"You can't make me," Hoke said. "You're not my father."
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|1 min 45 sec ago||Yeah, get the Puffin browser||
You have access to so much more of what the site has to offer(especially if you want to view or post a picture or video) if you're flash-equipped.
|13 min 13 sec ago||So that Brian can tear him down||
And do his part to ensure that (as he predicted) we are ND.
|25 min 30 sec ago||This week changed my opinions plenty||
But mostly it was the getting owned by Minnesota bit that did the changing.
Now if you asked me how the incident changed my views of the press and the major contributors to this blog...If you all are on fire, you had better hope I've had a lot of diet coke. I mean a lot.
|47 min ago||This. So much this.||
Hoke probably wont survive this year because the team hasn't produced on the football field since his first year.
I feel myself wanting to push back hard on this particular point though, because outrage has been amplified to a ridiculous and insincere level to serve the "Fire Hoke, Fire Brandon" agenda. Makes me a little ill.
What's more, I want this team to succeed. I want this program to succeed. When I see michigan "fans" taking such glee in the team's failures(serving as petty victories for their petty agenda), it makes me pretty angry. It makes me think maybe all those people who say Michigan fans are spoiled and entitled and deserve what they get...maybe there's something to that.
|5 hours 9 min ago||Game doesn't matter||
It would take a Darius Morris flipthescript GTFOMC win over MSU to save his job now. And it would. But when Hoke's post-mortem is written, there will be 2 bullet points.
1. Winning 11 games was a bad idea. Everyone assumed then that the roster was sufficient for BoMoCarr expectations. Clearly it was not.
2. Guy never recruited a QB(necessary) or a running back(helpful) capable of playing at a B1G level(and that aint what it used to be either).
You can identify a QB. You can recruit a QB. You can develop a QB. There are 3 ways to get there(usually its a combination, but those Mike Hart/Kirk Cousins guys are out there like winning lotto tickets).
It's ugly, but the next guy(whoever it is) should consider stockpiling QB's. Maybe grap 3/class and sort them out 'Bama-style. You're not always going to get lucky, but there are ways to hedge your bets.
|21 hours 31 min ago||Whether they bring in a new coach or not||
9-4 is a great year for Michigan now. Maybe the new guy brings a quarterback with him, that would cure a lot of ills, but this team is not good at football. Regardless of who is coaching them, they're probably not going to be good for a while. You may want to adjust your expectations to the new normal.
A great year UNDER LLOYD CARR was probably 2 losses or less. That is no longer the case. I believe that may have been the point of this whole thread.
|22 hours 46 min ago||How much better||
Was Toledo? Didn't they finish 2008 at 3 and 9?
|23 hours 21 min ago||And what was his record||
Cooper was there for a couple of Moeller years, but I know he was 2 and 10 against Michigan.
|23 hours 28 min ago||The horror||
App State gets blown up as the worst thing ever for no apparent reason. Plenty of good programs have lost to worse teams. Michigan finished up a 4 year sweep of MSU that year and beat Tebow in a bowl game. That was a damned good year. We may not see its like for a while.
|1 day 22 hours ago||You've got a great blog||
But your blatant hypocrisy evinces a total lack of self-awareness. This is EXACTLY the type of overblown press coverage you RAILED against when it was coming at the expense of Our Lord and Savior RR. So Bellamy couldn't find his helmet, and Shane was sent in to hand off the ball ONCE under the gun as the playclock was expiring. What terrible harm befell Morris that I missed? Is he suffering terrible PTSD that he was so blatantly put in harms way? For all the coverage there's been, kid must be dead right? At least in a wheel chair for life?
You've become the problem.
|2 days 16 hours ago||The team is not good||
And I hope like hell they can find a better coach. But who was he supposed to put in? Do you really want to risk Gardner(who for better or worse gives Michigan the best chance to win games in the future) down 30pts? Do you want poor Bellamy to embarass himself further? Poor guy couldn't even find his helmet.. It was a bad situation, granted it was caused by Hoke failing to build a good team, but Brian and Ace have really dragged Hoke's name through the mud. Trashed the man's character. Possibly without cause.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Meta||
If/When it comes out that Morris was never concussed, do the Mom's basement crowd publish a retraction/apology, or do they hold themselves even less accountable than the toxic mainstream media they so despise? There is a chance that the torch and pitchfork crowd come out looking pretty stupid on this one. The stink of it is, if Michigan keeps losing nobody is going to hold them accountable anyway.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Agreed||
There is nothing worse than a frontrunner. You support them when they win. You support them when they lose.
