further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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|21 weeks 1 day ago||Bleh||
Too much dedication to getting a guy fired. I'll just show up and cheer on the team. They're wearing Michigan uniforms; that's all I need.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||He's busy||
Oh come on guys, he has a billion things to take care of. You should be happy he's paying attention to this issue. The guy's not sitting at his computer all day long waiting to reply to fans.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||You misread me||
I never said I thought they had tons of money. It just bugs me that they're pining for charity off their name and nostalgia.
And the comparison isn't ludicrous at all when you consider the fact that both systems are set up to leech the customers and fans that are the only ones propping it up in the first place.
I don't claim to know anything about Blimpy Burger's finances. Maybe they are in a tough spot, but this stuff bothers me regardless.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||They should go away||
At first I was sad about the whole thing, but each time this progresses I feel like Blimpy Burger is just milking every ounce of nostalgia and good will that they can to get more money. Kind of like Dave Brandon and the athletic department.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||2. Purdue has Spring Fest and||
2. Purdue has Spring Fest and even more importantly the Grand Prix. Grand Prix morning is Breakfast Club, where all the students out on costumes and hit the bars at 7 am. IU has something called the Little 500, which is a bike race that's also accompanied by lots of drinking.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Football is hard||
Football is hard. But I think Brian's biggest beef with Borges isn't so much that Borges didn't call bubble screens, but that he dedicated two weeks of practice time to developing another constraint (Tackle Over) that had no logical basis to succeed. If Michigan had dedicated that time to developing the current bubble offense, then maybe we're talking about 9-3.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Disagree on career vs. life||
I would always pick life. Life is too short. Family members won't always be there. My great grandmother just passed away on the 23rd and I laid her to rest on the 30th, having to give away my student ticket to The Game. When I was an undergrad and I had an exam the same night as a big basketball game, I did the exam twice as fast and didn't check my answers so I could make it to the game.
I got into all the grad schools I wanted to get into, including Michigan, and my graduate student research career is going all right so far. Everyone in my lab thinks I'm going to graduate ahead of schedule, although that remains to be seen. But you know what? If I got fired and had to find something else that I didn't love as much, I'd be okay with that if that's what it takes to make sure I give enough time to life. Life is important. Don't ever neglect it.
I applaud Brian for getting away from the stupid world of sports and just spending time with his family. Sports are a way to get away from the pressures of the world for most of us, but Brian can't have that. He does have his family, though, and he should take advantage of that.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Hunh?||
Michigan football is still here.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Huh?||
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Stop blaming the players||
Anyone here think Michigan has worse players than Purdue? Because Purdue's offense performed better against this team than Michigan did. Purdue's offense actually gave their defense some time to rest, didn't go three-and-out every time, and didn't set a school record for rushing ineptitude.
It goes beyond play-calling with Borges. It goes to player development. Denard Robinson got worse from 2011 to 2012. Devin Gardner has gotten worse from 2012 to 2013, and he's gotten worse within 2013. What does it say when the longer a QB is with your staff, the worse he gets?
And then the offensive line. Lewan had one of his worst games today. The receivers do look good and seem to be trending in a positive direction, but from a player development point of view that's the only thing on the offense that I'm happy about. As an offensive coordinator you have to do your player development work before the season. That's part of the job, and these guys clearly aren't getting there.
And then the plays. Why are you passing MSU's best defensive lineman from Lewan to a running back in an obvious passing situation? Why are you taking snaps under center when they average about -3 yards per play? Why do you run under center, when your best running plays come from the shotgun? Why are you trying to pass downfield every play and taking tons of sacks? Why was Gardner able to time his scrambles well in 2012, but has gotten worse at it in 2013? Why did we suck against UConn? There's a myriad of data points that Borges and the guys he picked are not good at their jobs.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Brilliant||
Make it so only the rich students can attend. I'm sure they're the ones arriving on time. You do realize most students just ask their parents for money and thus aren't that attached to it?
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Shouldn't have worn yellow||
This is why I don't bother with wearing away team jerseys. There's too much bullshit to justify some silly notion of "fandom." With away game fans getting killed out in California and the constant heckling you get otherwise, I don't see the point when I'm really just interested in watching a good football game.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Bench Clark||
Bench Clark, move Beyer to WDE, put Cam Gordon at SAM. That puts a better front 7 on the field. Right now Clark is a dud and appears worse at every facet of the game than Beyer, while Gordon has shown to be an adept SAM so far this year.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Bathroom||
The bathroom thing is nothing new at Michigan Stadium; it always takes awhile.
As for late arriving friends, you should plan ahead to walk in together. You're in college, you can do it!
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Wasn't that bad||
I got there two hours before the game and got in the 21st row. No waiting outside throughout the day or anything. This is really great for me since I was one of the early arrivers the last couple of years but always had to sit at the top while I watched drunk seniors fill in during the second quarter. As a student I think the general admission system is nothing but a success.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Wasn't a bad throw||
There was a guy behind Countess and Countess faked like he was going the other direction, baiting Rees to make that throw. It was a very savvy play by Countess.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Meh||
Me telling my girlfriend she can't have a margarita comes back to haunt me later. Hoke will be fine with his comment.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Not at all||
In fact I have more respect for them that they don't religiously follow a sport in its offseason.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Drafting home state players is tough||
When you draft a player from a big in-state school the pressure to start that player is high regardless of talent. It creates a big headache for the coaching staff, kind of like powerful parents with children that are high school football players.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Meh||
I'm actually more disappointed in the fan that would pay $18k for such a stupid decoration than Pryor for selling it.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Wow, guys||
The hissy fits that get thrown around here when MSU is pegged to do well are ridiculous. And then the excessive schadenfreude when bad stuff happens to them. They have an easy schedule. The people that make these odds are smart and are paid a lot of money to do so. Believe me, they've taken most of your 2-second analyses on offensive losses into account when they say they're just as likely to win the conference as we are.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Scotch||
Yeah, I love all the scotch I can afford. Just can't afford much at the moment.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Scotch||
Rolling with a Speyburn 10 year single malt. I'm poor and new to whisky, so this is all I have.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Basketball||
Get him a Michigan themed basketball. It will keep him from staying inside and playing video games all the time like I did at that age.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Eugh, sometimes I feel like||
Eugh, sometimes I feel like we're little brother...
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Agree completely. Let's stop!||
Agree completely. Let's stop!
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Mass Effect 3 Ending||
Can someone explain why you all hate the Mass Effect 3 ending? Is it because you have to play online to get the best one, or is it because of what happens at the literal end? I thought it was okay.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Unfortunate, but expected.||
Unfortunate, but expected. Hopefully Trouba decides to... wait a sec...
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Really?||
Come on, man. No one cares about Sparty.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Wow||
Saban is going to smear Bielema's ass all over the turf. What a dumb comment.