help i've been transported back in time to Jim Tressel's hiring help
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|6 weeks 20 hours ago||You know nothing, DrueDown||
You know nothing, DrueDown
|7 weeks 20 hours ago||Meh||
All this does is confirm what we all knew was probably happening all along. And honestly? In a weird way, this helps Michigan,because we don't want the sorts of kids who are so easily swayed by that BS to come here anyway.
|7 weeks 20 hours ago||Yup||
It takes a lot to make my jaw drop (especially knowing what GoT does to its characters routinely)...but hot damn, that sure did it. Awesome scene.
|10 weeks 19 hours ago||Dude deserves an Emmy||
He is arguably the best actor on the whole show, and that's saying a lot because there is a lot of great acting on this show.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I really dislike this continued argument||
Did the offense cause the defense to give up a bajillion points against Indiana and Ohio State? I mean there were times that what you're saying is true...but let's not act like the defense was perfect either if only for the offense. I recall a specific 80 yard drive given up in about 30 seconds against PSU. And while we like to blame the offense mostly for that loss (which I agree with)...the D played its part too.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Me too||
I don't get the constant fretting over the worst case scenario. Yeah it could happen, but Michigan could also win the Big Ten this year. Don't see much anyone obsessing over the latter though.
|11 weeks 22 hours ago||I watched it last night using HBOGO||
About 30 minutes after the TV premier. Soooo...yeah.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Nah||
Daniel Tosh is really Lane Kiffin.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Kinda makes me sick to read||
Comments defending Sterling.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Ok||
How about the millions of dollars he's made in settlements over accusations of racial discrimination? That is far more serious than this...disappointing that it would take a tape like this to out him publicly in the media. But it's hard to have any sympathy whatsoever for a bigot. His rights were not violated in the least. Most states are one-party tape consent states.
|12 weeks 14 hours ago||I agree||
Especially since, in many cases, the kids choose a school based on the coaches. It's kind of ridiculous that a coaching staff can pack up and leave whenever they want, but the kids aren't allowed to follow them unless they sit out a year. Oh sure, it's unfair to the school that has a coach leave, but that's the way it has been anyway.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||The rule is dumb||
But even if some disagree with that...the punishment is unbearably ridiculous.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Meanwhile||
Mitch will play in the NBA and no one will give a flying fuck that he smoked pot once.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Oh please let this not be a joke||
I would love to see this happen.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Man||
I am conflicted. On the one hand, I applaud Mitch and Beilein for their classy responses. On the other hand, I would love to see someone go on a rant against the NCAA.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Fuck the NCAA||
Anyone need more evidence at how outdated they are? Fuck sake, one year ban for pot?
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I'd add||
I HAAAATE how much everyone discredits the OSU win. Fact is, that team did not play like a .500 team when they came into Ann Arbor. Their talent was way better than that. Michigan beat them at their best. Straight up. They deserve more credit than they've been given for that game.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Good lord.||
I can understand a level of negativity. But you are reaching very hard for some negativity here. You're actively trying to make things looks worse than they are. I'm not entirely sure you're not concern trolling. Because seriously...if it's THAT BAD, go root for someone else. Seriously.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I disagree||
My optimisim is taking very little effort. New OC, the line has a whole year of playing experience and a simplified offense to master befroe the fall. The defense retains most of its starters and looks to be more reliable than last year's solid-but-not-great outfit that kept Michigan in some games. That took very little effort to rattle off.
And honestly, some of the pessimism here looks like it took a lot of energy to conjure up. I'm looking at TheNema, specifically.
I get the apathy. Michigan football has been swimmig in mediocrity for awhile, it's hard not to feel a little apathetic towrds it. But I don't get the outright constant stream of pessimism. That feels like it takes more effort. Because literally every piece of football news has to be spun in a way to indicate DOOM. Por ejemplo, Hoke threw his players under the bus!!! (or...he's making changes? Isn't that a good thing?)
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Then go root for Arizona||
Because if I had to choose between RR at MICHIGAN and Hoke at MICHIGAN, I would choose Hoke in a heartbeat.
RR was treated as an outsider here. It was horrible. But fact is, he didn't know how to deal with it. People suggest, with little evidence, that Hoke is in over his head. And to me it was more obvious that RR was in over his head. Not necessarily all his fault, but becuase he had to deal with a lot more shit than he probably should have. But, he still wasn't able to deal with it well. The one thing he could control - recruiting and retention - was a failure. You can blame practicegate, but then how has Hoke been able to avoid attrition despite a subpar season? Maybe he's not in over his head as is commmonly argued here?
