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|27 sec ago||I haven't enjoyed watching this team play since Minnesota.||
I have wanted Hoke gone since ND and have rooted in my heart for them to win, but always in the back of my mind wanting whatever was needed for Brandon first to go and then Hoke. Now it is guaranteed.
I have watched every minute of every game this season and I will watch the OSU game. I will root for Michigan and hate OSU as I always have my entire life.
But now I feel badly for Brady Hoke for one reason only; this was his dream job and now he knows as we all have believed, that he just isn't good enough to handle it.
Brady, be classy and resign with dignity before OSU and get the players to fight for you one last time and BEAT OHIO STATE.
Go Blue Forever!
|49 min 35 sec ago||He may be a terrible head coach here||
but Hoke is a gentleman and a classy guy.
|50 min 42 sec ago||Do you think there is a chance Hoke resigns after the OSU||
game and before jan 1 out of respect for the program and as a thank you to the university for giving him the dream job he always wanted, but not taking the extra $1M cuz he knows he doesn't serve it.
|1 hour 39 min ago||firing him now does relatively nothing||
It would satisfy those of us that know it's going to happen anyway and we don't have to question it and wait for it. But it's really a moot point now. Firing Hoke now will only force the media to start asking Harbaugh and Miles questions which we don't need.
Whether Hoke is on the sidelines next week or not, the outcome will be the same a pretty embarassing loss. What does Hoke actually bring to the game? Nuss and GM run the O and D. Hoke stands on the sidelines and claps. Having him there will get Spielman to attempt to wax poetic about what Michigan used to be and what they should be.
As much as I have railed against Hoke all season and screamed through text for him to be fired, I just want to say, thanks for trying and never throwing anyone else under the bus. And thanks for losing with enough class to not embarass the university by blaming others.
Brady, please go quietly and after the OSU game, accept responsibility for not being a good enough coach for this university and this program and tell us that your grateful for the opportunity and walk away quietly.
|1 day 8 hours ago||If Okie State doesn't get to a bowl game and fires Gundy||
before we fire Hoke/hire Harbaugh/Miles, things could get very interesting. If they fire Gundy after a losing season and would crazily go hard after Miles to come back and save the day in Stillwater (giving him the keys to the kingdom and all the money he would want); and if we couldn;t get Harbaugh - oh NOES we would be in a pickle.......I would think we can get Harbaugh and will, but if we don't and wait until after Jan. 1 to fire Hoke, Miles could be gone and it could be another search from hell. All the more reason to give Jim H whatever he wants/needs.
|1 day 10 hours ago||I think we should all chill. After the last 7 years||
Hackett and Schiss know better than to reach for a "maybe" coach. Harbaugh, Miles, or ummmm.....
|2 days 8 hours ago||When I still had seats (gave them up after last season)||
the PSD for the season for two tickets was $875. Seats were on the 33 yard line on the visitors side, row 33. Seven home games in 2013, so the PSD per seat per game was $62.50. With three "premium games at $95 face value per seat, the average price per ticket per week was $83.57 per ticket, plu7s the $62.50 PSD per seat per game that adds up to an average total $146.07 per ticket per game or $392.14 per game, not counting parking or concessions....THAT is why I gave them up. My family had seats in that stadium since 1956.....It was such a hard decision. My seats were four seats in from the aisle and the other side of the aisle, the prices were much higher. I sat next to a doctor who had the four seats next to me toward the aisle and he was giving up his as well. The cost is just not worth.
|3 days 20 hours ago||He lost late in 4th qtr of ND game||
When UM had 4th & 10 from ND 26 and he chose to go for it instead of kicking the FG and preserving the shutout streak. His lack of knowledge of the record and stubbornness to try to prove a point made it clear he was not the right man to lead this program. When Gardner was sacked I said "that's it! You need to be fired!"
|4 days 5 hours ago||I think a DL coaching position would be best for him||
he is best suited as a position coach, the HC thing just seems too much for him. I would hate to see him go to EMU, that seems to be where college coaches go to die. Maybe another MAC school or back to the West Coast. I'm sure someone in the WAC or somewhere will be looking for a coach. He might be best served to take a year off and collect his thoughts and plans
|4 days 5 hours ago||The Lions could certainly use another receiver||
and another RB and a middle linebacker, and a safety. Holy Shit the Lions need help. They are hanging on by a thread.
|4 days 5 hours ago||So, if Mrs. H says no to leaving the Bay ara and JH and the||
49ers part ways, then Jim has to take the Raiders job or coach H.S. football? I doubt it. Whatever Rapapport's sources are, I just can't believe that one. If Jim and the niners split, then the options are whatever team he wants in the NFL that has an opening or MIchigan.
