|1 hour 1 min ago||Yeah. Credit due.||
Yeah. Credit due.
|3 hours 29 min ago||Your post assumes it is the||
Your post assumes it is the same position at either school. It is not. Being a co-DC is not the same as being the DC. The coaching world is well aware of the difference. Other-wise, why not just call all your position coaches "co-coordinators"? No rule that it can only be two or anything.
|4 hours 42 min ago||That all depends on if you||
That all depends on if you think Dantonio or Narduzzi was the primary reason that MSU turned around.
|5 hours 21 min ago||I don't know about that.||
I don't know about that. Unlikely they pay both 500k. Either one would likely get the same salary or more at Pitt. That person could also be the only coordinator (a step up for a co title).
|5 hours 31 min ago||Do your own work.||
Do your own work.
|1 day 5 hours ago||With 40 of 44 in the two deep||
With 40 of 44 in the two deep returning and a top ten defense last year and vastly improved running game, I think it all depends on how quickly the QB develops. I think they may drop a couple early ones, but be going steadier by Big Ten season. The only Big Ten team that is scary good is OSU and they are losing Herman. But, Meyer has a track record of success without him. As for MSU, Narduzzi meant more to them and Dantonio has not proven anything as a head coach without him. The MSU game is also a home game (unlike recent years). Overall, I expect 2-3 losses overall and only one in the Big Ten, but unfortunately OSU won't lose any B10 games.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Can someone on Twitter PLEASE||
Can someone on Twitter PLEASE blow up Gil Brandt about why Cutliffe would turn down the job that Harbaugh took. Looks like times have changed, eh Gil?
|1 day 5 hours ago||At least Dantonio has||
At least Dantonio has Narduzzi....er..... at least he has a long track record of success without Narduzzi....er..... He is still a good coach, but the framework that got him to 6-2 against Michigan is changing dramatically this year.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Aaahhhhh||
|1 week 1 hour ago||I'd upvote that||
Respect for the Photoshop skills!
|1 week 2 hours ago||Les Miles mafia?||
Les Miles mafia?
|1 week 2 hours ago||Do we need a new searchbits? Lots more positive chatter.||
Do we need a new searchbits? Lots more positive chatter.
|1 week 3 hours ago||But what if you found out||
But what if you found out that the concussion rate was just as high or higher in other everyday activities your kids engage in? And that, as long as they are not obese linemen, your kids will have a healthier and longer life as a football player?
|1 week 3 hours ago||Idiotic article IMO. Boxing||
Idiotic article IMO. Boxing was replaced by MMA fighting, which is surging in popularity. That is much more brutal thA n boxing. Boxing lost popularity because it was perceived as "fixed." Also, this type of thing has been questioned before when players were dying on the field decades (up to a century ago). The game has adjusted and will adjust. Of course, some anecdotes about Bradshaw and the feelings of soccer moms in the northeast prove more than history.... right.
|1 week 5 hours ago||Meh. The NFL arrogance leads||
Meh. The NFL arrogance leads me to believe that they may not have contemplated going back to college. That said, in employment contracts it is usually a non-compete type buyout. JH wouldn't have to pay if he just retired or got sick. He may only need to pay if he took a competing job (that is where the justification for charging any penalty for not working). Who knows what competition is defined as in this contract. Tons of different ways to do it and NO IDEA what the contract actually says. Might as well speculate wildly, like we do about everything here :)
|1 week 5 hours ago||He's a silent verbal commit IMO||
He's a silent verbal commit IMO
|1 week 6 hours ago||Anything||
As a lawyer, i wanted to say it simply depends on the language of the contract. None of these high profile contracts are form or "boilerplate" only. They are all custom. Talk to someone who has seen this particular contract.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Silent commit?I get the||
|1 week 1 day ago||I read the uncle connection||
I read the uncle connection tweet in his feed before Brian referenced him. If it's not there, he must have deleted it (which he is apparently prone to do a lot). I know what I read though. I was really curious hoe he got his info and the claimed connection seemed odd.
|1 week 1 day ago||I think Wiley isn't too||
I think Wiley isn't too smart. He needs to be quiet regardless of the situation
|1 week 1 day ago||We aren't going to know what to do when it really happens.||
We aren't going to know what to do when it really happens.
|1 week 1 day ago||Yeah||
Its a conflict. BUt, I wholeheardtedly believe this is a two horse race, Oakland or Michigan.
|1 week 1 day ago||I thought this was going to be about....||
... a way to call in sick from work on December 23rd to track the potential hapenings that day.
BUT, since it is just a thread about feelings, let me share mine (because you guys haven't seen enough speculaiton) about an oft-ignored point:
I think Harbaugh moving around a lot as a kid is an important factor in his mental make-up. Some people consider him a "flake" and that friendships are not the same with him as with others.
I have seen this first-hand. I live with someone who moved around a lot as a kid. That person isnt used to building friendships the same way I have been. When you move, you get used to ending friendships and you are not as good at doing the little things to keep them going. That person has always craved having roots established in one area.
Plus, there is a really, really strong conneciton to family because that has been the only constant.
Often, people don't want their kids to grow up the same way. They want something "better." I think this is why "staying in SF area" has been something of some importance to Jim's family. Probably why the Niners job was taken, in part. However, in light of events beyond his control, he is probably going to have to leave unless he wants to play for the local joke franchise.
Ann Arbor has a lot of home qualities. Lots of old firends. He could be there a long, long time. Any other NFL stop could be short. Plus, his beloved father seems to want him there and for him to be close. (He will also be closer to John, this sister, etc.) Of course, Bo may have been like a father. JH may have a big ego, but I think something inside him wants the stability he never enjoyed.
In some ways, people who move around and lose treasured friends during their formative years really want to plant roots somewhere they can call home......
|1 week 1 day ago||WHat is the difference between...||
...having one game to coach and having two games to coach? You leave the team either way. Both are "bailing" but I think both are fine.
|1 week 1 day ago||Sad||
That makes me sad. It also makes me think of Soul Asylum's Somebody to Shove.
|1 week 2 days ago||MODS: Please take down or at||
MODS: Please take down or at least, reticle the post. There is little indication this is coming from Harbaugh's actual agent. This guy claims his uncle went to high school with the agent. But, this agent is sharing detailed texts about JH that no other reputable source receives? And the agent is okay with it all being posted on Twitter?
|1 week 2 days ago||Can one of you "Twitter folk"||
Can one of you "Twitter folk" send this on to these reporters? I think they need to know how long ago that offer was being reported and that it is not an increased offer that has changed things. Thanks!!!
|1 week 2 days ago||Brian's mistake||
I honestly believe that giving credence to this guy is Brian's mistake. One of only a few.
