“On the offense last year, they had great spacing. That’s what I remember. Great spacing, great shooters, like Nik Stauskas, who’s not there right now. But they always have someone to fill the roles. They have a cutting offense, kind of hard to guard.”
|2 hours 29 min ago||LOL. Wut?||
I have also become tired of this "overrated" defense that is the only thing holding back the tide given the offense underwhelming performances.
Mattison only has the defense at #10 in the nation in Total Defense. Guy should do a better job. Totally over rated.
FWIW, note who the #9 team is when you click the link...that's right, defensive genius Pat Narduzzi.
|3 hours 59 min ago||A question||
Was he a regular on Twitter pre September?
I could not follow Dave Brandon.
Then again, neither can AD success.
|4 hours 3 min ago||Justin...||
So given this criteria, I assume we can eliminate the following CC candidates as they have not been above reproach, certainly:
Pete Carroll (though he wasn't coming anyway)
Probaby some more but I was too busy over here reading my copy of "The Winner's Manual" by the disgraced Jim Tressel.
Given the Michigan criteria I will pray harder for a Harbaugh.
|5 hours 34 min ago||"Delusional Fans" Like Me||
Here's how it works: delusional fans like me stop donating money to the AD, stop buying high priced season tickets, buy them through secondary vendors and suddenly 80k fans are in the stadium and the whole thing blows the hell up.
While it is true that both programs have the ability to be successful the idea that Michigan won't return to dominance with competent coaching and administration is ludicrous. End of the day, the school leadership has to be accountable via hiring and winning to the season ticket base or their revenue goes away.
Should they be motivated to hire the best available after this season? Unless 80 k is their goal then yes. That debt servicing on the stadium improvements also exist let alone the monies spent and debt serviced on non-revenue.
Excellence is the standard and has to occur. Miles, Harbaugh(s), whomever has to make it work.
"Won't last because it can't"
|5 hours 43 min ago||Hmmmmm....||
New president can talk all he wants about athletics coming second. But reality sets in with millions of committed funds for new facilities etc. Revenue from football and basketball matter to the university and it's not like the guy can show up and move the direction of the university away from athletics (particularly with that cheque from the B1G coming in each year).
For right or wrong Michigan is wed to big time athletics and the sooner the new guy realizes this the better.
|5 hours 50 min ago||@Justin||
Isn't the program identity supposed to be Leaders and Best? What it's become, sadly, is moralizing elitists and emo fans over the last eight years. They could hire some real leaders, the best in their profession, the "best" but that would cost money and might upset the apple cart of an uptight cadre of fans/Michigan apologists. The same bunch that probably feels bad that Mike Hart called Sparty "little brother" and is apologist about it.
So, you're saying that supporting redemption for an elite level football coach and athletic administrator is not part of Michigan's "identity"? The guy has been a respected "leader" and he made some mistakes. He has more MNC rings than anyone around Schembechler not named Lloyd Carr.
Leaders? Hire them. Best? Pay them. Redemption? Why not Tressel; hell, why not Michigan?
|6 hours 1 min ago||Hmmmmm....||
I guess Tressel's contemporaries in honesty would be Urban Meyer (heart issues never returning to coaching), James Franklin (rape investigation), Joe Paterno (pedophile defender/facilitator), Bobby Petrino (something about girlfriends and Harleys), Nick Saban (that whole injury thing, never coaching at Alabama etc.) and on and on.
Look, the coaching profession isn't full of ethical guys. Except Lloyd Carr, perhaps...and he would have been run out of Ann Arbor on a rail in 2007 had he not walked away.
|10 hours 1 min ago||True.||
But only to 2016. One would think given his "cooperation" with the NCAA and "exemplary" behavior as an administrator etc. added to his connections that this is window dressing in front of a potential hire.
|10 hours 11 min ago||@Justin||
At what point do we stop moralizing as a fan base so we can have nice things? James Franklin rape case cover up, Joe Paterno covers for a now convicted pedophile, Brian Kelly puts a kid in a tower in 50 mph winds to film practice but the school "apologized", Mike Leach locks kids with (alleged) concussions in sheds, Nick Saban oversigns and his players get strange injuries causing them to end up at Colorado State...so does Auburn etc. etc.
Tressel was clearly a player in a very signfiicant institutionally approved series of violations over years. He was also an exceptionally good coach. He was also the coach who took the fall for that school. Not the president, the AD, compliance...nobody. Well, TP, perhaps.
