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|12 hours 35 min ago||The only question?||
There shouldn't be any question. No new AD candidate is going to be sold on the job knowing he'll be asked to fire the football coach his first week/month on the job. IF we don't have a new AD hired and on the job by 11/30 (or earlier if we go the Earle Bruce route), I expect Hackett to do the deed and clean the slate for the incoming AD. Otherwise, the U looks like a bunch of weenies afraid to do the deed.
Like another poster (Ypsituckyboy?) said, this guy fired thousands of people at Steelcase, including the best man at his wedding. He should have no problem firing an underperforming J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family head football coach during his short term as steward of the AD.
|15 hours 42 min ago||Statue or medal?||
Is there some sort of MGoBlog Medal of Fan Valor or Meritorious Service Award that can be bestowed upon this brave young man?
Is there a nomination form to complete?
|1 day 19 hours ago||Editors?||
The Freep had editors, too. That didn't stop them from allowing their staff to publish inaccurate content that was based on a lack of journalistic integrity.
|3 days 13 hours ago||No, no||
Don't suggest that. That's below us (/s). Previous rational discussion of the idea was moderated and purged:
Bad timing, I guess. Escape velocity apparently hadn't been achieved.
|6 days 19 hours ago||dafuq.gif||
Time to raise the points threshold for posting.
|1 week 2 days ago||The players may not quit on Hoke||
But he's already shown on several occasions that he's quitting on them:
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Site blocked||
My former employer blocked MGoBlog about a year before I left (~2011). I never knew if it was a security-related thing, or because they noticed that a network user was accessing a non-work related website several times a day.
It goes without saying, that contributed to my search for a new job.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Perhaps||
The press corps is learning that Hoke press conferences are a waste of their time.
(I'm sorry. I'm not usually this snarky. I blame Brandon.)
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Absolutely||
He's usually pretty good about clarifying things, too.
(Is /s really needed here?)
|2 weeks 4 days ago||My apologies||
I was simply referring to a comment earlier in the discussion about whether Omega Psi Phi was an IFC organization. By "traditional," I meant having a physical house, being part of the IFC, etc. When I was a freshman at another B1G school, I had a couple friends in the Omega Psi Phi circle, and the organization didn't have a house (maybe they do at U-M, I don't know). I was also a member of APO, which calls itself a fraternity but wouldn't ever be confused with an actual Greek fraternity.
I admit, I don't know much about IFC or the Greek system in general, but I see now that Omega Psi Phi is part of the National Pan-Hellenic Council.
So again, no offense intended by the comment.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Carr rules aside||
I was wondering over the weekend, how does a football player have time to rush a frat and participate in associated activities (like...step shows), in between practice, film, meals, strength training, offseason conditioning, and school/studies*?
I would ask the same question if it were a traditional Greek frat. Is it not uncommon for football players to be a in frat?
(*And yes, I still subscribe to the student-athlete fallacy.)
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed||
Some things, like "hotness" should probably be deemphasized. See: Rodriguez, Rich (2007).
Also, it's both amusing and sad that the constituents of this blog would probably have as good of a chance crowdpicking our next coach (based on well-reasoned analysis such as this) as would our AD.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||And Carr was right up front with it||
"Braylon needs to find the page I'm on and get there." (Or something to that effect)
Whether the Gardner rumor is true or not, it's clearly a good thing he stayed.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Meyer||
On what are you basing a score of 5 for "chances of accepting job"? He's coaching at his dream school, in the state where he grew up. It seems about as likely as Dantonio accepting the job.
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||Survey questions||
Not being a student, I don't want to skew the results by submitting false answers just to see the questions (I know, how noble). Having administered a few online surveys in my time, I know how annoying this is, to say nothing of receiving incomplete surveys.
Can an MGoStudent taking the survey kindly repost the questions here? I'm interested to see what's being asked.
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||How about||
Build Me Up Buttercup?
Would you feel differently if that were cued up?
