the season has truly begun now
|1 hour 46 min ago||The expectation is for the||
The expectation is for the position.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Think it was pretty clear||
Think it was pretty clear Borges had the whole game scripted.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Let's be honest. Beth Mowins||
Let's be honest. Beth Mowins is abhorrent.
End of story.
|1 day 14 hours ago||This is worse than playing||
This is worse than playing Appalachain State.
|1 day 17 hours ago||...as opposed to a male dime?||
...as opposed to a male dime?
|1 day 17 hours ago||Still cannot believe USC put||
Still cannot believe USC put out a fucking Press Release about this, which is what initially got the media's attention.
Your player did a good deed? Congrats. Let him come out and tell the world.
The school has nobody to blame but themselves.
|2 days 16 hours ago||So...you're saying he's not||
So...you're saying he's not able to multitask, as 120+ other FBS head coaches do?
|2 days 19 hours ago||You ever read a word that||
You ever read a word that Schlissel has said re: athletics? Apparently not so.
Also, Dave is not his guy.
Just like Rodriguez was not Dave's guy.
Funny how when you have a position of power, you like to fill your subordinate positions with your guys.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Well...yeah. DB is||
Well...yeah. DB is comfortable with Hoke.
But hopefully Schlissel cleans house sooner rather than later.
I'd like to see Warde Manuel get a crack at the AD gig.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Sounds like he was lying.||
Sounds like he was lying. Pretty fucked up if true.
|1 week 14 hours ago||I wonder if we've got any||
I wonder if we've got any members of Mongo Nation among us at MGoBlog?
|1 week 1 day ago||Nice try, Dave.Trying to||
Nice try, Dave.
|1 week 1 day ago||Hire Borges. And then fire||
Hire Borges. And then fire him again.
|1 week 2 days ago||No, because NCAA.||
No, because NCAA.
|1 week 3 days ago||This is not good. Here's to||
This is not good. Here's to a full recovery.
|1 week 3 days ago||Nick Motherfucking Saban.||
Nick Motherfucking Saban.
|1 week 3 days ago||Since the day I joined, bro.||
Since the day I joined, bro.
|1 week 3 days ago||You stole his thunder because||
You stole his thunder because he's out at MDen getting three of each.
In every size.
|1 week 3 days ago||Anyone else think he never||
Anyone else think he never would have been dismissed had the internet not been invented? The whole "review process" was pretty much bullshit.
He saw the video.
What "review" was needed?
|1 week 3 days ago||...you realize we almost lost||
...you realize we almost lost to Akron at home last year with two NFL tackles starting on the offensive line?
|1 week 3 days ago||Lololololololine.||
|1 week 4 days ago||You||
I don't like you.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||"The Apostrophe'd Assassins"||
"The Apostrophe'd Assassins"
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Sometimes I wonder if there||
Sometimes I wonder if there is some RDT in this account.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||You're telling me. I heard||
You're telling me. I heard he sewed the numbers on himself.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||This is why we can't sell out||
This is why we can't sell out a game to save our shit.
Not ticket prices.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Because he invalidates your||
Because he invalidates your theory that "'uniformz are for the kidz' is bs"?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||It was obviously intentional.||
It was obviously intentional. They did the press conference for the 2011 game. Do you really need to do one every time? The Sugar/Outback Bowl jerseys were released in much the same way as this, if you remember.
It's more of a sign that these one off uniforms are here to stay. Get used to it.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||This looks more throwback||
This looks more throwback than alternate. Need WD to confirm.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||That's a great idea! That'll||
That's a great idea! That'll do it!
|6 weeks 1 day ago||You mean the J. Ira and||
You mean the J. Ira and Nick...aww fuck it.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Those chastising Brandon for||
Those chastising Brandon for turning the aura around M football into a professional sports atmosphere were wrong.
He's turning it into a minor league sports atmosphere.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||FTFY||
"McGary's agent leaks something in hopes of gaining hype, enticing another team to trade up for him."
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Fuck Portugal.||
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Herm would hate this guy.||
Herm would hate this guy.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||African-American Studies.||
|12 weeks 4 days ago||...except all of that is||
...except all of that is true.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Julian Green does not deserve||
Julian Green does not deserve to be anywhere near this roster. It's absolutely sickening.
