At press time, Harbaugh had sent Michigan’s athletic department an envelope containing a heavily annotated seating chart, a list of the 63,000 seat views he had found unsatisfactory, and a glowing 70-page report on section 25, row 12, seat 9, which he claimed is “exactly what the great sport of football is all about.”
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|6 weeks 12 hours ago||I thought the same thing!||
I thought the same thing!
"We have camps where we can teach kids football...but we don't tell anyone that we have them!"
|18 weeks 5 hours ago||Man you must have been||
Man you must have been blessed with the positivity of a dog who has just found himself completely surrounded by raw steaks and bare legs. Or maybe you have been imprisoned in a black hole for the last half decade?
What is your secret?
The rest of us have been grieving the state of this program long before we heard Jay Harbaugh's assessment of it.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Small point of fact for||
Small point of fact for future reference...no advertisements on the Beeb. Mandatory TV License from each household pays for it.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||I envision Harbaugh, on his||
I envision Harbaugh, on his first trip to Lansing, giving every team member a stake and instructing them to drive it wherever they deem most appropriate.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||I don't watch Olbermann, so||
I don't watch Olbermann, so thanks for posting that. Wow, he didn't pull any punches. I'm still trying to wrap my head around how anyone, no matter how blinded by loyalty, could think the 409 stickers were appropriate.
I worked in an organisation whose main leader was found guilty of similar crimes. After legal proceedings, the organisation was - rightfully I believe - found innocent. But I felt sick about what happened, still feel sick and am still trying to do what little I can to help with the damage that was caused.
I guess I figure that's how most of us would respond, so the "409" response is seriously doing my nut in. I don't get it.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, I just don't get it.||
Yeah, I just don't get it. I'm a pretty balanced person who can usually see multiple sides to an issue.
I know there is lots of controversy over what may or may not have happened on campus or on the football program's watch.
But how pride can be the natural response of being found institutionally innocent in a situation like this or how an instituion feels a 'public boast' is at all an approporiate response is beyond my comprehension.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Real Question||
In the vain of why does our coaching staff do so many things that don't make any sense.
Hoke has said before that he never eats before games. How much does this affect his decision making ability? Seriously. I wonder if he subconsciously knows the reward of food is there even if the reward of a win isn't. So the win doesn't matter as much.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||real conversation||
Nuss: Hey Coach, you know they are trying to beat us, right?
Hoke: Ummm (blank look)
Nuss: I mean, they are not just playing against themselves like we are
Hoke: Well, I was aware, but not f...
Nuss: So, they are trying to figure out what we do and exploit our weaknesses. Like this for example, now they are going up tempo on your defense
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Lewis is a genius! Knock the||
Lewis is a genius! Knock the kicker out of the game. Good strategy for Big Ten!
|36 weeks 1 day ago||But are we entertained? !!||
But are we entertained? !!
|36 weeks 1 day ago||the game is not pretty||
but I still wanna live forever I don't care!! Nothing like seeing a Big Ten advert over and over to cheer you up.
/s Anyone else watching on btn2go?
|36 weeks 4 days ago||it does seem shallow at||
it does seem shallow at first, but I can see how it could play a part.
Sometimes when you have worked long and hard to achieve something and you realise you are not going to achieve it (insert most of the football goals the team has had for the last couple years), everything else seems to not matter either and you make stupid decisions.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||What do I do now that I||
What do I do now that I realise sending my 'thoughts' out to people is condescending?
I don't believe in a Supreme Being that has ordered the universe in such a way that He hears my prayers and they matter. But I strongly believed that somehow my thoughts could go out from my conscious self and settle on another person in such a way that benefited them.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Exact thoughts I had after||
Exact thoughts I had after reading the presser.
I really, really want to keep liking Hoke, but you are entering some stage of delusion when you continue to defend yourself against attacks that were never leveled at you because you cannot grasp the real issue.
It is possible to work harder and work smarter. And at this level of competition you must be able to do both.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Nope, this is him. He sent||
Nope, this is him. He sent me a birthday card last month.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||...and that's the main reason||
...and that's the main reason it ain't happening. It makes sense. I can't remember the last time something surrounding the football programme happened because it made sense.
Now if you want to talk making cents...
|42 weeks 6 days ago||I don't understand taking a||
I don't understand taking a timeout to decide if you are going to challenge. Why not just challenge if you are going to burn a timeout anyway? Am I missing something?
