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|35 min 8 sec ago||Not sure I agree||
I think Carr knew how to motivate his players and get the best out of them. Some he threw transfer papers at, some were running stairs every day at 6 in the morning (I think it was Joppru). His style was different from Bo (less yelling and more philosphizing). but I'm pretty sure he could read his players and understood what needed to be said to get them to do what they did.
Braylon Edwards was a hard case. Very talented, but lacked the focus he needed. Carr let him earn the number 1 jersey, and we all saw a player transformation from his junior to senior year. I honestly think Hoke didn't know how to do this. It's not about just hitting someone in practice. It's about getting them to go 100% late in a practice, or during the summer.
|43 min 14 sec ago||Got Married in A2||
on Gameday (away) Michigan vs MSU. Planned wedding after the game (12 start with a 4 pm wedding). Michigan won in OT, so we had to finish watching the OT in the church basement. But a perfect fall day in A2, with reception at the Union. Wife and I walked down aisle to the victors. Celebrated a win and our wedding. No regrets.
A game I missed for a wedding was the Wisconsin 2008 game. I kept checking my wife's phone (which had some partial internet), and was able to watch the end of the game at bar of reception place.
|1 hour 26 min ago||A few things||
1. After reading through the press conference, the questions from the reporters are horrible and seem to meandor around. I am suprised any coach can develop a coherent response. With that said
2. The bigger difference between the two coaches is not the press conferences, but the way they handle the team. As mentioned before, Hoke never transitioned from the position coach / Team buddy, to the head coach.
Bo was a beloved position coach at OSU. When he went to the Miami head coach position, he changed his tactic to the hard ass, and made sure to let any leniancy only come from his assistants and never from him (see Bo's lasting lessons). Hoke didn't do the same.
Bo also did an amzing job of manipulating guys to get the best of them. Such as when a young cocky Harbaugh was told he never would play for Michigan. He knew when that tactic was also not necessary.
Hoke probably was great at teaching technique. But his biggest failure was not understanding how to adjust his motivation of players. He could get a team to run through a wall after initially meeting him, but it takes a special type of motivation to get guys to push through the 3rd hour of the 10th practice of spring ball.
I think that was Hoke's major failing, and why he wasn't successful.
|3 days 2 hours ago||I can't remember which bowl it was||
but Joppru had a coming out party in the endzone. I still remember trying to figure out who this guy was that was tearing it up.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Troll||
He's pretty much a troll who sometimes pretends to be jack harbaugh, but isn't funny or good at it
|4 days 2 hours ago||He did better than that||
He only mentioned how great Arizona was. That they were on board from day 1. He didn't mention any rough time, which would have gotten an even worse response. I honestly can't see how he can win with some people when his answer above is taken the way people are taking it.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Donate||
Maybe create a Michigan fan.
|4 days 3 hours ago||I'm going to miss ol 98||
I'd love to see 98 continue in rotation. Especially with QBs and RBs.
I loved number 1 always going to a top reciever. I think keeping special jersey numbers was a great idea, just don't think the patch was necessary.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Oh Captain, My Captain||
How you've convinced me to do things I shouldn't have.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Pets, food, or STD?||
Oh crabs, the possibilities.
|4 days 3 hours ago||The correct answer||
according to people in this thread, is to state how he failed in that relationship and show how he should have been better there in a very long drawn out response.
Your scenario isn't really applicable here, because if it were, then we would be the ex, stalking him on facebook, looking for any innocent post he writes as a burn on us. Oh, nevermind, I see it now.
|6 days 1 hour ago||Mazdaspeed 3||
I currently own is very fast. Under 6 s to 60, with a top speed of 155 (I've only had up to 110, need to take it to a track). I also drove my dad'd boss'ferrari mandial, but it wasn't amazingly fast (and earned a bad rep). It was the first car I took over 100 mph.
I just drove my mom's 1990 miata this weekend, and I definitely noticed the lack of power, especially when my friend came over in his almost 500 hp Challenger loaner (he works for a car magazine). Still fun to drive, but had to get used to keeping the pedal down more through corners.
My first car I drove was a 1989 pontiac lemans, which was a great car, as it was dirt cheap used for my parents to buy for a winter car, had a lot of room to fit 5, got great gas, and had zero maintenance issues (also no power anything). I'm sure that it was probably a lot slower than I remember it. especially compared to the power that all cars have now days.
|1 week 4 days ago||Great points||
This was an in depth analysis, but I had a hard time with the ypc for Green and how I remember his production. When you mentioned that he got a lot of his yards against Miami (ntm) and App State, and his numbers against power 5, I think it tells the real story.
