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|1 week 5 days 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.
|1 week 5 days 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.
|1 week 5 days 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.
|1 week 5 days 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.
|1 week 5 days 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.
|1 week 6 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."
|2 weeks 3 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
|2 weeks 4 days ago||How about those||
homer refs on that fumble call - amirite. Those refs really screwing ARIZONA tonight.
|2 weeks 4 days 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.
|2 weeks 4 days 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
|2 weeks 4 days ago||When did||
the national media become the arbiter of reasonable and sound opinions?
|2 weeks 4 days 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).
|2 weeks 4 days 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.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||What?||
What is "Schnell" getting at with this quote:
I’m not going to accuse a coach of knowingly putting a player in danger, but I will say this: People in charge do some desperate things when they think they’re close to losing their jobs.
I don't get this at all? Is he suggesting Hoke left Shane in the game because he was desperate for a win, and Shane presented the best option to do so (regardless of whether he was injured)? Because that's what it seems like, and if so, the author has no idea what the hell he is talking about.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I agree with some of this||
Not sure how Paul Schmidt has avoided any criticism thus far. He spoke to Shane when he came off the field - a concussion isn't like cancer, there are visible symptoms that should be obvious to a trainer with three decades of experience.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Meh||
Sam is a professional in every sense of the word. He is measured, reasonable, and avoids HOTTAKES. His opinion may be in the minority on this blog, but I think that reflects more on the people here as opposed to Sam just wanting to "toe the company line."
|2 weeks 5 days ago||He ends it||
by saying that he supports Hoke.
"My man Brady I stand by you...and the real OGs, the real Michigan people, we riding with you."
Sam Webb then says "well stated."
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Assuming||
both Hoke and DB are fired, how are their buyouts going to affect us dumping piles of cash in Harbaugh's driveway?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||He has||
no head coaching experience, and apart from one year at Florida in 2010, hasn't been in the college ranks for over a decade.
Not saying I hate the choice, but there are giant questions with this one.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||And||
we've come full circle.
We're in the bizarro RR years, where defense is good and the offense is comically bad; now its the fans hate the coach and the ex-players support him. Seems to me the Athletic Department isnt the only thing broken these days...
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I agree with this||
RR is not responsible for the actions of this team some 4 years after his firing and I'm not sure why he is even being brought into this.
But for the record, I think it is being brought up because Brian has referenced the RR/Denard concssion incident a few times to suggest that he (RR) cared for his players more so than Hoke.
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||But he was checked out||
there are pictures of him talking to the trainer...
Now it's entirely possible a trainer of three decades couldn't tell that a kid was visibly knocked out and ignored a potential head injury but... That doesn't seem likely.
And let's not pretend that there has never been a violent hit where the person is fine afterwards. Conversely, there are plenty of innocuous hits that knock people out. My point is we can sit here all we want and watch the hit on a replay gif and make arm chair determinations that Shane was knocked out cold... Or we could think that a medical professional with decades of experience could talk to Shane and Adequately perform their job.
|3 weeks 12 hours ago||In response||
tp the OP's question:
Mark Dantonio literally played someone who died on the field and justified it by saying he had the "wind knocked out of him." And, on top of that, recruiting improved at State.
Where was the indignation over that? Oh right, there wasn't because MD was winning games.
Link? Link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AZsok00Pio
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||THIS IS NOT MICHIGAN||
We gotta stop living in the past.....except when we need to bring up RR in every debate about our current staff.
While we're on the topic of past discussions on head injuries, anyone going to bring up Hoke leaving out Lewan the entire second half at PSU last year? If RR taking Denard out of a game is a fair discussion point (apart from mentioning it above, Brian tweeted about this after the Minny game), then we should also acknowledge Hoke's history on the matter as well. (If I remember correctly, Desmond Morgan was also left out of the Iowa game because of a potential head injury).
Anyways, I am going to go out on a limb and say this whole concussion thing wouldn't be an issue if Hoke is coming off a BCS bowl season and is sitting in the top #10 at 5-0. But he's not, so now everything becomes a fireable offense.
At this point, Hoke's coaching record is not defendable, but I am also not sitting here thinking hes a danger to his team, especially given his past record on players with head injuries.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||In retrospect||
how lucky are we NOT to be playing MSU or OSU at home? Those games could have been 75% MSU/OSU fans....
|3 weeks 6 days ago||May also||
be worth mentioning that Miss St was one Hail Mary away from blowing an 18 point lead with just over 2 minutes to play. Granted - they won the game - but there was enough derp in a signature win to give pause.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||That's me!||
I am such an internet tough guy.
And I guess I missed the memo that stipulated the amount of "standing one has to comment" on a program is directly related to the amount of money donated. We should note that on the blog so I can make sure in the future to avoid any comments made by the proletariat.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Re Dan Mullen||
He was also something like 2-21 against teams ranked in the top 25 before saturday night. And Miss St. blogs were openly debating whether or not he should be fired after last year. The fact that his name is cropping up as a possible replacement seems to be overexcitement to the fact that his team just beat LSU
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Oh Good||
So now we're crediting RR with a 12-1 season that year.
I said this in another thread about people like you: but if you hate Michigan so much, why the fuck do you even watch? And not just watch, but you get so bothered that you feel the need to post 12,257 (give or take) times on a Michigan blog? If you love RR, just root for Arizona.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Give it a rest||
RR wasn't here for what would have been his fourth year. That 11-2 record doesn't count for him; it does not compare at all to Harbaugh's fourth year.