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|2 hours 15 min ago||Keep Hoke until a new AD is||
Keep Hoke until a new AD is in place. Then let HIM decide what to do. Don't limit his choices and let him choose the timeline for a replacement.
That's the only reason I can come up with.
|2 hours 30 min ago||I wonder what was in that fat||
I wonder what was in that fat envelope Dantonio passed to Hoke during their prolonged embrace.
|5 hours 33 min ago||If I didn't know anyone's||
If I didn't know anyone's identity on the team, and had to guess which person on the sideline was the head coach, I would not pick Hoke. He looks like an enthusiastic fan who happened to have good enough connections to be allowed to stand on the sidelines.
|10 hours 9 min ago||Is there such a thing as||
Is there such a thing as slurred typing?
|10 hours 15 min ago||The only thing that will||
The only thing that will prolong Hoke's job is the thoroughness of the search for a new AD.
Go Blue Forever!
|5 days 5 hours ago||Yeah, me too. These past||
Yeah, me too.
These past three seasons have been one long "Don't-taze-me,-bro!" session.
But the tazing just doesn't stop.
So who could blame us for our protective delusions?
|5 days 5 hours ago||I would first drop my||
I would first drop my trousers to allow all the monkeys that had just flown out my butt to escape before they further traumatized my backside.
I would then launch a search for Mr. Harbaugh's recently misplaced testicles in the hopes that upon restoring his scrotum to its proper load, that he would then have Mr. Brandon confined somewhere incommunicado, where he cannot do further damage.
|5 days 5 hours ago||Yes. Yes, I would.||
Yes, I would.
|5 days 5 hours ago||By giving the SAME press||
By giving the SAME press conference over and over, he already has functionally stopped doing interviews.
In that respect, he hasn't done an interview in awhile now.
Legitimate question: when was the last press conference/interview in which Hoke had something NEW and INSIGHTFUL to say? I seriously cannot remember, despite reading many transcriptions.
|5 days 5 hours ago||Keeping Funk was his call.||
Keeping Funk was his call.
|1 week 3 days ago||It depends on the subtleties||
It depends on the subtleties of HOW he expresses his "support" for Hoke.
Does he say, "I'm satisfied with how football is being run" (which would be bad), or does he say, "I just got here. I need to evaluate what's going on exactly before rushing to a change."
One implies blindness. The other implies caution.
I think the latter is acceptable (but we ALL would rather have a slam dunk HC immediate hire right after the new AD). The former is not acceptable.
|1 week 4 days ago||I love that GIF.||
I love that GIF.
|1 week 6 days ago||If only the quality of||
If only the quality of coaching by the staff equalled the amount of heart in DG and his teammates.
|1 week 6 days ago||I'm completely okay with the||
I'm completely okay with the coaching staff withholding injury info from the public if it helps them win.
If it helps them win, that is.
|1 week 6 days ago||Upvote for your daughter's||
Upvote for your daughter's record!
I think Arizona's situation illustrates the need for caution with coaching changes, regardless of whether one was proRR or antiRR. Interesting to note that Rodriguez's current situation can be used to vindicate BOTH sides of the argument!
That said, while I can see some benefit to not changing the head coach midseason, I see no benefit to not changing the OL coach. Furthermore, the fact that Funk kept his job during the past offseason reflects more poorly on the HC than on Funk himself. I firmly believe Funk's poor development of the OL is the biggest domino that has led to where we are at now. QB, RB, and playcalling issues can all be laid down at Funk's doorstep, IMHO.
Keeping Funk, however, can be laid down on Hoke's doorstep. Being a nice guy in a high profile program just isn't good enough.
|1 week 6 days ago||Nice to read relatively few||
Nice to read relatively few posts about Uniformz (i don't care about them. Just win.),or AD/coach replacements, and more about actual football. For no other reasons, I appreciate the win.
-Backup QB situation is remarkably bad. Bellomy appeared incapable LAST season, so why still no improvement in that situation, especially given Morris' high profile concussion last week and that our QBs are getting hammered behind Funk's line? Another indicator of poor talent development, unfortunately.
-I have serious concerns that DG will NOT come close to finishing the season. He needs his mobility to survive (as well as sound footing to throw). I am not entirely convinced that his foot fracture from LAST season hasn't been giving him problems already. Two weeks from now,, his position is downright dangerous against MSU.
-I didn't actually COUNT, but didn't see any plays wherein Special Teams only fielded ten players this week, unlike the past two games.
-Any evidence of player enthusiasm that doesn't result in a flag, I'm happy with. The Norfleet Shuffle is a good thing, and suggests that these kids WANT to win, want to be out there and have fun. Not a trivial thing: the coaches haven't lost them. But sideline decisions and practice priorities still have to be questioned.
Winning cures all.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||A refreshingly interesting||
A refreshingly interesting post on the OL.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||God, I missed the days when||
God, I miss the days when we actually talked football.
Not saying this thread is totally irrelevant.
I'm just saying I miss the days when a thread like this was totally irrelevant.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Smart ass answers minus the||
Smart ass answers minus the "smart."
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I genuinely cannot tell if||
I genuinely cannot tell if this is for real or not.
Anyway, don't we ALREADY have a HC that recruits well but can't do anything with the talent?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Do we get Steve Buscemi as||
Do we get Steve Buscemi as OC?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Could you put Texas on this||
Could you put Texas on this graph?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I completely agree. The||
I completely agree. The traditionalism which has bred success from decades past in a college football structure that has long since changed, freezes our organization in time, and causes us to be reactionary instead of anticipatory, because we seem to always be looking back in time.
We should be looking forward, predicting where college athletics are going, not just football, and redesign accordingly and constantly.
If change is held back for fear of alienating traditionalist donors, we should remind ourselves that the only tradition worth saving is winning with integrity.
Michigan's strengths are its money AND intelligence. That is a rare combination, but I think we've only been using half our resources.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||More like the Great Chicago||
More like the Great Chicago Fire of 1871:
From the ashes rose a world leader in architecture and city design.
|3 weeks 47 min ago||I know this is a Hoke||
I know this is a Hoke thread...
Did Brandon put warm, steaming, turds on all of Domino's pizzas just before he left there, too?
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||You mean the success at||
You mean the success at running that coincided with Rutgers going nickel on D?
That ain't passion.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Love the blog. Place to||
Love the blog.
Place to celebrate when we win, and to commiserate when we lose.
Best sportsblog, ever!
Brian for AD!
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Well, yeah these are not the||
Well, yeah these are not the greatest of times, obviously.
But I can't be the only one who digs planes (and copters)
Get my username out there? Hadn't really thought about that. Never really cared about the whole points thang.
Should I? Are there benefits which accrue to which I am not availing myself?
I must update my CV immediately!
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, there were a few||
Yeah, there were a few cringeworthy moments with the announcer.
But the flyover synch with anthem completion, and afterburner ignition, was sweet.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Hey, waitacottenpickinminute||
Hey, waitacottenpickinminute here!!!
Euchre's a GREAT game!