|2 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe...||
if he spent more time coaching and less time on social media he would make some progress with their WR's.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||ugh...||
There is something about grown men calling high school boys studs that creeps me the heck out. -1 for you sir.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Lots of schools||
Lots of schools split the DL coaching responsibilities. Schools apparently are getting an extra coach soon so why not use it to get a guy like him? Just a thought.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Now now....||
I didn't say I was "the" one or imply I knew something no one else did. I would wager half the people on this blog didn't like that hire. And just to show my many faults I was one who love RR and didn't want him to leave so what do I know. I was just prefacing the statement so people would know it wasn't coming from a guy who loved Brady Hoke from the jump and would look for any reason to bring him back.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I would take BH||
as a DL coach in a heartbeat. He has shown an eye for talent and ability to devleop said talent at that position and can recruit as good as anyone. He also has a passion for UM that burns within him. I was one who hated the hire as BH for HC but DL coach would be awesome. JH should try to lure him back.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||no politics...||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||As a recruiter...||
Perhaps he has been huge but as I coach I wasn't blown away. In my opinion the RB's weren't utilized effectively and the distibution made little to no sense. Smith got worse as a blocker as well while really showing little development that couldn't also be attributed to simply being a little older and more experienced. I'm no expert by a long shot but I wasn't terribly impressed with Wheatly as a coach. As a recruiter, yes, but as a coach...not so much. I wish him all the best and still love him for all he has done for UM as a coach and player but I'm not sad to see he or Jed go and it wouldn't surprise me if this article is on point.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||They hang low...||
but does one hang lower than the other is the question. If so, he should seek medical treatment for a hydrocele. They can be painful!
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I think||
I think the confusion comes from "on getting" if that is what is really posted (I haven't read the actual tweet). "On getting" sounds like someone got something where as "in getting" sounds more like it is something yet to come. I think it is just a poorly worded tweet and I can see how this could be contrued in both ways. " Good luck on getting" doesn't make much sense TBH.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks guys||
I appreciate the information.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||This is so much...||
This is so much easier to answer as a 42 year old man than it would be for a 20 year old kid.The answer with a lifetime of experience is get the insurance, stay the extra year and get your degree then move on to the NFL.
People only realize much later in life that their university years are about as good as it gets in life. Before the bills start adding up and responsibilities pile on. It's a time when you get to have fun and be with friends and most importantly for him, one more year to acclimate himself to the position he'd play in the NFL. The insurance will cover the risk of injury so stop crying about the money, it's about so much more than money.
He has a chance to fulfill some goals he set for himself prior to entering college and if he leaves a year on the table I can say with 100% certainty it is a decision he will always question his entire life. Stay one more year is the answer.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Dude...||
I havent read ALL the posts but I would say the responses have been pretty reasonable. People are basically saying, "Well crap, good luck to the kid." No one is jumping the shark. Plus I think your statistics professoris talking his way out of a job.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Bigcat||
I hope for your sake that you (or your parents) don't follow european football and the transfer market. In recruiting news we occasionally get poor information that turns out to be false but the media in Europe just constantly throws crap at the walls to see what sticks. Seriously, I never realised how accurate our media in North America is until I started following the transfer market in Europe. It is a complete abomination.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I know nothing about this stuff||
so this is a legit question: Can they even speak to agents without losing their eligibility? Can they speak to and just not sign with? I was always under what could definitely be the mistaken impression that even speaking with agents will cost college athletes their eligibility.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||One thing Jabrill||
One thing Jabrill has shown over the course of his career is that he is goal oriented. He sets goals and does his best to achieve them. One thing he said during his recruitment and after committing to UM was that he wanted to win the Heisman like Woodson did. Perhaps he really wants to achieve that goal. One thing is for sure...the number of blow hards on this board that say he is definitely gone or definitely saying aren't going to make a bit of difference and we'll all know what he chooses before long.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Not sure I disagree or find||
Not sure I disagree or find it insulting. If you want to be offended you'll find a way but this seems both innocuous and accurate. I think they did have better athletes but got out coached.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Dude...||
Whether you like it or not MSU has been a major player in the recruitment of many of our commits and targets this year. DPJ, Thomas, DIB, Corey Malone Hatcher, Jalen Kelly-Powell...Most of the players we have been after. especially in-state, have had MSU in their sights as well. Of course Mork would be doing this. He'd be doing it even if we weren't going head to head for recruits.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||i think||
I think it's tomorrow...
