“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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|18 hours 35 min ago||we have different timelines||
we have different timelines then as to when we think Hoke will be let go.
we're not the ones making the decision, Brandon is. Brandon will delay until he can't. I think the rationale that Brandon will give to the regents/president will be - look, I want Hoke gone too, but I've conferred with this search firm and even they say that options we have a replacement aren't very good...Oh and I've raised a ton of money for you guys, I want this to get better but we have to stay the course because if we get this wrong, we're just going to be doing this again in 3 or 4 years, just like the span from 2007 to 2010.
|18 hours 54 min ago||1) the pool is bad, this is||
1) the pool is bad, this is not in dispute
2) non-zero probability that the pool will be better next year
3) allows them to delay an embarassing decision
this isn't a belief, it's an observation. You're right, there is a greater probability that the coaches available next year won't meet that slam dunk hire criteria either. But for the reasons stated above, this is why the AD will decide to not fire him, unless the sub-80K attendance thing happens.
I hope I'm wrong too, but unfortunately this plays out the way I described above.
|19 hours 50 min ago||simple||
I don't know if it's going to be deeper next year but in the absence of a solid option, they'll keep him. We have a for sure thing today (bad pool) to delay in the hope of a better pool tomorrow and it spares us the embarrassment (_their_ embarassment, the AD. The AD doesn't care how you feel, unless it impacts the money) of the firing a coach for another day. This kind of how, you know, our government works as well. Not saying this is how things _should_ be done, it's just how things are.
The AD will wait until the very last moment or if it's a complete and total collapse that brings seating down to below 80K for multiple consecutive games, like I originally said. This is the only series of events that will yield us a new coach in 2014.
It has to hit them where it hurts - money from attendance. It's already bad, but it's got to be 'stadium quarter empty even with tickets being given away bad' for something to happen.
|19 hours 56 min ago||I agree with his sentiment||
that Brandon is in self preservation mode and Hoke is a dead man walking. Doesn't mean I expect either of them to be leaving anytime soon.
|20 hours 57 min ago||thank you||
this guy gets it.
|20 hours 59 min ago||You guys are setting yourself up for disappointment||
Much like the post-2010 season coaching search.
Nothing happens fast and there has been _zero_ indication that the AD is willing to pay big (10 milion for head coach along with OC/DC) to get a winner. They'll get someone for 3 or 4 million, he may or may not work out.
This isn't an intellectual arguement - this has happened now, once. It's about to happen again in a year.
|21 hours 25 min ago||Absolutely nothing is going to happen||
to Brandon or Hoke until attendence dips below 80K, for multiple consecutive games. Until then you can keep dreaming. The timeline that MGoBlog and Twitter think this is all going to happen is laughable. It's going to take at least a year, at the earliest. I would say two years.
Hoke is going to be around for 2015 because the coaching talent pool is shallow and we need a slam dunk hire. If this was a good year for coaching replacements, it might happen this year, but that's not the case.
|1 day 20 hours ago||where are you citing that from||
I'd like to read that.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Serious coaches require serious money||
We're not serious unless we actually start playing the game that the rest of the top programs are - $10 million/year for coach and the OC/DC. I am skeptical that Michigan is willing to spend that kind of money, even though the donor base is one of the few rich enough to bank roll it. They don't want to seem desperate, but they aren't flashing the cash to bring the big names in. That's another barrier we need to pass. Let's not kid ourselves here - this is a business, there is no such thing as amateur athletics anymore.
|2 days 14 hours ago||too late||
These changes needed to made at the end of the 2013 season for there to have been any hope for Hoke. At this point though, the situation is too toxic.
|2 days 14 hours ago||You will probably get snarky||
You will probably get snarky responses, but I really do appreciate the work that goes into this research. Probably the only thing I enjoy reading on this site as of late
|1 week 2 days ago||this||
let me add -
- shot put throws on snaps in which we had good protection, total breakdown in mechanics. you can't even call it mechanics, its just flinging it
- both underthrowing and overthrowing multiple times
- locking onto the receiver
|1 week 2 days ago||is this true?||
like rabackable true?
if so, he's still got a thing for Michigan. Wouldn't be in his contract if it wasn't.
|1 week 2 days ago||who would lead the search for a new AD?||
|1 week 2 days ago||all fixable||
Schlissel will be educated very quickly if he messes with football. The alums that have made the big donations ($100 million +) are the ones with pride, and love Michigan.
|1 week 2 days ago||Time to pony up. For a school||
Time to pony up. For a school with an $8 billion dollar endowment and keeps sending me literature to donate, time to round up the $100+ million net worth alums, get a figure everyone can commit to, and make an offer to someone who isn't expecting it.
|1 week 4 days ago||one or two games a year||
can't watch the rivalry games in the stands - the normals know nothing of football. (thx for buying tickets though!)
I'll go to one or two games a year against the creampuffs - allows me to enjoy the enviroment and not stress over the game. I get my fill of being back on campus and not having to listen to the 'durr hurr' crowd when we're battling.
|1 week 5 days ago||Bring back F-18 flyovers||
Bring back F-18 flyovers
|2 weeks 4 days ago||WAT||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Boom||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||how's the weather?||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||broadcast quality||
these are usually mpeg-2 copies, the best that's available.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||sunday||
it's there by Sunday 3PM EST.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||it's the TV service where the||
it's the TV service where the majority of the cost lies. I'm assuming he's disconnecting TV service completely.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||just watch it on mgovideo/noonkick.com||
Rip the .mp4's from each of the sites.
"I am looking at recording the games this year, and do not want to pay a monthly fee for a DVR"
is not going to yield you a recording any better than what's available on those sites.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Oh dang.||
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||i like it||
on both counts.
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||demon-free 2014||
my hope is that we beat the hell out of poor App State (sorry guys) and just excorcise all the demonds we've accumulated since the day the old man died in 2006.
Seriously, nothing has been the same since that day with respect to Football. It's time to time to win a damn Rose Bowl.
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||hm..||
does anyone remember when the current banner was last added?
We played at Iowa last year so...That picture is nearly two years old. Quite possible that the banner was updated last year with that image, I just can't remember when that took place.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||14-0, raback it.||
14-0, raback it.