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|1 day 4 hours ago||OSU and MSU Trolls better watch out||
Karma is a bitch
|1 day 11 hours ago||Runyan for line coach||
Is it beneath his payscale?
|2 days 12 hours ago||Turmoil in other athletic programs||
Firing Dave Brandon now may put the Lacrosse program in turmoil. Also I worry about gymnastics, cross country and our Varsity bowling program. We have some new lanes with a special wood finish that is nearing completion and firing him now may piss off the donor.
|1 week 1 day ago||FWIW That is why the school you go to matters||
How stupid are the UNC players for not taking real classes? Football is the most brutal sport there is and you have the opportunity to come out with a world class education but don't.
Hopefully things are run differently here and our medical hardship kids come out with real degrees.
|1 week 3 days ago||Donate $200,000,000||
Tell them you want Brandon fired and a building named after you. If they counter agree to meet in the middle with a firing of Brandon.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Cheapness||
I was a guest of a colleague and was served Gordon's potato chips and stale bread in the Jack Roth Stadium club. Umm, not what you would expect for the cost of the tickets and the price of the meal. The hot pretzel was no Aunt Annie's either and was on par for what you would expect at a parking lot carnival.
They treat their big ticket buyers the same way they treat the students.
Look, I hate the protests only because I t hink it hurts the players today. However, I do believe Brandon Hoke is the clown show and when the season is over (7 losses) it is time for a change.
No more factions. Broom them all.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||If I could fix one (ok two) thing (s)||
1) Beg the WR coach to teach his WR's to run slants when the linebackers blitz instead of 30 yard pass routes;
2) Ban the word fuck. It has almost no meaning anymore. I think we are way past fuck.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Someone told him to play Morris||
And he just gave that person the middle finger and risked a kids health. Fire Hoke now
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Hoke wants to be fired||
And he is getting Shane killed
|21 weeks 4 days ago||How is he going to maintain weight?||
He will need to find thousands of calories every week from someplace. South Quad cafeteria look out.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan Youth Football Development||
Football participation is down heavily in my area in SE Michigan. Most likely concussion concerns but I did not poll parents. I know our HS was never a football powerhouse but in conversations with friends across many cities it appears youth football participation is down state wide. The state of Michigan just does not produce enough 4 and 5 star players to be nationally competitive. Coaches are forced to go out of state where we are competing against a player's home schools. Alabama, Florida, OSU, Texas A & M, USC and Texas just have a huge competitive advantage. Hoke and Co. have a tougher job than what we think. Not excusing his record but just saying these other coaches don't have to be as good to have better records. I think the administration knows this and to keep up appearances you see the "less than" schedule. Here is hoping our national brand helps our national recruiting to get us better long term. In state recruitiment is now just the gravy.
|28 weeks 10 hours ago||All Sport Trend||
"Social media killed the sports star". Someone should write a song.
|34 weeks 4 hours ago||Not making excuses||
This is going to be a rebuilding year. Hopefully they will progress through the season.
|37 weeks 16 hours ago||Possibly||
I looked at his profile in greater depth. My guess is he is more an OF than a P. The lefty specialist is just a bonus. He needs to be at 85 mph to be a top tier college left pitcher. (88 mph for a RHP)
Going back to the sophomore thing for a second. I think offering sophomores off of their freshmen year and a camp is risky. I can't think of another major college program that does this.
Football has measurables like speed and strength. There is more film on a player. Unless this kid has been seeing 88 mph fastballs with sliders and curve balls from real pitching and not a bullpen camp then this is a risk. You have to play 18U travel ball to see this kind of piching. High school baseball blows and the 16U tournaments don't have a high enough caliber pitching to make those determinations.
I just don't know what the hurry is. I do get the kid from Brother Rice though. He throws really hard and is very tall.
In terms of scholarships - most if not all of these commitments are preferred walk on status except from what I believe is the kid from Rice. He is probably getting a half scholarship to start.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Hmmm||
Offereing sophomores - especially slow throwing sophomores is super risky in baseball.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||If you don't want people to think you are a clown then||
Don't act like a clown. Is it really too much to ask the athletic deparment to contact a professor or two in the communications department.
Seriously, if they just said we kicked his ass off of the team for violation of team rules and privacy rules prevent us for talking about it the first time this issue would have been dead to the fan base. Why the lie? Now you are linked to the event and you open yourself up to the what did you know and when did you know it question.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||A ton||
I am excited to see what a motivated Derrick Green can do next year.
|39 weeks 4 hours ago||Very funny||
I find the longer you do something the more you allowed to say almost anything you want. I bet Narduzzi thought it was funny too and wished he could have said it. I suspect there was more to the story like Narduzzi getting 30 minutes and then going over his time allotment..
|39 weeks 2 days ago||No duh.||
NCAA is about money not education. Hundred million dollar stadiums are not built for amateurs and 3-5 million per year is not paid to college football coaches because they are teaching students how to be great citizens.