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I'd like to||
I'd like to shift my balls and place them squarely on Urban Meyers forehead.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||The problem...||
"The problem with Scotland is it's full of Scots"
The problem with Columbus is it's full of Ohioans. Other than that I have to say that on my two trips there I actually found the city to be quite nice. Pretty much every school/city has something to offer and everyones tastes are different. It really isn't that hard to understand why some kids choose other schools.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||could be...||
That would make for an outstanding week in recruiting!
Maybe we could get Harris to flip on Saturday as well while we're at it?
|11 weeks 19 hours ago||I applaud your efforts.||
Helping those less fortunate is a calling we should all take more personally and you are a great example of what can come of doing that. You're an inspiration, thank you! Happy Holidays!
|12 weeks 4 days ago||I don't see you on here much anymore...||
but you were always one of my favorite posters. Sad it is under such circumstances but both you and this young mans family will be in my prayers. Very sorry to hear this news.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I can't believe it...||
and I don't know at what point I arrived here, but at this point I just can't believe that UM can beat OSU until it happens. Maybe it's a defense mechanism or something, that I just don't even entertain the idea that we could beat them so that when we lose it doesn't hurt so much.
I mean, I look at the teams and see that we certainly have the talent to win, but we have before too yet still the universe found ways to conspire against us and bring OSU out on top. That is the biggest reason I want a win this year, so that beating OSU no longer feels like an impossible task and goes back to feeling like the coin flip it always used to. I hate feeling like it just won't happen.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||There were extenuating||
There were extenuating circumstances in their game against MSU. The weather was absolutely abysmal yesterday. Those other teams played MSU under good conditions, including us. I'm hopeful the weather was as big a factor as I think it was because that could mean our offence isn't as bad with O'korn as it looked yesterday.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Nope. Nicholson got the||
Nope. Nicholson got the unsportsmanlike and Weber got nothing. OSU did get a personal foul during the play but it was on someone else. An OL I think but I could be wrong.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks for one of only two||
Thanks for one of only two helpful responses, it is very much appreciated. I found this also but don't really know the legitimacy of those sites either. The site the seller gave me is http://www.wbco.wtcvehicles.com/ and it is a 1968 mustang fastback that typically sells for between 35 and 45 thousand in the shape this one is in but they want way less for this one. If I was more tech savvy I could probably figure it out but unfortunately I'm not. Thanks again.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I did to||
Initailly I did as well, but the thing at the back of his head that looked like a pony tail flopping around when he hit the ground is actually either his hat or a toupe. I'm not 100 percent sure which it is but it is an old gentleman, not a lady.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||I don't know...||
all this second guessnig of the coaching staff after one loss is absurd. This is a team that, to this point, has over achieved. I think the most optimistic expectations had us going into the OSU game with at least 1 loss, potentially 2 and we are right on target for that.
The team laid an egg and there are always things we can second guess but for me, I have the utmost confidence in this coaching staff to make the right decisions. If they are calling wide receiver screens there must be a reason. If Ty Isaac didn't get more carries, there must have been a reason. Unlike previous years, this coaching staff has a method to their madness. They don't just aimlessly throw crap at the wall and see what sticks.
Why don't we all just settle down and remember that this team still has everything to play for. It was one bad game and I, for one, am confident that this staff will look at the tape and fix what was wrong.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||It's fantastic||
It is so great to enjoy football, REALLY enjoy football, again. It had been so long since I really loved to watch college football. During the Hoke era I even found myself turning games off before they were over and that had never happened before, no matter the score. I feel like I did back when I was a teenager watching the games again. I can't wait for Saturday to come so I can watch my team take the field and know that no matter what, they will come out and be competitive at the very least. I can't explain my love for this team and specifically this coach. What a man!
