Mike Lantry, 1972
|5 days 3 hours ago||UC Santa Cruz||
|5 days 3 hours ago||You haven't officially lived until you watch Banana Slugs||
run a 38 belly option on 2 on 2:
|5 days 8 hours ago||Guyz I don't feel too good....||
|5 days 11 hours ago||Another great 88||
|1 week 2 hours ago||Release the puppies!||
|1 week 3 hours ago||Release the puppies!||
FUCK Yeah! GO BLUE!
|1 week 6 hours ago||Which begs the question||
How long did a 1968 or 1971 Michigan football game last (for someone in the stands)?
Not a lot of evidence that many Michigan football games were nationally televised during this period. The earliest we can find is like the 1969 football game vs. Ohio.
|1 week 1 day ago||Ohio's reaction: "Oh hahahah NCAA, you do nothing now hahaha!"||
|1 week 1 day ago||I'm pretty sure most teams||
have this as part of their offensive repetoire. Michigan ran no huddle, then went back to the huddle and is now probably going to do a little of both, I don't know.
I'm pleased about "up-tempo" if others are pleased. I'm just not convinced that offensive tempo was the reason Michigan lost as many games as it did last year. What I remember are Michigan's failures to sustain blocks, while getting regularly rogered along the line of scrimmage in most games.
|1 week 1 day ago||Man, that OL looks scary||
But yay all of them already redshirted!!!
|1 week 3 days ago||Wow Speight has nice touch.||
And he looks big. 6-6 goddamn.
|1 week 3 days ago||Wisconsin has a 5th quarter||
Yah! Cuz of all dat beer ya drunk der too yet dontchaknow!
|1 week 5 days ago||I view it another way||
What is the likelihood that Jim Harbaugh leaves SF/Palo Alto? It's just not very probable.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||This will just result in the off-shoring of college football||
In the 2024 college football season the Cologne Vielfassen vs. the Shanghai Horse Chestnuts ends in a pathetic 3-0 loss for Cologne because Helmut Schultz's 80 yard final second field is blocked by Greg Zhong followed by a centerfield brawl. A capacity crowd of 4,000 witnessed the event.
Congratulations US college football players union, there's the Michigan - Ohio rivalry in just 10 short years' time.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I know somebody quite pleased with Dan Marino's||
abrupt increase in free time.
LACES OUT DAN!
P- Ray "The Mule" Finkle, 5'10", 196 lbs, Stetson University, 1980.
Southpaw soccer style kicker. Graduated from Collier High in June, 1976. Stetson University honors graduate, class of 1980. Holds two NCAA division one records. One for most points in a season, one for distance.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Even Phil Steele said||
That Michigan's OL would probably suck in 2013, despite having two experienced and good tackles. That guy is normally way wrong, but this time he got it.
So I get why FIU's OL played like crap, but Michigan with several bluechip players in the lineup had fewer excuses to play that bad.
Now Michigan loses that critical tackle experience and goes back to an OL of proverbial infants, I guess.
This is the part where it doesn't matter so much, and nothing in the world makes sense anymore after Michigan finishes 9-3 in 2014, 9-4 after bowl game. Improved play overall from the year prior, but still pretty freaking far from championship level.
Also, Greg Mattison turns 65 this November. Does he coach into his 70s at UM? Who is his prodigy/replacement?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I suggest we use 2014 Michigan OL Puppy Predictor instead||
"Barry, pay attention. Barry!! Goddammit, you gambling degenerate!"
|3 weeks 1 day ago||There's no way this rule goes into effect on March 6||
The internets are blowing up about it, made all the worse by the fact that there's no evidence to support it, and that those two Douchey McDouchemasters, Saban and Bielema, endorse it.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Obligatory||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Aw hell no...||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Variation in the species||
is common, not an exception. The root cause of all of this "controversy" is fear. And it has been an irrational and debilitating fear for decades preventing collective advancement.
In the past people would respond dismissively: "Yeah, gee, that's too bad (about the bigotry)".
Now the response fromn the younger generation seems to be: "Just what the hell is wrong with you, dude/lady?".
I'm pleasantly surprised by the societal attitude adjustment on thhis Michael Sam story. Plus I find that the trolling and ridicule of unfounded intolerance makes for great entertainment.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Ah, I see Notre Dame is missing||
Hmph, apparently the Corn Nation people hate the Fighting Irish as much as we do.
Oh, so you need to belong to a conference? That's how they getcha.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I can't fucking believe Michigan doesn't recruit in Mexico||
I'll do it for free, Brady. It's the least I can do!
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Congrats Chantal||
Living in the west is the best. Don't listen to the *rabble rabble*!
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Except sadism & Schadenfreude is a "normal" human response.||
What the study seems to neglect is that in life there are moments when such sadism may be an "understandable", normal" or even "desirable" human response. Sometimes I think that Sadism and Schadenfreude is a useful human emotion/behavior to counter what is perceived to be excess narcissism, vanity, egocentricism, entitlement, arrogance.
The less vanity, arrogance, entitlement, egocentricism observed in a system (society), the more this sadistic, schadenfreuliche behavior might seem inappropirate and/or out of place.
Example: A friend of mine recently showed me some NASCAR Inside the Line online game troller videos on Youtube. They videos are truly amazing. Hilarious. And quite shocking/sad too. It's weird how a stupid video game and these trollers could resuscitate over 150 years of North-South, Yankee vs. Rebel hatred. But there you have it.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Seriously though, this guy is a pro at his work. Check it out.||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||This NCAA decision is the dumbest and most pointless ever||
Welp, the "that's the way it was AND WE LIKED IT!"-manball crowd wins this round, I guess.
In my view, if people want to watch slow, predictable, run-run-pass-punt, boring, huddle-up offenses with fucked up uniforms, ridiculous commercial breaks and no cheerleaders, they certainly can. It's called NFL on Sundays in the fall.
