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|1 day 13 hours ago||If the job is really that||
If the job is really that easy, do we need to be paying guys more than a million dollars per year to perform those ministerial functions? Or maybe there is more to it than that.
|1 day 13 hours ago||In one sense you have a point||
In one sense you have a point but what if Michigan football hired a coach tomorrow that had zero coaching experience (e.g. he was a school superintendent). Would your approach be the same? Let's see how he recruits and the plays he designs before we react? Or would you wonder what the hell was going on even if you allow that it could work out?
|1 day 14 hours ago||I am curious that you think||
I am curious that you think Martin failed as an AD. I think he did a good job. You can criticize the football coaching search and hire but ending up with RR looked like a good result at the time (and moreso everyday) and he totally turned around the finances of the AD without pissing people off the way DB did. Plus he made some other good coaching hires (including basketball which was a home run hire although the Amaker one was a dud).
|1 day 15 hours ago||No, sometimes teams actually||
No, sometimes teams actually miss a free throw and still win. Yes, Donnal needs to make those but don't try to pin the loss on him.
|1 day 15 hours ago||I will disagree. You can||
I will disagree. You can always go back and say "gee, my team didn't play a perfect game and that is what lost the game." The point is that they overcame that deficit, took a lead and were poised to extend that lead but the calls down the stretch kept Nova in the game. Good for Nova for taking advantage of that but let's not let the officials off the hook because Michigan didn't play great the whole game.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Great. Then let our big guys||
Great. Then let our big guys play and contest shots so we don't end up with all 3 big guys with 4 fouls each. In a physical game, about half of those calls were legit.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Credit to you for not||
Credit to you for not criticizing the officiating. I am usually fine with some early losses against good teams because they are growing items. And this will be.
But I thought that was one of the worst officiated games I have seen in a long while. Obviously I am biased but I thought the officiating cost Michigan at least 10 points in this game. How Villanova can just slam into post guys when backing them down and then our bigs get called for touch fouls when contesting shots is just baffling. Late in the game on the shot Caris made and flexed for, he got raked across the arm on the shot, way more obvious and substantial than many calls that Nova got. And the out of bounds plays were crazy where Nova were grabbing guys and grabbing jerseys. No wonder we had trouble getting the ball in bounds.
In the end, the W or L doesn't really matter. I thought Michigan was defintely the better team and got hosed on the calls but the bigger point is that several players really grew up last night. This team looks poised to do very good things by the end of the year. Really impressed with the growth in Irvin's game. I am sure there will be some road struggles in conference and the post will continue to be an issue, but this team again looks good enough to overcome those deficiencies. This staff continues to do magic.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Agreed. the shooting stroke||
Agreed. the shooting stroke looks very good at times. It seems to be consistency and confidence that is killing the shot right now. He just needs to hit the gym and shoot 500 balls per night and few times and then hope that repitition transfers over to the game. Definitely a guy you would like to see get some easy baskets in game time.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Maybe but that was a terrible||
Maybe but that was a terrible block by Chesson. 1 on 1 with a DB and the DB just bounces off him and makes the tackle.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Disagree on Chatman. His||
Disagree on Chatman. His shooting has been poor but I have actually been impressed. He is very quick and long, handles the ball very well and can be disruptive defensively. Once he gets some confidence on his shot (stroke looks okay) and the game slows down a bit, I can see him being very good. Hard to say when exactly that will happen.
|6 days 15 hours ago||Well that's your opinion but||
Well that's your opinion but I totally disagree. Wilson hasn't shown any reason for PT but Beilein is still giving him a bit. Wilson made a couple of immediate terrible plays and didn't immediately get yanked. Chatman I think is still being encouraged to shoot by JB and that's a good thing - we are going to need him. If he gets his shot going and plays better fundamental D, he can be a good player for this team. In the meantime, you need to win games. JB got Caris going in this one. Irvin has had a great start and Walton is playing well. Once those guys are going strong, looks and PT will follow for the other guys.
|1 week 1 day ago||So that's how Spike did||
So that's how Spike did it....
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I don't want the "balance"||
I don't want the "balance" that lowballing coaches will get us.