It is time we (nation of college football fans) all acknowledge these are semi-pro minor league teams to professional sports and stop with all this academic integrity nonsense.
Either be OK with it or drop your favorite team down to Division 2 where there is academic integrity and student athletes actually need to earn real degrees.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Good luck||
Being an athlete and being a student is tough. Way tougher than anyone realizes.
I wish them all well in their future and they will always be Michigan Men in my book. Like mentioned above, I hope they were able to graduate or get enough credits to finish college soon.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||I got blasted for mentioning this.||
Rawls was the name on Talk radio 3 weeks ago that I referred to in a post as good attrition.
Good kid who was not going to play here. He now gets a chance to play and be the big fish in the MAC pond. If he was ever going to go to the NFL he needed to play. We get a scholarship back. Win Win. Sorry it did not work out but this is major Division 1 (Semi Pro) Football.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||He is not the one||
My god. I am not the person starting the rumors. I was not mentioning names in the start of the post. I heard stuff on talk radio, thought about it and decided it is not necessarily a bad thing.
I am saying attrition can be good. If you have never been in a locker room with someone pissing and moaning about the coaching staff "not playing me enough" then I am sorry. If you have then you know. Disgruntled players are bad for your program.
The players are the ones saying we are not playing as a family. The players are the ones telling the media and anyone that listens that they are leaving.
I am saying if those players are so unhappy as to tell people outside of the program they are unhappy and if they have tried to work things out with the coaches and they are still unhappy then it is better for the progarm if they leave. Really what is the alternative? Another season of pissing and moaning. I think we go 10-2 next year with the coaching staff we have and the talent we have that is staying.
I know nothing positive. Attrition is always bad.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Ace Williams||
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Deleted||
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Not encouraging||
Obviously talk to them first to work out the issues. When these things hit the media it means they aren't working out the issues.
Coaches need to be honest and should not sugar coat it. If they are lazy then tell them they are lazy. If three kids are in front of them on the depth chart then tell them that. If they are a RB and run a 4.75 forty then let them know this is the wrong level. If the player wants a Michigan degree more than they want to play they will stay.
There are 85 scholarships (115 (?) on the roster) while only 22 players start with another 10 or so rotating in. Pros play with what - 53 players on the active roster? Even with injuries our depth should be OK.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Morning Talk Radio||
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Not one name I have heard will kill our program||
I would not consider any of the names I heard on talk radio or chatting with an instigator as a player that would cripple our program if they left.
What is weird though is EVERY running back on the roster has been rumored at one time or the other to be transferring according to chatting with an instigator.
I guess if you name everyone you have on your depth chart you will end up being correct on one of them.
Chat: I sense a loss in your family. Has someone recently died? Yes. Could he run? OMG Yes but just not as fast as Scout / Rivals said he could. Hmm. I am guessing the player that leaves will have a last name with five letters in it. Wow! How does he do it?
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Are we really debating the word that describes our season?||
Did it feel like they were prepared for KSU? No. Unless Lockett is the second coming of Jerry Rice, Michigan's secondary defense was not prepared and looked lost. Moreover, our linebackers filled the wrong gaps and our linemen did not contain the QB.
The reality is that third rate football programs are stronger, more skilled and better coached than us and we are now talking about 6-7 years not one.
However, because of money owed to the coaches and the lack of direction from the AD, it is easier to make excuses. Our players are young. We had injuries. Bad luck. Bad referees. Our kicking game let us down in the PSU OT game. The OSU defender made a great play on the two point conversion. They hit a 61 yard field goal - who does that? If only Joique did not fumble in the snow. If only Stafford did not throw his 20th interception in 5 games.
Same team. Same coaching problems. Same upper management problems.
If we are looking for the word that describes it and we don't want to use devastating then use LIONIZED or SOL - Same Old Lions.
All I know is this. Our players deserve better. From all accounts they are good kids with tons of talent. It is the adults who are letting them down. If you are making millions of dollars per year you should be great at your job. Average or good for $4 million per year is not good enough.
|45 weeks 16 hours ago||Bigger Long Term Problem||
The State of Michigan needs to produce more D1 4* and 5* football athletes for our program to recruit locally and to be more successful.
Recruiting is hard on a long term basis if Florida, Texas & Ohio produce the bulk of kids playing D1. Those kids will naturally grow up rooting for a local program.
MHSAA rules really screw our state in almost every sport. They force the private (expensive) programs to take care of development.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||U of M Hospital||
Has the best burn unit in the region. Excellence is not just about football.