Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
|4 days 16 hours ago||This post has an ESPN||
This post has an ESPN headline-level title.
|1 week 12 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?
|1 week 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.
|1 week 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.
|1 week 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.
|1 week 6 days ago||And I have an eight foot||
And I have an eight foot penis.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Who knew Dave Zirin was a pen||
Who knew Dave Zirin was a pen name for Jason Whitlock.
|3 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.
|3 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.
|4 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?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Am I the only one...||
That sees Jalen Rose with a huge arm?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Am I missing something with||
Am I missing something with the quotation marks?
|6 weeks 6 hours ago||This is...not obsessive or||
This is...not obsessive or anything.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Uh, Anthony Wright?||
Uh, Anthony Wright?
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Big weightroom.||
|7 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?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I would hope a Northern Irish||
I would hope a Northern Irish terrorist organization isn't bankrolling our football program.
|8 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?
|8 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.
|9 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".
|10 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.
|10 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.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Team CC.||
|10 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.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Uh, are you kidding? You||
Uh, are you kidding? You think this inconsequential?
|11 weeks 1 day ago||'Croot'n||
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I have a belly button.||
I have a belly button.
|11 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.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||How could anybody genuinely||
How could anybody genuinely be against this?
|11 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.
|11 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.
|11 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.
|11 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?
|11 weeks 5 days ago||So, essentially exactly what||
So, essentially exactly what Hoke did by lying at the press conferences.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Bingo||
Causing people to feel sympathy for someone just dismissed for a potential rape is pretty low.
|11 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.
|11 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.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Can someone explain the draw||
Can someone explain the draw of the nickname "Urbz" to me?
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Get this man to Theta, stat.||
Get this man to Theta, stat.
|12 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.
|14 weeks 6 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?
|14 weeks 10 hours ago||Clearly, Brian Kelly watches||
Clearly, Brian Kelly watches absolutely zero college football games outside of the ones he coaches.
|14 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.
|14 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.
|15 weeks 16 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.
|15 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.
|15 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.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Egos need to disappear.||
Egos need to disappear.
|15 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.
|15 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.
|15 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.
|15 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?
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Sing us a song, you're the Schiano Man.||
|16 weeks 5 hours ago||Cocaine is a helluva drug.||
Cocaine is a helluva drug.
|16 weeks 13 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.
|16 weeks 15 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.
|16 weeks 15 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.
|16 weeks 15 hours ago||Or, more likely, this staff||
Or, more likely, this staff from the top down is just bad.
|16 weeks 16 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.
|16 weeks 16 hours ago||The "1976" says it all.||
The "1976" says it all.
|16 weeks 18 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.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Hundreds of yards of total||
Hundreds of yards of total offense.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||I do. Rich's teams were||
I do. Rich's teams were improving year to year. Hoke's are regressing.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Hold me closer, Tiny Dancer.||
Hold me closer, Tiny Dancer.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||The straw man||
it is strong in this one.
|16 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.
|16 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.
|16 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."
|16 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?
|16 weeks 3 days ago||...except you misspelled the||
...except you misspelled the word "know."
|16 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.
|16 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''!"
|16 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.
|16 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.
|17 weeks 15 hours ago||Please buy more Vizio||
Please buy more Vizio products.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Al Borges somewhere: "Why||
Al Borges somewhere: "Why didn't I think of that?"
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Because we are playing in the||
Because we are playing in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||The more important slice from||
The more important slice from that article is that he invokes Judge Judy.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I've heard this time is very||
I've heard this time is very alive for Tosh Lupoi.
|17 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.
|17 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.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||(No subject)|
|17 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.
|18 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.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||The rest of America:||
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Snow + America = Nobody Loses||
Snow + America = Nobody Loses
|18 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.
|18 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.
|18 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?
|19 weeks 6 hours ago||Double Post||
|19 weeks 6 hours 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.
|19 weeks 6 hours 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.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Brady is a grown ass||
Brady is a grown ass man.
This kid is 17 years old.
|19 weeks 3 days 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?
|20 weeks 1 day 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.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Is a Fuck-Hio related to,||
Is a Fuck-Hio related to, perhaps, a Fuck Lion?
|20 weeks 2 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!!!!!
