I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|1 week 4 days ago||No, I made a comparison to||
No, I made a comparison to another moment of the rivalry where we were the clear underdogs to a team that had a similar win-streak. What you read seems to be rather different.
|1 week 4 days ago||Okay, Wilford. Whatever you||
Okay, Wilford. Whatever you say.
|1 week 4 days ago||That's not what I'm||
That's not what I'm suggesting.
Go away from football for a little while. I want you to feel better.
|1 week 4 days ago||Go Blue. Beat Ohio.||
Go Blue. Beat Ohio.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Not according to our||
Not according to our All-American, top 10 Draft Pick (as of last season).
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I dunno...they've been||
I dunno...they've been clicking quite a bit since the 2nd quarter of the season started.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Feel free to make it!||
Feel free to make it!
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Neither we nor they have||
Neither we nor they have beaten anyone of note. But they have one fewer loss than we.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I think you're right. I think||
I think you're right. He has always worked to help the team, but I think Fitz won't ever be productive in a scheme like ours. Derrick Green had success yesterday for much different reasons.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I guess we're reading the||
I guess we're reading the quote a little differently, and I dunno. You're seeing, "He didn't get enough practice [quantitatively]." I'm seeing, "He didn't get enough practice and timing [qualitatively]."
Perhaps mine is the problematic reading. Such is the problem of coach speak!
|2 weeks 4 days ago||However, his full quote tells||
However, his full quote tells a little differently...
"Fitz had been out most of the week, he did some things on a couple days, but it just wasn't enough," Hoke said. "A little bit injury-related, but a lot of it, too, was 'you've got to practice.' You've got to practice and get timing. And we just didn't think he had enough."
So it's not just the injury. Yes, he may still be our tailback. But he lost PT for things other than injury.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Yup--and Hoke's already got a||
Yup--and Hoke's already got a Sugar Bowl win. If by year 6 he has a B1G championship, we're on par with John Cooper! Right now, though, we're ahead.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Eh. It happened to Ohio, just||
Eh. It happened to Ohio, just to a lesser degree. John Cooper was not all that great by record. Hoke's not really far off where Cooper was.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||I won't lie;||
that line bothered me, too. He's dealing with a person who has coached football (and one who seems to be fairly good with x's and o's) for who knows how many years. I don't think he's in a position to talk to SC that way on the basis of, "Well, I'm telling you: To me, it looks hard. Therefore, it is."
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||You're absolutely right: What||
You're absolutely right: What you see is what you get here. That's why I liked this presser. He said, that's it. We're doing what we want to do with this program. Because we have to adjust. Is that frustrating when we all want to win RITE MEOW!!!! Yes. Of course. But will it be just as frustrating if, in two-ish years, we are winning a B1G Championship? People forget that Hoke's record at Ball State went down before it skyrocketed.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||What the hell evidence do you||
What the hell evidence do you have that tells you Hoke is not this way in practice?
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||Well, to be fair||
our failures on offense have really been a team effort. Coaches, O-Line, QB, RB....
Regardless: Everyone should right now send a kind and supportive twitter message to all football players you follow, especially Gardner.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||This isn't really dialogue||
I agree that he should be open about disagreeing with SC specifically, but I don't agree with the way that he did it. I furthermore think that this almost didn't even merit a response. Like, what does Brian need? Everyone to be on his side? Say your piece, let SC say his, be done with it. If SC wants to disagree when Brian is clearly right, let him.
I just think this is a weird move in general. I appreciate the dialogue, too, but that's what comments are for. SC, obviously, does not have front page capabilities so his capacity for "dialogue" is pretty dramatically limited.
Really, this isn't dialogue at all. There is a dominant narrative; it is Brian's.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Can you provide a link or is||
Can you provide a link or is it $?
Sounds like dad is applying pressure. Wonder if Da'Shawn agrees? It's always possible (albeit very unlikely) for the kid to disagree with the parent. I'll be cautiously optimistic while I take my reality pills.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||So football analysts and||
So football analysts and professionals are wrong, and MGoJoe is right....
I find this hard to believe. Maybe he's not coaching a WCO right now (I don't think he is either), but he is known primarily as a WCO guy.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I skimmed||
but thanks. Appreciate your voice of reason.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||You know, I really do love||
You know, I really do love Borges pressers. And I agree with him a lot. Hoke and co. had two honeymoon years with a hybrid system. It worked pretty well. Now they are going pretty strictly pro-style. That's a big transition to make, and I don't think Devin fits Borges' system as much as everyone thinks (although I do think that Devin fits it better than Denard; Shane Morris is the stereotypical Borges quarterback). I do think they could be doing more hybrid...maybe a 25/75 split between spread/pro, which would be helping both the O-Line and Devin a lot. But that said, I think Borges is largely right. It doesn't excuse occasional lapses of dreadful play calling, but I think he has a lot of very good points.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||The answer in response to the||
The answer in response to the tipping plays and the defense of play-calling were problematic, because they were both just completely absolute and not negotiated. He did give the responses I've listed, but he did NOT do it in response to play-calls or tipping plays. That's a really key departure from the sense of accountability and the sense that "We need to do better." It says, "Well, yes, we need to do better, but those two particular things are not what we need to do better with."
He talked about improving game plan, improving execution...but he stayed absolutely defensive of play calling. Somehow, the same runs that didn't work all game were going to work on our final drives.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, I think this thread and||
Yeah, I think this thread and every other defending Hoke's answers in his pressers are failing to realize just how strategic he can be.
Hoke keeps repeating over and over, "It starts with me." It starts with him. Okay, great. So the play calling starts with him. The game plan. The offensive line coaching. They all start with him.
He can just as easily say, "Wahhhl, you know, Al/Darrel and I weren't too happy with the way things worked out. Some execution things, some youth things. Our goal is to win, and we as a football team didn't do a good job of playing or coaching to win. We're gonna look and see where we can minimize/improve those things, and of course that starts with me. I'll do my part, and then he'll do his."
Done. Question answered, problem acknowledged, solution in sight, and it places accountability both on Hoke and on his coaches/coordinators.
That's what public relations is. Defending the play calling the way he did is ultimately just Hoke saying, "Nope. Not changing."
|3 weeks 3 days ago||O K||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Just stop.||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Signature's dead-on.||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Fire Funk. I'm finally||
Fire Funk. I'm finally climbing on that bandwagon.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||No point firing Borges when||
No point firing Borges when he's running a type of offense with the wrong type personnel, but my god, was that dreadful.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Welp.||