And to think, we're struggling to find stability at the wing positions, rotating between Alejandro Bedoya, Brad motherfucking Davis, and Graham Zusi.
I WONDER WHERE WE COULD FIND SOMEBODY TO HOLD DOWN ONE OF THOSE POSITIONS
|13 weeks 18 hours ago||I will give you $10 Millon to||
I will give you $10 Millon to rename your username the "State Street honorary writer of things that occasionally interest me Seth" to be disbursed in any way that MGoBlog sees fit.
You turning that shit down?
|13 weeks 1 day ago||So does Dave Brandon have the||
So does Dave Brandon have the autonomy to dictate the entire B1G schedule? How do you know he didn't go out of his way to represent our interests but was overruled? Were you there?
|13 weeks 5 days ago||LOL. You must have been||
LOL. You must have been outraged when he committed.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||I wouldn't keep the most||
I wouldn't keep the most athletic person on earth (probably) back at Keeper.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||You clearly have not spent||
You clearly have not spent much time around here.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Yes.||
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I hereby pledge 10 bucks||
I hereby pledge 10 bucks towards the Kickstarter to get you to go to prom...provided you ask Kate Upton via twitter. You could even link to the page.
Fucking offseason, man.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Dear Julie Hermann, Did you||
Dear Julie Hermann,
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Breaking News||
Graham Glasgow has joined the Michigan baseball team as a third baseman. He will join the team for the remainder of the season, be suspended for the next three games, and rejoin the football team for week one against Appalachain State.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Why are we holding jobs in||
Why are we holding jobs in College Football to a higher standard than any other job?
If you're a scumbug and an asshole but you're a good fucking lawyer, you're gonna enjoy all of the career advancement that goes along with that.
If you have zero ethics and are a coked-out madmen but you rake in the dough as an I-Banker, you will assuredly get some pretty solid job offers down the road.
So if you're a scumbag asshole football coach with zero ethics but you win football games, why should we expect said individual to not climb the ranks, make some dough, and enjoy the ride?
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Dude...||
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Obligatory||
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Michigan Football has gotten||
Michigan Football has gotten so depressing that I'm genuinely curious if this is a troll.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||So now we're using||
So now we're using apostrophes just to use 'em, eh?
|18 weeks 1 day ago||One year from now, Brady Hoke||
One year from now, Brady Hoke will be the Defensive Line coach in Tuscaloosa. Book it.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||It's about that time of the||
It's about that time of the offseason, eh?
|18 weeks 2 days ago||SanDiegoWolverine||
Is that your way of saying you're from San Diego?
|19 weeks 1 day ago||This post has an ESPN||
This post has an ESPN headline-level title.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||How about something easy,||
How about something easy, like opening up the program to the fans.
I watched a motherfucking 40 contest between OSU and their students during their spring game on BTN. I'll be damned if it isn't Urban Meyer making the call to put that on.
Instead of moping around and being generally unpleasant, how about doing something to engage the students/fans/media with the program instead of giving us a couple of clips of Devin stretching during Spring Practice?
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Don't give a fuck about the||
Don't give a fuck about the game but I'm watching soley for the classic "NHL on ESPN" theme they've been running throughout.
|20 weeks 15 hours ago||Yeah, I'm sure people would||
Yeah, I'm sure people would pay a fortune to watch Johnny Football play for the "Texas Rail Cats" or Jabari Parker play for the "Durham Bloodhounds."
These teams wouldn't make any money, and thus could never afford to pay the stars the money that people think is out there.
These schools instill more value on these prospects than most people care to realize.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||So, to sum it up: "Good for||
So, to sum it up:
"Good for him" = approval
"Why is this a story?" = someone tiptoeing the lines of policial correctness to state they disapprove of gay people.
Luckily, I think most people fit into the first camp.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||And I have an eight foot||
And I have an eight foot penis.
|22 weeks 16 hours ago||Who knew Dave Zirin was a pen||
Who knew Dave Zirin was a pen name for Jason Whitlock.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||The problem is that the NCAA||
The problem is that the NCAA and the institutions are evincing two different narratives.