The elite ones (Miles, Meyer, Harbaugh etc.) they all come with moral/ethical/behavioral issues. Why not redemption? Can we not also have nice things? Or does our "moral compass" come first. Dave Brandon could have written that last line.
|10 hours 22 min ago||Tressel...||
I've been backing Tressel throughout "the process" or whatever hell we all currently occupy with Michigan, the AD and any potential coaching search. People talk about how the next coach needs to be elite, an excellent recruiter, a national level hire etc. Tressel ticks all the boxes.
And for people who question the guy's ethics vis a vis tatgate its pretty obvious that he was the one who paid the penalty for what was clearly an institutional level compliance problem. Gee walked, Smith actually consolidated his power and tOSU moved on to Meyer. Pretty sure the NCAA would scale down his penalties.
Jim Tressel is a hell of a football coach. Period. People talk about second chances and redemption. I'd say taking over as the Ira and Nikki Harris Head Football Coach at Ann Arbor would be a start. Also, he could fire Brandon.
|11 hours 50 min ago||Well...||
|14 hours 4 min ago||Heh.||
Something about Brandon breaking down film with the coaches...
|14 hours 9 min ago||Hmmmmmm....||
There is nothing wrong with the politicking but any fan with a memory also realizes the hypocisy of his comments in light of the Stanford and Pitt ref decisions a few years back. If the vast majority of "experts" including Lou Holtz (even) identified it as a penalty and Kelly disputes it that's fine but his credibility certainly suffers.
I can't imagine committee members are moved by his politics at all. He's just playing to the angry Irish fanbase.
|14 hours 16 min ago||Ownership isn't anything Michigan State has...||
Their delusional fanbase might parrot the talk radio but really, before their current streak who had won six straight? These people are defined by a history of being second best in the state, something of a football afterthought, Staee, Tony Mandarich and Sparty No. Maybe Mike Hart was right the whole time.
FWIW, I enjoyed the present in Michigan Stadium but two years ago when Sparty wasn't owning anything. Ulimately, Sparty fan has to acknowledge internally or otherwise the fact that over the years it's been Michigan's series. Sparty might have a period of success now and then (see the 50's) but it won't last. The reason it won't last is because it can't last. Michigan has too much institutional interest, too much money in, too much debt and too much committed to their football program being successful (see donors) not to just can Brady Hoke et al. in 3 months and hire the most expensive guy available (I mean, the new AD can hire the most expensive Harbaugh/Miles/(please be Jim Tressel) available.
If Brady Hoke/DG somehow catch lightning in a bottle this weekend like tOSU last fall then great. If not, I'm confident Les Miles fixes things. The thing is, internally or otherwise, Sparty fan is aware of this also.
|15 hours 24 min ago||Jeebus.||
When they win the next 36 in a row and take the lead in the overall series then, and only then, will I stop relying on history. Don't piss on the legacy of Bo, Mo, Lloyd etc. You think those players didn't earn those wins? Should we count by decades only? Perhaps Sparty like in six year increments (unless they have lost all six of those years?). I'm tired of Michigan fans not respecting the legacy of excellence. I get it that the current AD doesn't respect it, or seem to get it for whatever reason...but as a fan I can appreciate the dominance and acknowledge that Michigan will be back (as always).
FWIW, what's going to get you your next MAC coach or keep your current one is David Brandon still running the god damned athletic department.
When 15k fans don't renew this year you'll get your 7 million dollar national hire.
|15 hours 34 min ago||How I miss you, Mike Hart||
After years of listening to fans apologism and Sparty nut hugging about this comment it comes to mind that Mike Hart is everything right about Michigan football.
Please, new "Ira and Nicki Harris" head football coach at the University of Michigan, hire this man.
|16 hours 39 min ago||Getting Inked...||
|1 day 1 hour ago||Re: ND and Success||
|1 day 1 hour ago||@CoachSchiano||
i generally like your commentary but I disagree here only based on the significance/implications of the call and Kelly's pretty evident politicking of the same. he kind of earns the scorn of some given the hypocrisy of his comments post Stanford/Pitt in recent years.
It is a Sunday night, OT topic, relevant to the MNC so why not talk football?
|1 day 2 hours ago||So...||
We're back to 45 then?