I'm still in the crazy thought process that Antonio Whitfield is also going to sneak on the field and make some plays (just not the every down back).
|1 week 4 days ago||Holland State Park||
If you drive fast, you can get there in 2 hrs 15 min. The beach is great and you can go watch the boats go through the harbor. Just make sure you get there early, caus the park fills up by 9:30-10. There are also a lot of small beaches in Holland, like Tunnel Park, that are nice as well. Hollands downtown is nice as well.
Lake Michigan is colder this year than it usually is. I'll be heading there this weekend, so will know more, but just be aware of that.
|1 week 4 days ago||How would it work||
for the rest of the team?
|1 week 4 days ago||Agree||
I'm sure it's the same, but in undergrad, if you didn't have a house by mid fall, you were probably not getting a good house. So grad students, who get in later, need good housing opportunities, and this is far better than 99% of housing in A2.
I'm also basing on pricing from 15 years ago, which is probably not accurate either. If this includes utilities and cable and internet, its probably a grat deal, amazing facilities, and great location.
|1 week 4 days ago||Reminds me of the movie Invincible||
When the new coach (Dick Vermeil) for the eagles told the hot shot players that considering their record the previous year, they should all be worried about their positions on the roster.
One of our (Michigan fan's) favorite quotes is "Those who stay will be champions" comes from almost the same situation.
|1 week 4 days ago||Those Dorms||
wow, those are well thought out and amazing facilities. $850-$900/ month doesn't sound like grad student affordable though. Maybe prices have gone up since I was in A2, although those are far nicer than anything i lived in in my 5 years.
|1 week 5 days ago||Grew up with opposite||
I grew up in Holland and the area was growing like crazy in the 90s. Zeeleand (next town over) built a brand new school that was too small by the time it was done. My school district built a brand new 8-9 building because we were too large for 4 grades in the HS and now have a brand new HS, with the old HS becoming a second middle school. So two High Schools and two Middle Schools.
As a new parent, trying to pick places to live based on school districts is a lot tougher than I thought it would be.
|1 week 5 days ago||Last Year was a step back||
from Elite to Very Good. They lost a lot in the season before. Last year the offense was better and helped for the drop in defensive performance. I would assume they continue to have a VeryGood defense this year, but not elite like the two years previous to last year.
|1 week 5 days ago||Pontiacs Lineup||
was probably as good as I could remember when they got shut down. They had the 1st big CUV (outlook) that three other GM brands use. The G8 was awesome. The solstice was cool. I didn't like the G6, but it was the strongest it had been since I can remember, with cars people seemed to like.
|1 week 5 days ago||Well||
He was surrounded by beautiful models that were playing in a volleyball tournament that weekend, so that may be making my memory a little hazy. This also wasn't prime Pauli Shore. This was 2001, out of the spot light, beer gut Pauli Shore, which probably makes my not very impressive one time celebrity meet even less impressive.
Now the trip I remembered so fondly is ruined :(. Damn you internet. Damn you to hell.
|1 week 6 days ago||McFarlane's batman and spiderman||
were awesome as a kid. I just really liked how he drew those characters. My brother liked spawn, but I couldn't get into them.
I had some Flash, 90s X-men, and Captain America comics.
I always had individual comics and never the series though, so I rarely followed the whole story line. I think most of my comic book hero knowledge comes from the cartoon series. Like the 90s X-men show and spiderman series as well as the batman animated series. There were some avengers and spderman and friends shows in the 80s that I watched as well.
|1 week 6 days ago||Junior Year||
Three of us went on spontanious trip down to Miami. Was one of the best times I ever had. Meeting a Canadian boy band and Pauli Shore. Trying to get into a bunch of clubs and bars when two of us were 20.
Not one bad memory from that week, and lots of great stories. I've found that the less planned the vacation or trip, the better overall it will be.
|1 week 6 days ago||At first I thought||
you were the author, until I got to the bottom and realized you posted earlier that John Bacon had posted that on twitter.
I still have to get the 4th and long book. Kids really cut into your free time/ reading time.
|1 week 6 days ago||Fixed||
can someone just figure out exactly what this kid('s mom/dad/uncle) wants and give it to him? Let's be bad, just this once.
I swear, it always seems to be the parents, or a gaurdian figure who have a change of heart. Only time this fell through was with McDowell, which, as much as a bummer for Michigan, was right for him.
|1 week 6 days ago||Pontiac G8 was a great looking car||
I was bummed that pontiac had to go, just based on that car.
|1 week 6 days ago||Honda Odyssey||
Why the weird damn window. Keep your damn lines straight
I actually have this issue with a lot of car lines. Is it too much to ask that a car line have a start and finish and make sense.
I also hate most Lexus cars. The always look like they have no form and are all off white and beige. And are boring to no end. (Ithink the lexus F or something is the one exception).
|1 week 6 days ago||I really like the way||
the volvo SUVs look especially this new generation. Didn't know anyone considered them green. I never knew anyone who though t Volvo's were any good on gas.
|1 week 6 days ago||Mustang*||