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|2 days 13 hours ago||Wow, Hoke has his headset||
Wow, Hoke has his headset on.
What do you think he is listening to?
|2 days 14 hours ago||Where the hell have you been?||
Michigan DID hire him.
Yaba Daba DOOOOOOO!!!!
|6 days 21 hours ago||Thanks, good find. Didn't||
Thanks, good find.
Didn't recall it being as serious as all that, but I did remember not being able to see them on TV for a while.
|1 week 28 min ago||There was also a season in||
There was also a season in the mid- to late '70s that Michigan State was on probation (I forget for what and for how long) and were not allowed to be on television. I am guessing that Don, MGrowOld or someone else will remember this.
The game between Michigan State and Ohio State that year was a big one and was featured in Sports Illustrated as being the biggest game that nobody saw.
|1 week 22 hours ago||From Massey composite||
From Massey composite rankings (in parentheses out of 128):
Both Utah games were virtually over at halftime (35-0 and 31-7, respectively) and they outgained the two teams close to 2:1.
Utah had an extra week to prepare, and I see some problems with the injuries that we had, particularly to Funchess. This will not be an easy game.
But the way Green looked last game was pretty impressive, by far his best game in a Michigan uniform. In fact, due to the vision he displayed, he looked like a completely different back than all his previous games.
Utah will be ready to play and will he very much up for this game. I just hope that Michigan will be able to match their intensity, but I don't know.
|1 week 1 day ago||I really, really liked what I||
I really, really liked what I saw from Green.
And in this case, to me it really didn't matter about the competition, because for the first time I saw him see and react to what was actually in front of him.
|1 week 2 days ago||Should "we" just go ahead and||
Should "we" just go ahead and fire them all now or should we wait until the game is over?
|1 week 3 days ago||Miami OH is comprehensively||
Miami OH is comprehensively the worse team in BCS, number 128 out of 128 in most services and comprehensive in Massey's composite (http://masseyratings.com/cf/compare.htm).
The following are from this composite
11 - Notre Dame
Michigan will deceptively look good, just like they did against Appalachian State. This though will be more of a statement on the opponent, not Michigan.
Most people will feel good, if not euphoric, and predictions of 10-2 and 11-1 for the season will spike.
|1 week 4 days ago||Someone say 1-2-3 go.||
Someone say 1-2-3 go.
|1 week 4 days ago||I think he was also the guy||
I think he was also the guy in the Hole-in-the-wall gang that challenged Butch Cassidy for leadership in Butch Cassidy and the Sundanced Kid.
What were the rules for that fight again?
|1 week 5 days ago||Its great that the||
Its great that the petrification (or would that be ossification, not sure) of ancient relics gives us something to permanently worship.
|1 week 5 days ago||I think he said his maiden||
I think he said his maiden name was Carlos Flaccidweiner.
To anyone objecting to the silly (read: stupid) exchange, since we just lost 31-0, not only should penis jokes be tolerated, I think they should be mandatory.
|1 week 5 days ago||While Moeller's overall||
While Moeller's overall record is virtually the same as Carr's and close to Bo's percentage-wise, his last two seasons his record was 8-4.
What Moeller brought with a more open offense was offset by a progressive decline in the team's fundamentals. Bo was a stickler for tackling and blocking, and the decline in these was quite apparent, particularly in Moeller's last couple of years.
I for one am not convinced that Moeller would have matched Carr's record in subsequent years.
|1 week 5 days ago||Re: your first paragraph,||
Re: your first paragraph, given the trend over Hoke's tenure, as well as the current situation, yeah, I am not at all confident that the current players are set up for success.
And yeah, RR's team was set up for success when he was fired - everyone here said with a DC that was not a total liability that would be a 10+ win team.
2nd paragraph - yeah, a lot of people have said that RR left the cupboard bear. Several prominent, obvious Hoke-supporting posters have said it in those very terms. And regarding 2011, a lot of people, including our wonderful athletic director, actually and absurdly attributed their success to Carr seniors. You must remember that.
Talking about Rodriguez certainly doesn't upset me. Actually, after the bowl game, I was neutral about keeping him. I'd would have been for it if (1) a new, good DC was hired and actually paid his worth and (2) that Rodriguez would be required to have a hands-off approach towards that DC and what he ran (unlike the Scott Shafer debacle). Neither were going to happen.
So, I was OK in letting Rodriguez go if a suitable replacement was found. The problem was Rodriquez' replacement was not qualified; Michigan traded down, ultimately to Arizona's benefit. This is apparent not only by the overall record of each since Rodriguez' hire, but their relative trends.
|1 week 5 days ago||I don't think that this is necessarily Purple Stuff's point.||
It is difficult to separate the following 3 things: recruiting, player development, and implementing a system (along with play calling) that takes advantage of the qualities of the players you have.
The problem is if Hoke is a "recruiting monster" then, based on the results on the field, he is completely failing in at least one of the other 2 aspects, if not both.
Again, the further away this team gets from Rodriguez, the worse it is. But strangely there is a faction on this blog that insist that the further away the team gets from Rodriguez, the more blame he deserves for leaving the cupboard bear. Makes no sense.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||The road record trend is||
The road record trend is progressively getting worse. This is a reflection of the overall record the previous 3 seasons as well. Michigan is very likely to lose at MSU and OSU.
