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|25 min 8 sec ago||More like the Michigan||
More like the Michigan community in general. The AD and HC reflect on us the UM community. Organizing and getting fired up for a rally then no one showing up also just doesn't look the best. Especially if the UM community wants something to actually change
|31 min 1 sec ago||But you have to also admit||
But you have to also admit that even with Sumlin's 5-7 record in 2010, HIS RESUME WAS STILL BETTER THAN BRADY HOKE'S AT THE TIME. Brady Hoke was sitting below .500 as a HC, had 5 of his 8 seasons have 5 or less wins, and took 7 seasons to get double digit wins in the MAC. And Sumlin was a great OC at Oklahoma previous to head coaching. Plus, it is the AD's job to identifiy the hot new coach. You may consider it an unfair job requirement, but it is one regardless.
But we can agree on wanting Brandon fired.
|35 min 33 sec ago||In fairness, his resume was||
In fairness, his resume was still far better than Hoke's at the time. Except Hoke was a "Michigan Man".
|37 min 58 sec ago||Regardless of whether Sumlin||
Regardless of whether Sumlin would have been the best candidate, anybody who thought that a spread offense wouldn't work in the B1G was, has been, and always will be, and colossal idiot. Who is also blind.
|39 min 28 sec ago||I mean, it's not the best||
I mean, it's not the best resume at that time. But geez, Hoke's included 5 of his 8 seasons having 5 wins or less, took him 6 seasons to get a double digit win, and a total record of 47-50. If Sumlin's was thin, Hoke's was thinner. And Sumlin was also an established ass kicking OC at Oklahoma before Houston.
And at the end of the day, ADs are judged by their decisions being correct. It may not be fair, but their job is to be correct in their hire. And Brandon's was certainly not that.
|42 min 11 sec ago||Dude, MANBALL is working||
Dude, MANBALL is working great at UM. It's just not being executed. But if you imagine all those blocks being made, and all the passes completed to WRs, it's a really, really good offense.
|41 min 23 sec ago||God, people better show up to||
God, people better show up to that. Gonna look like even bigger fools if there isn't a good turnout.
|51 min 59 sec ago||Extremely well||
|1 hour 5 min ago||That's just good leadership||
That's just good leadership there by Dave Brandon. That gimmicky offense won't work in the B1G.
|2 hours 25 min ago||Not sure and not sure if it's||
Not sure and not sure if it's entirely relevent at this point. Almost every stupid thing coming out of the program is a symptom of terrible leadership from Brandon on through Hoke.
|2 hours 44 min ago||The threat is there, but the||
The threat is there, but the AD as a while is still rolling in dough. It's going to have to really bite into the bottom line before the president who doesn't seem interested in athletics really takes notice.
|2 hours 54 min ago||They're not going to do||
They're not going to do anything until the money starts to dry up
|3 hours 4 min ago||Almost 5800 now. Keep it coming...||
Almost 5800 now. Keep it coming...
|3 hours 31 min ago||Then you better get to that||
Then you better get to that Fire Brandon rally tonight or something. There will be no good football in Ann Arbor until the leadership at the top changes.
|4 hours 4 min ago||I won't get my hopes up, I||
I won't get my hopes up, I won't get my hopes up, I won't get my hopes up, I won't get my hopes up, I won't get my hopes up, I won't get my hopes up, I won't get my hopes up, I won't get my hopes up...
Too late, I'm going to be crushed if Brandon isn't fired by Friday now.
|4 hours 6 min ago||I do feel bad for him. The||
I do feel bad for him. The AD created a complete shit storm around an issue that could have been resolved on Sunday causing Morris to get dragged through this whole thing. All so the AD could seemingly save his own ass and deflect blame elsewhere.
|4 hours 11 min ago||And Concussion-gate is the||
And Concussion-gate is the name of the hotel the team stayed at before the game. I think it works.
|4 hours 32 min ago||Eh, maybe Ace because he's||
Eh, maybe Ace because he's credentialed, but Brian I believe stays away from that kind of stuff because he is a fan first. And this is not a news sight; this is an opinion site. They still hold themselves accountable to basic integrity when reporting stuff, but they are not the model where they never express their opinions.
|4 hours 43 min ago||I think we all feel bad for||
I think we all feel bad for Shane. The AD turned this whole thing into a shit show when it could have been wrapped up Sunday.
|4 hours 44 min ago||Probably nothing||
|4 hours 50 min ago||His ego is too big to||
His ego is too big to resign. And as many have pointed out, the president is not likely to step either. The outlook right now on the athletic director is bleak. The only hope is that the regents step in. They are pseudo-politicians so maybe public pressure can make them act.
|4 hours 54 min ago||Good god, just get rid of||
Good god, just get rid of Brandon
|5 hours 12 min ago||No guarantee it's the||
No guarantee it's the football Braden. Could be an alumni as well, or another student.
|5 hours 18 min ago||Boom, there you go. Thank you.||
Boom, there you go. Thank you.
|5 hours 19 min ago||Man, would love to see him in the league. Good for him.||
Man, would love to see him in the league. Good for him.
|5 hours 27 min ago||√(-1)||
|5 hours 54 min ago||Predictions will vary vastly||
Predictions will vary vastly on whether Brandon remains the AD for the next coaching search. If Brandon stays, then my prediction is that stars will become very important for MSU fans. If he's gone and the new AD gets a new coach, a key assistant or two stays on the new staff (cough, Roy Manning, cough), I think damage will be signficiantly mitagated.
|5 hours 57 min ago||There is an option to||
There is an option to actually create a unique name. Click the 'login', follow the links to create/recover a unique name. Not sure if it will work, but it's worth a try. Just have to put your name, year of first degree, and last four of the SSN to verify eligability, and if eligable, I'm guessing you can create a login to sign the petition.
|6 hours 17 min ago||Signed. I think this needs||
Signed. I think this needs to be bumped up the board so people see it throughout the day. Like me, alumni can sign as well. That wasn't obvious to me at first.
|6 hours 24 min ago||I honestly don't care as much||
I honestly don't care as much about Hoke getting fired right now as I care about Brandon getting fired. That is more important. Get a competent AD and the rest will sort itself out. Now obviously Hoke needs to be held accountable for the handling of Morris, but again, a good AD will get the whole department and program sorted out. If Brandon stays then this whole mess just continues with a different coach.