|2 days 7 hours ago||Dear MGoBlog,||
If this guy is going to be our AD for a while please for the love of God find a better file photo for the poor guy!
|4 days 19 hours ago||Officially out?||
Did I miss the press conference?
Yeah, I know you were probably speaking figuratively.
Michigan needs to make Harbaugh a big offer. I really think it's Jim or bust.
Time for Michigan to throw its weight around, God damn it.
The program is in desperate straits. The last 7 years has left no room for error!!
|4 days 19 hours ago||Officially out?||
Did I miss the press conference?
Yeah, I know you were probably speaking figuratively.
Michigan needs to make Harbaugh a big offer. I really think it's Jim or bust.
Time for Michigan to throw its weight around, God damn it.
The program is in desperate straits. The last 7 years has left no room for error!!
|4 days 19 hours ago||I was also at that game||
Freaking cold game. I was near the top of the bowl in the NW corner (student section) and I got pretty bad wind burn. My face was bright red the rest of the night.
I remember those stupid-ass red clown shoes that OSU wore, and we clearly outplayed them but still lost. Bo wasn't too fiery that game for some reason.
They carried Bruce off of OUR fucking field.
Thanks for bringing back yet another shitty M football memory, dude. Sigh.
|1 week 5 days ago||Damn it...||
We need more trust fund babies.
|1 week 6 days ago||Fine, 8 years...||
My point is that a great and proven football coach has WAY more authority and control over his roster in college, thereby making it easier to be successful, so handing out a long term contract to a proven winner isn't nearly as risky as it is in the pros. In fact, offering a significantly longer term would be the one thing a college could do to compete with the higher yearly salaries seen in the NFL.
If the typical NFL offer is for 4-5 years that means if M wants to seriously lure a successful NFL coach to Ann Arbor they are going to have to dangle something like 8 years and $50M in front of the guy.
And another thing: handing out 8-10 year contracts for superstars is commonplace in the NHL and MLB (I can think of a few guys on the Tigers and Red Wings right off the top of my head) so why is it so crazy to offer a proven coaching superstar an 8-10 year contract? That's even LESS risky than a 8-10 year player contract because physical deterioration or injury isn't a factor with a great coach.
|1 week 6 days ago||I don't understand this false morality||
It's a business decision. We live in a free market economy. Compensation will follow the amount of revenue generated by the industry.
p.s. Do you have any idea what Taylor Swift or Bradley Cooper make a year? Yes, it's all ridiculous. But let's stop comparing any of these situations to our own lives.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||This thread is operating under the assumption||
that M is competing agsinst the NFL, not other colleges. That's why I didn't bother to list NCAA salaries.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||I know colleges cant win a battle vs the NFL||
But colleges could maybe win the war, meaning they sure as hell can and should throw around longer terms. This would at least get a potential candidate to think "do I go for the bigger short term salary or the lower salary with a much longer guaranteed duration?"
At least at that point you are giving the guy something to think about.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I think Andersen would be a solid hire||
But bringing his DC with him would be an absolute requirement.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Where did you get these rankings?||
With unadjusted stats, Michigan is #7 in Total D, not #16.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This is true||
Jim wanted to be Carr's QB coach and, in hindsight, Lloyd picked the wrong guy. It's quite painful to think about what might have been...
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Redacted||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Poor Damn Mattison||
He's the only great coach on that whole freaking coaching staff. Literally the only one.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||I agree on pumping the Drake brakes a bit||
but just as an interesting point of reference, Mike Hart's "breakout" game in 2004 was against San Diego State in which he rushed for 121 yards on 25 carries. That performance earned him the starting RB job and he promptly BLEW IT UP. In my dreams, The Drake repeats history.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||...WHO IS A TE TOO||
so why is the OP getting blasted when others are comparing him to other fast, athletic TEs who aren;t asked to block much.
I don't think the idea of him being a TE at the next level is so absurd.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||...WHO IS A TIGHT END||
And I agree with you. I see him WAY closer to a potential Jimmy Graham than a Megatron. He simply doesn't run good routes like an elite WR.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||From what I hear||
This disdain for fans and support for Brandon is limited to current or very recent players. I know a shitload of players from the 80s and 90s and they universally HATE Brandon and also think Hoke has been an embarrassing failure.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I agree||
The results scream total failure, and this is a results based business.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Seriously, he whiffed on that question||
Mention Henry or Glasgow or Frank Clark or Wilson on defense. On offense, maybe Jack MIller is better than last year, or Glasgow?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||If I'm one of these M coaches...||
my real fear is the slight chance that Brandon just might survive this whole ordeal, so I better wave the pom poms for this jackass or he's going to fire me once he finds out that I didn't join in on this "grassroots" letter-writing fiasco. Call it what it is: extortion. Shameful.
On the other hand, if he gets canned and I'm running my program successfully there's no reason the new AD would feel the need to replace me.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I hear ya||
The difference between Jack Miller and David Molk, both in attitude and performance, is really depressing.
I really wish Molk was still on this team, he's a guy we could count on to respond to this whole stake BS with some goddamn backbone.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||No shit||
I thought the same thing. Then call a goddamn time out. I'm pretty tired of hearing "that's on me..."
Still, the problem with this team is definitely NOT the DC.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||The new AD should do this:||
Downsize the department back to where it was under Martin, fire most of that bloated marketing staff that Brandon hired, take those savings and give Jim a blank check.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Gardner is a running spread QB||
He has the same skillset as Denard and Vince Young.
The reason he looks so shitty is because he is absolutely NOT a pro-style, sit in the pocket and scan the field type of QB.
I also contend that Jake Butt would make a shitty center and Trey Burke would make a shitty power forward.
I'm exaggerating to make a point, but it's called using your players' talents to the greatest advantage. How many designed QB runs were called on Sat for our big, fast, and elusive QB?
Zero? Yeah, freaking idiotic.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Nope||
I guess I feel bad if you have that kind of relationship with your own siblings.