I want the type of "excellence" of which Schlissel spoke. While you can achieve excellence but hiring a lesser known coach the program is in no position to take that gamble. Millions of dollars per year are at stake (that's the reality) so you need to get the best person for the job, almost regardless of costs at this point (at least within reason).
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I don't see how Stanford||
I don't see how Stanford would re-hire Harbaugh and retain Shaw. That's more bizarre than people suggesting that Hoke is fired but stays on as DL coach for a new staff.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||And it doesn't really make||
And it doesn't really make sense to put him on a depth chart if it was a discipline or eligibility issue. Bummer that it's a severe injury but relieved that it's not a discipline or eligibility issue.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||okay but (1) a pick play||
okay but (1) a pick play almost always affects the play (that's why it's run), and (2) your position ignores many holds that are called away from the play on a run. I agree that a pick play should not be called on the other side of the field but assuming the ball is caught on the pick side, it should be called whenever it impacts the defense in any way. And that just isn't the case currently. On the other hand, there are many holds that are called (or blocks in the back) that never really impact the play. How many times do the announces call out a player's penalty where "there was no need to commit that penalty" but it's called anyway?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed but we should be on||
Agreed but we should be on their case in the other 95% of the time that it is not called (similar to offensive pass interference, which they have started calling a bit more frequently). That's the problem.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Yes you have a point but to||
Yes you have a point but to take this to an extreme, you have no problem with someone being ticketed for jay walking then? People have a problem with the call because it's hardly ever flagged. Yes, techically it's a penalty but if you only choose to call it on a game deciding play, then it smells a bit. I am no Notre Dame fan at all but I can understand Kelly being sour about the call.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Great post, great||
Great post, great perspective. Thanks.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Not saying you are wrong but||
Not saying you are wrong but (1) how was he treated so terribly, and (2) do you believe he might have done some things to "deserve" such treatment (as some rumors suggest)? Just wondering.
|8 weeks 11 hours ago||Agreed. Never say never but||
Agreed. Never say never but I think the timing would point to yet another assistant taking over, at least for this year. Next year might be a different story.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I assume this does not apply||
I assume this does not apply if you are able to play but choose not to do so. E.g. basketball player plays for one year, voluntarily quits team (no health reasons) and just wants to stay in school for free. I assume the scholarship cuts off. If not, I see a big potential for abuse.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Anyone remember that Butch||
Anyone remember that Butch Davis is free right now? Probably some better names out there but probably some worse ones also.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Well that's not entirely||
Well that's not entirely accurate. Our DL is pretty good right now, yes that DL with a walk-on, 3* DT and 3* DE. Our defense is just fine and has actually developed into a very strong unit. Guess what, Roseboro play DL so looking at the current situation, he would be in great hands.
Even an offense, you could say that Funchess has gone from a low 4* to a potential first round pick and the OL is showing some signs of improvement. Let's not get overly dramatic and remember that the MSU offense was a tire fire only a year ago.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Pretty sure that OSU thinks||
Pretty sure that OSU thinks that DG is a decent QB.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed. I was just about the||
Agreed. I was just about to write the same. I do not really care much when they announce the decision, only that they make the best decision. It's a key decision and Hoke's job could be riding on it (or it could make no difference). Take your time, get it right if you are not sure.
|10 weeks 11 hours ago||Except that it's not. If||
Except that it's not. If Michigan loses on Saturday but somehow sweeps the BiG, it would be a great year and everyone would be happy.
|10 weeks 12 hours ago||I don't think it's fair to||
I don't think it's fair to say there is some 8-4 ceiling given that Hoke's first year the team went 11-2. Granted, that may not happen every year but that's what a ceiling is. I can easily envision Hoke putting teams ont he field that lose no more than 2 games (maybe as soon as next year). I think the better question is whether he is good enough to go zero or one loss in certain seasons. I will agree that the jury is out on that.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think it's quite that||
I don't think it's quite that simple. Nonprofits are subject to reasonable executive compensation limits. You can't just be a CEO of a nonprofit and earn $1 billion per year. I don't know what these guys earn but I assume it's way more than reasonable. If the IRS closely examined it, those items would be on very shaky ground I assume.
|11 weeks 13 hours ago||Break on through...||
to the other side.