I mean, we're talking cyles here, right?
|1 day 2 hours ago||Hmmmmmm....||
|1 day 6 hours ago||Easy Tiger||
...and I hadn't called a poster delusional all day until then. I'd say just aim a bit higher in coaching pedigree, OP.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Posbang.||
|1 day 13 hours ago||Jeebus.||
Saw Addazio's Temple years up close.
Gibson might be a better choice, sadly.
This about explains Addazio:
|1 day 13 hours ago||You do not want.||
That is true.
|1 day 13 hours ago||@Brodie||
I was in Philly during Addazio's tenure. Temple blogger Mike Gibson at Temple Football Forever, quite accurately, stated the following about Addazio after he left:
Truth is, Addazio is a stubborn former offensive lineman who always wants to run the ball. He was that way at Florida and (sans Scot Loeffler’s one year as OC) was that way at Temple and probably will be that way at BC.
OP's defense of/advocacy for this guy is delusional.
|1 day 13 hours ago||@OP||
Addazio would be a great O-Line coach at Michigan. He is articulate at football but there was a reason why fans in both Florida and at Temple were glad to see him gone.
The guy is not in Michigan's league.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Jeebus.||
Maybe you just had to actually be in a town where Addazio was head coach to not respect his capacity in that role. The guy's ceiling is maybe, maybe a poor man's Kirk Ferentz.
Addazio had excellent coordinators at Temple in Loefler and Heater. Listen, maybe he's perfect for OP's vision of Michigan: he's got the Toledo loss on his record and he's a New Mexico Bowl Champion.
Jesus Christ, Allah and the Buddah could be his coordinators and Addazio would still not offer what Les Miles, Dan Mullen, any Harbaugh bring to the table.
Aim Higher, OP.
|1 day 13 hours ago||He's not a great head coach.||
Not at all.
I lived through the Addazio years at Temple. He went to a bowl with the great Al Golden's players (well, he was great when he was at Temple vs. Miami now (YTM). Addazio's offense was boring, predictable, run heavy manball on crack uninspired.
So the guy beat a depleted USC team at BC...he also managed to get lose immediately thereafter to Colorado State.
Steve Addazio, as a head coach, is a winner of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. As a Temple alum and, sadly, a regular victim of watching his years in Philly...I'd hope Michigan aims a lot higher.
|2 days 44 min ago||Meh.||
I have so much Michigan related ennui at the moment I am unmoved by ND's loss. Glad they lost but hardly feeling schadenfreude. More like pissed off Michigan isn't competitive at this point.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Hmmmmm....||
I will personally throw in a couple boxes of Chobani for him.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Epic...||
|4 days 3 hours ago||Nice.||
|4 days 3 hours ago||Posbang.||
|4 days 4 hours ago||It is yogurt||
Part of Dave Brandon's vision in partnership with IMG College.
Chobani will increase its presence and products to students and fans by leveraging IMG College's access to school decision makers and its partner schools' intellectual property on campus, in local retail locations, food service, at athletic facilities and more. In addition, students will enjoy Chobani during on-campus health clinics, community events, and athletic training events.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Let's begin with Chobani...||
|4 days 6 hours ago||Accessibility||
Brandon didn't resolve the accessibity issues in 2008 (he was not a Regent at that point and during his tenure as a Regent did crap all related to accessibility) which provided 329 accessible seats plus companion seats. That said, he was there to shake hands and accept the acknowledgements when the stadium improvements were made.
The accessible washrooms (which too may able bodied people still use), the wider concourses, easier accessible parking are all of benefit to every Michigan family (we're all going to get older and every family eventually has to deal with disability or mobility concerns).
I've been to most of the other new facilities and I find this standard in approach. It is a real pleasure to be able to sit with a disabled family member or friend where they can enjoy the games with dignity.
|5 days 6 hours ago||@BandoCalrisian||
Schlissel is Tacopants
|5 days 7 hours ago||I shall celebrate any 'reset'||
With a Chobani.
|5 days 8 hours ago||The Matrix is, indeed, crumbling...||
|5 days 9 hours ago||@ThadMattasGoblin||
On Addazio: I had the Addazio years at Temple in Philly and the guy is not a phenomenal coach by any means. Frustrating as hell his time at TU. I didn't think it was a great move by BC to pick him up and was frankly glad to see him go. The new guy, Matt Rhule, is younger, a better recruiter and from the Al Golden line of coaches (Al Golden may not be the be all end all at YTM Miami but he his time at Temple was glorious). Addazio went to a bowl game with Golden's players then did nothing...his offense was Hoke manball brutal x50. It is true that he beat USC at home this year and then promptly lost to Colorado State.
