Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
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|5 years 22 weeks ago||Look East or West||
We don't need Pittsburgh because they don't have their own stadium and their market is already covered by Penn State. The rest of the Midwest is solidly Big 10 territory, so I say push East to Rutgers and lock up the largest media market in the United States. The other option could be a westward expansion to Nebraska since Missouri and Iowa State don't have the name recognition of the black shirts.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||There's more than one reason your blog sucks||
1) Small font
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Speaking of "Blind Loyalists"...||
...They're crawling all over this blog. I wrote a diary post that was critical of RR's table manners over the summer and was "negged into oblivion". At some point, Brian Cook washed his hands of me and saw fit to disable my ability to add new posts because of my negative point total. If you're seeking a free and open exchange of ideas (something I was encouraged to do as an LS&A student), go elsewhere. If you're looking for hockey news, monotone podcasts and sycophantic updates that spin the latest 2-star signing in a positive light, then you've come to the right place!
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Careful Zone Left, You'll Get "Negged Into Oblivion"||
A relative of mine, another HS coach who's been around some of the spring practices for years, Told me the same thing.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||I agree it's not the coaching yet||
Turnovers could result from any of the following: Youth, inexperience, good defense, poor conditions, poor preparation (this doesn't imply poor coaching, maybe the player just isn't very coachable), fluke plays, etc.
One of the most vexing aspects of 2008 and 2009 was that we were almost guaranteed to lose the turnover battle heading into any game, especially when weather played a factor. I'm not enough of nerd to back up my assertion with stats, however.
By the way, if we're having the same debate about turnovers at this point in 2010, would the coaches be accountable then?
|5 years 34 weeks ago||Pitching and catching?||
Is it legal to catch your own pass? If so, D-Rob can (a) launch the mother of all hail marys, (b) sprint 60 yards in 2.5 seconds, (c) outleap the dumb-struck secondary for an epic TD.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||It's A short drive down Washtenaw after you lose" week||
WolverRoudy needs a winning streak. Go blue!
|5 years 37 weeks ago||You should NEVER steer a car||
You should NEVER steer a car with your legs. Knees, on the other hand...
|5 years 37 weeks ago||Anne Coulter||
I had no idea this mega-bitch went to Michigan Law School. She was probably the pain in the ass who sued the university for not holding class on a snow day.
|5 years 37 weeks ago||The crux of the matter||
What I wanna know, and what hasn't been reported, is whether or not the group of "former and current players" approached the FREEP, or whether the FREEP went on a witch hunt?
Maybe it's just Michigan's bad luck that Ann Arbor is the closest big-time football program to Detroit (Lions included).
I suspect that, like Grade Gate, the journalists were just fishing for a sensational headline to capitalize on the seasonal football fervor.
|5 years 37 weeks ago||Contract = Show of Support||
Doesn't a buyout from his old contract and $2.5 million annually for 6 years amount to a "show of support"?
Does anyone think coaching at Michigan is easy? I'd put it among the top 10 most stressful jobs in the country (coaching and politics included).
Buck up, Wolverines.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||Grades question||
Just curious, but does anyone know about Devin Pryor's, I mean, Vince Gardner's performance in the classroom?
|5 years 39 weeks ago||You just ended the good post streak...||
... with your lame contribution, genius.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Trolling||
The term "troll" is so misused/overused on this message board, but I'll admit that I've been a troll of sorts in the past... I used to troll for salmon, Lake trout and Steel head off Grand Haven on our cabin cruiser. Those were wonderful summer days spent with my family listening to Tiger games and reeling in 30-plus pound monsters.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Don't feel sorry||
The point is that you read my posts and you can't wait for more. Now go back to playing with your Star Wars figures.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Not bad, but a little creapy||
Maybe you should get enrolled in your local community college's creative writing class.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||My two cents||
Since I'm sort of being referenced I feel the need to comment.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||thanks for the recap||
I backed off the hick comment about 48 hours ago and I never said that I didn't like the new coach. You can characterize and read between the lines till your blue in the face for all I care.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||the logic is there, you just don't agree with it||
I could pick your arguments apart line by line Stunna (nice handle, sounds so Vanilla Ice), but that would be glossing over the details. Let's really focus and criticize your post letter by letter...
"H" - You should never start a post with this weak-ass consonant.
"l" - L is for loser, you already knew that.
Live long and prosper.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Stop reading this thread||
Nobody's forcing you to be here.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||What's in the box?||
At least Kevin Spacey's character in "Seven" was smart. Although I would've preferred a comparison to his character in "Usual Suspects".
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Agreed||
Unpopular posts/opinions should be suppressed. We're seeking affirmation, not information.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Appreciate the thoughtful response||
The vitriol of our hard core fan base is impressive... Hopefully, they can channel that aggression into a louder stadium experience.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Thanks for the background||
I'm not questioning my brother-in-law's account, but he hasn't spent a lot of time around Coach Rod either and was making some assumptions based on an isolated experience.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Possibly||
9 - 3 gives you a bit more latitude, right? I'm not advocating for that viewpoint, but the superstars get a longer leash in our society.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||You may be right||
But he's not a Rich Rod fan, from what I can tell. Maybe that colored his impression of him.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||It's an annual deal||
Where Michigan high school coaches spend a day in Ann Arbor. Maybe during the end of spring practices? I know it was prior to mid-June because that's when I heard the story.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||It's my post||
And I'll use "we" if I goddamned feel like it. Start your own thread and you can make the grammatical rules.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Rich Rod is infallible and beyond reproach||
My bad, I'll never question another decision or action he takes.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||My brother-in-law has better things to do||
Than post comments on crazy fan sites. Thanks, btw, for the spirited debate. I've actually read some pretty decent arguments (none from you though).