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|2 years 18 weeks ago||Finally....||
A hire everyone can feel good about.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Wakes Up||
Rubs eyes... "Did I miss something? The Irish joined the Big 10?"
|2 years 18 weeks ago||There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics||
Statistics can be massaged in many ways to prove any point. You're using Hoke's pre-Michigan statistics against Rich Rod's Michigan statistics to prove what?
That being said, Rich Rod is gone. He had to go after the Gator Bowl. There was no way his position was tenable after that fiasco.
But I think what people are unhappy about is the process. Not Brady Hoke is a bad guy or even a bad coach. It's that the whole process was just, for a lack of a better term, a cluster*$&k.
If you were going to choose between a pre-UM Rich Rod or a pre-UM Brady Hoke, just according to the statistics, who would you pick? Prior to Michigan, Rich Rod was 105-62-2, versus Hoke's record of 47-50. Rich Rod's teams won the Gator, the Sugar, and the Fiesta Bowls in 2005-2007.
So at the end of 2007, we hired a coach that seemed to be, statistically, by a side-by-side comparison, much more of an accomplished coach than Brady Hoke. And yet he turned into a disaster.
So instead of hiring someone with a better track record than Rich Rod and a better record of success at the upper levels of college football, we hired someone with a worse record of accomplishment? Where's the logic in that?
Do you see why some people are unhappy with the process?
That being said, I support the team, because as a Michigan fan and alumnus, I don't have a lot of choice.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Not Jerry Jones||
Not Jerry Jones, Al Davis!
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Giggle||
I *am* supposed to laugh, right?
|2 years 18 weeks ago||LOL||
DB: "Ahem, Brady, it's been a month since you signed your contract. You know that you're overdue with your last payment? I have to charge you some interest."
BH: (looking perplexed) "Payment, what payment?"
DB: (pulls out contract) "Uh, it says right here.... '...for the right of being head coach of University of Michigan football team, I Brady Hoke the undersigned, do hereby pay Dave Brandon $1.2 million dollars in 12 monthly payments per year for that right. Failure to do so...."
BH: (looking dejected) "Oh, never read the contract. It was my dream job, you know. (Looks at contract) Wait, what's this about 'soul'?"
DB: "Oh, that, nothing. Don't you worry"
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Yup that's how I feel too.||
Totally agree with you. Just because people think that something stunk about this whole process doesn't mean that they're disloyal Michigan fans as some would insinuate.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Old||
I'll probably be collecting Social Security when that day finally happens.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I couldn't||
Agree with you more!
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Hey Does This Blog Not Support Firefox?||
First of all I want to ask Brian if this blog supports Firefox, I've been trying unsuccessfully to log on for the last few days with Firefox and finally am able to do it with Safari.
I have to agree with Brian. It isn't Brady Hoke I dislike, it's this whole disingenuous hiring process that we just went through.
Yes, RR had to go after that Gator Bowl fiasco. I was resigned to that fact, even though, I thought RR had promise and given enough time might have built us up to an exciting fun football team to watch.
Then when Brandon said in his press conference that he would pay "market" rates for a head coach, it was like as if the skies opened up and that finally, we were going to get a winning established head coach that would take our program to the next level. Even though I didn't understand the level of Harbaugh-love that the fandom expressed, I could have lived with JH. And Les Miles. And for all the Gruden-lovers out there, although I thought some were a bit off-kilter with the Gruden-love, I could have respected even that choice had Brandon made an offer because it was outside the box.
But Hoke? Come on. As many others have pointed out, he wouldn't have rated a first look if he were not a "Michigan Man" or more likely, one of Lloyd Carr's assistants. Funny how that worked out, isn't it? We didn't get one of Bo's quarterbacks or one of Bo's assistants, but we got one of Lloyds????
Personally, I was hoping we got someone like Gary Patterson. And for all the bashing about how the Mountain West Conference is a second-tier conference, TCU beat Wisconsin, the Big Ten co-champions. And oh, we got a coach from the Mountain West Conference, and he isn't even the best coach in that conference.
I grew up in Ann Arbor and graduated from U of M in 89 and grad school in 92. I've been a long-term supporter of the program and the team, and I will continue to do so. I sincerely hope that the team does well this season. However, the events of the last 2 weeks have really left a bad taste in my mouth.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||"Hired Guns?" Is that what||
"Hired Guns?" Is that what all coaches are? Let see some BCS-eligible football program pay their coaches living expenses and a small salary instead of the millions of dollars they get and see how many don't start calling their agents to find other jobs.
That "mentality" that you speak of is everywhere. It's all about winning and losing. This is about the corporatization of college sports. Otherwise, Lloyd Carr may still be coach. Or Rich Rod for that matter and we wouldn't have hundreds or thousand of blog entries about who is going the next head coach.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Agree||
When DB decided to let RR go or was thinking about letting RR go, didn't he do what most smart teams do? Like a "draft board" of which candidates that may be available and the strengths and liabilities of each prospective candidate? Then systematically contact them once he knew that RR had to go??? Or is that way too logical and organized?
I read the SI article on how TCU beat Wisconsin. Patterson's stock went up in my eyes when I read that. Smart coach, reacted to well to the situation. Number 1 ranked defense in the country. And we never contacted him? I cannot understand during this slow-motion fiasco the last few weeks is why we were so hell-bent locked onto JH? It's like freaking tunnel vision.
So instead of going after an excellent coach who never said "I'm a TCU Man for life", we went after the Michigan Man who spurned us for the Niners??????
Now we're just like the guy at the dance who thought he could score easily because of his reputation but instead after all the attractive women go with other guys, now has beer goggle.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Hello||
|2 years 19 weeks ago||It's all about the Benjamins||
The NFL, college football, it's all about money anyway. Deny that it's Big Business. So why shouldn't JH get his piece of it? Why excoriate a guy who's is trying to make more money for himself and his family?
If Stanford or any NFL team wants to throw some insane amount money at him, he should take it.
Why do people think that the U of M HC job is a "dream job"? We just ran a head coach out of town.