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|1 day 16 hours ago||After last year's Shane Morris debacle . . .||
why am I not surprised to hear that Hoke and his coaching staff didn't know (or care?) that Bellomy got banged up during that game? And, of course, that was another instance of that coaching staff leaving in a QB who, whether injured or not, clearly couldn't get the job done, when you had another guy available on the sidelines who likely would do much better.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Q & A left out of the transcript||
They actually asked Drevno this question:
Q: Why aren't you wearing khakis, and do you anticipate doing so?
A: There's times you could do that. You could wear khakis if you'd like to, sure. If it's not -- if you don't feel you'd gain an advantage -- then you don't do it. At some point in time somebody will announce it.
|3 days 16 hours ago||He's messing with you, man . . .||
He just called ME and said it was a noon game. Had a pretty good chuckle, too, about what he told some other dude a little while ago.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Well . . .||
Morris had been diagnosed with a concussion before Hoke's press conference, and according to the book excerpt, Hoke had met with the medical staff (multiple times) before the press conference. So, let me ask you -- do you think it's a good thing that Hoke gets up at the press conference and says that as far as he knows, Morris doesn't have a concussion? He's either lying or stunningly unaware of what's going on with one of his players, isn't he?
|6 days 15 hours ago||Yes . . .||
and you can also get blasted in a football game and end up with a concussion. Know how I know? Because Morris had one. From what I've heard, Hoke's excuse boils down to, "I didn't see anything and nobody from the medical staff made me take him out." I think we can ask a little more from a coaching staff than that -- apparently NONE of them saw on that play what 100,000 of us saw from the stands, that Morris needed a second look for a possible head injury before sending him back in the game.
|1 week 8 hours ago||"Saying nothing" . . .||
is different from what Hoke actually said at the press conference, which was (if I recall correctly) that as far as he knew, Morris did NOT have a concussion.
|1 week 8 hours ago||You keep saying this . . .||
but other than Hoke at his god-awful mess of a press conference, I haven't heard "the coaches" say that ALL of them were "following the play and watching the pass" and didn't see what happened to Morris. And even if so, just look at the guy, for cripe's sake -- yes, he had already turned his ankle, but that doesn't cause you to slump over so that an OL has to hold you up to keep you from collapsing to the turf. From what I was able to see clear on the other side of the stadium, there's no way that a coach looks Morris in the eye after that hit and it never even occurs to them that he might have a concussion. Not to mention coaches up in the pressbox who had access to TV monitors, and coaches on the field who could have glanced at the replay on the scoreboard to figure out why the QB might be a crumpled heap on the ground at the end of the play.
|1 week 11 hours ago||"Hoke was unaware of a possible head injury"||
No doubt he was. In light of all we've seen and learned about Hoke, why am I not surprised? And for some reason I'm not willing to absolve him for his unawareness . . . .
|1 week 12 hours ago||Not so simple, I think||
The whole "can't overrule the medical staff" thing doesn't get Hoke (and his staff) fully off the hook, I don't think. Sure, if the medical staff says a guy can't go back in, that's the end of the matter. But if a guy's wobbly after a hit to the head or neck (a hit which, even if not the head, caused him to fall backward and land on the back of his head), shouldn't the coaches be a little more proactive in making sure the guy gets thoroughly checked out? It was even worse here, where an OL was holding Morris up and waving to the sidelines but he was still left in for the next play. Yes, Morris waved off the coaches, but so what -- players usually don't want to leave the game, but you've got to exercise some judgment as a coach and overrule the kid. And yes, ideally the medical staff are well-positioned to see what the coaches can see when a player is wobbly after a hit, but if they don't see what the coaches saw, I don't think you can absolve the coaches just by saying, hey, the medical staff didn't tell me I HAD to take the kid out. Long story short -- a better system apparently is in place as a result of this incident, but if Hoke and his coaching staff weren't negligent (at least) in the first place, the whole cascading shit-show is avoided.