Give me the guy who hired Bobby Petrino...hell, send me Bobby Petrino
|5 days 9 hours ago||Yep.||
|5 days 19 hours ago||Transitive Analysis...||
Remember last fall when half the blogosphere had Michigan losing 56 - 6 to St. Urban and Ohio State. Then a quarterback on a broken foot put 41 on Ohio and lost not because they were not every bit the equal of that Ohio State team on that day but because they went for the win and missed the extra point.
I had me a whole giant crew of Ohio State fans around us in my section and watching them, unable to process their team not dominating because that's what 11W, MGo and the internet said was going to happen...it was awesome.
Maybe Michigan plays like Rutgers, maybe they don't. It's the game. Maybe DG plays on a god damned broken foot again, throws for 450 and Michigan wiins by 14.
It's The Game.
|6 days 4 hours ago||The Boss?||
I think he's a Rutgers guy.
|6 days 12 hours ago||They sure did.||
Six safety violations and a $77k fine from IOSHA noting the young man was up in 53 mph gusts. They didn't cover up anything...tell me again about their accountability?
As I said last fall, we failed to keep him safe, and for that we remain profoundly sorry," Jenkins said in a prepared statement.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Hmmmmmm....||
Might have played out better if he hadn't been under investigation for sexual assault only a few months earlier. Just sayin'
|1 week 2 hours ago||Srsly.||
Standing on tables in cafeterias shouting random offensive shit is talking about it? K then.
|1 week 2 hours ago||@Blackstarwolverine||
I did not recall the Lizzy Seeberg incident at ND but you're absolutely correct. ND could not have handled that with much less sensitivity. I don't recall ND being exactly forthcoming about the 2010 death of student manager Declan Sullivan, either.
Self righteousness from ND and it's fans? Shocking.
RIP Lizzy Seeberg.
|1 week 2 hours ago||Well played.||
|1 week 4 hours ago||Heh.||
Something probably suspicious here of the Manziel variety. The thing is, any "investigation" of this nature will take some time to come to it's natural end. I'd say he misses the first half of the Boston College game in November.
Regardless, your boy Lou will pick ND this weekend despite the legit 12 point spread.
|1 week 4 hours ago||No way?||
Really, Brian Kelly?
|1 week 4 hours ago||Well, yeah...||
Alleged stealing crabs, alleged sexual assault, alleged inappropriateness in cafeterias, alleged autographs, alleged f'n alleged...
|1 week 6 hours ago||Sparty plus ten?||
Is that really "rolling" a team?
38 - 28? 20 - 10? 10 - 0?
Now, Sparty will be rightfully favored but that's why you play them.
|1 week 14 hours ago||heh.||
I'm personally backing Les Alouettes over the RoughRiders of Saskatchewan today.
|1 week 1 day ago||@TurdFerguson||
In Canada we refer to it as "Thanksgiving".
Also, it more or less marks the start of curling season.
|1 week 1 day ago||/smh|
|1 week 1 day ago||You better be right.||
|1 week 1 day ago||Heh.||
Well, now that you put it that way...
|1 week 1 day ago||I miss David Molk||
Mostly, I miss his interviews.
|1 week 1 day ago||Wait a minute...||
What if Bando is actually THE KNOWLEDGE
We, as posters, do not KNOW the future
BANDO CALRISSIAN, on the other hand, not only knows the future but also about the future of one David Brandon and the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach Brady Hoke
|1 week 1 day ago||@Sadeto||
I wouldn't say any more trusted. Please note, however:
I don't make up pretend quotes from dead former coaches.
If that's your idea of quality posts then please, give me a break.
|1 week 1 day ago||@Tater||
You forget something?
Perhaps this: /s
|1 week 1 day ago||Well said.||
The modern "Michigan Man" interpretation requiring baptism in all things Ann Arbor, a degree (minimum...but only from AA not Dearborn or Flint) etc. etc. disenfranchises what is probably the largest segment of the fanbase: the "Walverine" or "Meijerverine"
In terms of the coaching/AD it means the pool is limited to former players, former coaches in the tree of Bo, Mo, Lloyd or those similarly connected. Michigan is a school with national reach. A Michigan Man should be, simply, "Leaders and Best" which would allow for the fanbase to accept hiring of simply the best coach and not need the resume tick box "Michigan Man" as it has come to be defined.
