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|2 weeks 1 day ago||Developing at WR is not the||
Developing at WR is not the same as developing on the OL, and everyone who has ever known football at all has believed this.
Funk's got some pretty great reviews from Hoke, career-long NFL OL coach Sean Kugler (now a FBS head coach), first-rounder Taylor Lewan, etc. I'll take their opinions over yours.
We can definitely agree that Funk has failed to produce the desired results on the field, but bear in mind the following confounding factors to his results:
1) Borges and his complex schemes
So let's have a little more patience.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Two possible scenarios: 1) He||
Two possible scenarios:
1) He really is this excited and confident about the defense because he's been in the business a long time and knows what a killer D looks like in the preseason.
2) He is betting all the cards because he thinks the O will continue to suck and if the D doesn't carry the team, then we will lose a lot of games, causing his eventual termination.
I think 1 is far, far more likely, because Mattison seems sincerely excited.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||And the Dame.||
And the Dame.
|19 weeks 11 hours ago||Reactive vs. proactive? He||
Reactive vs. proactive? He let it go on all year? Wow, you must really be on the inside to know that Hoke didn't try to fix it last year.
As it happens, the senior leadership seemed to do fairly well for two years.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||How has no one yet noted that||
How has no one yet noted that Arthur Chu lives in Ohio?
|33 weeks 17 hours ago||Read what we said, dude. We||
Read what we said, dude. We said his schemes are creative. Not his play calls.
I mean, the smugness of your post. Geez.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Play calling? I think Borges'||
Play calling? I think Borges' calling card is scheme. He loves drawing up plays. He can be fairly innovative.
He and Kelly, by the sound of it, would be a great match. Al draws the plays; Kelly puts them to practice while Al coaches the QBs.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||I think the reason he took||
Double post. Whoops
|33 weeks 1 day ago||I think the reason he took||
I think the reason he took this job is that they offered him to become Asst. or Assoc. HC with the meeting/exceeding of expectations after a year or a couple years. That's a big, BIG boost to his HC stock nationally. It's possible that he didn't land Washington is because Petersen had HC experience. Saban would never have made given him the additional responsibility/title because he didn't like the play-calling (or something).
|33 weeks 6 days ago||I don't think the race||
I don't think the race conclusion is obvious, but you can cool your jets because ATM you sound like a reverse racism apologist. And technically that's political, therefore off-limits....
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah I think we can count||
Yeah I think we can count McDowell out as a Michigan lean.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||When a former NFL coach sings||
When a former NFL coach sings you're praises, you're in a good place athletically.
Hopefully, it's only up for Peppers.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||ESS EE CEE! ESS EE--oh.||
ESS EE CEE! ESS EE--oh.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Dude||
You just got trolled hard, and then you fed the troll...repeatedly.
Frankly, I think he's onto something.
|40 weeks 2 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.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Okay, Wilford. Whatever you||
Okay, Wilford. Whatever you say.
|40 weeks 2 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.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Go Blue. Beat Ohio.||
Go Blue. Beat Ohio.
|41 weeks 9 hours ago||Not according to our||
Not according to our All-American, top 10 Draft Pick (as of last season).
|41 weeks 1 day ago||I dunno...they've been||
I dunno...they've been clicking quite a bit since the 2nd quarter of the season started.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||Feel free to make it!||
Feel free to make it!
|41 weeks 1 day ago||Neither we nor they have||
Neither we nor they have beaten anyone of note. But they have one fewer loss than we.
|41 weeks 1 day 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.
|41 weeks 2 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!
|41 weeks 2 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.
|41 weeks 4 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.
|41 weeks 4 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.
|41 weeks 5 days 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."
|41 weeks 5 days 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.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||What the hell evidence do you||
What the hell evidence do you have that tells you Hoke is not this way in practice?