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|44 weeks 5 days ago||Glad to see sparty win. I've||
Glad to see sparty win. I've always had a soft spot for Tom Izzo and sparty bball. I think a lot of UM fans
|45 weeks 5 days ago||"It's a loaded question"?!!||
"It's a loaded question"?!! No, it's a legitimate question that deserves an answer. It is so frustrating that Borges ducks the most poignant question, one that Michigan football fans everywhere are asking. Let's face it though, we all know what his answer would have been, he wouldn't have changed anything about the game plan if he knew then what he knows now.
Thanks for asking the tough/relevant questions, Heiko!
|45 weeks 6 days ago||+1 for being reasonable and realistic||
Totally agree with you. I just can't stand his excuses. He continually falls back on the "lack of experience" excuse. We have more talent on the O-line than most of the B1G, not to mention future NFL right and left tackles. Magnuson and Bryant both have the size to play the position, so if they aren't performing up to expectations it is due to coaching. The frustrating thing is that if I got in my Delorean and went back to last Wednesday and showed Hoke and Borges the video of Saturdays game, I fear the game plan wouldn't have changed at all. To me, that is truly frightening.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||It looks a helluva lot like a||
It looks a helluva lot like a punch. It also looks like Carroll has absolutely no reaction consistent with getting punched in the abdomen, which doesn't seem to make sense. If you watch it enough times it kinda looks like he pulls it at the last second tho. I dunno, I'm gonna go out on a limb and if any additional footage comes out, I'm saying " no punch".
|1 year 37 weeks ago||.....winning field goal,||
.....winning field goal, against US, that is.
His Dad works for UofM Hospital and went to UofM undergrad too........UofM not coming up with a scholarship for him could destroy our family. Thanks Hoke.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Michael Geiger, he was||
Michael Geiger, he was committed to BC, until MSU offered in early December. He's from Toledo, so family can make it to a lot more games....hopefully when he's kicking for MSU it never comes down to him kicking the winning field goal.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||My cousin is the kicker for||
My cousin is the kicker for the east team, already has a 41yard FG and extra point. He's good and its going to kill me to see him kicking for MSU. He grew up a die-hard UofM fan, but no scholly offer.....booo
|1 year 44 weeks ago||He looked like an immature||
He looked like an immature teenager. That being said, I don't think it's that big of a deal and regardless
That being said, at the moment I was watching him jump around, I was kinda glad he decided to not leave NW when we were conducting our coaching search a few years ago.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||So he de-committed, then was||
So he de-committed, then was allowed to re-committ? So Chip Kelly didn't cut ties with the player once he decommitted? I have no problem with that. I think we are arguing the same point and you are misunderstanding what I was saying.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||so, as someone who has taken||
so, as someone who has taken part medical school and the match, I'm assuming you would audition at places and tell them point blank, "well, no you're not my first choice, I'll think about it." Unless you're stupid, you tell everyone that you want to come to their program, unless you are going into something that isn't specialized and open positions aren't difficult to come by.
I'm glad you have so much inside information as to what recruits are saying to schools and what schools are offering recruits. I, however, am not privey to that information, and until a committed recruit ACTUALLY takes a visit to another school, I will not believe all the recuriting board and twitter banter about who is talking to who. If our policy is to break all ties with a recruit that we suspect is "sneaking around", whats to prevent false information being leaked by other schools just so we break ties with our committed player?
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I don't know Kelly's policy,||
I don't know Kelly's policy, but if they permanently remove the offer for wanting to take visits while committed, then yes, consider me "anti" that policy.
I'm not saying you hold their offer until they are done taking visits, but you don't completely shut the door on kids either.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||No, it's stupid. Hoke is not||
EDIT, duplicate post by accident.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||No, it's stupid. Hoke is not||
No, it's stupid. Hoke is not any of these kids' parents. He is recruiting naive highschool kids that have maybe just now gotten their unrestricted drivers licenses. What would you do if someone came up to you when you are 17 and said, "you can come play football for us and we'll pay for your school. But, if you don't say 'yes' right now, I can't guarantee that the offer will be there tomorrow."? You'd say hell yes. It's entrapment, most of these kids are very early in their recruitment, haven't been yet recognized outside of the Midwest for their talent and are afraid that this might be their only offer. I've been thru the same thing with medical school and residency, you jump on the first thing you are given because you don't know if anything else will come along. If something else does come along, then great. These recruits don't have that option, they jump on an offer early in their recruiting, then when they start to garner some national interest and have people offering free trips to Cali and Florida, they are left out in the cold by a program that prides itself on doing it the right way. I have no problem with Hoke withholding a scholarship for taking visits, but to remove their offer permanently just because they want to see the rest of the country is wrong.
PS I dated plenty of girls in college that came from strict families and catholic schools, they sure didn't seem to have many rules when I knew them...
