Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
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|3 years 23 weeks ago||I'm actually hoping he gets Fulller...||
but I thought the picture was fun to share. Keep him away from the likes of Meyer.
pa: if it doesn't interest you...don't click it.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||TCU will not lose to UNLV..||
book that one...UNLV is pretty bad.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Just the first game,||
Let's see how the rest of year goes. It sounds like the coaching is a problem at Cass Tech. If these kids have athletic ability and talent but weak coaching, this may put them in a likely red-shirt situation so they can get a good year of "real" coaching by Mattison, etc.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Bringing in those 2 new OL walk-ons...||
makes a lot more sense now. Big, strong bodies that, with some coaching, might just fill the holes nicely until Kalis, et. al arrive.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Tom, you are||
one big TEASE!!!
|3 years 49 weeks ago||The one worry/thought I had about these..||
Ohio recruits who grew up loyal OSU fans and really wanted to go there, is even if they go elsewhere now would they be brave enough to pick UM? It may be the best option for them, but the pressure from family, coaches and friends down there may be intense, so much so that they pick a MSU or ND or SEC school over UM. Do they get over the hatred they've lived with all their young lives?
Having the nads to pick UM over the rabid scrutiny from those around him would definitely earn some points from me. The kids from Ohio who pick UM tend to not be OSU lifers, for the most part. Being a lifer and then picking UM means big Cahones.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||This is just an open question as what everyone thinks.||
about a new owner with money and what he could possibly do to make the Pistons relevant again and lift up a down and out city.
Yes, Detroit is not a big free agent draw, but we can dream and money does talk to these guys.
The last Piston championship was a true "team" effort, but look at what is happening in the league. Boston started it with the "3 amigos" thing and what happened - championship. Miami is about to do the same thing. NY is building toward that same goal with Amari, Mello and Paul possibly. LA may have Howard and Bynum, etc. A good team effort might put up a good fight, but it's not going to win a championship in the next 5 -10 years. Thankfully Boston is getting old, so they'll probably drop out of the picture, but the haves and have nots is coming to this league.
If we sit back and dream of a team effort, which I'm normally all for, it's just not going to happen in the near future. Just giving up on trying to get these guys because we are not the best area is lame and wussing out. Go for it. Why not. Let's see what kind of sales pitch the new management can put up.
At least for the foreseeable future, we need super stars to win. That may change again, but for now it's what we need.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||The part about competing with Gunner..||
if he chooses UM as well, was great to see and very telling about this kid. That he would still choose to come here even if another 5" QB above him is here as well, speaks volumes about his competitiveness and drive. Extremely impressed with Shane.
With all the cat themes pics on this site, which I can never get to work, can we find a MORRIS the cat picture and photoshop a UM jersey on him. Youngsters might not remember Morris the cat from cat food commercials back in the day. Morris was ONE COOL CAT!
|3 years 51 weeks ago||This class may be closed sooner than we thought...||
If other recruits who are seriously looking at UM start seeing OSU guys looking at UM, they may jump at getting their spot nailed down before and the HELLO's may start rolling.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Those silly spartan fans||
are already annointing themselves the top of the conference now on their blogs.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||This is encouraging for Dunn, but||
I would watch out for someone else snaking in there (Saban, et al) now that tOSU is drowning. The others probably figured he was a lost cause and haven't hit him hard, yet. Just something to watch out for. I do believe he would come to AA if he canned OSU, but with all the snake oil salesman out there, you never know.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Erasing records is such a joke...||
I don't know the answer, but, come on, they still played the games and won.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||I'm guessing a multi-year interim coach..||
until the sanctions start to fade away.
It will be a least a year. From the Dispatch:
"recruitment for a new head coach - which is expected to include external and internal candidates - will not commence until the conclusion of the 2011-2012 season."
But, if sanctions are bad, they may give Fickle a couple years until a new, big time coach is ready, unless, of course, Fickle works magic.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||First OSAMA now Tressell||
What a great year, so far...
|4 years 10 hours ago||This line was interesting on the Gant update..||
Mr. Gant said that they have been hearing from more and more schools now that the Michigan offer has come through. Purdue, Nebraska, and Michigan State all came down since Michigan offered. Like his father said, I would expect a decision shortly.
