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|45 weeks 4 days ago||Game at WMU||
When the State of Michigan was in a depression, Hollis scheduled home/home series with EMU/WMU/CMU. MSU gets 3 home games against each, then has to play one home game with each of the in-state schools. He got a lot of positive publicity at the time and the game at CMU generated a lot of buzz at the time. I expect the WMU game to generate a lot of positive buzz again.
MSU is giving up a decent amount of gate every 3 years, but gets some positive publicity out of it. But if they manage to lose one of those games...
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Colts' Head Coach???||
Not to hijack the thread, but if you don't know the name of the Head Coach of the Colts, you probably shouldn't be commenting about football.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||What's the beef?||
Schlissel is the only one on campus who's willing to accept responsbility, admit mistakes were made, apologize, and pledge to make improvements. He's not taking anyone's side and he's not pointing fingers. And people want to criticize him for not individually replying to the hundreds of emails he's probably received on this issue?
|1 year 18 weeks ago||If we're going to boycott, we||
If we're going to boycott, we should boycott the next game. Empty seats against Penn State at a night game sends the strongest message.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Angelique takes a different POV||
Not surprisingly, Angelique writes a similar article, but basically recites the U's position.
Sadly, Brandon has also created an environment with the media where those who rely on daily access for their job are turned into shills for U. Good for him, bad for the fans/alums.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Agree 110% on Brandon||
Tired of the schedule. With our revenue, DB should be able to find a way to give up a home game in alternating years to start scheduling home and homes with BCS teams.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Suspend him||
This was a borderline "heat of the moment" play, as he had to reach down and grab the facemask. And he's a Captain and a Senior, which means he has to set examples for good behavior and take his lumps when he does something stupid. To maintain long term discipline, Hoke should suspend him. (And he should NOT be defending Lewan's actions)
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Not that bad||
I've been to Spartan Stadium a few times and it's never been too bad. There's a few bad apples everywhere, and there might be a few more due to the rivalry, but I've never experienced anything close to bad enough to make me want to avoid going to a football game. I've been to many away games and I feel that if you are respectful of those around you, you've got a buffer.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Brandon/Hoke||
I'm not sure I'd give Brandon a ton of credit for the Hoke hire. It turned out to be a great move, but it wasn't like Hoke was Brandon's first choice and Brandon's attempt to land Harbaugh was a bit embarrassing.
I'd give it to Long for the Petrino firing. In this day, in the SEC, that took guts.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||I don't get it||
Are we really naive enough to think that DB didn't factor this cost into the budget when negotiating the event?
No, it's extortion. DB knew that the fanbase would be outraged and donors will step forward to save the day, saving him $400k from his precious budget.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||52 million reasons why you're wrong||
Your post would have been accurate a few years ago when people joked about Amaker's VHS player, but the $52 million Crisler Center renovation puts that to rest. The facilities are now on par with the top programs in the country.
It's not because we're a football school, it's not because of Beilein. It's because kids today (1) don't want to be coached and (2) it's about getting to the League and in today's messed up world, staying longer only hurts your chances.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Are some of you reading the whole tweet?||
People u seek out is better than those that seek u.
Odd for AD to tweet to Burke? Yes
Good advice? Yes
|4 years 4 days ago||Perspective||
Winning road games in the B1G is tough. Winning in Breslin in tough. Winning against the #9 team, on the road, in Breslin, is really tough. (wish we would have given it a better effort, but my head is held high)
|4 years 3 weeks ago||I vote no||
I go to Michigan Stadium to watch UM events. I go to Detroit to watch Detroit events. Plus, the outfield in Comerica would provide a great backdrop to the event.
Also, if UM is in a NYD bowl game, won't Brandon and most of the athletic dept be at the bowl game?
