"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."
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|2 days 22 hours ago||Adidas wasn't his.||
Adidas wasn't his.
|1 week 2 days ago||Just for the record, RR||
Just for the record, RR wanted Casteel to come to Michigan. THe AD did not. Because UM doesn't pay their coordinators that much.. because this is Michigan fergodsakes.
Of course now they do because they are attempting to support the current coach. Too bad he is really bad at coaching where the last one was actually very good at it.
|1 week 2 days ago||Hiring him was not a mistake,||
Hiring him was not a mistake, treating him like shit was a mistake. Supporting him because he was the coach at the University of Michigan was the right thing to do.
|1 week 2 days ago||I love all the ideas that you||
I love all the ideas that you have offered up to effect change in the Athletics department.. I can't believe that they won't work better than a couple play boycott.
I support change with no boycott, I support change with no dismal records, I support change with no free tickets for coke, I support change with no concussed players playing for my team. Unfortunately no change is happening. Some people have come up with a way that will fully demonstrate their displeasure. If someone had offered up another idea that would "hurt the players" less, i am sure it would have been considered. Since nobody has and the University has done NOTHING to address the concerns of the masses... so... you will have some people demonstrating. And in my opinion, good for them.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I agree, but then.. you||
I agree, but then.. you know... Don't say anything. Just quietly go about the business of trying to fix it.
That is what I am doing with the only avenue open to me as an alumn, fan, donor. I have expressed my displeasure with the current state of the Athletic Department and Football Program to the relevant people not even on twitter, just directly to them. Nothing more I can really do. So I come here to vent.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||At some point I would look at||
At some point I would look at myself and ask the tough questions. DO I really suck this bad? Why do I really suck this bad? Is it all me? Am I being let down with the instruction that I am getting? I think in the end, you ARE allowed to wonder as a player if you are getting propper instruction regardless of how much you like your head coach. I do not see what the fans are doing as anything different than that.
To demand a certain level of performance is not by definition "turning your back" on anyone.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Neither is being a player.||
Neither is being a player. Or an ex player. Didn't we have this argument about 4-7 years ago. How'd that turn out?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Treating a coach like a leper||
Treating a coach like a leper before he ever sets foot on campus....... never forget.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||No, his fate was sealed||
No, his fate was sealed before he arrived in A2 and Michigan would not let him pay his DC to come to UM. His fate was sealed when som eof his players were conviced to leave by the previous coaching stafff. His fate was sealed when the arrogant Michigan fanbase refused to accept him or his football philosophy, because "this is Michigan forgodsakes".
Best part of all... we all proved Dantonio right.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Listen to yourself dude. Its||
Listen to yourself dude. Its beyond moronic sitting where we are right now. We have averaged 14.5 in our last 4 games.. thats ALL the games we have played against BCS teams. The whole program is a dumpster fire. RR couldn't get his kids to focus in the middle of the "fire RR, who is our next coach going to be" circus that started just before he arrived in A2 3 years prior and was at a boiling point from midseason on that year? Shame on him!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, just barely good enough||
Yes, just barely good enough to be undefeated and beat the #2 team on the road.
No quite up and down enough to get trucked by a team that completed a single pass in a game against san jose st... but I am sure you have an argument why that is better.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||a million times this.||
a million times this.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||5-0 1-0 against top two teams||
1-0 against top two teams ON THE ROAD.
You are what your record says you are... right? So the rest of your bullshit is just.. well, bullshit.. right?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||He is not telling the truth..||
He is not telling the truth.. He is creating a differnt argument. People want Hoke fired, they wanted him fired before the Morris incident. Same goes for Brandon. They wanted Hoke gone because his players never improve, the team looks lost and disorganized, He and the Athletic Director lie and deflect any real concern about the program at any chance they get.
Witchhunts are for inocent people who are getting railroaded after doing NOTHING wrong. He CLEARLY misshandled both the in-game decision making (putting a young man in harms way) and the aftermath where neither he nor Brandon could come up with any plausible reason why all of this happened or why he still didn't have the facts or explanation more than 24 hours later.
This is just one more peice of evidence to find him guilty of being bad at his job... you know GUILTY of being a bad football coach (and AD). So, it's not a witchhunt, its using the most recent, obvious, and provable bit of info to get a guy removed from a job that HE SHOULD BE removed from.
