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|4 hours 4 min ago||Because all the current regents are more qualified?||
Because all the current regents are more qualified?
|4 hours 45 min ago||Oh yes, that is dispicable||
Oh yes, that is dispicable and you can be sure every coach in the nation took notice as well. I'm just sick of people saying "he got me new scoreboards! He has passion! So that's all that matters!" It so dismissive of anybody else who isn't a student athlete yet is affected by Brandon's decisions.
|4 hours 54 min ago||The non revenue athletes are||
The non revenue athletes are being short sighted and narcissistic. When the fan base doesn't care about UM athletics, especially football, the money dries up for all the improvements they've seen lately. And that's where it's headed in a large part due to Brandon.
|5 hours 10 min ago||Somehow I feel like being||
Somehow I feel like being good at the easiest parts of the job while turning the times when real leadership is needed into clusterfucks while simultaneously alienating the fan base should be fireable after four years of that crap.
|6 hours 41 min ago||Blerg||
|8 hours 13 min ago||Forget this season in||
Forget this season in football; there is no easy fix and no great hope at this point. The prize is the future years to come, and firing Brandon is the best way to start that now. Hoke will be gone in due time.
|8 hours 16 min ago||I never said the 'evaluation' would be difficult...||
I never said the 'evaluation' would be difficult...
|8 hours 17 min ago||Well Hoke can wait to be||
Well Hoke can wait to be 'evaluated' at the end of the season, Brandon needs to go now. I don't think anybody trusts Brandon with the new coaching search, and the candidate pool grows much bigger with Brandon gone (cough Harbaugh cough). And honestly, with all the crap that's gone down what coach would want to work for Brandon anyway at this point? Brandon leaving early is by far the more important thing.
|8 hours 20 min ago||Perhaps, but still a||
Perhaps, but still a departure from Bacon's previous statements that Brandon is going nowhere.
|8 hours 23 min ago||That is the best possible||
That is the best possible situation. Get rid of Brandon, let a new qualified AD evaluate Hoke.
|10 hours 26 min ago||And once again a former||
And once again a former player invalidates the experiences of anyone else who loves UM but didn't play football for UM. Geez, the former players are making me like the program less and less.
|11 hours 49 min ago||So if your fraternity||
So if your fraternity brothers wake you up in the middle of the night, beat you over head with a stick, rifle through your pockets for change, then tell you you're not part of the fraternity, but your still expected to buy the keg for the upcoming party, you're still going to do that? Your not just going to go play poker with some other friends instead?
|12 hours 50 min ago||There are defiantly things||
There are defiantly things Brian missed, but he got a lot of it. Like the ticket price increases that whittled the 200,000 long wait list for season tickets is a really freaking big deal. Maybe he'll make a list for next time.
|12 hours 57 min ago||Ok, that was the worst logic||
Ok, that was the worst logic I've ever heard from Dakish. "Other than all the terrible things that Brandon has done that has pissed of everybody, what has Brandon done that is bad". I can see Dakish now on a jury: "well, other than shooting the guy in the face, what has he done that warrants any jail time? I'm informed about the shooting of the face. But what else? It's probably because he just didn't win enough games."
|13 hours 18 min ago||I think it's pretty clear||
I think it's pretty clear that the former players hold the fans/students/alumni in little to no regard already. I haven't heard a single one express anything along the lines of "the current state of the program sucks for the fans". All I've heard is the expectation that I always shell out my money and time to UM athletics because I'm an almuni. Maybe the 'shared experience' regarding UM athletics I always felt before the last few years was always a facade I just didn't see before. Or maybe it's just a football thing. I wonder if non-revenue athletes feel the same way.
|13 hours 28 min ago||Hoke is being remarkably||
Hoke is being remarkably restrained. It is clear that Brandon left Hoke out to dry, and I don't think anybody would hold it against Hoke to send it back at Brandon. But maybe that's why Hoke is respected amoung the coaches and players because he doesn't air dirty laundry to the public.
|14 hours 2 min ago||This is the problem. Loving||
This is the problem. Loving the teams and players does not make you a good AD. Having a passion does not make you a good AD. They are all great qualities, but there's a lot more to do as an AD. And Dave Brandon is pretty terrible at everything else than loving Michigan. He is also very good at hating students and alumni apparently.