If the Walverine side of the fanbase is disenfranchised then what of these kinds of shirts? "Michigan Man" has sadly become a limiting term.
|1 week 1 day ago||A few differences...||
|1 week 1 day ago||Heh.||
Bo would not have tolerated emo from the fanbase, that's for sure.
Imagine Bo interacting with one Brian Cook?
|1 week 1 day ago||WTF||
How is OP posting without gaining the vaunted "Trusted" status at 500 points? Reading this imagination driven fiction (including pretend Bo quotes) leaves me to believe the threshold needs to be much, much higher.
|1 week 1 day ago||Agreed||
I don't get OP putting words in a dead man's mouth about Lloyd and Michigan and how "Michigan won" or how Lloyd acted as though he won etc. It's stupid conjecture.
What I know is that Lloyd ran a clean program, won B1G championships, is the coach of the 1997 National Championship team and that he served the university with dignity. He and his legacy deserve better than OP's imaginative post.
|1 week 1 day ago||@Brodie||
I have no problem with Miles. It doesn't really matter if your success is reliant on coordinators if you retain the right ones.
Les Miles is good at that.
|1 week 2 days ago||Matt Wile||
|1 week 2 days ago||Lol. Wut?||
|1 week 2 days ago||@BeatOSU52||
|1 week 2 days ago||Tough as Hell.||
That's a leader.
|1 week 2 days ago||Tough as Nails||
Ton of character.
|1 week 2 days ago||When Was the Last Time?||
Michigan benefited from a call.
|1 week 2 days ago||God Dammit||
I mean, God Dammit
|1 week 2 days ago||Hands Team||
|1 week 2 days ago||FWIW||
That's Wolverine Devotee level of obsessional knowledge right there
|1 week 2 days ago||Hmmmmmm....||
I wonder if an alternative universe a bunch of Penn State fans are freaking out about that time out and now safety.
|1 week 2 days ago||Greg Mattison||
|1 week 2 days ago||Heh.||
My Temple Owls are going to pwn Penn State and Hackenberg.
State College: Can't Wait
|1 week 2 days ago||Hmmmmm....||
Just crushing Bill Belton tonight
|1 week 2 days ago||free dumb?||
Is Dave Brandon typing this?
|1 week 2 days ago||Well, yeah...||
But it happened to this guy...
|1 week 2 days ago||Signed a few pairs of pants...||
Dolla Bills, yo.
|1 week 2 days ago||Well done Purdue||
Their QB just channeled his "inner Devin Gardner" UTL endzone pass version
|1 week 2 days ago||Double Post||
How about that 4th down call Sparty apologist?
|1 week 2 days ago||Easy tiger||
Yeah, their really, really good defense gave up 31 to this point to Purdue.
|1 week 2 days ago||Oh Hell.||
All blue uniforms?
Also, Matt Godin cut off shirt noted.
|1 week 2 days ago||Weeellll...||
Maybe Dantoinio/Narduzzi are not, in fact, coaching geniuses.
Purdue has been their equal, physically.
|1 week 2 days ago||Ouch.||
Allen getting rolled up like that not cool.
|1 week 2 days ago||Hmmmmmm....||
Can everybody get off the Michigan State defensive genius business now?
Narduzzi talked a bunch of crap about how they would beat Oregon if they played again.
Watching this game; that is obviously the most ridiculous assertion, ever.
|1 week 2 days ago||Jeebus.||
Purdue Running Back just destroyed Hicks.
Hicks got creamed.
Then trash talked after the fact.
|1 week 2 days ago||Hmmmmmm||
I can't get over the nut hugging from the announcers on the ND game. Well, that and the officials having Notre Dame in the pool.
|1 week 2 days ago||Hmmmmmm....||
This looked very, very suspicious to me. That is all.
Gives ND a 1st down...odd coincidence
|1 week 2 days ago||Damn...||
I am completely enjoying watching North Carolina play defense against Notred Dame.
Golson getting absolutely killed. Penalties all over the place on the Irish.
Irish fan shitting the bed.
Until the refs manage to screw over North Carolina it's enjoyable to watch.
|1 week 2 days ago||"Roughing the Snapper?"||
What sort of bullshit call is that?
|1 week 2 days ago||@Thiesen||
It is still Michigan.