It takes physical toughness to beat MSU, and it takes mental toughness to win consistently on the road. Michigan has not been a tough team in a long time (certainly through the Rodriguez years, but I think during the Carr era as well), and the record against MSU and away games reflect that. So do the statements from opposing players over the years.
A lot of people expected Michigan to lose to their 3 rivals on the road, but for Michigan to run the table on the rest of the games. I just don't see that.
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||Great news Ace. I hope that||
Great news Ace. I hope that you continue to improve.
My neighbor discovered she was allergic to eggs - she is around 60 -and suddenly she could breathe clearly for the first time in her life. She takes great pains to make sure that eggs are not in her diet. It can be difficult, but you will be able to do it with gluten too.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||Good to know that Hoke knows||
Good to know that Hoke knows what a "true fan" is.
Its too bad no one at the press conference asked him if he knows what a true coach is.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I think||
that the Big Ten should change its name to the Big MAC.
The two conferences share the same footprint, and we are still better (and thus the Big part) than the MAC. Besides, what is with "B1G" anyways? How is it pronounced? What does it mean? We don't have 10 schools, so what is the deal with it?
Besides, the Big MAC also conjures up thoughts of the shitty hamburger from the oldest, most established fast food joint in the country. Just like the "B1G", an old, worn out outfit whose product nobody likes or respects anymore.
This conference deserves to be called The Big MAC.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Lose, yes I did. But||
Lose, yes I did.
But curb-stomped? No.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yup||
She put the spice in Spicyweiner.
Or was that on... I dunno.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Another great example is Ian||
Another great example is Ian Baker-Finch. Won the British Open in 1991 and shortly thereafter he couldn't keep his driver on the golf course. From Wikipeadia:
This has been around in all sports, probably forever. Another example is Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Steve Blass, who was an All Star in the late '60's and early '70s. In the 1971 World Series, he pitched 2 complete game wins against the Orioles. In 1973, he lost control of his pitches and his ERA 9.85. His WAR that season, -4.0, still stands as the worse for a pitcher since 1901! Blass spent 1974 in the minors and was out of baseball the following year.
"Steve Blass disease" is has been a lexicon in baseball ever since.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Enjoyed the post, great to||
Enjoyed the post, great to have Heiko back.
And yeah, Michigan is not losing this game. The first game Appalachian State was a fairly good team that Michigan took lightly. This Appalachian State team is not.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Many of the above mentioned I||
Many of the above mentioned I do like - WolveInLA, Don, Timaaaaaay (I haven't kept track of the number of a's he uses), Magnus etc. Chunks the Hobo was hilarious in the haloscan days, but really doesn't post much anymore. I apprecaite all of the effort that LSAclassOf2000 does managing the site.
But I do miss Purple Stuff's input. Unfortunately, he seldom posts anymore.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I know we have a lot of lawyers on this board.||
The problem I have with the "normalization" mentioned is this seems so much like what the Justice Department ruled against the Ivy league schools plus MIT.*
Also note that the title to the article linked below sounds very familiar to the current NCAA defense. I just can't see this "normalization" ever being held up. Just like what the Overlap group, it is price-fixing.
*I actually think a number of other schools were also involved not mentioned in this article - http://www.quickanded.com/2008/06/price-fixing-for-good-of-students.html
|6 weeks 5 days ago||As a student coming from New||
As a student coming from New Jersey, I had been to a lot of professional games in Philadelphia (Phillies and 76ers mostly, but some Eagles and Flyers games), and a couple of Army-Navy football games in rickety Franklin Field. But I loved college football, and big-time college football just seemed so far away, exotic and remote to me.
So when I arrived on campus in Ann Arbor for the very first time in 1979, everything on campus was so big and wondrous. That first Saturday after classes started, I could not believe I was actually entering Michigan Stadium, a place I had seen on TV many times through the '70's.
That first game was against a terrible Northwestern team, and final score of 49-7 was somewhat of a disappointment. But not as much of a disappointment as the next game, a 12-10 loss to Notre Dame, when special teams won the game for Notre Dame and lost it for Michigan.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I have thoroughly enjoyed||
I have thoroughly enjoyed your recaps.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Given your grandfather's||
Given your grandfather's experience, I think it depends on what you meant by the word "condition."
Average, unremarkable car in random place spontaneously igniting = bad luck
But if the car's condition was that it had Michigan tags, University of Michigan pennant flying, bumper stickers with "OhHowIHateOhioState" and "Happiness is Crushed Buckeye Nuts" and the like, unattended, in the parking lot outside of Ohio Stadium, on game day against Michigan, "surprisingly" just burst into flames, well, I would call that something other than bad luck.
|9 weeks 15 hours ago||Yeah, my bad on the math.||
Yeah, my bad on the math. And it probably is a little worse since he wasn't a head coach in every year over that period. It probably is real close to 3 years per stop.
I could speculate on the reasons he doesn't stay in one place very long, but the fact is, he just doesn't. But I think the likelihood that Brown is at SMU to start the 2016-2017 basketball season (a little over 2 years from now and directly relevant to the kids being recruited in the coming class) is fairly low.
|9 weeks 18 hours ago||Regarding Larry Brown, he is||
Regarding Larry Brown, he is an excellent coach but just doesn't stay very long in 1 place. He has been a head coach at 13 different places in the NCAA and NBA over the course of 42 years, an average of 4 years a stop. The longest he was at any one place was with the Philadelphia 76ers for 6 years.
Given that and his age, it doesn't surprise me that recruits would think twice before signing with SMU.