|14 hours 18 min ago||Completely disagree. It's a||
Completely disagree. It's a symbiotic relationship. There can be no big spectator sports without the players, nor without the fans. The fans are the ones that supply the money so these kind of spectator sports can exist; they are the ones that pass loyalty on to their children and grandchildren. They should have voice as well, and it should not be dismissed by anyone as irrelevent.
|14 hours 27 min ago||Guh. Maybe the former||
Guh. Maybe the former players need to shut their mouths. I find it very disheartening that former players are so completely dismissive of their fellow students's and alum's experiences. The 100,000+ people watching you play don't just magically show up. It's real human beings investing their time, hard earned money, and emotion into people they don't even know. But they continue to do it because they like the experience. And when the AD errodes that experience so litte joy can be taken from it, what are they just supposed to do? Former players: you aren't the only ones who want to find something rewarding from UM athletics.
|14 hours 44 min ago||I'm getting sick of this||
I'm getting sick of this 'fair weather fan' crap. Let's be clear, I nor any fan owes the players, coaches, or athletic department (unless you played sports in college) anything. I stuck around through the late Carr era and RR era. I've been around for Hoke. I like sports, and I like to watch and appreciate sports played on a high level. I am a UM fan because I always viewed them as a shared experience with my fellow students who are playing on the field. and those next to me in the stands. A shared experience even when teams lose. But I don't owe them personally any more than they owe me.
If I feel like I'm getting treated like crap by the athletic department, you know what, I'm going to go elsewhere. If I feel like UM sports is no longer an experience I share with those playing and coaching it, nor those viewing it with me, then I can walk away guilt free. And that's what is eroding away right now from what I remember of UM growing up. I owe myself, friends, and family my time and emotion. I don't owe a bunch of suits or even the players my time, money, and emotion when I just get it thrown back in my face as an expectation of having attended the University of Michigan.
|14 hours 46 min ago||No, Howard is not more||
No, Howard is not more important than any other UM alumni, nor has he 'earned' his Michigan Man status in another way different from any other UM alum. A lot of fans bust their buts at UM in their chosen fields of study just like Howard did for football. Just because he played football does not make him a Michigan Man and me not one. I busted my ass studying, learning, and growing at UM and representing the university well. Anyone like that, not just sport players, is a Michigan Man.
|15 hours 32 min ago||Speaking if basketball||
Speaking if basketball season, is anybody who is boycotting football also going to boycott basketball? Seems like if the real discontent is Dave Brandon, not showing up to all sports speaks volumes. Showing up to basketball, but not football, just makes it seem like you just don't like losing. Brandon instituted unfavorable ticket practices with the students for basketball as well...
|15 hours 50 min ago||This not about a concussion||
This not about a concussion or the record. No one was this discontent on 2008. This is about being treated like crap by the AD for almost 4 years while watching that AD mishandle nearly every issue coming up around UM's headline sports program. And if the program had enough organization to go 5-0, this stuff wouldn't happen. We all want the program to be elite again and stop making the university as a whole look bad. THAT's why we want the AD gone.
|15 hours 54 min ago||You can recover your||
You can recover your uniquname from the petition site without calling and takes much less time. The directions are in the post.
|16 hours 3 min ago||How we feeling about this||
How we feeling about this hire now?
|16 hours 8 min ago||Needs moar ANGAR!! But||
Needs moar ANGAR!!
But seriously, was a pretty good concise statement for the typical 'sum up a complex problem festering for the past 4 years in two sentances we can air in under 10 seconds' we see in today's media.
|16 hours 10 min ago||Old news at this point. And||
Old news at this point. And also goodbye Chris Clark, and Garrett Taylor. And possible Mike Weber.
|16 hours 11 min ago||I mean if you want to make a||
I mean if you want to make a thread to post the petition to retain Brandon, go ahead. Can't speak for the mods, but I think they would be willing to bump it to stay on the board for fairness sake. I'm sure the 7 signers of that petition would appreciate the help.
|16 hours 50 min ago||Because Brandon is definitely||
Because Brandon is definitely the solution of all the ills...
|1 day 3 hours ago||No, the big ones since the||
No, the big ones since the Gibbons incident being the dumping of tickets for free to count them as attendance, the Coke incident, the Morris incident, then the major fuck up of communication and PR combined with throwing your coach under the bus. These are all major new data points that have pushed the simmering anger and disgust with the athletic director to a boil.