Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
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|3 years 14 weeks ago||Putting up a link to the "commitment posts" is a great idea.||
It would help learn about the recruits.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Darryl Stonum...||
...was forced to sit out a year and lost his scholarship.
I wouldn't call that avoiding punishment.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||There must be an Arizona blog...||
...somewhere that those who want to follow that teams recruiting can join.
I wish him, and them, a world of success, (unless they get into a game against Michigan).
But, that ship has sailed and threads such as this one are a waste just asking to be critized for existing.
We don't need to get RR's recruiting info on a Michigan blog.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Well. I've been proven wrong several times this year...||
I thought we would be doing good if we were able to get to 8-4 this season. I thought Ohio, Nebraska, Iowa and either Notre Dame or lil bro would hand us the four losses.
I thought changing coaches was going to net us no gain. Putting the players through another coaching change looked like a bad idea. It looked like we would be starting on yet another four year plan to bring in kids for a new system and teach them how it runs.
I thought giving up on RR for Brady Hoke was a bad deal. BH has shown he is an outstanding coach and a leader of men.
After the game with lil bro, I thought Denard's poor throwing would cost us more than his legs would gain us.
It has been nice to see what I thought didn't come true.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Over just 4 years...||
Over just 4 years that is pretty impressive.
Coach Hoke has proven to be an excellent choice for Michigan.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Curse you, Bobby Digital...||
... because you destroyed my Sarcasm Meter. Now the needle is permanently welded down from the force at which it slammed to the right.
It was a damn fine sarcasm meter. Now it is ruined.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||It will be a lot of fun...||
...to watch all these talented kids pushing each other for playing time.
Michigan looks to be becoming the new "Linebacker U".
|3 years 30 weeks ago||He seems very athletic...||
55m hurdles - 7.76, set AAU Indoor National Record.
60m hurdles - 8.09, ranked in top ten in the country, indoor 2010
110m hurdles - 14.16, fastest freshman time run in the country.
Placed 3rd at MHSAA Outdoor State Championships. Highest place for freshman hurdler in Michigan ever
Setting an AAU Indoor National Record is quite an accomplishment.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Best wishes Tate||
Many of us hope you do well in all aspects of your life.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||If Michigan State University was run by people of integrity...||
If Michigan State University was run by people of integrity they would see that the players who were clearly attempting to injure other athletes were kicked out of the school and the coach that accepts their behavior, (if he doesn't outright teach it), should be fired.
But, the school does not have people in charge with integrity.
I can't imagine the University of Michigan's AD and leadership tolerating either players or a coach who engages in such practices.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Intent to injure another player...||
People ought to be calling what happened what it actually was.
Forget the punch, that happens. For that, Gholston should have been ejected from the game, regardless of what might have been said to him that hurt his feelings.
Clearly, Gholston was intent on causing injuries.
Not once, but repeatedly;
1- Coming into a pile knee first at Denard was an intent to do injury.
2- Twisting Denard's helmet was an intent to do injury.
3- Then, what was done to Taylor Lewan's arm was an intent to do injury.
Intent to cause injury ought to be taken as serious.
These are reasons enough that Gholston ought to be banned from playing sports at any school.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||He oughta be called, "Lewan's bitch"...||
...from the way Taylor Lewan was tossing him around like a rag doll.
A point that keeps getting missed on the facemask twisting play against Denard is watch how he comes into the pile. He comes in with one knee aimed at Denard's ribs.
He is clearly attempting to break Denard's ribs, then he grabs the facemask and does the neck twist.
He should be banned from college football for either act.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||It was great to see how Lewan manhandled Gholston||
Dirty Dantonio's crybaby Gholston got upset at being thrown into the dirt, where he belongs.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||"Dirty Dantonio"||
He should be called that forever more.
Despite being an able coach, he simply lacks the class to run a program with integrity.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||I would start Devin||
With Denard, the defense can move up to contain him and stop the run.
Once the run is stopped, Denard can't pass worth beans against good defenses.
His lack of passing skills is going to continue to cost our team wins against good defenses.
Denard has demonstarted he won't adjust to the mechanics he must adapt to be a better passer.
