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|1 week 2 days ago||Dave, is that you?||
Dave, is that you?
|1 week 2 days ago||Happy for the kids||
I'm happy for the kids - finally some positive momentum for the program.
Now let's use that momentum to right the ship and fire Dave Brandon as we head into the bye week.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||My brain says he stays until December||
My brain says he stays until December. My heart wants him gone now. He's a good guy, but he's proven that he can't hack it here.
The problem is that once a culture of losing develops around a team, it's very difficult to exorcise. Just look at the Cleveland Browns. If Hoke is allowed to continue, I fear that same culture will develop at Michigan. The uncertainty and "hot seat" narrative is already terrible for the program - cut the poor guy loose already.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||At this point, I just feel bad for the kids||
At this point, I just feel bad for the kids. The kids out there on the field - and another set of kids, the one that has grown up without ever seeing Michigan football have sustained success....
|2 weeks 5 days ago||On-air resignation?||
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||"BrandOn" I believe belongs||
"BrandOn" I believe belongs to Wolverine Devotee. I'm just using it. So that little branding exercise actually worked. I promise to pay WD MGoRoyalties.
Also, I can't help but comment on the irony of you calling out my "stupid shtick" while misspelling the word 'think.'
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||That is not the kitten in the Michigan cup||
That is not the kitten in the Michigan cup. I demand the kitten in the Michigan cup.
Can somebody go down to Bolivia and find that for me?
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||I hear BrandOn has a home in Scottsdale||
He can spend some time down in AZ this winter refining his personal "brand" while he looks for work.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Big step up||
I'm down. After all, you already know how to wear that Playstation headset so the transition would be easy.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I was high last night||
I was high last night and thought about Belichick for HC. Brady could work with the QBs. Someone could persaude Tom to bring both of them here - they could retire from the NFL and come salvage this wreck of a program.
But again, I was high.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I don't know||
All the money in the world can't fix stupid.
Brandon's micromangement is absurd - looking over the coaches' shoulders on film sessions? Seriously? It's a minor miracle that things aren't worse than they are.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Let him re-invent his own||
Let him re-invent his own "brand" after we fire his ass.
Under Brandon, Michigan is becoming the Domino's of football programs - gimmicky, bad, and diarrhea-inducing.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Nice try, Dave.||
Nice try, Dave.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||He runs Michigan like he ran Dominos||
Dave Brandon runs Michigan exactly the same way he ran Dominos - put out a shitty product, market the shit out of it, and get people to buy it even though it's not good for them and gives them very little enjoyment.
The man is just doing what he knows.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Can I cash in the Posbang to buy pitchforks?||
Help Wanted: Michigan fan seeks cadre of angry A2 youth to form posse. Must run Hoke and Brandon out of town. Torches and pitchforks will be provided.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||Time to take a hard look at the coaching staff||
This team blows. There's no sugarcoating it. And I don't think it's the kids' fault - this team is sloppy in all facets of the game and lacks discipline and aggressiveness on both sides of the ball.
We have an AD that micromanages to the point of looking over the coaches' shoulder, an incompetent OC, and players that look lethargic (I miss Barwis) out there.
I'm not quite drunk enough to belt out a "FIRE EVERYONE" yet but I'm close.
Hoke's seat should be warmer, Borges' should be scorching, and Dave Brandon's should be heating up by the minute.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||The AD must change||
Honest question: could any coach succeed in this environment?
You have a "CEO" that micromanages to the point of watching film with the coaches, like he's Lyndon Johnson personally picking bombing targets in Vietnam.
You have an AD that pays Nick Saban money to a Matt Millen coaching staff (Greg Mattison excepted).
You have an AD that still touts this program's history while ignoring the the team's performance on the field NOW.
Does the Alabama AD care about what the Crimson Tide did 30 years ago? 20? Even 10? Only as a matter of pure historical interest. They want to win today, and they've taken steps to put themselves in that position. You only need to tout your football team's history when you're not winning games today.
Did those mouth-breathers in Columbus need to go out and get an "Ohio Man" during their last coaching search? No. Meyer's ties to Ohio were a matter of secondary importance - they went out and got sombebody who they knew could help them WIN.
