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|4 hours 16 min ago||I agree||
Haven't been a huge fan of his during the last search based on these mishandlings. Specifically sending the kid home who had moved into the dorms. Same thing goes for the coaching search this time around.
I hope it's Jim
|9 hours 53 min ago||Yeah I just can't give BLine||
the benefit of the doubt here. Sure he set the record for most efficient offense ever last year. But this was after the team had the highest scoring offense the year before. I mean only two BIG championships in the last 3 seasons (the year we didn't get it, with that loss to Indiana where the tip in just barely rolled out). On top of only a run to the finals and elite 8 the last 2 years.
I mean two games in, with a Freshman loaded team with only 3 upper classman cause he keeps getting players to play so well that they keep going to NBA early, I think we need a change at the top. And don't try to pull the whole "his teams have always improved immensly through the year as the young players grasp his system" argument. I want 40 point blow outs now and my freshmen to play like seasoned veterans now, when it counts. Not at the end of the year.
Who's with me?
|1 day 22 hours ago||You really have no idea||
What you are talking about.
bad comments are still bad.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Execution||
They were very good at teaching aand getting their players to do what they needed to do. The d-lines were always strong and the o-lines new how to block and create holes. The coaches didn't really innovate, and struggled with athletic QBs that could extend plays when they broke outside the pocket.
|2 days 8 hours ago||It wasn't all bowl games||
but it was more 50/50 than anything. The 2005 Rose Bowl vs Texas, the 2000 bowl against Alabama, the 99 Bowl against Auburn. There were some obvious duds, but there were some wide open offenses. Outside of the 2000 offense, I don't remember any offense that really opened up until the bowl game and OSU. Might be just selective memory though.
And you had to mention that Tenessee game. Ugh, I think that was the first time I'd seen Michigan truly embarrassed on the football field.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Wow $5 is the one time discount price||
They are making movie theatre concessions look like a cheap alternative.
|3 days 2 hours ago||This is one of your best arguments||
Carr was lambasted much for not being in position to win it all most years (dropping an early game that was winnable). However, as most college seasons bear out, going undefeated is VERY hard in college football. Managing the winning percentage that Lloyd did, with the BIG championships he had, he was a very good to excellent head coach.
I was frustrated at times when he got conservative on offense, to let teams back in, or went to prevent on defense after dominating for 3.5 quarters (OSU 2005 *ahem*). He did always seem to open up the offense during OSU and bowl games, and I wish I got to see more of that during the season, but his record does stand for itself.
My biggest problem with Lloyd's nepotism was not during his tenure, but after it. He did not have a viable replacement for him on his staff, which is fine, again because of record. I think his alleged undermining of the new staff for not retaining or being one of his guys is where his true failure occurred. Arguing against his results is a tough argument, arguing his alleged actions after his tenure is less so.
Still, this article was a great source of who what and where coaches came, did, and went.
|1 week 5 hours ago||He will probably have to run steps||
or watch extra film.
The punishment should match whatever aligns best to help the football team win.
|1 week 1 day ago||1997 Team||
There was an article a few years back that went over where all of the 1997 national championship team was. Yes, there were quite a few that ended up in the NFL, but the majority were successful in somehting else.
Most players have to work very hard to get onto a Div I football team and also have to work hard to stay there. They also have to show a lot of time management skills, accountability (making team practices, working hard for team goals), leadership, as well as community action in giving back.
Yes, there are going to be some losers. This is inevitable when you take any large group of people, but I am guessing the success rate of Michigan football players is just as high as any group of graduating Michigan alumn. Especially when that success is measured as positive contributions to their communities.
|1 week 1 day ago||Yes||
I actually am.
|1 week 1 day ago||Seriously?||
didn't have to ruin it.
|1 week 1 day ago||very interesting document||
Interesting to see the demographics broken down by county, and across the US. I'm not suprised about the GPA going up as more and more students take AP classes, which I think is on a 5.0 scale and boosts overall gradepoints. I am suprised in the boost in standardized tests, as those are supposed to be pretty stagnant.
There are some schools that you can get in with lower GPAs and test scores. The school of music, school of art, both value your portfolio/ skill a lot when determining whether you can get accepted or not.
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||Jimmy||
we don't have him yet!
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||Patrick, you're a genius!||
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||Stats don't lie!||
Stats don't lie!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Great Stuff OP||
Love the 3 on 3 drill. Teaching the kids to get up court.
During the introductions, I realized how young these kids are. Maybe I'm just getting older.
