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|1 hour 31 sec ago||You've never met . . . um,||
You've never met . . . um, never mind.
|1 hour 1 min ago||TWSS.||
|1 hour 32 min ago||The Ohio State game that year||
The Ohio State game that year was just as bad.
|1 hour 39 min ago||All these things were true||
All these things were true last year too and it came down to a 2 point conversion.
|1 hour 43 min ago||Said every Michigan fan since||
Said every Michigan fan since 1935.
|1 hour 45 min ago||He rambles incoherently, but||
He rambles incoherently, but the dude would look totally BAD ASS with a black eye patch.
This needs to happen before the next presser.
Then we'll see who has the guts to ask him irrelevant questions.
|1 hour 51 min ago||And the gold pinky ring.||
And the gold pinky ring.
|1 hour 54 min ago||He's perfectly comfortable.||
He's perfectly comfortable. He intended to give no meaningful information at this time, and that's what he did.
|1 hour 56 min ago||This is exactly what will||
This is exactly what will happen, within a day or two of the Ohio State game.
Then there will be all kinds of statements about search commitees and processes and that there can be no meaningful comments until that all plays out. Meanwhile, they will have already interviewed, negotiated, and selected the next head coach by Christmas.
That's just how these things work.
|2 hours 4 min ago||He's the kind of guy that if||
He's the kind of guy that if he were a back-alley pimp, he would still refer to what he's selling as a "product". It's creepy.
|2 hours 12 min ago||I am from the corporate world||
I am from the corporate world and I still could not understand it without closely re-reading it. He used an awful lot of words to say very little. Not what we need in an AD.
Brandon was an ass, but at least he was clear about it.
Can't they have these CEO guys on the side somewhere as financial advisors without them actually trying to run the AD?
|2 hours 18 min ago||He's being polite. In the||
He's being polite.
In the corporate buzzword-speak world he's from, coupled with the academic double-speak world he's jumped into, he's practically screaming from the rooftops: "THIS GUY IS SO OUT OF HERE YOUR HEAD WILL SPIN AROUND IN CIRCLES WHEN HE LEAVES."
And this was before the Maryland loss.
|5 hours 48 min ago||Fuck the NFL.||
Fuck the NFL.
I care about Michigan.
|5 hours 50 min ago||As we watch urban Meyer take||
As we watch urban Meyer take one on the chin with the loss of miller and then losing to Va tech then to just continue to get better and players progress with each game it really magnifies Hokes shortcomings
We don't like to give Meyer credit because he's at Ohio Stata, but what he and his staff did down there this year is phenomenal. You could never see Hoke and company doing that. They need everything to be perfect and they still struggle.
|5 hours 55 min ago||. . . perhaps we don't need||
. . . perhaps we don't need to get warm fuzzies from our coach. Hoke is great guy and a good mentor for young men. He's not the unforgiving, relentless, tough SOB you will often find at the head of a winner
This is true. There is a lot of revisionist history about what a great guy Bo was, because time does that. But in his prime, Bo was a prick. There were no warm and fuzzies with Bo. Yet the man was very successful and developed men of character for the future.
I worked with a guy that played for Bo. He said Bo was the meanest son of a bitch he ever met. Bo would grab facemasks and shove players. Stuff you can't do today. It was a different era.
But even today, an elite D1 coach can't just be your buddy. He needs some prick in him. Like Saban and Dantonio and Meyer have.
And Jim Harbaugh.
|8 hours 29 sec ago||That's true. And it's one of||
That's true. And it's one of the reasons he will be fired. But at least he recognized that his D was not prepared for the up tempo and called a judicious time out to address it. I don't blame him for that. It was the right thing to do given the situation.
|8 hours 4 min ago||Right now the comparison is||
Right now the comparison is between Hoke and a mystery black-box Coach X. No kid is going to commit to that (or stay committed to that).
But when we get an actual coach, it will repair fast. It does not even have to be a Harbaugh or Miles. Look at how well O'Brien and Franklin, not exactly big-name college coaches, were able to recruit at the toxic landfill that was Penn State at the time.
|8 hours 8 min ago||At least hire him for the||
At least hire him for the Ohio State game.
|8 hours 9 min ago||Wow, he created a story . . .||
Wow, he created a story . . . .out of his own story. And absolutely nothing else. No sources. No statements by anybody. Not even any rumors. Just his own thoughts.
This is the new thing now. You think out loud "Bob Stoops should consider Michigan or Florida so as not to get stale" and then you report on it as if it were an actual story "Bob Stoops in play?"
All within the same article.
Saves a lot of time and money on actual reporting. And nobody seems to care.
|8 hours 23 min ago||It's more that just logo||
It's more that just logo placement.
Colors that don't match, jerseys that rip during actual competition, dressing us in clown uniformz, those kind of things do matter.
|8 hours 26 min ago||Yes. It's time to stop||
Yes. It's time to stop sacfificing every standard we have so that we can scrape the last dime off the table.
We are done selling off everything to the highest bidder.
|8 hours 41 min ago||Can we rent Al Borges for a||
Can we rent Al Borges for a week?
I'm only half joking.
This is the kind of thing he was good at, where you could tell him "quit fucking around, Al, and just go out there and win the game", and he could focus on play-calling for one game only, with no philosophy or grand strategy to worry about.
|12 hours 8 min ago||Hard to write but||
Hard to write but well-written, bronxblue.
|12 hours 28 min ago||In fairness, he took that||
In fairness, he took that particular timeout while on Defense. The way coaches do in Basketball to stop a run.
I thought it was a good move to make. The D was getting chewed up by the Maryland shift to tempo, and needed to re-set.
You can blame Hoke for lots of things (all moot now), but not that particular timeout.
|12 hours 33 min ago||Only one more to go. I'm sure||
Only one more to go.
I'm sure it will be a thing of beauty.
|12 hours 39 min ago||And so it ends . . . not with||
And so it ends . . . not with a bang but with a whimper.
We aren't even a tire fire any more. We're just the cold, dead, stench-filled ash heap of what used to be a tire fire.
|12 hours 54 min ago||In the SEC, Jesus would have||
In the SEC, Jesus would have been third.
|12 hours 56 min ago||But he can't play D1 QB, so||
But he can't play D1 QB, so he must be a failure in life.
|13 hours 39 min ago||DO NOT EVER call them "that||
DO NOT EVER call them "that school down south", under any circumstances.
That would just be a pathetic rip off of a lame rip off of Woody Hayes' lame schtick.
|13 hours 49 min ago||Yes, could you imagine if||
Yes, could you imagine if Desmond and Charles were never allowed to establish their own legendary numbers from the beginning? What if they were #87 and #48, numbers that had already had identities before them? And then those numbers go back in the legends pile for the next time around.