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Awesome!||
Thanks a million guys. I'll sleep better tonight knowing that. Hope to see you all at the game!
|17 weeks 13 hours ago||You honestly think a Scott is||
You honestly think a Scott is better than Barkley and Clement? Perhaps Clement but I would be skeptical that he rivals Barkley in anyway. I mean, I'm no expert or anything but to my untrained eye that's how I see it.
|18 weeks 17 hours ago||first||
I will preface this by saying I know absolutely nothing about Drew sharp. I live in Canada so I don't read or hear Detroit news and never knew exactly why people disliked him (though I heard enough on here to develop a hypothesis). Therefore I had no ill feelings toward Mr. Sharp.
Knowing how many people around here felt about him, though, it reminded me of a similar situation that occurred here a couple of weeks ago. Here, however, I knew the reason people disliked the guy and I must admit they had very good reasons. Much better than the ones for people disliking Mr. Sharp.
The man was a well known drug dealer and all around bad dude. He was outside his house one morning when two men stopped and stabbed him multiple times and ran off. I was on call when the man came in, still alive, but barely. After hours of surgery the man passed and the comments I heard I found pretty disturbing.
I heard countless people talking about how the world was a better place with him gone, how no one would lose sleep over his passing and things of that nature. Now I'm not saying that this gentlement may not have had something like this coming to him because of the line of business that he was in, but it didn't make him less of a father, brother, son or husband.
Regardless of the life he lead he left behind loved ones and there certainly would be people who lost sleep over his passing. I was there when his wife and daughter were told he had passed. I saw his brother a few days later who was still shaken to his core. His mother ended up in outpatient psych two days after he passed.
My overall point is simply that while these two people are very different (and not remotely on similar levels) for reasons right or wrong they had a following if people who disliked them very much. That fact doesn't preclude them from having people close to them who love them very much, and who suffer extreme sorry when they've gone.
It's those people that should be remembered at times like this. Those who are suffering need not be bombarded with things that challenge the love they have for their loved one who has passed. We don't need to try to rewrite history so that the person was a saint, we just need to remember the old addage that if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all and let those who loved them grieve in peace.
I want to be clear on this too...I'm not trying to be on a high horse here and sound like I'm lecturing because that isn't my intent. It's really more me trying to come to terms with how people around here reacted to the man whom I was referring to passing away than anything I read on this thread pertaining to Drew Sharp. I think people here have been very respectful in this case, when the potential for negativity was certainly there.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||The only time I root for OSU,||
The only time I root for OSU, and I know I'm in the minority here, is when they play the sec. That is it. Never, ever, other than that.
|19 weeks 18 hours ago||The question is:||
are they selling Oregon shirts in Washington yet?
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Just when I think I couldn't||
Just when I think I couldn't love a university and athletic organization more than I love Michigan they go and raise that bar even higher. What an inspiration that young man is. Great story.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||F||
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Wow....||
unlike the OP I'm lost for words. I only got through the first two paragraphs and realized it was way to much for me.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||I can't believe...||
someone would down vote this. A member of the board is sharing a special experience he had with his family centered around UM football and he gets four down votes. Come on!
OP, that is a great story. I got to go see my first game just last year for the OSU game after cheering for UM from Nova Scotia for the better part of 3 decades. It was a special moment and one I won't forget. My brother and I have decided to make it a yearly pilgrimage and are returning this year for the Maryland game (only one we both has weekends off for).
I hope you, your son and your father have a great time!
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Some people make crap up....||
When I was 20 years old I had a summer job working with children with disabilities and worked with 3 boys with cerebral palsy. One weekend we took them away to a camp and while there one worker had to sleep in a tent with them during the night while the other could enjoy the comforts of their car.
