Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
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|1 year 23 weeks ago||Winning is a hell of a lot||
Winning is a hell of a lot easier when your best recruits aren't wondering if their prospective head coach's job is in jeopardy.
Which, in the case of Hoke, it is not. We know this be irrefutably true.
Although one might get the idea that it is when one sees speculative user-generated posts on fan sites masquerading as serious discourse. Wins are not the sole criteria for success in college football, especially when you are in the third-year of a program reset.
Seriously, we need to stop doing this before we turn into Notre Dame.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Brady Hoke||
never said that
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Everything dies||
and that's a fact
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I want you all to know||
I was recently in Chicagotown and I spoke with our Dear Friend and can report that rumors of his demise are greatly exaggerated. Here he is explaining to Miguel Cabrera why Mike Trout is the real MVP
|1 year 34 weeks ago||This is the subject of the||
This is the subject of the next John U Bacon book
|1 year 34 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Banana pudding||
|1 year 34 weeks ago||He should wear a headset||
He should wear a headset though
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Agreed||
I think turnovers are killer for any football team. You don't have to be the one Brady Hoke to understand that.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Needs more snark||
Needs more snark
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Getting Dave Brandon wrong is||
Getting Dave Brandon wrong is fast becoming your legacy. You continually overstate or misrepresent Brandon's influence on the changing superstructure of collegiate athletics, and fail to recognize that his responsibility (and really, the only thing he can tangibly direct) is to ensure Michigan's continued success within that environment. In this regard we could not ask for a better athletic director in this current context.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||This is||
some navel-gazing crap
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Brian, you have done a useful||
Brian, you have done a useful public service. Thank you, long live Punt-Counterpunt
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Bob||
Chappuis: Think Harmon, Oosterbaan, Kramer, Leach, Carter, Howard, Woodson. RIP
|2 years 49 weeks ago||What I mean is||
he loves himself and hates everyone else
|2 years 49 weeks ago||I've never thought Morrissey||
I've never thought Morrissey was self-loathing. Quite the opposite, actually.
|3 years 4 days ago||Very interesting||
Woodson gives some very candid remarks about his post-football life. Good article. Thanks for sharing #GoBlue #freep
|3 years 4 weeks ago||This isn't a Dave Brandon thing||
This costs a lot of money.
Ohio sent their band to Austin thanks to a massive private donation. So it's not feasible for the Athletic Department.
So we are you so mad at Dave Brandon? The band will be at Notre Dame and Columbus. Get back on the meds.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||We'll take 2 LBs||
unless we take 3, and even then, still 2 plus another.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Where is he||
|3 years 12 weeks ago||The purpose||
is to see who wins
|3 years 12 weeks ago||This Is Michigan||
|3 years 16 weeks ago||The beautiful thing is||
we don't have to pick Trey Burke, Trey Burke picked us.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||DarBOh is a tremendous||
DarBOh is a tremendous michigan name
|3 years 19 weeks ago||I like||
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Probably||
wanted to rap about last night's 'Glee'. Christmas special and all that
|3 years 29 weeks ago||This is a pointless debate.||
This is a pointless debate. Rich Rod was fired, there was no lame duck period.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Completely agree||
It is almost certain that as a recruiter Carr sold elite prospects such as Ryan Mallett and Justin Boren on Michigan being a vehicle for them to realize their NFL ambitions. They were signing up for a pro-style program, one which was dismantled with the hiring of Rodriguez and the implementation of the spread offense. This is not what those kids signed up for-- so why is such an unforgivable crime that Carr would not impede their departure?
And as I recall, no one transferred before January 2nd, when Carr officially stepped down and thereby relinquished the authority to sign transfer papers.
So his sin in this matter is... giving reasonable career advice?
One further note: can we not invoke Bo? Bo is dead, and what a worthless exercise it is to assert how he would have responded to the transition (besides, we all know if Bo were alive Miles would have ended up the coach after Bo forced he and Carr to reconcile).
Lest we forget, Bo and Lloyd had a decades-spanning working relationship which evolved into a deep, personal friendship. To speculate on their contrasting office-politics is really reckless, and probably offensive to each man.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Agreed||
on all three. Tremendous post, no question.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||The expectation is to win the||
The expectation is to win the Big Ten Championship.
If we fail, if we don't do that, then we need to get it right.
We need to reload. We need to work harder. We need to compete harder. We need to get after it with a sense of urgency.