|5 hours 1 min ago||I don't blame him. Hoke has||
I don't blame him.
Hoke has been a huge asshat to every member of the press since the day after his intro press conference.
He deserves the heat.
|5 hours 57 min ago||We were shut out for the||
We were shut out for the first time in 30 years and were not competitive against Utah at home.
Are you fucking kidding?
|8 hours 15 min ago||Four score and seven years||
Four score and seven years ago:
|8 hours 17 min ago||I think we need to shut the||
I think we need to shut the damn thing down before accepting a bid to play in the Independence Bowl.
|9 hours 30 min ago||With all due restpect bro,||
With all due restpect bro, our whole program is currently on fire. I'm not that concerned about a group of kids that may or may not enroll here, and if they do who'll graduate in 2018.
|9 hours 32 min ago||Hoke's not getting fired||
Hoke's not getting fired during the season. I think that's pretty clear. But does DB stick to his guns with that "post season evaluation" bullshit he pulled with Rich, or do we cut ties with him OSU?
I think that is the main question.
|14 hours 35 min ago||Because our Head Coach is||
Because our Head Coach is totally incompetent, our team is playing terribly, and there's no end to our mediocrity in sight?
|1 day 2 hours ago||Is she ready for the binders?||
Is she ready for the binders?
|1 day 2 hours ago||Drunker than when Dave||
Drunker than Dave Brandon when he had a revelation that hiring Brady Hoke was a good idea.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Hey asshat, there's this||
Hey asshat, there's this thing called a free market. This is the motherfucking United States of fucking America. I'll do what I want.
|1 day 3 hours ago||This is the most asinine||
This is the most asinine fucking thing I have read in my life.
|1 day 3 hours ago||He's a nice guy. We should||
He's a nice guy. We should still fire his ass in the parking lot in about ten minutes.
|1 day 16 hours ago||He gone forever, apparently.||
He gone forever, apparently. Dismissed.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Have you taken Econ 101?||
Have you taken Econ 101?
|3 days 32 min ago||This guy wishes he knew who||
This guy wishes he knew who led the team in tipped passes in 1967 but only in away games played to non-capacity crowds.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Dude, you blow my mind on a||
Dude, you blow my mind on a daily basis.
|3 days 5 hours ago||That thing you get to do||
That thing you get to do right before you plunge into six figures of debt?
|3 days 5 hours ago||+1 Funny||
|3 days 5 hours ago||Good thing Chobani is||
Good thing Chobani is donating more than you ever would.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Thanks, Dave. Back to you,||
Thanks, Dave. Back to you, Dave.
|3 days 8 hours ago||David Brandon logic: indoor||
David Brandon logic: indoor rowing facility or elite Head Football Coach? Rowing facility.
|4 days 3 hours ago||(With a roster full of||
(With a roster full of players recruited/developed by another coach)
|4 days 8 hours ago||What is he protecting them||
What is he protecting them from? Injured-football-player-preying zombies?
|4 days 12 hours ago||Had to throw Hoke's hot take||
Had to throw Hoke's hot take into the press release, eh?
|6 days 7 hours ago||It's disturbing. He doesn't||
It's disturbing. He doesn't have to go down the medical chart of every guy on the roster. But would it kill him to not act like a d-bag everytime somebody asks a valid question?
|6 days 9 hours ago||I know you don't see a||
I know you don't see a contradiction. That's the point.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Here's your friendly reminder||
Here's your friendly reminder that each and every one of you condemning this cheer for Frank Clark every week.
|1 week 3 hours ago||If we lose this game, is||
If we lose this game, is there any way Hoke makes it to December?
|1 week 16 hours ago||That's cool.||
|1 week 1 day ago||When does he do that anyway?||
When does he do that anyway?
|1 week 1 day ago||You are right let's keep||
You are right let's keep hiding these injury reports it's working great go team go get that advantage yay.
|1 week 2 days ago||We missed out on the only non||
We missed out on the only non Harbaugh that could have been a difference maker - James Franklin. Had we cut bait at the right time, we could have had him too.
Dude will win Big Ten Championships at PSU. Maybe even this year.
He is the anit-Hoke.
|1 week 3 days ago||Why didn't you choose Brady||
Why didn't you choose Brady Hoke for this assignment?
|1 week 4 days ago||Clapping is where the Beilien||
Clapping is where the Beilien comparisons need to end. Johnny is a good fucking basketball coach. He knows the game inside and out. He has a system and he runs it well. He surrounds himself with people he knows put him in the best position to succeed.
Hoke does none of that. Literally, not one thing.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||So long as Doug Nussmeier is||
So long as Doug Nussmeier is our interim HC during it, couldn't care less where the fuck we play.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||Well, honestly, it's a valid||
Well, honestly, it's a valid label.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||Hip? Hip hop? Hip hop||
Hip? Hip hop? Hip hop anonymous?