I don't see him going to another college program. He wouldn't go to the Raiders. That is the worst place in the NFL. If Michigan is a dumpster fire, then Oakland is a forest fire with 40 mph winds and one galss of water.
It would seem that Harbaugh's style doesn't lend itself to the NFL for long stretches, may 1-2 years. He seems built for college coaching and his best destiny is Michigan (I'm only slightly biased here). If the timing and $$ are right I think Jim AND Mrs Harbaugh move to AA and restore Michigan to the glory that is only a memory now.
|4 days 12 hours ago||AsDumpster Fires go, the UM football program||
certainly qualifies. To be ranked number one, might be reaching. I think Forde is somewhat of a self-important blowhard, but who in today's opinion over news 'journalism' isn't?
Michigan gets ranked number one because of the qualifty of the program and univeristy over its vast histtory and its tradition as a program that is usually far-removed from the negative spot light.
But, in this season crisis, mis-steps, mis-speaks, dumbass moves by the former AD and a coach that has self-admittedly been not fully aware, the combination of being a crapfest on the field enough off the field issues to make Bo roll over in his grave, Forde is generally correct.
Based on the group of five that he lists, we are more likely third rather than first, not sure how the UNC mess doesn't garner a higher ranking, but whatever. No matter how you look at it, Michigan is a dumpster fire right now and the only thing that can put it out is hiring the right AD and JIm Harbaugh as the coach. It would get the media to leave us alone and those two men, will put the house in order, get the program on the right track and return this program and family back to the unified stronghold that it was as the winningest college football program in the nation.
If the weather is bad Saturday, the negatives might continue as there could be a lot of empty seats for senior day. That wouldn't help.
|6 days 7 hours ago||For the MIllionith time, Mrs Harbaugh has NEVER been quoted||
anywhere saying she wants to stay in the bay area. Show me proof. It was a made up reason why he took the SF job, so they wouldn't have to leave the bay area. Despondent UM fans make up reasons why things do go their way. Harbaugh most likely didn't come here last time because he was never approached by Brandon not because she didn't want to move to Michigan.
Just like why Miles didn't come here the first or second time. He was never offered the job.
God the internet is sooo full of crap
|1 week 1 day ago||I miss when Michigan football was good and exciting||
The thrill just before each game started. Being in your seat when the band comes on the field and yelling so loud when the Drum Major removed his hat and bent over backwards and touched his head on the turf tnat you lost your voice and the game hadn't even started yet. You knew, you felt it, you just fucking knew Michigan was going to triumph that day.
It has been so long since I have felt that way and all I want is Michigan to be Michigan again!
Goddamit we need Jim Harbaugh!
|1 week 1 day ago||I think he might stay 7 years or more||
get the program back to an elite status, groom a successor and give a try in the NFL again, if he really had a desire to do that. I could also see him staying for 10-12 years and retire as the winningest coach in Michigan history.
|1 week 1 day ago||I'm guessing the Harbaugh part. The 45 days part||
is probably fairly accurate. There are several here that think that JH wouldn't leave the NFL. I can't see him staying in the NFL for the exact same reason Brandon hired Hoke. He has to be the biggest ego in the room and he can't do that in the NFL. Too many divas.
Harbaugh would have the upper hand in a college lockerroom and the kids, being somewhat naive and inexperienced at big boy life would soak up everything he says like a sponge. Especially when he starts putting multiple players into the NFL like we used to in the good old days.
Just bring him here. It will get better quickly.
|1 week 1 day ago||I vote for Upton, soccer puts me to sleep||
|1 week 2 days ago||1. Michigan Football||
2. Michigan Basketball.....3, Lions.......4. Red Wings........5. Tigers......6. Repeat all
|1 week 2 days ago||Since I gave up my tickets after last season, knowing||
the schedule and the futility already displayed, I would probably find other things to do when the game is played, record it and wtach it after wards ONLY if it turned out to be good. Wasting 3+ hours on a Saturday to watch this unwatchable crapfest against next season would qualify as the definition of insanity....To say that no president would let this top tier program slip into medicrity... Ummm, it's already there. But Schiss would have a lot to answer for if he kept Hoke and came out and said that graduation rates and changing the tide of the power that college football has over universities by de-emphasizing the results on the field would be his kiss of death to his presidency. (Not saying that is his plan at all). Having a productive and winning football program is doable, see ND lately and Stanford.