Unless I am missing something, this guy claims that his uncle "went to high school" with Harbaugh's agent. Apparently, that is enough of a connection for the agent to spend 30 minutes and more on the phone with this guy for him to send out the information on twitter. That doesn't seem like something an agent would do during contract negotiations.
Why, when all has been silent in the media does the agent start sharing stuff with a rando on twitter?
A lot of things are either already out there or not verifiable (i.e,, Harbaugh presented with formal offer at noon PST yesterday - after the news of the offer had been out there for a while).
Add in the fact that he has never verified anything about his connection to the agent and that this is the time when people like this come out of the woodwork and I say:
|1 week 3 days ago||Agents by DEFINITION are||
Agents by DEFINITION are people you control. No way Harbaugh allows his agent to use UM for leverage even if they suggest it to him. You have never hired an attorney or agent for anything, have you?
|1 week 3 days ago||That makes very little sense.||
That makes very little sense. Nothing known about JH indicates he would treat Michigan in that way. Also, the Niners might not care about a small decrease in trade value if it means getting any offers, NOW, from teams offering them anything, right?
|1 week 3 days ago||What if SF leaked it? They||
What if SF leaked it? They want Harbaugh to take a NFL offer too.
|1 week 3 days ago||No. SF could have leaked in||
No. SF could have leaked in desperate attempt to get trade value. Or, details could leak because now draft Contracts are putting these details before more eyes.
|1 week 3 days ago||So, he rebuffed Michigan||
So, he rebuffed Michigan because he wouldn't leave while the Niners were in the hunt until last weekend? WHAT?
|1 week 3 days ago||Is this guy saying Harbaugh||
Is this guy saying Harbaugh personally rebuffed Michigan earlier. I hope you guys on Twitter are making a point of how dumb that comment is in light of Michigan waiting for Harbaugh
|1 week 3 days ago||Unfortunately||
I still occassionally check FlightAware to see if the block on tracking has expired. I figure it might automatically expire at some point.
I have problems.
|1 week 3 days ago||Thanks||
This search was missing this rumor.....
It's a classic of ANY coach search.
|1 week 5 days ago||Wish I could just delete this crap||
Wish I could just delete this crap
|1 week 5 days ago||Stop||
|1 week 5 days ago||I thought this fan….||
... was pretty dumb when I first watched this video. But, I could see it happening at Willow Run if Harbaugh is hired:
|1 week 6 days ago||Probably not. Vegas seems to||
Probably not. Vegas seems to make its own rules about what they think is fair or not that are design to keep the odds in their favor. For example, if someone is smart enough to count cards, why is that not allowed?
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||I agree. MODS please cut these down.||
I agree. MODS please cut these down.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||That article on Harbaugh, Moeller and Bo||
Jim Harbaugh was Bo's third choice for a scholarship offer (in the pre-cap days). One guy chose Michigan State. The other guy chose Pitt. Michigan ended up with Harbaugh.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Soon||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||MODS: Delete this thread.||
MODS: Delete this thread. Many reasons, including I can click through to premium content on another site. That's a basic violation here.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Bad thread idea||
Bad thread idea
|2 weeks 2 days ago||If anything Michigan's recruits have been on par with OSU.||
If anything Michigan's recruits have been on par with OSU.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||He never said anything like||
He never said anything like that. You are just making things up. Is it possible? Maybe, but anything is possible if you want to start throwing out potential things that are not even close to being mentioned. I guess aversion to the color blue could be a factor as well. Maybe Michigan state income tax is a factor? Maybe the training table meals are too hearty for a health conscious coach. Maybe the lack of a loud home field advantage is a factor? I mean, what you are doing in looking into this comment is ridiculous. He gave his reason, fear of high expectations and Meyer in C-Bus. That's clearly on him and hypotheticals about other minor issues is irrelevant to the discussion.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Then how is Michigan getting||
Then how is Michigan getting in its own way? You have to be able to articulate what you are thinking.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||While questions can be raised||
While questions can be raised about most any fact, a discussion of the most rational reason for his comments leads to one conclusion: it's on this coach. He may be joking. But, if he is serious, this is a unique view not shared by high level coaches. Was Saban afraid of the expectations at Bama? How about Meyer at OSU? (Both coming off bad seasons). How about Sark at USC or Kelly at ND? I am sorry, but concern the job is too hard or your competition is too much is not something you want in your head football coach. Those guys should be brimming with confidence. I may not want that in my housekeeper or barista, but in the sports environment you are a dead man walking if you are fearful of failure.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||So you are saying this could||
So you are saying this could be a reflection of the potential candidate or of Michigan? Or a combo in some degree? But you have no idea or reason to know. The only "facts" are that the candidate is concerned about how good Meyer is AND the UM's has expectations to beat OSU. I think the first one is on the coach and not something that a worthy coach would say. The second one is on Michigan, but it doesn't seem like a flaw. Our standards are too high to expect a worthy coach? We need to have lower standards to get a better coach?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||What is your question?||
The "reasoning for [the coach's] concerns" are illuminating in what way? The OP says that the coach's concerns are based on competing with Meyer and the expectation to win a share of the games against him.
What does that have to do with "Michigan being Michigan's own problem"?
Are you saying our expcetations are too high, in that we expect to beat OSU more than once every five years? Michigan has a similar quality of player, support and facility. The main difference is the coaching. So, are you arguing we should LOWER expectations for our coaches in order to get a coach "worth having"?
That seems crazy.
I think the exact opposite, that coaches "worth having" by ANY school would not be afraid of a rival coach.
P.S. - I doubt any coach on w Plan B list at Michigan (i.e., quality coach) would say something like the OP recited unless it was tongue and cheek or taken out of context by the telephone game. No quality refuses a big promotion out of fear.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||So....||
Does it look like Michigan has hired a PR firm to entice Harbaugh a little? Or maybe just an informal campaign of showing public support?
