BC guys evaluate Bates's tenure positively.
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|31 weeks 2 days ago||Re:||
Seems like the problem was really generated by Maize Rage overstepping their bounds. It's unfortunately one of the realities you get accustomed to that both student groups and organized fan groups in general offer perfect outlets for Napoleon complexes, cronyism, favoritism etc.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Delusional||
I find it funny that there are now Michigan fans trying to crap on Burke just to defend Joe Dumars's choices. Now even if you are a Pistons fan first and a Michigan fan second (a terrible choice fwiw), the guy has been an awful GM and inexplicably still has a job.
You know a team is in the dumps when people buy into outlandish rationalizations just to defend the team "it takes 8 years to rebuild in the NBA these days" "you just gotta get lucky with the draft picks" or "it's impossible to win with a young O-Line".
|39 weeks 4 hours ago||..||
Those things don't have to be mutually exclusive. The Big Ten was almost certainly simply far better than the West Coast teams well into the 20th century for a variety of reasons, so the issue wouldn't have articulated itself.
Since then things have shifted towards a more level playing field. I don't think the Pac has generally been better than the Big Ten. With things pretty even more subtle factors are going to become more obvious.
The problem of East to West travel and the effect on sleep and performance is a widely known reality beyond the world of sports. This adds to the general issue of travel distance in Bowls with only one lower tier bowl played in Big Ten country and several including the biggest ones played in the territories of the PAC, ACC, SEC and Big12.
That doesn't mean that's the only factor at play or that it would explain all Big Ten losses out West but cumulatively it seems pretty obvious that it has played a role.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Those RR classes were ranked||
Those RR classes were ranked #10, #8 and #20. So I guess we should be a terrible 13th or so in the country based on those terrible classes.
Except we are probably about #45 and there's many teams ahead of us performance-wise who would never sniff those kind of rankings for their classes. Including Kansas State.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||I'm not the biggest college hockey fan..||
so I don't know how to place this result. Are we happy to have gone this far or should we have beaten UMD?
|3 years 29 weeks ago||??||
The hit wasn't accidental, the fact Pacioretty's face hit the stanchion was. A guy like Chara, at that size, isn't changing directions on a stamp when he is skating at speed. He commits to the hit, if he hits him just a fraction earlier or later he goes against the board on the bench or into the glass after the bench (which is probably what was intended). The "shoving" the head into the stanchion part is him finishing the motion of checking a guy. Chara wanted to deliver a message but the message wasn't to "destroy Pacioretty's head", it was just supposed to be a tough hit in a rivalry game.
I don't know how you can say it's intentional but then go he shouldn't be suspended. If you believe a guy would actually plan to a force another player's head against a stanchion to injure him, you should advocate for him to be banned for life because that would show complete disregard for safety or fairness taken to extremes.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Accidental||
If he hits him 0.5 seconds later he's checking him into the boards. It's not a nice thing to do but Habs fans who think Chara intentionally had him hit that stanchion overestimate the ability of a guy that size to control his movement at high speed. It's certainly a reckless act by Chara to hit him in that location on the ice and deserving of something of a suspension (2-3 games would be fair in my mind), but Habs fans calling for him to be jailed are pretty lol.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||What I don't get||
is that if the Big Ten is the only place pretty much that guarantees you your scholarship (unless you do something really terrible of course) then why aren't recruits running our doors in? Surely, we would use that in recruiting in the South? And it appears to be a huge deal to people so really what gives?
I mean have you ever heard a kid go "I'm going to Purdue because that scholarship situation at Ole Miss is a bit shady" or "Michigan it is for me, the coaches in the SEC just seem pretty dishonest"?
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Like parachuting Sarah Palin into a college Democrats meeting||
Just seeing the thread title made me realize how this would go.
I honestly don't really think it's a good idea to keep dwelling on the bygones and keep starting predictable debates about Lloyd Carr, Rich Rodriguez, 2007 transition, "The Process" etc. The positions on those issues have basically become a matter of faith by now anyway. Nobody's gonna convince anyone.
I am one of the apparently small grouping of people who wanted RR out but hated the process and was pretty angry at the Hoke hire. But I've moved on, accepted the Hoke transition and look forward to the next season which should be the real subject of debate, not what happened years ago.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||He probably knew he was out...||
and thought he would get a job at Michigan as a nice cushion to soften the blow. No wonder he was so upset when Hoke didn't hire him.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Everyone will make their own history..||
just like we already have competing narratives with Lloyd, there will be competing narratives with RR.
Lloyd the stale, old guy with outdated ideas who lost us too many games with his lack of openness to the new vs Lloyd the national championship winning guy who always kept Michigan competitive.
RR the terrible coach who never understood Michigan, tried the spread in a power conference and failed vs RR the progressive man with new ideas who was railroaded from day one by Carrite program reactionaries and was never given a fair shot.
Hoke seriously needs to be a winner or else the divisions will only get deeper as the competing narratives get new material added on to them...
|3 years 34 weeks ago||It's a no loss proposition for Hoke.||
Who doesn't want to be tough?
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Well it's all relative in the end but...||
how did that article really address the concerns about the process?
Yeah I think Brady Hoke did a good job salvaging the class from potential disaster but we're not working for the Hozni Mubarak information department here, look at the offer lists of the kids we signed.
They may all turn out to be great football players but within the paradigm of recruiting and signing day it's at best a good class and by no means a great class. And Maize'n'Brew Dave doesn't know any better what the future holds for them and us than we do.
The whole argument about the process being bad is that an earlier decision would have assisted Hoke or any other incoming head coach tremendously. I don't think it would have been a superb class even if Hoke had come in on December 5th or something but it could very well have been a better one.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||"Blowing it up" but Denard runs for 1000 yards?||
Has a QB ever run for 1000 yards out of the WCO?
A big part of me thinks that this whole Denard Robinson as athlete QB in a pro set experiment will end fairly quickly. Robinson already had a tendency to choose pass over run in the spread, coached to run a WCO you would expect this tendency to be even stronger. He'll be a passer who simply runs out of trouble or he'll not be the starter by the end of the year in my mind.
Also toughness is simply code for lining up and outmuscling the defensive front rather than trying to maneuver with mobile linemen. Something I don't think we've been very good at under RR and who knows how the linemen we have can adjust to that.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Exactly||
A lot of people watching streams aren't taking money from anyone, they're watching stuff that just plain isn't aired where they live. In those live chats on streaming sites I'd say at least half the people are foreigners.
Illegal streams would find a lot less support if they truly globalize the entertainment industry instead of maintaining outdated and now artificial international barriers.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||I don't know if Corwin Brown's ability matters||
if Hoke and Mattison wanted someone else. Wasn't one of the big problems on the old staff the fact the DC couldn't pick his own assistants? Should the new staff be assembled by committee vote of former players?
Hoke will be held accountable for the team's play, Mattison will be the guy held accountable for the defensive performance. Given that, they have the right to hire whoever they want without ex-players attacking them in the media for it.