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Should probably read "Worry||
Should probably read "Worry When" for this game.
|20 weeks 2 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.
|20 weeks 4 days 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.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Not a fan. Alum. Sorry I||
Not a fan. Alum.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Cool, let's get collectively||
Cool, let's get collectively brainwashed for a 17 year old kid?
|20 weeks 5 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.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||If he does, Brian can watch||
If he does, Brian can watch the BWW Bowl at my house.
|20 weeks 5 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.
|20 weeks 5 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.
|21 weeks 15 hours 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.
|21 weeks 1 day 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.
|21 weeks 1 day 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.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||I heard he opened for Robin||
I heard he opened for Robin Sparkles back in the early 90s.
|22 weeks 3 days 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?
|22 weeks 5 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?
|22 weeks 5 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!
|22 weeks 5 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.
|22 weeks 5 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.
|22 weeks 6 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.
|22 weeks 6 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.
|22 weeks 6 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.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||That is why||
Everyone who thinks we will magically become Alabama is hilariously mistaken.
|22 weeks 6 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.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||You lost me after Hoke||
You lost me after Hoke stopped communicating in caveman sounds.
|22 weeks 6 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.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||We would have a damn strong||
We would have a damn strong football team.
Have a great day.
|22 weeks 6 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.
|23 weeks 13 hours 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.
|23 weeks 1 day 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?
|23 weeks 1 day ago||...Which is exactly what Hoke||
...Which is exactly what Hoke said in the postgame presser.
|23 weeks 1 day 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...
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Hoke is easily one of the||
Hoke is easily one of the worst BCS level coaches. Laughable performance.
|23 weeks 2 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.
|23 weeks 2 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.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Possible scenario - I wake up||
Possible scenario - I wake up tomorrow surrounded by one billion dollars, three strippers, and some Remy.
|23 weeks 3 days 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.
|23 weeks 3 days 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.
|23 weeks 3 days 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.
|23 weeks 5 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.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Huh?||
|24 weeks 8 hours 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.
|24 weeks 8 hours 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.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Uh, not at all. I supplied||
Uh, not at all. I supplied evidence to counter your point.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Get a better paying||
Get a better paying job.
Don't make this about Brandon. Thread is for discussing the coaches.
|24 weeks 1 day 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.
|24 weeks 1 day 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!
|24 weeks 1 day ago||James. Motherfucking.||
James. Motherfucking. Franklin.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Brady Hoke is an embarassment||
Brady Hoke is an embarassment to the University. Time to hire the best available coach out there, not just a "Michigan Man." If you don't need to be a Michigan Man to be a fan then you certainly don't need to be one to be a coach.
I want a leader, somebody with ingenunity. Somebody that actually has some sort of tangible control over what occurs during the game. Brady Hoke is not that man.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||We must hire James Franklin||
We must hire James Franklin after this year. Dump truck full of cash. I don't care. Put some of Ross's 100 mil towards bringing in a fiery, competent and qualified HEAD COACH, instead of a figurehead delagator guy-thingy.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think the University||
I don't think the University of Indiana-Purdue Forth Wayne is going anywhere, bro.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, no way in hell is the||
Yeah, no way in hell is the Offensive Coordinator in charge of the offensive line. It's only 5/11ths of the Offense.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||So Brady Hoke, a glorified||
So Brady Hoke, a glorified Defensive Line coach, was hired to patch up our miserable defense in 2010. Which OL Guru will we seek out for the soon to be vacant opening?
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Heh, what a surprise, you||
Heh, what a surprise, you never attended M. Sorry for pushing your buttons.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||What a surprise, all the||
What a surprise, all the non-alums are so offended and taken aback...
Though this guy comes off as a douche his logic seems correct. If you haven't spent four years eating, living, and breathing on a particular college campus, poured thousands of dollars into tuition and living expenses into any given school, or are employed there, why even care? Why not root for the Lions with such fervor? Or the Pistons? Or the Tigers?
Collegiate Athletics is a uniquely American phenomenon. This great country of ours is filled with so many large academic institutions. College Athletics has literally grown from the adoration and loyalty that these alumni feel for their schools.
Makes you wonder if the commercialization of College Athletics and the growing number of "Walmart Wolverine" types is a coincidence.
|25 weeks 10 hours ago||The exact opposite of||
The exact opposite of whatever Al Borges would do.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||As fans, I think we can all||
As fans, I think we can all agree that we want to be elite, to be in the national conversation every year and to win championships.
I just don't see that happening three years into this project. We have regressed. We're recruiting great? Outstanding. There's a big difference between building relationships with kids in order to get them to commit and putting them in a position to succeed once they're here.
Just don't see the latter coming to fruition under the Hoke/Borges Manball Reich.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Not sure how much is hubris||
Not sure how much is hubris or how much is delusion, but either way I think we're in trouble in the long run with this guy at the helm.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||They actually have a senior||
They actually have a senior wide receiver (Gallon)...and Joe Reynolds, a senior, Jeremy Jackson, a senior, and Drew Dileo, a senior.
