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|1 hour 8 min ago||I'd like them to keep it solidly in their mind||
that students, alumni, and fans are stakeholders too, and TRADITION is important - even to students.
|1 hour 14 min ago||And it would have||
in December 2010 or January 2011 as well.
Why - finally a proven reason to believe we are headed in the right direction.
|3 hours 25 min ago||Brady, did you read the Offensive UFR for Penn State?||
Pass Pro was pretty OK. Run blocking sucked the big one. Why would we think we are a team that runs the football?
|3 hours 37 min ago||That season was so painful||
especially watching poor one armed Henne. Ugh - the OSU game ... I felt like I was depressed and dying.
Now I realize we hadn't even scratched the surface of football despair.
|22 hours 36 min ago||Is that you Dave?||
Or are you just a staffer for Dave doing a little market research?
|2 days 4 hours ago||Frankly, I am worried Gardner will survive||
against State, at least in any serviceable form for the rest of the season.
|4 days 5 hours ago||On the film sessions||
Everyone here tell me, that if they were Michigan's AD they wouldn't be hanging around football like a kid in a candy store ....
Personally, I am a manage by walking around type, and since one of the main reasons we hired Dave Brandon was to figure out what's going wrong in football and fix it, it makes sense to me that he has spent time personally finding out what is going on in football. Even if it didn't need fixing, if that is your management style, and football is the # sport, you would spend more of your time understanding that than say women's rowing.
As for film sessions - the coaches have been under fire for a year now - and before that occasionally pitched some stinkers. I would want the perspective of what went wrong from the film sessions. So, I am OK with that, as long as he's not directing coaching decisions: "well, customer research shows low confidence in Devin, and there is a strong consumer propensity to want Shane in at QB, so lets play Shane for all of the Minnesota game and see if that drives more average revenue per customer".
Then again - if he watched the DVR'ed television broadcast first, and saw what we saw (a horrible, un-Michigan football performance) - maybe he would understand his customer better.
Also, for a guy who is all so worried about competing with my family room sofa, he sure has jacked the game day expense up high enough to drive a lot of fans to the competition.
|5 days 57 min ago||Exactly||
Dave Brandon gives us all these gilded things. We love him! Same with the Student Athletes.
It is the people being gouged, jerked around, and lied to in exchange for a (bland?, mediocre?, really sucky?) flagship product on the field (complete with all the generic bells and whistles) that want Brandon gone.
|5 days 1 hour ago||It like Band of Brothers||
on the eve of D-Day when the officer annouces (in a very Bacon-like voice) "there will be no jump tonight"
Damn - when will the fog clear in the channel so we can get this over with?
|5 days 3 hours ago||Went through Diet Coke withdrawals myself||
I used to buy a big gulp of diet coke on the way to work every day and drink it through the day. On weekends I had symptoms like TVH. Then I noticed if I drank a diet coke on weekends - the headache would clear. The way I was able to quit was by shifting to real coke, and they cutting back on that over time.
It's not the caffeine - it is the sweetener or something else in the diet coke.
|6 days 2 hours ago||Why not hire a competitive coach||
with a similar system this time around?
Then we avoid mass exodus, and mismatched skills.
|6 days 5 hours ago||I read it as an excuse too||
because all college coaches are in the same boat.
However, it is true that the emergence of 7 on 7 has reduced summer and off season development and camps for linemen. (e.g., Our high school team has Thursdays off for linemen in the summer, while the rest of the team is off playing 7 on 7.) Not to mention most camps do not have the kids in pads and hitting (most likely due to liability reasons). Even at the college level, the kids can voluntarily play 7 on 7 themselves with no coaches watching and work on the playbook, pass timing, coverages, etc., but how do the o-linemen and d-linemen work on foot and hand placement, pulling, and leverage, etc. in a realistic situation if they can't suit up?
Either way, maybe spring ball helps teams with a large number of southern recruits, but otherwise everyone is in the same situation.
|1 week 5 hours ago||And Brady Hoke submitted it to the B1G for review||
and um, uh, er, well, uh, er .....
We don't know what the answer was. It appears it was not the admission of a mistake, and was somehow satisfactorily explained.
|1 week 1 day ago||I bet his demeanor||
plays well in Philly. A great fit for him.
|1 week 1 day ago||I don't agree||
I agree that some of the booing has been directed at poor play on the field, and I agree that some of the fans in the stands and on the internet yell mean things about specific players.
However, most of the booing - and the internet ire on this site - has been aimed at the coaching staff, for mismanagement issues with play calling, time management, and not deciding to pull an injured player when he clearly should have been (and then sending him back onto the field - for which we should have been booing the medical staff I guess).
Hagerup is right though - at the end of the day, the only way to stop all the negativity is for the players to pick themselves up off the mat and fight as hard as they can. That is what they did in the Ohio State game last year, and even though they lost - they were cheered on until the end.
To Will and team I say "Go Blue!"
|1 week 1 day ago||In my mind "the Michigan Man meme"||
means backstabbing any coach that is not from the Michigan coaching tree by trumping up allegations of NCAA violations, and either directly or indirectly obstructing recruiting, etc. That is what happened to R2 before he got to his fourth year.
