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|14 hours 22 min ago||I'm sorry, but if you don't||
I'm sorry, but if you don't know that the fans were booing the coaches, you're an idiot. Hoke and any coach should worry about their job because if they do it well the fans will fall in line. Hoke has been less than stellar at his job, and if he won't admit it then the last thing he should do is bring up fans.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Too bad. I feel for the kid,||
Too bad. I feel for the kid, but as a person seeing his grandpa go through Parkinson's, you should always make the healthy choice (not saying concussions result in Parkinson's, just that Parkinson's affects the brain).
|1 day 15 hours ago||To me, it's obvious that four||
To me, it's obvious that four of the Fab Five truly appreciate each other and the university they came from and they are being undermined by one who still thinks he's better than everybody involved. He could have done that movie with his brothers, but his own distortion of the truth is more important than making life easier for everyone else.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Which is why every mistake is||
Which is why every mistake is magnified when you are the equivalent of Wisconsin in basketball without the being good part. They need to vary the pace more.....
|2 days 15 hours ago||Much of my family lives near||
Much of my family lives near Lansing and are MSU fans. I even worked there one summer with my grandma (who worked there for years before retiring). My Sparty fandom didn't last long. I remember watching a Michigan/MSU game at a very young age with my dad (UM fan) and uncle (MSU fan). I remember telling my dad I was an MSU fan just like my uncle. My dad said: "That's fine, but they're going to lose badly." His prediction came true and my five minutes of Sparty fandom ended forever.
|4 days 16 hours ago||The players aren't idiots,||
The players aren't idiots, and if you think the booing was just about one play call then cheers to you. Personally, I don't boo unless things get sensationally bad, which is to say I don't boo 99.9% of the time, but sometimes a message has to be sent and the fans only have so much control.
|5 days 14 hours ago||Does anyone know why Ross||
Does anyone know why Ross isn't getting more PT? He's always been a plus player in my mind.
|5 days 15 hours ago||I'm optimistic that the line||
I'm optimistic that the line play will be consistent enough this year. I'm a bit worried about Devin seeming a bit squeamish when he has time, but the offensive line seems much improved from last year, and if Devin gets comfortable I think the offense could keep getting better. I just wish they would vary the pace a bit at certain times, but that apparently won't happen under Hoke.
|6 days 15 hours ago||Buckeyes gonna get||
Buckeyes gonna get buckeyed.....
|1 week 19 hours ago||Grantland is an excellent||
Grantland is an excellent site which is ahead of the curve in comparison to other sports sites, but if bleacher report is more your cup of tea then help yourself.
|1 week 1 day ago||Is this why we break the||
Is this why we break the huddle with 10 or less on the clock?
|1 week 1 day ago||Uh, because Roger Goodell has||
Uh, because Roger Goodell has literally done nothing to make football safer or more respectable despite his self appointed role as "the enforcer."
This goes here:
|1 week 1 day ago||While I have had my||
While I have had my differences with the coaches, I respect anyone who has to answer questions on a regular basis. God only knows I'd make an ass of myself after a loss. Having class is hard and I think that the coaches and players have, for the most part, handled themselves with dignity.
|1 week 2 days ago||While I am no way saying that||
While I am no way saying that the coaches don't know their jobs better than most, I slightly disagree with you here. If the coaches truly knew the benefits of the spread punt they would be doing it. There is no logical or mathematical reason not to other than the fact that they might not know how to properly coach it. If they do know how to teach this and they still aren't doing it, then that's just a blatant example of not putting your team in the best possible situation to succeed, IMO.
|1 week 2 days ago||You don't have to twist very||
You don't have to twist very much to find incompetence.....
|1 week 3 days ago||Brady Hoke is not Bo, and||
Brady Hoke is not Bo, and even if he were Bo the nature of college football and the media have changed. Contrast how Brady Hoke treats the media and fans with a guy like Chip Kelly, who actually wrote a check for a complaining fan refunding his ticket cost after a bad loss with a promise (that he kept) to get better. Hoke is full of hot air, and in a profession where you will die if you don't adapt, he is not only dying but scoffing at the entire idea of adaptation.
Football, in strategic terms, is like war. Michigan's ceiling is always going to be limited as long as their coach turns his nose to strategic advantages.
|1 week 3 days ago||I'm sorry, but all this blame||
I'm sorry, but all this blame on Rodriguez for the state of the O-Line is complete and utter bullshit. For starters, even if the gap in recruiting happens with Rod having the support of the AD, I'm more confident in him developing competent lineman than what Hoke has done with 4 and 5 stars. This is year 4 of Hoke. My optimism meter is in need of ressurection. At some point the coaches become a problem.
The thing that really frustrates me is that Rod started out in a dark place, and even as the program crawled along little by little, it wasn't good enough. Hoke is driving this program into a hole. At the least the defense should be on par with what we saw the offense doing in year 3 of Rodriguez, but even that isn't happening. We've just shifted the ineptness to the other side of the ball, and while the defense is much better, it is still not elite.
I will still watch and root for this team, but I feel bad for guys like Gardner who is on his third coordinator. I just don't like it when players aren't being put in the best position to succeed, on either side of the ball. I'm past the point of having the argument over how naive the fans are and how much the coaches know. Most fans couldn't coach, but I think fans can tell a lot from what they see, and Hoke's whole insider/outsider act is getting old.
