Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
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|51 weeks 6 days ago||Start hammering us?||
We are 2-11 vs Ohio State in the past 13 years and 1-5 vs MSU the past 6 and expected to lose to both again this year. I think it's already started.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Not desperation just smart roster building||
from a smart head coach. Beilein didn't originally anticipate this staff would start churning kids out to the league after 2 years. He doesn't want to get caught with a bare roster again. And as much as we all get caught up in the recruiting hype because we see the instant impact it has in bball, it is unrealistic to think that we are going to real in a 5 man class full of studs. Most of the elite kids aren't recruitable because one way or another they are getting something we won't offer. There will still be plenty of scholarships available but not we also have a good base of kids who should be here to fill out the roster, like spike, and possibly overlooked kids who can really blossom under this staff, like Caris. Who by the way was a May committ.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||I love the in denial Michigan fan||
I know in response I'll just get called a clost sparty because that's how the world of tough internet guys works but the idea that the only reason they are a force on defense is because they cheat is beyond ridiculous. Coaches areamongst the most competitive people in the world. If MSU's schemes and defenders weren't elite and it was just clutching and grabbing every other school would be doing this. It's like the people that try to say Beilein and company aren't elite and we just jack 3s, Give credit to coaches who are elite at what they do. It's embarrassing to try to make excuses instead of tipping your hat.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Show me the seniors on the o-line that can play||
like the seniors on the d-line did in 2011 and I'll believe
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I would agree if||
they hadn't weakened the starting rotation while also not upgrading the bullpen. Good news is the division is embarrassingly awful and the tigers have elite talent so they will easily win it and from there the playoffs are a crapshoot and they have verlander and scherzer to potentially ride to a ring. But they need to add some bullpen pieces and sign stephen drew after the summer draft or find a ss elsehwere for the whole defense/baserunning upgrade to really show from last season in my opinion.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I think players should be able to benefit||
but it becomes tricky because if players can take money from boosters then recruiting becomes even messier than it already is. Sign here and we guarantee a booster will buy your autographed picture fo x dollars
|1 year 9 weeks ago||One unlucky 1 seed is going to get OK State on their 8/9 line||
Hope it's not us
|1 year 13 weeks ago||It's my fault||
I've been stocking that for good memories a lot recently. Watched sweet 16 Kansas game last night. I appreciate it man.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I thought it was common knowledge every team in the country||
Is 100% healthy every season except Izzo's?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||2012 Buckeye game||
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I didn't realize they hang banners for "getting nothing"||
If this is how you honestly feel about the best basketball season the program has had in 20 years I feel extremely sorry for you
|1 year 19 weeks ago||That's the equivalent of saying you can't play prevent defense||
in football when the other team has the ball at midfield with time for one play left because it isn't how you would normally defend a play. Interesting idea but I don't agree.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||No fake punt fear in the special teams section?||
I mean we gave one up to them last year in the 4th quarter when that was pretty much the only way they could come back and score
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Mods on rivals||
posted that they told campbell they were full at wr after not knowing who he was which amused him and the only interest they had in scott is at db
|1 year 48 weeks ago||They weren't there for Campbell||
Still seems weird you wouldn't know about a recruit that talented but it's not like they suddenly forgot why they were there. They wanted to see if Cole was solid or if there was still a chance.
|4 years 5 hours ago||It says 141||
For the MSU game. But that can't be right either because there can't be 39 days in between the opener and MSU. It has to be a multiple of 7
|4 years 17 weeks ago||1999||
Good early win over ND 26-22, tough win on the road over Wisconsin, terrific comeback down 10 at Penn St in the 4th, Brady to Quise with about 5 minutes left to beat OSU, OT win over Bama for our only BCS win, not bad...
|4 years 18 weeks ago||I don't think||
anyone is on the hokey pokey bandwagon here except in a "screw you we aren't going to sink to the level of the freep and other quasi michigan fans who actively tried to get RR fired" sort of way
we all want michigan to win big, this seems like a win medium move but whatever we'll see how it goes
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Ha||
I made the same mistake because i didn't trust rodgers staying in if he got hit again. Even better i ALSO had freeman on my bench as an option and went kitna.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Don't Forget||
|4 years 24 weeks ago||He's Not||
Going to be back. Not my personal feelings it just makes no sense for DB not to announce he is coming back while all the speculation builds and recruits jump ship. And if DB is too dumb to realize that then we have a whole new set of problems.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||I'm Not||
Rooting one way or another since at this point i am confused and can rattle off a lot off good reasons to keep RR and a lot of good reasons to bring in Harbaugh. But isn't it pretty obvious that DB wants Harbaugh? It doesn't make any sense not to say RR is staying if he wants him to stay. Either he wants Harbaugh but doesn't know if he can get him or he knows Harbaugh is coming but they didn't want to blow things up before Stanford's first big bowl in over a decade.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||National Championships||
Can we please stop using national titles as the criteria by which to determine whether you are rooting for a change or want RR to stay. We won a title in 97. That was our first in 50 years. We are not a powerhouse program that rolls of national titles left and right and we never have been. We need a coach who can consistently compete for big ten titles Whoever that is is who we need whether you think that is RR or Harbaugh but to say you don't want Harbaugh because that will condemn us to going 9-3 and 10-2 all the time but never 12-0 is just stupid. I don't know if you have been under a rock the last 3 years but i would kill for 9-3 right about now.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||I don't think||
RR doesn't emphasize the game or understand its importance. I just think he is fully aware of how outmatched we are and that it would have a negative impact on the kids and the program to go into these games shouting off about hating OSU and having to win this game and then get blasted.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Caputo||
Is a moron. Everything he has said in the past 5-10 years I remember ever accidentally hearing him speak is stupid. I am amazed he can monkey a keyboard well enough to cobble together columns that would be embarrassing for an 8th grader to turn in. I don't think Tressell is concerned about coaching a specific way to beat us and make sure RR doesn't get fired. It's not like he was struggling before RR took over. Things like that really make me scared to live in a world where people like that are allowed to do anything that would possibly influence people. I don't think I am overstating that.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||It's based off current||
It's based off current standings and MSU hasn't had its off week yet so they have a half game on OSU and Wisc and Iowa at 5-1 compared to the 4-1 conference records of the other 3
|4 years 28 weeks ago||If OSU||
beats Iowa then Wisc and OSU will go to the BCS and sparty can enjoy their one breakthrough year landing them in the capital one bowl
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Not That Many Choices This Week||
The week of THE GAME also features Oregon-Zona and Auburn-Bama
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Wow||
It would be embarrassing to give an extension to a guy who is 13-19 in 2+ seasons at a school used to competing for conference championships. If you are saying it still leaves the out to fire him after the season then what is the point? A lot of recruits will decommit if he is fired even if the quasi 2 year extension made them feel better right now. And if you believe he can turn it around with help from a whole new d coaching staff then the move is simply to not fire him.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Seriously?||
The defense is terrible and RR seems like he may have been a step behind in realizing that and addressing it in recruiting as he focuses on the offense. If Brandon doesn't think RR can turn the defense around he should fire him. If he does then he should keep him.
But please don't waste time trying to make the argument that RR should have tried to run an offense he is not familiar with, with 2 bad QBS, a terrible O-Line, no WRS and no healthy RBs. That 2008 offense was going to be terrible regardless, and in case you hadn't noticed, Michigan is averaging 35 points a game and 30 in Big Ten Play. Offense is not the problem.