It is a good idea for all the high profile alums/former coaches/boosters to all come out and say they WANT Harbaugh. It kind of puts a little pressure on him without contacting him directly. Plus, it seems a bit dangerous. If everyone wants him, won't it undermine the next guy? Since there is a risk involved, I don't think UM would have gone on this campaign (if it is orchestrated) without a strong feeling that Harbaugh would be heading to Michigan.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||That is one thing I don't||
That is one thing I don't think Hoke understood. It bothered me that he intitally said that "character wins in life and it wins on the football field." I think the second part of that is insanely inaccurate.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, non-Michigan types and||
Yeah, non-Michigan types and casual Michigan fans might see it as good. But, I think people who care more about the University (I.e. Alums and such) might see it as tarnishing one of the things that makes Michigan special, integrity.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I also think Miles is not a||
I also think Miles is not a good idea. It would be a desperation hire for a school like Michigan (I.e., proud of their character).
|2 weeks 3 days ago||More||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, these 60 year old men||
Yeah, these 60 year old men know only the last 5 years matter. We suck. Utah is a top job now.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||That's right. We have to||
That's right. We have to accept a moral loser! We have become a non-historic power with no money to spend on a coach. We barely have any top recruits, attention or resources to attract anyone really good. That seven years ago we got the top name who turned down Bama (RichRod) might as well have been a hundred years ago.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Narduzzi||
He seems to be a very good coordinator, who was great when Max Bullough was his "quarterback" on the field. On the other hand, Herman lost his ACTUAL quarterback, twice, and still did great. Overall, though, I hope it is neither.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||That's just incentives for one year.||
That's just incentives for one year.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I am sure Hackett is||
I am sure Hackett is accustomed to that angle from hiring executives.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Impatience||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Being there longer doesn't||
Being there longer doesn't mean he is better. Tom is a bit of a hack. Sam works harder and has better info to show for it. Tom should hang it up.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe||
It is a smoke screen to pull Harbaugh out of Baltimore.
Maybe that person is JAY Harbaugh:
Is that how we do this?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||But how much will they try||
But how much will they try versus moving in a direction they want to head? Who is going to fall for their bluff?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||This all assumes SF wants to||
This all assumes SF wants to keep him. If they want him gone, which appears to be the case, then teams can't fight over Jim. It is all up to Jim. He can choose what he wants to do. The only time someone would have to pay SF for his rights would be if SF wanted him back. They aren't going to keep him on next year just because they don't get. High enough offer for him. It seems pretty clear they want something else.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Could be pride. If he goes||
Could be pride. If he goes to college though, there are a lot of reasons for hm to do it before the end of the season. In fact, if it is college and SF knows that, then they may want to get it over asap too. They can starting grooming a new HC or get prepare for the style of the new guy. Nobody wins from sitting around when there are no playoffs on the line and both parties clearly intend to go another direction. That is just wasting time starting in the new direction....
|2 weeks 5 days ago||What?||
If he gets fired, then SF may still owe him money. Right? But, there is nothing to "buy out." That money would go to him from SF. There is nothing for the new employer to negotiate. However, I don't know if SF is still required to pay that IF he accepts a new position.
If he resigns, he foregoes that contract money for next year, but SF is WAY happier b/c they don't have to pay it to him. I am not sure what numbers are involved, but I hear Michigan is willing to offer him a good salary that would probably make up for any money he lost from next year (over time).
Regardless, SF is not going to fire him. They will want to get something in a trade. None of those trade involve UM. UM could only pay SF to get them to fire him (or pay for JH's last year and allow him to resign). So, JH would really just be waiting to quit to force UM to pay him millions more..... would he do that? Wouldn't UM rather pay those millions NOW and just get him recruiting, rather than pay the same millions later after risking losing out on other candidates?
So, JH would have to resign at the end of the season anyway. Why not now?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Resign? Why wouldn't Jim just||
Resign? Why wouldn't Jim just resign with SF? If he does not want to come back there and..IMPORTANTLY... he knows where he wants to be, then why wait? Once the team is eliminated from the playoffs (next week) and, presuming he has enough time to decide about the UM job, then wouldn't he just leave?
In fact, if he is still considering Michigan heavily and wants to hold out until he sees what kind of NFL offfers roll in, then that would make me concerned that he would always have one ear open to the NFL. I would understand that if he didn't have weeks to consider the Michigan job, but he has. At some point, he needs to decide what he wants to do.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Obviously this happens ALL||
Obviously this happens ALL THE TIME. It just feels more intense because it is your team and you are checking the news and reading rumors a lot. How closely did you follow Any other search? Fans are intense. The idea that the desire for Harbaugh to UM is unique is an extremely myopic view of the world.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||No||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||People don't need to stop anymore than you do.||
People don't need to stop anymore than you do.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Have you not seem all the||
Have you not seem all the other candidates circulated on the board.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Exactly.||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||He says Ross in behalf of||
He says Ross in behalf of Miami might be Oakland's biggest competition in getting Harbaugh. That just doesn't sound too informed of an opinion.
|3 weeks 10 hours ago||It's obvious we care a lot||
It's obvious we care a lot more about the coaches than the recruiting. The new coach may not want him. He may not want the new coach. The thing is that Michigan will always recruit as well or better than MSU, Wisco, Iowa, etc. (except the bump Sparty got during RR - 2009). Chances are extremely good the new coaching staff (and the optimism they bring + Michigan's brand) will get him or someone as good as him. No sweat at all.
|3 weeks 11 hours ago||Usually money follow info though.||
Usually money follow info though.
|3 weeks 11 hours ago||Ha. I love what happened to||
Ha. I love what happened to this thread: Jim Harbaugh 2015 Coaching odds suspended after a stream of bets on Michigan moved them from 8-1 to 2-1 yesterday afternoon
|3 weeks 11 hours ago||Not new thread worthy, but||
Not new thread worthy, but Sportsbook just had to stop Harbaugh next job betting as so much money came in on Michigan. Can't embed, but here it is: Jim Harbaugh 2015 Coaching odds suspended after a stream of bets on Michigan moved them from 8-1 to 2-1 yesterday afternoon
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I think this is his way of||
I think this is his way of saying it is crazy fro us to think we are getting Harbaugh.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||NIce staff!||
That's a nice-lloking staff you have.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Fits not just OP. It has||
Fits not just OP. It has been a lot of people. Some mod needs to clean things up. This is how rumors get started and people say dmb and accurate things later....like Sam has been a flip flopped, or that _____ coach was offered the job and turned down UM, or whatever. It hurts people's reputations and the image of the university. When it comes to inaccuracies that make UM look good, the rival fan bases will come in a ferret out the truth and the positive will lose luster. Someone jim the pro-Michigan camp should do the same thing.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Seriously||
Its like we have a fan base that can't even read. Its not a telephone game. It is just horribly bad reading comprehension. Seriously.
