"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
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|1 week 2 days ago||You should be following||
You should be following weather underground, since it was started by a um grad.
|1 week 5 days ago||So it's hip hop, not carbon||
So it's hip hop, not carbon emissions, that are responsible for climate change?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I read that, too.||
And thought of the Bo quote:
“When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when your team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing”
Seems to me that that was what Hoke was trying to do.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Delete;||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Brandon didn't just make them pay.||
He made them pay the PSD if they wanted tickets.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Even better.||
That was shitty, but we had heard stuff like that about Brandon before the book.
Bus Brandon is a business man. And the contract with Adidas gave them 8 (I think that's the number) good tickets at the final 4. Brandon used them for his family and scattered the Adidas people in lesser seats.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||That section told us sooo much.||
I dare anyone to look at Hoke's tenure the same way after reading it.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I think the book puts quite a different light||
on the letter of support that all the coaches signed.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||That really didn't surprise me.||
After all, didn't MSC hire Ferentz when she was president of Iowa, and isn't she responsible for his ginormous contract? I also always figured that she, more than Martin, was behind RR being hired.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I understand some peoples point.||
Tickets, especially season tickets, cost more than $1.50 each (20 oz cokes are usually 2 for $3 in my area).
|3 weeks 2 days ago||We learned not so much in||
We learned not so much in BLL. The ND AD was a pain to deal with that Martin put up with for the sake of the series. Brandon didn't appreciate the series (he thought MSU was a bigger game, despite the evidence presented to him), and the other ADs didn't like him. Also, Brandon trusted the last deal with ND & didn't negotiate like he should have, again despite advice otherwise. So ND might have walked anyways, but Brandon made it easier.
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||"Do these make my hips look wide?"||
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||Yes.||
According to BLL, the football uniformz were all on Brandon. Adidas wasn't any happier with him than the fans were - it cost them to come up with prototypes of his stupid ideas. So it's not a stretch to think that he was involved with the basketball uniformz too.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||And the coaches also had Brandon tsk tsking about the team's||
Culture. Read what the fired tennis coach had to say in BLL. Then think about some of the comments on here last year about country club, softness, etc. per bacon, only 4 coaches escaped Brandon's "help" and hoke wasn't one of them.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Well, when you come in & and announce to your staff that||
you intend to fire 100 of them, it's a little understandable if you come off as a bad guy.
Brandon gets kudos for how he handles stretchgate, for giving Hagerup one more chance, the student-athletes like him, there's a regent who still speaks highly of him, and I think it's his secretary who thinks he's a good guy. Its just that there is so much negative stuff that outweighs that.
Brandon had multiple chances to provide input to the book, and chose not too.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I've started reading BLL.||
I've started reading BLL. Part of the reason Hoke's salary is so high is that Brandon didn't negotiate Hoke's salary before he hired him, so Brandon could imitate Canham's press conference when he hired Bo. So Hoke's agent had the better negotiating position.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||At least General Mills is||
At least General Mills is based in Minnesota. And it's not like athletes on cereal boxes aren't already done. Chobani is based in NY.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||But it is consistent with Brandon's "firing Friday"||
But it is consistent with Brandon's "firing Friday"
|6 weeks 2 hours ago||He was also on Michigan radio.||
About 18 minutes, which you can hear on their website. Several stories, including the truth about the noodle.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||The Tigers website, too.||
Argh! No respect for the game.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||At one time Nicolas Cage could.||
Not sure if he could today though.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||And if Brandon was paying,||
I'd have no problem with this. But he was turning his nose up at donated flights.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Mgoblog's exit post is dated||
1/20/11. And states "This has been rumored for weeks, and confirmed, in part, by David Brandon at the Brady Hoke introductory presser"
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Mattison did say||
that we had no idea what Brady was dealing with.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Does anyone else remember at||
Does anyone else remember at the time
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Not to go all DB,||
But by changing the name from big 10 you lose all that brand identity & goodwill worked up over the last 65+ years.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Correct me if I'm wrong,||
but an athletic scholarship is NOT contingent upon a certain level of play, unlike an academic scholarship being contingent upon maintaining a certain level of scholarship (ie, GPA).
If the student-athlete is in good academic standing, hasn't violated the code of conduct rules or team rules then those are the breaks if he doesn't perform as well athletically as projected.
Therefore, why should "We could thus arguably say that Player X now has – through no fault of his own – reached a point at which he is failing to live up to his end of the scholarship-for-play bargain." even enter into it?
The more this becomes the way college sports operates, the more I agree that they should be paid. Because if you are going to manage the roster like a pro team, then pay them.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||And there are||
Still rumors of more transfers
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Aren't there quite a few walk-ons/preferred walk-ons?||
I always thought that they are part of the 25. Convert them to scholarship the next year and effectively even out the class sizes.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||The Detroit news has an article||
That reveals that the team uses a tool called the lobster to help improve hitting. Maybe the tigers can borrow it; sure wouldn't hurt.