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|11 hours 1 min ago||jane coaston...||
...has become a MUST to follow on the twitters. she's great.
|14 hours 35 min ago||okay, here's the thing...||
...i've been saying for four years that i literally could not give a shit less what brady hoke tells the fans or media, and that i only care about what he says behind closed doors to his team. there are people on this board who've bitched about every single press conference because brady hoke wouldn't kill al borges, or fred funk, or whoever else, in front of god and bo schembechler. those people are idiots.
but, dear god, dave brandon and brady hoke - you HAVE to face the press and explain your actions openly and honestly. you can't stand there and either outright lie about how you endangered one of your 115 "sons" or issue mealymouthed middle-of-the-night press releases. be goddamn men and face the music.
burn baby burn.
|14 hours 43 min ago||i would also add...||
...there is no way on god's green earth that a head coach - ANY head coach - wouldn't have straight-out ASKED the medical staff: "hey, guys, i'm starting to think about this game thing i've got going saturday night - any chance my current starting quarterback might not be available? i know he got carted off the field yesterday, just wondering how he's feeling."
burn baby burn.
|1 day 13 hours ago||no, he wasn't.||
there is no way he was cleared by anyone. not a chance.
picture this - he finally gets pulled, goes to the sideline, gets "checked out," the docs tell brady, "shane morris is ok to go back in." brady goes "what? he was hurt?" (he had no idea, you know).
fast forward, press conference: "brady, why did morris go back in?" "well, he was cleared by our medical staff." end of story, right? NOPE. that's because it didn't happen.
|1 day 13 hours ago||me too.||
i've read every single word on the front page on this site, basically since its inception, and somehow this became common usage...i get 'who' we're talking about, but i don't know the background behind the name. a little help? </shame>
|1 day 13 hours ago||geez, whatever.||
christ, it's going to be a long 2 months.
dear sports media: nobody knows anything, nobody has fucking SAID anything, and nobody WILL say anything until the job opens. IF it opens. so kindly shut the fuck up about it.
(i would also add - there's no reason to be an echo chamber for this crap. there's going to be a derek-jeter-retiring level of ink spilled on this subject over the next few weeks, and all of it - literally every single bit of it - will be complete, 100% fabrication. it's okay to not point it out, guys)
|1 day 13 hours ago||"michigan man."||
if i never hear that phrase again, i'll be just fine with it.
is john beilein a "michigan man?" well, duh.
hell, bo wasn't a "michigan man," until he, you know, WAS.
rich rodriguez was a holy disaster here, but there has NEVER been an athletic department more in need of a damn firehosing than this one was when he got here. AND IT'S GOTTEN WORSE.
|1 day 14 hours ago||no, they didn't.||
|1 day 14 hours ago||i'm not even pissed any more.||
i'm just...beaten. i was pretty close before the season started, to be honest (i'm just so tired of being treated like a bank account wearing a goddamn 'M' hat) but a team that was actually fun to watch would have made that go away, at least a little bit...and i'm not even talking about going 5-0, more like fielding a team that's mostly watchable. this team isn't.
and it's really too bad - there are some guys on this team that, if the coaching staff wasn't 90% incompetent, could become among my favorite players we've ever had. i LOVE devin gardner - great kid, smart, super-tough, dynamic. jake ryan is fun to watch. funchess. we've got a true freshman at left tackle, and he looks way more competent than his coaches - think about what he might be 3 years from now...
instead, i'm seriously thinking that i won't even watch saturday's game by CHOICE, and that's never happened to me in 45 years of fandom. what. the fuck?
|3 days 4 hours ago||this team||
is worse than the rodriguez 3-9 team, and it's not even really that close. at least you could see what they were trying to do on that team and it was a question of the talent fitting the scheme. this team, the talent does fit the scheme, and it's still a goddamn tire fire. worse, they don't look like they even give a shit.
if i never the phrase "michigan man" again it will be too fucking soon. burn 'em all.
|5 days 8 hours ago||holy hell.||
i missed the "cool play action bro" play live, and god knows i didn't rewatch this disaster, but...sweet jeebus, that is just unwatchable. gardner actually has time to set (imho), but he hops on one foot and throws across his body. i wonder how many yards we've left on the field because of shitty mechanics? did nussmeier slap him in the side of the helmet when he made it to the sideline?
also, you know who would have this offense - with this exact personnel - kicking the ever-loving shit out of every defense it faced, including sparty? i do. we actually fired him about 3 1/2 years ago.
god knows, i'm not suggesting that we should have kept rodriguez around. that would have been crazy. but there's offensive talent here. there's no reason they should look this inept.
|1 week 1 day ago||i'm convinced.||
this is a poorly coached football team. period.
i've never been a 'fire the coach' guy. ever. it's too pat, too simple. but it's time. thanks, brady, we appreciate your efforts and wish you well. but it's just not happening.
|1 week 1 day ago||nope.||
the biggest issue on game day might be ball security.
the biggest issue facing the program is player development. some of these guys just never seem to get any better. okay, the quarterback doesn't seem to get better.
|1 week 6 days ago||completely agree, ace...||
...i give the athletic department as much (or more) pipe as anyone, but well done, dave brandon. well done.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||agree 100%||
3-9 was just "see, i told you" fuel for the fires.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||oh, absolutely...||
...those guys would have come flocking back if we'd won some games.
that said, the ex-players and ex-coaches were conspicuous by their absence, and in some cases they were actively negative before the mediocrity started rolling in.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||well,||
...i think that a case can be made that the rodriguez regime was hampered and / or damaged by the attitude and lack of support by people inside the athletic department and from former players and coaches.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||krzyzewski||
...is a weasel. the constant sanctimony and self-righteousness makes me want to barf.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||good for him.||
i'd wager that there's a good kid in there somewhere - brady doesn't usually recruit bad kids.
i wish him the best.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||careful on the bets, there, brian.||
...next thing you know, a bunch of nitwits are going to be sending you collection letters, kinda like they all wanted you to eat a lemon.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||hm.||
i hate to go all "execution" or anything, but is it possible that we could stick with man / press coverage but coach 'em up so the breakdowns aren't as terrible terrible terrible?
i know it's a dumb, pollyanna question, and yes, i understand the unlikelihood of a non-secondary coach "coaching 'em up", but this seems less scheme and more technique to me.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||No.||
No, you can't do that. It's slightly better than wearing them upside down around your neck, but not much.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||ok, i'll play.||
you would sit hollowell and countess for...who? let's not pretend that the replacements are obviously better.
|3 weeks 6 hours ago||man, that's truly a drag.||
i wouldn't wish that on anyone.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||reminding us once again...||
...that getting all worked up about an assistant coach is a profoundly silly thing.
godspeed and good luck.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||an honest question...||
...to those of you are all pissed off that hoke doesn't offer specific injury information: why, exactly, is this such a big deal to you guys? seriously - what is the payoff here? why this desperate need to know?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||screw football.||
|4 weeks 11 hours ago||whoa.||
satterfield had no idea we would be going man? at all? that is some executive level tunnel vision, right there. i realize you want to make decisions based on what you see and not what you read, but cumong man.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||yes, yes...||
...a thousand times yes.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||i'm sure he's disappointed.||
playaz wanna play.