And then deliberately hiring a member of a specific Michigan coaching tree, who by wins and loss records alone, is clearly not as qualified as other coaching candidates (with other, or no Michigan coaching heritage) to lead the tradition and values of Michigan football: "winning with integrity".
The "we must hire from within the family" mentality, is how we've gotten into this mess of mediocrity. The time we hired from without - before R2 - ruffled a lot of feathers, but worked out pretty well as far as "winning with integrity" is concerned. We got the man who coined the term "Michigan Man" - but he was one because he displayed those values.
I have seen some people suggest we abandon our values. I agree to do so would be wrong. I think the vast majority of this fan base want to see both values on display -- not just integrity -- and continuing in "mediocrity with integrity" because we happily hired within is just not good enough.
FWIW, I think the current coaching staff acts with an intentionally opaque set of values to protect players and program, and mislead opponents. In their minds, this is the right thing to do, and acting consistently within that framework equals integrity. I am not so sold on this, but can comprehend where they are coming from.
I think on the other hand, the current AD and PR staff communicate in disingenuous ways that are directly misleading; which to me completely lacks integrity and insults our intelligence.
There has to be a better option than the current state.
|1 week 2 days ago||I think Will Hagerup||
has a unique point of view here, from a year of introspection. So what is wrong with him showing leadership in this way?
And I think the 5th year QB has been saying (yelling) the same thing.
This team's leaders are emerging. Albeit late, but I am glad to see them.
|1 week 3 days ago||So your saying||
it bothers you that we look like a clown show to the rest of the college football nation so you want Rodriquez to fail so we look better.
Bad news, we'll still look like a clown show because Brandon hired an unqualified guy to coach a marquis football program, and everyone outside the state of Michigan knew it the day he was hired.
|1 week 3 days ago||The point was no Brandon||
(I guess he was too busy pimping the brand to Chobani.)
But it may signal that Mike DeBord will be the interim AD. (I am assuming Hoke is head coach for the duration.)
|1 week 3 days ago||Saw it too - this is branding or brand pimping?||
|1 week 3 days ago||Allegedly, Schlissel was there||
with Mike DeBord (administrator for Olympic Sports). Brandon was not present.
|1 week 4 days ago||WARNING: Sarcastic commentary to follow in an attempt at satire||
So, we get to bring in our own water for 6 o 7 games and have to buy Absopure on the "Super Bowl" experience day - the same with seat cushions?
Are giant Kraft noodles, AllState Good Hands extra point nets, and mascots are allowed on the "Super Bowl" experience day, along with all manner of rent the Big House for this or that public service announcements - and the band gets a day off - or do they wear UPS delivery uniforms?
Are prices on non-"Super Bowl" days lower?
What about student seating? Is it GA seating where you have to arrive seven hours early and sit in an assigned location on "Super Bowl" days, and can they "oversell" the student section on "Super Bowl" days, and then revert to more traditional seating policy the rest of the time?
Can Coke buy up all the unsold tickets at a discount for "Super Bowl" days, and give them away with the purchase of a Coke product?
Is it the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach on "Super Bowl" days, and just Head Coach the rest of the season?
Do we only get Chobani tweets and Cadillac box scores on "Super Bowl" days?
We get fireworks on every first down, a tripped out Eminem at half time, jet pack guys and Amazon ball delivery drones, and F-35Bs VSTOL landing and takeoffs (brought to you Lockheed Martin and the US Marine Corps) on "Super Bowl" days right?
|1 week 4 days ago||Would you say there is a split||
between the guys who have no choice but to work hard because this year (and maybe next) is there last, and they need it to go well to make it to the league, whereas guys who have a few years maybe are more likely to be less motivated and just hope all this shit clears up in time for them to have a successful make or break year?
I get the sense that Fleet, Miller, and DG are the "Don't Give up the Ship" hard workers, and DG definitely has been blaming himself and trying too hard to carry the team.
|1 week 4 days ago||Well there is one||
bit of real information in the midst of the same scenario we've all been speculating on in there. So thanks for posting.
|1 week 4 days ago||Free Coke, Kraft Mac and Cheese, and Chobani||
with a bottlw of Absopure thrown in, if they come to the games!
|1 week 4 days ago||The last time we had a 2 win season||
was under Kipke in the 1930s (I think 36)
What reason do I have to believe Hoke can win a B1G championship any time soon?
|1 week 5 days ago||I hear||
Miss Rita still makes awesome nacho dip:
And Rhett is a lock for a scholarship at Arizona:
In other news, the monkey said "it doesn't matter it's in the past".
|1 week 5 days ago||Was he in on the previous TD play?||
They are gesturing toward where the previous play was. I am wondering if it is about the touchdown play rather than the extra point block?
FWIW - saw this in JV football last week: a DB gets a pick - the DC chews his ass as he is coming off the field all happy because the guy he was supposed to cover was wide open for a TD behind him if the QB hadn't underthrown the pass.
|1 week 5 days ago||The handling of||
the Gibbon's debacle needed to be handled truthfully as well. I understand there were legal obligations - but there was a way to handle it (e.g., like Florida, or at the very least he is not playing this week pending the outcome of disciplinary issues, and then he is no longer with the team.) - and the was the misleading and then "cover up" way it was presented.
|1 week 5 days ago||Why is this the second||
week in a row where I sorta feel like we are playing ourselves?