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||Clapping is not||
Clapping is not coaching.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Clearly you haven't been||
Clearly you haven't been paying attention.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Hope he has enough respect to||
Hope he has enough respect to step the fuck down.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I feel like I'm in Lloyd||
I feel like I'm in Lloyd Carr's time machine.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Fuck Brady Hoke. Fuck his||
Fuck Brady Hoke. Fuck his lack of preparation. Fuck everything.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Possible ex-post-facto||
Possible ex-post-facto explusion here? It's not out of the question. The feds have their eye on FSU. Not like they can sweep something like this under the rug.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah that'd be fucking SWEET||
Yeah that'd be fucking SWEET bro. Trollin ND and shit. Like the GOOD OL' DAYS, amirite?
Let's just win some damn football games.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Football is pretty||
Football is pretty insignificant compared to some of the shit people have to deal with. Good for him for dealing with whatever it is head on.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||She wants the D, WD. Take||
She wants the D, WD.
Take it slow, you'll be fine.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Goodbye world, it's been||
Goodbye world, it's been real.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||You have a messy kitchen.||
You have a messy kitchen.
|3 weeks 10 hours ago||I liked him a lot more before||
I liked him a lot more before he became PSU slappy - simply because of the amount of access they gave him while making his new book.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||lol||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||This was so perfectly low||
This was so perfectly low budget Eastern style.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I wear hotdog water cologne.||
I wear hotdog water cologne.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||CR7 is not walking through||
CR7 is not walking through that door.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Miss u Rich :(||
Miss u Rich :(
|3 weeks 2 days ago||This needs it's own thread.||
This needs it's own thread.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||The expectation is for the||
The expectation is for the position.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Think it was pretty clear||
Think it was pretty clear Borges had the whole game scripted.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Let's be honest. Beth Mowins||
Let's be honest. Beth Mowins is abhorrent.
End of story.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||This is worse than playing||
This is worse than playing Appalachain State.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||...as opposed to a male dime?||
...as opposed to a male dime?
|3 weeks 4 days 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.
|3 weeks 5 days 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?
|3 weeks 5 days 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.
|3 weeks 5 days 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.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Sounds like he was lying.||
Sounds like he was lying. Pretty fucked up if true.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I wonder if we've got any||
I wonder if we've got any members of Mongo Nation among us at MGoBlog?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Nice try, Dave.Trying to||
Nice try, Dave.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Hire Borges. And then fire||
Hire Borges. And then fire him again.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||No, because NCAA.||
No, because NCAA.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||This is not good. Here's to||
This is not good. Here's to a full recovery.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Nick Motherfucking Saban.||
Nick Motherfucking Saban.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Since the day I joined, bro.||
Since the day I joined, bro.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||You stole his thunder because||
You stole his thunder because he's out at MDen getting three of each.
In every size.
|4 weeks 6 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?
|4 weeks 6 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?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Lololololololine.||
|5 weeks 11 hours ago||You||
I don't like you.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||"The Apostrophe'd Assassins"||
"The Apostrophe'd Assassins"
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Sometimes I wonder if there||
Sometimes I wonder if there is some RDT in this account.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||You're telling me. I heard||
You're telling me. I heard he sewed the numbers on himself.
|6 weeks 2 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.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Because he invalidates your||
Because he invalidates your theory that "'uniformz are for the kidz' is bs"?
|6 weeks 2 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.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||This looks more throwback||
This looks more throwback than alternate. Need WD to confirm.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||That's a great idea! That'll||
That's a great idea! That'll do it!
|9 weeks 4 days ago||You mean the J. Ira and||
You mean the J. Ira and Nick...aww fuck it.
|9 weeks 4 days 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.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||FTFY||
"McGary's agent leaks something in hopes of gaining hype, enticing another team to trade up for him."
|13 weeks 13 hours ago||Fuck Portugal.||
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Herm would hate this guy.||
Herm would hate this guy.
|15 weeks 14 hours ago||African-American Studies.||
|15 weeks 6 days ago||...except all of that is||
...except all of that is true.
|16 weeks 7 hours 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
|16 weeks 3 days 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?
|16 weeks 4 days 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?
|17 weeks 1 day ago||LOL. You must have been||
LOL. You must have been outraged when he committed.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||I wouldn't keep the most||
I wouldn't keep the most athletic person on earth (probably) back at Keeper.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||You clearly have not spent||
You clearly have not spent much time around here.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||(No subject)||
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Yes.||
|19 weeks 2 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.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Dear Julie Hermann, Did you||
Dear Julie Hermann,
|20 weeks 4 days 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.
|20 weeks 5 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?