Nice to see others are folliowing Hoke and Mattisons lead in recruiting candidates. Monkey see Monkey do.
|4 years 2 days ago||Great guy but||
not the guy for UM. The only thing I credit him for is bringing DRob here....which is one great thing, but take away DRob from the offense and we are maybe 4-8 last year at best. Denard was the only string of hope RR had to keep his job and THAT IS NOT RIGHT. You need a COMPLETE team.
|4 years 3 days ago||Don't push TomVH to give out the answer..||
let the kids have their glory. But we can always bet on who it is. Winner gets 10 Mgopoints?
my bet is Diamond.
|4 years 4 days ago||Sparty is full of denial...||
this was on a state board:
From what I've read scum is using fire sale tactics to get kids to sign. They've been saying "sign today or your offer will be gone if anyone else signs up". Kids fall for that crap.
** Coach isn't telling them that, they can figure that out themselves.
They're also all over the "Cass Tech is overrated" theme as well. Wait until these kids get a couple years under Coach Mattison.
They are also mocking our new offense, based solely on the spring game, which of course was not stellar, but it's only spring.
|4 years 1 week ago||We all know how this is ticking little bro off but..||
it's turning ugly already. This was on a thread titled "How is Hoke doing it?"
"Since Hoke replaced RR every single recruit with UM and MSU offers have commited to UM!!! Yes, I know MSU will be ok, and I feel will sign a good class but 10-0 head to head is not realistic. One has to wonder if Hoke and co. may be stretching the rules a bit? "
Didn't take long to go there "stretching the rules a bit?"
|4 years 1 week ago||He didn't need a nickname, but..||
gotta love ELVIS (as in Grbac).
..thank you very much
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Stonum, a little off subject here...||
If Hoke ends up dismissing Stonum permanently, what options do we have for that scholarship this year?
1. Will they still allow him to finish up school on a scholarship? It would be a shame for him not to get a UM diploma, but he did screw up, again! The medicine sucks sometimes.
2. Would he give that scholarship to a walk-on? or Are there any JUCO's out there that may be ready to jump over?
3. Or do we save it for next year since it would be available at that time anyway?
I'm hoping he gets his act together, but he's had the opportunity to rectify his first DUI. I don't think he should be kept on the team, unfortunately, because he is a good receiver.
Sorry about all the questions, I know how much you love questions here.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||True, but||
I don't like that Golden guy
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Not sure, yet, but this just||
may be failure to live up to his probation responsibilities. It may be too early to assume it was a second DUI.
Hoke may just want him to get take care of his old mess first.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Agree, I don't see Hoke||
fooling around with this at all. Short ropes.
The first time he was arrested, RR suspended him for just one game. Doesn't that seem pretty soft or is it typical?
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Does this sound right...||
|4 years 2 weeks ago||I'm guessing Wile, but||
I'm hoping it's one of our RB's. We have a bunch of "good" guys but nobody, as of yet, that's a full blown beast. I don't recall, was Mike Hart predicted to start before he came to town or was he a surprise starter? It seemed like we didn't have a real "go to guy" at that time either which gave him the opportunity to "take the ball and run with it".
|4 years 2 weeks ago||A big loss, but..||
have you seen Trey Burkes videos. That kid, although not ranked as high as others is something. Looking forward to watching him and Bundridge and Biefeldt.
Fly, Butterfly, be free. Good luck.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||thinking we need some top notch receivers added..||
we have "good" receivers but not AC, Desmond, Braylon good...looking for some of those type of greats again. Those type of threats are a huge boost to helping the running game.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Bam...this is great.||
One thought about QB....and this is pretty far fetched...but is Rob Bolden (PSU) still looking at transferring? I realize JoePa wouldn't release him, but he was a teammate of Ross and we are looking for a QB. Waiting out a year would be fine since he would be eligible to play the same year these 2012 QBs are coming. I know he didn't have a very auspicious start at PSU but he was a starting freshman which says something. Would we even want him if he could transfer?
|4 years 4 weeks ago||D is the key...||
D for diversity. As with our investments, the more options you have the better. I think if they do this right and the kids get it down, there is no stopping this offense. Thats a big if ,though, the first year of a new system. Last year was amazing, but the good D's figured us out. Stop Denard. They had enough talent to do it. We didn't have any other options or adjustments. Mixing it up more will do wonders....I'm hoping