Sam's sources never said "no." They said the same thing he said today.
How is it thread-worthy that he said the same thing on air today?
The threads this week have been at an all time low when it comes to people thinking before posting. Just putrid.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Confirmed we interviewed||
Confirmed we interviewed Sumlin? And wasn't it just Fitz and his agent claiming a call to gauge his interest was a job offer? I swear the misconceptions of sports fans....
|3 weeks 2 days ago||He might be high....||
He might be high....
|3 weeks 2 days ago||What in the hell does that mean? Ugh!!||
What in the hell does that mean? Ugh!!
|3 weeks 2 days ago||OP - please revise your post.||
OP - please revise your post. Cowherd never said he knew who the coach WOULD BE, just that he heard the name of anew candidate that will be circulated. This is a very misleading post.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||YESWhy don't the rest of the||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||So, Cowherd never said||
So, Cowherd never said Michigan made a hire?!? He just said a name is being circulated (likely by that coach's agent)? And we will find out the candidate name this weekend?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Rich Rodriguez?||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Bigger. Meyer was not a pro||
Bigger. Meyer was not a pro coach and he was not pulled away from the NFL. He was available after having sat out a year. Much like Arizona got a proven coach, they pulled him from the competition of a TV gig. If Jim Harbaugh came to Michugan as currently one of the winningest NFL coaches with other NFL options, it would be historic in the annals of coaching. This is also what makes it somewhat unlikely.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||The weather is nicer. Not||
The weather is nicer. Not tons nicer like San Diego, but nicer. But, I don't think Harbaugh pines for a progressive city,but even if he did, Ann Arbor is high on the "progressive" scale. As for the city being a "playground" for Jim, I don't think you understand the life of a married man living in a suburb and working crazy hours. This isn't a single male like LeBron wanted to frolic in South Beach. Jim is a man, not a (play)boy. There is a reason that everyone talks about the wife's preference for a city. She is the one at home with free time and plugged into a social scene. That is rarely important to a self-made and hardworking person. Your opinions really seem like that of a teenager with little idea as to how the world works. How old are you?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||You seem very concerned about||
You seem very concerned about what people think. More concerned than most. Weird. Are you in high school?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Also, according to your post,||
Also, according to your post, Nick Saban will be the next Raiders coach because no multi-millionaire would choose a poor southern state over Northern California. Right? Or is there a flaw in your logic?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Capital Grille is your||
Capital Grille is your example of a great steakhouse? You are saying San Francisco is a better chain restaurant in a comparison of chain restaurants? I have lived in many different states and one thing becomes clear the more you compare cities, the differences in the cities themselves don't outweigh the intangibles (I.e. Family, weather, atmosphere). It is usually young, single males (or people who are extremely image conscious) who strive to be cool over all else that pin their self-worth to location to that degree. Most people I know who moved to "better cities" found there way out of there after a short time. Priorities change with maturity. I don't think the guy who shops at Wal-Mart is so concerned about shopping/eating at better franchises, but that is just me.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Thank you BlowGoo. Wait, your name is BlowGoo??? Gross.||
Thank you BlowGoo. Wait, your name is BlowGoo??? Gross.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||You would if a school you||
You would if a school you held dear said it wanted to know and you knew holding out would hurt its chances with others. In other words, you would if you cared about dicking over UM.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah. He may be flaky, but I||
Yeah. He may be flaky, but I don't think he would prejudice his school by holding us up too long.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||What type of rules do you think would prohibit it?||
What type of rules do you think would prohibit it?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Meh||
All the Big Ten teams (save OSU) can be considered to be at a talent disadvantage. But, if you start giving Kill tons of credit for a winning record at Minny, then you need to do the same with Ferentz and Fitzgerald, etc.
As for Meyer v. Dantonio, Meyer has the better resume. He wins. Period. He turned around OSU faster and has done so with backups and young guys in lots of positions that MSU might have red-shirts given Dantonio's tenure. They also beat up on MSU pretty solidly in EL this year. Plus, while MSU is second-fiddle in its own state, Dantonio really struck the iron when the first fiddle was flpoundering. That helped a bit.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Because||
Pellini was hired a while ago and Nebraska was in the Big 12 when considering candidates. I wanted to focus on people hiring a B10 coach.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe||
Kill is deinfitely one of the better resumes hired in to the Big Ten recently in the "other category". He fits into that Meyer/Tressel category of winning a lot at a lower level. But, not to the same degree. He seems to always lose early in the post-season (playoff level) or lose a bowl game.
Plsu, I didn't include him because he hasn't done mucha at Minny so far. They look like a "good" team this year, but not a great team.
He has an good, not great resume and middling result s at Minny so far. Not mucht o be learned from it....yet?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Miles||
The ONLY reason he is high on the board for people here is because they are SICK of losing. If pushed, they would likely admit they don't care about character at all anymore and just need winning back. It's a little bit sad and pathetic IMO.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Same reasons CEOs get paid||
Same reasons CEOs get paid tons and get golden parachutes. The idea behind the salary is that they make decisions and do things that bring a lot more value than their salary value to the entity. The idea is that not many people can make the important decisions they make, as well as they can make them because of their qualifications. The lower you go on the ladder, the more people who could do the same thing. Not many people could have taken Ball State into the Top 25. Not many people could have brought SDSU to its first bowl victory in a long time. He was coach of the year in the MAC and mountain West. Not many people can reach a BCS game and oversee the rebuild of the Michigan defense. I can find hundreds of people to work IT for a fraction of what I have to pay A college football HC.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||What do the operations at||
What do the operations at Ball State and SDSU have to do with how Michigan handles things? They are definitely handling this the right way whereas other schools do it the wrong way. That is the truth.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||They are letting him tell the||
They are letting him tell the players at 3 in person and then having a press conference? What about a Nebraska-style impersonal email to the players? #MichiganDifference
|3 weeks 4 days ago||nebraska is too busy||
nebraska is too busy listening to sports message board idiots who are impatient and immature. They want action NOW or they are going have to waddle off to their own life of low expectations.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Reports of his former players||
Reports of his former players calling him corrupt more than anything else, the issues at Oklahoma State, the numerous reports of his transgressions that caused a rift with UM coaches, etc. You know stuff like that.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I don't know.||
I don't know.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe because Miles is not a||
Maybe because Miles is not a moral or academic leader. In fact, he seems deficient in those areas. Too bad we are not some mediocre big state university (I.e. Penn State, Bama, Nebraska, LSU, etc.)
