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|5 days 12 hours ago||I've||
I've thought this for the past six years or so.
It has never once been true.
So yeah, it kinda sounds dumb. :)
|5 days 17 hours ago||Shirley||
U must be joking
|1 week 1 day ago||Revealed||
Dc Johnny's email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
|1 week 1 day ago||So let me paraphrase||
You're saying that Hoke sucks, right?
|1 week 3 days ago||You are on to something||
Methinks you are on to something, and it explains more than home vs. road, but rather simply explains one of the things that is missing with teams under Hoke: motivation. Bo knew how to get players to play hard. As one player said (can't remember which book this was in, and I'm paraphrasing): the game was the easy part; it was practice that was hard.
Hoke is the ultimate player's coach: nice guy, wants players to learn, gives lots of positive feedback. But it's not clear this translates well to being an elite coach. Which top college coach seems like a "nice guy"?
Anyhow, the psychology of football coaching is a fascinating topic. It would be interesting to do an in-depth look at this across many coaches. I'd be curious if you could find anybody like Hoke who has succeeded at a high level.
|1 week 3 days ago||That's||
That's just the beginning of their mating ritual. You were supposed to swear back, and then the fun begins...
|1 week 4 days ago||you are right||
You are right in that all the big programs have the same problem (look at Alabama pre-Saban for example).
The problem we are facing is that there are just more places where a coach can go and succeed and be happy. People keep saying "Hire Art Briles!" but why would someone leave a good job like his for uncertainty at a different school.
All those coaching examples you bring up show how hard it is to find an elite coach, not merely someone who is ok.
And I agree with your assessment: the current one likely isn't the guy. We have enough data to see that. When an elite guy becomes available, we should jump the current ship and see if we can become relevant again.
|1 week 4 days ago||great post||
i enjoyed it, particularly the IEEE spectrum reference.
You are right about the lack of energy -- it seems that while Hoke is a nice guy, he isn't able to perform one of the most basic tasks of a head football coach: getting his guys ready to play the game from a motivational standpoint. "We" often look flat.
|1 week 4 days ago||great write up||
This paragraph gave me a sad, because it was true:
UM isn't a "destination" anymore when it comes to college football, at least not in the way that elite programs are. It has so much baggage and so many masters to please that unless you are an alum or a masochist (or in the case of Jim Harbaugh, both), it doesn't seem worth it to suffer through a bunch of 3-4 loss seasons and get pilloried by a dysfunctional media and an absent-minded athletic department. It's a once-proud program that isn't a destination anymore, one that is going to bristle when a veteran coach tries to impose his will on the institution and severely retard the rocket attached to the back of an up-and-coming coach.
We're just going to have a hard time finding someone who is elite, which is clearly needed to compete on today's stage.
|1 week 5 days ago||It must be my mood||
But I read that as "homicide pumpkins"
|1 week 5 days ago||uh no||
you said "it doesn't seem like Hoke is on that level, but time will tell."
are you kidding? Bo was a great football coach. His teams may have lost, but they never once lost like that. Even comparing Hoke to Bo is a joke.
|2 weeks 56 min ago||LAZER CAT||
|2 weeks 57 min ago||I put||
I put it in my journal, I hope this is an acceptable substitute.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||easy||
easy to answer this one:
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||40-3||
ND field goal in garbage time.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||i read||
i read this post lustfully
|2 weeks 4 days ago||great||
great as always, but I do kind of think Robert Smith is pretty reasonable. Now J. Galloway on the other hand...
|3 weeks 6 days ago||i think||
go to her place for a while before bringing her home
|3 weeks 6 days ago||not to be contrary or anything||
but this entire site exists because posters think they know better than coaches.
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||specific predictions||
Funchess will have a game with 213 receiving yards
Gardner will throw a TD with 11 seconds on the clock to win a game on the road
Michigan will win one game 45-10
J. Peppers will intercept one late against OSU to seal the win
|4 weeks 21 hours ago||wow||
a bit surprised at all the Hoke love. If he does well, great, we're all set. But if the team hits 7-5 this year, the writing is on the wall, and I (for one) would welcome Jimmy home.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||podcast||
do they still make a podcast available?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Indiana and AC||
We left the Indiana game with the late Anthony Carter TD early, because my dad was so angry about the game. How could we play so poorly against Indiana?
As we got to the car, we heard the roar from the Stadium...
For many years, I couldn't forgive my dad, but now it's just a fun story.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||dont worry||
his tear ducts are fully operational.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||That's||
That's LIL buddy
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Sad||
Oh captain indeed.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||they can already be fired||
they can already be fired - most places just give year-by-year scholarships. you don't abide by "team rules", you can be shown your walking papers.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||he's not impossible||
he's a dog:
|14 weeks 2 days ago||silver||
is better at picking politics than sports
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Sea World?||
I guess you didn't watch the movie: