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|5 days 22 hours ago||Disappointing game...||
I Harbaugh your Harbaugh, though.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||the only thing...||
The only thing I can think of is that maybe there's already contact with Harbaugh and things are looking good (and the sort of people who would throw down the money for that are in the know), so the strategy is to keep things on the DL and not draw more public attention to our pursuit of Harbaugh since things are already looking good. One can only hope.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||Well...||
Well, he's 29-33 over the last five years so on average worse somewhere between 6-6 and 5-7. Shocking that you'd pick a guy with that record to take over your program.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||this is gonna suck||
this is gonna suck
|4 weeks 1 day ago||love it||
this is awesome... thanks!
|4 weeks 1 day ago||So...||
So you think that the players just made up that offense on the spot, called their own plays, and put 40 on Florida in spite of having never practiced that offense before? Right.
Obviously that wasn't the same offense that we had ran all year, but the idea that the players "ignored" the OC and just decided on their own to run that system is laughable.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Doyle...||
Doyle showed some real promise. He looks like he'll be a hell of a player by the time he's an upperclassman and may be pretty serviceable down the line this year. With that said, we are going to get destroyed on the board by a few teams in the Big Ten. Oregon's not a big team and they rebounded 15 of their 33 misses.
Overall, it was a good, gritty win for a young team.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||luckily...||
Luckily, if "Plan A" includes 3 candidates, that would seem to make the "Plan B" that we wouldn't like more of a Plan D (although still a realistic scenario). Also, I'm guessing "Plan C" isn't really on the table since Hoke's gonna get canned before we have an answer from any of the "Plan A" or "Plan B" candidates.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||you...||
you could probably add pink to the list also
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Sometimes...||
My brother went to OU. He says that like a third of the students are from Texas and have never seen snow before, so the first time that it snows every year it's hilarious to see all the people from Texas biting it as they attempt to walk to class.
My brother also claims to have been part of a (low speed) 8 car crash at an intersection in Norman because people there aren't very used to driving in snow. Apparently the cops just showed up and had no idea how to assess who was at fault so nobody got a ticket.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||shame...||
Shame that it's fake. If the AD were even aware of Bob Stitt that would be a positive sign considering that the last guy (Brandon) seemed pretty unwilling to even look at innovative guys at lower levels.
Not that Stitt would be high on my list for head coach or that I'd want the AD hiring our coordinators, but it would be a good sign that Hackett is at least willing to cast a wide net and consider many options.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||If...||
If you're not interested in the MLS part then just don't read it.
As a soccer fan I'm actually more interested in the MLS section than the baseball or hockey parts. Thanks OP for the great work!
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Funny one liner but doesn't sound like the real story...||
That really doesn't sound like the full story. Okay, funny one liner by the coach but any track coach would also be able to offer some technical advice that could make at least a small difference.
FWIW there were some news stories in 2001 about Larry Foote improving his speed significantly after the UM track coaches helped him work on his technique.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, but...||
Yeah, but Reader71 isn't saying that Mealer blames the fans for us losing. What he's saying is that it's not Brandon's fault that we've been losing and if the fans realized that they shouldn't have wanted him fired.
FWIW I'm thrilled that Brandon is gone; just trying to interpret everyone's arguments though.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Nice analysis...||
Nice analysis. It's kind of crazy that before he brought in a great DC Harbaugh's problems were kind of similar to Rich Rod's (great O, terrible D). With all that said, I think that the fact the's been so successful in the NFL makes him seem like way more of a sure thing than the other candidates. He did a great job turning around Stanford AND turned around the 49ers taking them to a Superbowl and a couple of NFC championship games. It makes it easier to be really confident in his prowess from an X's and O's standpoint and we've seen at Stanford that he can recruit and develop players.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Dave Brandon...||
Dave Brandon is an
elitist corporate prick
now he's gone at last!
|8 weeks 22 hours ago||not my favorites...||
Just Go With It and The Heartbreak Kid absolutely suck
|8 weeks 23 hours ago||Kicking and Screaming||
Kicking and Screaming - fantastic Will Ferrell movie even though lots of people say it sucks.
|8 weeks 23 hours ago||The Man From Earth||
The Man From Earth
|8 weeks 2 days ago||unfortunately...||
Unfortunately, I think the response right now would be a definitive "maybe."