"We're gonna believe in each other, we're not gonna criticize each other, we're not gonna talk about each other, we're gonna encourage each other. And when we play as a team, when the old season is over, you and I know, it's gonna be Michigan again, Michigan."
Some of us have forgotten the face of our fathers.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Warde Manuel is a good guy||
With a really nice family. I think he played for Bo too.
|2 days 21 hours ago||You don't think you all are overreacting a little?||
Let me preface this by saying I think Brandon should be (covertly) making calls to find a new head coach based entirely on the team's performance this year.
I saw the hit and aftermath on 70 inches of flat panel LED. The television coverage was excellent, if by excellent you mean brutal. But Brady Hoke didn't have access to that. What's more, he was probably a little preoccupied with getting his arse kicked by Minnesota to run down the sideline making sure that every one of his players was hunky dory. We don't know what he saw.
TV coverage also showed Bellamy scrambling furiously trying to find a helmet that fit. Was Hoke supposed to hold his hand too?
Pointing out that Hoke thinks it was targeting, now that he has undoubtedly answered 25,000 questions on the hit, and implying that he meant that he thought that AT THE TIME without that specific knowledge is flat out libelous.
I'm with you guys that if there is a better coach to be had, Brandon needs to find him, but this blog has cried wolf one too many times here, and your credibility is fading.
|1 week 38 min ago||Absolutely||
Devin is a great quarterback in something like 1 out of every 4 games. We wont talk about the other three.
|1 week 40 min ago||I like it||
It feels like a reset. The team badly needs one of those. Hopefully they rally behind the kid. First team practice reps can only help Shane. It was pretty obvious that Gardner was never going to "get" it. Michigan wasn't headed for the Rose Bowl, so why not build for the future? I like the move regardless of Devin's health. It also shows that the coaching staff cares more about the program(and the kids) than their jobs. Because it could get worse before it gets better.
|1 week 2 days ago||WTF||
When did Leonard start dating Ellen Degeneress?
|1 week 5 days ago||News flash||
Season tickets don't make economic sense UNLESS you want to support the program.
You can get priority access to OSU and MSU tickets for next year by paying $40 per to see Utah or Minnesota. And fake Dhani Jones sends you email.
It's kind of great. There are now options for big spenders and the middle class. Don't be a hater.
|2 weeks 40 min ago||He's probably coming back. Period.||
Unless a great candidate presents himself(Harbaugh) there is no way Brandon breaks up this coaching staff. With this OC, this DC, and Hoke's recruiting, given time this thing is going to work.
Now to get the fans/media off his back, Hoke has got to get to "10" wins. "10" with the understanding that OSU and MSU count for 3 wins each.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I bet you couldn't wait||
I bet you couldn't wait to get rid of Lloyd either. How did that work out for you genius?
This is a very talented coaching staff that hasn't put it all together yet. Thank God David Brandon is smarter than you are.
|4 weeks 1 hour ago||Well, perhaps the score doesn't tell us much||
But I'd guess that the Notre Dame game tells us more about the quality of various position groups than playing say Eastern, Western or Central. I for one will be watching the line play on both sides of the ball. In most seasons, this is the first game in which Opponent Caveats don't so much apply. If our O line(and receivers) is/are manhandling ND like they did App St(which I certainly don't anticipate) it's going to be a really good year. Hence the intrigue.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I've got Aaron Rodgers in my ten man||
But I waited in my 12 man(snagged Jamaal Charles and Montee Ball while everyone else was reaching for qb's) and will most likely start Romo over RGIII.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||You are correct||
Thank you for the correction. I have been remembering it wrong for a decade.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I too am a fan of Mr. Smith||
But it's more of a gut/feel/eyeball thing. I remember watching a closer than it should have been Miami (ntm) game and feeling kind of alright because by the end of the game we'd found a running back(Hart). Something like that.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I like||
De'Veon Smith. 27 had some nice runs too, but #4...Opponent caveats apply, but he looks like he could have a special year.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I was going to embed||
Then I listened to the lyrics. Then I remembered the board's reaction to noted cereal rapist Robin Thicke. Then I thought about the children. Then I had one of those fantastic turkey sausage and egg croissants from Sqm's Club. Now I'm ready for the game.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||OP did it wrong||
His thread was crying out for a "Neener Neener Neener".
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Section 8||
Row 43. Whose tickets did I just buy? Thought about just hitting up a scalper, but it's worth the $25 per for me to have tickets in hand.
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||Meh||
This is not news.