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|2 hours 57 min ago||this post||
This post is silly.
if Hoke were coaching Indiana or Illinois, sure.
If Hoke previously had a wildly successful track record before coming to Mich, sure.
But he's not, and he doesn't.
He's running out of time.
|3 hours 1 min ago||GMatt||
is a boss.
|3 hours 5 min ago||oh come on||
Sure, people grumble all the time. But the level of dissatisfaction here and now for Hoke is way higher than any complaints about Dantonio last year - and rightly so. It's silly to compare the two.
Everybody keeps saying wait and wait and wait, and in the meanwhile, Rome burns.
|3 hours 9 min ago||why||
why does anyone like this show?
it baffles me - a show about people who are completely unlikeable.
|1 day 2 hours ago||thanks||
for bringing up two terrible seasons.
|1 day 2 hours ago||no easy fix||
sadly there is no easy fix. a switch to Shane is a bit of a double-edged sword; while it could serve as a "fresh start", it could also signal to the team that everyone is in desperation mode, and the season could really spiral out of control.
if there is a cure for this team, it's the Big Ten, esp. a team like Minnesota. Run the ball, stop the run, and get a win. Get DG back some of his mojo with lots of easy throws. Punt and hope that the two people downfield can tackle. Stuff like that. Winning the next few won't cure all, but it will make the season much more palatable.
|1 day 2 hours ago||I hope||
I hope that the Wolverine Devotee pulled through this dark time.
|1 day 2 hours ago||actually||
sounds like it was a full disk. When disks are full, computers start to do weird things. Try filling yours sometime! Here is a handy python program to do just that:
fd = open('file', 'w')
Note: it will take a while.
|1 day 2 hours ago||front page||
FRONT PAGE! FRONT PAGE! FRONT PAGE!
I kept thinking I would cut + paste the parts I like to highlight them here, but it would include basically every paragraph.
The only weird thing is your deep knowledge of fake wrestling.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Just||
Save peppers for the next coach. Don't get him hurt. Thus, no.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Why not?||
Can it get worse?
|1 day 16 hours ago||I love||
How everyone on this blog seems to know what harbaugh will do in the future. Unless one if you is actually harbaugh, please stop with the certainty.
|1 week 2 days 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. :)
|1 week 2 days ago||Shirley||
U must be joking
|1 week 5 days ago||Revealed||
Dc Johnny's email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
|1 week 5 days ago||So let me paraphrase||
You're saying that Hoke sucks, right?
|2 weeks 6 hours 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.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||That's||
That's just the beginning of their mating ritual. You were supposed to swear back, and then the fun begins...
|2 weeks 1 day 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.
|2 weeks 1 day 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.
|2 weeks 1 day 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.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||It must be my mood||
But I read that as "homicide pumpkins"
|2 weeks 2 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 3 days ago||LAZER CAT||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I put||
I put it in my journal, I hope this is an acceptable substitute.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||easy||
easy to answer this one:
|2 weeks 4 days ago||40-3||
ND field goal in garbage time.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||i read||
i read this post lustfully
|3 weeks 1 day ago||great||
great as always, but I do kind of think Robert Smith is pretty reasonable. Now J. Galloway on the other hand...
|4 weeks 3 days ago||i think||
go to her place for a while before bringing her home