“He was on the other side of the court, screaming: ‘Good shot, Kev!’” Durant said, shaking his head in delight. “I’m thinking, this guy’s an All-American type of teammate right there.”
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|2 days 10 hours ago||Not a single word of this was||
Not a single word of this was written by Hoke, there is no doubt in my mind about that.
|6 days 15 hours ago||I see the response to this||
I see the response to this post going well, best of luck to you my friend.
|1 week 17 hours ago||can we just hire malzahn?||
can we just hire malzahn?
|1 week 18 hours ago||Yeah but they didn't and that||
Yeah but they didn't and that is the best 4 year stretch they have ever had in starkville and finishing 4th in the sec west usually means being behind 3 top 20 teams. Everything is in context, people were amazed by Franklin despite his doing less in a weaker division of the sec. Dan mullen is as proven a guy as you are going to get in less les miles decides he wants to retire at michigan which probably isn't a great situation for us.
|1 week 18 hours ago||He has also taken mississippi||
He has also taken mississippi state to four straight bowl games for the first time ever and the ranked teams he has been losing to are alabama and texas a&m. He had one year of 4 loses and all 4 were ranked in the top 12 at the end of the year. Mississippi state fans must be suffering from amnesia since they have a history of suck and any coach that gets them above that is a win.
|1 week 1 day ago||If loyalty only comes with||
If loyalty only comes with winning then why does any school outside of the big 5 even have sports? This is a complete bullshit mentality that you make up to pretend you're not a fair weather fan with no real loyalty at all.
|1 week 1 day ago||No you are trying to justify||
No you are trying to justify your shitty example. You should never make your decisions based on one year of data and beileins first three years as whole meant that everyone was willing to give him a fourth because he had already accomplished something, if he had finished the fourth poorly he probably wouldn't have gotten a fifth but he didn't . In his three year rich rod had accomplished the worst season in michigan history and had the program "trending upwards" only by the incredibly shitty standard he had set in his first year. Rich rods track record in the big east means about as much to me as a good mac coach, the big east is a joke and he hasn't done anything yet with arizona other than being average. 4-5 your first two years in the league isn't all that impressive, especially since they are in the much weaker of the two pac 12 divisions.
You talk about how great rich rod is at building a program, who was going to play on his offensive line in 2013? The imaginary linemen he didn't recruit. The lack of an explosive senior wr is becaue rich rod didn't recruit one and a healthy funchess is a better target than gallon. He brought in tiny corners to play defense and the best one of those is countess who is now our third best corner. Hoke may not be a good coach but this idea that somehow rich rod was on the path to greatness is fucking absurd.
|1 week 1 day ago||I disagree that the stats||
I disagree that the stats back him up as an all time great. His per year offensive stats are not among the elite of his generation or all time, he never won any batting titles, never stole a ton of bases and never hit the most home runs. He certainly is not one of the best defensive players of all time.
Jeter was amazingly consistent at a high but not great level. I have no issue with him being in the hall of fame but being consitently really good doesn't put you in the greatest of all time discussion, being great does, even if your career of greatness was only 10 seasons.
|1 week 1 day ago||There is a line where someone||
There is a line where someone is a fan or just a fairweather person with no real loyalty. If you stop because being a fan because of 8 years of being an average to bad football team you are not and were never a fan of that team or in this case of michigan. My suggestion to you would just be to root for alabama to saban retires and then pick a new team because apparently if a program isn't constantly winning its not worth supporting.
|1 week 1 day ago||Being a fan means supporting||
Being a fan means supporting the team no matter what, even when they are not winning. That doesn't mean blind loyalty, you can boo, ask for more or your coach to get fired or not pay to go to games. But if you stop following the team and only care when they are good you are not really a fan of Michigan, just of being good and you might as well just root for msu, or oregon for the rest of this year since all you care about is wins.
|1 week 1 day ago||By his third year beilein had||
By his third year beilein had already taken a team to the ncaa tournament and beaten multiple ranked teams including two in the top 5. By his third year rich rod had barely managed his first winning season and got embarassed by a good but not great mississipi state team in a bowl game, they aren't exactly similar third years but nice strawman argument.
|1 week 1 day ago||Every ravens fan I know||
Every ravens fan I know wanted him fired at the end of that season and there were tons of rumors he would be, so yes well while I am not ozzie newsome I can not say for sure what would have happened I can tell you that if most people around the ravens wanted him gone.
I'm glad you followed the ravens so closely in 2010 and watched the games and followed the reporting around the team so you knew what was going on.
|1 week 1 day ago||I would take Ozzie smith,||
I would take Ozzie smith, Barry larkin, and ripken (admitted oriole fan homer here) over Jeter off the top of my head and I don't know much about those 1930's guys. Obviously Jeter is great but he gets hyped as one of the greatest of all time at any position and I think he might be the 4th or 5th best short stop of the modern era. It's drawing an annoying line but I certainly think that is being over rated, you can be both great and over rated.
|1 week 1 day ago||As a ravens fan I can attest||
As a ravens fan I can attest to this, mattison was probably getting fired, not that that has anything to do with this team.
|1 week 1 day ago||Well sure but I'm not the one||
Well sure but I'm not the one who brought up the Zona game as an example of what they wanted. If someone had said I watched texas a &m and it was beautiful I wouldn't have posted anything.
|1 week 1 day ago||None of this post means that||
None of this post means that rich rod has a good team in arizona. He has a medicore team and he is a mediocre coach. That doesn't mean Hoke is a good coach, clearly he is not, but Hoke being bad does not mean rich rod would have been good. Sometimes situations just don't work out, rich rod at michigan wasn't working.
|1 week 1 day ago||Jesus christ man, the defense||
Jesus christ man, the defense didn't go from being in the 80's to top 25 because everyone got a year older. Rich rod had lost that team and it wasn't going to turn around with him as the coach. You know why there so were so few transfers when he left? because the team didn't care that he was fired. Rich rod could be amazingly successful at arizona, it doesn't change the fact that he wasn't working here.