Hart was wrong. Calling MSU a brother of ours is wrong. They aren't part of our family. They are the punk-ass kid from the other side of the neighborhood. To hell with them.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||and maybe the next Michigan coach has balls||
and says this:
"Little brother? No, I certainly do not consider MSU to be our little brother. Not at all. I totally disagree with Mike Hart on that one. Why? Because I actually love my little brother. So no, MSU is not our little brother, they are the punk-ass kid from the other side of the neighborhood. And you can go ahead and tell them I said that."
|4 weeks 4 days ago||duh, Michael is obviously Lloyd Carr||
/s x 100
|4 weeks 4 days ago||yeah we all kind of got that||
but thanks for helping out those at the back of the herd.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Re: Gardner||
A major failure of our coaches is that they can't seem to realize that Gardner is a dual-threat running spread QB. How many designed QB runs were there on Saturday? Zero. That is coaching malpractice right there. Even Borges knew better!
Instead, they want DG to run a pro-style offense where he is expected to sit in the pocket and scan the field like he's Tom Brady. And then they wonder why it fails miserably.
Gardner is Vince Young. He is Denard 2.0. He is NOT Tom Brady or John Navarre.
Does anyone really think VY or Denard would succeed in our current offense? Of course not.
I have no doubt Gardner would have flourished in the proper offense that does not ask him to do things he clearly CANNOT do. He will never be an NFL QB. Everyone should KNOW this by now! And yet they repeatedly ask him to do the same shit, with the same shit results.
That's like putting Jake Butt at Center and then being frustrated when he can't shotun sanp it properly or pick up an A-Gap blitz. Sure, I'm exaggerating to make a point, but the point still stands.
Hoke/Nussmeier have bungled the offense spectacularly. The results speak for themselves.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I wonder how Joe Bolden feels today||
after his coach throws him under the bus. Hoke could have supported his "son" by downplaying it publicly, telling everyone this whole uproar is overbown and silly (and then probably chastise Joe privately).
Instead the goddamn buffoon shames his own kid in a written public apology.
What a fucking turd.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Pretty soon||
anyone that Dantonio and Narduzzi recruit are going to start getting the 3-4 star "bump" that we see other programs get. their talent evaluation is that good, and clearly better than these recruiting services, obviously.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Michigan's longest conference title drought||
M's longest Big Ten title drought was 13 years, occurring from 1951 to 1963. Our current drought including this year is 10 years.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Cmon man||
Do your fucking homework. Hoke and John go back to their days on the staff at Western.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||The Harbaugh family loves Hoke||
If you fire Hoke now just go ahead and cross any Harbaugh off your replacement list. That's a good enough reason not to humiliate Hoke right there.
Just let him finish out the season.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||N/m||
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Listen guys||
Hoke and Nuss have a DUAL THREAT QB in Gardner, yet they try to have him stand in the pocket and scan the field like Tom Brady...THEN wonder why he's so ineffective!!
How many designed QB runs were there today? ZERO. Freaking idiotic.
You have a quality dual threat QB, not Tom freakin Brady! That means you stress the defense with his running ability then burn them with open, easy to read passes once the D cheats to stop the run. THAT'S THE WAY IT WORKS WITH A DUAL THREAT QB.
These players didn't just magically start to suck, people!
Hoke and Nussmeier have NOT used their personnel correctly. Full stop.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||That photo pisses me off all over again.||
Look at those two schmucks yuckin' it up at their shitty bowl game like they haven't a care in the world, while one of the few guys who is actually worth a damn hobbles by on crutches.
That photo should be the included in their post mortem Montage of Suck.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||That is freaking ridiculous||
Are you honestly saying you won't accept Jim Harbaugh with an obviously humbled Brandon as AD.
You are either an idiot or your level of spite scares me.
Give me a break. I would tolerate George Blaha as AD if it brings Jim Harbuagh home.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Wrong. Worse than Oregon State||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I'm still furious||
that our idiotic coaches not only started the inept Morris versus Minnesota but stubbornly LEFT HIM IN THE GAME until all hope of a win was gone. After seeing Minny struggle to beat Purdue at home I am CONVINCED that we win that game if Gardner played the last 3 quarters.
I don't hink I will ever forgive Hoke for that BS. Fireable offense.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||No. Zero pct chance. Zero.||
There would be kids who would still treat Hoke as a quasi-HC. Also, Hoke would never go along with it.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks, Brady||
|6 weeks 2 days ago||HEY DON'T COUNT YOUR MUPPETS||
before they... dance?
Something like that.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||It was McElfresh||
and I can't believe none of Peppers' teammates lit up that punk. They even had the opportunity late in the late and didn't take it. This M team lets their guys get lit up by cheap shots and doesn't retaliate.
That's on the coaches.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, Brian Cook is broken||
Given everything that's happened the last few years, it's totally understandable. He's degenerated into some sort of MGoHerbertLom (Clouseu's boss) at this point.
Again, totally understandable.
But all the same, his current writing is, sadly, unenjoyable.
Get well soon, mister!
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I liked to hear this from Hoke:||
"We talked about taking them one at a time and that’s what we’re going to do and just see where this team finishes.”
Thank you! Stop talking big picture and just focus on the task at hand.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||That's a FACT||
And that single idiotic coaching decision might be the one that costs Hoke his job.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||How many holding calls did they miss?||
Our DL were getting blatantly held all night! And how about Gardner getting clubbed in the head on the key Norfleet completion? Should've tacked 15 onto that play.
No, the refs did NOT give M this game.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Meh||
If he had caught the Rutgers punt out of the end zone last week (that bounced on the RU 43) he would've probably been able to take it down to at least their 35 yard line. At that point, M doesn't even need a first down to get into FG range. That's the winning points we're talking about. He has GOT to get up there and field that punt!
Instead, he let it bounce in front of him and the ball rolled 17 yards all the way back to our own 40. Michigan wouldn't score on the ensuing drive.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Is it just me?||
When he completed his on-field interview with a "Go Blue" I was just like... fuck yeah, man.
I really like that young man and want the best for him SO BAD.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I know some former players from the glory days||
and they want Hoke canned. So please do NOT lump all former players as Hoke slappies!
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I lived with him at the Skull House||
He's a good dude.
|7 weeks 7 hours ago||Well done sir!||
Made me LOL.
|7 weeks 10 hours ago||Nice about-face Desmond!||
Howard specifically called out the PLAYERS during his rant, using his very conspicuous platform, on College Gameday! He said the only guy trying to be great was Peppers. Complete piling on BS. And NOW he has the nerve to play the "hey at least I got their back even if the fans don't" card?
Desmond Howard, who ya crappin'!
|8 weeks 2 days ago||^THIS^||
Hey coach, if a player is limping around on a bum ankle YOU take him out of the fucking game, not your doctors or trainers, you stupid ass!
