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|2 days 1 hour ago||Harbaugh||
|3 days 12 hours ago||Relax on the anti-semetic||
Relax on the anti-semetic stuff, all. Jeff Moss is Jewish. He means no harm, and again, to the actual coach search at hand, has been pretty reliable in what he has reported.
|1 week 3 days ago||Are you getting enjoyment||
Are you getting enjoyment from this too? Leave the kid alone already.
Here's another one for the mods to delete.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||Agreed. Academics are||
Agreed. Academics are important to the school. However let's not forget about the real reason they came to the B1G and the reason they won't leave - money. They are better off fiscally being in our conference and without Texas, where they'll never be on an even financial playing field (at least when it comes to conference payouts) because of TV deals.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Does Hackett want to be the||
Does Hackett want to be the permanent AD? Or does he want to just guide us through this coaching change and then follow through on previous comments to help find a permanent AD.
I will say that if it he does want the permanent job, I wouldn't be opposed right away. I think the business leader types have automatically received a bad reputation because of Brandon. I think we all need to separate the idea that a CEO-esq candidate equals Brandon. Obviously, that notion isn't very appealing at the moment, but Brandon just sucked at his job and didn't understand his "consumers", aka the fans and supporters of the University's athletic programs.
If Hackett does a great job over the next 6 months to a year, and makes it known to Schlissel that he'd like to stay on, then great. Hiring Harbaugh or Miles would go a long way to the idea that he's doing a great job.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Yes, would absolutely love||
Yes, would absolutely love Chip Kelly as our head coach. If there was a chance he'd want this job (after obviously offering Jimmy the keys to all of things), then you absolutely go for him. However, there's no chance he comes back to college when he's still relatively new to the NFL, and succeeding. Even if he were to want to return to college at one point, I see him staying in the pros for at least 3-5 more years.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I think that's a bit harsh.||
I think that's a bit harsh. His track record is not one that shows three hires that all were terrible head football coaches.
1. Petrino - off field issues are what did him in. He was doing pretty excellent as a football coach.
2. John L. - was never a long term hire. It was pretty apparent this was simply so they could do more research on a potential long term guy.
3. Bielma - he's completely overhauling the system down there so the jury is still out. He was a proven winner in Wisconsin, and they need to let him adjust down their, have his team adapt his system, and give him some time (we all know this way too well).
I'm not saying that I would ever want Petrino or Bielma as our coach (see my post below) as they seem like not so great guys, but to say that his track record is terrible, in my opinion, is not the case.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||As long as Bielma doesn't||
As long as Bielma doesn't come with him. I like Long too (and I guess being on the CFB playoff committee can't hurt?). Also, he understands the big coach need having seen it first hand in the SEC. Would definitely be a driving force behind paying as much as needed for a certain someone.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I think I've seen it on the||
I think I've seen it on the board before, but would appreciate it if someone could refresh my memory (and promise not trying to stir up why he should be hired over anyone else...best man for the job should be hired).
What type of relationship do he and Harbaugh have? It doesn't seem their playing careers here ever overlapped. Is it just that they are friends as football alumni or is there a stronger connection?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||While I agree with you that||
While I agree with you that John, to my knowledge, has not shown a burning desire to coach Michigan, I do think there is a 50/50 chance he is not with Baltimore next year.
He's a proven winner, and Baltimore will do what they can to keep him on board. But he was reportedly very unhappy with the Ray Rice situation, asking management to cut Ray back last winter/spring when the incident was initially reported. He is not happy with his owner (who is closer with the commish than most) and may look to change teams.
Again, don't think he's coming to the college ranks, but I would not be shocked to see him leave for another NFL team.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||2014!!||
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Entertaining the home run hire of Harbaugh||
I would hope we keep Manning as well. The guy has proved to be a killer recruiter in the regions he has been assigned (I believe the mid-atlantic primarily). He seems to connect with many of the kids as more than just a coach, but a someone they can trust in, confide in, and also get along with. He has the experience of not only growing up in Michigan, but playing here as well. I do think a reassignment back to LB would be welcomed, but overall I agree he should be kept if possible (and most importantly, if the Jim would have him).
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Great work Brian and||
Great work Brian and team.
Fire Brandon now.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Per the press release:||
Michigan has secured future home-and-home series with some of the nation's top programs: Arkansas (2018-19), Washington (2020-21), Virginia Tech (2020-21), UCLA (2022-23), Oklahoma (2025-26) and Texas.
I'm impressed. For the all the terribleness in this year's schedule (and maybe a few in the next 4 years), we should have some quality out of confense opponents each year.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I'd sign up for that for sure||
I threw out LSU and Georgia because of the constant talk of wanting to play them. But I would absolutely love for an SEC team to come up North after mid October. I guess its difficult because of scheduling. Ideally, I'd like to take on a different PAC12 team, Big12, or ACC too just to mix it up.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||He's got a pretty good track||
He's got a pretty good track record as well. I think Washington will be trending up in the PAC.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I like it||
Sure, LSU, Georgia, and the likes would be more marquee games, but this is still a quality program from a power conference. Let's wait until they announce the second home and home before we jump all over this one in a negative light. If the other one is the crappiest power conference team out there, and this is the bigger game, then maybe throw a fit. But if the other team is of the caliber of Washington or better, I'm satisfied.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||There's no question that we||
There's no question that we have grown as a nation. But unfortunately, I don't think those who think that this is "sick/wrong/unacceptable" are completely gone (I made the mistake of scrolling to the comments section on ESPN's article...serves me right for looking at ESPN).