Laissez-faire. Please let creativity, innovation and the notion of unpredictable outcomes remain in the college game for once.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||That is the best thing I've every seen||
I spewed green tea all over my screen thanks to you.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Poor judgement. Hopefully he makes amends.||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Dammit, I clicked for the "Three Stooges" and this is what||
you....oh... I see... Well, why didn't you say so in the beginning?
The first mistake goes back several years now when somebody thought it was a good idea to give any sports team a nickname like "Browns".
|3 weeks 5 days ago||They had "cease & desist" letters||
back in 1988, right?
Also, I've longed maintained that QB Devin Gardner is somehow distantly related to John Amos:
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Because. You've. Got. To.||
......accentuate the positive
Bring gloom down to the minimum
Have faith or pandemonium's
Liable to walk upon the scene
|4 weeks 10 hours ago||Dave's question is right on||
What happens when we subtract out the human element to art? Most think of technology (in sound studios) as complementing the art of music. It does. But it can deprecate it too. I guess I'm showing my age with this comment. All I can say is I'm grateful for rock and roll bands that play electric guitars and real drum sets at live shows. They should be commended. In my view the artificial sound tracks, overmixing and the lip synchers are a conspiratorial sham.
Thanks for posting it. Best song by the Foo Fighters is still Learning to Fly.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||This is just...||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||The 1979 National 100 - Dr. Charles Holland - Anthony Carter||
Michigan WR Anthony Carter was No. 27 Freshman in 1979. Steve Smith's favorite target in 1981 and 1982.
Notice SMU's WTF recruiting class. A rare snapshot of the beginning of the end.
Also note Dan Marino and John Elway make the list.
Don't know what happened to Mike Cade. He wore No. 33 in 1979.
1979 National 100 - Dr. Charles Holland
1. Eric Dickerson, RB, 6-3, 205, Sealy (Texas) - SMU
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Buster Rhymes, OU TB||
Those were the days when Oklahoma ran the wishbone and Rhymes was a TB/WB/SE player.
And he was a football player, not a rapper:
Switzer had an angle on kids with cool names.
Buster Rhymes predecessor played the same position, and also wore No. 4.
His name? Elvis Peacock.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Susan Dey was fine, but Shirley Jones.....||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||No relation to Alan Partridge||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||8:00 PoliSci in Salt Lake Cty, Cost Acctg in Oxford, MS @ 9:00||
Nice job. You're really going to make it to class on time and ace all your mid-terms.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Russian word for water||
Vodka means water in Russian you guys.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Darboh, Funchess, Norfleet, Butt and J. Hayes||
I'm not so worried about WR.
I'm more concerned with UM"s pass protection and whether the running backs can pick up blitzes and catch the ball.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Doesn't he want to go to MSU?||
I believe he should act upon his preference. I'd love him to choose Michigan, but if it's MSU, Tennessee Tech or Augustana, then I wish him the best no matter what. He's talented and will do well, I'm sure. It's a difficult choice perhaps, but I can't see how all this negative public commentary by the parents is helping.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||PR jobs waiting in Ohio with this kind of material||
Five-Star Recruit Malik McDowell’s Parents Campaign Against MSU, Michigan
How did "pick MSU" and "Don't pick MSU" graduate into slamming the UofM and then the entire state of Michigan?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||What a fiasco||
I feel bad for the kid. No need to undress in front of the media like this because of a family disagreement. It undermines the young man's integrity.
The boy will soon be 18. Why not let him make his first adult decision, and just let him play where he wants to? If it's a mistake, fine, he will have ownership and responsibility for that decision. If he succeeds, then he should get the credit and attaboys he deserves.
Sometimes you gotta let go and allow for success (or failure) to take form.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||On national signing day more mentally prepared than other people||
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Look, in case you haven't figured it out||
Controversy, especially when fabricated by the media outlets like ESPN, sells like hotcakes.
Nobody wants to read Captain Obvious headlines like "Devin Gardner returning as Wolverines starting QB.".
That's boring as shit.
Nobody with two brain cells to rub together reasonably believes that a talented, athletic, 5th senior QB at Michigan, who was bequeathed Tommy Harmon's long-dead "Ole 98" jersey number for Christ's sake, is going to be benched in favor of a Sophomore QB. Not impossible mind you, just very, very unlikely, in a may-monkeys-will-fly-out-of-my-sphincter, kind of way.
So I'll say it: Nice job, Chantal. You got the UM fan base waving their fists at the sky again. Mission accomplished.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks for posting this reminder||
A shame really that we have to dumb it all down for a few mouth breathers.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Interesting to read the parents take on things||
I understand wanting to get the son out of Dodge to see the wider world, especially if there are poor influencers closer to home. But then let's get real. It's not like Tallahassee or Columbus or Tuscaloosa are absent and free of delinquents and/or other corruptive forces for 18 year old adults. Not an easy decision. You want to be happy, and also make your parents proud at the same time.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Odell Haggins and Hurray for 28th ranked recruiting class!!||
So hurray (!?) for a 28th ranked recruiting class, Michigan!!
The Wolverines just might beat out Wiscy and MSU this year by a proverbial butthair on the recruiting trail: http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/teamrank/2014/all/all
The fact that Penn State could possibly finish 20th in recruiting sure does chap one's ass though, doesn't it?
This is the part where I think I'm utterly terrified to look at which Big10 teams will finish in the top 10, because that story also is so full of suck.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Making fun of a guy for glandular weight issues?||
Meanwhile, Friedgen happens to be a pretty good football coach and a good developer of QB talent.
And he just inherited Minnesota's QB Philip Nelson, so there's that.
Anyway, continue on with the fat jokes, I guess (?).
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||Very sad||
Hopefully the victims recover fully and they catch the shooter.
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||Fookin- Ell mate!||
It's great to hear the Brits say things. Like "Good lord, it's cheese, what what!" and "Hello <insert name>, how the devil are you?".
