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|8 weeks 4 days ago||This just proves that the||
This just proves that the board, or maybe michigan fans in general, can argue about anything. Why is this so hard? Thank you Al Borges for dedicating yourself to the program. It didn't work out as often as we would have liked, but there were some bright spots. Good luck in the future. Again, why so difficult?
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Great get by Hoke. A sorely||
Great get by Hoke. A sorely needed breath of fresh air for the program.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||This is an insanely hard||
This is an insanely hard question for me. Maybe it shouldn't be because you should always take a championship in football or basketball. But football...especially against that team...I'm not so sure. Not clear cut to me.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||That's correct, I made a||
That's correct, I made a mistake in saying the fanbase. I meant the negativity surrounding the program, of which we as fans have a very small role to play. In this technology-driven universe, I do think a site such as this can lead to media picking up on the sentiment of the fan base, and searching for negative stories/angles that way. I'm not saying it is the reason, but it has a small role in that.
As for our staff, for a defensive player, GMAT is as good as it gets aside from Saban, in my humble opinion. But the instability surrounding the coaching staff (just offensive staff?) and general feel of the prorgram right now is leading to all of this.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||This is what the madness||
This is what the madness surrounding the fanbase results in. Instability is what causes recruits to rethink everything. I'm as frustrated as everyone else, but the attacks on Hoke are over the top for me. This is his third year, and we have had nothing like Rich Rod level cratering. I want the offensive staff to be shaken up, but beyond that, I still believe in Hoke, which seems to be a minority view on the board of late.
We need to relax and give Hoke a litle more time. Patience is difficult, I get it, but I think that's what is required right now. Chill out; it's not like we didn't have seasons like this, record-wise, under LC, or Bo for that matter. The manner in which it has happened has been ugly, no arguments there. But we've been here before, and, in my opinion, we are nowhere near as low as we were during Rich Rod's first two years. Stability is important right now, and patience with Hoke is what is needed at this time.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||I need a break from life.||
I need a break from life. All this sports nonsense just adds to everything else not going well.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Precisely how I feel.||
Precisely how I feel.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||pray.||
|16 weeks 2 days ago||This is a harrowing story||
This is a harrowing story that I had never heard about. Pretty damn inspirational.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||In a weird way, Brian's||
In a weird way, Brian's writing is even more creative and entertaining when Michigan football is struggling.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||And if posbangs were still||
And if posbangs were still around I'd be here for the gangbang.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||I laughed. I clicked on the||
I laughed. I clicked on the thread waiting for the OP to get slammed.
|17 weeks 16 hours ago||I'm so happy to hear things||
I'm so happy to hear things went smoothly. I went through something similar with my father that did not unfortunately so we are still dealing with the complications. I read the thread earlier today and instantly got goosebumps. That happens any time I hear about brain surgery of any kind. Thank God things went well and I wish your wife and your family all the best. Go blue.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||The fact that this thread||
The fact that this thread exists is a pretty sad commentary of our fan base. Refs are relevant in most games. Lets wait until after the game to judge their performance and the effect it had on the game. It may be an issue but let's not complain about it prematurely.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Thoughts and prayers to the||
Thoughts and prayers to the family. Terribly sad.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||I don't really think the||
I don't really think the offense and defense should be compared because its pretty obvious which side of the ball is hurting the team right now. But if you look at talent alone, does GMAT have anything on defense approaching the talent of Lewan, Gardner, Gallon, Funchess, and Fitz? I think the answer is pretty obviously no. Jake Ryan is our best defensive player and he just came back. Countess can be included as well. But after that. I don't think the talent level compares favorably. Even so, while this is not a great defense by any means, it has been pretty solid.
|21 weeks 1 hour ago||But I wanted the post where||
But I wanted the post where pictures are highlighted of almost every single play in the overtimes involving the obscenely simple quick pass to the outside 10 yard cushion. Guaranteed 5-7 yard gain when trying to get into better fg range. All I could think about was that specific post. Disappointing. But not as disappointing as big Al.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||I'm more surprised that he||
I'm more surprised that he hasn't mixed it up more this year and showed different looks. I think he did that more in the last couple seasons, with the okie package and various coverages behind it. Most of what we've seen this year has been the passive secondary alignment and calls. Maybe more varied packages are coming as the season and competition progresses. Regardless, I'm still a member of the In GMAT We Trust group.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not even sure what to say||
I'm not even sure what to say in my reply except I wish nothing but the best for patients and family members going through a loved one having cancer. My family has been coping with my dad's brain cancer and resulting complications for over a year now. It takes its toll in every way imaginable. Sometimes you're just not sure if you have the ability to handle it anymore but you soldier on.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Does anyone else hate the||
Does anyone else hate the jump because they have a completely obsolete computer and it takes too long to keep jumping to the rest of the post? Oh...it must just be me.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Lou Holtz' spittle and||
Lou Holtz' spittle and outright homerism. To hell with Notre Dame.
Anyone care to share ND specific hype videos? Haven't seen much yet this week.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||CONTENT OVERLOAD! But were||
CONTENT OVERLOAD! But were Michigan fans after all so...I just don't know man. Hope for the best and GO BLUE!
|31 weeks 17 hours ago||Even with the Hoke||
Even with the Hoke nonanswers, my how I have missed these pressers.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Hoke is insane. Welcome to||
Hoke is insane. Welcome to Michigan Mr. Harris. Building something special.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||I signed on just to say WOW!||
I signed on just to say WOW! Hoke is tearing it up on the recruiting trail. Welcome to Michigan Mr. Campbell. Imagine the possibilities a few years from now.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||LETS GO WINGS!!!||
LETS GO WINGS!!!
|42 weeks 18 hours ago||Heiko amazing work. You've||
Heiko amazing work. You've provided a level of access that is virtually unparalleled. Also thanks to Big Al Borges for agreeing to this type of interview.
I think it's perfectly fair to criticize the game plan that Borges comes up with. Generally, no one argues that he doesn't work hard or prepare proficiently. Criticizing (or praising) specific calls or strategy is fair game for someone that creates the strategy and makes the calls. We as fans obviously don't know as much as the coaches, but we should be allowed to make our opinions known. That is the whole point of this blog after all.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||LET'S GO RED WINGS!!!||
LET'S GO RED WINGS!!!
|43 weeks 1 day ago||I didn't think of his comment||
I didn't think of his comment like that at all. But then I laughed. Yes I continue to be 3 years old. I should be ashamed.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||More importantly Magnus:||
More importantly Magnus: After perusing your site lately, I've noticed a definite lack of the usual "hot girl" tags. I know NSFW and all, but has there been a change in the direction of your blog? Are there now rules against this? Say it ain't so. It's a great bonus to an informative post.