Again, this argument is absolutely nuts. Nuts. And BiSB, I love you, but that statement is wholly incorrect.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||You are delusional. How long||
You are delusional. How long can we use "youth" as an excuse? It's been an excuse for 6 straight years now. News flash: every team suffers from attrition and "youth." We currently have a senior wide receiver, a 4th year quarterback, two upperclassmen tackles (NFL draft picks, mind you), a senior running back. And that's just on offense, where we've had the most trouble. Do you know how many teams would kill for that amount of upperclassmen at those positions?
What a joke argument. No team plays stacked with juniors and seniors at every position.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||This is a really well thought||
This is a really well thought out and great response.
However I didn't insinuate that media terseness has anything to do with coaching competence. I simply pointed out the similarities between the way Kiffin and Hoke handle the media.
As many (now fired) coaches know, once the media turns on you, you're toast, especially in the twitter groupthink era.
You may not know anybody that personally works the Michigan beat, but I can assure you, they don't appreciate the way Hoke treats the media. The tension has been building for a while now, and losing will only exacerbate the matter. Do you have any idea how hard a media person's job becomes if only given the blah answers and total misdirection that Hoke provides? These people are the ones responsible for shaping the public's view on Hoke and this team. His behavior doesn't help.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||This game and the aftermath||
This game and the aftermath has proved that Brady Hoke has way more in common with Lane Kiffin than many of us acknowledge. From the way he shuts down practices, disrespects the media, and runs this program like his own little secret club. The similarities are staggering. The stubbornness, unwillingness to change the dynamic on the staff (besides Monte "stepping down," Kiffin was insistent on calling plays even though he was terrible at it) and flat out lack of preparedness to coach at this level.
Anyone who thinks Brady Hoke is the man to take this program to the next level has not watched enough USC Football over the past three years.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||This. So much||
This. So much this.
Yesterday showed empirically how much better of a coach and leader Bill O'Brien is than Brady Hoke.
|27 weeks 15 hours ago||D||
Look at the coaches at the top of the polls. Hoke will never be an innovative, upbeat, fun guy like Helfrich. He does not have anywhere near the leadership skills of a Nick Saban.
As long as Brady Hoke is here, enjoy these 8-4 seasons.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Title XI required post, obvs.||
Title IX required post, obvs.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||HaSean...wouldn't the name||
HaSean...wouldn't the name Sean suffice? Have you ever met a CEO or generally successful person with a name like "HaSean?"
|29 weeks 3 days ago||The most compelling part was||
The most compelling part was the fact that Mr. Brandon refused, through his spokesperson, to be interviewed by the student run newspaper.
For all the shit that Gordon Gee got on this board, he never felt he was above the students at OSU. He was incessently out at frat parties, hanging with student groups, visible out in the Oval.
DB comes across as massively egotistical in this piece. It's the motherfucking daily, not Charlie Rose. Be a man and provide at least a snippet for them.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||No offense bro, you seem like||
No offense bro, you seem like a pretty even keeled, nice guy. But I think a lot of the flack you're receiving right now results from your lack of willingness to take some of these concerns (most of which could end up making you a better "reporter" in the long run) seriously. A "you guys bring up some valid points, I will discuss with Brian and reevaluate" would go a long way to quelling the masses.
But to just pack up everything and pick up your ball and go home because of this? Come on.
This blog has never done things the "conventional" way.
Yes, it may be "conventional" for old dudes to tweet at adolescents, hoping to engage them in conversation.
But that doesn't mean there's not a better way to go about this.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||I'd say a complete stranger||
I'd say a complete stranger contacting a 16 year old boy on social media is not the point of social media.
It's probably more useful for that 16 year old boy to interact socially with, I don't know, his own peers, people he in fact knows or is familiar with.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Hopefully this starts a||
Hopefully this starts a necessary dialogue about the role of third party sites (like this one) in recruiting.
If you wan't to talk about a kid after he commits, fine. But to actively search out and contact via social media (like this dude Brandon explains above, and I'm sure is standard in the industry) is quite frankly pretty disgusting. I understand these media types want to run a succesful enterprise - but at what price?
|29 weeks 5 days ago||This. I like markets.||
This. I like markets. Markets are good. If you charge market price for season tickets, maybe that SDT girl who shows up to her Soc 101 lecture once a month won't buy tickets because she knows she will never go.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||The only thing worse than a||
The only thing worse than a game announced by Beth Mowins and Joey Galloway is...actually nothing. Nothing is worse than this.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Players are given checks in||
Players are given checks in the amount of $1000/month for rent. Many of them live at places that don't cost half that (i.e. the homes down by the Athletic Campus) and they pocket the rest. Ever wonder why Denard was always able to sport a better wardrobe than 99% of undergrads?