Talking about how Uconn won the big east that year is like being proud of beating a mac team, that same uconn team lost 30-16 at temple and got wrecked by both l'ville and oklahoma and we all know that illinois team was not good. Nobody is arguing that Hoke is doing well here, I'm arguing that rich rod wouldn't have done any better and nothing about what he has done since or that cal game changes my mind. His amazing coaching the first two years took arizona to identical 8-5 records with below .500 seasons in the pac 12. He is now 9-10 in the pac 12. What about that screams good coach?
|1 week 1 day ago||He is one of the better||
He is one of the better offensive shortstops of all time, though some of those statistics are inflated by how many years he has played, he hasn't been great offensively for at least 3 or 4 years but the yankees would never cut him or drop him in the lineup reducing his chances. However baseball is a game of offense and defense, even the best offensive players get out 6 out of 10 times so defense matters and he is probably one of worst defensive shortsops to ever get significant time in the field. Just because he has an accurate arm so he doesn't pick up many errors doesn't mean he is failing to get to ball other shortstops would, and it tends to be those plays that errors are picked up. I'd rather have the shortstop who gets to 50% of those balls and has 10 extra errors on the season than the one who only gets to 10% of them.
The ass eating article is just amazing because of the illustration that goes along with it. Jeter actually seems like a nice enough person outside of baseball, I have no real issue with him other than how over rated he is.
|1 week 1 day ago||I think this one is more||
I think this one is more interesting.
Hope the orioles send him out in style this week with another 0-16 series. One of the more over rated players of all time blessed with so many intagible skills, like having the umpires buy all of your bullshit. Shame he is a terrible defensive shortstop. Good hitter though.
|1 week 1 day ago||Its not just about the||
Its not just about the offense, thats the issue that rich rod had, his offense was fine though it tended to come up small in big games. Saturday nights game was as much about cal collapsing as it was about arizona suddenly being good at football again. Arizone will probably have a good offense this year, my only point was that watching that game reminded me why I'm glad we fired rich rod. Hoke might not have been the right hire but we were never going to win with him because the defense would have never turned around. I may be in the minority but losing a game in the 40's is just as bad if not worse to me than losing a game 20-10, I can't stand bad defense.
|1 week 1 day ago||You watched Zona almost lose||
You watched Zona almost lose to a terrible cal team and came away impressed and wanting that? This is a cal team that won 1 game last year, 3 the year before that. This is like when michigan beat illinois 67-65 or some shit like that. Sure it was technically a win but it was like the akron game last year, it showed that the team wasn't the good. Rich rod would make for a great OC but he would not be successful at michigan and wasn't going to be if we kept him around. I don't really care how we win or lose, have an exciting offense but a shitty team still does nothing for me.
|1 week 1 day ago||Sure but he has a history at||
Sure but he has a history at florida as the OC under urban, if he liked it down there that might be enough to sway him since the jobs are probably pretty equal over all.
|1 week 1 day ago||Outside of never going to||
Outside of never going to happen longshots like kevin sumlin or a harbaugh I wonder if anyone else is interested in trying to hire dan mullen from mississippi state. He is still pretty young at 42, has pulled in a few top 25 ranked classes while at msu, has a long list of successfull quarterbacks and will probably be coming off a successful year this year meaning he would come with not only something new but actual legitimate excitement. That might be my realistic dream hire assuming this season plays out like we expect it to. Only downside is there is a good chance the florida job is available this year too and he is a former florida oc so he would probably pick them over michigan.
|1 week 2 days ago||Does anyone else want to hire||
Does anyone else want to hire dan mullen?
|1 week 5 days ago||You kind of suck. Give the||
You kind of suck. Give the kid a break, he is doing what makes him happy, just because it's not your idea of a good time doesn't make it bad. Especially since you seem like such a miserable person who is a big fan of being in the band (something plenty of people make fun of) you should probably stop being such a sad person.
|1 week 6 days ago||Isn't maryland big ten||
Isn't maryland big ten country now?
|1 week 6 days ago||Isn't maryland big ten||
Isn't maryland big ten country now?
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||You say that like academic||
You say that like academic jobs are offered based off teaching skills. I had teachers in high school that were better teachers of the material than professors at Michigan. Most people in academia regardless of whether they are at GVSU or Harvard have a good enough knowlege of the material to teach undergrads, it doesn't take a noble prize to teach econ 101. It is the standards they hold their students to that makes the difference.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||I'm not saying MSU is a bad||
I'm not saying MSU is a bad school but being top 200 in the world isn't an indicator of it. There are maybe 30 countries in the world that really have invested in higher education and in many of those countries it is really only 1 or 2 schools. The education recieved at a community college in the US is probably equivalent to anything outside of the top schools for a majority of countries in the world.
The reality of it is that there probably isn't a difference between an msu or an arizona state, or a texas tech. They are all going to give you a good enough education to be successful but there is a level of schools that is seen as above that level of good enough and there are opportunities associated with being in that level that someone from msu would most likely not have and that is why people pick michigan over msu, or come out of state to michigan. In reality its a pretty stupid difference but it makes all the difference in the world in terms of actual opportunity even if it shouldn't.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah I'd like to see if that||
Yeah I'd like to see if that was a ref fuckup as the Michigan sideline was losing its mind. You'd still like to see someone on the sideline or Gardner check that clock as they had a timeout to burn at that point but it may not be as bad as it looked live.