I was the lucky one that got to sleep in his car and some time through the night I woke up and had to take a leak. In a stuper I got up, opened the door and closed it behind me, then relieved myself. When I finished I turned to get back in the car and go to sleep. I pulled on the door handle and it was locked.
There I was standing outside in the middle of the night at a camp for children with special needs with nothing on but my underwear and nowhere to go. I saw that a campsite close by had a camp fire going so i went over there to ask if I could borrow one of their cars and drive the 1/2 home to get my spare set of keys and return. No one would oblige...
Seems like nothing more than a funny story to tell right? Why would anyone lie about that and just not tell the truth? Well in the month leading up to that I had locked my keys in my car 3 other times and people were starting to believe that I was the one with the disability. I was emabarrased and tired so I went to the car and smashed the window and crawled in to go to sleep.
When I arrived the next day to pick up my father minus one window he asked what the heck happened. Rather than admit I had locked my keys in the car AGAIN, I told him i had been sleeping in the car and all of a sudden I was woken up by a rock breaking through the window. Must have been some crazy kids at the camp ground or something.
Very long story short...sometimes the reason for people making something up doesn't seem reasonable to others but makes perfect sense to the individual. People do dumb things sometimes.
|36 weeks 14 hours ago||Dude we get it....||
You smoke weed....you're cool and stick it to the man and all that. rules are rule, like it or fu*king lump it, it's up to you but deal with the consequences when they come. Go smoke a blunt and stop arguing this point. We all know you want pot legal.
For me, i couldn't care less. I have many friends who smoke it and can see arguments for and against but until it is legalized it is perfectly acceptable for people to be punished for violation of those laws/rules. Hell, I bet even if it does become legal most NCAA teams will have rules against the use of it and then you'll really blow your fu*king top.
|36 weeks 15 hours ago||I know I don't live in the USA...||
so I can't speak to what goes on there, but in Canada you would never get away with testing someone for drugs use, alcohol, tobacco or anything else prior to hiring. If you tried you would get a discrimination law suit slapped on you so fast it would make your head spin.
The only time time testing prior to hiring is allowed is if it is a bonafide job requirement (i.e. if you are a labourer you may have to do a some form of physical testing prior to hire to make sure you can perform the job).
Honestly, if addiction is an illness you can refrain from hiring someone because of it, at least in Canada. Clearly a form of discrimination.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||How do you get....||
more personal than climbing trees and sleeping over at a recruits house? No offense meant, I like most of your input on the board. I agree there is a difference betwen the way Hoke and Harbaugh do things but if climbing trees for little girls and sleeping over at recruits houses isn't about building relationships then I don't know what is. I think Harbaugh builds pretty colid relationships with recruits and their families as well.
|38 weeks 15 hours ago||As a cardiologist....||
and a guy who knows many doctors in other specialties I have to say that is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard...I'm not saying it's impossible that there's a surgeon out there who may have the same personality traits as a serial killer but that doesn't mean most do or that mst Doctors specialize in something they have a fetish for.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||For me...||
I agree that I don't believe the linesmen get the calls wrong too foten so I'm not sure anything is required personally, but if something like this did take place then I would suggest the remedy is simple:
The ref plays the advantage. If a goal is scored before the advantage is ended then you go and review the play to see if it is offside. If it isn't scored immediately than the offside really had no bearing on the match and play would be allowed to continue. This would only apply to close calls and egregious offsides would be called right away.
