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- Poor PR and Crisis Management skills: most evident in the handling of the Shane Morris concussion aftermath.
- Alienation of students from major sports (overpricing student tickets for football, overselling student tickets for basketball), thus reducing future fans.
- Alienation of alum/fan season ticket holders for football. Overcharging and then offering discounts to others for the sake of capturing consumer surplus is how you treat consumers, not fans.
|6 days 5 hours ago||The Victors!||
1.) The Victors - Michigan
2.) Sports Song - Wierd Al Yankovic
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Need to analyze, but...||
...if this is true, Michigan football is about to lose a life long fan. I will NOT root for cheating.
I don't want the team I love to become another semi-pro team like Alabama or Ohio State.
What's a good team to root for? I may have to go MAC level to avoid this. I'm thinking Central Michigan. Thoughts?
|39 weeks 6 days ago||I'll give the guy a chance||
While he may fit the "Dave Brandon" mold, we should all remember that Dave did some great things for non-revenue sports and turned a healthy profit for the department. His mistakes, while huge, are easy to avoid going forward.
Let's give Hackett a chance to show us what he can do.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Don't depend on a quick turn around||
Tell yourself, tell your friends, shout it from the rooftops...
Do not expect or depend on a quick turnaround. Good coaches can win with existing rosters. Great coaches have long term plans for turning around/building a program. We want the latter.
Regardless of who our coach is next year, they should be given 5-6 years before being judged based on the results on the field. We want a coach who can recruit and develop, eventually replacing seniors with upper classmen who fit his system, style, and game plan.
This is how you become great again.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Tomorrow will be a great day!||
While this season may not be what we hoped for, remember that, tomorrow, we get to watch our favorite football team take their home field for the last time until for about 9 months. Enjoy the day and beat the Terps!
Go Blue! Celebrate the seniors!
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Good luck, Dave||
I wish you well. I wish you elsewhere.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Today is Friday. Tomorrow is Saturday.||
This means that tomorrow, I get to watch my favorite team in the world play a football game.
Also, I will be making some delicious Jalapeno Chile con Queso for my tailgate.
Everyday is a gift, my friends.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||Go Blue, Beat State!||
I love cheering for Michigan. I love cheering for the underdog. I guess I should embrace when these two passions align. Go Blue!
|45 weeks 1 day ago||Should still be fired.||
The football Wins and Losses are relatively low on the priority of why David Brandon should be fired.
Due to all of the above, I've gone from a lock to buy season tickets next year, my first season as a graduate, to planning to buy a game at a time on stub hub/groupon/living social.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||It would be an upset.||
Your post sums up one of the biggest reasons our program continues to be down.
We need to admit the true current state of things. We don't need improvement, we need a turnaround. You can't move forward if you have no clue where you currently stand.
|47 weeks 11 hours ago||Yes||
College athletics is not about making money, nor wins and losses, it's about bettering the lives of the student athletes first, other students second, and alum/fans third.
Prior to the season, he had failed at the second two by trying to capture as much consumer surplus as possible (charge the most you possibly can, even if sales fall off, then offer discounts to cover the rest). It's unforgivable when you charge so much for the student tickets that students bail and you lose your future season ticket holders.
With concussion-gate, he proved that even the players are not coming first under his regime. While he did not make the immediate call to put Shane back on the field, he continues to fail horribly at the crisis management that followed.
I would still want Brandon gone if we had gone undefeated and won the national championship.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||Everyone thought I was crazy...||
but I was really disappointed we didn't give him more time. Especially after reading Three and Out. Lose big, lose small, win small, win big. He appears to have shaved a year off that schedule.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan Wins - People are still frustrated||
Michigan - 19
Gophers - 10
|49 weeks 1 day ago||Completely agree||
There is a time for editorializing. I'm frustrated too, but I'd to see "Pressers" and other more informative posts to stick to straight information and summarization.
|49 weeks 4 days ago||Tomorrow = Michigan Football||
No matter what happens during the week, my soul knows that Saturday brings Michigan football.
|51 weeks 4 days ago||I woke up kind of sad...||
...but then I remembered it was just a dream. We're going to beat Dame-ville by way more than that.
|51 weeks 4 days ago||Don't blame Notre Dame...||
...I wouldn't want to have to play us either. Go Blue!
|51 weeks 5 days ago||M 31 - ND 20||
|1 year 3 days ago||This time tomorrow...||
I'll be tailgating, with my first Sam's Octoberfest of the season in my hand and Michigan football in my heart. It's a great day to be alive.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Got it!||
It was in my mailbox on Saturday. I enjoyed flipping through it before heading to the stadium for the UTL-Practice.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||I was one of the first 300 student's||
So I'll be there, on the visitor sideline. I'll be the old one (30 year old grad student). Can't wait! Go Blue!
|1 year 6 weeks ago||They are available today||
You can order one here: http://www.mgoblue.com/promotions/posters.html
|1 year 25 weeks ago||This Friday has taken forever to get here...||
...and it was totally worth the wait!
|1 year 25 weeks ago||The Champions of the West!||
...and B1G Ten!
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Hail to the Victors!||
It's great to be a Michigan Wolverine!
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Surgery successful...||
Butt has been uplifited.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||You can never get enough Fridays... or Posbangs||
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Source|
|1 year 26 weeks ago||All in for Hoke||
Until Hoke proves he can't do the job, this type of talk should be off the table. Wouldn't we all much rather Coach be successful next year and for many years to come?
After only three years and on field performances of two classes, it's unfair to judge a coach. Hoke has laid the foundation to his dream house... let's encourage him while he finishes it.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Go Blue||
Beat State! Win the B1G!