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|3 hours 46 min ago||^^^^THIS||
Yeah that was the part that was surprising. Not so much that college kids are going to party and get drunk, but that they were coming to practice and hungover enough that they had to sit out. As someone that's dealt with their fair share of hangovers, you have to be crazy hungover to be to the point where you need to sit out practice.
Its surprising to me that Carr, assistant coaches, and even the other players let that fly. Especially the other players. I can't imagine how pissed I would be if I was out there busting my ass on the hot practice field and someone was sitting on the sidelines because they got shitfaced the night before.
|2 days 3 hours ago||I was looking through the||
I was looking through the highlights of that game yesterday (not for fun, for work) and had the same "holy shit...this is really going to happen isn't it" feeling I had when watching the game the first time around.
Still not sure if it was good or not that game happened. Michigan had been teetering on the edge of something like that for a while with their propensity of playing down to the level of their opponent. That game exposed the rotten foundation of the program, and showed the need for change, but they've never really been able to fix it in the 7 years since.
What I wouldn't give for a typically bland 2-3 loss season again.
|3 days 3 hours ago||I also like hot dogs||
OK...I actually do like hot dogs. Especially ones from the ball park even though they are $5 and soggy.
|3 days 6 hours ago||I never know how to react||
I never know how to react when I see a proper, nice, positive comment on a story like this. Especially the first comment. I'm always expecting the worst.
|4 days 4 hours ago||And they are often full of||
And they are often full of shit.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Still fraud and not even||
Still fraud and not even close to legal though. You're using a service to mask your identity to circumvent US copyright laws. It's no different than creating a fake identity in real life and using that identity to gain access to goods and services.
|1 week 2 days ago||Well said||
I forgot Hoke only has one more year after this on his contract. That makes this a make it or break it year more than anything else. No extension is a kiss of death and even a small extension still sends a weak message.
|1 week 2 days ago||Coin flip territory||
I think if they wind up with 7 or 8 wins on the season, its coin flip territory on whether you bring him back or not. And if its coin flip territory you may as well fire him and jump back on the positivity bandwagon a new coach brings.
I will admit that like you say, its a little more complex, but eventually the results on the field tend to iron out the wrinkles of complexity. At some point, you are what you no matter what the excuses.
|1 week 2 days ago||How could I forget?!||
Oh man, how could I forget that one?
|1 week 2 days ago||No||
The term is hot seat because if you sit on a hot seat you want to get the fuck off of it ASAP. So if a coach is on the hot seat, its GTFO time for him.
And hell, in the south where its hot and humid, being on the cold seat might be kinda nice.
|1 week 2 days ago||Hoke's status||
I would venture a guess that Hoke's job status is similar to a good employee that had a major fuckup at work. Everyone likes the person, they want to see them succeed, but if it happens again, its time to go because you can no longer be seen as that promising good employee but only as the fuckup.
8-5 followed by 7-6 is the equivalent major fuckup for a coach at Michigan. If they post a similar record, it shouldn't surprise anyone that his job would be in major jeopardy.
Personally, I'd be surprised if he came back after winning 7 or 8 games this season. I mean, at that point what incentive is there to bring back a coach that wins 7-8 games a year? By then that's the trend -- and 11-2 is the aberration.
|1 week 2 days ago||Maybe a warm seat?||
Hoke's seat might not be hot (yet) but its certainly warm. And it could certainly reach a hot status midway through the season. To think otherwise is naive.
|1 week 2 days ago||A Faux Hoke account would||
A Faux Hoke account would consist of nothing but tweets saying "Well...." and "TOUGHNESS".
Also images of pointing. Lots of pointing.
|1 week 3 days ago||They, like many others, peg||
They, like many others, peg Michigan as an 8-5 maybe 9-4 type team. Which puts you right on the edge of the poll. Which is right where Michigan is ranked.
|1 week 3 days ago||You could swap out Michigan||
You could swap out Michigan for Va Tech in your post and it would be pretty accurate.
|1 week 3 days ago||We get the appropriate amount||
We get the appropriate amount of respect a team that wins 7-9 games a season deserves. Respect is earned.
|1 week 4 days ago||Wouldn't surprise me||
Wouldn't surprise me given our athletic department. Either that, or they are trying to get the home-and-homes sponsored so it can be the Kraft Macaroni Michigan-LSU Cheesy Challenge brought to you by Valvoline.
|1 week 4 days ago||Wouldn't be THAT soon||
Considering they are announcing series in the mid-2020's if Notre Dame were to come back at the back half of that decade that really wouldn't be that soon. Neither of these home-and-homes will probably happen in the next 10 years.
|1 week 5 days ago||Missing||
Only Texas town on the list was College Station at #21. They are also missing places/schools like UCLA and Northwestern and they have Athens, GA at #39 which is WAY to low.
|1 week 5 days ago||Hartford at #17???||
Whoa, whoa, whoa...they have Hartford, CT as the #17 best college town? As someone who lives near Hartford I strongly object. And they have it as the home of UConn....which, lol. Hartford is the home of UConn like Detroit is the home of the University of Michigan. UConn is in Storrs, CT which is a good 30-40min from Hartford (and in the middle of goddamn nowhere).
|1 week 5 days ago||At least they didn't have||
At least they didn't have Michigan being in West Ypsilanti.
|1 week 5 days ago||Motion: I don't care||
Motion: I don't care. All in favor?
But seriously...we're two weeks away from the season. New offense, new line. Are they going to be awesome? Probably not. Are they going to be good? Also probably not. But they are young, so even if they are mediocre this year, we still have two more years of basically the same line so they should be much better going forward.
Let's just shelve the debate until the season actually starts so we have some real world results to go off of instead of conjecture.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||$65 would also get you a pair||
$65 would also get you a pair of sweatpants, a beer, two lapdances, and some shame.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||No snap(s)||
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||No snap(s)||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Who's the dickbag reporter ...||
Who's the dickbag reporter that kept baiting him into trashing Michigan's talent level compared to Alabama?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||So if Michigan v Michigan||
So if Michigan v Michigan State was played at MetLife stadium to reach all of the alumni in the NYC/New England area, you'd be OK with that?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Why you would ever take a||
Why you would ever take a game between two in-state teams and play it out of state several hours from either schools campus, is beyond me.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||What if its part of my job?||
What if its part of my job? Kinda tough to ignore it then, huh?
That guy's sarcasm or not, its a little hard to not be disenfranchised with Michigan's recruits to field prowess as of late. Hoke has had three classes of recruits play for him, and out of all of those kids really only Funchess has stood out. That's not giving myself false expectations, that's just seeing poor results. And yes I'm aware that these kids are all freshman, sophomores, and juniors, but its not like we've been a talent heavy team. So the fact that almost none of them have been able to stand out is a bit alarming.
So maybe I -- like a LOT of others -- got caught up in the Hokemania recruiting excitment and now when I read about the latest 4/5 star kid that's interested in Michigan, there's a large part of me that now thinks "who gives a shit" because if and when he ever makes it on campus, it's going to be a long time before he ever contributes to the team. If he contributes at all.
Recruiting is really only interesting when you're after immediate impact players. That's why Peppers is excited. But he's a rare, rare expception for MIchigan in that respect.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||^^^^THIS||
This is what's killed my recruiting interest the last couple of years. We've signed a bunch of heralded recruits the last few years, and none of them have amounted to anything as of yet. So why should I care about the next batch of incoming freshman or recruits (outside of Peppers of course because SWOON) if we can't seem to get anything out of them?
And its really this more than anything else that doesn't make me optimistic for the future of the Hoke era. He's got a definite Ty Willingham stink to him. Good recruits, no results.