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|4 days 33 min ago||lol||
|1 week 7 hours ago||Are there any....||
....major college programs that run the veer out of the wishbone? Nebraska was obviously pretty successful in the 90's in a variation with the QB in shot gun.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||for this year....||
...it was completely dumb. I know because I did it too, and I've been checking stubhub every Saturday. By my quick estimate, a patient individual could go to every home game this year for around $100 total. Unless there are drastic changes, I'm done buying season tickets from the AD. Tickets will be a little harder to come by next year, but there will still be a hoard of tickets available in the secondary market. You can still get on the ticket office website and buy PSU (our only game worth anything this year) tickets in lots of 15. 2016 will be atrocious. DB'S damage is done and it won't be fixed over night without a significant reduction in face value.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||really?||
...the students are talking about boycotting kick-off. KICK-OFF. They will filter into their seats shortly after and will cheer on the players as they do every other Saturday. The football players are well aware that this has nothing to do with them. It a symbolic gesture while only being a minor distraction to the game.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||his tenure will...||
.. be defined by watering down the fanbase through money grubbing tactics that alienated students and young alumni.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||don't underestimate...||
...the influence parents have on the decision. Hoke and the staff are good at convincing parents that they'll take care of their kids.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||except that....||
the players are also students. The word will spread quickly.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I think he needs to be fired...||
...and it has nothing to do with the Morris incident.
|3 weeks 30 min ago||DB...||
... is a cancer to Michigan tradition. He is completely alienating the students and young alumni. You are an idiot of you cannot see that the long team damage will be significant.
|3 weeks 39 min ago||is this a surprise?||
BH is a likeable guy who obviously cares about Michigan football and the kids. He's a terrible coach, but that isn't for Beilein to weigh in on.
...and as long as DB is AD, Beilein isn't going to say anything disparaging about how things are run.
|3 weeks 7 hours ago||ok....||
So you don't think that Oregon is elite. Are they very good? Are they top 15? Arizona just beat them on the road after crushing them last year at home. When do you see Michigan beating a top 10 team on the road again? Our entitled fanbase chased RR out of Michigan because he didn't represent their idea of some fabled "Michigan Man." Don't give me his record bullshit. We have no idea what would have happened if RR was given the support and resources that Hoke has been given. He was recruiting from behind a cloud of suspicion that he was a dead man walking from day one. He had no chance. As for your other point, I can't say "BS" loud enough. Stop living in the 80's. The college football landscape has left "three yards and a cloud of dust"... well... in the dust. I can't predict how good Michigan could have been under RR if he was supported, but there is enough data to suggest that he was a good coach before Michigan, and now after Michigan.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||you are right....||
it wasn't "hunky dory." not from day 1.
I think you are missing the point. We had a good coach, but he wasn't given a chance to succeed. The current figure we call "coach" has been given everything a coach needs to succeed but can't coach his way out of a wet paper bag. The point is that we made our bed.....
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||perhaps Alabama also....||
wins because their fan base gave him a chance from day 1, even though he wasn't an "Alabama Man" and because the administration gives him whatever resources he needs to succeed? Alabama generally fields the most talented team.... as they recruit like crazy.... which they can do when they're isn't an imminent threat that the coach will be fired.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||ignorance angers me.||
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||ok...entire picture||
RR win conference championships before Michigan... got to Michigan and was treated like shit from day 1... had no chance at Michigan unless he did what no coach could do under the same circumstances... was fired by an arrogant prick of an AD... got to Arizona and beats good team on the road when B1G's best team couldn't... stubborn Michigan fans continue to refuse to accept that they suck as human beings.
What did I miss?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||We could have had....||
it both ways. The time frame for the campus improvement plan could have been extended.
DB has done some good things but raising the average face value for Michigan ticket prices 10% +/- for 4 consecutive years to make Michigan the third highest priced ticket in the country to help fund those good things was a poorly thought out business decision. Sure, winning will help fill seats, but it won't foster the fan loyalty that Michigan had just a short time ago when middle class America could afford to take a family of 4 to a couple of games a year.
People who continue to support DB are stubbornly short sighted.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Except that....||
...those sections will be filled with green and then red respectively. It would be another chink in already weakened armor.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||well said....||
I'll be hard pressed not to punch in the face the person who calls me a fair weather fan. I've been a fan since well before I went to school there in the 90's. It used to be that every loss ruined me for at least a week.... but I'm getting numb to it now. I no longer expect a victory, and I'm starting to not expect a competitive game. I'm not sure whether going to the game or turning on the TV because "that's what I did for the past 1,000 Saturdays, and that's what I'm going to continue to do, damn it!" makes you some uber fan or just ignorantly stubborn. Personally, If I'm going to get punched in the dong, I'd rather have it happen accidentally while playing with my kids and not because I watched Michigan get worked by a team fielded with lower rated players.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'm sure that the 60's...||
... weren't all that much fun from a "watching the play on the field" stand point but you still went because you loved Michigan and you went because you weren't signing over your first born in exchange for season tickets (and you didn't have HDTV at home as an alternate). It is different now. The product on the field may be similarly bad, but now there is a significant financial commitment to attend. DB has seemingly taken every opportunity to alienate the fan base including the students, alumni, and ex players. I have personally been called a bad fan by DB because I expressed displeasure over the skyrocketing ticket prices. When deciding if attending games is still important to me, it's getting harder to balance the "support the players" and "love Michigan" side of the fulcrum with all the reasons not to go.
I'm planning on making the rest of the games this season, but only because I enjoy seeing some friends that I usually don't see much of outside the Fall. My excitement level for walking through the gates has pretty much flatlined.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||you probably....||
...should step away from the computer for a while.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||the record is just...||
...fuel on the fire. It may have pushed people over the edge, but it isn't why they are pissed off.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||michigan is closer...||
...to 0-5 than 5-0.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||to be fair.||
he says OBO.... it is a desperation move. he probably had them listed for a while hoping for much higher.... tickets are going for near $60 on stubhub. I'd laugh if I wasn't one of those who overpaid for season tickets.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||perfectly stated||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||200 years||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I would argue...||
...that destroying the Michigan brand and foundation of the fanbase is cause enough. It took DB less than 5 years to undermine what took about 200 yards to build.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||just had a flash back....||
.... of Leon Jones (#0) and Tommy Amaker.... don't miss those times.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||not quite the same||
You raise an interesting point but a potential brain injury should be appoached a little more cautiously than most other injuries.
Players play through standard bruises and certain fractures all the time but not concussions... and there was plenty of evidence to suggest that Morris needed to get further evaluated.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||ironically....||
In.BLUE is asking Brian to set aside his opinion to cater to In.BLUE's idea of what this blog should be. Everyone is entitled to their opinion... and sometimes those opinions deserve to get roasted.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||and how much,||
....exactly, did you pay him? It must be something significant since you are of the opinion that Brian owes you something.