Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
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|22 weeks 5 days ago||dont anyone tell Herbstreit or he'll report it||
and then we all be #onamissionfromBo
|22 weeks 5 days ago||lets join in #onamissionfromBo||
come home, Jim.
|23 weeks 14 hours ago||comparing Hoke to Bump Elliot is insulting||
If you look in the dictionary under "michigan man", you will see Bump Elliot. Hoke is just a guy who was a mid level assistant for a few years........not sure just being on campus makes one a "Michigan man"......and though he may be a great guy to players and people in the program, he came off as a condescending jerk to fans and the media.
Hoke's non development of players was appalling. He was not the decision maker on offense of defense.
Dont put Hoke and any Elliot in the same sentence.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||captains who will never take the field as captains||
a classic Brady Hoke achievement. naming captains after you have lost your job.
can I get my neg points revoked for being correct about Hoke? My hundred million neg points came from my stating, after the Bellomy debacle at Nebraska, that Hoke was in over his head.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Jarrod Bunch is an actor||
I believe he may have played George Foreman in a movie. has has lots of roles and has a page on IMDB:
|27 weeks 13 hours ago||Brozoski||
you are tight. she has been a state championship finalist for so long, I assumed she was gone.
|27 weeks 14 hours ago||How 'bout Boogie?||
did Brezovsky play? she was such a stud in HS please dont tell me she and Flaherty wont be on the floor together.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Like my "million neg total"?||
I got it for being one of the early Hoke critics on this site. after the Nebraska game where we had nobody ready to play after Denard got hurt, I was pretty sure Hoke was in over his head......but coming off his magial 11-2 debut, nobody wanted to hear that.
Today, I am proud to carry the scars of being correct.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Shevodrick Beaver no showed in January.....||
....left RichRod scrambling. I believe he brought in some 3 star that nobody else projected as a QB......kid named Robinson
|28 weeks 4 days ago||how do you figure Chizik in 2009 was STRONG?||
though he was a Coordinator at Auburn, I believe he had a horrifyingly bad record at Iowa State.
He was not a STRONG hire, he was a SLEAZY hire, as he oversaw a crew whose biggest stars were juco transfers who would be on campus for maybe a semester before bailing
|29 weeks 1 day ago||theoretically possible to win out, ya de ya but its not happnin||
have seen no spark in the play of this team. the defense is okay, in a bend but dont break (often) way, but they get no turnovers. the offense is still what I believe Brian calls "sludgefart".
Lets hope the 49ers situation deteriorates fast. Sounds as if Harbaugh's personality, like Saban's, works better in college. He getting to the age where the idea of coming back to Michigan for a nice decade long run better shuffling off to network tv land........
|29 weeks 3 days ago||selling us the crap, too||
I was President of the Westchester County U-M alumni club for a decade. At one time, we sold hundreds of tickets to alums as part of a pre-season bulk alumni club offer.
At one time, it was easy and the tickets were okay, though usually in the end zone at the other end from the student section.
Then, our Club was told we could only order games if we had 25 tickets ordered per game, so we joined up with the other clubs in the NYC area to try and make the minimum.......and of course, OSU, MSU and Notre Dame are never even offered to the alums.
But the last few years, the tickets the Athletic Dept makes available to the alumni clubs are so bad......have you ever been to row 1 in the corner of the south end zone? you cant even see play at the other end zone
so magically, almost nobody orders tickets through the alumni club any more. we have one alum who orders 16 tickets at a time and he gets his block together this way.
and I was in school with (and knew) Steve Strinko. He was a warrior and he was The Man. the idea that the Athletic Dept does not care about the Steve Strinkos of our world sucks.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Steve Strinko was The Man||
and Les Miles was a second string guard with a perpetually pulled hamstring and a fondness for combing his mullett while admiring himself in a mirror.....any mirror..
I knew them both well, Mike Kenn, too. Not surprised Kenn went on to big things, still find it mind blowing that Les is a legendary coach himself.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Hoke inherited the Big 10 Offensive Player of the Year||
I will always consider Hoke's biggest failing to be making Denard fit what Hoke wanted to do.
Denard's soph season, the only one he started, was one of the great statistical seasons of all time. 2500+ throwing and 1500+ running? I still get sad imagining two more years of Denard with RichRod.