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I sensed some real tension||
when Hoke was talking about Peppers. Either he is really hurt or he is in the doghouse.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||If you think Hoke didn't know as of Noon on Monday||
that Shane was concussed then you are incredibly gullible. In his presser, Hoke admitted to the reporters that he saw and spoke to Shane on two different occasions since the diagnosis! What, you don't think that came up? At all? Puh-lease!!
Sure, Hoke is an idiot. But he is also a fucking liar.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Sure, that's a good point...||
but we heard the same thing last year. "We can still win the Big Ten..." "then it became "we can still win 10 games..." It just seems like in the attempt to keep themselves motivated they end up looking too far ahead. Stop that. Just concentrate on the next 60 minutes on Saturday.
I know this is a pretty trivial thing, it just bugs me. Especially when they talk about their problem being consistency with the little details killing plays. At least tell us you're keeping a laser focus on the here and now. Humor me.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||You know what?||
They need to stop talking about winning the Big Ten. I'm not saying that it's impossible. I'm saying they need to stop talking about it. Do not look ahead. I would really love to hear everyone in the program say "our only focus is the next game. Minnesota. We're not talking about anything else."
This team isn't good enough to look ahead. When I hear the coaches and players talk about still being able to win the Big Ten, I want to scream "Hey! Just concentrate on winning your NEXT GAME!"
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Original poster,||
I had a VERY similar response from Brandon re: uniformz. That needlessly smug, condescending tone is unmistakably written by the same jerk who responded to me.
He appears to revel in pissing off and alienating anyone who even slightly disagrees with his decisions.
It's stunning how many people he's needlessly turned into enemies. Does he really think his current job is just like being a corporate CEO? He must know that deliberately pissing off the alumni base is foolish, right?
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Cumong man. STFU.||
The Horror. Period. Stop.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Who will be reffing this game?||
Could somebody please post who will be the officiating crew for the game?
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Brandy not great at PBP||
He was constantly late or nonexistant on much of the action. Too much chit chat when just needed to be calling the darn game action.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Roy Manning||
I am so damn glad and proud that this man is representing Michigan. I seriously need to drop him a note of appreciation.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I thought his comment about App State was interesting...||
Hoke said this is the only team on their entire schedule this year that has a winning record against Michigan.
I know that one of the things the school prides itself on is its all-time record against other schools.
Precious few schools have a winning record against the Michigan Wolverines.
And App State is on that short list? Eff that noise.
I'm convinced this was a huge reason why Michigan is playing a 2nd game against them. And I WELCOME it. Who cares about seeing replays of the 2007 upset. Deal with it!
Michigan needs to get those yucks off that list. With vigor.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||OMG the YELLOW SHOES...||
For the LOVE OF GOD. If we can pump the brakes on just ONE THING... The RONALD MCDONALD YELLOW SHOES MUST BE STOPPPED!!!!
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Damn||
That sucks. Times have changed.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||You forgot about||
Clarence Thompson's son, Tyrique.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Lawrence Taylor||
and Bill Parcells disagree with that comment.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Redacted||
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Isn't it called a "pump fake"?||
A fake pump is something from China.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Did I miss the announcement?||
Is the Bama C definitely coming here??
|38 weeks 1 day ago||+1 for using "festooned"||
|38 weeks 2 days ago||yeah, you're probably right||
this is something that would fly back in the 70's or 80's but would get overreacted to nowadays.
Maybe just inflate the balloons and let the air back out of them?
The sound of a thousand ballons deflating all at the same time (bluh-bluh-bluh-bluh....) would be an aswesome, hilarious sound. And way less dicey than "pop pop pop..."
I just can't stand Tom Crean.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||You mean the decisions he made...||
...when getting his chest caved in 0.63 seconds after reaching for every shitty third snap?
|39 weeks 6 days ago||WTF???||
Harbaugh is NOT, repeat NOT, from Ohio!
|41 weeks 6 days ago||I disagree||
She seems to be saying "I'm gonna fucking hit someone."
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Glenn Robinson III||
Any NBA GM who drafts GRIII after this season should be fired immediately.
Honestly, this kid looks like a 4-yr complimentary player. The level of hype over him is insane and completely unwarranted.
It's gotten to the point where I am surprised when his shots go in. Just awful.
And he turns the ball over and isn't particularly good on defense either!
I just don't understand the hype. What grates me is that it seems like every game we hear an announcer saying "Glenn Robinson really needs to step up in this situation..."
Well this just in Mr. Announcer guy:
IT'S NOT GONNA HAPPEN!!
|43 weeks 4 days ago||UF sour grapes & Urbz being a dickwad||
...are not mutually exclusive.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Brilliant!||
I will buy this immediately!!
|43 weeks 5 days ago||I was thinking the exact same thing||
When I saw Izzo's postgame presser I thought, wow, what a jerk, and his complaints are ridiculous. Classless sore loser. Screw him.
|45 weeks 9 hours ago||Tackling Machine||
Yes, please! A bit undersized, but who cares. His tape reminds me of Lavonte David from Nebraska; who was and is awesome at football.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||I knew Sharp was a fellow M alum||
Which makes me even angrier. Benedict Arnold. And to slightly edit my earlier post: I would not punch him in the face because that would be obvious and land me in jail. No, I would do the fake slip and fall as I walked past him, stumbling into him very awkwardly and pancake his ass. His head would bounce off the floor. Concussion, hopefully. (Man, I really do have an unhealthy hatred for that guy.)
|45 weeks 6 days ago||I'm dead serious||
I have felt for the last few years that if I saw Drew Sharp in a bar or walking down the street I would cold cock him square in the face. True story.
That is all.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Word police:||
You mean "sorely."
|1 year 4 weeks ago||The OBVIOUS way to combat the jet tempo...||
When your defense is already rotating in a bunch of guys by design anyway (i.e. you have adequate depth) then the way to negate the absurdly fast (dare i say gimmicky?) jet tempo is to fake a cramp and stop play.
Sorry if this seems like poor sportsmanship. It's also called a winning strategy. Just win, baby. It's not like you're hurting anybody. This is not like hitting late or twisting a facemask.
Simply frustrate the IU offense with stoppages. I am dumbfounded that the M coaching staff didn't start using this tactic.