I would not put Denard in as a back or receiver. I would sit him on the bench as the best back-up quarterback available.
I think Devin's passing skills will back the defenses off, taking pressure off our offensive line, and let the running backs have better lanes.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||I wouldn't venture to guess||
I was very skeptical about bringing a new coaching staff. Now, I am completely sold that Brady Hoke is the right man for the job.
The ability of Hoke and his staff to teach the players is a thing of beauty.
The overall lack of depth, and the youth of the defense still scares me.
Whether they can win them all, or will suffer a string of defeats, doesn't change the fact Brady Hoke and his staff are great for Michigan football.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Let the names be...||
While the current names don't strike me as being genius, I haven't heard any suggestion that is better than Legends and Leaders.
I agree with Delany that this is a conference of legends and leaders. What is it, four of the winningest programs in the history of college football all in one conference? That ought to be bragged about.
Legends and Leaders is a lot classier than East and West, or North and South, or Up and Down.
Lakes and Plains is simply lame. Only Iowa and Nebraska would be justified in being in the "Plains" division.
Whether it is Tressel with his lies, or Woody Hayes with his sucker punching an opposing athlete, any reference to TSIO would give the Big Ten a stench. We don't need that.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Best wishes to Tony||
We were very happy when he chose Michigan and we wish him the best in whatever he does.
A little video to remember his departure;
|3 years 42 weeks ago||What we have here...||
... is "Close Encounters of the "M" Kind".
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Good to see you back, Denarded||
It is obvious you are happy to be back on with a real computer. You even posted early.
Great pics, as always. Thank you.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||With Nebraska...||
With Nebraska joining, the Big Ten just gets better.
Now, we get a great school joining us and we get championship game.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Question...||
As I understand it, when teams from the Big 10 go to bowl games, the money they make gets shared with the other teams in the conference. Is this true? Will TSIO be cut out of the revenue sharing if they are banned from being in bowl games?
Will they be cut out of getting a share of the conference championship money?
It would be a shame to the rest of the teams in the conference if TSIO still was allowed to take a share of the income.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Our division||
Our division has Iowa, plus all the schools that start with "M", (Michigan, MSU, Minnesota), and "N", (Nebraska and Northwestern).
All of the other schools are in the other division.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Mattison's Maulers||
In a few years I'm sure we will be talking about "Mattison's Maulers". But, this next year we will still have a young group of DBs.
A big advantage from last year is that the defense spent so much time on the field, then got the extra 15 practices for the bowl game. That makes for nearly two years of experience compared to what they would have gotten on a strong defensive team.
I agree with those who think we will finish ranked about 60th in overall defense, maybe better.
Then next season, watch out. "Mattison's Maulers" will be running wild on opponents.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Thanks Denarded. Another||
Thanks Denarded. Another great post. I look forward to seeing them every day.
How many days until training camp gets going? Does it start in July or August?
How many days until the class of 2012 signs their LOIs and makes us all wildly hopeful for the next four years?
|4 years 2 weeks ago||If crime is such an issue...||
...we need to get rid of trains, planes, automobiles and all ships because all of them are used to transport criminals.
There is no point in using crime as an excuse to oppose a great transportation system.
on edit, we might as well get rid of horses and buggies also, for the same reason.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||To really compare costs...||
...you need to include insurance costs, vehicle maintenance, the price of the vehicle,..etc.
Mass transsportation is less costly in general.
I've ridden around quite a bit of Europe on their rail and bus systems. They make it quick and easy to get around because they spent the time and money to make great systems.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||All forms of transportation||
All forms of transportation get subsidized.
Roads are paid for through taxes.
Airlines count on publically funded airports, and on taxpayers picking up the costs of security. If airlines had to pay for all they use, they would be out of business in a minute. Only the richest people would be able to afford to fly without taxpayer subsidies.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||I was ready to head to bed half an hour ago...||
but decided to stay up and catch this, "There are..." post.
Thanks for the fine post.
I need a life. Does anyone have a decent one they aren't using?
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Last year...||
...the Defense spent almost as much time on the field as you would expect in two seasons of play.
I am hoping that ought to make last year's freshmen better experienced than you would normally expect for second year players.