|1 week 2 days ago||I think at least half of these CC posts are designed to make||
us react violently. Tony Dungy, Joh nGruden, Brian Billick and pretty much any other ex-NFL coach in the broadcasting medium is not going to come out of the booth to start recruiting all the time when they aren't like coaching actual games. And I don't want them. Just cuz they are household names in the NFL doesn't mean they would make great college head coaches. Just sayin'
|1 week 2 days ago||OP, I agree that other NFL opportunities are the biggest||
threat to get Jimmy H. I think that Chicago would be the No. 1 threat, Miami second, NY is doubtful and Oakland is a definite no. Several people have asserted that Mrs. H wants to stay in the Bay area. I have yet to ever read a quote or anything attributed directly to either Harbaugh that they have said that. It's an assumption based Stanford>>>SF. That's about all.......I think if Michigan handles thing correctly and behind the scenes, I think he'll be here starting early in Jan. 2015. I'd be okay with Stoops, but I would be equally okay with Miles, because he just wins the in the toughest division in the toughest conference.
|1 week 2 days ago||Thank you for posting this||
I have been saying for weeks that Miles should be the No. 2 choice for this program and almost everyone says MUllen is No. 2 and Miles is a last resort. Heck how can anyone deny that Miles is the second best coach in the SEC which would make him probably No. 1 or 2 in the B1G. If we don't get harbaugh, Miles should be target No. 2. Mullen is having a fgreat year, but so is his QB. That seems very directly related to Mullen's success. If MSU gets thumped by Bama this week, that will die down in a hurry......I stil think Todd Graham would be a great Tier Two choice.
|1 week 3 days ago||In a word...NO!||
There is too much...ummm...casual-ness with this team. No sense of urgency, no win-at-all-costs, no killer instintc. Theam emulates their boss, even keeled calmness. Football is a violent game, a passionate game one that requires raw emotion, anger, passion and attitude that borders on going over the edge on every play.
Hoke may brings a sense of tranquilty that keeps the kids 'happier', but there isn't a desire to be the BEST.
Now all that is looking at it from the outside, but they just seem flat too much of the time. This program needs a shock to it's system, a somewhat volatile personality to jump start this team. We have to get to the same emotional level that MSU and OSU get to, but in every game.
We need a personality like Jim Harbaugh. So....No. to answer your question.
|1 week 4 days ago||Ahhh, his opinion. I don't get the feeling he knows||
anything about what Harbaugh wants or thinks. I like his assessment of the players though, thought that was spot on. Harbaugh has always gone to his own beat. And that beat may have him steppin' into AA.
|1 week 4 days ago||Per usual, we will get their best performance||
of the season. Maryland isn't really good, but they shine occaionally and they make less mistakes than we do. Also their Special teams is obviously better 11-11 (what a concept). It will be more like the NW game with maybe a little more offense.. The announcement will say 103,000+ but the truth might be 95-98,000 depending on the weather.
|1 week 4 days ago||I appreciate his opinion and point of reference. I||
completely understand his pleas for positivity, but said it himself, even he can't explain the downward slide of the program. The main job of the coach is to graduate his players and win games. The latter is the main reason they get paid so much. No one is paying Nick Saban to graduate players.....Sometimes you have to call something exactly what it is, and this was not the right pick at the right time. Maybe after another stop or two where he learns to develop players and win with an attitude, Hoke could have been successful at a program like Michigan, but not...now.....Anything else is lipstick on a pig...it's still a pig.
|1 week 4 days ago||Let's just not talk about bowl games until we actually||
win enough games to go. Nothing with this team is a certainty except mediocrity
|1 week 4 days ago||Surely, someone can do better than that||
Please do better!
|1 week 4 days ago||How about a combine made out of cheese||
or a bag of cheese popcorn. The last thing this conferecne needs is another super ugly trophy that a bunch of overhyped winning football players are going to pull aprt. But if they do, it should be edible.
|1 week 5 days ago||Brimley, I still criticize Hoke because too many players||
are making too many mistakes over and over and over. That is coaching. If a guy can't do his job, then put someone in who will at least put in the effort. They are losing anyway so give someone a chance that WANTS to play. This team takes a lacidasical attutude to games. There is very little fight or effort in general. They may work hard in practice, so they make a great practice squad, but there is no sense of urgency. Certain individuals seem to fight hard hard some times, but not all the time. It is a proviledge to wear the winged helmet and it seems many of these players treat it like it is their right......Well, come next season things will be different and the entitlement willbe gone. Cuz if it isn't there won't be any fans showing up to watch.