If you want run your offense at a ridiculous tempo that requires the refs and chain gang to sprint around like chickens with their heads cut off, then we are going to cramp up. SORRY!
Deal with it.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||You know what?||
At this point, I actually bet our O-linemen CAN block! If you give our guys a gameplan that isn't so blitheringly predictable, then those defensive players aren't firing off exactly where they KNOW the play is going right after the snap.
If the defense has a split second of hesitation or doubt, that's all the time our O-linemen need get the jump on them and gain leverage. If our guys aren't constantly being outnumbered and out-slanted then I bet they would be able to execute most of their blocks just fine!
|1 year 6 weeks ago||The turd blames the players||
Borges basically blamed the problem on the personnel. WHAT!?!? How about the fact that your dumbass gameplan had 6 blockers trying to block 8 guys in the box who were all running RIGHT TO THE BALL on the snap!?!?!
This jerk is exactly like RR blaming his team's defensive failures on his personnel.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Has it occurred to anyone else||
that maybe, just maybe, Frank Clark looked a "freak" in camp, or Taco looked like a beast, or whoever the heck else you wan to mention, was because they were going up against our crappy OL???
Sorry, that's my only negativity for the day. On to UNCONN!
|1 year 25 weeks ago||well said||
love the positivity
|1 year 25 weeks ago||This is so flippin' cool||
You flat out BEASTED in the UTL ND game. M doesn't win that one without you!
We missed you against South Carolina. (I bet you'd have stopped that punt return.)
I always told people you should have played more. So glad I had the opportunity to tell this to you directly.
That is all.
Good luck, sir!
|1 year 30 weeks ago||1985 Michigan defense||
was the best Michigan defense ever in the modern (passing) era. Yes, even better than 1997. Go look up their stats. Crazy. Sick. Awesome.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Absolutely correct||
They are going to have the horses to play bigger next year. Looking forward to it!!
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Lewan||
and that's it. Maybe Gardner too because he seems to be the most popular guy on the team and he's the starting QB.
There is nobody on the defense who has established themselves as a team leader.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||or the #1 jersey!||
He is a senior who has made so many HUGE plays for Michigan the last 3 years. Hoke should ask him which number he wants, the #1 or the #21.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||I am also wondering||
what the heck the coaches could have seen in practice with Bellomy. His arm strength in this game was shockingly lacking, nevermind his poor accuracy and lack of field vision.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||^^would've^^||
|2 years 5 weeks ago||^^Good analogy. This is what I'm hoping for.^^||
|2 years 5 weeks ago||I assume you did that on purpose.||
Dominate = VERB. Dominant = ADJECTIVE.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Proof the ref had a brain fart:||
Not only does the ref witness the blatant PI and not throw a flag, what really blows my mind is that he threw his hat. This means the WR is ineligible to come back in and catch the ball. But if a player is forced out he should be able to re-establish himself in bounds and catch the ball.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||WHAT???||
Roundtree was off balance and "he fell"??? Hoy crap you sound like the biggest Bama homer ever. If you're a Michigan fan you're grandparents are probably Vichy French.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||NOPE, YOU ARE WRONG||
A DB CANNOT jack a wide receiver OFF HIS FEET (!) while he's running a pass route, regardless of wether the ball is released yet. And since it was an obvious pass play and Denard was in the procees of throwing the ball TO THIS WR that either gets called 100 PERCENT OF THE TIME or it is a BLOWN NON-CALL 100 PERCENT OF THE TIME.
Space Coyote you are not a football ref, so just stop it. You are wrong here. Move along. We get killed by 3 scores regardless.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||This leaving early stuff is dumb||
Take a look at history.
Only MONSTERS leave after 1 or 2 years: Magic, Isiah Thomas, Webber, etc.
Jalen Rose and Juwan Howard stayed for THREE years. Smart moves by them!
So... Manny leaving after two? Foolish.
Darius leaving after two? Equally foolish.
Their NBA non-careers support these statements.
Trey needs to stay for 3 years.
THJ ...sheeeit... let's just say that he needs to get his very valuable M degree.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||DING DING fucking DING||
it was painful to watch us not punish their over-commitment on the perimeter defense.
Watching our forwards not being able to finish 8-10 times when they DID drive to the hoop was equally painful.
I yearn for forwards who can drive and convert!
Mediocre perimeter jump shooters are a dime a dozen.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||I concur||
There is too much margin of error in his inputs, yet he seems so definitive in his conclusion, as if the ball was clearly 2.5" short.
He needs to change his summation to conclude that any mathematical calculations yield a ball position that is still within any reasonable margin of error so it cannot be determined whether or not the ball is across. Then say BOOM! math'd and be done with it.
But for him to "prove" that the ball wasn't across using these flawed inputs smacks of Buckeye Engineering. And to that I say "C'mon Man!"
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Ah, but there's the rub!||
The whole point of my disagreement with WolverineBlue is that he has NOT found a frame (from any angle) in which the knee is REALLY touching and the ball is short.
He is using a freeze frame that Periera has proven to be a mirage. This exposes WolverineBlue's otherwise thorough anlysis to be flawed.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||First off,||
Merry Christmas fellow die-hard M fan!
Second, we both probably need to get a life, given the time we are even debating this.
Third, you do not correctly identify Exhibit B in your response to me. This is NOT what Pereira shows in his video analysis. He shows WolverineBlue's Exhibit A, THEN he continues to run that same video angle until the knee actually impacts the ground.
WolverineBlue's Exhibit B is NOT the same as Pereira's freeze frame showing Toussaint's knee conclusively impacting the ground. They are two totally different cameras!
WolverineBlue needs to use Pereira's continuation point of the Exhibit A angle. Let him analyze where the ball is at the true point of impact, THEN we can talk.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||WolverineBlue,||
I commend you for devoting a thorough diary to this topic because this play also caused me so much trauma that it is absolutely worth rehashing, even weeks later!
However, I am very disappointed that you did not even reference the excellent analysis that Mike Pereira, the recognized expert on NFL replay analysis, did on this very play! Did you even see his video analysis of this play? If not, please look it up and watch it!
Your analysis does not take into account Pereira's pivital point: ABC's coverage freezes the replay frame at a point when Toussant's knee IS NOT DOWN!
Peirera very astutely points out that ABC's freeze frame captures a moment in time slightly before his knee makes contact with the ground. He says that replay officials need to freeze the frame when they see evidence of impact, i.e the compression of the knee pad or extremity that is visble when contact with the ground actually occurs.