The sob story by Foster and others is just a manipulation of the public to deflect the real reason he and others accept money - because people like money.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Those 1,500 extra student||
Those 1,500 extra student basketball season tickets have to pay for something.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||^^^^ Had an awesome time at||
^^^^ Had an awesome time at U-Mix last weekend.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||I'll say it again||
DB loves the shitstorm. He doubt is relishing in this thread right now.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||(No subject)||
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Wouldn't common sense dictate||
Wouldn't common sense dictate that when you get to 3,000 tickets sold, if 3,000 seats are available, you cease making them available for purchase?
|30 weeks 5 days ago||You make it sound like Tony||
You make it sound like Tony Perkis is our new AD.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Either it's late or this||
Either it's late or this argument makes zero sense.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Hey Whitlock, congrats on the||
Hey Whitlock, congrats on the ESPN gig.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||-_-||
|33 weeks 1 day ago||THIS is what happens when the||
THIS is what happens when the NON-STUDENTS get to games LATE.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Not spending enough time at||
Not spending enough time at Hagerup's house I see.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Spending a little too much||
Spending a little too much time at Hagerup's house I see.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||So instead of acknowleding a||
So instead of acknowledging a perfectly valid argument, you counter by pointing out a typo.
You sir are the Joe Tacopina of MGoBlog. "I would love to respond to your argument in an insightful and thought provoking way. Truly would love to. But unfortunately there is a typo and I can't do it. And even if I wanted to respond, the Posters Union would have to sign off on it. So I surely can't do it."
The bottom line is Dave Brandon has done more for the University of Michigan Athletic Department than your minute annual donation and attendance at games ever could.
For the love of all that is holy, please do give up your season tickets.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||This is even more hilarious.||
This is even more hilarious. Our AD has spearheaded the construction of basketball facilities that allowed us to recruit the players that carried us to a national championship game. He instituted a hundred million dollar campaign for the rest of the athletics department that will no doubt give the University of Michigan the best non-revenue sports facilities in the entire country - do you have any idea how much work goes into hiring the right people to pull that off, alone? Oh yeah, he also hired Brady Hoke, a man who you know doubt worship.
And you are ready to hang the man because of things like a noodle. Get over yourself.
For the record, I think the noodle is pretty ridiculous. But to insinuate that you care more about the (potential?) slow integration of advertising inside the confines of Michigan Stadium rather than the gameday experience, the product on the field, and everything that goes along with it is absolutely asinine.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Cool bro, take your tier 3||
Cool bro, take your tier 3 degree and go get season tickets for your own alma mater.
If you truly have a Michigan degree and are threatening to not renew your season tickets over a noodle...god help you, man.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||I think Buffalo could knock||
I think Buffalo could knock off Ohio State.
Not really, but that'd be awesome.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Lolwutpear.gif||
|33 weeks 5 days ago||I'm speechless but Jesus||
I'm speechless but Jesus Christ, I have to reply to this just so when I have a bad day, I can revisit this and give thanks that I am not you.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||I blame Dave Brandon. Wait||
I blame Dave Brandon. Wait this is an independant blog? I still blame Dave Brandon.
|34 weeks 10 hours ago||"Flag of Champions" worthy,||
"Flag of Champions" worthy, perhaps?
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Never forget...actually||
Never forget...actually forget that whole thing ever happened.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||The food's great I love the -||
The food's great I love the - WAIT TIL I FINISH THE QUESTION.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||I'm sure Urban Meyer produced||
I'm sure Urban Meyer produced the artwork himself.
Also, is it that hard to spell out the name "Brady" and/or "Hoke"?
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Sounds like a perfect time to||
Sounds like a perfect time to snag some signatures. Quick Wolverine Devotee, grab your "Flag of Champions" and high tail it over to Colonial Lanes.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||That girl is one piece of Ace. I know from experience dude.||
Well, not me personally, but a guy I know. Him and her got it on. Woooooo-eeeeee
|36 weeks 11 hours ago||did not get||
|36 weeks 12 hours ago||Anyone else think we're||
Anyone else think we're seeing the downfall of a doper, with regards to Tiger? He's an A-Rod esque sociopath and actually has been tied to the same doctor (Galea) that was connected to some shady treatments that A-Rod cooked up.
I'm not saying steroids necessarily, there are a lot of other illicit substances (methamphetamines and the like) that could be useful in a game of immense concentration like golf.
|37 weeks 10 hours ago||You rooting for the Heat to||
You rooting for the Heat to threepeat as well?
|37 weeks 10 hours ago||The story should be less||
The story should be less about the usefulness of NCAA rules and more about how stupid Manziel has to be to do something like this.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||^ You just know this guy goes||
^ You just know this guy goes to USMNT games wearing a Real Madrid jersey.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||I am Brady Hoke.||
I am Brady Hoke.