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|55 min 18 sec ago||We were 14-point dogs in that||
We were 14-point dogs in that Capital One game against Tebow et al.
|5 days 20 hours ago||Isolate numbers for just the||
Isolate numbers for just the losses and I bet Gardner's numbers look much worse. Or, alternatively, take out the 2 best and 2 worst games of each season and see how the middle 8 games stack up against each other.
Obviously, isolating losses would lead to some confirmation bias. However, while I'm not arguing that there may be a small element in the M community whose criticism of Gardner originates at least in part due to skin color, I would like to believe that most of the criticism Gardner takes is purely football-based.
I'm not saying the football-based criticism is entirely fair given the difference in staffs each dealt with, but the eyeball test says Henne was a better QB in 2006 than Gardner was in 2013. I don't think race is a material part of the criticism.
|1 week 9 hours ago||Compare that to our game||
Compare that to our game against Alabama. Also almost beat A&M. Arkansas is much more competitive in a much much more difficult divisio , with much less resources.
|1 week 5 days ago||Well, in this case a major||
Well, in this case a major improvement for Hoke could be 6-6 in Year 5 from 3-9 (gulp) this year.
|1 week 5 days ago||Counter to the counter: LSU||
Counter to the counter: LSU might finish last in their division... And they still beat Wisconsin
|1 week 5 days ago||Well... Michigan might go||
Well... Michigan might go 2-10 this year. Also, as our own coach has shown, the first year is transitional and not necessarily predictive of future coaching success.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yes, obviously. Thus the||
Yes, obviously. Thus the quotations around the "miss "
|2 weeks 3 days ago||That @Northwestern game that||
That @Northwestern game that was lookng like a sure W after they played Cal--UM might be a double digit dog in that game now. NU up 10 on Wisconsin.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Wow, Treadwell. That might||
Wow, Treadwell. That might have been the biggest recruiting "miss" of Hoke's tenure. Granted, the end result might have been the same, but imagine Minnesota/Utah corners trying to cover both Funchess and Treadwell.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Say what you will about Miles||
Say what you will about Miles and his questionable game management, but the guy develops his players.
I remember someone on this very blog compared the average stars of all 22 starters between UM and LSU the year LSU won the national championship in 2007. UM had an average of 3.70, while LSU had about a 3.44 average star score for starters.
At this point, given the state of the program after the last 2, 3, really 7-8 years, I'll take a guy who will develop the significant talent in-house and gets his teams to play their best against their biggest rivals. After that, yeah take a shot at a successful FCS coach and see if he can be what Tressel was to Ohio State. But right now, given the major instability in the entire athletic department, I don't think this is a great environment for a talented but unproved coach to succeed.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Well, for one, Spurrier's||
Well, for one, Spurrier's first season at USC was at the age of 60. Mack would be 64 for the first game next year.
Also, Mack's program was in decline for several years before he left, so why do we think he could turn around Michigan when he couldn't turn around his own program that had been a national power--under him--4-5 years ago.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||May I have 1 week's worth of||
May I have 1 week's worth of my subscription refunded?
|3 weeks 10 hours ago||Wasn't 2014 supposed to be||
Wasn't 2014 supposed to be the happy year??? I thought that was a theme here for awhile...
|3 weeks 10 hours ago||If the "Morris incident" was||
If the "Morris incident" was isolated to Saturday, and if the mea culpas and explanations of what really happened were given Monday morning with the entire athletic department in agreement (from AD to trainers and doctors), then yes, I would agree with you.
As always, however, the coverup was worse than the crime.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||Didn't the same guy start the||
Didn't the same guy start the "Peppers wasn't really injured, he was being punished" rumor?
From what I remember, a few posters called him out on the 5 or 6 of the 8-9 rumors he said were true via his "inside information" and then announced he wasn't going to be sharing his inside info with mgoblog anymore. I may be a skeptic, but his whole vibe came off as Ace Williams-ish.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||As you acknowledged in your||
As you acknowledged in your last sentence, I think the point that national media and others miss when they assert that Hoke's record is the main reason for the uproar is... A football coach with a 5-0 record wouldn't miss the likely probability that his QB sustained a concussion on any play. Also, a coach with a 5-0 record, if a similar situation did occur, probably wouldn't be so desperate as to carry on the charade that has been going on over the last few days.