What ABC (and you) use as evidence is milliseconds before contact. The knee at that point is perhaps 2 inches ABOVE the ground, beginning to enter the strands of the artificial turf. Peirera shows the frozen moment in time that ABC INCORRECTLY uses, which shows Toussaint your 2.5 inches short of the goal line. He then continues to run the tape to CORRECTLY show when Toussaint's knee actually DOES impact the ground. THAT is when he is down, NOT when his knee is hovering in the strands of turf 2 inches above the ground. The rule in football is contact with the ground, so replay officials need to look for evidence of IMPACT. And at knee IMPACT that the ball is clearly across the goal line.
So, your detailed, geometric analysis is fundamentally flawed, because you incorrectly assumed that ABC froze the frame at the correct point in time. Once you see Peirera continue the footage and then see the plain evidence of knee impact you will recognize the error of the replay official (and yourself).
The replay offical blew it. Period.
I beseech you to amend your analysis, because you are wrong.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||This was a money quote, too:||
"There’s no coordinator that goes in there and does it himself. You’ve got to have a head coach that allows you to do what you want to have done and back you on everything you’re doing, and you have to have assistants that are right with you on every step."
The difference from how it was handled the last 3 years is stark.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||RVB should be a captain||
They always pick him to be a speaker, even over the actual captains often times.
Hoke should give Ryan an honorary "C" at the Bust.
Love that kid; he really deserves that kind of recognition.
|3 years 2 days ago||Why he wouldn't retain Heacock||
with his incredible track record is idiotic.
So, hooray to this news if it is true!
|3 years 2 days ago||Can anyone please tell me||
the name of the replay official?
|3 years 4 days ago||Ooooops||
No, I didn't realize that. Sorry, Brian!
HOWEVA...-12 is still quite harsh for a guy who had 75 important rushing yards in the 1st half alone and had 2 TDs rushing on the day. I think Brian takes some of what Denard gives this offense for granted sometimes.
|3 years 4 days ago||Brian Cook,||
Your QB grading system is terribly flawed. You CANNOT have the QB who was responsible for 4 TDs (four BEAUTIFUL touchdowns by the way: two dead-on great throws and 2 runs where he showed his jet-like speed) and only 1 turnover and grade him -12 on the day.
NEGATIVE TWELVE? You can't be taken seriously with grading him like that after such a great overall game. Drew Sharp himself wouldn't grade Denard that poorly!
I've seen net-negative QB performances before, in 2008 and 2005. I know what a net-negative performance looks like. THAT simply was not a net-negative performance!
I think you alluded to the solution. You need to give him much better positives to offset his missed reads.
-12?? C'mon man!
|3 years 1 week ago||That feature has been worthless ever since Gerdeman||
started writing it.
Anyone who still thinks that is a "good read" is probably suffering from battered Wolverine syndrome.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Okay, I don't want to start a flame war here, jeez!||
Frankly, I am too damn happy to bicker with anyone right now.
The whole point of my post was "hey remember this quote?" and shake my fist a little bit at last year's coaching malpractice.
You HONESTLY don't feel that's understandable after the beautiful defensive annihilation we just witnessed??
Cut me some slack, brother!
|3 years 2 weeks ago||If you truly think||
that this improvement isn't 98% due to a MASSIVE upgrade in coaching competence, which is the whole point of my post, then you sir are in the VAST MINORITY.
The defense under GERG and Gibson and Braithwaite would have been another tire fire this year because the coaches have showed these kids how to PLAY. If you can't see that by now then I feel sorry for you.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Shame on you then||
for doubting Mattison (and Mallory). We're 22nd in total defense with how many new starters and true freshmen AND YOU seem to think a 5th year senior was the cause of our problems last year?!?!?
Here, I've got an extra pair of shorts for you too, mister.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Extensions don't mean squat||
If offered the OSU job that jerk will likely take it because he knows that he can never win a National Title at MSU.
Michigan State will NEVER win another National Title in football. NEVER.
Saban knew this and left. If MD has an ounce of sense he'll do the same thing if OSU offers him the job.
At OSU he can land the best talent and he could possibly win a NT. There is no glass ceiling at OSU like there is at MSU.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Maybe I'm wrong, but...||
I'm pretty sure RR did make adjustments for last year's game and MSU did NOT have much, if any, success jumping our snaps last year.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||My God, compare this to last year...||
when that totally incompetent asshole GERG refused to even talk to the press.
Man, I just love, love our coordinators.
We need to appreciate and cherish what we've got going here right now, because these are the salad days, and they're not going to last very long. Just based on Mattison's age and Borges being an appealing HC candidate, I think these guys might be our coordinators for 4 or 5 more years, tops.
Oops, sorry for the buzzkill.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||I don't mean to be a buzzkill, but...||
I read in today's Chicago Tribune that the only reason Max didn't choose Illinois is because they didn't have a scholarship for him and asked him to be a walk-on. He did the smart thing and chose a full ride to a better school.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||okay||
this made me laugh out loud at my office computer
|3 years 37 weeks ago||If MSC made those comments||
I would be mortified and clamor for her to be fired.
Gee's comments are disgraceful. You're the University PRESIDENT for Christ's sake!
Can you imagine being a professor at OSU right now? Your school is a joke!
|3 years 38 weeks ago||FlyRy4||
Awesome information. THANK YOU!
One of the things I heard over and over agin from past players when they went back to see RR's practices is that the team simply did not HIT enough anymore!
Many of these former players would hear RR lament about poor tackling and ball security and pull their hair out because they felt like RR didn't realize that the only way college kids get better at those two things is to HIT... a lot!
|3 years 38 weeks ago||OMG I didn't realize MUPPETS was an acronym!||
|3 years 39 weeks ago||but but but||
its only because all our players were young!!
|3 years 39 weeks ago||This team does have a magic midget||
He's between the pipes.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||selective memory, buddy||
90% of M fans only started to really bash RR once he started losing... and losing... and losing. And then he lost to a 3-9 Toledo team. At home.
THAT, my friends, is when the mother load of stupid, irrational criticism of RR started rolling in. The typical Michigan Football fan could not process the audacity of such an epic failure and started grasping at stupid straws.
So, was much of the criticism by the oridinary fan and writer stupid and inaccurate? YES.