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Really sad outcome all around||
This damning report should be obligatory reading for all incoming college freshman to gain some perspective about sexual assault:
Findings from this report include:
Sadly most of us guys actually know someone close to us right now who will be sexually assaulted - a friend, sister, wife, daughter. And they will be very unlikely to ever have reported it, or ever mention it again.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||No medals for 2nd place in recruiting||
Hopefully UM earns the commitment from him.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Or this perspective:||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Shotgun/Spead and Running Power||
are not mutually exclusive.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Those wins vs. Akron and Yukon||
were goddamned lucky come to think of it.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Yes, but not by much||
|7 weeks 3 days ago||But no inverted veer.....||
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Holy shit coach, did you just say.....||
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Fuckin A man...||
|7 weeks 4 days ago||You forgot the Morgan Freeman Cotton Candy version||
|7 weeks 5 days ago||At least it's not all up to one guy||
Michigan enters 2014 with 3 quarterbacks with experience for the first time since forever.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Yes, upvoted.||
|7 weeks 5 days ago||No. 19 for QB at Michigan is pretty rare||
Rich Hewlett: #19 in 1979, later changed to #2
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Condolences to Mr. Parker's family and the Hawkeye Nation||
|7 weeks 5 days ago||"Nuss" in German mean "nut"||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Yes....and meat helmets...breathtaking.||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Me too....||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I knew he would||
|8 weeks 43 min ago||Dan Dickerson would have been better choice IMO||
Dickerson understands cadence and delivery.
|8 weeks 23 hours ago||Dan Dickerson for Michigan Football||
Start at 00:31
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Well, Hoke probably||
needs to shed a few pounds, but I believe it was Dantonio, not Hoke, who's already suffered a heart attack (2010). Bo and Gary Moeller probably struggled with their weight as well.
It's a very stupid thing to say, since obviously everyone alive right now, regardless of their physical fitness, could potentially be dead any second.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||And so what if it is a media grab?||
Big deal. I don't know if OC press conferences are the norm, but after last season's offensive output and the flat notes upon which the season ended (again), why the hell not?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Still excited||
This is a good move for Michigan football.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Nussmeier first QB as UM OC since Don Nehlen (1977-1979)||
Nussmeier is the first OC to have played QB since Don Nehlen.
Nehlen was Michigan's "passing game coordinator" and asst OC in 1977-1979.
Not a lot of people recognize this, but Nehlen was hired on to "modernize" Michigan's passing attack and was quite successful at the time, working with Rick Leach and John Wangler to align Michigan better with what was happening at the rest of the NCAA like: BYU, Washington, Washington St. and Stanford. Prior to this, Michigan was known for running a peerless, passless option offense. It helped to have some good receivers like TE Doug Marsh, WB Ralph Clayton and FLK Anthony Carter.
Nehlen was a QB at BGSU ('55-'57) for Doyt Perry.
Nussmeier a QB at Idaho under John L. Smith.
This is a big difference if you consider all the guys who coached OC at Michigan in recent times:
1999: Mike Debord (played OL at Manchest College)
2000: Stan Parrish (played DB at Heidelberg College, former OC at EMU, now retired?)
2001: Stan Parrish
2002: Terry Malone (did not play football at Holy Cross, previous OC at Boston College, previous UM OL coach, now TE coach for Saints)
2003: Terry Malone
2004: Terry Malone
2005: Terry Malone
2006: Mike Debord (at this point a former UM OL & OC coach, former CMU HC, previous UM ST coach)
2007: Mike Debord
2008: Calvin Magee (played TE at Southern U., former WVU OC)
2009: Calvin Magee
2010: Calvin Magee
2011: Al Borges (did he play college football?, former SDSU and Auburn OC)
2012: Al Borges
2013: Al Borges
2014: Doug Nussmeier (played QB at Idaho, former Alabama OC)
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Also, it kind of helps to have played the position||
Doug Nussmeier QB #13 for Idaho Vandals vs. Boise State 1993.
@8:54: 4 wide with single back. The flanker bottom end of screen is like 3 yards from the boundary.
John L. Smith is HC.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Even upside down, Lil' Red||
consumes my soul with horror.
I mean, my God man, what in the hell could he possibly be so perpetually happy about?
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Und jetzt Reaktionen und Schadenfreude geniessen:|
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I think UM's February's commitment list is||
going to be belly interrr-estink!
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I think Hoke was very good friends with Al||
Nussmeier's que ridiculo salary as an opportunistic, aggressive commodity buy has Brandon's capitalist mits all over it.
I do think Brady Hoke was genuinely pissed off and disappointed with Borges's performance last year, but to a fault, I think he would have ridden Borges into the sunset (or his own grave) out of loyalty and the "right thing to do".
Hoke is all about familiarity and jump starting the past. This explains the hire of Stan Parrish at Ball State.
Seriously, does Hoke even know Nussmeier from adam?
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Ohio returns best DL in Big Ten next year||
Bosa, Spence, Adolph Washington, Jamal Marcus, Tommy Schutt and Hale.
A very talented group with a ton of upside.
Kind of hard to screw that kind of talent up, but oh look, we've got Mattison so nanner nanner.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||O-U-C-H||
But does this mean the return of Jim Heacock?
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I had high hopes because of Borges's||
resume - dating back to some very cool offenses at Portland St., Boise State, Oregon and UCLA - I thought he would be a positive sea-change at a place like Michigan.
Nussmeier's resume is not as long as Borges's, and not as impressive (in my opinion), but he's going to be very good I think.
Nussmeier has had to work with mix ot QB talents. Ones that could throw and others who could not. I don't think he's biased or prejudiced about how the ball will be moved. He has Mumme air-raid, pro-style and even spread option/zone read plays in his playbook and approaches the game like chess (e.g. strategy).
I think Nussmeier will have a ton of success at Michigan, but you know what comes with such attractive success? And endless line of suitors. Nussmeier is HC material.
We just have to enjoy this for now I guess.
I hope Borges finds a good job someplace else. I'm sure he will.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||This thread is a Nussessity||
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Another "Nussessity"||
This word will be used frequently on this blog I fear.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Still not sure||
Nussmeier did alright with average talent and did fantastic with superior talent.
Does Michigan have superior, or even "above average" talent on offense right now?
I'm thinking yes, but it may take time.
Meanwhile, there's this on the wins, so I'm confused as to why people think this is a home run hit.
MSU 2003: 8-5
MSU 2004: 5-7
MSU 2005: 5-7 (infamous 44-41 loss to ND)
Wash 2009: 5-6
Wash 2010: 6-6
Wash 2011: 7-6
Alabama 2012: 11-2
|8 weeks 2 days ago||In my opinion||
Gardner wins the position for 2014, but Michigan has a fine option in Soph. Shane Morris when needed.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Nussmeier at Idaho - a southpaw QB||
The guy can coach quarterbacks and offense.
Also, 1994 NFL Draft Quarterbacks:
Doug Nussmeier QB Stats at Idaho and prof.:
|8 weeks 3 days ago||It's De-||
Need a defibrulator?
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Nice choice||
And Brady Hoke has some Oregon State coaching heritage himself.
Of course, the Beavers were running the wishbone back then with HC Jerry Pettibone.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I'm confused about the future, man....||
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Well, holy shit. I mean, what a novel concept....||
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Joey Lynch - Ball State OC & Hoke's starting QB at BSU||
Earned four letters at quarterback for Ball State from 2003-06 . . . graduated as one of the most prolific passers in Ball State history . . . completed 391-of-613 passes for 4,292 yards with 37 touchdowns and a .638 career passing percentage . . . completed his career ranked second in Ball State’s record books for career passing percentage and tied for first with six games of 250 or more yards passing . . .
all State Cardinals Career Passing Leaders - Since 1970
In 2013, Ball State finished 12th in the nation in passing offense, 79th in rushing offense, and 15th in scoring (38.5 ppg).
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Rhett Lashlee||
Make it happen Brady.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Stan Parrish unfortunately||
Because Hoke knows him, worked with him and he's "Michigan legacy" so Brandon will just love that part. I think Parrish is approaching 68 years of age.
Firing Borges was probably the right decision, but godammit.
What about Mike Sherman, who was at Green Bay and recently fired OC of the Dolphins?
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I can't fucking believe this just happened||
Except now I'm worried about the replacement.
Hopefully somebody young and unfamiliar to the world, but really sharp.
Or Hoke goes back to his comfort zone and selects Stan Parrish as OC. I hope not.
It would be ironic also because Michigan just lost a bowl game to.......Kansas State.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Excellent!||
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Petrino fortunate to be a live||
He wasn't wearing a helmet.
Wear a fucking a helmet Bobbay!
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Wha Happon?||
And 4 weeks until signing day? Seriously, like WTF Chuck!
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Regression to the mean for 2014||
Look, Michigan will probably finish 9-3 next fall, and things will be what we all refer to as "right with the world", a.k.a. when Lloyd Carr was coach, because "that's the way it was AND WE LIKED IT!"
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Red McCombs||
...the stars at night....are big and bright..(clap, clap, clap, clap)!!!
|8 weeks 4 days ago||This is the problem with MSU at No. 6||
Narduzzi is going to have to develop a lot of new players on defense next year.
The performance must shift to the Spartan offense where MSU has a new OL + Connor Cook + Walrusman as the OC.
Honestly, not a bitter person, but at No. 6 MSU's stock seems overvalued to me.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Bucksweep.com - highly recommended reading||
for anyone interesting in the wing-T offense.
The Delaware offense (Wing-T) is primarily a running attack for the following reasons:
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Congratulations to Coach Strong||
A well-deserved appointment, not to mention a historical one.
It will be very interesting to see who tags along with Mr. Strong to Austin.
Also, what about GERG?
I'd expect Vance Bedford (former UM assistant) to replace the one and only Grecian Formula master.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||FSU 49 Auburn 46||
Shootout and not a lot of solid defense.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Naw man. I'm cool.||
|9 weeks 1 day ago||That's assault brotha||
Too bad she didn't fall down onto the field.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Dammit Ji....Okay||
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Link is here. Mora not considering Texas||
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah||
I always wondered why basketball teams like Missouri, Wichita State, Gonzaga and Kansas would possibly be so good at basketball from a historic perspective. Does it have anything whatsoever to do with socio-economics, family income, state income taxes, job growth or economic growth/decline in those states? Maybe. But it doesn't seem like there's a direct correlation or if there is any, there are so many goddammned variables effing up the deduction one might attempt to make.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||VAMOS CLEMSON Y VIVA CHARLIE BAUMAN!||
ORANGE CRUSH BABY!
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Jones is visiting Florida January 24 guys||
But uh, I like Michigan's chances.
A lot of nice offers though: Wisconsin, Florida, MSU, Michigan, Iowa, Iowa St., Kentucky, Illinois, Syracuse. Oregon passed on him looks like.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Didn't OU fans shout out "OVER-RATED!" Clap Clap Clap-Clap-Clap||
I thought I heard that on TV.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||This doesn't make any sense||
I don't get the correlation here.
If you look at Top 10 winning percentage by decade, this so called "southern domination" kicks in around the 1980s, and is only slight. Otherwise it's pretty even. If anything there's a noticeable increase in winning % by western teams since 2000 caused by the likes of USC, Oregon, Boise St. Stanford.
1950-1959: Economic Boom. Only 4 of Top 10 teams in winning % are based in south: Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Ga Tech, S. Miss. Rest are midwest, east or west coast.
