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|5 hours 32 min ago||You might want to get out more often OP. Just sayin'||
|16 hours 54 min ago||To say the "entire" fanbase wanted it is a bit extreme||
I'd guess most U-M fans were hardly aware of his wrongdoings. The crusade against Brandon, while righteous, was spearheaded by mgoblog, which still represents a minority of those who call themselves Michigan fans.
That being said, the tidal wave of bad press was surely getting to be overwhelming and the student outcries were strong. So there was really no other option.
|17 hours 15 min ago||talk about an argument to the extreme...||
The point is the guy was already here for three and a half years. U-M already put a major investment into him and now he's going to be thrown out on the street
|19 hours 23 min ago||This is part of the concern I have w/ the Frank Clark situation||
Not that he shouldn't have been kicked off the team and punished, but after he gets out of prison what's going to happen to him I wonder? Has he been expelled? Will he ever get a degree? Obviously his girlfriend is the victim here but what about the future? I don't think it's inconceivable that if left on his own the cycle will just be perpetuated and more people will suffer in the future just so that here in the present day we can entertain the belief that justice has been served.
|19 hours 38 min ago||There already is a different standard though||
a lot of these guys wouldn't have the slightest chance of attending college if they weren't playing football.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Sadly if anything it worsens our chances I think||
Harbaugh will want to prove this season's failures are just an aberration.
|1 day 17 hours ago||My prediction for this game is Harbaugh||
Let's be honest though we're going to need something to look forward to in the spring if this keeps up...
|2 days 3 hours ago||since you have amended your wrongs||
you will be spared the justice of the mgoblog gods. This time.
|2 days 4 hours ago||OP SUCKS! YOUR THREAD IS BAD, AND YOU SHOULD FEEL BAD||
All jokes aside I think this is a fine topic and a relief from the endless chatsports threads we had earlier. Alas, I can't comment much since I live a stone's throw from the heart of it all and have seldom been in touch with people over the last month who aren't Michigan fans but still care about sports to be plugged in on the situation.
|2 days 4 hours ago||On a side note though||
This is decidedly not off-topic, and for that you should be chastised.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Sure, it's semantics||
But Brian doesn't usually entertain bullshitters, so it's pretty significant that he's come out in support of this guy on Twitter and given him front page blog coverage twice.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Borges was hit or miss||
His gameplans ranged from brilliant (OSU 2013) to ludicrous (Iowa 2011). With Nuss, it was nothing but "miss" after Appalachain State.
Still, the Borges opposition was because no one wanted to believe that it was Hoke himself who was incompetent. The funny thing is, I do actually buy into the theory that Hoke wanted to retain Borges after 2013 but Brandon forced him to switch.
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|2 days 6 hours ago||This would make sense||
I don't know how Brian or anyone else would verify it but it's definitely a possibility.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Me too||
Just who are you, not TOM BRADY!? How do I know you aren't stalking me this very minute?
|2 days 6 hours ago||Brian was asked directly on Twitter||
whether he believed Thosewhostay7's reports to be legit. He said he did.
|2 days 6 hours ago||You are wrong. Brian has vouched for him explicitly on Twitter.||
|2 days 6 hours ago||There is a theory that he may be directly connected to the team||
E.g. grad assistant, equipment manager, etc. There are some who suggested he may even be an athlete but the athletes themselves are not usually so reserved about keeping their identities hidden, and their twitter handles are basically their actual names.
The thing is, Brian is not usually so leniant with these kind of characters, which suggests to me there is something else in play that we are not aware of and that the players involved want to keep hidden. Brian is usually quite adamant that the fans not directly try to interact with recruits, yet Thosewhostay7 has done this on many occasions. Is it possible Brian himself has private messaged Thosewhostay7 or found some other way to verify his identity secondhand?
Also, does anyone know where Thosewhostay7 claimed that his uncle was high school friends with David Dunn and is getting info that way? I can't find it in his twitter feed. I ask this because it was mentioned before that certain former U-M athletes are currently using AthletesFirst and are potentially connected to people now work for the team/AD at Michigan.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Har||
|2 days 6 hours ago||You're going to be deleted||
But if not I'd say it's because the info he's giving is consistent with other reports Brian has heard. E.g. Schefter's fb message today was pretty lockstep with Thosewhostay7's "text" from yesterday.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Not likely||
The credibility of thosewhostay7 is uncertain but he has not been outed as a hack yet. Brian believes the guy may be legit and it was likely our Dear Leader himself who deleted your thread.
Also Ace Williams was known for being a raving lunatic and thosewhostay7's twitter timeline suggests he's pretty temperate
|2 days 7 hours ago||What if it's Jim Harbaugh?||
What if it's Jim Harbaugh?
|2 days 7 hours ago||I really think if we put our minds to it we can make it to 10||
I really think if we put our minds to it we can make it to 10
|2 days 8 hours ago||ib4d||
|2 days 9 hours ago||First prize is a Cadillac Eldorado||
Second prize? Second prize is a set of steak knives.
And third prize is you're fired.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Whittingham has done markedly worse than Rich Rod||
in each of his first three seasons in the Pac12. He is 0-3 against RR too.
I do think he is probably the most realistic candidate at this point though.
|2 days 9 hours ago||The alumni base and U-M admins were happy with Hoke||
that turned out really well.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Sorry you have to learn the hard way like everyone else||
but chatsports is verboten around these parts.
Would be nice if Jim came home, but chatsports isn't going to be the ones to break the news.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Absolutely not||
The current team has loads of talent. Mediocre coaches have done far more with far less. The expectations are: contend for the division title by the second or third year (i.e. be in the hunt until the OSU game), beat OSU and MSU once out of the first three years, don't be in a downward trajectory by the third year. Rich Rod wouldn't have been fired had he not gone 0-6 against MSU/OSU. Hoke wouldn't have been fired had he not won fewer games in each of his last three years.
Fan sentiment will have zero impact on the coach's performance. This is what I hate about the Rich Rod debate. I do think we should have given Rich Rod another year if only because the only alternative was Hoke (Harbaugh was and is an NFL guy). But the reason Rich Rod's defenses sucked is NOT because Justin Boren transferred to OSU.
|2 days 10 hours ago||$8M/year for Mullen?||
Are you on acid?