But as all human equality movements go, there will be continued bumps in the road. I guess we can take solace in the fact that hopefully the worst is behind us. I applaud Chip for his courage.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Apology accepted||
Though definitely not needed. Life's a bitch sometimes, but taking care of family and personal things are most important. And hey, its 2014, I like reading print copies of magazines and books as much as the next guy, but the e-version has been great. Thanks for all your work!
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Big Jets Fan here||
And a huge fan of David Harris as well. I was hoping the Jets took Leon Hall that year, but was disappointed when they drafted this guy named Darelle Revis...
Well, round two came alone and we drafted Harris, allowing me to get my Michigan player jersey on the Jets.
I'd say a couple of years ago he would be considered undderrated, but he has absolutely lost a step. He's still very good in run support, but he has trouble dropping into any coverage against the new crop of crazy athletic TEs. High tackle counts come from the DLine in the past allowing the opposing RBs to often reach the second level.
Overall, still a great veteran presence and solid leader of our defense. With an ever improving DLine, he should be able to keep putting the pouding on other RBs. Hopefully his coverage abilities don't decline much further.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||They are so annoyingly polite, but sometimes to our benefit.||
My first trip to South Bend was my sophomore year. While in full Maize and Blue and walking with four other M fans through the tailgating area outside the stadium, I heard this...
"Hey, Fuck You Guys! Now, come have a beer on us!"
Spent an hour drinking with a group of 15 ND fans that we hadn't met until then. Knowledgable and good people. I'm probably in the minority here, but I really enjoy talking football with ND fans (maybe because we're both a little irrational when it comes to our programs) compared to other fanbases. Nevertheless, to hell with Notre Dame, and their scared athletic department.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||I think we may discussing||
I think we may discussing different things at this point. I was responding the first comment about student preferences regarding sitting with friends. I don't believe that the game day experience should be tailored to only 15%. It should be made so everyone in attendance has a great time, period.
But in reference to that 15%, a large portion of the stadium, there are specific rules and guidelines. This 15% group know as your University student body is very important, and any type of policy "forcing students to show up early" is silly. Rewards through loyalty programs are fine, but the system wasn't broken, its just that students aren't going to show up on time, period. I'm in no way saying its all about the student section.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||I disagree. 15% is a large||
I disagree. 15% is a large portion of the stadium. I never said a majority. Take 15% of people out of the staidum and it's a noticeable difference. Take this particular group of fans out and you lose a part of what makes the atmosphere so of the Big House so great.
Plus, this 15% is one of the most important groups that the AD should be catering too. They are the future alumni (no, not getting into a have to go to UM to be fan conversation). This group will have the future buying power. You want to ensure that they will want to continue to support and give back to the University and AD. As an out of state student who attended UM for academic reason, I was in awe of gameday. It's not the same anymore, but it's not at the point where it's ruined forever.
Ignoring the wants of this group is just flat out wrong and misguided.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||While true, it does allow for||
While true, it does allow for all of your friends to enter at once and sit together, students have always enjoyed knowing that if they don't show up exactly at the same time for whatever reason, they can still all join their group of friends.
I graduated in '09, and from sophomore year on, I had tickets in a group of around 20 guys. Yes, during certain games (probably like the Horror and other equal caliber opponents) not everyone was there for kickoff. For the big games, the latest guy probably arrived just after kickoff.
I agree with Bacon that the AD should be marketing to the fans, not having them buy into whatever the AD wants. A large part of the stadium attending fans are students. I'm of the opinion that who cares that students arent there 100% for kickoff. Allow them to enjoy their four years of fun, including everything game day has to offer. Let them show up when they want. For the "big games" the student section was always packed by midway through the first quarter, and not visibly empty by any means.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||During WWII, jumped out of||
During WWII, jumped out of one plane because of a storm, and had to bail another after being shot down over China. Awarded a purple heart I believe.
Top Michigan athlete and a true American hero.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Hollis and Dantonio always going global.||
Quote on where a neutral site game would be played in the future.
"“Logically, it would be Midwest,” Hollis said. “Notre Dame and Michigan State have a reputation for taking games to national and global locations. So I think anywhere on the planet is probably in play."
|34 weeks 5 days ago||I agree, there's no argument||
I agree, there's no argument that we were anything but awful last year. All I was trying to point out was that this guy was not a savior. I guess I'm more peeved by who Lindsay is signing with as opposed to the fact that we missed on him.
And as M1817 right below this stated, this is better for the team morale standpoint (yes, yes, I know this doesn't win games). But I like to think that our guys will be playing with a chip on their shoulders this year, and that they can grow togethere for the next few years and become an OLine that we are used to seeing.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||This stings a little, but||
This stings a little, but mostly because we're losing out to OSU. Lindsay is obviously a solid player, but I don't think he would have instantly made our O-Line dominant.
Time for Glasgow, Kugler or Miller to step up. At the very least, they'll all be around more than the one year that Lindsay would be and will give them that much extra time to gel with the rest of the O-Line.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed||
I live in NYC and have been to the M games at the Barclays center the past two years (vs. WVU and Stanford) as well as the M games at the Garden (vs. Pitt and I think it was Kansas State, but my memory is failing me).
The M fans have been roughly 85-90% of the crowd for all games except for the Pitt game, and even there it was roughly 2/3rds Michigan. These tournaments are great for the NYC area fans as well as provide some great exposure to a national audience (when compared to, say the Charlotte games or Puerto Rico tournament) for our team early on in the season.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Yea I'm not a Beilein fan||
Yea I'm not a Beilein fan either.
I don't like coaches who are teachers first, who play the game the right way, who run clean programs, who install a "next man up" mentality amongst his players, and who have won at every coaching stop he's ever been.
It's faily apparent that Michigan will be his last coaching stop. Phew. I can't handle anymore of this winning.