this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|25 weeks 3 days ago||Some days||
Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Quote||
"I don't like that man. I must get to know him better." #Lincoln'ed.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||I'm at Chicago-Midway||
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Sigh||
Do dong punches fall under this policy? Or is that something that's seen as a collective effort? Just needing some clarity here.
|37 weeks 17 hours ago||We were saying||
We were saying that this was an easy schedule this year and here we are: we may not make a bowl game.
What makes you confident that we'll be that much better next year, if the staff returns? Hoke has proven that no win is guaranteed.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Brady Hoke's jazz hands||
My wife said that it looked like he was going "Oh you got trouble...right here in River City!"
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Ok...||
Dave Brandon, like any AD, partners with the Development office to oversee fundraising for athletics. Does replacing "the athletic department" with "Dave Brandon" really change the meaning dramatically for you?
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Endowments||
No university would reallocate a gift that removes a large amount of money from the annual operating budget, particularly if the family is still alive and they agreed to this as part of their gift. The family wanted to make a $10M gift to the athletic department and the department said "why don't we name the head coach in honor of this generous gift?"
Besides, legally, an institution can't just remove a named endowment fund. It's not "embarrassing" - it's stewardship of a donor.
Plus, you are undoubtedly overstating the effect this has on your relationship with Michigan football. None of us are walking around calling Brady Hoke the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach. Aside from press releases and listings in various documents, this is nothing that the average fan thinks about.
|43 weeks 2 hours ago||Thank you for this||
I keep a spreadsheet with names, dates, and number of times someone posts a frivolous topic on our current situation. So please, please continue to post snowflakes every time you think of Michigan's potential coaching and AD searches at work. Other posters may not care...but science does.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Pizza||
Domino's is (734) 332-1111. Someone send over about six pizzas. Will six cover it? Better go seven to be sure.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||I get what you're saying||
And I see your point.
The way that many arguments have been framed against John Harbaugh here is that there are many more responsibilities for a coach in college than there are in the NFL. I would mostly agree with that. What it comes down to (in my view at least) is what the risk/reward is of giving someone like him a shot versus keeping Brady Hoke around - someone who has to this point not succeeded on the field (or because of his AD, not been put in a position to succeed).
Is a Super-Bowl winning coach less qualified than a sub-.500 MAC and Mountain West coach? Is the Mountain West a different monster than the Big Ten?
Michigan has a lot of resources to hire almost whoever they want to coach the team and I'd rather take the chance, if he was open to listening to us.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Yes||
Thank god that a decent, Super Bowl-winning football coach turned us down before we offered the job. He isn't good enough to coach at Michigan.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Yes Brady Hoke is preferable||
Yes Brady Hoke is preferable to the Harbaugh who won a Super Bowl but NOT the Harbaugh who did some stuff at Stanford. Got it.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Eh||
How did that work for Jim Mora at UCLA? No college coaching experience apart from being a GA. I think we would all take those results on the field, along with his currently fundraising for a new football performance center.
After his first stint in the NFL, Pete Carroll came back to run USC with only assistant coaching experience in college and yeah.
Even Bill Walsh came from the NFL to Stanford.
I don't think this argument is valid. Or at least as big of a deal as you think.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||Obvsly||
Hire Kyle Flood.
|1 year 19 hours ago||Huh||
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Don't bitch||
Don't bitch, don't talk, just lace up the shoes and beat the shit out of State! I love this team! Now if Hoke can get his team to play like this all will be right in the world!
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Keeping with Browns tradition||
Cleveland.com also reporting that Pettine to be fired in a day or two.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I tried||
I tried and all that came out was "LOLLMFAO".
|1 year 29 weeks ago||I'ma need||
I'ma need a gif of that sad Buckeye fan looking sad.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Yeah, congrats||
What can you say? It was a good season for them. Narduzzi has built a great defense.
As I live in Ohio, my social media is already filled with people begging that someone (mostly Fickell or Herman) be fired.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Eh||
More of a factual statement than a prediction.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I don't think||
I don't think he will start personally, but if he did, it wouldn't surprise me. It has been an offense based on gimmicks for three years and this would be yet another one.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Welcome!||
All of your Scandinavian offensive linemen belong to us!
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Pretty simple||
If I'm not winning the game, I will change the rules until I am.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||My biggest fear||
My biggest fear is that OSU continues their run and, now that they will be in our division, they stake a claim to the Championship game every season because we can't coach our players up. Maybe it's the pessimism of this season, but I don't see how we compete for a B1G title in the near future. Something must change with this staff - these players are not in a position to succeed.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Speaking of trucks||
My brother and I were walking around the athletic campus last Saturday looking at some of the renovations and we ended up cutting across the parking lot next to Schembechler Hall. Coach Funk's reserved parking space was empty. The joke that we made was almost too easy.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Hire||
|1 year 41 weeks ago||What makes me uncomfortable||
What makes me uncomfortable is how often Hoke deflected the blame for the offensive line on them not playing consistently, their youth, their [lack of or incorrect] preparation and he put little-to-no-blame on the offensive coaching staff.
And I hate to say it but Drew Sharp's question about Hoke wanting his team to play a certain way but it not working was, I think, the best question. Fort Schembechler won't provide any answers but, with the way they're playing, it's time to ask the questions.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Well||
In all seriousness, 8 points per game seemed like an awfully high average to constitute a legit tanking of the season.