Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
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|7 weeks 3 days ago||I'm curious if there is any||
I'm curious if there is any cryptic message in this tweet. I think so. He's well known for doing that in the past. This is a rather random thought that doesn't make sense. Think: how does Michigan = Prestige WorldWide? That's not a normal comparison one would make. And why did he capitlize "wide" at the end? If I had to guess, he's sending some sort of message with the use of the word "wide," but I'm not sure what it is exactly.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Mine are||
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Rex Ryan||
|19 weeks 6 days ago||That SF gate writer||
That SF gate writer completely misses the mark in his article. Jim Harbaugh's tweets aren't nonsensensical inner thoughts. In the past, he's actually put cryptic messages regarding the Stanford football program in his tweets. Here's an SI article I remember reading in 2010 about Harbaugh's Twitter account. Those thinking his Twitter account at UM will be pointless to follow should give this article a read:
|20 weeks 3 days ago||One point of disagreement.||
I'm just as psyched for Harbaugh as anyone, but I have to disagree with one point Brian made:
"When Brady Hoke left Ball State after their breakout year, the Cardinals went with an entirely new staff and immediately collapsed back to the pack. When Harbaugh left Stanford, they hired his offensive coordinator, attempted to preserve everything he'd brought the program, and ripped off three consecutive 11-win seasons."
That's not entirely true. Stan Parrish, Hoke's prior OC, became the head coach. After Hoke left, Parrish bumped the running backs coach up to OC and kept the Offensive Tackles and Tight Ends coach as well as the DL coach. Pretty much everyone else left with Hoke to SDSU.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||It's pretty easy. Don't||
It's pretty easy. Don't click.
At the end of the day, reporters are measured by how many views they get. Websites like ESPN, SI, CBSSports, etc., are no different than Facebook. They earn revenue based on advertisements which are priced off of views and clicks.
Don't pander to them by clicking on their articles, now or in the future. They don't care if they are right or wrong. They only care if they get you to read their article, because that determines their value to their employer. Moreover, the more people who click and read these dumb articles only encourage this type of behavior.
Especially when someone posts the article in MgoBlog, just read that person's synopsis or the comments to get a good grasp on the article instead of going to the article directly.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||This.||
We're basically recruiting Harbaugh as our next head coach. Therefore, along the lines of the hundreds of posts I've seen on this site regarding high school recruits, I want a guy who wants to be here. If Harbaugh is taking Michigan by default because the bears or falcons job aren't open, then I'd rather him not come. All in or not at all.
|22 weeks 7 hours ago||I imagine it's 49 mill/8yrs||
I imagine it's 49 mill/8yrs and that includes incentives. So in other words, it'll be closer to 5 mill a year with the possibility to make it six depending on performance. That would not only make sense economically, but it would explain the outrageous figure.
|22 weeks 8 hours ago||It won't mean anything to||
It won't mean anything to UMHS because the funds are completely separated. No revenue from athletics is ever spent on hospital facilities.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Urban Meyer to ND||
There was a time during the Weis era where ND fans were obsessed with Urban Meyer going there that was pretty similar. Flight tracking, rumors, etc. I don't know that it was THIS bad or constant, but there also wasn't as much social media or message board fodder back then either.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||This was already posted two||
This was already posted two threads below! Noob.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Like I said, I don't disagree||
Like I said, I don't disagree with the sentiments. But I also believe that every fan, just like every player, person, alumni, etc., has the right to support the team in whatever way they see fit. I don't think fans need RVB telling them what they do or do not do in terms of supporting certain hires is right or wrong and/or with or against. Supporting be program and supporting a hiring decision are two different things. People always support the program, but do so based on what they believe is best for the program. If you don't believe a coaching hire is in the program's best interest, you don't need to conform our opinion or risk be called a "muggle."
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Then you get the khakis, then||
Then you get the khakis, then you get the girls...
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Personally, I actually don't||
Personally, I actually don't like this letter. For one, because there's no reason this statement can't be made to the players directly versus a social medium. And second, because reading a letter that seems like an "official statement" of sorts on behalf of player alumni, akin to something that would be released by a university department, feels like it continues to drive separation between the program and fans. For me at least. I'm not saying I disagree with the letter's sentiment, or what it asks of fans for the new coaching hire, but just because it feels like something that says "this is the official stance on the coaching search process, and you as a fan have no say in what the proper stance is or should be. If you disagree with this letter, you're in the wrong." Maybe that's just me.
|24 weeks 12 hours ago||I'll be honest, Cowherd's||
I'll be honest, Cowherd's comments don't make me too excited. First he said the coach would be a great fit. Then when asked if it was Schiano, he said "No, I think he'd also be a great fit, but it's not him." If that's his judgement of "great fit," I seriously hope he's wrong about whoever it is.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||^ This. That's an even||
^ This. That's an even better idea. As I stated below, I think it's ok to ask Harbaugh's input moreso once he's already hired. Hackett could inform him during the interview process that if Harbaugh takes the position, they would include his input on the new AD.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||The best point.||
I actually thought the most persuasive part of this article was the following:
"After all, Harbaugh could reportedly leave San Francisco because of friction with the team general manager Trent Baalke, so putting him at ease that he would not have the same issues in Ann Arbor would be a substantial benefit."
This is important for two reasons. First, it shows that Harbaugh would leave a perfect fit--which San Fran is NFL-wise for him, regardless of success, because of management. Second, if he's willing to leave because of management, he may be willing to commit based on it as well.
