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- Played under Bo and won three Big Ten Championship rings
- Former Regent of the University of Michigan and CMU trustee
- Former CEO of two companies
- Led Domino's to the largest IPO of any food chain
- AD at the top public university in the world
- Father of four
- Led M expertly out of stretch-gate
- Led M AD into unparalleled financial success
- Continuing transformation of AD facilities into best in the nation status
|1 day 22 hours ago||Lane Oil and Ball Return||
Are a big problem right now.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Sure Have||
She is pretty round and holey.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Gin and Tonic||
Gin and tonic at the Blue Lep!
Next stop Hange Uppes!
|3 days 22 hours ago||52-9 Michigan||
|1 week 1 day ago||Thanks||
First laugh me and the boys have had since 7PM last night.
|1 week 1 day ago||I Don't Have To||
Bo Schembecler, Fielding H. Yost, Fritz Crisler, John Beilein, Bennie Oosterbaan, Carol Hutchins, etc. define it.
I don't have to.
|1 week 1 day ago||Amazing||
You must be an amazing person. Everything is easy to you.
Your "break down" is juvenile and silly. The anybody can do it meme is ridiculous because, no, everybody cannot.
1) Three rings and a degree is a great accomplishment. Don't minimize that. Wish I could say that I accomplished the same. Playing for Bo is huge. Learning from the best never hurts. Plus, he knows what the people he leads are dealing with on a daily basis. Again, very important.
2) Regents oversee the entire University. Plus, in order to serve in that capacity, you must win a state-wide election. Again, not easy. Something I could never do.
3) CEO of two companies. Very few in business achieve the level of CEO. Even fewer can say that they were successful in doing so. Not easy. I will never be a CEO - not even close. Nor will most.
4) You would NOT be hired AD, nor would I. It is hard to become qualified to be an AD and get hired as one. It is not easy. Don't say that it is because very few achieve that level, especially at a school like M.
5) Procreation does NOT equal fatherhood. Being a good father is not easy. Particularly when you areso successful in your work life. Here your break down above is most clueless.
6) His leadership through the controversy was universally heralded. Particularly on this blog. It seems easy now, because it was done. Before DB, nobody was taking the lead on the issue.
7) Department is more profitable now than before. Again, not easy to do. If it was, everybody would do it.
This is not an easy job. If you think you can do it, you are probably wrong.
|1 week 1 day ago||Getting Close||
I never said we "hired a Michigan Man this last time around."
The problem is not the standard itself. We should NEVER abandon the standard.
The problem is that nobody really understands what it truly means to be a Michigan Man.
|1 week 1 day ago||Wrong||
The concept of a Michigan Man is everything.
When it dies, we all die with it.
The problem is that nobody really understands what that truly means.
|1 week 1 day ago||No, Not a Joke||
Again, DB is not perfect, but he is a very successful person and deserves respect as a man of Michigan. He certainly does not deserve this ridiculous talk of firing because of a difficult loss on the football field.
He has achieved the following:
Plus, he, more than any other AD, has to walk the tight rope between ethical standards on one hand, and demand for complete success on the other while the winds of change in the NCAA blow from all different directions.
We can pretend this guy is an idiot because it fits our argument, or makes us feel better, or because everybody else is saying it. But the facts demonstrate otherwise. We all wish we could be half as successful as this man.
|1 week 1 day ago||Paramount||
Being a man of Michigan is paramount. It is the most important thing. It is what sets us apart from others.
It does not mean being associated with the program.
Dave Brandon is not a joke. He is a very successful businessman and leader. His AD is very successful right now.
He is not perfect and has made some mistakes. He has a very difficult job, and any of us more than likely would not be perfect given his position.
|1 week 1 day ago||We Cheer for Michigan||
With might and main, we cheer.
Never give up.
|1 week 1 day ago||Do NOT Agree||
Dave Brandon has made some mistakes. However, he is a man of Michigan and a successful person in general.
As such, he deserves respect. And also deserves to be evaluated fairly and not on a whim.
|1 week 1 day ago||The Same?||
Players going from the jail cell directly to the practice field, 60 minutes of unnecessary roughness, bands of players roaming campus to beat up helpless students.
Oh, wait a minute....
|1 week 1 day ago||Think for a Minute, Please||
Again, be disappointed all you wish. There is plenty of reason.
But remember what you typed in bold letters above. I won't even think of typing it myself.
That is nothing to which one should aspire. Very simple.
Your comments in that regard are unacceptable.
|1 week 1 day ago||No Thanks||
Don't need Miles around here. Integrity is still a priority.
|1 week 1 day ago||Buss||
Let's not forget that Jimmy threw his old coach under the buss - after he died and could not defend himself or his program.
Do we really want him?
|1 week 1 day ago||Why||
Do you really need to go there? What is the point of that?
|1 week 1 day ago||We Are Not Where We should Be||
You can be disappointed with the progress, you can hate the O or hate the D.
But do not aspire to the Pinstripe Bowl, academic fraud, purple faced yelling coaches who are under .500 against M, chicken programs who run from quality rivals to play ACC teams, etc.
Just think before expressing your disappointment, please.
|1 week 1 day ago||Silly||
This may be the most ridiculous statement on this entire blog tonight - and that is saying something!
|1 week 1 day ago||UTL I and II||
Both games were won by throwing the ball downfield multiple times - even when our WR were covered and letting our guys beat their guys to the ball.
Sure this resulted in a couple of picks, but at least yielded major dividends. This low risk, low reward ball yielded two picks of its own.
|1 week 1 day ago||Good Point||
A couple of series of no huddle couldn't have hurt either. At least try to prevent D from dialing up different blitzes, etc.
Just way too conservative overall. No imagination whatsoever.
|1 week 1 day ago||Thank You||
Amidst the craziness and chaos, finally somebody who gets it!
I would have to add to your list also - is at the top of his field (or her field for a M woman) and stands for excellence.
|1 week 1 day ago||Not Really||
That is not the standard at Michigan.
|1 week 1 day ago||Right With You||
Come Hell or high water.
|1 week 1 day ago||Absolutely Not||
The Michigan Man ideology needs to live forever.
We just all need to understand what that really means.
|1 week 1 day ago||Noon||
Free Combos is only for noon kick-offs.
Oh wait, that's doughnuts.
|1 week 1 day ago||Throw Deep||
Exactly what I was thinking. DeBord personified. Every play 10 yards or closer to the line of scrimmage.
The team that dominated today was willing to throw the ball downfield at least a little bit.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||Awesome Idea||
What if we added a charitable component? Mott's Children's Hospital or something?
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||Glad Game Was Scheduled||
Redeem, no. Heal, no. Forget, no. None of these words are appropriate.
However, this game did make me feel a bit better about the previous game. I think as a competitor, you should want another chance to win. If you lose, you should want to try again.
I think Saturday showed that 2007 was an aberration. Maybe this was obvious. But some of us still needed to see that this was so. It showed that the previous game was a result of a program that had become a caricature of itself.
Those that wish to mock you over an embarrassing mistake will always find a way to do so, and so it will be with the horror. This cannot be undone. Saturday was more for us, internally. It does help to put this behind us. In fact, how you react after an embarrassing mistake is what defines you, not the mistake itself.
I cannot believe that App St. agreed to the second game. I am surprised that they just did not go on undefeated forever.
Oh we'll, just one person's opinion.