The NCAA can't be crying student-athlete when Pat Fitzgerald/Nick Saban/Insert-coach-here is demanding his players take certain classes, forcing them to show up at 5 AM practice after finishing a workout at 11 PM the night before, and lugging the players on road trips to different states in lieu of Friday class.
This whole thing is a clusterfuck.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Dude must have done a good||
Dude must have done a good job controlling the narrative of the football program and getting out ahead of any stories that came up in the recent past.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||I realize Va Tech's colors||
I realize Va Tech's colors are kind of weird but what the fuck is up with Buzz William's wardrobe? Light blue shirt, maroon paisley tie, orange pocket square?
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Am I the only one...||
That sees Jalen Rose with a huge arm?
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Am I missing something with||
Am I missing something with the quotation marks?
|24 weeks 4 days ago||This is...not obsessive or||
This is...not obsessive or anything.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Uh, Anthony Wright?||
Uh, Anthony Wright?
|26 weeks 13 hours ago||Big weightroom.||
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Instead of shelling out for||
Instead of shelling out for some lavish indoor rowing facility or some shit, wouldn't it be nice to throw like 10 million a year at a guy like Harbaugh, after we've just received $100 million in cash from our biggest donor?
|26 weeks 3 days ago||I would hope a Northern Irish||
I would hope a Northern Irish terrorist organization isn't bankrolling our football program.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||So we've gone from one guy||
So we've gone from one guy taking drugs to an entire University being complicit?
|27 weeks 15 hours ago||"...and with the way offense||
"...and with the way offense and passing has changed in college football..."
Maybe there is a god.
|28 weeks 21 hours ago||"Why is this still a story?"||
"Why is this still a story?" - the new "no place in the league for this".
|29 weeks 15 hours ago||If Mr. and Mrs. McDowell put||
If Mr. and Mrs. McDowell put the same amount of effort into parenting their child as they do bitching about where he wants to go to college, maybe they wouldn't be in this position.
Then again, from the way they act, the fact that they are in this position isn't surprising.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||I think Malik McDowell's||
I think Malik McDowell's mom's comments officially turned me totally off from recruiting forever.
It's becoming way too much of a shit show.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Team CC.||
|29 weeks 3 days ago||If you think there's nothing||
If you think there's nothing wrong with the AD being oblivious to media reports about a football player being accused of sexual assault, I don't know what to tell you.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Uh, are you kidding? You||
Uh, are you kidding? You think this inconsequential?
|29 weeks 5 days ago||'Croot'n||
|29 weeks 5 days ago||I have a belly button.||
I have a belly button.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Enough of...what?||
Enough of...what? ...Exposure for the University? ...Money for the AD? ...The influx of people who otherwise wouldn't step foot in AA? ...Potential recruiting boosts?
Fuck that Dave Brandon for having the nerve to breathe.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||How could anybody genuinely||
How could anybody genuinely be against this?
|30 weeks 1 day ago||My takeaway is that 24 hours||
My takeaway is that 24 hours later we've yet to hear anything from the University or the AD other than Ablauf, which is pretty disgusting.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Institutions of higher||
Institutions of higher learning are even known to check on prospective students social media profiles to see if anything seems "out of whack".
So yeah, having that sort of dark cloud hanging over one's head would be a pretty large red flag for, again, one of the most selective social work schools in the world.
Anybody that has had a class with and/or interacted with this kid could tell you that he didn't get there on his academic merits either.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Lost in all this fracas:How||
Lost in all this fracas:
How the fuck does someone like Gibbons, who had been accused of Sexual Assault and had rumblings on campus of being not-so-great a person, get into one of the best SOCIAL WORK schools on the face of the earth?
This issue is not isolated to the AD or the football team.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||This is hilarious. Aren't||
This is hilarious. Aren't you like 60? Is it really your place to be making blanket generalizations about the relationships of college students?
|30 weeks 2 days ago||So, essentially exactly what||
So, essentially exactly what Hoke did by lying at the press conferences.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Bingo||
Causing people to feel sympathy for someone just dismissed for a potential rape is pretty low.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah they expelled him...five||
Yeah they expelled him...five years later, once the public found out about what happened and there was a (however small, due to the source of the claims) wave of public opinion deriding what had happened.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Anyone brushing off Hoke's||
Anyone brushing off Hoke's comments as "silly little comments" or "typical coachspeak" is missing the point and is clearly part of the problem.