1960-1969: War, economic and social turmoil, exodus to cities. Split 50-50. Top 10 teams in winning % based in south: Alabama, Texas, Arkansas, Missoui, Ole Miss
1970-1979: War, economic recession, inflation, off gold standard Only 3 of Top 10 teams in winning % are based in the south: Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas. Rest are elsewhere: ASU, Michigan, Ohio St. , USC, NDame, Penn State, Nebraska
1980-1989: Economic recession in first half, followed by boom latter half, population migration to south and west. 6 of Top 10 teams in winning % are based in south: Miami Fla, Oklahoma, Clemson, Georgia, FSU, Auburn. Rest: BYU, Michigan, Penn St., Nebraska
1990-1999: War followed by Economic recession first half, with growth middle and latter half 6 of Top 10 teams in winning % based in south: FSU, Marshall, Florida, Tennessee, Miami Fla, Texas A&M
2000-2009: War, economic boom fueld by Fed printing first half, natiowide depression at end 7 of Top 10 teams are based in south: Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, TCU, LSU, Georgia, Virginia Tech.
2010-2013: End of wars, largely entirely an economic recession 6 of top 10 teams are based in south: Alabama, LSU, FSU, Oklahoma, OK State, S. Carolina. Noticing the rise of the west: Stanford, Oregon, Boist St. and Northern Illinois.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Michigan is going 9-3 next year||
Losses at Ohio, at MSU and probably at Notre Dame.
That's my prediction.
Having two kick returners like Norfleet and Peppers available will be a nice, scary combo next fall.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed -Maybe look at Woodson's stats from 1995 (Freshman Yr)||
A lot of fans want to compare Peppers with Woodson.
OK. Charles Woodson was a top athlete recruit that year out of Ohio, so it cannot be argued that in 1995 Carr and DeBord had no idea what they really had.
Result? Freshman year - no rushes, no catches, no kick returns/punt returns. He only played defense.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Make the SEC sons of bitches play here on New Year's Day||
for a bowl game. Call it the Wolverine Bowl or something.
We'll see who dominates, Gary!
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Pure comedy gold||
Thank you Phork
|9 weeks 1 day ago||That OU QB Trevor Knight was confident||
and quick last night. I don't think Alabama was ready for that shit.
Congrats to that crazy ten team Big 12 for showing the former Purdon't QB Gary Danielson that all is right with the world.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||The expletives wouldn't go over too well with UM blue hairs||
then again, Bo swore like a trucker, so maybe....
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Dino Babers was only ST/WR coach and boom||
became the EIU HC and proceeded to go 19-7 in 2 years.
EIU has quite a winning legacy at the FCS level dating back to the late 1970s. It would not surprise me if Mallory got a good hard look given his coaching experience, but Michigan's 8-5 and 7-6 finishes and the recent bowl game toasting of the secondary probably serve as negative strikes.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I'm predicting 9-3||
Good: No Wisconsin or Nebraska
Bad: No Illinois, Iowa or Purdon't
In short, shittiest schedule ever created.
I think the Minnesota and Indiana games are going to be very tough wins.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||The Harbaugh-to-UM idea always seemed strange to me||
It seems that Michigan is not really "home" for Jim Harbaugh and his family.
The west.....Northern California, however, is his home.
Maybe this video will show you more what I mean:
|9 weeks 2 days ago||MSU just went 13-1 and||
defeated "spread option extraordinaires" Ohio for the Big Ten title. Isn't MSU and their walrus co-OC running a "testes ball" offense over in EL?
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Reason #7: Appalachian State||
finished 4-8 last year and did not qualify for post-season play.
They did not go 14-1 like they did back in 2006 (ranked #1) and 13-2 (ranked #1) in 2007.
Now if Michigan had scheduled North Dakota State (14-0) or Eastern Washington (10-3), I might feel a little differently about things.
Still, Appy State returns tailback Marcus Cox (1,295 yards) and QB Kameron Bryant next year so WTF knows?
Also I would like to say this: Thanks Dave!
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Gee, let me think||
Michigan finished 7-6 and ranked 66th nationally in passing yards allowed, including 7 yards per attempt and 12+ yards per completion.
The answer is "no", not right now.
Michigan's secondary is currently coached by Curt Mallory, for all of those who want to break out the torches and pitchforks.
Michigan showed a lot of improvement in pass defense in 2011 and 2012 seasons though.
Give him a chance, maybe?
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I'm apathetic to the question||
mainly because Iowa football 2013 = Michigan football 2012 with the same stupid 8-5 record and embarrassingly dumb loss in the Outback Bowl followed by cries of "SEC!, SEC!"
Next year Iowa football will be predicted to be a Big Ten title contender, but then inexplicably lose to Iowa State go 7-6 or worse under Ferentz.
Iowa finished 8-5 and was 0-3 vs. Top 25 teams. And better than Michigan.
I think this is the part where we are admitted to a state facility for manic depression.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I used to think as you do||
That is until I watched Oklahoma's defense olay. They did alright. 27th nationally vs the run, but only 53rd nationally in sacks.
OU was only marginally better than Michigan in both categories, so I stopped thinking "OMFG I can't believe we lost that coach!"
Montgomery is a good coach, but to some degree also a beneficiary by association of the Roh+MMartin combo.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||It would be interesting if the Texans||
draft him, wouldn't it?
|9 weeks 2 days ago||My "Scariest team in the league" b.s. prediction||
Earlier this year I predicted Michigan would probably be the "scariest football team in the league" in 2013 - both to themselves and to their opponents.
I wasn't entirely wrong. Northwestern fans still can't believe what happened vs. Michigan in Evanston that night. And Ohio fans are still scrubbing their stained undies from the final play of The Game.
But most of my stupid ass "scariest football team" theory came true at Michigan's detriment.
Next year Michigan will have a much more experienced defensive unit, and it might be one of the leagues better defenses.
Offensively, Michigan will continue to be rickety and probably not a very good football team, mainly because of the losses on the OL. I could be wrong. I don't know the last time Michigan lost both starting tackles to graduation. It's been a long time I think, but regardless it probably doesn't bode well for Devin Gardner, who for once would like to be able to set his feet and throw the goddamned ball without having his entire thoracic cavity turned into pâté.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed||
MSU's aggressive secondary tactics clamped down Ohio's passing game (only 100 yards), and did a similar number on Stanford's passing attack, relegating them to rushing the ball only.
Being overly aggressive like can bite you bad sometimes though.