|11 weeks 4 days ago||read the explanation...||
read the explanation again. The chart starts in the Bob Davies era for ND and doesn't end until Kelly took over, but year one for Michigan and Tennessee is 2008. So we don't know if our "periods of suck" will last as long as ND's did.
|12 weeks 1 hour ago||if...||
If we're talking hypotheticals, what about Denard at QB and Sam McGuffie and then Dee Hart at RB. It was amazing how much Denard improved from 2009 to 2010... give him another year with the same coaches and in the same system and with everyone back on offense and he would've been an absolute freak in 2011. Probably a favorite for the Heisman if we had a defense like Mattison's that year.
Denard's QB stat's were great under Rich Rod in 2010 even though he was still learning because RR knew how to use him.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||very little...||
How much did this week change your opinions on our leaders?
I already thought that Brandon was an arrogant douche who cares first and foremost about his ego and whose vision of what Michigan football should be like is very very different from mine. I've wanted him gone for ages.
As for Hoke, after getting worse as a team every year since 2011 and especially after the ND and Utah debacles this year, my opinion was already that he's a nice guy but an utterly incompetent head coach. That opinion hasn't changed, either.
I am in the minority who's willing to admit that the Shane Morris incident has gotten way more play in the media because Michigan football is a raging dumpster fire right now.
Regardless, Brandon should be gone ASAP and Hoke should be gone at the end of the season.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I'd do Brian's strategy, but in terms of player psychology...||
@ijohnb: I'd do Brian's strategy, but if you want to talk about player psychology I think that going for two early is a higher risk if you miss it than what the reward is if you convert.
In terms of player psychology, there isn't much of a difference between a 15 point or 16 point deficit because you're down by two possessions either way, but the psychological (and practical) difference between a 16 and 17 point difference is huge because if you're down 17 it's a 3 possession lead and you're probably screwed. If you're down 15 or 16, the guys on your team still believe that they have a chance to come back whereas the missed two point conversion to leave you down by 17 might stop your comeback right in its tracks. The longer that you stay theoretically on track for a comeback, the more time your guys are focused and energized giving you an actual chance to come back.
For what it's worth, I would still do Brian's strategy 100% of the time for the reasons mentioned in the posts above, but if we're talking about player psychology I think there's actually a small advantage to be had if you wait to go for two. Whether you're down 15 or 16 the guys on your team feel like you have a shot, but if you go for 2 and miss (leaving you in a 17 point hole) it seem like your guys would be much more likely to give up.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||tailgate...||
Tailgate at the bus and then go to the game. We may all hate Brandon and want Hoke fired, but if people are coming in from California and I'm not sure where else for one game a year at least go to the game, root for the players, and try to enjoy the experience. There are Michigan fans living abroad who would've loved to have been able to be in the stadium last Saturday in spite of what an awful game it was, as hard as that might be to believe.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||thanks!||
okay, thanks! yeah, I wasn't on here on Saturday night and didn't catch that
|12 weeks 4 days ago||are you interested in calling the Michigan regents?||
Are you interested in calling the Michigan regents?
I think it might be a good idea to share your opinion with them. I have their phone numbers and emails if that's appropriate to post here.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||eh...||
Eh, I'd be pretty okay with him coming in for 4 years, winning a bunch (a couple of B1G titles and being competitive for the national title) and then leaving for the NFL with the program in great shape. The way our recent hires have gone, even if someone comes in thinking that this is their long term destination we've seen that it might end up being 3 or 4 and out regardless. Might as well make those 4 years be incredibly awesome for the program.
I know getting Harbaugh is an extremely long shot but it really is in our best interest to pull out all the stops to make it happen. With our roster and our schedule next year I think Harbaugh would make us favorites to win the division and we'd have a real chance at winning the conference and earning a playoff birth. It sounds like there's a real chance that Harbaugh will at least be looking for a new job after this season. But if we wait until after next year he'll probably already be a year in at whatever his next stop is and thus won't be interested in making another move.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||also like...||
also like the "we are not customers" or "Dave: we are fans, not customers" idea. Whatever ends up being done I think it should be a banner so that it's more visible. I'd throw in a few hundred if this ends up happening.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||this ^^||
something like "Go Blue! Fire Brandon!" or "Support Michigan! Fire Brandon!"