I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|2 weeks 1 day ago||That's awesome.||
Thank you magnus.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Completely agree||
Like it or not, he just keeps doing his job.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Returning to relevance for 30 years||
How many coaching changes has ND gone through as they tried to return to relevance? The carousel does not make for consistency in building a strong program.
If we're looking for a national image to present for the future of the program, it make make sense to start with stability. I think our coaching staff is working in the present, but is also focused on the long term value of the program. The cut and run mentality will do nothing but perpetuate an image of desparation. Can we really afford to continue our "transition" for another three years?
Short term challenges build to long term success. The problems that this team and coaching staff are working through are invaluable to the long term knowledge and success of a program. There's no magic, as the media portrays it. If Hoke gets it, the issues we see this year will not be repeated. Consistency will be built into the program and "bad years" will be limited in frequency and the level of "badness."
I recall many comments about Hoke's first year being "the worst thing that could happen to him as a coach." The schedule was easy. People projected 10-11 wins with our without a coaching change. Expectations for a "return to glory" were fast forwarded and now we see a backlash because people think that we should already be "there."
Losing is the pits. Nobody likes it. But its not the end. With all of the criticism this team has endured this year, they have been in a position to win every game but one-- that says something about the coaching and the game planning.
If you are looking for a team to represent you in the media and stand up to the talking heads (or blog empowered fans) of the sports world then it might make sense to gamble on a quick fix in coaching changes. If you are looking for a team to represent the values and educaiton standards of an academic institution like Michigan, you need to delay short term success for long term strength in character and values. The wins will come.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I'm with your 9 year old||
Really? You want to give me a hard time for being optimistic?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||More delusional than psychic||
More delusional than psychic, but I'd rather think positively than give up on the game before the first practice,
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Adversity||
This is the kind of adversity that builds character. Devin appears to have heart and an unmatched accountiability to his teammates.
He'll go far in life.
After we put a beat down on the Bucks, I expect him to have a phenominal season next year.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Just sayin...||
We're goiing to beat OSU.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Amen.||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Take a long term view||
If the Michigan AD pays any attention to reactionary fan base we're screwed. Not saying that all the fans are wrong, just that you can cherry pick any opinion you want. Do you go with the loudest voice? The complimentary voice? The optimistic view? The negative nancy? the voice of reason?
In the end, I'm sure that the AD has measurables in place to review goals, progress and expectations. While these three games are a part of the whole, they are not the end. College football has programiatic and cyclical issues to contend with, the view going forward will need to take the short term data (game to game) and be able to appy it to a long term vision for the program.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Happy about the win||
The team (including the coaches) never quit. They deserve to enjoy this.
|11 weeks 12 hours ago||And in the end||
And in the end
The love you take
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Who's Next|
|21 weeks 2 days ago||5 years on MGBog, 5 decades||
5 years on MGBog, 5 decades bleeding blue.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||No religion or politics on this blog?||
I see a lot of posts getting a pass on this "rule."
Your suggestion that the Church gets a pass is absurd. These are crimes and sins committed by people. The consequences for unrepentant sin, as the Church believes, is eternal damnation-- that's not getting a pass. It's hell.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Amen||
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Agreed||
The only thing I would add is that we do this for many, many years in a row.
Predicting losses seems like opening the door to failure.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||That's pretty awesome||
I used to be a on scoreboard security back in the early 80's... the boards were so small that we had to post a guard to keep people from standing up and blocking the board.
Bring on the games!
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Awesome||
Logged in to say thanks for the video.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Does anyone know how that happened?||
“This is Michigan, for God’s sakes!”
|2 years 39 weeks ago||I feel dirty||
Just going to the site from that school down south makes me feel dirty.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||With regards to the defense||
Where did we stand the last few years?
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Carr / RR Difference||
I seem to recall that a big difference between Carr and RR was that Lloyd made a lot of offers through the camp process, while RR was working the out of state pipelines, beating the bushes and workig a lot of recruits. This points to a difference in recruting strategy. Note that Sparty numbers look a lot like OSU-- Dantonio recruited with Tressel and likely built his strategy on the OSU model.
Seems likely that Hoke will be more like Carr. He can "touch" more kids and their coaches by developing a strong camp model. This helps in a number of ways-- provides an evaluation opportunity, helps develop local talent, improves network among coaches, provides young players with an awesome experience at Michigan. All of these factors should point to a lower offer/acceptance ratio and a more consistent talent base.
The piece that will put us over the top in my view will still be the abiility to recruit nationally and fill in some elite talent. I like the model of building your foundation first-- much like buiding your team from the line. Without the program consistency, there will be no big draw from elite players.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||No nonsense||
Here's a guy that learned from his mistakes and takes the example of his teachers to heart. His schtick is pretty basic-- toughness, teaching, developing kids-- It's not that complicated, and that's what makes it doable. I love that we hear Bo in his voice, but I don't think he's trying to be Bo, I think he's resigned to the legacy that Bo has created... not a bad place to start.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Waiters gonna wait|
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Impressive||
He looks like a man among boys.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Tom Waits||
+1 for Tom Waits ref
17 and clear in Anchorage, Alaska
|2 years 45 weeks ago||reading into things||
I think that in several cases the Hello Posts were drafted before the CC. (Granted that is likely not the case for some of the "new" prospects.)
Hard to say he's not being objective, it's a pretty straight forward outline.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||All of the above: a lot of drama||
It's funny that RR's biggest complaint about this is still the order of the day-- too much drama. We've got diiferent factions with powerful voices acting as if it's their opinion that is what's important in all of this.
Is it the team, the team, the team or the the talk, the talk, the talk (i.e. the blog, talk radio, scout, rivals... and on and on). I'm no better than anyone, I'm drinking it all in because I'm obsessed with Michigan Football.
RR worked his tail off, he made some great choices and some poor one's. The team faltered. We're looking for the best shot at team success. We move on.
Hoke has got support that RR never had-- good for the TEAM. (I feel bad for RR, he seemed to me to be a good guy and a good coach-- but my feelings don't mean shit in this.) We're talking about student athletes, the University of Michigan, and the pursuit of excellence.
I look at this blog as an outlet for my passion. I think Brian has it difficult, when you make your hobby your job, you tend to compromise in ways that you don't expect. He's a fan that is trying to be objective, that can be hard. I don't have that problem, I'm just a fan. I look for all the positives I can, I expect Michigan to win every game, and I am completely untrustworthy in terms of objectivity about the team.
The drama can be fun for some in a soap opera kind of way, but I agree that the real fun is in talking about the sports-- the S & C coach building mental toughness, Hoke realing in last minute recuits, NFL winners coming to coach Michigan because it's Michigan.
We've got a lot of good things going on that are going to help the young men on this team succeed, and I can have a small chunk of my brain live vicariously through them. And we just beat Sprty in hoops. Life is good. Drama is a sideshow.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Better to wait||
Better to wait and get the right guy than hire on the fly and then spend a year or two undoing the possible damage.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Mental Toughness||
I love the emphasis on mental toughness. We've talked a lot about 4th quarter strength with Barwis-- add in 4th quarter focus to that strength and we're moving forward. I think this guy will build on what Barwis started.