“He was on the other side of the court, screaming: ‘Good shot, Kev!’” Durant said, shaking his head in delight. “I’m thinking, this guy’s an All-American type of teammate right there.”
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|14 hours 23 min ago||Calm down dude. Sumlin's||
Calm down dude. Sumlin's feelings aren't going to be hurt by what someone on another school's message board wrote.
Even if that 2010 season deserves an asterisk, we're talking about a guy who had only two other years of head coaching experience at the time, at a program that had been in good shape before he got there. It would have been pretty cool if Brandon would have had the foresight to hire him, but I don't know how many big-name programs would have done so at that point. It was the following season that made him a hot commodity.
|14 hours 34 min ago||Sumlin's offense is very||
Sumlin's offense is very different from RR's - much more passing-centered. I'm not sure Denard would have looked much better than he did under Borges.
|14 hours 36 min ago||Only if Sumlin could have||
Only if Sumlin could have gotten him to drastically improve as a passer.
|1 day 16 hours ago||What track record did he||
What track record did he have? BSU and SDSU don't recruit blue-chippers, and he'd managed to send a few guys to the NFL. The argument that players don't develop under his watch is pretty recent.
|1 day 19 hours ago||In the U.S., the custom had||
In the U.S., the custom had been to give the incumbent party blue and make the challenger red on the electoral maps, which is why it was blue for the Democrats and red for GOP in 2000. But that election was so narrow and spawned so much debate that the notion of "red states" and "blue states" came up afterward.
You're right that in most places it's red=left-wing and blue=right-wing.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Guys, if you bought a ticket,||
Guys, if you bought a ticket, you're counted in the attendance. They take the number of tickets sold and add in the people in the press box and the various other people at the stadium. They don't actually count the number of tickets scanned (or if they do, it's not announced publicly).
|1 day 19 hours ago||Double-post||
Poor execution on my part.
|2 days 10 hours ago||That was admirable. But RR||
That was admirable. But RR slipped up two years later and played a most-likely concussed QB.
|2 days 11 hours ago||I don't know, but RR actually||
I don't know, but RR actually was involved in a similar situation last year, or the year before (I forget), where he left in his Arizona QB despite a possible head injury. I don't remember if he caught flack for that or not. (The QB ended up throwing the game-winning pass following the head injury.)
To be honest, there probably are quite a few coaches who have been guilty of this kind of negligence at one time or another. That doesn't make it okay, but the fact that Hoke basically has no support (for football reasons) is making it easier for this to be a feeding frenzy.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Just so we are clear here:||
Just so we are clear here: are you in any way saying that you'd be displeased with a John Harbaugh hire? We could hire a man who's won at the highest level of the sport (something no active college football coach can boast) and you'd turn up your nose?
I don't think it'd happen, but if Brandon somehow pulls that rabbit out of a hat I'll let him do all the marketing crap he wants.
|2 days 15 hours ago||This is a reason to pull the||
This is a reason to pull the plug on the guy now. Let him walk out with some of his coaching reputation intact. If we go 1-6 or whatever the rest of the way, his record at Michigan will look horrible.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Even if there were a case, in||
Even if there were a case, in football terms, to be made for Hoke's retention (which there is not), there is no case in economic terms. We are at the same point we were in January 2011 after the Gator Bowl, where the fanbase is simply done with the guy and he is an actual liability when it comes to the product's image. Next year, even with the much better home schedule, there is no way we can even Groupon our way to 100K per game - people are done with the program as long as he's in charge.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Paying him this bonus||
Now it makes sense. Hoke can't devote the kind of energy to the job he needs to succeed because he's moonlighting on the country/western circuit.
|3 days 7 hours ago||RR's third season ended with||
RR's third season ended with losses of 20, 30, and 38 points. The team quit on him, the fans quit on him, and the recruits were turning him down.