It's put up or shut up time and Hoke is busy talking.....
|1 week 4 days ago||Purdue.||
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm not going to crush||
I'm not going to crush anyone's optimism. If the OP wants to derive hope from whatever the hell that was, more power to him. When your "Nascar" offense has a huddle, your team might have a problem.
|1 week 4 days ago||Truly, the last straw for me||
Truly, the last straw for me was Millen saying that there are no worries as long as Brandon and Hoke are around. Truly the first sign of the mgoapocalypse.....
|1 week 4 days ago||I agree with just about||
I agree with just about everything you said except that Tommy Amaker set up Belein for success. That's horseshit. Belein would have succeeded regardless and he had to put up with impatience early on, too, including Jay Bilas backing up his Duke buddy after Belein's first year.
Here is my take on the reason Michigan isn't elite as a program:
In football, as in war, the rule is adapt or die. Michigan hired a coach who was into the cutting edge of football strategy. a) They didn't throw all of their resources behind him to begin with like they did for Coach B, b) the very administration that was supposed to back him up undermined him multiple times, c) the media ran a hit piece on the coach and the university only backed this coach in a half assed way while trying to distance themselves from said coach and d) many who run the athletic department as well as many fans are stuck in a land of nostalgia where you can win football playing like cavemen.
Not surprisingly, this coach was fired which has repurcussions if Michigan ever wants to hire a coach with similar scheme style, and they hired a former position coach from "the glory days" with a mediocre head coaching record but with the "Michigan Man" nostalgia addict stamp of approval.
So really none of us should be surprised with where we are now. Frankly we should probably be surprised that we went 11-2 in 2011, but that speaks to the character of Rich Rodriguez recruits who could have left but stayed in transition. I don't know where Michigan goes from here. Staying the course would seem to lead to mediocrity in my opinion, but if they want to adapt to modern football, it's going to take a lot of money and a commitment that has been absent for non "Michigan Men" to this point. Unfortunately I don't think our AD can escape 90s style football or terrible marketing strategies long enough to pull this program's head out of its ass.
|1 week 4 days ago||I have always supported an up||
I have always supported an up tempo spread program philosophy. With that said, after how Michigan as a program treated RichRod, why would any top spread guru come here? I know Rod had defensive problems to say the least, but go look at how long it takes these spread guys to establish a program with a couple exceptions. Rodriguez was transparent about establishing the offense first. As far as the line recruiting, he was kind of undermined in his last year and had some of those recruits go elsewhere with Rod's future up in the air. At this point if Michigan decides to go back to that philosophy they will have to be all in and commit to a coach for at least 5 years. On top of that another transition poses many problems which could lead to more pain.
Hoke has shown no ability to develope talent systematically in his time at Michigan.
Rod went 3-5-7 and we weren't patient enough to see what couold have happened in year 4 because "We Are Michigan," etc.
Hoke piggy backed off of Rod's offensive talent, namely Denard, and they improved the defense to get to 11 wins even though the offensive philosophy cost them both losses.
Since then the curve has gotten progressively worse in terms of record and this year will either end up awful or slightly better because of a shitty strength of schedule.
Since Dave Brandon became AD it seems like each "sacred" element of Michigan football has been stomped on and the product on the field is God awful to watch. Unfortunately this is the new normal and I'm very close to checking out which pains me to say.
|1 week 5 days ago||At least they don't run a||
At least they don't run a spread, up tempo offense. That would totally pussify our defense.....
|1 week 5 days ago||Why the fuck does Michigan||
Why the fuck does Michigan never go hurry up? I know I'd much rather run the ball and spend 30 seconds in a fucking huddle than show any goddamn urgency to fucking score.....
|1 week 5 days ago||I'm also drunk, so everyone||
I'm also drunk, so everyone can have my mgopoints. Maybe if I drink enough I can teleport back to the 90s, aka the last time Michigan meant a damn thing. Or Bolivia. Or any country where herding sheep is more important than any sport.
|1 week 5 days ago||Also, send me to Bolivia||
Also, send me to Bolivia because anywhere is better than here.
For the record, I wanted patience with Rod and I'd like to see an offense that at least breaks the huddle with 20 seconds on the clock.
Michigan men aren't working.
Pay Chip Kelly a blank check.
I'm sick of this bullshit.
Hoke can't figure out the road.
|1 week 5 days ago||"Ohio Fans Caught Being Ohio||
"Ohio Fans Caught Being Ohio Fans"
|1 week 6 days ago||When you keep checking the||
When you keep checking the front page for updates even though you know the site won't update for hours barring an mgoemergency.
|1 week 6 days ago||What has the game meant to||
What has the game meant to me? It's in the holy trinity of rivalries Michigan has and in typical uppity fashion ND is canceling it because they're sick of getting their asses kicked. I know what happened last year, but I think if Michigan sends them off in convincing fashion that the chances of this being a special year increase greatly. Competence that meets talent halfway on offense as well as with defense is a beautiful thing, and I think Michigan is close to striking the perfect balance. To hell with Notre Dame.....
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||I would rather Michigan be||
I would rather Michigan be left out of the playoff undefeated (hahahahahaha like that will happen) than root for MSU and their douche coaches against anyone. I hope Oregon scores 70.