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|5 years 5 weeks ago||David Brandon is a clown||
Here is David Brandon's list of accomplishments since becoming the AD:
1. Scheduled a night game (Hooray! What an idea!)
2. Played hockey outdoors (Hooray! Only 10 years after MSU started the trend)
When Michigan fans reject the chance to play at Michigan (Zettel), it makes you wonder how easy it will be for an alum (Harbaugh) who is already critical of how Michigan athletics operate to reject a job offer.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Then that means Harbaugh said||
Then that means Harbaugh said no...time to bring in Brady Hoke. Or wait a year, THEN fire Rodriguez, and bring in Hoke.
David Brandon is dangerously close to becoming a pariah.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Sam Webb is just another||
Sam Webb is just another clown in the circus...he's on rinky dink radio, and a UM cheerleader on the Scout site. He's fun if you want a pick me up, but if you want insight, knowledge or honesty, he's not the man to listen to.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Yeah, funny that people STILL||
Yeah, funny that people STILL have a persecution complex when EVERYONE can see what a train wreck this is. Jim Rome (TV and Radio), College Football Live, PTI, Around the Horn, Rittenberg, Rosenberg AND Josh Groban all think it was an abortion of a banquet.
But no, they're all just out to get Michigan.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||A shame a coach felt he had||
A shame a coach felt he had to plea to save his job in such a public manner. Rodriguez decided he wasn't going to be Brandon's backup plan in case Harbaugh tells him to pound sand.
Rodriguez > Brandon
Amazing how revered an AD can be when inaction is his forte. Dee Hart isn't impressed.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||I had to read your post twice||
I had to read your post twice to make sure I didn't miss any sarcasm.
Why would the media need to concoct a story against Rodriguez?
Horrible record? Check
NCAA sanctions? Check
Shady recruiting practices? Check
Defendent in multiple lawsuits (former employers, business partners, etc)? Check
A punchline for national media (not just sports related)? Check
What that has been reported is even in dispute? What HASN'T actually been proven or admitted to? Rodriguez is the turd in the punch bowl, and you've had too much to drink.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Yeah, Hayes has been "all in"||
Yeah, Hayes has been "all in" for about a week now (because he didn't get enough attention at ND).
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Big Ten title and Big Ten||
Big Ten title and Big Ten Coach of the Year. Also Scout.com's National Coach of the Year, with more to follow.
Are you really telling me you're happy with that speech? Do you guys always sing songs at the football banquet? You aren't worried that Brandon is crapping the bed? (See Beilein extension)
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Considering that RichRod gave||
Considering that RichRod gave that abortion of a speech, and then had the team sing Josh Groban songs that any video evidence of the evening has been destroyed. I for one really don't need to see the football coach cry again.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||You have got to be kidding!||
You have got to be kidding! He cried, he begged for his job, he had the crowd raise their hands and sing Josh Groban.
Yeah, he's a real inspiration.
It's obvious that RichRod is a clown, a clown that is in WAY over his head...the only question is whether David Brandon is in the same situation.
Who would have thought that Dee Hart decommitting wouldn't be the worst news of the day?
|5 years 9 weeks ago||We all know what he's||
We all know what he's thinking: If I can get Harbaugh, everyone will get off my back. If I can't get him, we're stuck with Rodriguez.
Make no mistake, by mid January, either Harbaugh will be the coach, or there will be a "leak' that Brandon tried to hire him. There is no way Brandon is going to take ownership of the Rodriguez era...by retaining him after NCAA sanctions, that's exactly what he'd be doing.
It's transparent that the Beilein extension wouldn't have happened without approval from Brandon, despite him not officially being on the job yet...he knows he can't afford to put his own legacy in the hands of Rich Rodriguez.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Wow, an amazing amount of||
Wow, an amazing amount of fail in the OP. Possibly more fail than RichRod's tenure in Ann Arbor (which is obviously saying a lot). Would the OP also cry if Kim Jong Ill is replaced in North Korea?
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Well, if he has, the||
Well, if he has, the "commitment" is a bit one-sided, but from what I've been told, the assurances have never come from Zettel himself., despite what those close to him hope for..it's also an open rumor that those close to him have given up on getting him to UM, and the main focus is now just keeping him away from MSU, which was working somewhat until PSU took a nose dive this year. The kid knows what he wants, but some want to live his life for him.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||I realize it would be||
I realize it would be upsetting for people, but I'm not so cynical that I think they are incapable of accepting information that they don't like, or at the very least, acknowledging that UM is struggling in landing what was seen as a lock in Zettel.
So, I take it you think Zettel is blue? Why hasn't he commited? He grew up a UM fan, and has pressure from his family and coaches to commit....why is he spending so much time talking to other schools?
|5 years 14 weeks ago||"I know 100% you're wrong on||
"I know 100% you're wrong on all three. "
There is absolutely no way to interpret that the way you try to...not unless you just want to make excuses for Tom, who very obviously is wrong here.
The bottom line is this: I suspect Tom seems to get support here because he tells the masses what they want to hear, however ridiculous it may be. As payment for that service, the masses simply ignore how wrong Tom usually is. Again, I don't know that for sure, but that how it looks...there's a reason he won't specifically confirm what he said.