I can't believe how big Caris looks too. I know that he added weight, but holy cow he looks like he filled into an NBA body.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||To be fair||
there was a "Do Not" sign that was supposed to go in front of that goal, but there was a failure to execute and bring that part of the sign. The Do Not was there during practice all week though.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, but||
that is play analysis. The top athletes are athleticly gifted plus can think extremely fast (or just trained so well to recognize a coverage, formation, or whatever, that lets them know what should develop).
I'm guessing he is referring to the crispness and execution of routes more than speed, but I think what he stated is not accurate.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||We have a better chance at a bowl||
than we do losing out.
26.65% vs 26.14%.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I can't see||
what your comment says.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Glad for Patrick Omameh||
I heard he was one of the favorites at Mott and was just a really good guy. Glad he is succeeding in his career as he has off the field.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I liked this presser||
a lot more than previous pressers. He answered questions with actual answers and not "we don't talk about that". I'm not sure if it's the wins or just a change in his philosophy, but the tone seems different.
I feel like I'm in the same boat as I was 4 years ago. If Harbaugh's available, get him no matter what. If not, and Joke wins out, I would think about keeping him. I wouldn't be upset if he was let go, but I don't think I'd be upset if they retained him.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I'm not sure about that||
Gallon had the same or similar QB (depending on how broken you think he is) and similar line and found a way to get open and break Braylon's season record. He has talent like few have ever had, but his effort just doesn't seem to be there.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I may be wrong||
but Ifeel that he quits on plays. It may be frustration from not getting the ball when he does break open, double coverage on a lot of plays, or whateever, but it seems like he doesn't finish routes, or come back to the ball when his QB is in trouble. (He started walking when he thought Devin might scramble on the eventual TD pass, rather than continue to run a route or look for a block).
This might be a recent thing though. I've seen him take some huge hits to make plays across the middle earlier this year. It just appears to the layman's eye (just my eye) that he is playing out there, but not every down, and not as hard as he can.
I do think Funchess can be a great reciever, but when Braylon wore the #1 his senior year, he made a mental change. Carr had a way of doing this with his players. I remember specifically Joppru and Braylon being huge turnarounds from just getting by, to being the guy who played his hardest every play he was out there. I haven't seen that yet with Funchess.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||My disagreement here||
is not in general ADs, but to Brandon specifically. I believe he tied himself to the football wagon byt doing the following; Huge football ticket price hikes during his tenure, trying to change the game day experience a lot with advertising (through jumbotrons), flyovers, and lots and lots of rock music, attending film sessions with the coaches, changing policies for student section that were not popular before they took place and a disaster after.
Most ADs should not be tied so closely to the football program, but this is an undoing he did himself. I agree that sticking with Beilein, staying out of Red's hair, and building better facilities should have been his legacy, but he wanted to be a major face of football as well and failed miserably.
As an aside, I like GoT and Harry Potter and don't care for wrestling, but I also pay way to much attention to a bunch of guys trying to move a weird shaped ball into a rectangle while a bunch of guys try to do the same while wearing weird clothes so what do I know.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Seriously||
In the last week he's lost every game he's coached. I can't remember what he did before last week, but based soley on the last week, he is not a great coach, that I can remember anyway.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Yes, but||
He put all his eggs in that basket. He increased prices, disregarded fans, disregarded students, and ran the program like a tyrant. He also made sure to tie himself to the football program publicly by being in all the press conferences, very visible on the sideline, and being present during film sessions. He did all these things because he thought the football team would win. They didn't, which means he had to go. He took a bad bet here and lost.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I like pictures with no autographs||
That way the fans get to meet the players without having to fight with the guys trying to make a buck on them
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I liked the team 135 thing||
So I think it's cool that basketball also embraces this. We don't have to dislike everything Hoke's done just because he isn't a great coach.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||With the trouble media has had with FOIA||
It will be a long wait. Sticking on that point after all of the other criteria sounds petty on your count. Especially if Brian already stated that it was conjecture. I can see it as a plausible explanation. The explanation and timing that came from the AD is not satisfactory either.
Mo understand the buyout issue, however, I am hoping that he either steps down to not be the first to be fired or negotiate a lower buyout. I am also an alum and have seen enough in the business world to justify buying him out. I have had to deal with plenty of suppliers that were not up to snuff and had people make decisions to stay with them because of the cost to move to another supplier, only to end up spending more and still having to move to a different supplier because a decision wasn't made sooner. Brandon is hurting the bottom line with donors refusing to support his AD, and many fans possibly becoming no shows.
If the buyout is the only reason you think he should stay, I suggest you find a new argument to root for.