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Either that or we lap up so||
Either that or we lap up so much Michigan news, nothing is new to us.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Because Miles doesn't have||
Because Miles doesn't have the moral leadership Michigan looks for in a coach?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Try.... Project Muse at John||
Try.... Project Muse at John Hopkkins, Directory of Open Access Journals, the Internet Public Library and if you are a Michigan resident there is a Michigan eLibrary available. Also, maybe try the alumni association or her school to see if there is any access to online databases.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed. It's pretty undisputed that he is a scumbag.||
Agreed. It's pretty undisputed that he is a scumbag.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I am thankful that Michigan||
I am thankful that Michigan has a football program that has such tradition at winning and financial success, it will never let itself be down for too long. The ride back up the hill is going to be even more fun after what we have been through!!!
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Mingling and making contacts||
Mingling and making contacts is a meaningful attribute for the candidate? Wow.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||You think that Swarbrick'a||
You think that Swarbrick'a resume says athletic experience? Or Hayden? Bama's AD had some experience long ago. Hackett also played college ball. Barely any of those guys are athletic department wonks. Just Hollis and he hasn't done anything good except hire Dantonio. His antics and cheap gimmicky games are the only things that rival Bradon's cheesiness. Significant business experience I a must.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Grandma||
What does grandma think of your avatar young man?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Why?||
Because that person will "know sports"? Do you really think there is something terribly complicated about sports that Hackett or anyone else doesn't know? What if the athletic director only knew a lot about olympic sports, would that qualify them to make football decisions?
Knowing sports and knowing Michigan are two of the easiest parts of the job. Hackett knows those things. The question is whether he will make good decisions when it comes to running the department at a macro level.... so isn't having experience running things as the ultimate executive the most important criteria?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Who cares?||
This is a "head of state" and CEO type position. How much athletic department experience did Swarbrick have before hiring Kelly therby bringing ND back to national relevance?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Your list||
Your list of potential duties for the AD make it sound like ONLY a CEO will do. Who else is qualified to make so many important decisions across so many areas? Who else knows how to properly delgate duties and hire the right executives to run a company? Have you ever noticed that successful CEOs tend to move around REGARDLESS of the type of business they are running? It doesn't matter if you make cars or make computers, the person in charge needs to be someone who can handle the tough decisions and listen to the right people when it comes to hiring his/her executives.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||A career administrator...||
.... is not always the best person to make tough decisions that affect the bottom line.
But, in reality, aside from a megolomaniac like Brandon, most ADs, regardless of background are going to use a search committee and hire a winner if they can.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Anti-corporate bent||
There is definitely an anti-corporate angle to Mgoblog. Brian quit his corporate job. His favorite references/authors, etc. used to be kind of anti-establishment. He doesn't get into the "suit and tie" dress up for events. The blog itself used to thumb its nose at established media companies, the athletic department, etc.
This is all fine and well. A blog for for university sports and frequented by students in Ann Arbor is going to have that angle if it is going to be popular. I think Brian will always have a natural distrust for people who have chosen a completely different career path (conformity and the business world), but I also think he can see through it if the facts bear out the person is qualified for their gig.
So, we will wait and see.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||No candidates have experience||
No candidates have experience running an athletic department the size of Michigan's. And none of them have resumes that scream "success" enough to automatically offset that.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Brian?||
Did you seriously write this?
"The chances that the best available athletic director is a retired CEO who hasn't worked in an AD ever are about 1%, but This Is Michigan."
One percent? Did you think that through? I know you are aware that hiring people with extensive business experience is the trend in athletic departments.
You know that is especially true for BIG athletic departments (USC, Notre Dame, etc.).
You have no shot at being an AD at Michigan without extensive financial experience (whether inside an athletic department or not).
This is much better than some guy whose strongest qualifications are that he was a coach.
Running Michigan's athletic department IS running a business. Not hiring someone with business experience might even be malpractice on the part of the university.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||All CEOs are not a like. The athe||
All CEOs are not a like. The athe
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Thinking all CEOs are the||
Thinking all CEOs are the same is like thinking all coaches are the same. They are not. It seems like they had very different corporate careers. I guess you might as well say "oh great, another old white guy....what could go wrong."
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Okay, this instantly makes me||
Okay, this instantly makes me think of Drake Johnson. The team seems to have backups that might be better than the starters, but they don't play more. I wonder why. Strangely, they did start Morris over Gardner.
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||?? They already sold 100k and||
?? They already sold 100k and they count paid attendance. Where's the threat?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||That is not what Haney said.||
That is not what Haney said. He said he has not spoken to anyone who believes that a Harbaugh would leave the NFL for UM. Maybe his sources just don't have a reason t believe one way or another? Maybe he is predisposed to needing someone to believe it before he will believe it. If everyone gives hm non-committal answers then he doesn't not believe it. If he said his sources don't believe it will happen, that is a slightly different quote.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Please delete||
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Bad at communicating? Is||
Bad at communicating? Is your need to pile on against Hoke so deep, you have to look for faults that are not there? We get it. You are hurt because the team didn't win enough. We all are. Stop irrationally lashing out against the coach because you are a hurt fan. Clark is in jail. Hike is an extremely busy man (who probably works more hours a day than most people really work in a week). There is no problem not talking to Clark at this point. Seriously, are you just looking for reasons to question Any of Hoke's actions because you had a sad face at then end of games this year?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||What is the difference||
What is the difference between a reason and an excuse? A reason is just a reason. An excuse means you think they should be forgiven for the reason. You can feel bad for someone and not find it excusable of their actions.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||What?||
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I don't think 17 carries for||
I don't think 17 carries for 6 yards sounds familiar this year at all. We are not great at running the ball, but we average more than a yard more per carry than Maryland. That is not an insignificant difference.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||"Enough" detail? Enough for||
"Enough" detail? Enough for what? The kid may have done everything mentioned and more, but there is more to it. As an aside, this is the EXACT reason criminal cases have to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. A lot of people have "enough facts" after two minutes.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||A police report is never full||
A police report is never full detail of what happened. That is just reality. It could have been worse or better. I don't know. But, I also know enough to understand what a police report means.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Full detail? You should||
Full detail? You should change the title. Police reports are never the full story. I don't care what he did or didn't do (honestly, I don't), I just feel sad that a website full of UM grads appears ignorant of the legal system.
