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|6 hours 52 min ago||Buy Quick Lane Bowl tickets,||
Buy Quick Lane Bowl tickets, I guess.
|7 hours 15 min ago||The medical people make the||
The medical people make the evaluation as to whether the player can go IN the game. There is nothing stopping the coach from taking him OUT of the game. Hoke seems to miss that point.
|14 hours 9 min ago||It doesn't mean no more NFL||
It doesn't mean no more NFL blackouts. It just means the FCC is going to stop requiring them to. They're still allowed to.
|14 hours 33 min ago||In addition, that's quite a||
Way ahead of you, says the ACC:
I'd expect that the conferences aren't working in a vacuum (that is, they pretty much know what the others have been talking about), and that this isn't a gauntlet throw to the other conferences so much as a "we're totally united about this you guys" kind of message.
|16 hours 28 min ago||Man, Up wasn't that bad. No,||
Man, Up wasn't that bad. No, I even take that back, Up was pretty good. It's no Out of Time but it's completely way better than Monster.
|18 hours 30 min ago||Do you expect the Michigan||
Do you expect the Michigan admin to do literally nothing about finding a new coach until the old one is officially fired?
|22 hours 56 min ago||Ironic that he railroaded the||
Ironic that he railroaded the old guard out of the offices and refused to consider anything but the old guard as the football coach. Sure sounds like the other way round would've been a lot smarter.
|1 day 11 hours ago||I'm perfectly willing to||
I'm perfectly willing to admit that guys like Todd Howard have experiences and perspective that we don't. And that they're very likely to know the people personally that we heap criticism on.
But it might behoove Todd Howard to remember that most of us have experiences and perspective that he doesn't, prominent among them being that we spend money (which we also happen to work hard to get) to follow these teams of ours. Todd Howard may be best buds with Hoke, and it'd be understandable to see the criticism get under his skin - but I also bet he's never paid a dime to see what the rest of us have to shell out for.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Can't take credit for this||
Can't take credit for this line, and can't even remember where I saw it, but: I don't need to be a good cook to know when I'm being served lousy food.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Louisville had a lot of help||
Louisville had a lot of help getting into the ACC in the form of the ACC's football-minded side (FSU, Clemson, etc.) when it looked like the Tobacco Roadies were leaning toward UConn.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Brandon was front and center||
Brandon was front and center during the stretching thing because he could project an image of coming in and saving the day. Now that it's happening under his own watch, he can't do that, and thus the most self-aggrandizing thing he can do is run and hide.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Why is there even a||
Why is there even a brain-injury caucus?
|1 day 16 hours ago||I think it has received the||
I think it has received the appropriate level of coverage. It's not as if the 24/7 news cycle is obsessed with it a la Sandusky. The Gholston thing should've received more coverage. But then, nobody really cares about State.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Ai yi yi. The effort is||
Ai yi yi. The effort is appreciated but this goes to show the wisdom of Mark Twain in writing, "I apologize for sending you such a long letter but I didn't have time to write a shorter one."
Honestly, if I were Schliss reading this email, I'd skim for two seconds and go "ok, wants Brandon fired", hit delete and move on.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Nuss isn't totally out of the||
Nuss isn't totally out of the woods in culpability, but at least people can easily pick out something Nuss had to think about, which is call plays. If Nuss was trying to get Shane to fall over, and Shane wouldn't, then his thought process goes like, ok, I can't do anything about that and I have a job to do before the clock runs out. The reason I point at mainly at Hoke - besides the fact that he's in charge - is that he's not in communication with either of his coordinators and he's not calling plays, so what exactly is he doing?
|2 days 6 hours ago||He took Spaziani's 2-10||
He took Spaziani's 2-10 Boston College team and went bowling in his very first year. This year he steamrolled USC. What about that is so bad?
|2 days 8 hours ago||I dunno, I think going AWOL||
I dunno, I think going AWOL during a media firestorm is exactly what I'd expect out of an arrogant guy like DB. Arrogant people do not like to be confronted with evidence that they might not be all that and a bag of chips. Brandon had no problem being front and center during the stretching firestorm because he could feel like the guy sailing in to save the day.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Let me ask you a question.||
Let me ask you a question. Suppose during a football game a player falls awkwardly on his neck and stops moving. If the training staff comes out and immobilizes his head and neck, and it turns out later he didn't break his neck at all, were they wrong to do so?