But was actual, accurate criticism also warranted? FUCK YES.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||A beef I have with the stats crowd is this:||
The stats lovers see turnovers being somewhat random and most associated with having (or lacking) veterans. They fully expect the trend of high turnovers to end simply based on the team's statistical average age increasing.
Meanwhile, many of those "mouth breathers" out there chuckle at such a pointy headed view. They see the game through an experiential lens, not a statistical lens.
They think "gee, if your offense is predicated on have a slighly built QB (Denard) and a slightly built RB (Smith) get hit a bunch of times by our huge DLs and LBs, they will tend to fumble the ball. It is not rocket science. It is grounded common sense and experience from playing the game.
Denard got hit a lot against OSU and ended up fumbling. Vincent Smith also got hit and fumbled against OSU.
Do the stat guys think this magically wouldn't happen next year?
Results from the last 3 years seem to favor the experiential observers.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||holy cow||
your reply post was awesome. I'm a big fan of you.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Brian is making some big assumptions:||
He assumes RR asked the AD to hire a top-flight DC for big money and was denied.
He assumes that even if said top-flight DC came in he would be able to work with RR's motley band of defensive assistants and actually field a sound defense.
He assumes the crater of upperclassmen on defense was not greatly RR's fault. Did Hoke focus on defensive recruits the minute he was hired? Yes. Did RR focus on defensive recruits the minute he was hired? No. He was consumed with offensive recruits.
He assumes all 3 years of RR's failure was due to underclassmen everywhere. The 2008 defense returned 7 starters and was a pretty veteran unit. It proceeded to be the worst defense in the history of the program (!) up to that point.
The TRUTH is that RR's program had many deep-seated flaws. It was NOT one good DC hire away from being a juggernaut. But when Brian paints the situation as if that were true, and makes all of the unfounded assumptions listed above, all he is doing is generating and prolonging unhealthy angst.
JUST FREAKING STOP IT.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||I agree||
With the new 68-team format, the Big Ten will have 6 teams. This is a fundamental error by Lunardi. Dude, put down your calculator and recognize the obvious furor the B10 would raise if one of their teams has 20+ wins and .500+ conf. record and STILL gets the shaft to make room for some marginal team from a tiny school with no fanbase.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||yep||
Brian misses the fact that much of the defensive staff seemed to be just as big of a problem as the DC.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||^^^this^^^||
totally agree with Vasav
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Pipkins is a BEAST||
He would be a great pick up.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Stop with the ignorance||
You clearly don't know much about horticulture or tree transplanting.
The success rate of transplanting an 80-year old live oak is extremely low.
The best they will probably manage is to bring in 50-year old trees. So they will need to wait 80 years to resemble what they have now.
These trees are 130 years old. Their branch structure and canopies are totally unique.
This dirtbag killed trees that literally cannot be replaced to match what exists.
And you have generations of people whose interaction with these specific trees is a very special cultural tradition for them.
Your inability to grasp the true impact of this is a bit mind boggling to me.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||with TWENTY returning starters...||
anything short of 8 wins will be considered a disaster.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||"Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers..."||
that you do unto me ."
How many of these SEC dirtbags attend church on Sunday?
|3 years 41 weeks ago||The truth lies in between||
We know that RR laid the blame squarely on the players. "Even Vince Lombardi couldn't do much with what we've got..."
If that's not putting 100% of the blame on the kids and absolving the coaches then I don't know what is.
So okay. Ask yourself this. If Gary Patterson and his staff or Greg Mattison and his staff had these EXACT same kids for the last 3 years, would the defensive performance have been EXACTLY the same?
I think everyone except the most ardent RR apologist would say no.
So, it WAS a coaching problem, at least to some extent. And yet we have never heard RR utter even the SLIGHTEST implication that maybe, just maybe, some of the blame rested on his shitty defensive staffing decisions.
The defense would have again been terrible in 2011 with RR's staff. This is why he was fired.
If the 2011 defense is terrible under the new staff THEN maybe RR will be proven correct and absolved.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||I'm already getting peeved||
It seems like Brian has already made up his mind to bitch about the Al Borges offense.
I hope I misinterpreted that.
The reason I come here instead of going to the MSM is because I believe the guy who runs this blog is NOT some prejudiced hack.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Regarding ISQDs (Incredibly Surprising QB Draws)||
RR/Magee's usage of Denard on ISQLDs (Incredibly Surprising QB Lead Draws) was nominally less imaginative or predictable than Carr's ISQDs.
Those goddamn predictable lead draws were a huge waste of Denard's ability. Get some misdirection going. Try to fool somebody, anybody, and increase the chances of getting Denard loose in open space for cryin' out loud.
I don't want to hear bellyaching in the Fall with rosy memories of the 2010 offense that scored 7 points against OSU. I expected more creativity and progression out of RR's offense and I never saw it. Mississippi State knew exactly what we were going to do and shut it down quite easily.
Bellyaching should only be warranted when our 2011 offense is less effective against good teams than our 2010 offense was. That is NOT a tall order to fill.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Wow||
Look at that video.
I'd either forgotten about that or rationalized that away a long time ago. But now, looking back on the last 3 years of EPIC FAIL, I think that's probably the most damning thing I've seen to date on what an incompetent mess RR created on defense.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||BOOM!||
Thanks for this.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Here's what I think||
I think DB met with Hoke and Borges and asked them "Do you want this kid on your roster?"
How in the world could Brandon NOT ask them this question?
This way DB is taking the heat upon himself and not allowing the new coach to look bad.
If this is true, then protecting the image of your new coach is to be admired. It's something Sailboat Bill didn't think was in his job description.
p.s. I can post again. YAY!
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Your Point #3||
Is absolutely right on the money. No DC worth his salt wanted to walk into the situation RR created by stubbornly trusting his defensive assistants.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||This is an important point||
Jarrett Irons said Mattison had his players practice tackling EVERY DAY.
I can guarantee you that RR's staff did not do this.
Then it became some mysterious surprise to them when our boys couldn't tackle. And then they stay stupid shit like even Vince Lombardi couldn't get this team to play well.
Gee, thanks Coach. Can I get out from under the bus now???
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Mike Cox||
I've heard that RR's assertion that Mike Cox wasn't able to play due to injury was a "creative" description of the actual situation.
In camp, everyone (even all of the other RBs!) couldn't stop gushing about Mike Cox and what a beast he was.
