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|1 day 16 hours ago||Continued (stupid app)||
Someone should have told Bellomy to find a helmet just in case. But he was sitting there, with the headset on no less, completely unprepared to make even a handoff if need be. That no one was ready to communicate this to him, or able to help him find a helmet while the clock was stopped, is just another testament to the lack of organization of the team.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Then who is it on?||
Who's job is it to prepare the kids? If an assignment gets blown on the field, whatever. That happens, especially since the other side is actively trying to make you blow assignments, and they will sometimes succeed. But on the sideline, someone should have told Bellomy to
|1 day 17 hours ago||Doesn't matter||
Why didn't Bellomy have a helmet nearby? Someone on the sideline needs to be on top of things, and with the number of times we've had not the right number of people on the field, it seems no one is. That's on the head coach. This is the same type of thing. People should know if they're next in line in case of injury. Yes, it was just two plays later, but there was more than enough time with the stoppage after Gardner lost his helmet for that message to be delivered. I'm very willing to believe that Hoke didn't know Shane had been hit in the head like he had. But it's the disorganization on the sideline that prevented him from getting this information, and organization is a critical component of being a head coach.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Trey was exposed||
Anthony Wiener style.
|2 days 16 hours ago||He should have come out after the hit||
You can't do any concussion testing when the guy's 30 yards away from you in the middle of the field. He was clearly hurt, whether or not due to a head injury, and his teammates tried to help him to the sideline. You don't leave him in for another play. If he checks out okay after the concussion testing, that's fine and all, but he should have been out of the game immediately, and he should not have been sent in the game two plays later. His safety was put in jeopardy by the lack of composure and communication on the sideline, and that is the responsibility of the head coach.
As I said below, I was a Hoke supporter until that very moment, but Morris should have been out after that hit. Frankly, he should have been out before that hit, but certainly immediately afterwards. Doing otherwise was not looking out for the health of a 19-20 year-old kid, and if he can't do that, he's not deserving of being a head football coach in college. Maybe a defensive line coach, but not a head coach.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Former Hoke supporter||
I would have been okay with an 8-4 record this season. Even yeterday during half-time, I was telling my wife I was disappointed for Hoke, because I didn't see how he could turn around the season, and I liked him because I thought he was good for the kids. But I don't think that way any more. Shane was clearly injured for most of the third-quarter, and then he got hit directly to the chin. I'm actually willing to believe that Hoke didn't see the hit, because I assume if he had he would have been yelling at the official to eject the kid who made that hit. But it doesn't matter -- someone on that sideline or in the booth should have seen that hit -- it was clear as day. And the excuse of "Shane wanted to stay in he loves football" is pathetic. You don't rely on someone who just got hit in the head to make the correct decision. That's what the adults who are paid all this money are supposed to do.
And putting him back in there after Gardner lost his helmet... If Bellomy doesn't have his helmet nearby (and why doesn't he now that Shane's out), call a timeout. You have two, and you're down by 23 in the fourth quarter.
That was the last straw for me. I could handle a couple years of a mediocre record given the lack of 4th and 5th year players and the good recruiting, as well as the cost of transition, because I believed that Hoke was good for the players. I don't anymore. It makes me sad, but he should not be on the sidelines next week.
Mind you, I really don't think Nuss should be either, unless Hoke actually made the call to keep Morris in there as long as he did over Nuss' objections. With all we know of concussions, you don't leave someone in the game who's just taken a hit like that, regardless of position, especially when he's slow to get up and his teammates on the field are calling to the sideline for his replacement. That's Nuss' job too as OC and QB coach.
|3 days 15 hours ago||I hate this sub-.500 MAC coach line||
Ball State has been a bad program forever. Prior to Hoke's arrival, they hadn't finished with a record above .500 in seven seasons. So yeah, he lost games his first few years there. It was a bad program historically by MAC standards. What should you expect? They'd been to all of 6 bowl games in 80 years of college football before Hoke got there. His final two years they went to consecutive bowl games for the first time in school history.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Did you see Clark hurdle over a running back?||
Or Lewis take a guy down from behind coming from the opposite sideline?
|6 days 19 hours ago||And I forgot Kerridge||
Who's effectively a starter depending on what formation they run on the first play.
|6 days 19 hours ago||We start two walk-ons||
And we started a different walk-on in the opener.
|1 week 1 day ago||It was worth repeating||
Some double posts make sense.
|1 week 5 days ago||I was watching on the kitchen tv||
My family was eating dinner in the dining room because it was family dinner time on a Saturday evening, but I was supposed to give the play-by-play (we lived in upstate ny and couldn't get the radio feed.) My mom screamed with rage. Saturday night dinner was ruined, and the next week we returned to our regular programming of Garrison Keilor. Remember it like it was yesterday.
|3 weeks 12 hours ago||I said no such thing||
I'm just saying that the OP is going off anecdotal evidence, but not all anecdotal evidence agrees with him.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||Since we're going off anecdotal evidence||
The three alums I work with are in their 50s and 60s. They were very disappointed/had to turn off the game Saturday, but very much like Hoke. They think he's done a good job and is great for the kids.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||No politics!||
Don't want anyone to start calling for his impeachment around here...
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I'm fine with this||
If the game were being rescheduled, I would think they should sit out this week, but as it's not, whatever. The punishment of being suspended was real, and if the players can't learn their lesson despite a cancellation, I don't think an extra week was going to really matter anyway. Since their punishment was announced, they expected to not play last Saturday, and that's what occurred. The only wrinkle is that no one played.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Good luck and a healthy resolution||
To whatever caused his Leave of Absence. As someone who needed to take a break during his sophomore year, I feel for him. It was a tough enough time without it being discussed on blogs by people who'd never met me.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||To be slightly fair||
Tate Forcier didn't do Michigan's QB depth any favors in 2011 or 2012, either.
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||An "El Bee"||
Is perfectly correct, if unfortunate news.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Challenge him ice-bucket style||
Someone else eats a lemon and challenges him. Other mgobloggers then also wind up eating lemons. Some charity gets money and lemon prices skyrocket.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Bolden started||
Both by announcement and on the play. Brian would show Ohio-level cowardice to back out.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||What technicality is that?||
Bolden didn't cover the opening kick?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Indeed||
Although the article does imply that he'll miss next week's game at least, and so is at least relevant to Michigan.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||What phone do you have?||
An iPhone with the iMessage feature might have trouble getting through, because that relies on a decent data connection. But simple texts are typically the easiest to receive, even with overloaded cells and poor reception (and accordingly is how you should try to communicate during a natural disaster.)
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Quintuple post||
Joey Galloway would be proud.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||"The female in the booth"||
That's phrased a little awkwardly, don't you think?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||With Funchess||
Coming backing to win a Second National Championship after an All-American year, because that's what Michigan men do. Cole will also redshirt.
Fixed it for you.
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||Good thing he committed to Michigan||
Other schools might have dropped him.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I hope this is worst thing he does in his life||
Not trying to be dismissive of his actions. Just hoping that he learns from this and succeeds elsewhere, instead of finding further and even more severe trouble.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I hear loving||
Is popular in Virginia too.