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Competitive in the top half||
Competitive in the top half of the B1G is $400-500k. It's a smart move for Narduzzi. He's probably giving up $250k, but another strong year at MSU and he's going to land a mid-level BCS HC job for $1+ million.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||I agree that Hoke did the||
I agree that Hoke did the right thing with the redshirt (to keep him within the support framework, to help him, to keep him on the scout team, etc.), but let's stop calling it "punishment." We used to redshirt players all the time, and hopefully, when Hoke restocks the cupboards, we will redshirt most freshman. It was punishment to Stonum, we would be starting and would be closer to the NFL, but we need to avoid calling it punishment if it's what we ultimately ask most of our recruits to do.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||The problem is that he DID||
The problem is that he DID drink and drive - twice. He also lied to his probation officer about how he got to the appointment, AFTER he got pulled over on the way there (so he should have known the probation officer would find out about it).
He's had 2 DUIs and a prior probation violation (which involved leaving the state and failing to report on several occasisons). I don't care how minor the offense, he's out of chances.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||He gone||
This isn't just a probation violation. He's driving without a drivers license. That a pretty basic rule in our society.
Hoke was generous in giving Stonum a chance to take the time to get his life turned around and prove that he can follow basic rules. Stonum violated Hoke's trust and Hoke's only option is to send him packing.
Sadly, this is probably going to set a precedent for future transgressors. Hoke is going to be less likely to give a player the extra rope.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Not gonna happen||
Sorry, I don't see why O$U would be interested in a 55 y/o coach who's not a big "name."
And, at 55, I don't see why MD would want to start over. He's got MSU to a steady top 25 program. Why would he want to go to a school on probation? (I know that $4-5 million is a lot of good reasons, but for all MD's faults, I don't see him as the type of guy to jump solely for more money).
Also, as a Vest defender, he's probably not happy that O$U fired Tressel.
|4 years 16 weeks ago||FWIW, that's speculation by a||
FWIW, that was a post by a RCMBer speculating about what happened, without any sources. The rumored word is much worse, which is why the threads are rightfully being deleted.
|5 years 1 week ago||Sorry||
This is a little disingenuous, considering you're posting on a message board where people go for instant recruiting information. Information gets leaked and we're all clamoring to hear it.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Truth is..||
The truth is always somewhere in the middle.
Hoke may be the only coach who was given a formal offer, but I have to believe that Harbaugh, and possibly Miles, were told the job was there's if they wanted it.
Conversely, I'm sure the LSU money discussion isn't 100% accurate either.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||epic||
I'm sure it was epic.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||are you sure?||
Are you sure?
The last time Stanford played in AA was 1976 and the last time Stanford went to EL was 1961.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||website||
Their band website is pretty funny.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||bad fit||
It was the worst situation to hire a football coach.
Martin felt pressure to name someone quick and pulled the trigger on RichRod, before he was fully vetted, because he was a hot offensive name. Conversely, I'm not sure RichRod was sure he wanted to leave his alma mater, but may have been using UM to get WVU to fulfill promises to the football program. When WVU balked, he jumped at the chance to coach the Maize and Blue.
I don't think either side thought it out completely and it turned out badly for both sides.
RichRod is a good man and a good coach, but not every coach fits into every situation.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||Remember: Stanford is private||
The problem is that Stanford is a private school, so the contact is not subject to the FOIA, so the media can't see it.
I'm wondering why all this has come down to the 11th hour? They had 5 weeks to talk and address any issues.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||Enough!||
Tangible evidence of what? You think Brandon maintained his silence for a month, then gave a "hint" to RR what he was going to do? And that RR told a 17 year old kid before he told his own team?
Do you people give so much credence to rumors and conjecture in your own lives?
Maybe, just maybe, Dee Hart made a decision that didn't involve inside information on the CC.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Me too||
Seems like he has a big, close family so I don't understand the decision to pick a school that's a 10 hour drive from his hometown.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Michael Oher||
Had they drafted Michael Oher instead of Pettigrew, they wouldn't have to worry about either.