Didn't realize it then, but their 10 penalties for 115 yards at ND probably cost them that game and an undefeated season.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||WTF? 23rd in the league in passing and 8-8||
I don't get it, Chicago, but go ahead and Romo if you want to.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed. Awesome event.||
I love those Detroit Red Wings uniforms too.
If only the Lions would play their games outdoors like this. Goddamn.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Defense wins championships||
It's weird to read that Michigan's defensive unit for 2014 will have some decent depth. And not the scary kind of depth. Really weird.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||RIP Coach||
I still miss that raspy, Michigan coach voice of his...
|10 weeks 2 days ago||It's apparently not cool to call a fucking cab?||
Goddammit! It's 2014 and the stupid about DUI just never stops does it?
And oh look! Joy! December 31st/January 1st celebrations coming right up!!!
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Holy shit, that sounds painful as||
Kudos to Gardner for playing as well as he did. I don't know many players who could have done what he did hurt in that game.
Hopefully the Univ. of MIchigan medical school will get right on this case to heal up the bones super fast.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Big loss||
vs. Stanford's power game. But what can you do?
MSU hasn't been to the Rose Bowl since 1988 and should have gone way back in 1978, if it weren't for Sparty no recruiting violations.
So your team finally gets there and when you want it the most, and when your team needs you the most, reality sets in, ending it all with an "I fucked up at the Rose Bowl!" t-shirt.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Dagum!||
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Isn't Harbaugh is part of the Bo coaching tree?||
I think SF pays Harbaugh $5 million a year (5 yrs for $25m)
Bama pays Saban $7 million a year.
So what do you say, Texas?
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Another view. I'm sure women refs will never disagree like this.||
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Not difficult to improve upon horseshit calls like this one.||
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed. It's gotta be Gerg.||
Who's walking down the streets of the city (Austin)?
Smiling it at everybody he sees?
Who's reaching out to capture the moment?
Everyone knows it's Gerg-gg! (?)
|11 weeks 2 days ago||What I really despise||
is this willingness to mix NFL with college football like some perverse cocktail that "you're all just gonna love!" BULLSHIT!!!!
The Green Bay Packers used to play some football games at County Stadium in Milwaukee (where the Brewers use to play). It was dusty, it sucked and above all it was stupid. Attendance was a joke. But nobody cares anymore about mixing NFL and MLB because it had been done over and over before and by that time people got numb to all the stupid.
So now what's the excuse?
Personally I hate NFL football. Sissy-sliding quarterbacks, arrogant owners and bag-wearing "OMG we suck again!" fans.
I love college football because it is 1,000 times better, and always has been.
The Michigan Wolverines football team plays non-conference and conference football games in Michigan Stadium, not "JerryWorld" with FOX NFL program music blaring from the speakers. That's horseshit.
I don't know anyone who would not decisively prefer to watch the Wolverines playing the Florida Gators in "The Swamp" or in Michigan Stadium (which would be historical firsts for both teams.
My opinion is that David Brandon is an asshole for doing this and screwing over the fans.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Hold on. This must stop!||
Who's the dumbass who left out JR Ewing and Walker Texas Ranger? Goddammit people!
|11 weeks 3 days ago||What a douche...||
He should take ownership of his own actions. Stop blaming other people for your probems in life and move on. Christ.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||There's still plenty of time.||
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Almost is so normal||
What's interesting to me about this blogpost is that it seems that old timers might be better at coping with this laundry list of "almost" victories (failures). This is the water that Michigan fans have always swimmed in.
What I means is, for every intrepid 1981 Rose Bowl win or 1989 national title or 1997 national title, Michigan fans seemed obligated, even destined to experience things like the 1973 Burt Smith Rose Bowl vote, the 1974 Mike Lantry miss, the 1979 Rose Bowl bullshit Charlie White butterfingers call, the now illegal blocking of a Bryan Virgil FG (Bob Crable), or the Bryan Virgil punt block by Todd Bell for the game winning TD, or Rob Houghtlin ripping out your aorta with a last second FG loss. And that's just off the top of my head.
So I'm dating myself big time with such references. But I'm sure fans much older than me could rattle off several more instances of hellish fandom. But you see, it's just part of the water we all must swim in as Michigan football fans. It seems pointless to complain about it. Since the 1979 season, I'm convinced it's fate. I'm not saying Michigan won't ever win a national title again. I'm just saying that these episodes of chronic "almost" are nothing new to Michigan football and Michigan sports in general.
Part of this is born out of unrealstic expectation-setting. There was a time when Michigan entered the football season ranked in the top 10 and absolutely crushed about 10+ opponents by decisive margins only to get their asses handed to them in a high hat on New Years day by an opponent that was coached how to pass-block. And those are still considered today the "glory years". I'll always be huge fan of Michigan football, but I've recalibrated my brain to a setting that expects "almost" as an "all systems normal" signal. The loss to #1 ranked Arizona? Painful as hell, but all we've been in this film before, haven't we?
In short, yes 2013 sucked. For me, this year's game at Penn State really did me in. And Mgoblog captured it perfectly for me. But honestly, isn't "almost" kind of the norm for Michigan sports?
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Look man, I remember when our backup quarterback was||
Nick Sheridan or Justin Feagin, so this 2013 bowl game situation is just really not all that bad you guyz.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Michigan fans sure hate Rodriguez Dumb Dumb Dumb Dumb Dumb||
But he didn't do anything wrong in this instance. Dumb Dumb Dumb Dumb Dumb!
His only "crime" was:
a. Being a former Michigan head football coach
b. Saying "that was a proud moment." and
c. Saying Michigan has "got a really good (basketball) team".
Dumb Dumb Dumb Dumb Dumb!
"Why can't he keep his mouth shut forever?" Smart Smart Smart Smart Smart!
|11 weeks 5 days ago||In times like these my internal coping mechanism says||
"Welp, it could be a lot worse."
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Bwhahahahaha INTERJECTION!!!||
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Well I would certainly hope he committed to Ohio||
because Urban threw the proverbial kitchen sink to get him.
