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|6 days 15 hours ago||or...||
the opposite. that he knows he's staying and thinks he can leverage this year to get a higher rated kid.
seems to me if your theory was correct, there would be a wink wink nudge nudge bargain with the kid to that affect - and we wouldnt see his coach or his teammates slamming Mullen in the media.
|1 week 2 days ago||A lot of people have said||
the Russell bellomy Nebraska game. Odd thing about that game is we were in the drivers seat to goto the big ten championship game - I still think if denard never gets hurt we would be playing in Indy that year. Which would have completly changed the perception of the program - but alas it wasn't meant to be.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Disagree||
with your assetment re the students. The rest of the stadium was never full, but student section was completely empty the entire game. Empty like 80 rows empty, as opposed to the 10 seats in front of me empty. Thats a mischaracterization to say "an awful lot" of everyone left at halftime. All the students left, most of the crowd stayed until the start of the 4th.
And this after the students marched to fire Brandon, get him fired, and then don't bother to show up to a 3:30 game? Fine. The team sucks. But you're a student. You literally have nothing to do on Saturday but drink.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Well||
he did tear his ACL in the first game last year.
|4 weeks 1 hour ago||Also||
you talk about your predictions coming true, well, post them. Let's see the links. I want to see the sugar bowl game thread where you say this is going to be Charlie Weiss part two. While you're at it, I want to see the fire rr thread where you predict that any coach will come in and win 11 games the next year including a bcs win.
|4 weeks 1 hour ago||I don't know what this means||
but yes I am sure casteel is making more due to soemthing called inflation. Otherwise I have no idea what point you're trying to make. The fact is he took a pay cut to goto arizona. Period.
|4 weeks 6 hours ago||If all your predictions have come true||
you should probably start playing the lottery.
|4 weeks 6 hours ago||I think||
people are just anti losing , which we've done a lot during the rich rod years and the last two hoke years. But when hoke was winning even this blog had some meme that he pooped gold magic or something.
That's all this is: Winning , losing, and revisionist history.
No one and I mean no one (not even brian) wanted RR back after that gator bowl. And everyone loved the hoke hire after the sugar bowl. Can anyone just recognize that fact?
|4 weeks 6 hours ago||Several||
people point out that rich rod was undermined by nefarious sources in the AD because he didn't get administrative support. These people use the DC salary as the #1 example of that "fact."
|4 weeks 6 hours ago||Odd||
" NOBODY is going to take a pay cut and then move their family to take a lateral position. Nobody."
I like you mgrowold but maybe you should Check your facts.
Casteel HIMSELF took a pay cut to goto arizona -- which probably wouldn't even be considered a lateral move from WVU. So yeah, you're wrong here.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||love||
The notion of Marc richt Here
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Holes in their field||
hahaha - so?? It's a football game not a golf green.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Honestly shut up dantonio||
i don't even care if it was some spear planted in the stadium - it's about time this team shows some sort of swagger anyways -- but the fact that it was a foot (if that) long stake just makes him out to be a delusional nut. I mean, you just curb stomped us and basically own us for the better part of a decade. Why can't you just shut up?
|4 weeks 5 days ago||This should be a productive conversation||
seriously lets debate this again
|4 weeks 6 days ago||A story of another epic beatdown in EL||
In January 2011 a Michigan team was going to EL in what everyone considered to be a bloodbath. The team was, at that point, 11-9 with wins mainly against cupcakes like North Carolina Central and Bryant University. They were 1-7 in the BIG, and on a 6 game losing streak. The coach, in his 4th year, was 57-62 at Michigan. He had gone to the big Tourney two years earlier, but most considered that to be a fluke. MSU bros painted their chest – 1181 – the amount of days since Michigan had last beaten state in football or basketball.
It was going to be ugly…
…until it wasn’t. Until an “aneurysm of leadership” propelled this team to victory, to an improbable 4th place finish in the BIG, another invite to the tournament, and set the stage for the machine that is Michigan Basketball today.
What we have now wasn’t even a possibility on that cold winter January evening. Beliein and the basketball team, left for dead in 2011, is now a perennial powerhouse; putting six players in the NBA since that night, with more almost assuredly on the way. All while rampaging through the B1G (the toughest conference in America, mind you) and getting within inches of a terrible block call from winning the whole damn thing.
And the impetus for all of it can be traced directly from that January night in EL.
It only takes one game to change the course of a season, a coach, a program.
Go Blue – beat State.