|6 weeks 10 hours ago||Your mom. Both are overweight||
Your mom. Both are overweight and always sound like they are chewing on something. Neither likes to wear much clothes. And both try really hard, but leave me wanting more. Zing.
|6 weeks 11 hours ago||Not really. Minny is a good||
Not really. Minny is a good team. ODU is better, but hardly elite.
|6 weeks 11 hours ago||Let's just not rag on our own||
Let's just not rag on our own team unnecessarily. When they do some good, I like to acknowledge that too and not belittle what they have done.
|6 weeks 11 hours ago||I think OSU will beat Minny||
I think OSU will beat Minny too, I would just not expect them to roll away early in the 3rd or something. It should be a one or two score game. Same thing with MSU and Maryland. The big ten has lots of teams in the spectrum of mediocre to good without significant seperation. People might call it "balanced" and not very impressive nationally.
|6 weeks 11 hours ago||Wow. I thought there some||
Wow. I thought there some really good defensive plays last week, but if you want to say downing punts were the two best plays, I'll blindly accept it without thinking.....
|6 weeks 11 hours ago||Ohio State's record over the||
Ohio State's record over the year has shown them to be a very good, but not great team. They have one impressive win over a team that was also very good and not great. I don't think Michigan will beat them, but their resume is not very impressive. I expect a good game in Minny today.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Hi, Jim!!!||
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Miami? Why would he go there||
Miami? Why would he go there when he turned their huge offer down a few years ago?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Demand excellence!!! Leave wisdom to the adults.||
Demand excellence!!! Leave wisdom to the adults.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||A joke?||
I will easily argue that.
Stop whining and moaning. We all are down about the football team based on our expectations, but you over-state the fact because you are immature.
A joke? You didn't say "had some bad years" or haven't lived up to expectations. You said it has been a joke and has been for "quite some time."
Absolutely not true. a .500 record is a "joke"? Disappointing, yes? Laughingstock bad? Nope. How about a solid 2012 team and a Sugar Bowl win four years ago? Has it been a "joke" for quite some time.
You want to demand excellence, but you come off looking like an ill-informed child.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||How old are you?||
"...then why don't you fuck the fuck off and make everyone happier?"
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Who are the trust fund babies?||
Who on the team are trust fund babies? How do those numbers compare to previous years?
James Ross III?
Which of the guys on the team can I get a lone from?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||INitiated by millionaires||
So, Millionaires are starting a class warfare with trust fund babies? Which one is more entitled?
Man, I feel bad for Foote's kids....if he avoids the pitfalls of NFL players and money...his best hope is for them to be "trust fund babaies." In that case, he will probably spit in their face and call them soft.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Taken down?||
If we took down all the similar arguments based on the "eye test" and how people feel about the team, there would be little left here. This isn't a scientific journal and no one here acts like it is. If you have an opinion that Peppers is going to be awesome and looks great in the spring game, that stays. If you say the players look slow and lumbering and must be coached that way in S&C, well... you gotta have some facts. What sets do they use? How can you quantify the slowness? No wanser. Fine. Deletion.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Sticky?||
That sticky is "an ad-hoc way of tracking what threads and comments get removed. Mods that remove a thread should post the title here with a brief reason as to why the thread is gone."
1. The thread is almost exclusively posts by mods of what they deleted. Its a mod discussion, not a poster discussion.
2. It doesn't appear on the front page (unless you open up a category at top). I didn't even know it existed. It is a dark corner of this site.
3. It doesn't even contain the deleted threads. Even if people wanted to discuss in the sticky, they aren't able to access the topic of conversation.
4. It appears to be mainly just a bulliten board of warnings on what gets posts deleted. It is not about "discussing" why it happens.
That is not a public form to discuss things.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Not really.||
Disappointment in this site doesn't equate with feeling "upset" or "hurt" about it. Just sad to see how things "progressed." It's like seeing an old friend fall on hard times. I am not hurt or angry about it, just sympathetic.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Public discourse||
I understand our point. But, raising something in private hardly makes much of a point about the failure to raise concerns in public.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Echo Chamber||
This place is private. There is no freedom of anything. There doesnt have to be.
It is run by an closely-knit group and having "open discussions" is not a primary concern of theirs. You must follow the Mgoblog group think or you will be marginalized or deleted.
The only way to survive here is to spend most waking hours checking the site (don't want to repost). You also need to use board-created lingo exclusively (yeah, that MOON game thing is really quite a nickname). You also don't want to disagree with a few popular die-hards who are always on here.
Its sad. Its not an open forum. Just a place to go along with the group.
It used to be a little different back in the day, but Brian got mad at a group of regulars and made the decision he was getting too old to put up with open dissension. That mindset has trickeled down to the regulars. Its too bad that banished group had to be such jerks, but we all pay for it now.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Dozen times before??||
I frequent the board on an almost daily basis and did not see it. Its pathetic that someone gets negged for having other crap to do. That's a very weak reflection of the type of person who belongs on here (i.e., someone without much of a life).
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Clearly||
Not worthy of DELETION. You may disagree, but c'mon. Don't be afraid to discuss.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Agree||
I am not down on Nuss and Hoke for struggling with run-first recruited QBs. I think there is some basis there for that to be a potentially excusbable reason for offensive struggles. But, having no one else? Come on. Where the hell is Bellomy? I know he injured his ACl, but he is back this year. THIRD year in the program. He should be able to do something. Anything.