Listen, it's great that Michigan won in 1969. It's great that there've been some memorable victories. But the only history that's relevant now is that we've beaten our chief rival once in a decade. Think about that - ONCE in a decade.
I love Michigan, but this program needs to start focusing on the present - which means winning football games and competing with Ohio - or it risks spiraling into irrelevance.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||You haven't learned the rules yet||
When the SEC does it, it's "fair."
|2 years 45 weeks ago||There's almost no chance||
The fix appears to be in for Alabama, and ESPN's $2-billion-plus TV contract was going to help ensure that.
I guess that this year's "Game of the Century" was meaningless, then.
It's a sad day for college football.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||anOsu||
AN Ohio state university
The problem with using "the" to make yourself sound pretentious is that you actually have to have something to be pretentious about in the first place.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||To those lucky enough to be at the Big House tomorrow||
Be loud, wear maize and GO BLUE!
|2 years 47 weeks ago||AN Ohio State University||
"an Ohio State University"
Because they don't deserve the definite article.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||The spread offense must stay||
I agree with you on Mullen - I would be very happy if he came to Michigan, even sans Manny Diaz.
At this point, I just hope we keep the spread - I can't handle another paniful transition period back to a pro-style system. Abandoning the spread halfway through the transition to return to our old ways would be pretty dumb, IMO - and it would almost certainly result in a few more years of 'rebuilding' - if there's anything left by that point.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Don't worry||
It's the SEC - they'll find a way.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||This is David Brandon's chance||
And so far, he's blown it.
If he fails at the coaching search, he must be held accountable - just like everyone else.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||If it's true, this is becoming a farce||
It's far past the tragedy phase...
|3 years 40 weeks ago||It's astonishing that a CEO would not have a succession plan||
I can understand somewhat why RR was fired. It was not a decision that I agreed with, but there were some plausible reasons for his termination. What does not make sense to me is that DB failed to line up a replacement before letting him go. I thought his CEO background was supposed to be a plus?
I mean, this is elementary stuff in the business world - a company needs a clear succession plan or things start to go south quickly. DB supposedly had a "dynamic list" of candidates - which basically is a CYA phrase for "I haven't started yet." He fired a good coaching mind for a high-risk gamble on Harbaugh that didn't work out, left a power vaccuum in the football program, and failed to have a back-up plan.
We might still get a good coach, but it's hard not to argue that DB hasn't spectacularly bungled the process, and reflects poorly on his leadership ability.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||The thing I don't understand...||
I know we got killed in the Gator Bowl and that this was supposedly the final nail in RR's coffin, but honestly, I don't understand why - it's not like the team became magically became more talented over the course of a month since the OSU game. Sure, RR made some coaching mistakes - but honestly, you could bring in Rex Ryan or Bill Belicheck and that defense would still have been a mess, because it's fundamentally an issue of starting young, inexperienced guys and walk-ons. Coaching was arguably not the main problem - talent was, and that's not an insult to our kids, just the recognition that many of them are extremely young and inexperienced.
Misissippi State is a very good football team that hung with the best of the SEC - why did anyone anticipate that we would be able to compete at that level when it's obvious that the talent differential between Michigan and the good Big Ten teams is huge, to say nothing of the SEC?
I think RR deserved another year, on the condition that there was a shakeup on defense. The great irony is that we fired a good coaching mind and will now probably end up with the pedestrian schemes of Brady Hoke.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Exactly||
For all the veneration the man was getting around here - like the silly Internet "pimp hand" nonsense - he has done almost nothing to merit his stratospheric reputation.
I will try to reserve judgment, but if he truly is as bad of an AD as he appears to be right now, what is the process for firing DB?
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Yes||
Despite the vast differences between good and bad FCS teams, the perception of our wins and (hopefully never again) losses versus the FCS teams will be the same, anyway. At the very least, it's better to beat up on a very bad FCS team than barely beat a good one.
Nevertheless, I still dream about us playing elite teams with our open non-conference spots. I think that's a better way to build the program in the long run, especially in terms of recruiting.