll vomit if he's still here next year. I could live with Hoke if he somehow wins out (but that would be the only way) but DB has to go.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Yes....||
It stems from the picture of a guy holding a sign calling people "morans".
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Yeah...||
Well outside ND, who have we played this year with a pulse?
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Honestly....||
The new guy could be Donald freaking Duck and I'd still be happier than I am right now. Just get rid of this moran already!
|1 year 31 weeks ago||if he hasn't played this season...||
and isn't due back until January I think the red shirt is implied.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||lol...||
as garbage as his pizza was, it's still to good of a severence package for this clown. If anything he should be refunding his salary to the university if there was any justice in the world. Oh, and nice avatart btw.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Oh come on...||
I think you need to add on another year or two now that the lack of O-Line camps have come to light. Seriuosly, that should be buying coaches another year or two for sure.../s
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Please, please please...||
in the name of all that is good and holy in the world let this come to pass! Also, please let the next guy not be an attention seeking whore like DB. Being back in the shadows is a good thing for an AD
|1 year 31 weeks ago||lmao....||
that was well played. I love when people mix up common sayings up like that. I wish i could plus you more!
|1 year 31 weeks ago||IF....||
If this team shows improvement from this point through the end of the season I could live with Hoke coming back (I might throw-up in my mouth a little, but I'd live). Brandon should be gone regardless.
As for the rest of the staff, I think Nuss should get to decide what happens on offense and Matt decide what happens on defense and Hoke just rubber stamp everything.
I'm sorry. I know BH is a nice guy but he is a complete buffoon. He needs to have as little to do with everything (other than coaching the dline) as possible if this ship is going to get righted.
I want to see what Nuss can do with coaches he believes are good at their job. The defensive staff I'm pretty ambivalent about at this point. If they stay fine, if they go fine. I wold like to see Manning stay on though.
Anyway, that's my 2 cents.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Wow...||
this is what competent (actually excellent) coaching feels like. If only we could get someone on the football staff that would yield results such that we would expecting year to year jumps in talent the way we do in BBall. It used to be the opposite and BBall was where recruits went to regress. I guess that give us hope at any rate.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||lol....||
That might hold up if every linemen in the country was underdeveloped but spoiler alert....that's not the case. That was one of the lamest excuses in a long line of lame excuses from BH.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||That doesn't help much...||
why do you have to be big to play free safety?
|1 year 32 weeks ago||On the practice squad....||
but as a OG not a DL.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I'm not a football genius...||
I want to state this going in so if my idea is bad people may take some mercy on me. It seems like a common opinion that BC struggles in man coverage but we have seen that he is very good in zone and is an able tackler as well. He has good speed and is a bit of a ball hawk when playing zone. With this in mind and our struggles at the safety position, couldn't we push him to safety where we are in need of someone to go along with Wilson?
Wilson has played some strong safety and if BC played FS he wouldn't be used so much in run support so he could then utilize he zone and ball hawking prowess in a centerfield role.
I mean, as I said I'm no genius so there is something that obviously makes this option impossible, but could some explain to me that would be because I don't know enough to figure it out.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I don't know...||
WHO DOES NUMBER 2 WORK FOR???
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I think...||
During the fake punt Penn State should have run the play that was front paged a week or so ago where the team playing Miam (YTM) fell to the ground as if he were dead. That would have drawn less attention than the guy in motion did...truly had to smh when I was watching that fake attempt.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Awe dude...||
I love the blue pants! I think this is the first time I have disagreed with anything you've posted. The jersey's on the other hand are another story.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Happy Thanksgiving my friends||
Deep fryer is heating up and the turkey is ready to go in. Have a good one!
|1 year 32 weeks ago||This is tough to watch...||
I'm looking forward to watching the Arizona/USC game later tonight. I do hope we turn it around though. Let's go Blue!
|1 year 32 weeks ago||No surprise||
Fred Jackson is one of many terrible coaches on this staff. You have to wonder about the last guy he coached that actually got better as his career progressed.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||But that's not really the point...||
it doesn't matter that what he's doing isn't effecting you, the point is it certainly seems as if he's trying. As many posters have previously stated, when RR was under fire there was no movement to involve former players to quell the storm. The AD just let things unwind because it suited what they wanted to do all along, which was fire RR.