There were two huge factors behind the turnaround in 2011: the hiring of a competent defensive staff, and the elimination of media pressure over the coach's job status. Those two things don't happen if RR stays. Another year of him means the players have to spend another 12 months in a negative media environment, hearing about how their coach will get fired if they don't win, and they almost certainly won't have a DC of Mattison's caliber coaching them because 1) RR is a dead man walking (so why work with him?) and 2) Gibson and the other position coaches need someone they're "compatible" with, anyway.
The 2011 season was the perfect transition from one failed regime that knew how to coach only offense with another that knew how to coach only defense. Neither staff could have put 2011 together by themselves.
|3 days 7 hours ago||A year after Bo's death, we||
A year after Bo's death, we beat Urban Meyer and Tim Tebow in their backyard. The program is bigger than Bo.
|3 days 7 hours ago||This is like comparing Amaker||
This is like comparing Amaker vs. Ellerbe. One might be better than the other but neither was the right guy to lead the program. Basketball got it right on the third try. Hopefully football will as well.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Carr doesn't work for||
Carr doesn't work for Brandon,. if that's what you're insinuating. In fact, he retired not long after Brandon took over.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Really 12 points, since they||
Really 12 points, since they scored seven themselves.
|4 days 16 hours ago||One of the very best Simpsons||
One of the very best Simpsons episodes ever. The Gummi Venus de Milo . . . classic.
|4 days 16 hours ago||I believe that was the first||
I believe that was the first time they were deployed in a celebratory fashion.
|4 days 18 hours ago||I'm suprised you left out the||
I'm suprised you left out the "Al Borges issues" one. I'm not sure where they were going with that.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Thus far in his career Morris||
|5 days 14 hours ago||If true, this makes me think||
If true, this makes me think Gardner has an arm injury. Watching him try to throw downfield last week, it wouldn't surprise me in the least. And a coaching staff fighting for its life is not likely to move a healthy QB to another position in midseason.
(EDIT: sounds like there's more buzz about a foot injury. If so I don't really get how he'd be able to play WR then.)
|5 days 14 hours ago||He had 16 receptions for 266||
He had 16 receptions for 266 yards (16.6 avg) and 4 TDs in eight games in 2012. I do remember him having trouble catching balls in traffic though, but that might have come with time. I think he had the potential to be really good if he'd stayed there. Now, having gone back to QB for two years, he'd be pretty raw.
|5 days 16 hours ago||We drove inside KSU's 10-yard||
We drove inside KSU's 10-yard line three times in that game, punched one in, and made the other two chip shots. I'm not sure how you could objectively say that was worse than ND or Utah, when we never drove any closer than the 23-yard-line in the two games combined, and could do no more than attempt three long field goals.
|5 days 16 hours ago||"Morris Klan"? If you're||
"Morris Klan"? If you're insinuating that there is a racial angle to this, that's pretty low.
Gardner isn't performing at the moment. I suspect he isn't healthy, but whatever the case, the level of QB production we are getting is disastrous. Whether Morris, with a week of preparation, can give us the spark we need to rectify things remains to be seen. But you have to put sentimentality aside in any case. When a team can't get into the opposing red zone once in two games against legitimate competition, the QB's job status absolutely should be in question.
|5 days 16 hours ago||Give Morris a little credit.||
Give Morris a little credit. You make him sound like a delicate flower to be kept under glass. He's a sophomore now, and has already started a game (and didn't look all that bad in it) in his career.
|5 days 16 hours ago||In 2012, Gardner caught 16||
In 2012, Gardner caught 16 passes for 266 yards (16.6 avg.) and 4 TDs in half a season - not too shabby. That's not to say that he'd be able to pull off the switch just like that, in midseason, but he could have been an excellent receiver if he'd stayed there.
|5 days 17 hours ago||We drove into the red zone||
We drove into the red zone three times against KSU and scored 14 points - a TD and two FGs. We didn't reach the red zone once in the latter two games.
|5 days 17 hours ago||Actually he did. The rain||
Actually he did. The rain went from a little drizzle to a downpour the last couple of minutes before the game was suspended - which is right when Morris came in.