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||Flyover||
Actually, somebody already tried to organize "Fire Brandon" skywriting. It was deleted by the mods:
The entire discussion was deleted along with the OP, but one of the proposed justifications was that such a stunt would hurt recruiting. Making the players feel bad may have also been proposed.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||Everyone knows?||
I suspect many folks here can't make that assumption. On what basis do you make it? Based on comments on this blog, which represent a small and vocal portion of the fanbase? There certainly hasn't been any action resulting from said unhappiness (unless you count shameless attempts by the AD to hide behind student-athletes and pit them against the fanbase).
Call me a pessimist, but until the AD is gone, I put no stock in "unhappiness." Like others have said, change sometimes requires unpleasant choices and collateral damage.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||The noodle||
I was doing some "research" about the noodle for my treatise to President Schlissel on why I'd welcome a new AD. I came across an article on AnnArbor.com, where Dave Ablauf is quoted as such:
Well, yes, Dave, you probably would find it amusing. Because you and your boss are tone-deaf to the priorities of the fanbase.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||By that definition||
Not renewing one's season tickets (due to the increasing prices, crappy schedule, crappy stadium "wow" experience, crappy AD, etc.) would be considered a boycott...and by extension (not yours), a big FU to the players.
I suspect many here would reluctantly agree -- given extensive discussions on the topic over the past 2-3 years -- that not renewing one's season tickets is, unfortunately, about the only recourse we (as loyal and invested fans) have to voice our displeasure to the tone-deaf AD.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Shrug||
And pout on TV about how hurtful the chants are to him and his family.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Something definitely doesn't look right||
Brandon specifically noted, during one of the bitchy responses during his snarky PR tour of local TV stations, that he had much higher priority things to do after the 1 a.m. press release, like meeting with our 931 (or whatever number he constantly cites) student-athletes.
Why would he need to urgently meet with all of "his" sports teams and student-athletes -- that aren't otherwise causing problems and aren't under any sort of scrutiny or crisis -- at a time when the program and University are under national scrutiny for what happened on the football field? Do you suppose he makes it a point to meet with all 931 student-athletes each week?
I mean, yes, you're right, there's no hard evidence that he "commanded" student-athletes to support him and the football team in a time of personal and team crisis. But when's the last time all of the teams dropped what they're doing to give the football team a touch-feely "sendoff" to a road game against a would-be division bottom-feeder?
"Commanded" may not be the right word. Maybe, strongly encouraged. Either way, it looks suspect.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||In before delete|
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Trying to win?||
Except we weren't.
See Brian's column from Monday:
After they kicked deep (instead of trying an onside) down 30-14 with 7:27 to go in the 4th, I turned to my friend and said, wow, Hoke just conceded the game.
(To say nothing about the offensive tempo, which is glacial whether the team is tied 0-0, down 30-14, or down 31-0. Down by 3-4 scores against ND, they were breaking huddles with 10 seconds left on the play clock. Trying to win? Nyet.)
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Ugh||
The entire interview was sickening. Hoke came off as banal, defensive, evasive, sarcastic, and condescending. I'm even more disgusted now than I was before.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Meh||
Gemini pretty much sucks now that they only run one train. That's like corn flake without the MILK!
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Deja vu||
Wait...I'd swear I've seen this ego thing before from the Hoke staff.
"What about running a bubble screen?"
"No questions about bubble screens."
"Even if a cornerback is 10 yards off your receiver?"
"We don't take easy yards. Next question."
|4 weeks 2 days ago||GuaranSHEED?||
Why are people saying this? We have absolutely NO assurance at this point that such a move is going to happen, or is even being considered by the administration.
Money talks (see: Stephen Ross and his endorsement). In the grand scheme of things, the 10,000-student UPetition and "Concussion Spring/March on Schlissel's House" are gnats for DB to swat away.
I want DB gone as much as the next person -- and I'm just as embarrassed by the poor portrayal of my alma mater in the media -- but how and when did we move from hope to assurance?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed - Mods, please edit the title||
The original article said nothing about the Regents meeting, only Schlissel having a "communication meeting" that may cover the subject. It's been over two hours, and things apparently haven't changed (or there's been no update/clarification). The title needs to be updated accordingly.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Funny how that works||
Pretty soon, even skywriting "Fire Brandon" might be acceptable!