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|15 hours 45 min ago||Ok||
You win. I was in a bad mood. :)
|16 hours 46 min ago||this blog's message board||
is degenerating to whining about Notre Dame, MSU, OSU, etc.
Kelly is a far better coach than ours, and it's not really that crazy to dispute a big call like that. When the committee decides which teams get into the playoffs, Kelly wants people to think back to this loss and remember the Irish could have/should have won. Seems like the smart thing to do.
But I have an idea: Let's keep putting up pics of the time way back when of Kelly turning purple, if that makes everyone feel better.
|16 hours 51 min ago||"This will be unlikely to be a popular opinion,"||
"This will be unlikely to be a popular opinion,"
or, just wrong.
though I do hope you're right, it would be great to have a close game.
|1 day 7 hours ago||hey||
hey Uncle Fred,
You take yourself a little too seriously.
But you keep betting on those players and coaches - they all seem to know that Hoke is just plain amazing.
As for the water to wine thing:
|1 day 7 hours ago||this thread||
was not about what I thought it would be about.
I thought it was going to be about smash-mouth football and running the ball up the gut, and whining about the spread.
instead, it was even worse.
|1 day 22 hours ago||I think||
I think you are mixing up "leader" and "nice guy".
I bet the players think of Hoke as a "nice guy" and like him. However, if they think he is a leader, they don't know what leadership is.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Gremlin||
Give it a rest dude
|3 days 17 hours ago||I'm in||
And enjoying it. But you posted this 1/2 hour early!
|3 days 20 hours ago||Pitt||
doesn't look very good.
hard to imagine this kind of hire doing anything other than making people go: huh?
|4 days 2 hours ago||But||
This kind of support statement is a strong sign that something may be going down. Why else force ... Err ... ask all your coaches to sign a letter of support. DB must be nervous.
|4 days 2 hours ago||This||
Is almost as bad as the flight tracking.
|6 days 20 hours ago||Why||
Why does everybody hate me?
|1 week 1 day ago||Great letter||
As much as I hate the phrase, this is what it is to be a Michigan man.
|1 week 2 days ago||This||
Is a hall of fame post.
|1 week 2 days ago||Any man||
Any man can post.
|1 week 4 days ago||3.25?||
|1 week 5 days ago||"Probably not" made me lol||
"Probably not" made me lol for realz
|1 week 5 days ago||Yaw yaw footbaw||
|1 week 6 days ago||My worries||
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||hilarious||
and oddly, about as well reasoned as some of the other CC posts.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||NO||
Response, bullet by bullet:
- Young (39) and energetic
Maybe the truest thing about this post.
- Maximizes talent, always seems to do more with less
Not really true. They do less with less, most of the time.
- Recruits to a school with high academic standards
Who cares? Michigan recruits better; not clear if he has what it takes to bring in the next level of stars.
- Is on the AFCA's Ethics Committee
Probably one of the worst reasons to ever hire a coach. I think he's also on the "EA sports" concussion squad.
- Seems flexible when it comes to QB style - pocket passer (Siemian), primarially a runner (Kolter), dual-threat (Persa)
Flexible in being mediocre is not a good quality.
- Might be hard to pry him away from his alma mater
This is a pro.
- Hasn't actually won anything (i.e. a division or conference title) other than a few bowl games
Kind of a big problem.
- Some people aren't fans of his sideline antics. I don't really care; I'll take someone who might look like a bit of a prick over Hoke and his dazed and confused sideline demeanor.
Want a mediocre prick? Here's your guy.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||nice as usual||
Great sunday reading.
I still think:
- you are too optimistic about Hoke; at this point I'm convinced his steady state might be 6-6 (or worse) and only an unusually good year would get to 8 or 9 wins. He's a big part of the reason for the current tire fire, not a solution to it.
- you are too pessimistic about the future coach; the right hire will fix things in a hurry. Hopefully that right hire is Harbaugh. If not, well, there are still plenty of really good coaches out there. Time will tell...
Glad you have the strength to keep writing these; it seems like it would be easy to stop!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||it's too bad||
that so many opportunities have been arising for him.
at least he looks like he's still trying to have fun out there.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||you||
just keep on fighting the good fight, GoBluInTX.
I bet Hoke is about to turn it all around too.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Bill Walsh||
Went back to stanford.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||it's||
supposed to be a semi-colon between "tl" and "dr".
your post, however, would more appropriately be responded to in this manner: "ts; dr; lo" which is "too short; did read; lacked originality"
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'm looking for||
I'm looking for a one-armed athletic director
|2 weeks 1 day ago||This sounds||
Like a summary of a game of "fruit ninja"
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Goodness||
This is dumb. You must be 12 or a troll or high or Brady's wife.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||They will recover||
They just need a good coach. It's not that complicated. Relax, one is coming soon.