No offense to Tom if he really believes what he wrote, but time will show him to be wrong. I am 100% on that!
I just get the impression that he's selling crazy, because so many people come here looking for hope...desperate for a tonic that will let them see what they believe, instead of believing what they see.
Forgive me, but when guys like Sam Webb and Jon Chait are talked about as anything other than punch lines, I grow skeptical of any other purported "expert" that garners praise.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Ironic. MSU is winning the||
Ironic. MSU is winning the PSL battles, and UM is putting felons into PRISON, while TRYING to bring in other FELONS as recruits.
I do pity you.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Well, would you like to put||
Well, would you like to put your credibility on the line here? It certainly seems like you're revered around here.
Let's be specific, are YOU actually saying that MSU will not land ANY of Arnett, Walls or Zettel? Are you ACTUALLY saying that you "KNOW 100%", that you are correct on that?
I get that you're somewhat connected, and respected on here, but I don't visit the board enough to know how credible you are.
Feel free to share the details with us, since you "KNOW 100%" that none of them are going to MSU...or, backtrack, clarify your statement, or simply censor the truth I posted, and continue to sell crazy to the hungry masses here.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||The information about Arnett||
The information about Arnett and Walls being out at Cal last week I put together on my own.
Avery Walls himself is the source that says he is VERY interested in MSU...and yes, he told it to a person within the MSU program, because, well, it would have been a weird thing to mention to someone in the UM program.
Take it or leave it, it doesn't matter. This one will hurt twice: once when he eliminates UM, and again when he commits to MSU...just like Arnett.
Btw, Zettel is moving towards MSU as quickly as he's moving away from UM...again, don't believe it if it will ruin your weekend, but prepare yourself nonetheless. At best, that one will only hurt once.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||FYI, Arnett and Walls were||
FYI, Arnett and Walls were both out on an OV to Cal last weekend. Walls is now VERY interested in MSU. You can read between the lines on that one.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||What were they suspended||
What were they suspended from? Not games, which is kinda the point.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Yeah, since 2003. Odd time||
Yeah, since 2003. Odd time frame.
MSU graduated all but 1 senior last year (Blair White had graduated the year before). Can you fill me in on the stats for UMs 2009 senior class?
Anyone else notice that 85% of the UM team is majoring in General Studies or Kinesiology (the 2nd K program UM has, a "special" Kinesiology program created for athletes that omits all those tough science classes".
This game is fun.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Desperate? No, I think||
Desperate? No, I think there's a guy in AA that has a monopoly on desperation.
I've shared facts, which is going over like a fart in church over here.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Rucker was suspended for the||
Rucker was suspended for the Illinois game. He then CHOSE to accept a reduced charge of reckless driving, knowing he'd get a week in jail which covered the Northwestern game. He could have dragged it out, pled not guilty, whatever.
You simply want to pretend he wasn't suspended for Illinois, and then assume he wouldn't be suspended for Northwestern, when in fact you really don't know.
Look at the situations: He was present at a fight (pushing and shoving) that one of his friends was in. A year later, he moves his car across a street into a parking ramp after leaving a bar, and dings a car. Charged with OWI, pleads to reckless driving.
Oh the humanity!
|5 years 14 weeks ago||This horrible assault, which||
This horrible assault, which resulted in no injuries. When Stuart Dunnings, the prosecutor first saw video of it, he said publicly that nothing on it rose to the level of criminal activity. When told the next day that some participants were football players, he said "Now I'm interested...". The rest is history. All of this is public record, and widely reported.
As for Stonum, yes, he was on probation when he skipped multiple drug tests and was subsequently jailed. Lucky for him, no suspension.
Your outrage is as foolish as the "ski mask" stuff, which has been refuted repeatedly by prosecutors (again, very publicly). The irony is that Demar Dorsey DID wear a ski mask when committing his armed robberies (again, this info is readily available in major news outlets), and the ONLY reason he isn't on the UM team is he couldn't clear the NCAA academically (as noted when he couldn't enroll at Louisville either).
|5 years 14 weeks ago||No reinstatement needed if there isn't a suspension||
Yeah, well Rodriguez doesn't bother with the suspension part, so I guess we can't really know how he'd handle a reinstatement.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Depends on your perspective||
Perhaps this is a question for Obi Ezeh, Kevin Grady or Darryl Stonum. But then, they wouldn't know what a suspension is, because they never received one.
Faux moral outrage is ridiculous.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Why does Brady play? Henson||
Why does Brady play? Henson is way better.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||Lombardi was before my time,||
Lombardi was before my time, but I'm guessing that his teams knew how to tackle.
Dumb comment by Rich Rod. It accentuates a glaring weakness on the team, and it is also factually incorrect. The comment effectively blames the players, while at the same time admits that the current staff doesn't know what to do to fix it.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||I used to have plenty of||
I used to have plenty of points to post and start new threads. I guess you have to be happy with the defense or you'll get negged. I don't care if someone negs me, but don't do it unless you have some sort of retort to explain yourself.
The current system lets people who have nothing to say censor those who do.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||I think you greatly under||
I think you greatly under estimate how important coaching and player development is.
Bo would never field a defense that simply didn't know how to tackle, or take the right angle to the ball.