Fast forward four years and what's the difference? Well now we have a team that has been going backwards for four years so that is certainly different. The other difference is this coach was hired by this AD. Firing Hoke would have been admitting he failed and this DB can't handle that. So what does he do, organizes former players and coaches current players on what to say and do to try and protect him, and in so doing try to buy some symapthy from the regents and president.
It doesn't really matter that you aren't effected by this, the intent is certainly there, and that's what is rubbing people the wrong way especially given that this "support" was nowhere to be found for either the players or the coaching staff the last time around.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I don't think you get how protests work....||
I don't mean any offense as I enjoy you as a poster, but I don't think you understand how protests work. If you dislike something enough to launch a protest, yuo don't do it while sitting in the basement of your house. You do it out in the open for all the world to see. That's how change comes about. It isn't doing anyone a damn bit of good typing on their keyboards or jumping up and down screaming in their basements. It's only when they let the higher ups know how disgruntled they are that things might change, and to do that it has to happen in a forum like this.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I think the thing that bothered me most...||
I wanted RR to have another year but understood that after the bowl game it wasn't going to happen. For me he had always been a coach I loved to watc, and the fact that we had him and let him go left a bad taste in my mouth. I thought he was badly mistreated and felt sorry for him when his time to leave ultimately came.
I felt bad when the timing of the firing left he and his staff little to no chance to find a job for the upcoming year. This is just another reason I hate DB. His process didn;t just screw UM (which I think we deserved given everything that happened) but it screwed that coaching staff out of employment.
The final staw for me was when whichever station he worked for thought it would be a good idea to get an interview with BH and have RR conduct that interview. That was a disgrace IMHE and one I won't forget. I think BH and RR both conducted themselves with class during that interview, but whoever was responsible for setting that up should have got a kick to the nads.
The culmination of all these things has made it easy for me to have a soft spot for RR following his departure from UM and honestly, I look much more forward to watching his Arizona team play nowdays than I do my favorite Wolverines. Hopefully the next hire will bring some excitment back to UM football.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Absolutely...||
and more than likely they are the ones saying Hoke deserves another year to get things going. The hypocracy of that faction is beyond belief.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Don't take it too hard....||
it's just that you're a bear and deductive reasoning isn't in your DNA....It'll be alright.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Herein lies my problem...||
I want UM to win more than anything else related to football. To me it doesn't matter who coaches so long as the product on and off the field is one UM can be proud of. For me though, BH has proven he can only get part of that done as the on-field product is nearly unwatchable. I will root for this team every game they play and hope that we win out. The problem I see is if we do that and finish the year 8-4 or even 7-5 DB will say "look at the turn around BH made, here...have a 5 year extension".
With RR he finished 7-6 but was 2-6 in his last 8 games. If BH finished 7-6 but goes 5-2 in his last 7 will DB really move on? I sure hope that douchebag DB is gone and doesn't get the chance to make the decision because I have absolutely no faith in him making the right one.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||This point can't be overstated...||
Whomever goes to this event has to be a well spoken individual who is well aware of ALL the issues fans have with DB. The second this president gets even the slightest inclination that this is about wins and losses he will stop taking anything else people say on the subject seriously. The wins and losses are meerly a symptom of the larger issue and that needs to be clear when addressing the president.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I think you're missing the point...||
I don't think anyone involved is interested in sending a message to DB, he already knows most fans hate him and isn't bothered in the least. The point is to let everyone ELSE know how hated DB is by the fans.