My view is that if the football team was 5-0 and Hoke felt no pressure, the Monday press conference would have been handled much differently on his end--with a simple admission and apology instead of further obfuscation. Brady Hoke may be a good man, and I don't question all the people who have vouched for his character based on their intercations with the man during his tenure at UM. However, desperation seems to have driven Hoke into a course of action that is less than honorable in this situation.
I would say a part of me feels bad for the guy, but when you accept the position of HBC at UM, and the $3M+ annual salary that goes with it, you also must accept every valid criticism that has been directed at him over the past 48-72 hours.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I don't see Peppers||
I don't see Peppers leaving... Given that he is most likely thinking 3 and done, a transfer would give NFL scouts only 1 full season of him on tape (given the unexplained lack of playing time for him so far). That's the biggest reason I can see him staying here.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Targeting hit (Hoke said it||
Targeting hit (Hoke said it was) + Wobble = Possible concussion.
There is no way he could know at that moment if Shane was stumbling due to ankle or head. There is no way the medical staff could have fully evaluated him for a possible concussion between the time he left the game and when he re-entered for a play.
Missing the hit in the heat of the battle is bad. Not seeing any error in the process of the medical evaluation given the facts outlined above is way worse.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||THIS ^^^^ times 1,000. Even||
THIS ^^^^ times 1,000.
Even IF Shane's stumble was due to his ankle, Hoke HIMSELF said in the presser that he felt like the hit was targeting--by definition a head-to-head hit on a defenseless player outlawed due to their danger and likelihood of resulting in a concussion.
So, Shane was the recipient of a hit outlawed due to its propensity to cause concussions, he stumbles immediately afterwards to the point where he must be held upright by one of his lineman, and yet he is allowed to waive off the trainer and stay in the game?
Hoke had no way of knowing at the time whether the stumble was caused by a brain injury or an ankle injury, and there was certainly a decent chance that the stumble was due to a concussion (we know this b/c Hoke himself said the hit was targeting). Yet he doesn't come out immediately AND re-enters the game before the concussion protocols (which take 8-12 minutes to be performed) can be administered.
I understand mistakes occur in the heat of the moment, but from Brady's presser today there is no reason to expect a similar situation would be handled any differently this Saturday. THAT could put further players at risk.
Fire him now.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||That part doesn't make too||
That part doesn't make too much sense. He wants to go back to college but he'll only go one place?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I can see why John having a||
I can see why John having a more laid-back personality being appealing to Brandon with Brandon's seeming need to get involved with football issues.
However, A) Pretty much everyone on earth is more laid-back than Jim, and B) You can't win a Super Bowl without having some Type A tendencies.
John is too big of a name to be dictated to by Brandon. I also think John could more likely be in for the long-haul than Jim. Jim seems to be the type of guy who can't stay in any one spot for more than 4-5 years.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Shane smiling and high-fiving||
Shane smiling and high-fiving after a 3rd down incompletion. Desmond would say that is not how you strive to be great.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Something along the lines of,||
Something along the lines of, "Even Michael Sam couldn't handle these Cocks."
When I was 19, drunk, and stupid, I might have thought it was funny.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||The defense is eighth in the||
The defense is eighth in the country right now in average yards allowed per game. Given the qualifiers that the metric isn't perfect by any means--and it's not schedule-adjusted--but bad defenses don't rank that high.
The guy is a good-to-great college coach. Give credit where credit is due.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||If the conference wasn't so||
If the conference wasn't so bad I would say no. But I think 3 of the easier half of the conference games are coming up in the next 3 games. If UM runs the table, a 5-2 team going into the bye may have enough confidence built to capture 2-3 wins in the last 5 conference games. So.... Hopefully a decent conference season can still be salvaged
|4 weeks 3 days ago||The Michigan defense has||
The Michigan defense has outscored the Utah offense in the first half. I'd say that takes more than "1-2 great plays."
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I think Devin's INT against||
I think Devin's INT against ND last year wins that forever
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Peppers!!!!||
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Wow! That is incredibly||
Wow! That is incredibly cynical... And yet, sadly, entirely plausible.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I agree if no new information||
I agree if no new information came to light, the penalty seems excessive.... Even a half seemed like a lot-given that what he said is pretty much standard everyday language for your average college student. My guess is that as they investigated and spoke to witnesses, there were possibly some female students who felt it was directed specifically at them, and therefore could be construed as sexual harassment. That's the only thing-outside of a straight caving to pressure-that would warrant a full game.