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I don't blame Dawson one bit.||
I don't blame Dawson one bit. In fact if it wasn't for Hoke and his whole, holier than thou, "we are Michigan "crap, Dawson probably would have taken his visit to Florida, realized it wasn't for him, and his recruitment would have likely ended with him going to Michigan. But instead, Hoke yanks his offer because how dare someone want to go to Florida for a weekend for free! This stupid rule Hoke has regarding commitments and their scholarships is absolutely ridiculous and is going to end up hurting us way more than it helps. First Dawson, and now it looks like Conley is headed down the same path. There is a lot of talk on the board about realizing that these are 17-year old kids and they often change their mind. So then why doesn't Hoke seem to understand this? I certainly hope he lightens up on this no- visit rule cause its going to make following recruiting miserable.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Hate to see that, especially||
Hate to see that, especially to a guy that had so much riding on this season for NFL prospects. Hopefully he'll make a full recovery. I wonder if this would qualify as a "boo-boo" under Hokes ridiculous injury classification system.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||that's awesome||
that's awesome how they let him wear a michigan jersey still............oh wait.....
|3 years 36 weeks ago||I love how some of you take||
I love how some of you take Brian's argument that Hoke shouldn't have been our next coach as some sort of declaration of war on the Hoke regime. If you have spent more than a day on this blog you would know that Brian is one of the most passionate, knowledgeable, and loyal Michigan fans around. Don't confuse displeasure with disloyalty. I have no doubt that as we move forward Brian will continue to be one of the most supportive Michigan fans out there. For any of you to think otherwise is just plain foolish.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Well said, Brian. I feel||
Well said, Brian.
I feel exactly the same way about Rodriguez and the way his tenure played out, so thanks for not backing down. I think the quote from "Maize and Brew" is perfect. Those were my thoughts everytime we began another season with Lloyd Carr, probably the same way Penn State fans feel every season they start with Paterno. One day I will stop thinking about what might have been had Denard and Rodriguez had another year or two together, but today won't be that day.
To everyone who says to "stop whining", I say "no". As a fan and alumni of the school, I have a right to express my thoughts and feelings when I believe our school has not been represented appropriately by its administration. This is one of those times.
I hope Hoke is his own man, and not some reincarnated version of Carr. I wish him the best and hope he lives up to everyone's expectations, and proves me wrong.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Hoke seems like a good coach||
Hoke seems like a good coach and a good motivator. The only thing that continues to make me sad is Denard. The OC hire was stupid and "traditional" to say the least. Denard is not even saying generic things like, "I look forward to meeting with Coach Hoke" or "Coach Hoke is very passionate and loves Michigan". Instead he is saying "no comment"? That doesn't sound like the smiling guy we all got to know this year. It gives me a really bad feeling, I hope he stays more than anything.. Hoke has about 24hrs to convince Denard to stay.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||He hasn't promised to win any||
He hasn't promised to win any games yet. Not one.
Gotta love those Dave Brandon 5 city "nationwide" searches. 5 cities? Get out
|3 years 36 weeks ago||What the hell is he thanking||
What the hell is he thanking everyone for? Did he just win an Oscar?
|3 years 36 weeks ago||The more Dave Brandon talks,||
The more Dave Brandon talks, the more I hate him. Apparently a nationwide search only consists of 5 cities, weird.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Sources? You want sources?||
Sources? You want sources? This whole coaching search is heresay. Until they start allowing reporters with note pads and tape recorders into private team meetings, I'm afraid I won't be able to give you actual quotes.
Given the LSU player comments, it sounds like they have been assured by Miles that br will be their coach next year. We can debate what he actually said, but regardless it seems like the players would feel deceived if Miles comes to Michigan.
The point is, can't we find anybody else?
|3 years 36 weeks ago||I want Gus Malzahn!!! If||
I want Gus Malzahn!!! If Miles is announced today I will feel a huge let down. It took Brandon a week to interview one guy who was deemed a backup plan 3 years ago? Wow, thanks for the effort Brandon. You could have waited another day or two and interviewed Malzahn and then fallen back on Miles. I dunno, I feel like Michigan cheated with this potential hire. No creativity, no sense of excitement.
Not to mention the blatant lies Miles told to the LSU players and Admin if he takes the Michigan job. That will make us look great. Good thing everybody already hates us.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||I think Hoke would be a||
I think Hoke would be a disaster. Of course, I also think the M fan base made his job extremely difficult and Lloyd basically sealed rod's fate when he decided to stop recruiting the last two years. Hiring Hoke would cause transfers of epic proportions, next season could be worse than Richrods first year. Other than having some ties to the Midwest, no one outside of this coaching search would even know who he is. At least Rich had a reputation for success, players wanted to be in his system. What does Hoke have? We didn't want to give Rich 4 years, yet to think Hoke could do anything more in 4 years as HC wOuld be foolish. Home would not only be working to build Michigan into an elite program but would also be working to establish himself. I don't know how we got to this point again....