It will matter when Les Miles, or either Harbaugh (or my personal pick, Jim Tressel) say that.
|1 week 3 days ago||Heisman Integrity||
Cam Newton will talk to you about integrity:
|1 week 3 days ago||I can't help it...||
|1 week 3 days ago||The new policy on integrity||
Did they consult this expert on the subject?
|1 week 4 days ago||Hmmmmmm....||
Not exactly awe inspiring.
That Laurier team isn't top 20 in Canada.
|1 week 4 days ago||@Devotee...Wilfrid Laurier||
Canada's 7th Prime Minister, first francophone to occupy the job, a noted statesman and federalist.
This guy, recruited to Ottawa between 1896 and 1911. Five star Prime Minister.
|1 week 4 days ago||@Devotee...it's Wilfrid not Wilfred||
Lots of CIS teams could give Michigan a game and/or take a win.
The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks are not such a team.
|1 week 4 days ago||Jeebus.||
Apparently if he'd just allegedly sexually assaulted a woman, stolen a bunch of crab and offended a cafeteria he'd be suspended for like, a game.
|1 week 4 days ago||Srsly, OP?||
I read the title and I thought:
"First football is not competitive and now art at Michigan is no longer nationally relevant, damn."
|1 week 4 days ago||Credibility||
James Franklin has none of that.
|1 week 5 days ago||The answer to our recruiting issues:||
Step 1. Fire this guy (too much brand, not enough wins)
Step 2. Fire this guy also (nice guy, just in over his head)
Step 3. Hire this guy (he's qualified), or his brother, or a guy named Les Miles
Step 4. Profit with 110k + crowds
Step 5. Watch recruits commit
|1 week 5 days ago||srsly.||
Calm down OP
|1 week 5 days ago||Jeebus.||
Addazio was coaching at Temple and did okay for a year with Al Golden's talent...
Then he did basically nothing and went to Boston College.
7-6 and 3-2 at Boston College is not what Michigan needs at this point.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||@SWolverine||
was crapping on "1932" who is appRently now in Bolivian
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Free shoes?||
That's Talahassee only fella
|2 weeks 1 day ago||WTF||
Is this garbage?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||B - E - N - G - H - A - Z - I||
Legendary trolling, OP
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Unconcerned...||
Pull a few strings, call in a few favours...Tressel been minding his Ps an Qs in his new job. If Michigan wanted to make this happen the NCAA would enable it.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Decades?||
Srsly brah. Enough with the hyperbole, alum.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||By miles||
And I've been to Storrs for football
|2 weeks 1 day ago||@Yost||
I'm repping the CC on Jim Tressel all day and twice more on Sunday. Tressel is a monster hire with a proven history of recruiting prowess (with some non institutional support), player development and game day coaching ability. Michigan hasn't had a coach on his level since Bo/Mo and I'm a Lloyd guy.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||This.||
My Temple Owls rolled UConn this year...a football opportunity that job is not (post Pasquiloni)
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Troll||
Pure 100% unadulterated troll
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Srsly...||
Obvious troll is obvious
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Jeebus||
This is taking trolling to an epic level.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Exactly what job "comparable"||
To Michigan did Narduzzi turn down?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||As a Cleveland fan...||
He didn't almost go to Cleveland...he was almost traded to Cleveland...that said, the internets allege he would have taken the trade
|2 weeks 1 day ago||He did not...||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||So you're saying...||
There's a chance
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Hmmmmmmm....||
More Acquiescant Coach, 80 k fans, diminished revenues and Regent Ire
|2 weeks 1 day ago||This.||
She can be spotted looking at Real Estate in Barton Hills...10mil would open up some doors.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||IDK||
You put Harbaugh, Miles or my personal candidate "Mr. 5 year" The Vest out with these recruits I think you see better outcomes. It's clearly not a talent problem at this stage.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Srsly.||
Maybe there can be a retro recruiting flagellation thread every week.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Jeebus.||
"The type of guy Brandon would go for being a Dukie."
I guess it's time for me to buy the Diageo stock if this is where the program goes...
80k crowds are also going to be a related issue
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Heh.||
OP I still can't get over David Cutcliffe in ur sig line...and Todd F'N Graham. Like Greg Schiano was busy? home run hires they are not.