Also, on the defense point, agreed. The biggest mistake was not hiring Mattison or keep Jim Heacock.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||This just in. All were seen wearing helmets with "FU" on them.||
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Well, it would be really cool if Michigan would play Army again||
They used to with some frequency back in the olden days.
Oh look, they played in the Bronx in 1950!
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Nice Job man||
This should become regular annual content for mgoblog going forward.
Afor the question "WHO THE HELL WAS GOING TO BE OUR BACKUP QUARTERBACK?" in the CMU game couldn't the coaches have played Brian Cleary instead to preserve Morris's redshirt?
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I googled it > NFL offers disablity insurance||
Wonder "how much" it costs to pay for it. And how much the benefits really are. Probably a function of your salary earned.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Just wondering, can you buy disability insurance||
if you play NFL football? I think one would need one hell of a rider to any such policy because holy shit dude!
All of these injuries are bad news later on in life.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, but uh isn't Indiana||
going to return something like 21 starts in 2014? They had something like 20+ starters coming back in 2013.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||What I can't believe is that Sparty did it all||
with Walrusman as their co-OC.
MSU was not exciting, but they actually improved offensively as the year progressed.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Hurons curse||
Football hasnt been quite the same since the nickname change.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||What...did you? OMG! Hurray!||
|12 weeks 3 days ago||James Cagney||
the greatest ever.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Well, the state of Michigan is shaped||
like a southpaw anyway.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||It was an assault....||
Snowball could cause a head contusion or worse. It's 2013 you guys. Man was trying to defend his property. Should have dialed 911. What? No attorneys to take the case? I cannot believe it.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Robert Smith||
Is such a homer douchebag.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks Brian. Ditto.||
Also, thanks for posting Pavlina's comment, because man, I can apply and use that in my day to day work. There's probably a lesson there for everyone.
For example, I know a lot of people in their work who are so goddamned worried about pleasing everyone that they go crazy, and drive others to the same state, and actually end up producing shitty results. The bold is obvious to most, but it resonated with me today, so thanks man:
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Serious question: JC transfer players at Michigan?||
I can't remember any.
Just wondering if this has ever happened.
I know plenty of recruits that went the other direction (UM to junior college).
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Get amped for the....wait for it..... Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl!||
OK, well maybe the Gator Bowl then vs. Geeee-org-ya
|13 weeks 4 days ago||A new truck||
parked in the garage with a big ass bow on it.
Short of that, a 3 month old Golden Retriever puppy.
60% of the time it works every time.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Either way, I don't get flipping off the crowd||
That's at least a $10K and probably a $20K fine from the NFL.
In other words, a monthly mortgage payment.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Looks like QB Kenny Guiton||
tried to stop Hall....or congratulate him?
|13 weeks 4 days ago||When I read "pack you bags"||
I almost had a heart attack with Gardner and Ryan at the top of the list...like they were going NFL or something. Dammit.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Appy St logo reminds me of Clayton Moore disguised as||
an "old-timer" on the Lone Ranger series from the 1950s:
"In my day, we didn't have fancy college football games! For entertainment we stood in a corn field and stared at the sun until our eyes melted....And that's the way it was...and WE LIKED IT!!"
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Gardner should have kept it||
He is usually money inside the 5 yard line, but oh well. There's always next year, right?
For many good reasons, this just wasn't the Wolverines' season.
Michigan 7-5 (3-5).
|14 weeks 1 day ago||delete||
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Puppy vs. Woodchipper....ugh.||
|14 weeks 1 day ago||And then Urban.......goes for two!!!!||
|14 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think it's quite registering with people||
how bad this game is going to go for Michigan.
But OK, I think I can do that too because I remember what things were like for me mentally before the Akron game happened.
Oh sweet ignorance, come back to me now, I have missed you so.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Waiting to see the world Brady Hoke lives in||
around 3:30 p.m. EST. on Saturday.
Fickle: changing often, changing opinions often, marked by lack of steadfastness, constancy, or stability : given to erratic changeableness
So if we took the coaching decisions regarding the offensive line this year as an example.... oh forget it. Brady Hoke doesn't know what "fickle" even means.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Commitment news is good news. Moar OL!!!!||
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Like O-hi-o||
"Hi" in the middle and zeros on both ends.
May they defeat Ohio or, if not, at least have a performance to remember forever.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I would stay the course||
and call every single play against Ohio as I deem fit for my offense and for my quarterback(s), as always.
I have 27 years of offensive coordinator experience. Do you honestly think I read the papers or blogs or whatever? If I'm fired, then so be it.
Because getting fired from Michigan football seems to be a proverbial springboard for comeback success elsewhere anyway. See Rodriguez and Arizona's demolition of Oregon. Or Gerg Robinson. Or Scott Shafer.
The sun will come out tomorrow. Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, they'll be sun.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||#5 - Take 3 pass plays and 3 run plays||
And practice the shit out of them this week until they are all perfected.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Congratulations jerks||
We've officially hit an all-time Mgoblog basement low.
Your diatribes ruined everything with your whining and winging. Thankfully I'm too drunk to care anymore. Thanksgiving now for apathy.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Because the UofM football program||
is really in to ancestor worship.
Only with our eyes firmly directed to the past can we ensure that the 2x4 called the future smacks us squarely right upside the head.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe the OL will meet up over lunch||
and decide to block some of the defenders during the next game? That would be a nice thing to do.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||No!! Michigan must resist! Stay the course! Keep Hoke/Borges!||
Michigan football can't afford to keep changing direction because of butthair wins over Akron and UConn nor because of butthair losses to PSU and Iowa.
Support the team goddammit. Support the coaches too. Instead fire Captain Morgan, those Old Milwaukee returnable bottles, or that huge bong resting on your end table.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Can someone remind me why||
does Terry Richardson show up with -2 yards passing with 3 attempts in the Michigan football statistics for 2013?
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Ohio was 9-0 and ranked No. 1 all year||
It was Bo's signature win and only signature win.