The crux of this issue is the University went out of their way to cover up this incident. The Head Football Coach being complicit in that, even up until the final days, is disgusting.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Can someone explain the draw||
Can someone explain the draw of the nickname "Urbz" to me?
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Get this man to Theta, stat.||
Get this man to Theta, stat.
|31 weeks 14 hours ago||A big decision that will have||
A big decision that will have obvious repercussions on the football program. Interested to say the least - and surprised that this doesn't have more attention on the boards.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||What!? He was just a head||
What!? He was just a head coach at a great school, and was a win away from a Rose Bowl. I thought he was an offensive mastermind?
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Clearly, Brian Kelly watches||
Clearly, Brian Kelly watches absolutely zero college football games outside of the ones he coaches.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Uh, yeah, exactly. I've been||
Uh, yeah, exactly.
I've been around a while. I would never put a nugget like that out there it if I didn't get the goods from somebody reputable.
And no, I've never met Ace Williams in my life.
|33 weeks 15 hours ago||It's also important that this||
It's also important that this guy wants to become a HC one day. Tons of incentive for him to succeed from that angle alone.
It beats having Borges rot upstairs with no future aspirations.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||The more pressing issue next||
The more pressing issue next year will be student attendance. Place will be half empty for every game on the schedule.
|34 weeks 16 hours ago||Lighten up. Jesus. You know||
Lighten up. Jesus.
You know what'd be great? If we had that much fun in the locker room.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Like the man, hate him, or in||
Like the man, hate him, or in between Rich deserves this vindication. Hope he enjoys the next couple of months.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Egos need to disappear.||
Egos need to disappear.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Because I guess Kansas State||
Because I guess Kansas State was going to alter their gameplan based upon whether Gardner had a broken foot or Turf Toe, even after it was announced he wouldn't play in the game?
There's a difference between tipping your hand to your opponent(s) about injuries and just trolling for shits.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||"...he is a straight||
"...he is a straight shooter..."
Is that so?
"Turf Toe" - Hoke on Gardner's injury.
"He's probable to return" - Hoke at halftime of the Nebraska game last year, on Denard.
"He's day-to-day" - Hoke every week on Denard post-Nebraska, though it was clear he was anything but.
"He's got a boo boo" - Hoke on everybody.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Not only laid back, but thus||
Not only laid back, but thus far Hoke has not proven he has the mental capability of an elite head coach.
Listening to Beilien's radio show tonight is such a stark contrast from anything I've ever heard Hoke say, be it in a press conference, in a private rotary club type setting, at a coaching convention, or otherwise.
Beilien could recite off the top of his head how many free throw attempts Stauskas has had this year, and noted that it was more than Burke had at this time last year.
That little nugget right there, however miniscule, just shows that Beilien knows the X's and O's, is up to date on relevant metrics, and can disect the critical aspects of the game.
It is nothing like "We did some things, executed, heard football being played."
Like it or not, you need to be more than a figure head to be a Head Coach at a school like this. You need to be able to think critically, solve problems and truly analyze every nook and cranny of the game.
Chip Kelly was/is amazing at this. And it's not a surprise how successful he's been in the NFL.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Chip Kelly in one year has||
Chip Kelly in one year has caused this massive purge of college coaches. Incredible.
Anybody wealthy enough on these boards to brush shoulders with an NFL owner and suggest one Brady Hoke as the next hot NFL guy?
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Sing us a song, you're the Schiano Man.||
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Cocaine is a helluva drug.||
Cocaine is a helluva drug.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||It really makes me||
It really makes me wonder...how much of that initial Hoke press conference was staged? How much was he coached?
In hindsight, he must have practiced that thing over, and over, and over again and been told authoritatively what to say and how to carry himself.
It's like all of a sudden, as the years have gone on, he's become totally uncooperative, brash and rude to each and every member of the media, all of whom are only trying to do their jobs.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||I'm not "calling" for||
I'm not "calling" for anything. I realize that Hoke would never do such a thing.
My point is that he says he loves this place, but ironically his presence is making us worse.