Fine. Maybe he is a just a bust (trying not to base everything off the NU game).
What about Morris> Why is he horrid? I know he had mono a couple years ago, but that is hardly an excuse for not knowing what to do out there.
How about a "preferred walk-on" or a transfer? They had three years to find a transfer. They can recruit. WHat happened?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Time||
I don't think they announced a time. It wil be announced six days before kick.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Michigan wins||
Gardner looks better at home and the run game continues to improve against a bad defense.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||??||
Every defense does better against worse teams and not as good against better teams. It is on par (or better) than the defenses of the other B10 championship contenders.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||It's not bullshit||
First, calm down. This is an excersize in hypothecial critical thinking. That is clear. He should be gone.
Second, we are not Northwestern, but we are no Miami or LSU. This will and should be a factor in who coaches here. It won't be nearly enough IMO.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Its hard to write these articles I bet||
I know it is difficult to write these, but I don't think anyone is going to remember this as the MOON game except Brian and the hard-core followers.
It was aforgetable game, but in line with every other NW game in recent memory.
As for the old saws Brian keeps addressing, both are starting to lose their luster:
1. Comparing Hoke to RR. If this is like the Illinois game, shouldn't we be asking if we should keep Hoke for that reason. TIme has shown the RR is a very good, or even great, coach. Maybe this is really an argument not to be so short-sighted when your (one side of the ball) guru fails early in his tenure only on the other side of the ball? Sorry, we f'ed up in how we reated RR and this just makes me think doing the same to Hoke won't save anything.
2. Comparison to the young OSU offense. This is getting really tired. Meyer is an acknowledged offensive genius. He could probably take a DII team out there and score a lot of points. He turns around EVERY offense he touches instantly . He is unique. The inability to develop the offense as fast as him doesn't say much. Hoke is a defense first guy. I would love it if there were other examples, but saying only one of the highest paid, offensive-first minds could do better.....doesn't really cut hard against Hoke.
I know Hoke is gone. I think he should be (since Utah I have felt that way), but these two points are not very well thought out IMO.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Easy...||
I feel I can handle this. It is not a balancing of all points, just the ones that justify keeping him (in this hypothetical):
1. Graduation Rate. We have an academic President. This is what Michigan football is about in large part. Turning out men with degrees. If we are a serious acamedic school this should be pretty important.
2. Recruiting. He can get great high school players. This would likely be disrupted. This iis the fuel needed for great teams.
3. RichRod QBs/OL. Hoke hasnt had his own QB run a team. He also had a dearth of OL players. He may not be an offensive guru, like Meyer, who can mold a young offense quickly, but as a defensive guru, maybe he should be given a chance.
4. Contract $. This is obvious.
5. Defense. The defense has been B10 championshbip calibur. See Number 3.
I don't think he will be retained, but there it is.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||One data point?||
So, your counter-point involves one coach and one team who have done it quicker? An offensive guru vs. Hoke's defensive mindest? More data please
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||What year is it? This site||
What year is it? This site does investigative pieces. It has a press pass. It's reporters are on radio shows a lot. It's reporters are bing hired by ESPN, etc. This isn't some bull item board system from the early days of the internet. This IS mainstream media.
|8 weeks 16 hours ago||That is a very 2005 view of||
That is a very 2005 view of things. Maybe old reporters feel that way. I know many editors and reporters. They know their online edition and the internet/blogs are the current state of the media. Maybe in the eyes of Joe Falls this blog isn't mainstream media. Everyone else knows it is. (As a funny aside, Fox News doesn't consider themselves mainstream either.). The no respect card is a hard one to play
|8 weeks 16 hours ago||Back patting.||
The back patting around here is getting pretty comical. Every time the media mentions the media (aka this site) as a continuing reason, someone posts it here. It seems like you don't realize that the media like to emphasize the importance of their bretheren.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I have made many||
many FOIA requests of entities and discussed the ins and outs of potential defenses to such requests. All bodies subject to FOIA have a policy on record retention. Its like me knowing they have a printer at their office. It is fundamental and standard. It would be ridiculous to assume otherwise and nothing in Brian's post even implies there is no policy. he just doesnt know what it is...
Moreover, I know from looking online that the UM has multiple policies on internal documents (Bentley library) and policies on record retention of student records (the policy is available online). Moreover, they are potentially subject to general policies of the state if they dont have their own.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||But...||
If you look past BiSB's first blush at the issue, it is unlikely there was a continuing duty to preserve the documents and it likely did not violate any laws.
So, there probably is no reason to look into his contract.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||General||
There are general policies, but the agencies and divisions can have their own more specific policies too.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Um...||
You do realize that OPINION about the 30 days quoted in the article is just some "insider gosspi" given to Brian. It is not the university's retention policy. I am positive they have a legitimate policy inplace despite what this guy in the Ath. Depart. thinks happens.....
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I agree||
I don't know why BiSB would do such a short-sighted legal analysis on the front page.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I am sure she is...||
The emails at issue were deleted long ago. I doubt there are that many FOIAs for Brandon's emails. I am sure the FOIA office notifies her.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||BiSB and Brian||
I am not sure if this was already addressed in the comments, but...
Roast Brandon all you want, but watch out with the "legal analysis" at the bottom. You say they may have violated FOIA, but that does not seem likely.
There is no duty to maintain public records indefinitely. You cite that the public body has to protect the documents from loss, but you leave it at that. They have to be protected. But, they can be destroyed after a while. You follow that up with a comment that knowingly destroying to avoid FOIA is illegal, but given the systematic nature of the destruction of such documents, that is nearly impossible to argue.
In Michigan, public records can be destroyed as a matter of policy, as long as it is consistant with the accepted record retention guidelines for such documents. You may want to look here before lobbing accusations at the school that it is openly flaunting the law:
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Brace yourselves, flight tracking is coming...||
Brace yourselves, flight tracking is coming...
|9 weeks 5 hours ago||He would have gone for two anyway, dummy.||
He would have gone for two anyway, dummy.
|9 weeks 10 hours ago||I had a message board post||
I had a message board post deleted because I called out the ridiculousness of this point (that not frothing at the mouth to the press means the kids don't get fired up). I used an example of UMxWolverine's post about Funchess. People told me it was just him, but there are other idiots out there.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||So this is what the "juicy||
So this is what the "juicy news" post was all about? That started because Brian was trying to find a way to verify the Brandon email on his own since the FOIA didn't work, right?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Read some of the posts about||
Read some of the posts about Hoke's dry press comments and the need for the UM players to SHOW firr
|9 weeks 3 days ago||It is something that I have seen in many other threads||
It is something that I have seen in many other threads
|9 weeks 3 days ago||His thread is just an||
His thread is just an example. Similar things are said in other posts and in response to Hoke's public comments on the game. It's not just the Funchess article post.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I guess unjustly criticizing||
I guess unjustly criticizing our own players is not a big deal for you then?