We might have a Minor-type RB right under our nose who can provide instant production.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Watching Bellomy's highlight reel||
I am pretty surprised this kid is only a 3-star. He looks like an absolute stud. He has a rifle for an arm and is very fast and elusive. His HS film is more impressive than Tate Forcier's.
Furthermore, I'm incredibly excited and optimistic that Hoke/Borges have decided to recruit such a mobile, dual-threat QB like this and not some 6'-5" tall statue.
Welcome aboard! You made a great decision, Mr. Bellomy.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||I think there is a little bit of bias||
The northern kids don't play as much football in HS as the southern kids, so the northern boys develop their game more in college.
I think its not very flattering for the recruiting sites that there was only ONE 5-star left playing in the NFL playoffs, and that's a northerner by the name of Lamarr Woodley.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||You're frickin stupid||
Out of that list of great players ALL of them were freshmen or sophs except for Braylon, Avant and Watson. Pierre Woods was not a consistently great player.
So a team full of newbies wins the Big Ten title and goes to the Rose Bowl and barely loses to the prohibitive favorite, Texas.
And you decide to bitch and moan?
And you watch the 2004 M vs MSU game and aren't simply filled with joy at what a great game and great comeback that was? You actually consider that game painful to watch?
I read your first sentence and immediately assumed you were a visiting Sparty. Then I realized you are the worst sort of Michigan fan and I became filled with disgust.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||2011 offense||
I think that Denard running play action roll-outs and designed scrambles are going to be WAYYYY more deadly than Magee's incredibly predictable QB lead draws every third play. Sure, those picked up decent chunks of yards against inferior defenses but they also got Denard beat the hell up way too much.
The 2011 Borges Offense will be clearly better than the 2010 Magee Offense.
Don't look back!
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Funky mustache, bro||
Does he shave right under his nose? Looks like it.
Hmm. Eh, whatever.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Just guessing:||
Typical Age of NO voters: 29 and under
Typical Age of YES voters: 35 and over
|3 years 44 weeks ago||I LOVE IT!!||
Can you imagine hearing the first few strains of "You'll never find..." over the Big House sound system every time he breaks a big gain?
That would be so awesome and hilarious.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||OMG! TEH MEDIA IZ SMEARING HOKE!!||
The media is publishing untrue negative stories about this coach BEFOAR his team even plays a single game!!!
Hoke is getting the RichRod treatment already?!?!?
|3 years 44 weeks ago||okay, shouldn't have said "gladly"||
what I meant was that defenses played an umbrella zone between the 20s to prevent the big play, then allowed the field to constrict and suffocate our offense.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Toledo||
The loss to Toledo at home turned A LOT of people against RR.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Huh?||
What the 2008 coaching staff accomplished with that very good array of talent is disgusting.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||You wanna start a betting pool?||
I propose instead of a pool centered around whining about what some stupid-ass media guys write in their fish wrappers, why don't we instead bet on this:
Chances we score more than 7 points against OSU.
Chances we score more than 17 points against MSU.
Chances we score more than 14 points in our bowl game.
I am in the camp that most teams gladly allowed Michigan to roll down the field between the zed zones. But once the field shortened and there wasn't physically enough room to spread out the defense, our offense sputtered and died. This means all those yards were a meaningless mirage.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Absolutely||
Gotta act quick because this will definitely qualify as TM infringement. I'm still pissed I missed the boat on the coolest Shoelace stuff.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Let me tell you brother||
I just bought one!
|3 years 44 weeks ago||RR got an incomplete?!?!?||
|3 years 44 weeks ago||I think||
If DG gets his redshirt and Tate comes back I think next year becomes the critical year to secure another QB, not this year.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||reading comp 101||
"(No, I wouldn't expect the return of the Avalanche anytime soon.)"
|3 years 44 weeks ago||I second that||
I wonder how many people realize that GERG was the Syracuse fans' way of combining the DERP-worthy abilities of Robinson with his first name.
Judging by his resume, Mr. Mattison has 0.00368% derp in him.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Dick LeBeau is on the phone...||
He wants to have some words with you about your "age" theory.
Oh, and Monte Kiffin is holding on Line 2.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||That doesn't match John Harbaugh's comments||
So John lied about wanting to keep Greg?
And Greg's comments make it sound like he could have kept his job as the Raven's DC if he wanted to.
The rumblings about wanting Cam Cameron out are more accurate than wanting to oust the guy that just orchestrated back-to-back top 10 defenses.
I'm ecstatic he is here.
It is a HUGE coup for Michigan. Don't even drizzle on this parade, man.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Ravens just officially confirmed it!!!||
|3 years 45 weeks ago||hot off the twitters...||
|3 years 45 weeks ago||which was still pretty damn good, btw||
The 1999 defense was solid as hell.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Mattison||
The Ravens just finished with a Top 10 defense for the 2nd year in a row under Mattison.
This would be a monster hire.
Who gives a shit if he's 61. That concern is dumb.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Actually...||
So apparently there's a need for Freddy Schmooze to fly down to see Kellen. Doesn't anyone else find this a bit disconcerting?
If Kellen was in the bag there should be no need for FJ to make a personal visit.
God speed, Mr. Jackson.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Hopefully||
Hopefully everyone around here can recognize that criticism of Brandon is separate and distinct from any criticism of Hoke.
I'm irritated by Brandon's mishandling of the coaching change.
But when he then cops an incredibly arrogant, condescending attitude about it that's what infuriates me.
I know a handful of alumni and ex-players who have spoken with Brandon and every one of them say "Wow, that guy's ego is off the charts. And he is incredibly condescending."
Let's give Hoke a fair shake.
But I'm all for burying Brandon until he drops that fucking attitude.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Give me a break||
If RR went 9-4 in his second year at M like he did in his second year at WV then we wouldn't be having this discussion!
I bet if RR went 3-9, 5-7, 7-6 at WV they would have fired him, too.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||But, but, but...||
Could you find out if the newspapers were big meanies to the M head coach in those other years?
Apprarently that is a MAJOR factor!
|3 years 45 weeks ago||No, sorry||
There is absolutely no reason why someone on a NFL playoff team couldn't announce he is taking the Michigan DC job immediately after the playoffs. That wouldn't affect the team one bit.
If you recall, Charlie Weis was hired as the ND head coach while the Patriots were making their Super Bowl run. I vividly remember all of the Pats players congratulating Weis after their SB victory and wishing him well.