Your post says it all. Great leaders identify weaknesses and make changes. Throughout this whole season, Hoke has made zero adjustments and zero improvements.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||What proof do you have? Your||
What proof do you have? Your insinuation that the Locker Room is broken is pure conjecture.
Those that deride the staff for the poor job they've done have pretty concrete proof: they've watched the past 13 games.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Or, more likely, this staff||
Or, more likely, this staff from the top down is just bad.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||If Hoke truly cares about||
If Hoke truly cares about this University, he would step down.
All the rhetoric is totally empty.
This program is regressing, and he knows it. He's just not cut out for this.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||The "1976" says it all.||
The "1976" says it all.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||Think about the next season.||
Think about the next season. Is anybody excited? This is the first time I can remember feeling absolutely nothing towards the next football season. No intrigue, no anticipation, no excitement. I feel about as uninspired as Brady Hoke looks coaching a football game.
Changes will be made, sure. Borges will be gone. Perhaps some of the other staff too. But does anybody feel any sort of positive with Brady Hoke in charge?
This man is not a BCS level coach.
He is not a Michigan caliber coach.
During the hiring process, Brandon spent too much time vetting his Michigan ties and not enough time vetting his football philosophy or credentials.
And now, we pay the price.
Let's enjoy mediocrity.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||Hundreds of yards of total||
Hundreds of yards of total offense.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||I do. Rich's teams were||
I do. Rich's teams were improving year to year. Hoke's are regressing.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Hold me closer, Tiny Dancer.||
Hold me closer, Tiny Dancer.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||The straw man||
it is strong in this one.
|35 weeks 18 hours ago||This is a good counter, and||
This is a good counter, and one I legitimately hadn't thought of before. But something tells me Hoke doesn't take the nuances of HIPAA into account when fudging around re injuries.
|35 weeks 20 hours ago||The antithesis to integrity||
The antithesis to integrity seems to encompass lying. I'm not trying to pile on Hoke here for what most other FBS coaches do. But when it comes down to it, we're playing in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, is lying about a kid's injury to get a competitive advantage really necessary?
I'd say if you're going to preach integrity, then you should practice it.
Just comes off as pretty sleazy.
|35 weeks 21 hours ago||Also the same guys that sit||
Also the same guys that sit in living rooms lecturing to recruits parents about how they're full of "integrity."
|35 weeks 22 hours ago||A fracture is (usually) a||
A fracture is (usually) a pretty cut and dry type of injury. But yet, here we have Hoke saying Devin's got "Turf Toe" up until today. I really don't get it. What's the point of lying?
|35 weeks 1 day ago||...except you misspelled the||
...except you misspelled the word "know."
|35 weeks 2 days ago||All the credit in the world||
All the credit in the world to Will Muschamp.
Defensive guru with no real intricate offensive knowledge, hires a guy to run Manball, realizes Manball isn't working, scraps everything and picks up an innovative guy with a fun, upbeat offense.
If only, if only.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||This is the new "that||
This is the new "that couldn't have been Jameis Winston! The police report says he's only 5'10''!"
|35 weeks 3 days ago||The story is now being||
The story is now being reported by the Ann Arbor News. They contacted the police and confirmed that Lewan is being investigated.
This means that the title of that post is inherently true - there is some potential legal trouble for Lewan. Is there a reason why there hasn't been another peep on the board about this?
Makes you wonder if there's some sort of creative censorship being handed down from the AD or elsewhere.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||I think it's pretty clear||
I think it's pretty clear that Gardner will ride the pine for this one. Even if he steps in for a few plays, he will be limited. Why not use this as a benchmark to see how far Morris has progressed?
On a related note, I've heard from somebody I trust that Borges will be done after the bowl game. Not looking to start a fracas or start a new thread, but sounds like there could be some shuffling on the staff regardless of what happens in the game.
Their reason for waiting until the bowl game isn't an accident either - sounds like they are going after some guys in the NFL/with late bowl games whom they don't want to disrupt, similar to what happened in 2010. I guess this must be Brandon's MO.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Please buy more Vizio||
Please buy more Vizio products.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Al Borges somewhere: "Why||
Al Borges somewhere: "Why didn't I think of that?"