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Yes||
The Indiana game from 2013 skews these stats.
This post claims "STAGGERING STEPS BACK" on offense. That is mainly because of the Indiana game.
But, we see the turnovers and TFLS getting better.
In terms of yardage and progress, if this article was written last week, it would state:
Through six games...
2013: 395 yds/game and 5.8 yds/play
2014: 354 yds/game and 5.6 yds/play
That doesn't look too staggering. The seventh game in each season really skews those numbers.
Plus, throw in a back-up in a game in 2014, a harder defensive schedule, THREE overtimes in 2013 in the first six games, a new offensive coordinator and.....well.... nothing staggering about a very small step back there.
I bet this MLive writer was waiting untilt he seventh game to use these stats.
Next year, let's all get excited when the 2015 offense scores more points per game through 3 games than this year's team. Of course, it has to be 3 games, so we can get that ND shutout in there!!!
The offense may be a little worse, but these stats are very misleading.....
|9 weeks 5 days ago||A little more on your post.||
In addition to it being a copy and paste of a MLive article with incomplete stats, it also FAILS miserably to bring any insight for the following reasons:
1. It presents itself as "staggering stats backwards," but the two things the offense has made an emphasis in the off-season have both IMPROVED (turnovers and TFLs).
2. You don't care about the strength of the defenses, you really offer no valid reason, but that is how you feel. Regardless there is a HUGE statistical outlier in the two years. Seven games into last year, we had just played Indiana and had gained over 750 yards of offense!!!!, 35 first downs and 63 points!!! Crazy Numbers! But, who cares about outliers when you are drwaing arbitrary lines....or better yet, letting Mlive do it for you....right?
How do the numbers look without IU? Still "staggering!!!" as your title states?!?!?
3. Oh yeah, did we have a back-up QB start a game last year? I think that might have been our worst offensive performance. Surely, you are not comparing the two offenses and thinking that doesn't matter? Right again?
4. New offensive coordinator....whatever. Last year was year 3 of the Borgess plan.
We all know the offense has looked bad. We could all agree it looks worse than the first half of last year (which didn't last anyway).
But, to pass these off as "The Stats" and "Staggering Steps backwards" is worthy of crappy statistical use by weak journalists.
Next time tell me about the "record since Bo died" or something equally devoid of insight.
Sorry, but why would you ever think this wasn't a bad piece of journalism and leave it at that?
|9 weeks 5 days ago||No fooling you with defensive||
No fooling you with defensive strength of schedule. You'll find a way to discount that. And other stats (of which there are many) are not important to you. You read MLive and, even more impressive, you can regurgitate one of their articles that starts out with the same premise you have... Down on the Wolverines. No fooling you. :)
|9 weeks 5 days ago||You misunderstand again||
There are no excuses for the offensive performance.
I just meant to point out that you picked out some seemingly good and some really horrible stats to tell a story.
It turns out you just copy and pasted an article from a media outlet that had already sifted through for the worst stats.
MLive rarely adds value. Copying bad journalism doesn't really enhance anyone's knowledge here.
The offense is worse. This does nothing to tell you how much worse or why.... It's just white noise.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Weird.||
This is one of the strangest collection of stats I have ever seen. There are some broad ones (yards, points) and some important ones (3rd down coverstions, etc.)
And, then you just lump in some oddball specific ones. Like 3rd quarter scoring? Why not first, second or fourth quarter? Also, why only Gardner's rushing numbers?
Also, what's up with adding in defensive touchdowns to make a point about offense. How about the caliber of defenses we have played thus far versus the first half of last year.
I mean, use stats if you know how to use them.
Your stats are just a jumbled mess. They really say nothing other than the offense has struggled more this year early in the season than early in the season last year. Big surprise. Are these numbers supposed to put a fine point on it? Because they don't.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Buffalo||
Mid-seasoning firing for simply poor performance. That is why you are Buffalo!!! LOL!!!!!
|10 weeks 5 days ago||What year is it? The Spartan||
What year is it? The Spartan defense has not looked great so far this year. I think our defense is better. As for their offense verus ours, though, that is a big advantage for them that puts them over the top versus us in terms of a predicted win.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||No. Not because that's what||
No. Not because that's what we were in the 90s. Because that is what we were in the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s. Being better from 2010-20 (if that happens over the next five years) doesnt weigh that heavily that it could flip things around to the type of dominance we enjoyed. Sorry.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Decades. It will be decades||
Decades. It will be decades of this status for anyone to legitimately consider the script "flipped." The script was Michigan pounding on MSU and the Big Ten most years for multiple decades. Many other teams have had runs of a few good years or so. But, that's just, like, the facts man.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||You don't think refusing to||
You don't think refusing to go a portion of a game you were going to attend doesn't also send a message to the players? Did you see the players rush the student section after the game? Do you think those players care if the student section has fans? It's shocking you can't see the relation.
|11 weeks 1 hour ago||Good idea||
Taking it out on the players by not showing up to support them was one of the dumbest ideas ever. What type of fans are that short-sighted and self-concerned?
|11 weeks 1 hour ago||Gardner and company.||
Boycotting some college kids game because you don't like the AD? How dumb is that? Why even think of taking away from the player?
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks.||
I need all the help I can get this football season.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||In addition, I just noticed||
In addition, I just noticed (you guys may have already discussed) that Brandon's Twitter account has been inactive for 10 days. Previously, he rarely went 1-2 days without a tweet. Telling??????
|12 weeks 1 day ago||He fired coaches||
Unless they are successful? Shocking!!!! He must go!!!!
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Don't worry...||
... you guys know more about Hoke and Brandon than Beilein!!!!!!! He has nothing on what Brian tells you to think about Hoke and Brandon.