Hoke hasn't found his DC yet. NOT a good sign.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Ohio Stadium||
Bears an uncanny resemblance to Nazi Germany's olympic stadium in Berlin.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||You conveniently left out the PSU game||
Wasn't PSU the #3 team at the time?
The game was in Happy Valley.
We DESTROYED them. Utterly DESTROYED them.
THAT was "sexy" in my book.
Daydrion Taylor's hit was "sexy" in my book.
As Cris Carter says, "C'mon, man!"
|3 years 45 weeks ago||THIS JUST IN:||
We just fired a coaching staff for BEING SHITTY.
So, the good news is that we've upgraded from shitty to mediocre?
|3 years 45 weeks ago||I hear ya||
Seeing those defensive rankings by Hoke's Non-Rocky-Long teams was VERY sobering.
Bottome line: If Hoke doesn't hire a home run DC I think the BH Era will probably stumble out of the gate.
Don't think for one second that a bad DC hire won't screw over BH every bit as much as it did RR.
We need someone even better than Bedford or Austin.
Bring in Trgovac, or Shannon, or Venables.
I'm talking HOME RUN.
Pimp Hand, get out your checkbook, Goddammit!
|3 years 45 weeks ago||how about||
C) The same.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Did it ever occur to you?||
That all of these guys (Woodson, Tom Brady, Jon Jansen, Aaron Shea, all of the Harbaughs, etc, etc) genuinely think Hoke is a GREAT coach?
They all seem to think the last coaching staff wasn't doing a good job at all.
15-22 backs up their opinion.
They all seem convinced that this new guy is going to do a better job. I mean, did you read how excited Tom Brady was at the prospect of Brady Hoke coaching Michigan?
How can you not read quote after quote from our heroes and not be swayed?
Are you smarter at football than them?
Listen, I lambasted the choice when I heard it. Brady Joke! Holy shit, I can't beleieve DB chose such a loser!
And then I started hearing the genuine excitement of all these football greats gushing and gushing about how great Hoke is.
Instead of arrogantly sticking to my initial opinion I said to myself "Self, all of these great football players and coaches have forgotten more about footbal than I will ever know. So maybe I need to change my opinion on this."
For anyone to stick to their guns and assume they know more about football and more about Brady Hoke than all of these football guys is the height of arrogance.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Let me tell you something||
If Brady Hoke has the same performance as RR did after year three...
HE WILL BE FIRED AS WELL.
RR's 3 years were constant, horrendous, embarrassing failure on the field.
NOBODY tolerates that.
Not Charles Woodson, not Mark Bihl, not Tom Brady, not Dhani Jones, and not whiney bitches on the internet.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||GREAT POST||
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Don't forget that||
RR moved CB James Rogers to WR in the Spring of 2008. 2 years later he switched him back. Whoops!
He also should have kept Ferrara at DL. Whoops!
|3 years 45 weeks ago||No||
I am bristling at your knee-jerk reaction that Denard will not be able to flourish here and should transfer.
It is WAY too soon to be putting any seeds of doubt out there.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||-1 for suggesting Denard should leave||
Don't even go there, dickhead.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Bravo, dude||
A great, great, accurate post.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Well, if RR||
goes somewhere and THEN decides to hire a comptent defensive staff, my immediate reaction will be "Jesus Christ, Rich, why didn't you hire a staff like that at MICHIGAN?!?!?"
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Guess what?||
So, they thought something smelled in Denmark, and...
It turns out...THEY WERE RIGHT!
|3 years 45 weeks ago||I will bet money||
that RR will never again have a winning season ANYWHERE with a defenisve staff as incompetent as the one HE CHOSE at Michigan.
He fucked that up. ROYALLY. The buck stops with HIM.
Hell, I put more care and thought into what kind of shoes I buy my kids than he did in picking the greatest collection of defensive imbecils ever assembled.
131 years of Michigan football proves my point. The 3 worst defenses BY FAR in our program's history.
You CANNOT fuck up staffing decisions that bad and expect to stay. Sorry.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||wait...||
are you referring to the same Old Guard that, you know, actually won all of those Big Ten titles and a national championship?
That Old Guard?
The one that actually KNOWS this guy? And knows what it takes to WIN AT FOOTBALL??
And... they think he is a great hire and will get Michigan back to winning?
Yeah, scew them!
I will instead trust the opinions of internet whiner babies!
|3 years 45 weeks ago||The last time I checked||
Is Cook implying the media reaction had anything to do with the fact that RR and his staff couldn't teach his players how to tackle?
RR was fired because he lost a bunch of games.
Hoke will also get fired if he loses a bunch of games.
Cook is whining about shit that doesn't matter.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||I never said that||
Of COURSE the media skewered RR.
But almost all of those things you listed were brought up AFTER the 3-9 season.
That was my whole point. They were negative AFTER the losing.
If Hoke starts losing, you just watch. The media will skewer him, too.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||If you were voted the Freshman All Big Ten QB...||
you'd be amazed how easy it is to get re-admitted to U of M.
Especially when the new head coach can really use your skill set.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Holy shit||
the overeaction to any perceived negativity towards RR is ridiculous.
By everyone's pissing and moaning around here you'd think RR wasn't 0-6 against MSU and OSU.
You'd think he wasn't 15-22 in his 3 years here.
You'd think he didn't have the lowest winning percentage of any head coach in Michigan history.
You'd think he didn't have the 3 worst defenses in Michigan history.
You'd think he didn't drive a once-proud program into the ditch.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||THIS JUST IN:||
The media didn't ramp up the negativitiy until RR started losing.
Brian and many others around here seem to imply that if past players and the media had a lovefest for RR then M would have magically won a bunch of games.
Just let it go already.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Huh?||
It's all about pride, man. Boiled down to the bullshit societal essence of it all, football is probably the best physical metaphor we have. War by proxy.
If you get in a fight and hold your own, you can walk away with your head held high. Maybe some can even argue you could win the next fight.
Getting pummeled, dominated, tossed around like a little girl and just wanting it to stop is, you know, rather embarrassing for the average guy.
So yeah, I would argue that a close loss is much better than getting blown out and embarrassed.
Bo was always very proud of the fact that his Michigan team almost never got blown out. Bo's teams got blown out less times in 21 years than RR's teams got blown out this year alone.