|1 week 12 hours ago||Different take||
I was at the game, sitting pretty much at the opposite corner of the field from where this happened, and the uniform reaction of me and others in my section was that Morris got clobbered and was seriously wobbling. When he was left in the game, the boos cascaded down -- I can't speak for everyone, but I and those around me were booing Hoke and the coaching staff for seemingly punishing Morris by leaving him in the game after he just got clocked (with some boos thrown in for the late hit that clocked him -- and with the benefit of replay, it was obviously targetting). There certainly were some boos before that for leaving Morris in despite being over his head, but after the hit, there was a palpable anger at the coaching staff for their evident mistreatment of Morris, seemingly just to prove that they were going to stick with Morris over Gardner no matter what.
As for the timeout snafu that followed, maybe you could cut Hoke some slack for the ref's screw-up. But coming on the heels of his disregard for the well-being of his QB -- sorry, not buying his "didn't know" excuse, when the OL who was holding Morris up was waving to the sidelines to get their attention -- I'm not inclined to let Hoke off the hook for his own misconduct -- or, at a minimum, gross negligence -- in the whole incident.
|1 week 16 hours ago||Doesn't answer the burning questions . . .||
Did he get to go down into the submarine to cut Harbaugh's hair? And if so, who was taking the snaps at QB at the time?
|1 week 2 days ago||Another point in MGoBlog's favor . . .||
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|1 week 2 days ago||Great overview, thanks!||
Needs more discussion of KITZ, and fails to satisfy the Harbaugh quota, but otherwise excellent.
|1 week 2 days ago||Right on, brother!||
And with the Freep, you get the added bonus of actual sheets of paper you can hold in your hands. If they go to all the trouble of printing it on paper, it must be true, right?
|1 week 3 days ago||Nope||
Harbor Springs, maybe, but not Petoskey.
|1 week 4 days ago||This is OK, but . . .||
why so subtle and restrained?
|1 week 5 days ago||Stood next to Michael Stipe||
Stood next to Michael Stipe of R.E.M. at a concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival, and met Bo at a movie theater in Ann Arbor.
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|2 weeks 16 hours ago||Impressive!||
They're already committing themselves to this, and surrendering the opportunity to cash in on our impending national championship. Sweet!
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||And we have now . . .||
fulfilled our Mone broken bone post quota for the day. Carry on . . .
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Wait . . .||
is this sarcasm that you were being sarcastic about him not being sarcastic?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed, can't go with Cardale Jones . . .||
both for the reason you gave and because it's impossible to stop hating a rival player while he's still playing for said rival. Sheesh, Ace, what are you thinking?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||It's like New Years Day on MGoBlog!||
Like the start of a new year, like your birthday -- one might even say it's like coming out of the mother's womb into football content . . . .
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I'm confused . . .||
Good news from hockey? Mind cannot comprehend . . . .
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Kinda funny (or scary?) . . .||
When Drevno started talking about the running back position, he mentioned the fullbacks (with special mention of Poggi as a guy who likes to play), and then moved on to the other position groups without mentioning any tailbacks. Make of that what you will.
He was also fairly perfunctory about the receivers. Mentioned Chesson, Darboh, and Canteen but didn't really elaborate on any of them. Also referred to an incoming freshman, but I can't recall the name.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||O'Korn is a transfer . . .||
who cannot play this year. Consider yourself on notice, though -- next time get here earlier or you'll miss the inside scoop.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||And also . . .||
Drevno seemed pretty excited about Poggi on offense.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||At the donor lunch today . . .||
Drevno ran through the guys in each position group and notably didn't mention Speight at QB.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||This is priceless||
This guy, of all people, taking shots at someone else's point total, insights, and pearls of wisdom . . . .
|3 weeks 4 days ago||That's not very nice . . .||
Just because a game is less popular doesn't mean you should cut folks up to get their tickets . . . .
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Magic Tree House||
My teenage boy is still a voracious reader, and it all began with the Magic Tree House books. I also second the Mo Willems votes above, as well as your recommendation of the Boxcar Children.