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|11 hours 32 min ago||BAUGH!||
|3 days 4 hours ago||Exactly||
My hope is that he is looking at this through the lens of his life's arc - he's here because of a very few important years under Bo. It's time he repaid the favor for the next generation.
Sure, he could potentially have another shot at this in 4-7 years, but that puts him in his mid/late 50s...who knows what his life will be like at point. Or there may never be another shot at this due to timing.
All I know is that if he doesn't come here at this point, it's because he flat turned it down. All locks on the doors are removed - he just has to walk through the door.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I guarantee you it's because of Sarah.||
I guarantee you it's because of Sarah.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||yep||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Krangggggg||
reminds me of Krang from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
I'll take a wait and see approach. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt for keeping a low profile thus far.
Most fans should not know who the AD is. Having an AD as a subject in the conversation means you have department/coaching troubles. Can we avoid that for a decade or so?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Harbaugh + The Force = Balance in the Universe||
Harbaugh + The Force = Balance in the Universe
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Harbaugh to Michigan = Balance of The Force||
Harbaugh to Michigan = Balance of The Force
|3 weeks 5 days ago||crushed orange||
one of my favorite gifs of all time.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Miles||
Starting to think it's Miles. The Harbaugh stars require too much alignment but then again, spookier things happened - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8634018
|4 weeks 15 hours ago||lol||
this is awesome.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||agreed||
this whole thing has a very 'careful what you wish for' feel to it.
The greatest gift that Michigan Football was ever given was Yost having the stadium capacity go above 100K. You want to hire AD's that emphasize balance and have a football team that goes 7-5/8-4 every year? Good luck getting above 80K at a game then. What do you see in the college football landscape that suggests balance in any form? We are at full tilt at this point.
I have a feeling that Schissel is annoyed with all fuss coming from athletics. He said all the right things last Friday, but the feeling get coming from is 'this is a huge waste of time'. The guy is no dummy though, he understands that the current and future donors come from a share culutural bond through athletics. Here's the thing though - I don't think he _believes_ it, like you and the other alums do. He believes over the course of 25-30 years they can maintain fundraising while athletics slowly becomes mediocre over the course of natural reasons (bad hires/things not panning out). Northwestern still has a ~$8 billion endowment without athletics being such a big deal. That's what they're aiming for.
Again though, the stadium saves us - in order to keep that thing from being below 80K, they need a decent product.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||this||
something to keep in mind.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||yep, disappointing||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||:(||
|8 weeks 16 hours ago||demo|
|8 weeks 19 hours ago||Would be easy to get that||
Would be easy to get that stupid stature of theirs with a drone and some blue paint.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Stubborn Nobility||
for whatever reason when I am in a certain mood I reference certain thoughts/feelings I once had from various pop culture.
This is what I have for this week - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeNBJ5o-b7s
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I was wrong||
and it sucks. I deeply love Michigan Football. I thought they would go 10-2 this year.
some fun facts - I actually worked with a member of staff during the 2010-2013 seasons. I was there for every practice in 2010. I actually couldn't tell you anything based on practices on a week to week basis and I watch a decent amount of football every week on TV. After that, I only helped out on home gamedays only. I never attended any team/position meetings but inside Schembechler was rather mundane - it truly is just the coaches in the office most of the time. I did posit some high level analysis at one point but it was never pushed up - 'they won't read it'. The GA's are mostly doing the gruntwork on combing over scouting reports/formations/etc - this then gets passed along to the coaches. The coaches do a brief amount of scouting on their own as well, together as a group. I think the GA's read MGoBlog.
It was kinda neat being on the inside but I mostly kept to myself - I'm a pretty nerdy guy and didn't want to look out of place more than what I already was.
|9 weeks 14 hours ago||Don't get too excited. I have||
Don't get too excited. I have a feeling it's going to be a while yet. It's in motion, but nothing happens fast.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||this||
college football is much, much different since the last time we were elite (2006)
|9 weeks 5 days ago||pin this||
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Absolutely||
I am super pissed this morning. This is not 'Leaders and Best', this is absolute bullshit.
Does anyone on this football team hate to lose? Like, really hate to lose? Because when I lost games in highschool I would shake hands then I really didn't want to talk to anyone.
I see players laughing and conversing after the game. I don't get it.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||You have to look at longer||
You have to look at longer arcs of time. Notre Dame finally has stability after 20 years. Will it take that long? Who knows. But we have the one thing that can at least buy you time while you go through 5 or 6 hands over a decade or two - proud alumni with a shitload of money. Ross may be rich, but he can't subsidize 40-50K empty seats a week.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||this||
|11 weeks 1 day 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.
|11 weeks 1 day 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.
|11 weeks 1 day 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.
|11 weeks 1 day 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.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||thank you||
this guy gets it.
|11 weeks 1 day 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.