The only thing you are worried about with offside is that it directly results in a goal. If that doesn't happen and the defense has time to set up but the other team still ends up scoring I would argue it wasn't the offside that caused the goal, but the other teams inability to defend.
|39 weeks 16 hours ago||1000% agree||
Almost every other league in world football has 3-4 teams that can compete at a very high level and is then littered with teams that couldn't compete in the Championship division of english football. There isn't near the pairty in other leagues as there is in England and if you filled the bottom 2/3's of the EPL with the bottom 2/3's of other leagues you would see just how terrible they are.
|39 weeks 17 hours ago||Really...||
What do you mean by the Yankees of the EPL? Do you mean they buy their way to the title, because that is absolutelynot the case. Few clubs have a better history of bringing players up through their youth academy than Man U does. You want the Yankees of the EPL look across the road to city who literally have bought their way to the top. Lots of lazy fans believe this and its crap. Sir Alex has a long history of bringnig players up through the ranks of the academy, not buying championships. Dislike them all you want, makes no difference to me, but at least find a real reason.
|39 weeks 17 hours ago||-1 for Ohio State||
-1 for Ohio State....Fair is fair.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Who said that?||
I never said I'm a big time coach, I said I have coached for years and not in the big time at all, but your duty to the athletes remains the same. I don't watch over them 24/7, much of that work is left to the school and other teammates/students, but when I hear about a problem with x player I look into it. if i find out its true they are held accountable and if it is an issue where a criminal offense has taken place I would 100% turn that over to the police. How are you even debating this?
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Serious question...||
Have you ever coached anything before? I have been coaching for a number of years (not football) and when you select a player on your team you're responsible for more than just their development as an athlete. If I ever suspected some of my players were up to no good I wouldn't wait for police to tell me, I would do some investigating myself. I owe that to the players and their parents. I don't care who the player was, if I found out they had been breaking the law they would be disciplined whether they had been charged with anything or not.
You seem to be suggesting that Briles shouldn't have acted because police didn't. If he knew, or even suspected any of these players were doing these things he should have investigated himself and responded accordingly depending on his findings. Maybe he should have contacted police and some of these things wouldn't have happened.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||I agree with you in part...||
a coach shouldn't have to babysit players 24/7. But when a coach becomes aware that some of those kids he isn't supposed to babysit have done things such as this the coach is responsible for doing the right thing, like kicking them off the team, not cover it up. When they choose that option firing is the only course of action that can be taken.
|42 weeks 1 day 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.
|43 weeks 17 hours ago||Not dudes...||
they aren't even just guys....
|43 weeks 1 day 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.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||....||
beaten to the punch
|43 weeks 3 days 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.
|44 weeks 3 days 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.
|44 weeks 3 days 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.
|45 weeks 2 days 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.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||You missed it...||
What are you smoking weed right now??? (hehehe, just kidding). But seriously, you missed my point.
|45 weeks 3 days 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.
|47 weeks 20 hours 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...
|49 weeks 3 days 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.
|1 year 8 weeks 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.
|1 year 9 weeks 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.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Great post.||
|1 year 9 weeks 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!!
|1 year 10 weeks ago||yeah...||
and everybody murders but I'm equally against that as well.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Why!||
Why are you tweeting recruits?
|1 year 11 weeks 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.
|1 year 11 weeks 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?
|1 year 12 weeks 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.
|1 year 12 weeks 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.
|1 year 12 weeks 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...
|1 year 12 weeks 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.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Yeah but....||
he's better than Joe Bolden.
|1 year 13 weeks 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!!
|1 year 13 weeks 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!
|1 year 14 weeks 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.
|1 year 14 weeks 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!
|1 year 14 weeks 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.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Oh, now I get it...we're||
Oh, now I get it...we're talking about real life solutions...carry on then.
|1 year 16 weeks 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...
|1 year 17 weeks 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.
|1 year 18 weeks 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.
|1 year 18 weeks 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.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Our coach is awesome!||
That is all...
|1 year 21 weeks 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!
|1 year 21 weeks 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....
|1 year 22 weeks 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...
|1 year 23 weeks 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!
|1 year 23 weeks ago||It's actually a pretty common||
It's actually a pretty common muscle to pull, especially in sports where cleats are used.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||oh why don't you...||
just suck my tittle.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Love it!||
That is awesome!
|1 year 26 weeks 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!!
|1 year 27 weeks 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!
|1 year 27 weeks 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 .
|1 year 28 weeks 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.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Yeah...||
well Irish papers are saying Ohio is a bunch of perverts! So take that Ohio paper!!