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Because we are playing in the||
Because we are playing in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
|36 weeks 14 hours ago||The more important slice from||
The more important slice from that article is that he invokes Judge Judy.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||I've heard this time is very||
I've heard this time is very alive for Tosh Lupoi.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Recruiting seems to work||
Recruiting seems to work pretty seamlessly with Nick Saban's "process."
The bottom line is good football coaches will win football games.
With the lack of good coaches in Ann Arbor, recruiting will catch up to us.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Spoiler alert, I've got a||
Spoiler alert, I've got a place where you can have access to the same information for free, minus the haughtyness and holier-than-thou auora of "recruiting experts"....it's called twitter.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||(No subject)|
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, curse that Dave Brandon||
Yeah, curse that Dave Brandon guy. I heard he killed six kittens while he was the CEO at Dominos. Allegedly. Remember the six.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||...which means absolutely||
...which means absolutely nothing because Saban has no buyout. His contract "extension" might as well be written in crayon on a napkin.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||The rest of America:||
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Snow + America = Nobody Loses||
Snow + America = Nobody Loses
|37 weeks 3 days ago||All I know is that if Bryan||
All I know is that if Bryan Harsin takes the Boise State job, I will personally roll Al Borges all the way to Arkansas for an interview.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||I heard a talking head stress||
I heard a talking head stress that the bowls are "for the community". Rose Bowl student tickets are $150 dollars. Hell, BWW bowl tickets can go for $100 each. The execs of these bowls make well over six figures.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Do you Brandon conspiracy||
Do you Brandon conspiracy theorists understand just how much, in terms of percent of revenues, merchandise actually brings into the AD? Or are you just talking out of your behind?
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Double Post||
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Honest question, what would||
Honest question, what would it take to shake your confidence in this Head Coach? A 6-6 season next year? Missing a bowl entirely?
The numbers don't lie. This program has regressed in the past three years.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Nothing like the sweet smell||
Nothing like the sweet smell of mediocrity. Sugar Bowl to this in three years. Sounds like the man in charge is "absolutely the right man" to lead this program forward.
|38 weeks 2 hours ago||Brady is a grown ass||
Brady is a grown ass man.
This kid is 17 years old.
|38 weeks 12 hours ago||I see we've now transformed||
I see we've now transformed this board into a Michigan Recruiting Xanga.
Please, for the love of god, stop trying to justify this inane post and just take it down.
When posting something can do more harm than good for the program, why even bother?
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Youth has been the excuse||
Youth has been the excuse literally every year since 2008, so I'm going with that.
"We have young receivers!" sounds like the next shoulder to lean on.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Is a Fuck-Hio related to,||
Is a Fuck-Hio related to, perhaps, a Fuck Lion?
|38 weeks 6 days ago||This thread is so appropriate||
This thread is so appropriate for the state of this site right now.
Some down time? Nothing to bitch about for a few hours?
Ah, let's turn the wrath to these social media jerseyz! Curse you Hunter Lochmann!!!!!
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Should probably read "Worry||
Should probably read "Worry When" for this game.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Wahhhhhhllllllllllllll ya||
Wahhhhhhllllllllllllll ya know, physicalness. Toughess. All of that stuff.
This won't be pretty.
Also, fuck al Borges. And his enabler.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||I like Dave Brandon. I don't||
I like Dave Brandon. I don't blame him for trying to maximize profits. I think he loves this University and is great at his job.
That being said, fuck Dave Brandon for the blatant omission of Rich Rodriguez in that blog post. What a chickenshit comment, praising "Carr's" recruits.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Not a fan. Alum. Sorry I||
Not a fan. Alum.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Cool, let's get collectively||
Cool, let's get collectively brainwashed for a 17 year old kid?
|39 weeks 2 days ago||We will get Neyland'd. And||
We will get Neyland'd. And quite frankly if Hoke is still around, I hope we do. Absolutely no reason to pay to watch a football game with that guy in charge.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||If he does, Brian can watch||
If he does, Brian can watch the BWW Bowl at my house.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||I'll be genuinely interested||
I'll be genuinely interested to see how Hoke's career arc turns out after he (at some point, not necessarily Sunday morning) leaves the University of Michigan. He's unique as a head coach in that he's never coordinated a defense. DC seems to be too much of a "macro" position for Hoke, as he is even now just a glorified position coach.
