“He was on the other side of the court, screaming: ‘Good shot, Kev!’” Durant said, shaking his head in delight. “I’m thinking, this guy’s an All-American type of teammate right there.”
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|12 hours 48 min ago||One of the ESPN talking head||
One of the ESPN talking head shows this evening was talking about this and the role of the student paper had in doing this (basically saying this is what student papers were meant for). They also insinuated that the Detriot Free Press should get involved and/or initiate a more formal "something". They kind of were eluding to this just being the tip of the iceberg and that more formal national push could ensue. I still think its great this happened and it might jsut be the catalyst for change that so many (myself included) want.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Kind of surprised, but they||
Kind of surprised, but they all seemed to agree the situation is being blown out of proportion. They seem to think the concussion thing is speculation and the leg was looked at by staff and Shane was cleared. So, it sounds like they are buying the Hoke speak hook, line, and sinker.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio -||
Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio - talking about Hoke right now
|2 days 1 min ago||Hey dumbass Hoke, you can||
Hey dumbass Hoke, you can still call a timeout before you put him in danger AGAIN. The ball had not been snapped....
So, a couple seconds later the line judge comes up and says, 'Now, you can buy a timeout.' But by that time, Shane was already back in the football game.
|2 days 10 hours ago||There is ZERO integrity in||
There is ZERO integrity in that statement. This is getting to be beyond disgusting.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Absolutely my stance as well.||
Absolutely my stance as well.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Jourdan Lewis looked slow||
Jourdan Lewis looked slow last week. 3 years under Wellman made Lewan too weak for the NFL. S&C is not the issue - coaching is. I watched our OL get blown up all day yesterday. High pad level, poor technique, and improper mechanics are not S&C issues - they are coaching issues.
I'm not saying we have the greatest S&C program in the country, but we're far from being bad or even mediocre. I'd say he should take some blame just like anyone associated with this trainwreck should, but it doesn't mean I want a friend to lose his job.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Hoke endangered his||
Hoke endangered his student/athlete by either intentional neglect or complete incompetence - plain and simple. He should not be allowed to coach this team one more game.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Ugh... I knew I should have||
Ugh... I knew I should have started Kelvin Benjamin instead. When 'tron is hurting he is really hurting I guess.
|2 days 17 hours ago||This won't go away quietly||
This won't go away quietly and I don't want it to. I'm literally disgusted at what I witnessed yesterday. In Hoke speak.... I can only speak for myself, but this is my stance on the situation:
"Hoke endangered his student/athlete by either intentional neglect or complete incompetence - plain and simple. He should not be allowed to coach this team one more game."
I don't think he was intentionally trying to hurt Shane, but I do think he was being a stubborn arse by not pulling him sooner. Someone on that sideline should have pulled Shane. Everyone is piling on Hoke (and it does stop with him), but Nuss or ANY of the COACHES/STAFF (including trainers) should have stepped in. Putting him back into the game was the almost criminally negligent. And for Hoke to feign ignorance of the situation speaks to either his incompetence of managing a team or he is flat out lying.
In either situation, I want nothing to do with Hoke or anything he is a part of going forward. I'm not a season ticket holder, but I buy merchandise, wear apparrel, and generally support the team (i.e. went to the BW3 Bowl last year). I'm done until Hoke is gone. I'm not so pissed about Brandon, but he should be gone as well for a whole host of other reasons. However, no matter how much I dislike Brandon, I'd still support the team with him as AD, but not with Hoke in charge of the football team.
Also, by calling for Hoke to get fired, I'm in fact also sealing the fate of a friend - Aaron Wellman. He will most likely not be retained by a new staff, and that means he'll be jobless come the holidays. That's not cool, but what happened to Shane Morris yesterday is way less cool.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Megatron needs to get me||
Megatron needs to get me about 20pts in my fantasy league today :)
|2 days 19 hours ago||Well done +1 and thanks for||
Well done +1 and thanks for the smile on this awful hangover day...
|2 days 19 hours ago||Carr or Roy Manning - yes Roy||
Carr or Roy Manning - yes Roy Manning. He's young enough to relate to the players. He's a former player that understands the tradition and will unite the fanbase obviously not like Carr though. He is a primary recruiter of about half of 2015 commits. He would allow Nuss & Mattison to do their own thing. My two cents.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Agreed - leaving Shane in||
Agreed - leaving Shane in with an obvious leg injury and potential concussion was CRIMINAL. I'm absolutely furious that Hoke in his stubborness put the health of kid in jeopardy. He needs to go on Monday.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Not having a Live Blog kind||
Not having a Live Blog kind of sucks like last week, but the way things are going I can't blame the mods for not wanting any part of it lol.
