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|3 weeks 2 days ago||Word is...||
Florida is targeting Mcelwain.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Praise God!||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||What I'm going to say you're not going to like.||
Perhaps we're all wrong about timetables. How many of us look a little longingly with regret at RR? He's a good coach. He would've been eventually here, even if it took forever. I've watched every Florida game the last four years because my wife is a Florida alum, and it gives me a pang of regret that they fired Muschamp. The guy had just smoked Georgia, lost by a ridiculous fluke of special teams misfortune against South Carolina, a game 9/10 times the dice rolled again they would've won, and what's more he's a good coach. He'll win somewhere soon.
And Hoke will too. I don't want to be looking down the barrel in four years at Hoke's ranked team jockeying with RR's ranked team for position, while we're in the stupor of our next coaching experiment. With no absolute home run hit, I'd rather keep Hoke. I really would. I would've rather, if Casteel could've been had, we hadn't moved on from RR, absent that.
I didn't feel that way at the time. I couldn't see RR go fast enough. And that's my point. My perspective has changed, and I'd rather see one of these good coaches, which they are despite our pitch forks, build the team slowly over the long haul than crucify each one as they go on to, pardon me if you think it's a stretch, ironically become the savior of their next school.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||DennisFithian||
How bout you leave the blog then and never come back?
This blog is for intelligent fans who can read and if you had you'd be sickened. No respect for those who'd pacify this issue.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Yep||
Like, aside from being human, why do I get the idea that no one in the athletic department knows how to do their job?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||My great fear||
From all I've heard as leaked unsubstantiated rumors, my great fear is that Schlissel will not be willing to shell out the big bucks necessary for a Jim Harbaugh. As a guy for whom football is not his thing, I'm really afraid he won't get it -- namely how much it is everybody else's thing, and how much the top dollar and the top coach are an absolute necessity.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Mullen is the key||
He's at the top of their list. And if our Harbaugh or Miles dreams don't come true, he should probably be at the top of ours....he's an offensive genius. But reasonably I don't think we'd have a chance to get him if Florida makes a pitch. His connections there and Florida's less murky waters, in my opinion, not having had multiple near lynchings on campus -- only one -- probably gives them the edge.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Always nice to see you comment!||
Totally agree, by the way. I was actually pulling for Notre Dame from how well they played and how much *agh *hack hype FSU has.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||You're right||
He's too good.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Great diary||
I totally agree. Nice to have a moment of balance and reason. I'll hide in this little corner. Hoke has problems with the team right now, which are significant and probably should end with a firing (although I don't rule out a turn-around and all these former letter winners coming back and saying he's the right man). But this frenzy about the concussion has gotten ridiculous. I don't think it's the firable issue. Honestly - spoken to, corrected, protocol changed, but I think it's likely non-football players up in arms with pitchforks over that one.
I was at the game. I was shouting for Shane to be taken off. I was furious. But my brother, a former linebacker who was critiquing and giving commentary about the linebacker play (Jake Ryan especially) all game, and I agree: concussions are a big deal and student safety is essential, but the concussion handling isn't the firable issue; it's the record and direction that is at a breaking point.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I was there||
People were pissed because we clearly saw Morris stagger, and could not believe any coach in his right mind would leave him out there. I was yelling he probably has a concussion in the moment, and I would have trouble believing anyone at the game was booing for any other reason. That was the tenor at the field
Also, when he sent Morris back out, people weren't really booing much, if I remember correctly - which for this part I may not, because they were all yelling some variety of "What?!?" and "No!" and "He just had a concussion!" and "You can't send him back out!"
You probably couldn't hear that we applauded when Morris was initially taken out, and this was applause of gratitude for Morris for playing his heart out mixed with relief that the coaches were actually taking a clearly out of it Morris off the field.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Michigan Fans Release a Statement in Response|
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Michigan Fans Release a Well-Crafted Statement in Response|
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly right.||
That is exactly the right answer.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Morris lurched||
Morris was already walking slowly when he lost the ability to walk, without wincing, just fell into another player. That is classic sign of a blackout which is a concussion.
Sure, it might've possibly been something else. But it is honestly almost certainly a concussion. That is exactly what I said when it happened, and it's more journalistic integrity than most journalists show these days.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I'm flying in||
I'm flying in for the game from Florida. I love my team.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I was impressed with this presser||
I think Brady did a better job of taking responsibility, putting it on himself, and using humor to field questions rather than being snappy (the euchre reference). Surprisingly, he seemed more comfortable and purposeful with his responses, although they were characteristically ambiguous, which is much more preferrable to unhinged, after the direction things have taken.
I think it inspires more confidence that he isn't backed in a corner. I'm still waiting to see where we go from here.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Yes||
In 2007 after losing to App St. And we sacked Tenow five times after he won the Heisman later that year to win the Capitol One Bowl.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||You're right||
But, aren't we? I can't say I haven't wondered what if about RR -- and I wanted him gone before others -- not because Hoke is bad, but because I'm realizing transitions are much more difficult and results take longer than I thought.
I mean Hoke had four or five pitiful seasons at Ball State before it spiked. Do we really believe Hoke is an awful coach? Do we really believe RR was? At the time, yes. But now I'm thinking they're probably both good coaches. And need more time.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||ArthurUM84||
I recommend you not to start an MgoBlog relationship here by over-criticisms. Trusted posters can vent and people understand and respect the context. Pile on layer after layer of attacks as your first contribution and it makes you look like a troll or opposing fan dropping by to have a little fun.
I respectfully proffer you consider contributing first and people will respect your opinions more after.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Good thinking||
I'm with you. This smacks of RDT.
Similarly, I challenged Herm to put three pictures of himself in different places (that looked like his avatar) on the board. He couldn't do it. Turned out to be fake too. I say we give RGB credibility if he tells who he is and where he played. Or at least something reasonable.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Classy||
You guys have personality. Way to make the best of a lemon.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Great job, Brian!||
I was impressed that you could bring some humor to it.
"The people want blood."
Classic. The people wanted blood, they got lemon.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Well...||
We'll always have lemon.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||You got it||
I'll tell you how it tastes.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||The sad thing is||
We probably will still go 9-3. Northwestern and Penn St. couldn't beat even this.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||I'm making a white russian.||
I'm making a white russian. Heavy on the russian.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||I must be losing my mind||
Because I now find this funny.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||You guys are hilarious||
This was the only enjoyable moment of the game for me so far. I laughed. I may not be loving our football playing right now, but I'm loving Michigan football fans. Go blue!
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Good point||
Initially, I was uncomfortable with it, but after this argument I think the week of prep being out and relegated to "shame" duty is enough if the coach thinks so. No reason to make it two weeks (unless severity dictates it).