Does he try and snag another MAC Head Coach job? Does he lateral to a DL Coach position at a BCS level school?
Honestly wouldn't be surprised if he hung them up for good and transitioned into a sort of consulting role after his time in Ann Arbor is up.
Where Michigan and Hoke go from Saturday will be interesting to watch.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Our head coach shows zero||
Our head coach shows zero emotion towards anything.
Why should I show any emotion towards anything?
I don't know about you, but since the PSU game I've kind of checked out. I feel nothing anymore. It's just a blaise coast until mediocrity ceases to be enough for Dave Brandon.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||This week on the board is||
This week on the board is eerily similar to the week before OSU in 2008.
Spoiler alert: we have terrible football coaches and are going to lose the game.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||I hate Brady Hoke. And Al||
I hate Brady Hoke. And Al Borges.
Next Saturday will be the most embarassing day for the program since the Horror.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Hoke continues to be the||
Hoke continues to be the laughing stock of the Big Ten. And that is saying something.
Think about that. Are we truly in a better place than Indiana, Purdue, or Illinois?
Hoke will never answer the difficult questions, he will never make changes for the good of the team, and he has nowhere near the coaching skills to win a National Championship.
The longer this "Gee Whiz" charade, the trite press conferences, the negligence goes on, the more it stains our University.
Enjoy it for another 12 months. Looking forward to breaking out the FlightAware one year and one week from now.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||I heard he opened for Robin||
I heard he opened for Robin Sparkles back in the early 90s.
|41 weeks 16 hours ago||This is one of the most||
This is one of the most ridiculous posts I have ever seen on this board. And from a staffer at that. I don't even know what else to say.
What are the odds that this school-specific, ordinary-guy-turns-reporter-guy stuff turn a kid off from attending a school in the near future? At what point do the negatives of this third-party recruiting fad outweigh the (supposed) positives?
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Can anyone really fathom how||
Can anyone really fathom how Al Borges has been employed by BCS level institutions for the past 20-ish years?
|41 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not talking staff||
I'm not talking staff changes. Even I'm anti getting rid of Borges mid season. That's nonsense.
I'm talking gameplan changes. Throw some different looks out there.
If Brady Hoke truly did not like the gameplan, he would have changed it.
Instead, we rushed for negative yards for the second week in a row running into the middle of a dumpster fire line.
But yeah, Brady probably tore him a new one behind closed doors! Next game will be different!
|41 weeks 3 days ago||I would have a) kept Borges,||
I would have a) kept Borges, I don't know where you're referencing that I would can him midseason
b) done anything other than running power into a terrible line, game after game after game.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||If it was all coach speak,||
If it was all coach speak, all a mirage, then we would have seen some changes after PSU and certinly after MSU.
We did not.
Stop fooling yourselves.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||That's great! When can these||
That's great! When can these recruits start playing? They already have? He's had three recruiting classes?
Nice guy, terrible head football coach.
Glad you like him though.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Contrary to popular belief,||
Contrary to popular belief, the media is the program's microphone to the public. Everything Hoke says to the media is amplified. Look at the articles coming out of MSM this week, from Wojo and Chengelis and even here on the blog from Brian. All negative. All containing baffling quotes from Hoke.
Hoke saying ridiculous shit is bad PR. There's a way to "defend your staff" without sounding like a pompous asshole.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Brady Hoke is an embarassment||
Brady Hoke is an embarassment to this academically elite University. Hoke's not an alum. I get that. But to have somebody who thinks in this way, who speaks this way to the media, who communicates with vague catchphrases such as "we didn't do some things" and spews such absurd garbage is an insult to the the people who have worked hard to build up the integrity of the institution.
It's enough already. I don't mind having a non-alum coach. I do mind having a (purposely or otherwise) mentally incapacitated one.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||That is why||
Everyone who thinks we will magically become Alabama is hilariously mistaken.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Funny how the people who||
Funny how the people who deride the fanbase when they do something bad for PR (booing the team) come to the defense of the head coach when he does something bad for PR (give these absolutely ridiculous comments to the public).