If he lays on the ground not moving, and the trainers come out, pick him up, and carry him off, without any of those precautions, they'll be fired. Even if it turns out later the guy didn't break his neck at all.
The fact that you don't get this disqualifies you from the discussion.
|2 days 11 hours ago||I'll tell you what. I trust||
I'll tell you what. I trust Bacon. But Coachingsearch isn't a hack website, and Roussel has earned a pretty fair level of trust himself. I don't think these two things are mutually exclusive, not in this world of microscopically parsed statements and painstakingly crafted PR releases.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Frankly, coaching like it's||
Frankly, coaching like it's 30 years ago is precisely Hoke's problem. Bo's philosophy was that he just had to teach the fundamentals better than everyone else, keep his guys in the right frame of mind, fix things just by putting "emphasis" on them, and everything would be great. You didn't need a playbook; if you wanted to run the ball you just had to want to do it more than the other team wanted to stop you. And it worked back then because coaching, recruiting, and S&C weren't all billion-dollar industries.
Hoke still thinks you can win by coaching that way. That's why he's always talking about "we're gonna get back to work, we just need to execute better" etc. etc. I think he genuinely believes it.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Hired Steve Addazio. Not a||
Hired Steve Addazio. Not a bad start.
|2 days 11 hours ago||I don't blame you one bit.||
I don't blame you one bit.
|2 days 12 hours ago||The theory I'm subscribing to||
The theory I'm subscribing to right now is that Brandon fancies himself very politically savvy, and is front and center when he thinks it's expedient for him to do so, and stays as far from the limelight as he can when that's expedient instead.
|2 days 12 hours ago||It's amazing how bad you get||
It's amazing how bad you get at answering questions clearly when you spend your whole career answering them with non-answers. Responding to constant pestering about Morgan's arm injury with stonewalling is fine. Responding to a concussion shitstorm with the same smokescreen and getting defensive about having to let down your guard for just one answer - not so fine.
|2 days 13 hours ago||I was about to go guns||
I was about to go guns blazing over the same thing, but the truth is targeting can simply mean leading with the crown of the helmet and hitting any body part at all. Better to be airtight in one's criticisms.
|2 days 13 hours ago||And lo, the crowd did turn||
And lo, the crowd did turn upon the heretic Don, and smote him for blasphemy and treason, saying, "Let his name and his kin be removed from the annals of history," and his head was placed upon a pike, as a warning to those who would forget the words of the prophets, who long ago said, "Do not give Brandon any ideas, dammit." And thus did Don's avatar come to be a skull with a Michigan hat, for this was all that remained of the blasphemer.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Got the name of the blog||
Got the name of the blog wrong, though.
But the answer to the question: either DB and Hoke are totally on the same page, or Hoke just told a fib so he wouldn't have to answer a zillion follow-up questions about what they discussed.
|2 days 14 hours ago||And verily there was much||
And verily there was much bitching anyway, and shall be again, for the MGoPeople are fickle and know not tranquility, and a sea of torches and pitchforks didst cover the land.
|2 days 15 hours ago||That's what I thought because||
That's what I thought because I could've sworn I saw earlier where you argued for it being a headshot. But the ol' detector kept coming back with "reply hazy, try again later."
|2 days 15 hours ago||You'll have to excuse my||
You'll have to excuse my sarcasm detector, and I don't mean to come off snarky and rude myself, but.....truthfully, not sure if serious. The very still of the second GIF has Cockran's helmet well above Morris's jersey collar and right underneath his jaw. There's even a part of his maroon helmet which isn't visible because Morris's jaw is hiding it. I cannot fathom how that is anything but a hit to the head and neck.