Hoke has been a lightweight with an arrogant attitude. I dont expect him to go anywhere and start beating top 10 teams.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||anything on the Slippery Rock game yesterday?||
any pics? attendance?
|30 weeks 6 days ago||the hire a Michigan Man thang is killing us||
somebody explain John Beileien's success at Michigan?
|31 weeks 2 days ago||like my point total? I was first to criticize Hoke||
remember the Bellomy Nebraska game? I said it was pretty clear to me that Hoke was in over his head......didnt even have a propper #2 QB to back up injury plagued Denard.
I love seeing people with tons of MgoBlog points who post trivia or their own personal inside joke dialogs......because if you dont toe the party line here, you get neg bombed.
Not my fault I saw Hoke for a clown years ago.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||one wish: DB out or a Harbaugh in?||
one wish. which is it?
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Bates' hires at Miami stunk||
shane montgomery, anyone?
|31 weeks 6 days ago||we "stole" Bellomy from Purdue||
he was a 3 star Purdue commit who flipped and came here at the last minutem and I believe he was considered quite a catch. Believe Danny Hope (?) made snotty comments about Hoke's integrity for pursuing him.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||I like watching Arizona as well||
say what you want, but RichRod invented the spread offense, and his offensive schemes are fast and fun to watch. He may never have a player who is a better fit for his system than Denard, but watching his plays is fun.
Especially if you have had to watch the Michigan offense the last 4 years.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Hoke stood by Borges, then Brandon found Nuss and canned Borges||
made Hoke loook as if he was not even in the loop. In the corporate world, this type of facial is administered when hoping to encourage a contract executive to find other employment (and save legal termination fees).
I believe Hoke gave one of his concescending "we do not anticipate any changes in the coaching staff" answers to questions about Borges, then DB did his thing.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Bad QBs? Denard and Gardner? (or Threet and Sheridan)||
you dont know bad coaching when you see the results. Hoke has had plenty of talent. Hoke just does not know how to develop talent.
4th year here. Who is the best Hoke recruit on the team? Funchess. Name another futrue NFL player Hoke has brought in.
and to act as if having to coach Denard, the reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year , is having his "hands tied"
Ho Ho Hoke. the joke is on us.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Amen||
I wanted RichRod to stay, just to see 2 more years of Denard running his system. Let's not forget Denard's historic sophomore year was just a taste. Can you imagine what our offense would have been when Denard was in his 3rd year with RichRod?
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Its all about the 100,000+ streak||
we have a 220-something plus streak of games at over 100,000. Its part of the "Big House" lore.
for Brandon to be the AD who loses that streak is a smear on his reputation. The end of The Streak is likely to be its own news story. How can the man who blew the Big House Big Streak be a capable Governor? (or Senator or whatever we are his stepping stone for)
we may fall behind our rivals on the field, but the AD can put that on failure on others. The 100,000+ streak is clearly on Brandon's resume. so it must be maintained even if it means gving tickets away with big bottles of Coke.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Leipold looks like the next Tressel to me||
we laughed when OSU hired a guy whose big wins were at Youngstown State.
a coach who consistently gets results , and wins and wins playoff games is a winner.
this guy should be a top candidate.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||6000 points and no clue||
this blog has had many mentions that Peppers is actually hurt.......like on crutches kind of hurt.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||no reason to wait 3-4 years||
Urban Meyer inherited a 6-6 Suckeye team and didnt lose a game for 2 years.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||perhaps if we had a speical teams coach....||
we have no speical teams coach, and our special teams are not very good.
run that one by Brady Hokeless
|36 weeks 3 days ago||why was RR so much worse than Hoke(less)?||
RR had an upward arc to his record, after having to coach an almost talent-free team his first year. He also gave us Denard's sophomore season, one of the greatest in Michigan football history. What do you think Denard would have become with 2 more seasons of RR?
The defense was a joke, similar to our last year+ of "offense".
Hokeless inherited a young, winning team with a very soft schedule.....but if you remember, by the Va Tech game our offense (even with Denard) was already a joke.
Hoke insisted on turning the offense over to a journeyman OC (in the real world, many jobs at the same level would be a red flag) and he made a fabulously talented, electric player into a mediocre one by insisting he NOT do what he did best.
Not only has Hoke had a worse record each year, but he has achieved some notbable program lows himself. Who can forget the blockheaded stupidity of "33 yards on 32 carries", or "-48 yards rushing".....even "no valid backup to an injury plagued Denard with the Big 10 title on the line"
I enjoy watching Arizona play. they are better than Michigan.