It's like a never ending cycle of idiocy.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||You lost me after Hoke||
You lost me after Hoke stopped communicating in caveman sounds.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||The fact that Hoke's only||
The fact that Hoke's only logical rebuttal to this comment was a deadpan "He's wrong" is the biggest indictment of Al Borges I've seen. Couldn't muster any better explanation for the opponent literally calling out the playcalling.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||We would have a damn strong||
We would have a damn strong football team.
Have a great day.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Heiko asks the only tough||
Heiko asks the only tough question of the presser, per usual.
Fuck this guy, man. Brady has lost the team, the media and the fans. There is no going back.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Totally immune to anything||
Totally immune to anything that happens the next 1+ years. Wake me up when we have a new, competent coaching staff.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Well the offensive coach who||
Well the offensive coach who is currently our OC caused us to gain negative yards on the ground so...can't be worse?
|41 weeks 5 days ago||...Which is exactly what Hoke||
...Which is exactly what Hoke said in the postgame presser.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Does it really matter? We||
Does it really matter? We just had negative yards rushing for the second motherfucking week in a row. People I would take over Borges: Luke Fickell, Saline HS's OC, Carl Pelini...
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Hoke is easily one of the||
Hoke is easily one of the worst BCS level coaches. Laughable performance.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Wouldn't be surprised if he||
Wouldn't be surprised if he got an interview, his wife works in the AD at EMU.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||I have close to zero amount of||
I have close to zero amount of trust in a man who as head coach not only delegates half of the game of football to somebody else, but delegates that half to Al motherfucking Borges.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Possible scenario - I wake up||
Possible scenario - I wake up tomorrow surrounded by one billion dollars, three strippers, and some Remy.
|42 weeks 13 hours ago||What? I made a reference to||
I made a reference to two spread offenses and contrasted it with the monotonous, Manballish style Hoke wants to run.
You sound like sombody desperate to convince himself to believe that Hoke is the guy, which, I guess. Whatever helps you sleep at night.
|42 weeks 14 hours ago||Okay? Does Art Briles line||
Okay? Does Art Briles line up with 7 lineman in the I-Form? Last I checked, his offense is pretty innovative and unpredictable.
Rich Rodriguez was also 7-6 in his third year, if I do remember correctly.
|42 weeks 14 hours ago||Baylor and Oregon on the same||
Baylor and Oregon on the same night? Sure beats Big Dumb Brady Hoke Football that we have to suffer through on Saturdays.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||Thank you. Anyone using the||
Thank you. Anyone using the youth excuse is delusional and clearly doesn't watch college ball. At all.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||Huh?||
|42 weeks 4 days ago||This is a poor comparison. I||
This is a poor comparison. I understand what you're getting at, but you're leaving out a lot of the relevant stuff.
Beilein was an outsider. Hoke was not.
Beilein was absolutely known for his innovative playing style and his experience with doing more with less. He was unique. Hoke is innately ordinary. There is nothing special about him. His preferred style of play is about as exciting as Swan Lake.
Beilein had a lot more time to get his stuff together because the program had been a dumpster fire for so long. Hoke's leash is a bit shorter. M football is held to a higher standard than basketball.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||The turning point for Brady||
The turning point for Brady Hoke occured as soon as he sent the punt team out in PSU territory in Happy Valley. I stand by that. That was Brady Hoke's fatal error, it showed his true colors.
Brady Hoke will not be the head coach at Michigan on January 1, 2015. There is a near 0% chance. I'd put my life on it.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Uh, not at all. I supplied||
Uh, not at all. I supplied evidence to counter your point.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Get a better paying||
Get a better paying job.
Don't make this about Brandon. Thread is for discussing the coaches.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||He coaches at Vanderbilt.||
You seemingly often disregard facts. For your convenience, here are the records for the past 20 years of Vanderbilt football. Context bro. It's a thing.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Trendy rising star of the||
Trendy rising star of the PAST THREE YEARS that took Vanderbilt - Vandy! to three straight bowl games for the first time ever.
He has fire, and passion, and balls unlike the incumbent.
You are ridiculous. And clearly don't even know a thing about the guy. But ok!
|42 weeks 5 days ago||James. Motherfucking.||
James. Motherfucking. Franklin.