DB isn't going to resign or fire himself for being a complete douche, people want the ones with the power to do that to understand how unhappy things are right now so whether money is made or not in this case is irrelevant.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Seriously!||
I love that lil' dude. I'm with Ace: this guy needs infinite eligibility. He and A Dakich should both get it and would be an amazing team IMHE.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I'm at a loss||
If the culture you want to create is one of losing, dishonestly and incompetence than sure, give him another year. Honestly, if this guy was Rich Rod he would have been run out of town ages ago. The double standard is laughable.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Anyone have a stream for the game?||
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Fred Jackson||
Should be the first to go.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I'm not entirely sure..||
I'm not entirely sure about there not being an advantage to letting him go now. My memory is foggy here so forgive me, but when Fickell took over at OSU and Meyer was hired prior to the end of the season didn't the NCAA give OSU some sort of allowance that made it possible for Fickell to coach the team while Meyer jetted around the country recruiting?
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I think you're leaving something out though...||
at this point it is pretty clear to most that DB is pulling the strings. There is no chance (in my opinion) given what we've seen from DB that he didn't spoon feed Hoke exactly what to say (or perhaps better, not say) during his press conference. If Brady did anything it was under the direct commands of DB, his boss. I want BH gone for what has transpired on the field, but DB gets my anger for what has been going on with the whole concussion debacle.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||As a die hard fan....||
I have been a die hard fan for the better part of 30 years but given what has transpired over the past few years I wouldn't judge anyone for looking away at a time like this.
For me though, I just can't do it. I still have to plan my Saturday's around watching the game, i just can't help myself. One thing I will say is I share the sentiment of many others who have become emotionally detached at this point. I watch the games because I can't bring myself not to watch them, but I go in expecting poor results so when that happens, I'm not disappointed.
It used to be that when UM lost I would be in a funk for days, probably until they won their next game which as you can imagine, when it was a bowl game that funk lasted a long time. Now I just shut the tv off and go about my business. I can tell if this whole thing has been therapuetic or soul crushing at this point. Maybe this is the way most fans usually feel, but it's never been my experience where UM is concerned. I hope one day it will come back!
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I just didn't execute....||
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Wow....||
mea culpa....The content on this site has been so hectic of late I missed all of this. Too focused on the fiasco i guess. Anyway, apologoes to everyone and mods....please delete.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||As always...||
well said. Since I can't say it better I'll simply add this:
It seems like Todd Howard has taken a page out of the Dave Brandon/Brady Hoke playbook in that he treats fans like something they scraped off the bottom of their shoe. The condesending tone these people use when speaking about the fans makes me wonder wny any of us bother.
One other thing I'll note: It isn't the fans who are the priviledged ones. As paying customers we have a right. It is the athletic teams, athletic department and all it's employees and coaches who are the priviledged ones. They get to run around and make money off playing and coaching sports while we pay to see the product on the field.
So if some of us get a little upset with things like cost of tickets, game experience, the feeling of being a part of something, winning games, feeling pride in the institution take a big hit I don't think some condesending rant is going to make things better...maybe that's just me though.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Couldn't resist||
"If his DB keeps giving up long pass plays and is constantly screwing up by being in the wrong position"....He'd be Todd Howard.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I can tell you this...||
If this were the case I would be happier than a kid at Christmas. I'm not one to enjoy anyone losing their job, especially in economic times such as these, but let's face it, DB has been overcompensated for the job he's done. As many posters have already outlined the many issues most of us have with Brandon I won't bother wasting everyones time but suffice it to say he is deserving of this fate and I hope beyond hope this comes to fruition. The problem is the past couple of years have made me believe that (at least where football is concerned) we can't have nice things so I'm having a hard time getting excited just yet. Please, please be right!
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Man...||
GMAT must be thanking his lucky stars he's not OC<HC or the AD right now. I bet he was never so happy to have such a short press conference.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||If it's not....||
If it's not a new AD I'm not interested, so don't wake me up.