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|49 min 45 sec ago||Reinforces your pessimism?||
Reinforces your pessimism? This post says Michigan is going to get killed.
I'd hate to see you during the Cooper years.
|2 hours 3 min ago||Happy FTF! (Flight Tracker||
(Flight Tracker Friday)
|1 day 8 hours ago||I pos'd you just||
I pos'd you just for Ermahgardner alone.
|1 day 8 hours ago||I can handle him on other||
I can deal with him on other broadcasts, but I hate having to listen to him on Michgian - Ohio State broadcasts, especially when we are losing.
I can really do without the condescending lectures and thinly veiled gloating this year. We already know.
|1 day 8 hours ago||There's more Ohio State guys||
There's more Ohio State guys reading this thread than Michigan guys.
Makes sense, they're the only ones interested.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Yes, we can't win this game,||
Yes, we can't win this game, Ohio State has to lose it.
The style-points thing works to our advantage. It happens with some frequency where teams needing a big win tighten up when the game is still close in the second half. They go into outright panic mode when it's still close in the fourth quarter. Which leads to over-pressing and mistakes. Which can lead to a loss.
|1 day 10 hours ago||I once saw Bo at a pep rally||
I once saw Bo at a pep rally (the one they had the night before the "wave" was first introduced at Michigan stadium). I'm totally linked to the program, hire me.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Exactly. All he can do is||
Exactly. All he can do is make it possible for Harbaugh to come if Harbaugh has already decided he would like to come.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Huh? Lot's of people bitched||
Huh? Lot's of people bitched that he was just a Princeton "system" guy who could not recruit and the only reason he was chosen was that he was a safe hire that whould not bring shame to the program. Maybe he could make a Sweet Sixteen now and then, but that was not the top priority.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Neither am I. I'll do the||
Neither am I. I'll do the job for half price.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Thank you. There's zero due||
There's zero due diligence in these search processes. Just next crony up. The only qualification necessary seems to be that you rode the bench for Bo once.
|1 day 11 hours ago||The key point is "best||
The key point is "best available".
If you think that signifcant business experience is key to running an AD at Michigan, then where's the process to find the "best available" business guy?
What we have now is a guy who got the position by default, inertia, and nepotism. If he's really the best guy by some chance, let him demonstrate it by coming out on top after a true exhaustive AD search process.
|1 day 11 hours ago||I'm with you on this. Given||
I'm with you on this.
Given what we just went through, why would you not go out of your way a little bit to make it look like you are not about to do it all over again?
They just need to issue one simple statement: "The AD is an improtant position and there will be a search process that will choose the best person possible. This will not happen in 30 days, but it will happen."
And then, you know, actually mean it.
|1 day 11 hours ago||UM is making it seem like||
UM is making it seem like hiring an AD requires the expertise of sending a man to the moon.
And we'll go to all that trouble and still send a monkey.
|1 day 11 hours ago||It makes sense and is totally||
It makes sense and is totally reasonable.
Which is why you can't assume it given our track record.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Wasn't he Brandon's hire? Or||
Wasn't he Brandon's hire? Or at least somone Brandon liked and kept on even after he broomed out a ton of other people?
It does not make him Brandon 2.0, but clearly he and Brandon were on the same page as to what they wanted to do with the AD.
Not exactly a fresh start.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Give the guy a chance before||
Give the guy a chance before talking shit
Why in the world are we leaving it up to chance? Especially when we can find qualified candidates that have actually, you know, done this before.
"I need brain surgery"
"We're going to have Jim from hospital administration do the operation."
"Is he a qualified brain surgeon?"
"No he's from finance. But he's really smart and he's good at building things with his hands. You have to be really smart and good with your hands to be a brain surgeon, so we think he'll be a great fit."
"No fucking way."
"Give the guy a chance before talking shit."
|1 day 11 hours ago||I hope this as well. And it||
I hope this as well. And it could be true.
The problem with Michigan is that it could be equally true that they are about to bungle another important hire for no good reason at all.
Given our track record, you have no idea which one it is.
All you can do is cross your fingers and hope that the golfing buddy they picked from first-class realy knows how to fly the plane.
|1 day 11 hours ago||This hits the nail on the||
This hits the nail on the head. Hackett is another Hoke hire. Not the best guy for the job, but the guy who got the job by default, inertia, and nepotism.
It's fine if he's a true "interim" guy. Even if you define interim as a number of months. But now we're getting the feedback that it's not interim at all, and perhaps never was.
If this guy is the AD next year at this time, it needs to be because there was a true exhaustive AD search process, and he won it. But you know that won't be the case.
So we'll be stuck with another Hoke hire. We may get lucky and it may work out. But relying on luck given our track record is delusional.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Anyone who keeps calling||
Anyone who keeps calling Michigan athletics "product" is not opposite of Dave Brandon enough for me. And I have an MBA.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Hackett = end of Time Sink.||
Hackett = end of Time Sink.
|1 day 12 hours ago||We've become the GM of||
We've become the GM of universities.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Yes it does.||
Yes it does.
|1 day 12 hours ago||How do we know they really||
How do we know they really offered?
|1 day 15 hours ago||Harpoon Hackett||
|1 day 15 hours ago||I think he means among||
I think he means among coaches.
|1 day 17 hours ago||We are more like LSU or||
We are more like LSU or Auburn are in football. Not the tippy top, but certainly elite.
|1 day 17 hours ago||RR found us, actually. He||
RR found us, actually. He was not on our radar as a serious candidate until he made himself available to us.
It may happen again. Somebody not on our radar may contact us out of the blue and express an interest in the job they now know is open.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Yes. If Harbauh wants to||
Yes. If Harbauh wants to come here, he's already made that decision and discussions are underway on logistics. He still may not come because they can't work out an agreement, but nobody is waiting until January to decide things. January is for announcing things.
|1 day 17 hours ago||But those 10 wins are not||
But those 10 wins are not against OSU and MSU and he's not winning Big Ten Chapionships. That's expected here.
RR may not beat ASU regularly nor win the Pac12 South, and they'll still keep him around at AZ.
Not the case here. We're not happy being top 25 and beating the mid-pack conference teams. Not when Michigan State Michigan State is winning Big Ten Championships and Ohio State is running amok unchecked through the Big Ten. If they can do it, we expect to do it.