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|1 day 4 hours ago||WE NEED A NEW ANIMAL||
HENRY was for ENNUI.
We need something for the new mood: ANGER.
Here are some possibilities. An eagle:
A jaguar (?):
A cat, naturally:
Or maybe just this:
|1 day 8 hours ago||well||
at least we agree on one point:
"...and then medical'd Morris so that he could get another kid in on the recruiting class."
|1 day 8 hours ago||well||
"Having an exaggerated sense of one's own abilities" is what the dictionary says arrogance is, and to me, being willing to take on a premier job like Michigan with a Ball State/SDSU history and .500 record sounds like it fits the bill.
I don't think you can point to the first year (where he went 11-2 with someone else's players, largely by lucking into one Denard Robinson and adding a respectable defensive coordinator to a team poised for success) and somehow say "hey this guy could have been good, look!". The team has gotten worse and worse each year, and each week Hoke's explanations have remained the same: "execute", "toughness", etc. The only "dumb" thing is to think that somehow Hoke's tenure could have ended with anything other than mediocrity.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Some guy||
Has HAD ENOUGH!
|1 day 19 hours ago||Apologists...||
Gotta apologize, I guess.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Bronx||
You are coming off as a real apologist. It's some staffer's fault now. What do you think would happen to that staffer if Saban was the coach?
|1 day 19 hours ago||You're being||
Too kind. He accepted a job that was beyond him. That doesn't make him a good guy - it makes him arrogant. He will get what he deserves, maybe soon.
|2 days 32 min ago||No||
|2 days 39 min ago||Uh||
|2 days 46 min ago||WHO||
WHO IS THE BEAR????
|2 days 4 hours ago||did||
did you say Sunny D?
|2 days 5 hours ago||I like||
I like the idea of DB trying his hand at coaching; it would be hilarious to see.
However, I have no idea why this would cause you to move your bowels while your pants are still on, "literally".
|2 days 5 hours ago||slight disagreement||
Well done as always - I enjoy reading this and the Boxscore piece on a weekly basis.
One quibble. You say "But I absolutely believe that he cares about Michigan football and is trying his best to make it a winner, just like everyone else involved with the program; to question the effort and desire put forth by the players and coaches is asinine."
I think you're missing the boat here. I'll just focus on the coaches part; let's leave the players out of it. I don't think anyone ever really questions the "effort" or "desire" of the coaches; they just question competence. You know how hard it is to get a job that pays you millions of dollars each year? Very few people in the world get such an opportunity; you think that the people who do would be *good* at what they do. When you get paid like that, and represent an institution like this one, you can't simply put in "effort" or have "desire", you have to get results.
In the end, no one cares whether the coaches want to win (because what coach ever hasn't wanted to win?) - we care about whether they do. Or, at least, whether they look like they could win. Or, that they look like they are getting better, so that one week they might win. This team hasn't looked like it's getting better in a long time, and that's why it's time for Hoke to go.
The other anger directed at Hoke is quite simple to understand as well: it's that he thought he could be the guy. He says he loves Michigan, but does he love it more than he loves himself? A more thoughtful guy might have realized that such a job was beyond his capabilities, and turned it down - heck, I've turned down jobs that I thought I wouldn't be good at (even if they paid more); Hoke thought he could do it and ran to Schembechler Hall. He wasn't good enough elsewhere to earn the job, except through his personal connections to Carr, etc. (no other major team would get anywhere near Hoke, even Indiana). But he was offered the job and thought he was the man for it. Sadly, he was wrong. And his hubris in thinking that it could work out is another source of our anger.
|2 days 13 hours ago||did||
did you say Schiano?
|2 days 23 hours ago||Yeah||
He even had to walk here from California to get the job!
|3 days 2 hours ago||Either way||
Dominoes or papa johns? There is only one winner then: diarrhea.
|4 days 12 min ago||Now this made me laugh out loud||
Coincidentally I'm on the can.
|4 days 17 hours ago||trophy||
indicates that no one thought a normal football player would ever win the award.
|5 days 17 hours ago||People are so delusional||
Harbaugh would never wear an OSU hat.
|6 days 3 hours ago||What I love||
about this response is the certainty: you must be Harbaugh, you know his thoughts so well.
|6 days 3 hours ago||did somebody||
say Ron Zook?
Age, a cruel mistress...
|6 days 3 hours ago||false choice||
you make it seem like the choice is "classy guy" or "SEC-like winner". Unfortunately, the answer has to be "both" - there are plenty of folks who play by the rules and win. The real danger is convincing ourselves otherwise...
|6 days 4 hours ago||Bad example||
No one ever said no to this.
|1 week 5 hours 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.
|1 week 5 hours ago||GMatt||
is a boss.
|1 week 5 hours 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.
|1 week 5 hours ago||why||
why does anyone like this show?
it baffles me - a show about people who are completely unlikeable.
|1 week 1 day ago||thanks||
for bringing up two terrible seasons.
|1 week 1 day 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 week 1 day ago||I hope||
I hope that the Wolverine Devotee pulled through this dark time.