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Dude...||
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Obligatory||
|21 weeks 8 hours ago||Michigan Football has gotten||
Michigan Football has gotten so depressing that I'm genuinely curious if this is a troll.
|21 weeks 8 hours ago||So now we're using||
So now we're using apostrophes just to use 'em, eh?
|21 weeks 4 days ago||One year from now, Brady Hoke||
One year from now, Brady Hoke will be the Defensive Line coach in Tuscaloosa. Book it.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||It's about that time of the||
It's about that time of the offseason, eh?
|21 weeks 5 days ago||SanDiegoWolverine||
Is that your way of saying you're from San Diego?
|22 weeks 4 days ago||This post has an ESPN||
This post has an ESPN headline-level title.
|23 weeks 10 hours 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?
|23 weeks 1 day 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.
|23 weeks 3 days 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.
|23 weeks 4 days 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.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||And I have an eight foot||
And I have an eight foot penis.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Who knew Dave Zirin was a pen||
Who knew Dave Zirin was a pen name for Jason Whitlock.
|25 weeks 4 days 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.
|25 weeks 5 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.
|26 weeks 1 day 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?
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Am I the only one...||
That sees Jalen Rose with a huge arm?
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Am I missing something with||
Am I missing something with the quotation marks?
|28 weeks 4 hours ago||This is...not obsessive or||
This is...not obsessive or anything.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Uh, Anthony Wright?||
Uh, Anthony Wright?
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Big weightroom.||
|29 weeks 6 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?
|29 weeks 6 days ago||I would hope a Northern Irish||
I would hope a Northern Irish terrorist organization isn't bankrolling our football program.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||So we've gone from one guy||
So we've gone from one guy taking drugs to an entire University being complicit?
|30 weeks 3 days ago||"...and with the way offense||
"...and with the way offense and passing has changed in college football..."
Maybe there is a god.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||"Why is this still a story?"||
"Why is this still a story?" - the new "no place in the league for this".
|32 weeks 3 days 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.
|32 weeks 5 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.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Team CC.||
|32 weeks 6 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.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Uh, are you kidding? You||
Uh, are you kidding? You think this inconsequential?
|33 weeks 1 day ago||'Croot'n||
|33 weeks 1 day ago||I have a belly button.||
I have a belly button.
|33 weeks 1 day 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.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||How could anybody genuinely||
How could anybody genuinely be against this?
|33 weeks 4 days 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.
|33 weeks 4 days 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.
|33 weeks 4 days 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.
|33 weeks 5 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?
|33 weeks 5 days ago||So, essentially exactly what||
So, essentially exactly what Hoke did by lying at the press conferences.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Bingo||
Causing people to feel sympathy for someone just dismissed for a potential rape is pretty low.
|33 weeks 5 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.
|33 weeks 5 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.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Can someone explain the draw||
Can someone explain the draw of the nickname "Urbz" to me?
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Get this man to Theta, stat.||
Get this man to Theta, stat.
|34 weeks 3 days 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.
|36 weeks 3 hours 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?
|36 weeks 8 hours ago||Clearly, Brian Kelly watches||
Clearly, Brian Kelly watches absolutely zero college football games outside of the ones he coaches.
|36 weeks 1 day 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.
|36 weeks 3 days 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.
|37 weeks 13 hours 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.
|37 weeks 3 days 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.
|37 weeks 5 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.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Egos need to disappear.||
Egos need to disappear.
|37 weeks 6 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.
|37 weeks 6 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.
|37 weeks 6 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.
|37 weeks 6 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?
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Sing us a song, you're the Schiano Man.||
|38 weeks 3 hours ago||Cocaine is a helluva drug.||
Cocaine is a helluva drug.
|38 weeks 11 hours 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.
|38 weeks 13 hours 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.
|38 weeks 13 hours 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.
|38 weeks 13 hours ago||Or, more likely, this staff||
Or, more likely, this staff from the top down is just bad.
|38 weeks 13 hours 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.
|38 weeks 13 hours ago||The "1976" says it all.||
The "1976" says it all.
|38 weeks 16 hours 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.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Hundreds of yards of total||
Hundreds of yards of total offense.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||I do. Rich's teams were||
I do. Rich's teams were improving year to year. Hoke's are regressing.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Hold me closer, Tiny Dancer.||
Hold me closer, Tiny Dancer.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||The straw man||
it is strong in this one.
|38 weeks 3 days 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.
|38 weeks 3 days 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.
|38 weeks 3 days 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."
|38 weeks 3 days 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?
|38 weeks 3 days ago||...except you misspelled the||
...except you misspelled the word "know."
|38 weeks 4 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.
|38 weeks 5 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''!"
|38 weeks 5 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.
|38 weeks 6 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.
|39 weeks 13 hours ago||Please buy more Vizio||
Please buy more Vizio products.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Al Borges somewhere: "Why||
Al Borges somewhere: "Why didn't I think of that?"
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Because we are playing in the||
Because we are playing in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||The more important slice from||
The more important slice from that article is that he invokes Judge Judy.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||I've heard this time is very||
I've heard this time is very alive for Tosh Lupoi.
|39 weeks 4 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.
|39 weeks 4 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.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||(No subject)|
|39 weeks 5 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.
|40 weeks 1 day 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.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||The rest of America:||
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Snow + America = Nobody Loses||
Snow + America = Nobody Loses
|40 weeks 5 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.
|40 weeks 6 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.
|40 weeks 6 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?