"Its so bad we give away Minnesota home tickets for Coke purchases and Live Blogs have gone the way of the dodo"
|3 days 16 hours ago||*sigh* when you think it||
*sigh* when you think it can't get any worse....
|3 days 16 hours ago||Uh... the BW3 bowl was last||
Uh... the BW3 bowl was last year.... this was the "reason" he didn't play:
Brady Hoke said Monday that senior kicker Brendan Gibbons is questionable for the game with a muscle pull.
"He's a little iffy," Hoke said. "He's kicking a little bit. But I don't want to over-kick him (in practice).
Hoke has been here 3+ years. He might not been involved in the initial cover up, but he was party to the subsequent "misdirection" over the years.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Hackenberg just got Alan||
Hackenberg just got Alan Branched
|3 days 17 hours ago||Honestly, you don't need to||
Honestly, you don't need to sit in on practice to see the results on the field. When he said there was one player that wanted to be great I was expecting it to be one of the following with significant Sunday appeal:
Devin Funchess - could be Minitron in the making if he you know block and maybe attempt 110% effort on every play whether or not its coming his way.
Frank Clark - could be a monster. Flashes it sometimes, but I just don't see that max effort wow factor.
Jake Ryan - could be a great LB. I to a certain extent blame the move to MLB - he has to think on every play and just can't let muscle memory takeover YET..
Those guys should be approaching Sunday through Friday as if they are preparing for the NFL combine. Improve your technique, work harder, work faster, just when you have nothng left in the tank give it another rep. When you aren't doing this as a the STUD(s), its the coaches job to light a fire under your ass unless you are Jadaveon Clowney at SC last year waiting for the NFL.
Its pure condemnation of a lack of intensity and acceptance of mediocrity. A failure across the coaching staff. Hoke said "they are getting it done the right way." Wrong wrong wrong....
A) You are not getting it done - period. Accepting 7-6 as getting it done is not getting it done.
B) If you ain't getting it done, then it sure as hell ain't the right way.
C) Oh you mean academics and raising good men. Oh you mean Gibbons & Lewan cover-up. Last time I checked that was the opposite of the "right way".
Whew ok rant off.... But Desmond is spot on... its a coaching issue through and through.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Yikes PSU if that is ruled a||
Yikes PSU if that is ruled a fumble. No control, but stranger things have happened...
|3 days 21 hours ago||Well I wasn't depressed about||
Well I wasn't depressed about todays game, but I sure am now - thanks ESPN!
|4 days 12 hours ago||Watching from the left coast.||
Watching from the left coast. Will start on the couch, but might end up in the corner sobbing quietly if its like last weekend. :(
|4 days 15 hours ago||I'll sign the petition.||
I'll sign the petition.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Holy bad decision Batman!||
Holy bad decision Batman! Terrible pass by OkSt QB...
|5 days 11 hours ago||There's always the pro pillow||
There's always the pro pillow fight with NYG & the Skins....
|5 days 11 hours ago||Agreed - watching for coaches too||
I think both Mora and Graham have done a good job, but I think Graham has his team trending upwards while UCLA is kind of in neutral at good to almost excellent imo.
|5 days 11 hours ago||I love Tech's offense spread||
I love Tech's offense spread + tempo = fun. I know neither team is breaking the scoreboard, but it just feels so wide open. I guess I'm just projecting or jealous lol...
Anyway, I'm pretty excited for the ASU game. Although with Kelly out and Hundley questionable (probably will play), I'm thinking ASU might be in trouble.
However, if you haven't seen ASU WR Jaelen Strong play before, he's a pretty damn good player. He kinda pops out of the screen as "oh yeah he'll be playing on Sunday" - like Funchess but born and bred as WR (i.e. a bit more polished). I hope Bercovici can get him the ball a lot - they are going to need it. ASU's skill position players are all pretty solid all around though. Their RB DJ Foster is a stud - good size, speed, and vision.
I really hope its a good game because as you guys said the "game of the week" is on Thursday... bleh.
|5 days 13 hours ago||(No subject)||
|1 week 2 days ago||Its nice here, we don't burn||
Its nice here, we don't burn couches when things go bad....
|1 week 3 days ago||Thoughts: time to start||
Thoughts: time to start looking at replacements for the current staff. Putting Shane in was almost Hoke falling on his sword like a Samurai. They just gave up - quit - the body language - the lost, hopeless look on Hoke's face on the sidelines. Hoke and Mattison getting into it... It was surreal.
The ND game walked him up to the ledge, the Miami game blind folded him, and the Utah game just pushed Hoke off the cliff. Game Over.
It will get beaten to death, but Hoke's comments earlier this week about why he doesn't use the spread punt and then we give a punt return TD. Its ironic.... Its damning.... Its embarrasing... Its time... Strap a rocket to his ass, and press the fire button..