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Did Harrison Ford eat loads||
Did Harrison Ford eat loads of Twinkies and become a head referee?
|43 weeks 2 days ago||one of these kids is doing its own thing||
probable mild concussion
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Hate to be that guy...but I'm||
Hate to be that guy...but I'm tired of all the typos!
"There was a lot of time, a lot of effort put into all of it so that we could cover up everything that had to do with the incident."
|43 weeks 2 days ago||I think you are angry because||
I think you are angry because you feel like people are saying the main issue is the concussion when you know that's not true.
But most people are not saying the main issue is the concussion! People are saying that the main issue an incompetant administration who will not admit when they have made a mistake but lie and try to cover it up...and the concussion is just the latest example.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Aw forget it. Posting isn't||
Aw forget it. Posting isn't helping me.
Just hold me Brown Bear!
|43 weeks 5 days ago||And for my final attempt at||
And for my final attempt at therapy without starting a new thread...
(again I like Hoke, but think he's denying the reality of the situation)
I would like to ask Hoke the following questions:
1. Explain the difference, in your mind, between responsibility and accountability. We all know you are responsible for coaching the team. A quick look at your job title and salary demonstrates that. But what we don't understand is what you mean by being accountable for your responsibilties.
2. We know you like to look at the tape before voicing gut reactions to the public. So after watching tape over the last 12-18 months, point to one area of the team where you can use some sort of measurable criteria to verify improvement.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||I really wanted Hoke to||
I really wanted Hoke to succeed. Like many of us, I like the guy.
And I don't really want to spend a lot of time spouting off about how stupid he is because I don't think that's true or really helps.
He is a great position coach...great at teaching DL technique and great at motivating and recruiting to the brand. He does have a strategy and I think it was farily obvious early on in his tenure that his strategy was "if we make the OL and DL dominant, we can win football games." We can agree or disagree whether, correctly implemented, this strategy actually works or not.
But what I think is painfully obvious now is that he cannot see the whole game in real time. And to me that is number 1 on the job description of a head coach.
This is never going to happen, but I think the best case scenario is Hoke - out of his love for Michigan - becomes the DL coach and Michigan hires a new HC. Those players loyal to Hoke would stay and we would retain one of our best recruiters to all that is Michigan football.
|44 weeks 3 days ago||It's too late guys. Dantonio||
It's too late guys. Dantonio is already ahead on his kickstarter for "Keep Dave"
|44 weeks 3 days ago||...said by the guy who cannot||
...said by the guy who cannot possibly figure out the complexities of mgopoints.
Hint: you get points by contibuting things to the blog that others find beneficial. you lose points by doing the opposite. If you look at that little number under "joined" you will get a brief glimpse into your current performance in this area.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||META: Each new board post||
META: Each new board post must begin with code letters that correspond to the stage of grief in which the poster finds himself.
D = Denial (eg. we are still young)
A = Anger (eg. Fire 'x')
B = Bargaining (eg. If we can finish with 'x' number of wins...)
Dp = Depression (eg. I can't care anymore)
Acc = Acceptance (eg. Michigan, and the Big Ten for that matter, are irrelevant. But it gives me more time to focus on my other hobby of painting rainbows and pink unicorns!)
|46 weeks 5 days ago||I haven't re-watched the tape||
I haven't re-watched the tape and I don't plan on it. Man, some of you guys are real gluttons for punishment!
But to me it seemed like Gardner stepped up into trouble multiple time last night. I don't blame the guy for not feeling protected in the pocket. And yes there were many times when there was no pocket. But it seemed like I remember a few times when he didn't bail, but stepped into pressure.
Was i seeing things?
|1 year 5 hours ago||Verlander usually takes at||
Verlander usually takes at least an inning to get going. I think for him, the start is mightier than the pen.
|1 year 5 hours ago||I think Devin can audible.||
I think Devin can audible. But I'm still confused and would love to know the truth.
I distinctly remember a back and forth last year from a Borges presser where he said Devin had permission to audible. It seems like Devin doesn't necessarily agree.
And does anyone else remember shortly after Denard went down how it seemed Devin was calling a load more audibles than Denard ever did? And they seemed to work?
So why did they seem to severely decrease over last season?