Send us the 61 year old Mad Hatter for a decade.
go Terps (today)
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Srsly.||
OP this is the sort of post I'd expect to see on RCMB. OT as hell, sad and unnecessary. Why pile on at this point. Hope the kid can somehow get his life in order and find a different path.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Jeebus.||
over his dead body and in front of 30k empty seats
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'd prefer Tim Jressel...||
That Tim Jressel knows how to win and would be motivated to destroy St. Urban Meyer.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||This.|
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Heh.||
If Brian Cook was Regent he could compel and influence all the coaches to wear headsets.
Personally, I think an irrascible, moody, emo, self-loathing Michigan obsessive would add a lot to any meeting of the Regents.
Time to get on with creating history then...
|2 weeks 5 days ago||The New AD||
Can also be part of the Michigan family.
The new AD can also actually interview Jim Harbaugh or Les Miles or high calibre coaches that want to coach football at Michigan.
Dave must go.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Henry Rollins||
Looking at you Dave Brandon
|3 weeks 2 hours ago||This guy.||
He is Ohio State Man
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||The Ozone?||
To hell with that.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||Post Brandon?||
Nothing but rainbows and unicorns.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||This.||
*I* miss the Michigan football of yore.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||@TruthSerum||
"Less intelligent persons"
I mean, srsly. Who the hell do you think reads the blog.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||Jeebus.||
Addazio coached Temple and won with Al Golden's players.
Then he sucked a lot.
The idea that Addazio is a good hire is ludicrous.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||Hmmmmm....||
Uh, yeah, because Warde Manuel would respond with: "I'd just like my current employers to fcuk themselves".
I imagine the guy is going to deny out of respect for his current role (and if he doesn't turn out to be the guy).
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||How the world will end...||
We shall know of its arrival when a subpar coached Michigan team is physically dominated and broken at home against Minnesota...yep, this is the end.
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||Ah, Craig James||
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||Devotee...||
There is one man who is a real "home run hire" a man who knows the area, recruits like a MF'er, is a hell of a game day coach and has a reason to work to dominate Ohio State and Sparty year in and year out...
He's available and is already embracing his inner Walverine:
Tressel is my pick all day.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Because Auburn...||
You'd need a gatling gun...
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Perspective...||
Pitchfork Upvote, OP.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Lately...we have a tradition of brutal threads.||
Thanks for that, OP.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Understatement of All Time||
"The defense never seemed to get going when he was the coach"
Yeah, I'd agree there.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Hmmmmm...||
Actually, he'd be my first choice to have found that gif...
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Srsly?||
There would be like 4 threads per day if people weren't posting opinion driven content here.
At least it's not RCMB level.
BronxBlue has some credibility as a poster/commenter/recapper
|3 weeks 1 day ago||This is sad.||
My Temple Owls would roll Rutgers.
When the hell did I have more confidence in Temple football than Michigan football.
What sort of bizarre world are we living in? It's like someone would tell me that an unqualified former Regent named Dave Brandon, a Republican political hopeful and CEO of a pizza company had somehow taken over Michigan athletics...
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Hmmmm...||
Let's see how large the money bag is when they're drawing 80k or less.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||"Jim's the smarter coach"||
John's got the ring.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Never thought I'd say this...||
But Angry Wolverine Devotee is growing on me
"Let the hate flow through you"
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Not sure what you're getting at..||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Long time Leafs fan...||
There's your perspective.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I got a match for that guy...||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Hmmmmm....||
Brandon has to go or I'm out. Period.
Hoke also needs to go...and get replaced by a name (give me one Harbaugh, a Les Miles, Petrino etc.) but for me it's Brandon who is the problem.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Jeebus.||
The defense certainly does not suck.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Heh.||
It does legit seem Hagerup was a better punter when he was on the weed.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'm all for pissing on the coaches given the results so far||
...but pissing on 18 or 20 year old kids is ridiculous.
They deserve better.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Jeebus.||
Shane just gave me the palpatations there
|3 weeks 2 days ago||TV Announcer:||
"The Michigan faithful have not been very happy with the way this team is playing"
Genius Analysis there...
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Jeebus.||
The future with Brandon:
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Judgement and Hate?||
Now we're talking.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Mods Delete||
Srsly. The Onion? More Sparty whatever...
Nothing to see here.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Jeebus.||
Who the hell negged that? I mean, srsly.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Hmmmmmm....||
I don't know if it's the Chad Carr perspective and I'm no Brady Hoke defender (on offense, anyway)...but I lived through the god damned tire fire that was 50 plus points against Illinois with RichRod along with the stuffed beaver, Gerg's hair etc.. Mattison's defense is getting to where Rod's offense was with Denard.
