"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|46 weeks 6 days ago||The punt would||
have been unnecessary had the call stood. The Lions did not get a break with Suh. The NFLPA held the league accountable to prove their case and they backed down. That was a game-changing call and should have never happened.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||Wow.||
Now I remember why my NFL viewing is almost zero. That was one of the most obvious penalty calls you will ever see.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||So Hoke kind of knows||
they had the stake yesterday. But now the blame is on the misguided players. Yep, Hoke is a good guy looking out for his players.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Yes||
This was definitely not worthy of a press release. Why does BH feel the need to bow to Dantonio? His nature seems to be to show preference to his superiors.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||You're probably right about stomping on his grave.||
However, just because he is a bad coach that loves Michigan and says a lot of "campy" phrases makes him a good guy? I am not saying he is a bad guy, but what makes him a good guy?
I think the guy that demands the players be men and play that way is a good guy. A man that does that isn't always liked but definitely respected. Brady seems to want to be the players pal, and that just doesn't work out. He also, seems to look the other way and lie about it when things blow up (stake gate)
I don't know what to think about BH off the field, but I do know that he should be replaced sooner than later.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Does this mean||
it never existed, or that it doesn't currently exist? Was it deleted? I hope it wasn't made up by WD.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||But what is our current scheme?||
I honestly am not sure. At times they will get DG out of pocket and others they don't. They really don't seem committed to anything this year like last year.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Huh, what?||
I have no idea what was said other than we practiced hard. Is Peppers practicing or not? He watched film of state's defense, and he saw they play hard and execute. SMH
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I agree.||
They do have a good chance to win west. East is incredibly difficult, even if B10 is down.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Other than W/L||
what makes Minnesota a "really good" team?
Minnesota 42 East Illinois 20
Minnesota 35 Middle Tennessee 24
Minnesota 7 TCU 30
Minnesota 24 San Jose St. 7
Minnesota 30 Michigan 14
Minnesota 24 Northwestern 17
Minnesota 39 Purdue 38
Winning is obviously better than losing, but there is nothing in their resume that makes me think they are really good.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Serious question:||
Who decides to go for it or punt on fourth downs? Does Hoke ever say anything? How about punt blocks, or long field goals? Just curious.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Bart Starr called the offensive plays||
And the MLB was responsible for calling defensive plays back then. Lombardi was totally engaged, and that was done by verbal communication throughout the game. He yelled, he talked, he corrected, he asked... All I see Hoke do is clap and praise.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Are you saying that Bo never gave||
negative feedback to a player coming off? Ripping into a player is showing displeasure for the mistake, while coaching is telling him he messed up and how to fix it. I never see Hoke give anything other than positive reinforcement when they come off, and that approach doesn't work well.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Is playcalling jibber jabber ?||
What about deciding to go for it on 4th down, who makes that decision? Is Hoke involved in that?
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Delegation was just one part of||
what was described. Do you think Les is disengaged in what is going on also?
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Why?||
He is just basing it on Hoke's previous pressers. Hoke is famous for non answers, so it shouldn't be a surprise when journalists get a bit snarky.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Yep. Let's hush dissent.||
I hope DB and Hoke stay for next year too.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||That's not exactly correct Ramona||
I don't recall any posters ripping you for saying that you were attending the game. I do remember how you kept injecting yourself in other posts though. Could you show an example of the "hatred" you experienced from that post?
|1 year 7 weeks ago||A five minute protest is going to hurt the players?||
You have a really low view of them. Also, they can protest however they want. You protest your way and they protest their way.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||What is going on here?||
What is going on here? Everyone is supporting the players. Even Hoke is getting a bit of a pass due to the extreme ire towards Brandon.
What info. or take is Hoke/Brandon giving the former and current players? I think that they are putting a wedge between the players and the fanbase in order to save themselves.
This seems very strange.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Thank you for your reply.||
I am not saying that DB has failed at all aspects of his job. However, he has alienated the fanbase, and the lower tier donors. I expect the SA's to be supportive due to the fact that he is the face of new facilities and scholarship payments.
I believe that his premise is wrong with the attempt to improve the gameday experience. The game is the experience. The MB and cheerleaders are the experience... Overmarketing was not needed. Also, too many decisions are based on the bottom line and not about what is best. I know that more money is made by regular paying customers than student ticket sales, but they should never have reduced the size of the student section.
I would like to see DB go, but I have a feeling he will be retained when all is said and done.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Brandon's not the issue?||
The team losing has pushed fans over the edge, but this is about DB. I haven't heard one person mention that this is about getting rid of Hoke. Hopefully that will come. DB has done a lot to annoy the base. Feel free to be as condescending as you like in your next post.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I think it is in poor taste||
because it is in direct opposition to the kickoff boycott. Nobody is boycotting the game, just the kickoff to make a point. DB is using a SA to try and throw water on the boycott. If he was being genuine, he would have a poster about how great the game is while ignoring the boycott. The boycott is about DB so he is using PR against it.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Why are people so against the students||
doing a legitimate protest of displeasure against Dave Brandon? There is nothing wrong with what they are proposing to do. It is peaceful and sends a message. I don't think that it would have any affect on the players either.
I am curious as to where the players heard about the protest. Do they not understand it is about DB and not the team or really Hoke?
|1 year 7 weeks ago||How do you know that they are in||
favor of DB? Is there some data out there? Missing the kickoff to make a point has nothing to do with supporting the team or not. This is a legitmate means for the students to voice their displeasure over DB. Do you think that DB should be retained?
|1 year 7 weeks ago||that was a catch||
|1 year 7 weeks ago||HaHa||
That actually made me laugh. Well done sir.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||What happened to Peppers?||
Is he hurt? Undergoing team discipline?
|1 year 8 weeks ago||So DB is already imposing||
his ego driven choice via the media? Any coach should be considered. Especially John Harbaugh. However, Jim should not be overlooked and the only reason he is, is because of DB's ego. He will screw this up as well as last time.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||It's Hoke's job to know if that||
happens. There is no excuse for what happened. I think Hoke was pressured (DB or fanbase) to start Morris, and he was upset by that. So his choice was to leave him in to prove a point to the rest of us. He accomplished losing his team and the few supporters he still had in the fanbase.
I used to like Hoke thinking he was at least a nice guy. Not anymore. His behavior injured a player and he has yet to take responsibility.