Arizona is a better fit for RR. Clearly. But, Arizona is also not Michigan (I know...ORLY?). And let's not act like RR has been supremely successful there either. He has one win against Oregon. Besides that? Meh. Hoke has a BCS win at Michigan. No, they didn't beat an SEC or Big 12 or Pac 12 team to get it. But it's still an accomplishment worthy of praise.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||I think this is a negative view of it||
And certainly that's possible. However you look at the numbers, before and after, and you see that Nuss has overall done well. Past success isn't necessarily a predictor of future success (...cough Rich Rod cough...), but Nuss brings a record with him that is better than Borges. Shoot, better than Kiffin, the guy they just hired to replace Nuss at Bama.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Disagree||
Who Hoke employs isn't itself evidence that he's meddling with the OCs autonomy over the offense. That's a weak argument.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Nuss has a much better track record than Robinson||
And other than emotions and coach speak, I have yet to see any tangible evidence that Hoke makes his OCs run a specific offense.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||THEY HIRED A NEW OC||
A new, simple system...a young coach who has lots of energy and a proven track record...
|13 weeks 6 days ago||This is why||
I can't help but be optimistic. They don't need to be great...they just need to be competent, as in NOT historically awful. It's a pretty low bar, and yet I'm astounded at how many here think that things will be as bad or worse than they were last year.
|14 weeks 18 hours ago||How is it an empty claim?||
We know Hoke turned those programs around. We know both schools were filled with 2 and 3 stars. Are we to expect that those teams magically got better without any significant player development from the coaches? I mean, I'm sure the discussion is nuanced when you look into those years of Hoke's coaching career and the players he coached...but it's not an empty claim to say that player development at his previous schools was pretty good.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Drew Carey||
He's a fine game show host, but he would be turrible in the late night setting.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||THANK YOU||
This needed to be said. I am so fucking sick of everyone calling Hoke "stupid" and saying that he's "Brandon's puppet".
The irony here is so many people were ANGER when that one OSU assisstant insinuated that Hoke was a dumb child with a joke...but so many people here are doing the exact same thing every time they call him stupid.
Hoke may be in over his head. But man, so many of you have already practically given up on him, to the point where NOTHING he does this year will be enough to meet your unrealistic expectations. You know who else failed with unrealistic expectations? Rich Rod.
I'm not saying Hoke is the answer. I have no idea. I hope he is, because I like him and think he's a good fit for Michigan. But he clearly has some worrying trends from the last year...this year will be telling for a program trajectory. It has to reverse trend, for sure. It's quite the task for a team with an oline that looks worse on paper than even last year.
But for the love of God. Relax. It's just the SPRING GAME. I cant stand all the goddamn negativity around here sometimes.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||The difference||
In Trey's case, the 3 was not only necessary to tie the game but very difficult to pull off as Kansas has the option to fould Trey and not allow him a 3 point play. Plus time was way more of a factor, there was very little left.
In Kentucky's case, the last two threes were unnecessary. Against Michigan, it was tied and they had been driving the ball down our throats all night long. Settling for a well-contested 3 isn't exactly the best option in that case...but it worked, so good for them. Last night, a 3 was also unnecessary though more understandable as it gives you the lead, obviously, even if you only need 2 to tie. But in that situation, with plenty of time to get a shot off, the first Harrison brother derped around with the ball dangerously and got lucky to get it to Aaron, who even with some space...shot it from Trey distance, which is not exactly a very reliable shot. I mean, again, it worked, but it's frustrating to watch teams get away with back-to-back final possession shots that in a statistical world probably go in less than 30% of the time (and that's being generous) and were not even the necessary option (seriously...I still have no idea how he didn't go for a drive and score or pull up jumper against us). I mean...that shot was their second made 3 in the entire effing game.
Sometimes teams get real lucky in these tournaments. Kentucky has been good, no doubt, but also crazy damn lucky at the end.
And seriously, it would be nice to see them call an offensive foul once or twice. They've been hyper aggressive with their drives and probably get away with it at least a few times a game.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Exactly||
You know who else hasn't scored? Howard. Get rid if the bum!