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|2 hours 34 min ago||want to be sure athletes can go for a rigorous academic program||
I was in UM's architecture program in the '70s, and it was one of the most demanding programs on campus at the time in terms of time commitment. The ungodly number of all-nighters that all of us pulled every semester was ridiculous, but they were necessary to simply keep up with the work load. Regardless, that didn't keep three members of the football team—Dave Whiteford, Greg Koss, and later Derek Howard—from successfully going through the program. DL Dave Gallagher and OL Stefan Humphries both went to med school while they were on the team as well. The idea that Bo was telling kids on the team that they couldn't take demanding classes is ridiculous.
|1 day 3 hours ago||I bet Nussmeier wishes that he'd thrown his phone in the river||
instead of answering Hoke's call to offer him the job.
He's not beyond criticism, but he stepped into a lousy situation with some important things beyond his control—like a functional offensive line—and it's going to take a while to get the stink of 2014 off his resumé before his next stop.
|1 day 3 hours ago||What? Fluoridate our precious bodily fluids?|
|1 day 7 hours ago||I still remember this being posted when RR was hired||
We were young, naive, and innocent, and thought the college football world was going to be at our feet in short order after a few months of EEEE Barwis. After all, if RR can do what he did at WVU with 2-stars, just think what he'll do at Michigan with 4- and 5-stars... Ah, good times.
|1 day 8 hours ago||tired of people saying BH doesn't know what the hell he's doing||
Marty Mornhinwheg has forgotten more about the offensive part of professional football than any of us here will ever know, but that didn't mean he wasn't an absolutely horrible head football coach.
Technical knowledge doesn't automatically equal management competence.
|1 day 8 hours ago||I can't believe that these people are professional journalists.||
With very few exceptions—such as Sam Webb, speaking locally—the vast majority of "sports journalists" are people not smart enough to make it even to the current sham level of professionalism you typically see in "non-sports journalists."
|1 day 9 hours ago||bradyhoke is a pretty smart dude||
I'm curious what it is you've seen to make you think bradyhoke is any smarter than the average football coach across the entire landscape of college football at every level.
What is it about game preparation, schematic planning, staff composition, or in-game decisions that makes you think he's "a pretty smart dude?"
|1 day 13 hours ago||abs will enjoy a stress free life||
I think Brady's abs have a pretty stress-free life right now.
|1 day 22 hours ago||So I guess we're just waiting now for Nussmeier||
to rub a stuffed animal in Gardner's face on the sidelines and our season will be complete.
|1 day 22 hours ago||"How about the caliber of defenses we have played thus far"||
You were the one who brought up the caliber of defenses we've played, so pretending now you weren't trying to fashion a rebuttal is bullshit.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Anything can happen in this game.||
Kate Upton might decide she wants to spend some quality time with an old bald guy with bad knees, too. Neither is very likely.
|2 days 2 hours ago||A sure sign of fan derangement||
is the open endorsement of a coach with a two-decades-long history of shady behavior that's been written about extensively. Tressel is a hell of a coach, but I don't want him anywhere near our program. There's no reason we can't hire a great coach who's also not a proven liar and scumbag.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Fritz Crisper||
I don't know who the hell he is, but fire up the FlightTracker3000® anyhow!
|2 days 3 hours ago||MI has faced a huge population decline over the last 2 decades||
Not really. In fact, that's not true at all, unless your definition of "huge" is about 43,000 out of a population of 9.8 million.
|2 days 9 hours ago||MSU is going to roger Michigan all afternoon.||
with no lube, either.
"It'll be the final nail in Hoke's UM head coaching career." — you're right about that. I'd love to see Hoke succeed here, but a loss of any sort is going to bring the situation into focus, so to speak.
|2 days 14 hours ago||49-3 MSU||
Shades of 2002, only in reverse.
On a different but related topic, I'm surprised nobody's started a thread celebrating SF's beatdown at the hands of the Broncos last night as proof that JH has "lost" the locker room.
|2 days 14 hours ago||I miss the days when we were good enough||
that our own coach was bitching about referee calls that went against us in a tight game against a national power in their own stadium.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Another sign that the world is completely upside down||
The Detroit Lions are better at football than the Michigan Wolverines.
|3 days 2 hours ago||I'd rather have Nick Saban's hair dresser coaching the team||
Start up the Flight Tracker!!!
|3 days 3 hours ago||our coach doesnt know what a chip is||
That's a damn lie.
|3 days 4 hours ago||I would be happy if we were within two scores.||
I don't expect that we will be, but even if we were I still wouldn't be happy if that's all we have to cheer about. There are no moral victories.
|3 days 6 hours ago||DQ is not the best place to get a post-workout snack.||
So, I've been doing it all wrong?
|3 days 6 hours ago||what would you suggest the internet is?||
Everybody knows that the internet is a series of threads, many of which originate here at MGoBlog. We're what keeps the internet upright.
|3 days 8 hours ago||"Clogging up the board" only makes sense||
if you believe that the internet is a series of tubes.
|3 days 8 hours ago||and got torn apart.||
Anybody criticizing you for making that simple and accurate observation about our HC was an idiot, as subsequent events have borne out.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Addazio while not perfect, seems like he could...||
... be one helluva OL coach at Michigan.
I know that's not what you're suggesting, but IMHO our OL suckitude is the #1 issue with our program. If you can't teach your OL how to block, your offense is going to be consistently in the dumper, which then puts your defense in consistently bad situations. A head coach who is unable to recognize how to fix this fundamental problem is probably also not going to be able to fix problems that other units have, which appears to be what our situation is.
|3 days 8 hours ago||what plagues Michigan won't be cured by just a HC change.||
?? Is it something in the water supply? Is the food at the training table contaminated? Will antibiotics get rid of it? Is like an STD?
|3 days 8 hours ago||Addazio is interesting, but his record so far||
at Temple and BC is just a bit over .500. BC's win over USC was impressive, but their loss at home to Colorado St. was to another CC candidate Jim McElwain, who was Saban's OC during Alabama's 48-6 run from 2008 through 2011, winning two NCs along the way.
Maybe McElwain is the better former Alabama guy for us than Nussmeier is.
|3 days 9 hours ago||need to pull the proverbial sticks out of your butts.||
Very disappointed you didn't call us Debbie Downers with sand in our vaginas. You need to step up your game of clichés this morning.
|3 days 11 hours ago||the relationship between Mullen and Florida is not good at all.||
Who's pissed at who, and why?
If it's Mullen who's pissed at Florida for not hiring him, he'd only had two seasons under his belt at MSU when Meyer quit and was 14-11 and 7-9 in conference, so it wasn't like he was a slam-dunk, can't miss choice. Granted, hiring Muschamp was even more of a stretch.