Hoke won the 2011 games over ND, Nebraska and Va Tech with Rodriguez's players. Bo won the Ohio game and finished 8-3 with Bump Elliott's.
I was not over the moon with the Hoke hire, but the decision has been made. It would be program suicide to make changes again after 3 years, unless you want to see Michigan football dive in deeper into the certainty pool of being "Baylored".
There are no quick fixes anymore. Plus, the University of Michigan, it's football program and culture doesn't want that. They want tradition and brand above all else. Since 2005 Michigan football has been on a steady decline of empire due to coaching nepotism, incompetence, complacency and a dysfunctional superiority complex combined with ancestor worship. Michigan did not grab the best candidate. They got the comfortable candidate.
I say that changing now is going to do more harm than good. We should hunker down and ride out the shit storm for another year or two. By then Hoke's players will be 2 to 3 years in the system. Then we can judge the body of work from a more distinct and clear perspective. Hoke can't be that bad. Michigan fans put up with Lloyds B.S. year after year (7-5s, 8-4s and 9-3s pretty much with a few 10+ win seasons sprinkled in).
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan ran the same offense||
that year, but with a lot more option play because Zurbrugg had decent option skills and good footspeed, but his passing was suspect. Michigan quickly became one dimensional on offense, which opponents were able to control.
Harbaugh was very talented and highly recruited back in 1982, but in 1984 was only a Soph and had very limited playing experience. Michigan's offense was anemic in the first 4 games of the 1984 that Harbaugh started, which did not bode well despite a hot start (beating Miami). 1984 was a lot like 1979 and 1975 years when Michigan had to turn to inexperienced QBs. Unlike 1979 (8-4) and 1975 (8-2-2) seasons, 1984 ended worse because of turnovers and the team's overall youth. .
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Firing Hoke in year 3 is dumb||
I know it's in our American culture and all to want the quick fix, the instant gratification,, the fast drive-thru service, the win right now, but that's not how it works in most cases.
Overnight success happens, but it's rare. Normally it takes time, persistence and patience and a shit load of luck.
I for one don't want UM football to be Baylored with flavor-of-the-month coaching change decisions by the AD. Most successful football programs take a few years to get rolling, just like any other expensive project.
All this "this is Michigan" crap is just that, political theater and sound bites to please the faithful, nothing more. If you fall in love with everything some guys says, then you can be convinced of anything. Harbaugh is not coming to Ann Arbor, Michigan. He's in Palo Alto where he grew up, and it's an awesome place to live and raise a family. People love it when Hoke said he'd walk or crawl or inch-worm to Ann Arbor (to coach here). So yeah, the guy definitely loves Michigan. Check that box.. But can he win at Michigan? Clearly he can. He's 26-11 in 3 years and has won some games over good competition with 8+ or 9+ wins.
Hoke has not yet won a signature game in his career over a 10 win team yet.
But Bo didn't either. Between 1969 and 1989, Bo's signature wins were over 8-2 Ohio in 1969, 8-3 UCLA in 1972, 9-3 Texas A&M in 1977, 9-3 Ohio in 1977, and 9-3 Notre Dame in 1978 and probably 9-3 Nebraska in 1985/86*.
It wasn't for 17 years until Bo finally beat a team that achieved 10 wins: 1988 USC (10-1) in the Rose Bowl, and that was a come from behind win too.
*Yes Ohio went 10-3 in 1986, but were 9-1 when they lost to Michigan.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||There was 2010 win vs 9-4 Air Force||
Obviously his 2011 UM team beat 8-5 Notre Dame, 8-5 SD State, 9-4 Nebraska and 11-3 Virginia Tech.
All considerably better than 2007 Navy IMO.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Funny how you left out that Harbaugh was only a Soph||
and starting for the first year after Steve Smith had QBed Michigan 3 straight seasons.
IN 1984 Harbaugh was not a Jedi yet.
|15 weeks 1 hour ago||Some people can accept RR's non OL recruiting in 2010||
as fail, but conveniently ignore Carr 2005 class fail and otherwise mailing it in on recruiting during his final years. C'mon.
|15 weeks 2 hours ago||Bo was one of college football's greatest coaches||
His record speaks for itself. His competitors respect him greatly. And his players loved him.
I love to hear the team speech. It's applicable even today - for football, for work and life.
Michigan football has been down in recent years because it's lost hold of the winning ingredients, which was excellent coaching, excellent recruiting and tremendous fan support. All three of these ingredients have waned in recent years for a number of reasons (good and bad). What we're all witnessing is the culmination of a series of unfortunate events. Hoke is not a master tactician like Bo or Woody were. But I'm sure he is an inspirational leader, recruiter and motivator. He's relied on Mattison and Borges to make up for his short-comings on strategy and tactics. Bo did the same, as he was not a master of all. Bo had Bill McCartney, Jerry Hanlon, Terrell Burton, Gary Moeller, Lloyd Carr, Elliott Uzelac and Don Nehlen - some very passionate coaches.
Firing Hoke would be a huge mistake right now. Michigan can't afford more coaching turnover and program turmoil. That would interrupt the rebuilding process and disrupt recruiting further. I recommend UM stay the course with Hoke for another 2 to 3 years. After that, Michigan will have allowed the investment cycle to have run it's course.
|15 weeks 2 hours ago||Love that avatar dude||
Reminder to the days before Denard, when UM had Tate Forcier.
|15 weeks 2 hours ago||"Because I couldn't go for three"||
1968: Ohio 50, Michigan 14.
|15 weeks 3 hours ago||What is it with you guyz and all this pissing and moaning?||
This is the head coach everyone was eeeeeeing about 2 years ago.
Now we're breaking MGOBLOG records what with all these emo posts and intentional testicle punching. Step away from the keyboard and perform some deep breath exercises. Jesus.
THERE WILL BE NO COACHING CHANGES at MICHIGAN.
THERE WILL BE NO COACHING CHANGES at MICHIGAN.