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||3/9||
i stand corrected. didnt think to count the guys and just based my number off brian's.
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||regarding the first mailbag question||
why are we not counting matt wile in the calculation? he was a solid punter when hagerup went out last year. his field goal percentage isn't all that great, but its not gibbins-freshmen-year level terrible either. hes a solid kicker who just beat PSU for us. seems to me it should be 3/8, and maybe a 3/7 if you want to give antonio poole an "incomplete." (not sure a medical injury should count one way or the other)
thats not great, i guess, (though i would be curious to see the washout rate for recruits) but it doesnt seem to move my needle one way or the other.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Then why||
when he ultimately left he took a paycut to goto Arizona?
Casteel was born in WVA and coached there since 2001, by all accounts his family loves it in Wva (I think they may still live there...), and he was next in line to be the headcoach...all this before Holgo came.
This is what Casteel said after leaving WVU:
There is no evidence to suggest that Casteel would have come to Michigan no matter the salary. None. Everyone saying anything to the contrary is basing their opinion on speculation.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Casteel||
took a pay cut to goto Arizona. But, by all means, keep living in your fantasy world that it was the lack of money that kept him from Michigan.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Okay -||
well apart from that aforementioned Purdue game (because lets just ignore data points that dont prove your point...) Brian does a UFR of every game. A simple google search can bring up some relevant games where we spent the majority of the game in a 3-3-5 stack: 2010 Wisconsin and 2010 Penn State. I only bring up those games because that seemed to be about when the wheels were coming off. I am sure if I spent more than 30 seconds looking I could bring up more examples as well.
So...yeah, you're wrong.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Everyone||
always says that we would have gotten Casteel if it wasnt for the money, though I have never seen anything besides blog posts confirm the voracity of this story. By all accounts Casteel loved WVU and he was next in line for the head coaching gig when RR left. There is just no evidence that says Casteel was coming if he got more money - none.
What DID happen was that Holgo forced out Casteel : up until a week before Casteel left for Arizona (took a paycut to goto Arizona, actually) he said that he "wanted to come back to WVU."
All this talk that if we just ponied up a few thousand extra dollars we would have Casteel and be winning championships is just bullshit, and it ignores the fact that RR still hired a really fuckin shitty coach in Greg Robinson. There is one reason why RR isnt here today and thats his stupid defense - nothing to do with money, Lloyd Carr, factions, his offense, anything. He hired Greg, he forced him to run a 3-3-5 with no experience, and Michigan tanked. End of story.
But by all means, lets keep re-writing history. Everyone wanted him gone - yes, even Brian.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||so||
after scouring all coaching avenues for literally every feasable name, we're left with basically harbaugh, miles, and mullen. one may never leave the NFL, another is getting old and may never leave LSU, and the third was on the hot seat at Miss. St and was a giant MEH coach up until two weeks ago...
...this seems like it may not end well.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I wonder||
how the shittiness of this list changes the equation re firing Hoke. If he can somehow salvage this season (big *if* caveats apply), does a new AD take a look at the potential coaching candidates and say "fuggit - I'm not risking MY ass on these guys."
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Unrelated||
but why isn't he on Wtka's "off the field" sunday show? I like Jaime Morris but his program isn't the same without JUB
|8 weeks 1 hour ago||How about those||
homer refs on that fumble call - amirite. Those refs really screwing ARIZONA tonight.
|8 weeks 2 hours ago||According to who -||
Because according to the NCAA's stats, Michigan gave up 4.93 yards per play and 320 yards per game while Arizona gave up 5.98 yards per play and nearly 500 yards a game.
|8 weeks 3 hours ago||This type||
of comment is just stupid and selective. You're watching the game - did you ignore the stat that arizona was something like #90 in yards allowed per game? They played defense for one quarter Jesus that doesn't erase the three years of embarrassment here
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||When did||
the national media become the arbiter of reasonable and sound opinions?
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||Then what is he talking about?||
The concussion or the ankle injury. People play on bum ankles all the damn time - the outrage is over the concussion, which at the point that Shane came back into the game is so clearly not about reps (or desperation to get reps, if what you imply is correct).
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||What does that have to do with the concussion incident?||
Getting reps for Shane at that point is clearly not a factor - Morris was coming in for one play to hand off so DG could get back into the game.
Knowing what I know about the MSM media, this Schnell guy probably had no context of the game, saw the headlines "Hoke Leaves Starter QB in Game Despite Concussion," and sounded off.