|1 year 29 weeks 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.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Thanks a bunch!||
I totally forgot to try Anr BNB and now we have lots of options. Thanks!
|1 year 29 weeks 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.
|1 year 29 weeks 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.
|1 year 29 weeks 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?
|1 year 29 weeks ago||OMG!!||
Harbaugh doesn't get the rivalry!!! He thinks every game is as important as the OSU game! Fire this man immediately!!!
|1 year 31 weeks 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?
|1 year 31 weeks 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...
|1 year 32 weeks 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.
|1 year 32 weeks 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.
|1 year 32 weeks 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...
|1 year 37 weeks 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.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||All I have to say....||
Is good riddance. Not our problem anymore thank goodness!
|1 year 38 weeks 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!
|1 year 38 weeks 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.
|1 year 38 weeks 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!
|1 year 38 weeks 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.
|1 year 38 weeks 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 39 weeks ago||Thanks for the info...||
and of course for the laughs!
|1 year 39 weeks 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 42 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 42 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 44 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 44 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.
|2 years 2 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.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Because he didn't...||
he didn't recruit Ryan to UM, RR did.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||No....||
It was the CoT Coordinator. Or cirle of trust coordinator for those not up on college football acronyms.
|2 years 7 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.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||It's Kirk coupons....come on man, get with it.||
It's Kirk coupons....come on man, get with it.
|2 years 8 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!!!!
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Can I exhale now???||
Can I exhale now???
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Really...||
|2 years 8 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.
|2 years 9 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!!
|2 years 9 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.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I guess||
I guess the title didn't "say it all" after all....
|2 years 9 weeks ago||what the heck is Moot??||
I think you mean a Moo point.
/s just in case someone doesnt get it...
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I love that GIF||
I wish it was me throwing something at the clown!
|2 years 9 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.
|2 years 9 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.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||huh...||
needs more HARBAUGH!!!!
|2 years 10 weeks ago||I would have||
I would have liked to have him as a fall back option....Dang!
|2 years 10 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.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||I'm not sure about that...||
I think the wizard hat played the bigger role in Roundtree coming here.
|2 years 10 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.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||What IS this?||
I need to know...what is this from?
|2 years 10 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.
|2 years 10 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.
|2 years 10 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.
|2 years 10 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.
|2 years 10 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!!!
|2 years 11 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.
|2 years 11 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.
|2 years 11 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.
|2 years 11 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.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Can't edit...||
That was Harbaugh not grab whatever.
|2 years 12 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?
|2 years 12 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.
|2 years 12 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.
|2 years 12 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.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||I guess....||
I guess we know whose fault it is when our team doesn't have the proper numbers on the field.
|2 years 13 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.
|2 years 13 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.
|2 years 13 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."
|2 years 13 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."
|2 years 13 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.
|2 years 13 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.
|2 years 14 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.
|2 years 14 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
|2 years 14 weeks ago||lol....||
So full of win I can't stand it!
|2 years 15 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
|2 years 15 weeks ago||That Mario Kart Banana Peel....||
|2 years 15 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.
|2 years 15 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.
|2 years 15 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.
|2 years 15 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.
|2 years 15 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.
|2 years 15 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.
|2 years 15 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.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||I think you mean....||
|2 years 15 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.
|2 years 16 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.
|2 years 16 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.
|2 years 16 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.
|2 years 16 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.
|2 years 16 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.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Nice try Dave||
Now get the hell out of here!
|2 years 17 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.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||And...||
A second home game to MSU &OSU in football. Honestly, what has this dingbat done to earn more time as AD?
|2 years 17 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?
|2 years 17 weeks ago||No it isn't....||
no one has had subs yet!
|2 years 17 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...
|2 years 17 weeks ago||smh...||
itchy trigger finger.
|2 years 17 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.
|2 years 17 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.
|2 years 17 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%
|2 years 18 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!
|2 years 18 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.
|2 years 18 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.
|2 years 18 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.
|2 years 18 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.