With the caveat that the list is narrowed, I think asking him for input isn't all that bad of an idea. The issue is that he's not the coach here yet. So the conversation wouldn't just be "who should we go with?" Instead, it would be "would you come here if we went with X over Y?" There is a very different dynamic between those two questions.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||One thing I've consistently||
One thing I've consistently noticed as becoming progressively worse, which I think can account for TONS of different issues, is angles and form.
Watch the defense try to tackle players. They consistently take the wrong angle, and try to tackle across the body. Not only is it a great way to miss or get beat on a tackle, it's a great way to get injured as well. The only player I saw show good form and angle recognition on Saturday was Lewis, who caused a fumble, by using good form. Other than that, everyone was atrocious. Watch this video with Pete Carroll on proper tackling, then watch Michigan try to tackle, and you'll see what I mean. Michigan constantly tries tackling guys by going high, bear hugging them, and concentrating too much on trying to pull the ball out instead of getting the guy down.
When it comes to the offense, it's the same deal. The running backs consistently take the wrong angles and make the wrong cuts. I can't remember who it was last week, but there was a player that had a wide open path if he would have just run off of his blocker's backside. For some reason, he took the inside instead and was forced out of bounds. The backs just run into holes that aren't there instead of making the proper read as to whether the hole will develop or whether they should bounce outside.
Finally, the offenseive playcalling in the first half of last game was ATROCIOUS. I couldn't believe the commentators were praising Nussmeier towards the end of the game. It was clear early on that Michigan's OLine was not going to put up a lot of protection against MSU. An incredibly easy way out of that situation is to call quick slant routes or WR screens. I don't recall seeing one of those until late in the 4th quarter. Instead, Nussmeier was calling deep plays that took forever to develop, and shockingly, a flea flicker at one point. When the OLine can't protect more than 3 seconds, why in the world are you calling a flea ficker that takes forever to develop? It was infuriating.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Gary F'in Patterson||
Gary F'in Patterson
|29 weeks 4 days ago||I thought he had some pretty||
I thought he had some pretty good info, actually. People are downplaying his comments on DB's relationship with Harbaugh and Miles. His statement was in fact that he "has it on very high authority" that Harbaugh and Miles would "never" work under Brandon.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Gary Patterson openly said on||
Gary Patterson openly said on the Dan Patrick show that he would consider the Michigan job if they offered it to him.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||I disagree with the OP...||
I disagree with the OP... BECAUSE you have nothing to lose, all the more reason to fire him. It's sort of like dating a girl even though you know you're going to break up with her down the line... Looking back on it, why put it off?
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Except that nobody knew Ed O||
Except that nobody knew Ed O was Ed O until you got rid of Kiffin... And to answer your question, I think either coordinator could fit the role.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Along those lines, even||
Along those lines, even though everyone praised it at the time, I actua was turned off by Hagerup's letter to the team. Notably when he wrote "Finally, play for yourself. Pride in yourself means that, win or lose, you worked and competed as hard as you possibly could until the schedule provided no more games to play."
It just seemed a far cry from "The team, The team, The team."
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Please shut up.||
Please shut up.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Along these same lines, and||
Along these same lines, and again not to argue but rather to contribute, another factor that should be taken into account in this discussion is proper form as it relates to the sport. Proper form, as I was taught by my coaches growing up, is just as much about injury prevention as it is efficiency--if not more. When I was a kid, I had a coach who, at the end of every practice, would run a drill where we would just run down the field and jump and fall 3 or 4 times. He did this to teach us proper form on falling and getting hit. I can't tell you how many times I've seen this team do both wrong. Our tackling form is TERRIBLE, and has consistently regressed. I thought it improved dramatically Mattison's first year, but since then I've seen nothing but high tackles, and guys bear hugging instead of dropping shoulders and wrapping up. Perhaps worst of all is the consistent putting of heads down going into a hit. That's a sure fire way to put yourself in the hospital. If you can't see what's happening you can't protect yourself. Things like that are the reason Green is breaking his collarbone or why guys are tearing ACLs. If you tackle high and get turned while your feet are planted, it's a lot easier to tear an ACL than if you're low and your knees are behind you
|29 weeks 5 days ago||I actually disagree with a||
I actually disagree with a majority of the posts in this thread. Will a win today, by itself, save Hoke's job? Probably not. But it would sure help his cause.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||My issue with the post is||
My issue with the post is that there is no evidence Wellman isn't implementing these sorts of aspects into his program. Without that knowledge, you can't directly attribute the injuries to the issues you are talking about.
Nonetheless, I do wholeheartedly agree with your sentiments. As a former college athlete as well as someone who is very much into the strength and conditioning circuit, proper stretching, etc. is incredibly important to injury prevention. While on my team, we saw a rash of ACL tears and other injuries. That summer, our S&C coach implemented a yoga regimen for the team. The next year, we saw our injury numbers drop dramatically. If Wellman isn't embracing such methods, he would be wise to do so. Just googling "college football yoga" you will come up with numerous results.
Here's a few:
|30 weeks 5 days ago||They never do...||
They never do...
|31 weeks 5 days ago||I have a problem with this||
"Considering that many players come from families and areas that impoverished"
I have a problem with this argument, and I think it goes towards the "college athletes should be paid" argument as well. I'm not saying that they shouldn't be able to profit from their likeness, autographs, etc. That said, I don't think "where you come from" should determine whether or not you should be paid whatsoever. It's a terrible point that is brought up time and again and yet doesn't apply in any other business/emloyment circumstance.