The team is 2-2 right now (with obvious losses to Power 5 oppostions and looked like crap, I get it) but I'm willing to stay open to the idea of these guys winning some games and turning things around. I'll reserve my judgement on them (and my potential for renewal (something you know a little bit about) based on the performance, the direction of the program, Brandon not clusterfcuking things up any worse etc.
Reading about little Chad Carr and his issues kind of refocused my anger/irritability with the program. Things need to change on offense. Brandon needs to go...but I'm open to give these kids and these coaches the season.
Sadly, in the past decade we've all suffered through worse (Horror, Toledo, Illinois 50 plus, Gerg etc.) so I'm willing to see if they can right this thing. If not...pull out the cheque book Dave Brandon or it all blows up.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Not cool.||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||@FratFail||
The offense looks brutal.
The defense is #8 in the country holding back the deluge. Mattison is certainly developing players on that side. It's on the offense now to make this happen or we can enjoy 3000 Les Miles wife real estate threads.
Generalizing player development across the board just isn't factual based on the defensive outcomes (this is particularly the case given the crap show that has been the offense).
|3 weeks 3 days ago||for fcuk sake||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||What are you drinking?||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Perspective...||
Get well young man.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I think...||
Les Miles should be a bit worried about Jon Gruden looking at Ann Arbor real estate with Mrs. Miles.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Hmmmmmmm....||
On a 3 year 24 million dollar contract this Phil Hughes.
He'll be okay; he can still make it rain.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Hmmmmm....||
With the wife of Les Miles or Jim Harbaugh?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Funk Thread...||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||"forget the stars"||
Please, not this meme again about chemistry and working hard.
Apparently, you missed the "Big Play" Ray Vinopal era and the "three star mafia" who freaked out around these parts every time a below four star player was recruited. I'm sure Rich Rod's 3 stars on defense were hard workers though...
I don't buy your logic that Michigan should potentially go down a road of recruiting more "roster filler who will work their tails off". Michigan should always compete for elite recruits. I don't think anyone is questioning the effort of the players (and if you are then I think you're way off base). Coaches put kids in positions to be successful. Mattison's 8th ranked defense has done just that with highly ranked (of late) recruits and a few 3 stars sprinkled in...the coaches have not yet put the offensive players or special teams in positions to have success. Ten men on a punt (coaches), offensive scheme (coaches), S&C (if it's really a problem and not a red herring) is coaches.
Devin played a game on a god damned broken foot and ran up 41 on tOSU last fall. JMFR came back off a knee...there is character in that room.
Character doesn't scheme.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Another Harbaugh Thread?||
And another...and another...and another...
|3 weeks 6 days ago||@814d||
"I may reach Wolverine Devotee status"
Srsly. Unless you plan on staying on the blog 24 hours a day while eschewing your other life interests that's just not going to happen.
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||But but but...||
Did he wear a headset?
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||I'm watching the game this weekend.||
Only a dozen or so occasions a year. This helps:
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||Hmmmmmm....||
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||Well Played.||
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||Agreed.||
Harbaugh might or might not be interested in returning to Ann Arbor at this stage (though in past it certainly seems like he has been). He's probably smart enough to look at Saban, the stability, salary, control and lack of York family relatives and do the math...
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||Dammit.||
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||Cheap Ass Khakis?||
WD would need to the the "COA GAME WORN" version for $500. Can't believe Brandon hasn't thought of this already...
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||Thanks Lutha||
One too many losses.
One too many threads about coaching, execution, coaching changes.
Sadly, not one too many drinks.
But I'll get there based on how this season is going, I fear.
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||Jeebus.||
Was getting a bit edgy.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||For Fcuk Sake||
I bet OP was thinking: "I could make a thread using Nick B.'s observations to make the assertion that the team is poorly coached. They could use a new coach...hmmmmmm..."
How f'n novel.
This is only about the millionth thread to that end post game. At this stage, I think I find the new threads about how this team is poorly coached more annoying than the outcomes of questionable coaching/coaching decisions.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Been here since well before The Horror||
This is a god damned tiny blip in the radar screen in terms of despair.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Srsly.||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Oh yes, my plan is coming together...||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||heh.||
Now that's the sort of commitment I want for the M job. He'd walk across the country for the job...wait, what?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||So you're saying?||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Still Planning the Obsession||
Can't stop. Won't stop.