Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
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|12 weeks 2 days ago||Jake? From State Farm?||
|1 year 35 weeks ago||My thoughts on BOTH teams...||
My thoughts on BOTH teams...
|2 years 14 weeks ago||LOVE IT||
Hopefully we can replace a few of the banners, too!
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Just playing devil's advocate, but...||
...who's to say Burke would be this good without the experience he gained being "forced" to play after Morris left? He would've gotten a year of learning the offense behind Morris, but doing beats watching 9 times out of 10.
Just my 2¢.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Bert > Fiddy.||
Bert > Fiddy.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Pshhht||
|2 years 42 weeks ago||"F*** Florida State"||
I went to that FSU game with my dad (I was 11 at the time)... On the walk back to the car after the game, Dad bought a "F*** Florida State" shirt from a street vendor, which didn't please my mom upon our return home. I think he ended up giving it to one of his co-workers the next Monday. Wish I still had it, though.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||I'm with you||
Can't we get a "tutor" to follow these asses around and be the DD or hood-slide-acrosser guy? JEEEEZ.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||What would you do for Gerald||
What would you do for Gerald Ford's?
|3 years 8 weeks ago||DO IT!||
Personally, I love the idea of lining Gardner up at WR. Not only would it keep him involved & loose should Denard get dinged, it puts another playmaker on the field. With his athleticism and grasp of the offense already, you'd think he'd be ready to go right away (with some minor position coaching). Why have him just burning eligibility on the bench?
The odds of both Denard & Gardner being hurt at the same time is a situation I'd be willing to roll the dice on.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Keep Calm||
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Happy trails...||
Happy trails Tim! Thanks for all the hours you logged here. Much appreciated.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Too Bad||
Too bad Fred Jackson isn't right all the time.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||The "filed under" categories||
The "filed under" categories are (most times) hiliarious... I always get a chuckle outta them. (FYI)
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Agreed||
It would've been interesting to see what would've happened had we just hired a new DC and seen what RichRod could've done with another year... Cuz damn. The offense was working & would've been even better this year.
Without Hoke, though, I doubt we would've gotten a DC at Mattison-level. So... there's that.
I am excited about the future, though, because I think if we're going to be the defensive team it looks like we'll be 3-4 years down the road, the offensive playmakers will follow. Kids just want to win, and defense is a huge part of that (obviously).
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Yep...||
...comment #7 on Hill's article pretty much sums it up: http://ht.ly/4fWvW
|4 years 10 weeks ago||I know...||
I know C-Webb could smooth some things over right now by owning up to everything that happened, but I don't see it happening. His non-admission has gone on too long and the rift between him and the school is too large now. I hope I'm wrong, though... When the sactions are overwith and he can associate with UM again, I hope they have a big reunion together & can just be the group of brothers they started out as.
I wish he'd just told the truth about it all back when Jalen did -- things would've been a lot different.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||Agreed||
Agreed. Honestly, when the search started, I was hoping for another year of Rodriguez with a different DC if we couldn't get Harbaugh. RichRod's offense with even an AVERAGE defense? That sounded pretty good. But the more I hear about Hoke & the level of acceptance he's already receiving here, the more I think this might not be so bad. Rodriguez, even if he'd won, wouldn't have been "one of the guys," which proved cancerous from the beginning. Hoke's hire has already seemed to bring everyone back together somewhat -- shifting the team from "us against the world (past players included)" to being a big Michigan family again.
RichRod may have had a higher ceiling (now we'll never know), but a little stability across the program feels pretty nice for a change.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||Hoke's overall W-L record,||
Hoke's overall W-L record, for me, matters less than his records in the years before he "stepped up" to different programs. He (1) started with lesser teams/talent, (2) built them up, (3) got noticed & (4) moved on. But at UM, if logic serves, he's (1) inheriting talent that he could only dream about at BSU/SDSU, (2) should be able to improve the D (build the team), (3) get noticed, and then (4) NOT GO ANYWHERE. If it works out, that sounds pretty good, no?
With Harbaugh, it would've been 1-3 and then GTFO.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||Yes.||
I was trying to place it.... So thank you.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Agree||
I tend to agree.... Miles, while his O might be a better fit to our current situation than Hoke's, is still a wack-o with lots of baggage. Baggage doesn't bode well in A2. I'll pass.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||I don't care||
I don't care if he just had a heart attack, I hate Dantonio. He's an arrogant bastard.
Now that that's out of the way...
I think the score made things look worse than they were. Yes, our defense has work to do and yes, MSU played better today.... But one of the reasons we're always in the game (and why he wasn't taken out -- even after 3 picks) is because Denard can get us points QUICK. Yeah, today he maybe forced things a little bit and it hurt us. But after what he's done so far this year, I don't know how people can get on here & talk about him being benched for "struggling" going forward. He's still lightning in a bottle, man. A little more touch on his passes in the redzone and it would've been a different story today.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Fitz||
Fitz Toussaint just can't seem to stay free of the injury bug, can he? Hope that's not his legacy going forward.... I'd like to see more big runs out of him like the one from the BG game (even though he got caught from behind).
|4 years 35 weeks ago||No words...||
|4 years 37 weeks ago||¡Gracias!||
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Googely Moogely||
That highlight video is just nasty. HR-run after HR-run. He's got long strides like dear ol' dad.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||I've seen a couple different instances||
I've seen a couple different instances where the lack of the wings on the helmet was misinterpreted by reporters with no clue. Like Tate and the others would take them off themselves just to be diva-licious? Think it over, folks.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||I'm sure||
I'm sure the D was told not to clock the QBs. Wouldn't surprise me if Van Slyke eased up there since he was so close to the goal line anyway.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||You gotta||
You gotta think Gardner will get a RS, with Tate/Denard seemingly the guys at QB. Can't think of a situation where DG would be needed over the other two at this stage in the game. I'd hate to waste a year of his eligibility just so he can play a few snaps -- I'd rather he redshirt, and be on the sidelines ready to go if one of the other two got nicked*.
*Knock on wood.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||I was wondering||
I was wondering how long it would take to see a jab at the background pastries in the photo. Not. Long.