Also, F Golic too.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I was taught that when you||
I was taught that when you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all. And Being a proud Michigan Man... I always listen to my elders.
Have a nice day everyone.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I hate these conversations,||
I hate these conversations, because inevitably it gets back to bagging on kids that are working their ass off for our entertainment... but, if our QB always locks in on one WR (usually Funchess) in a 2 and 3 WR set and throws at him no matter how open he is.. what makes anyone think that sneding out more WRs (less protection) is going to make any difference except maybe get him killed even faster. Serious question. This is the route that should have been taken 10 years ago (strike up the florida bowl game old bit), it probaly would have (did) worked with those QBs OLs WRs back in the day.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||this||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||this. good talk.||
this. good talk.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Yes. At least you would know||
Yes. At least you would know that the head coach has a strong grasp on the situation. That's always the first step in fixing an issue(s). Instead we get, "I like where this team is at". Sorry coach Hoke, I don't.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I'm not convinced Hoke knew||
I'm not convinced Hoke knew what or who he was referring to. Nothing about his statement clarifies if he was talking about just people who tweet at the kids, or maybe me who thinks they need to play better (although I do not fault their own effort or will), and the coaches who most definitely need to coach better. He said that he likes where this team is at... umm... I got nothing for that.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||That isn't really the point.||
That isn't really the point. He made a ridiculous comment that I matched in ridiculousness for the point of illustrating its ridiculousness.
Still, since you asked.
1. Mattison or Nuss would be in charge, not Hoke.
2. Brandon would have a long time to openly talk to whoever he wanted to in order to upgrade our head coach.
3, It would give me as a season ticket holder, alum, fan a reason to plunk down a couple grand for next year's tickets with the hope that we may actually get better when everything I have seen over the past three years says that if a change isn't made we will not. No I will not plunk my money down until later, but I would rather not spend the rest of the year rooting for the kids to win only to feel that sense of dread that rolling up Miami, Utah, Rutgers, Maryland, Minnesota, Indy, NW brings back a guy who I know can't beat OSU or MSU.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Why is it ok for Hoke to||
Why is it ok for Hoke to question my fandom? while I am not allowed to question his coaching? I am there every Saturday, paying my money, cheering on his ill prepared charges. Hoping for the best but knowing what we will get as I have seen it week in and week out for 3+ years.
Neg away, but I guarantee that over the last 3 years I have been a way better fan than he has been a coach.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||If you are a true Michigan||
If you are a true Michigan man you step down today, if you're not then you won't.
Also, I am still rooting for the kids. Nobody deserves to be handicapped the way they have been by their coaching staff.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Pryor is that you??... We||
Pryor is that you??... We know Terrelle, everybody rapes... so it's all good man.
OSU and ND... 2 peas in a pod.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||37-20||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Who is the SAM on these plays||
Who is the SAM on these plays and where is he?
I suppose we are in nickle and there is another DB we can't see.
If Jake were playing SAM... would he have been off the field anyway on this play?
You are trying to stop a run play with 6, when the other team has all 6 guys accounted for... either someone makes an excellent play or the back hits the crease and takes his yards. We won't often do this on D, I would assume.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I am not currently and||
I am not currently and further more, have never actually chased a rabbit.
I do throw tennis balls at them from time to time.... don't judge, they F up my garden!
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Georgia.. lots of smoke UVA||
Georgia.. lots of smoke
UVA .. big recuiting area lately.
Hoping for Texas or LSU. I would make the trip to both those places.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Let me get this straight..||
So... they have sex with her and she does their homework?
Wow, she got herself a great deal there.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Dude, that's not a gay joke..||
Dude, that's not a gay joke.. that's a "slot recievers are short" joke...
Not sure thats even a joke, as slot recievers are... you know... short.
And to the people who think these 2.. TWO! young men have made a big deal over themselves coming out.. Are you saying that nobody would have blinked if they showed up with their boyfriends at the ESPYs or something?? There is an announcement to get out in front of the shit storm that WILL come. If in ten years after hundreds of athletes have followed suit guys are still calling press conferences (or the like) to come out.. then you would have a point.