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|16 hours 23 min ago||Because he's old as fuck and||
Because he's old as fuck and the game has passed him by, that's why.
|19 hours 57 min ago||You're wrong||
The nightly news show and morning shows went big on this before ESPN started covering it like they are now where its been a topic on just about every single show the last day and a half. And you're just really delusional if you think TV and print people are reading MGoBlog and saying, oh well they are talking about it here, so I guess I'll right a story on it or devote a segment of my show to it. When its referenced at all its usually just a simple line of the story -- basically the fans perspective in all of this. And the reference a lot of other things besides MGoBlog.
Long story short, your perceived influence of MGoBlog and its actual influence are two very, very different things.
|20 hours 32 min ago||A recruiting tool?||
The streak doesn't mean shit to a 16 or 17 year old kid. Being able to potentially play in front of a bunch of people does though and the Big House hasn't been packed lately for quite a while.
And the thing that means most to recruits is winning. Tiebreakers don't go to "oh, well that school's stadium hold 12k more than this other school." They go to the team that's winning.
|20 hours 36 min ago||Magnus, you're living in a pipe dream||
C'mon...it will amplify the calls for his head? How can things be amplified any more than they already are? Every national outlet from the Today Show to ABC World News Tonight, to every single program on ESPN is talking about this and Hoke's job status. And you think MGoBlog is going to have more of an impact? Get real man.
Michigan's streak of 100k is already over. Last game there was clealy under a 100k. It will end officially when the AD stops fudging the number.
And your cries of "the team, etc" here are out of place. Blinding supporting something regardless of what's happening is foolish. The only way to influence the situation is by voicing yourself through your wallet and presense. You can support the players, but you don't have to also support the athletic department at the same time.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Peppers was injured||
Peppers was pretty injured earlier in the week from what I heard. Nothing to the mouthing off at practice stuff.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Hoke as the Big Lebowski||
This scene seems relevant these days.
http://youtu.be/bbJ-4vuffhI?t=8s (link because I suck at embedding)
|2 days 3 hours ago||Hey, looks like I was||
Hey, looks like I was right...unfortunately. Glad to see some part of the Michigan family has morals and ethics.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Clearly you've never tried to||
Clearly you've never tried to do that. Moving around quickly in a stadium from press to field level is tricky. It's at least a 5-10min process.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Plus they already announced||
Plus they already announced he has an ankle injury. There's no difference between announcing that and if he does or does not have a concussion, or sprained knee, or broken jaw.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Why not? What's the||
Why not? What's the difference between saying he has a high ankle sprain and he does or does not have a concussion? Athletes are announced that they have concussions all the time.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Yeah I really can't think of||
Yeah I really can't think of another reason there would be a delay. As far as HIPAA concerns go they don't have to release medical records. All they have to say is he was or was not given a concussion test. That type of info is released all the time in sports. Really no different that saying Shane has an injured ankle.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Consider this: what if the||
Consider this: what if the athletic department told the medical staff to put out a release saying Morris is fine and didn't show any signs of concussion. But the medical staff, being actual doctors with morals and standards balked at that idea, and here we are waiting for a press release that's probably never coming. Plausible, right?
|2 days 19 hours ago||Everyone know that Shane has||
Everyone know that Shane has an abnormally large chest that extends up into his neck and chin. The man is all torso and pecs.
|3 days 16 hours ago||But we all know how terrible||
But we all know how terrible that turned out. Hopefully those in charged have learned that waiting to save $1M can cost you an entire recruiting class which winds up really hurting in year four.
|3 days 16 hours ago||But random internet poster||
But random internet poster seemed so sure he knew what Hoke's contract meant with regards to his future here...
|3 days 16 hours ago||Yes. Yes he will.||
Yes. Yes he will.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Yeah the stay bonus is just||
Yeah the stay bonus is just something written into the original contract where if he's still the coach on day X, then he gets a bonus. It has zero to do with performance and is basically the same as roster bonuses in the NFL. If you're on the roster you get a bonus.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Gardner vs Ohio State||
Hoke left Gardner in vs Ohio State with a broken foot.
|3 days 18 hours ago||SIS can kill you||
Second Impact Syndrome is a very big deal. There have been high school football players that have died from it. The two hits don't even have to come close together. Even if they are a week apart, it can still kill you.
I mean, we have a world class medical facility. The fact that we don't have some of the best medical care for these players on the sidelines is infuriating. There should have been a doctor on Shane ASAP after he came out, and he should have immediately been given a concussion test. How the fuck does a school like Michigan not have their act together in that regard??
|3 days 18 hours ago||That's the fireable part to me||
That's the part of this that's fireable to me. Everyone on that field -- including the refs -- sees that the game should be stopped and Shane should come out. And Hoke is just like, fuck it, let's go. How Hoke and none of his coaches can see any of that, blows my mind.
|3 days 18 hours ago||I was listening too||
They didn't mention much about the hit being helmet to helmet, but just that he was shaken up and looking really gimpy. And they expressed the same concerns and disbelief that Shane was still in there. When I heard about them trying to get Shane to come out, my impression of it at the time was that Shane was being insubordinate by refusing to come out of the game. They clearly said Nuss was trying to get him out, but Shane wouldn't go out.
And at that point, my thought was why in the hell don't you take a time out and get him out of the game? I mean, who's in charge here, the players or the coaches? If I tell you to come out, you come out.
The whole thing was shitty.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Alabama's Reuben Foster and||
Alabama's Reuben Foster and his giant Auburn tattoo would disagree with you.
|3 days 22 hours ago||That's kind of the best time||
That's kind of the best time to use a double stanndard, right?
|3 days 23 hours ago||He has to go mid year now.||
He has to go mid year now. This team might only win 1-2 games the rest of the season. You need a mid year replacement to save face and sell recruits, boosters, and the media that things are headed in the right direction. You can't just let it circle the drain every week because you need to give your next coach some shot at success next season.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Won't happen. If Brandon||
Won't happen. If Brandon makes a supporting statement he's as good as gone. It's obvious to all Hoke needs to go at this point. If Brandon supports Hoke they are tied together and go down together.
|3 days 23 hours ago||That's the part where I||
That's the part where I didn't understand why they didn't call time out. When the coaches are telling you to go down and come out of the game and the player waves them off, you call a time out and tell Shane to get the F off the field.
|3 days 23 hours ago||And if you're going the John||
And if you're going the John L route, I think you have to go with Carr. If it means saving the program he might do it and he's probably the best temp option out there.
|3 days 23 hours ago||I don't think Mattison would||
I don't think Mattison would take it. If those two are as buddy buddy as they claim to be if Hoke is fired it actually wouldn't surprise me to see Mattison resign. They might have to pull an Arkansas and find their John L Smith to take the reigns for the season.
|4 days 12 hours ago||Hoke's not a fan just hanging||
Hoke's not a fan just hanging out down there. It's his job to watch the team on the field. The fact he didn't see his QB get battered or at least have an assistant that saw it who could tell him, is inexcusable. Hell, not having a headset on so someone in the booth could tell you is inexcusable. That's why people wear headsets.
|4 days 13 hours ago||Hey just because you've||
Hey just because you've arrived at rock bottom doesn't mean you can't set up camp and hang out there for a while.