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|3 years 35 weeks ago||Bingo. It's hard to fire||
Bingo. It's hard to fire family. Not saying he will do a bad job, but he seems to have a stumbling block that may prevent him from being successful, he doesn't like to recruit.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||I am not sure we can find a||
I am not sure we can find a better D line coach than Mattison or Hoke, I know Hoke probably won't coach a position and Mattison has to game plan. Maybe Brian is right, all we need is a guy to really recruit.
Does it seem like we lack a top offensive recruiter. I look at Loeffler and I don't know if he was a good coach, but he seem to have a rep for working with QB's. I remember an interview which Tebow said he visited and thought about Michigan because of Loeffler. It seems we need someone like that for the O. I have no idea about Funk or Ferrigno and I think Brian mentioned that Borges doesn't really recruit. I know we should have a balance in coaches but interested in knowing what others think.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Does that mean we get another||
Does that mean we get another O coach? Would love to get a QB coach and some recruiting help on that side.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||I am hoping you are right. I||
I am hoping you are right. I want him too but the other guys you point out seem to be almost sure bets.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Cooper is the only one I||
Cooper is the only one I think you might be wrong on. I don't think he has made a decision on whether he is visiting or not. He may be the top target since we don't have a DT yet.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Sure seems like it.||
Sure seems like it. Although, when asked, he said no. He doesn't like to recruit. I wonder who else is available out of the playoff teams.
We still need 2 coaches, I wonder who they are waiting on.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Tom, Justice is trying to||
Tom, Justice is trying to scoop you. He said one more plans on committing.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||I am glad Tom cleared it up||
I am glad Tom cleared it up and defended Coach Hoke. I just think you tell the kid, let him know where he stands. I didn't understand the Lucien move at first, but I thought Coach Hoke did it the right way. Tell the kid and let him explore his other possiblities.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Thanks Tom. That is rough||
Thanks Tom. That is rough for the kid. I like Coach Hoke, but he should have called the kid or have someone else do it. Let the kid move on. I am guessing he sort of did that with Lucien with the position switch.
Maybe I am naive and this happens all the time in CFB, but sort of disappointed that he wasn't told earlier.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||He is going to check||
He is going to check flightaware for Mattison and Hoke.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Golden Al had more time,||
Golden Al had more time, since he was hired back in early Dec.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||I guess we are not banking||
I guess we are not banking any schollie's for next year.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||We have more than 2 O||
We have more than 2 O commits only 1 in a skill position. Miller, Posada, and Hayes. Hietzman could be either TE or DE.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||I can't really dispute any||
I can't really dispute any points. You may be right. I just think, not complaining, that we may be overemphasizing the D a bit. I know the D was bad and we need help, but besides OL, we have 1 maybe 2 skill positions.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||I know Hoke is doing the||
I know Hoke is doing the best. Still interesting to talk about and see what others think. I agree that defense needs help, but if we get McClure and Raven, that is 7 db's. Ben is right from another thread that it's a lot to take. Also, at LB's we have some as well and we stil might need a TE.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Not to overlap thread, but||
Not to overlap thread, but who do you think we get with the 6 schollies that are left. I know the D was bad last year, but this is a lot of D.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||IMHO, we needed one WR||
IMHO, we needed one WR whether Flowers or Lucien. Maybe this is a good sign that the staff has a good feeling on some of the other guys. trying to take something positive out fo this.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Do we have one more with Tate||
Do we have one more with Tate out now?
Definitely need a TE so Barnett.
Would love to get McClure and Raven.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Got a tweet from M Rothstein||
Got a tweet from M Rothstein that Mattison is there with some recruits.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||I think Tim is going to need||
I think Tim is going to need some help. 3 in one day.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Appreciate the explanation.||
Appreciate the explanation. I just found it weird that he won some honors at the top division but not ranked as high as others. Makes sense. Thanks.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Thanks. it would make sense||
Thanks. it would make sense since he doesn't seem to be too tech savvy. I guess I got fooled by mgoblue.com link with it
|3 years 36 weeks ago||A little off present topic,||
A little off present topic, but I just joined twitter and am following Coach Hoke. He is only following 3 people, one of them is Tressel. The other 2 are UMich related. Hoke is ready for battle.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Thanks. Did not know that.||
Thanks. Did not know that. However, you would think that someone who played at a high division and put up great stats should be better rated. I guess the stars are all about physical upside.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||What is up the rankings.||
What is up with the rankings. This kid beat out OSU and Wisc commits for all state. I wonder why his rankings aren't higher for beating out these guys.
Welcome to Ann Arbor and good luck.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||He may not be the most||
He may not be the most polished, but he gives off a genuine feel. I like that he addresses his interviewers and questioners by their first name. Nice touch.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||It hasn't been a week yet||
It hasn't been a week yet since he was hired. Let him finish talking to the players on the team and getting his staff. I will start to panic if next weekend's recruiting activities are canceled.
I am more concerned about the staff not being set yet.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||I am not sure who to||
I am not sure who to believe. Les does not have the best record in terms of truthfulness. I pretty much think Les is as shady as it gets. I gave him a pass because he played under Bo. But, after the oversigning and the lies about cutting a player, who knows. Les is seriously wierd to the point that he may be smarter than any of us give him credit for. His interview after the Cotton Bowl seemed like he was gone. Now this, coming from LSU people saying he turned down more money. LM either lied to them or doesn't want to come back for many reasons. I am not suprised at all. When LM didn't comment about the offer at first when ESPN questioned him, I was thinking he is probably trying to save Michigan some embarassment. But guess what, Les is still Les. I hope he has an early loss or 2, and see how the LSU fans turn on him.
As for DB, I am not sure what to believe. I don't think he has been caught in an outright lie yet. Although, I thought it was interesting at the presser, when someone asked Hoke about the timeline, he looked at DB before answering. DB is covering something up.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||I am not sure you can say||
I am not sure you can say that. Direct impact, maybe not, indirect impact may have cost us a few games. Having to go for it on every 4th down inside the 30 puts alot of pressure on both the offense and defense.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||I see your point. IMHO,||
I see your point. IMHO, maybe he wants to get his ducks in line with the staff to further help him with recruiting. The recruits and commits are probably jsut as interested as who their HC is as well as their position coaches. I think Pitt got a little bit of a jump because both these guys may have ahd relationships with their new coaches. I understand your concern. I think if you were making this statement on Tuesday, I would be completely in the same boat. Maybe he never experienced this when moving to SDSU. If that is true then that is on DB more than him.
The other problem is when you have more of an unknown coach, maybe it is better to have all the pieces together before hitting the road. I know I am winging it here.