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|4 years 21 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
I don't know about anti-Christ, but he has definitely shown to be anti-Crist...
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Extremes don't tell the whole story||
If you take both stats and points scored into account, hopefully we can all agree that, while the offense was not as effective as we thought from the first games (in terms of scoring against good teams), it had incredible potential and was dangerous. I think saying that the offense did not work, therefore we needed change is just a major oversimplification. If there was one thing that was working last season was the offense (yes, I know, except for OSU and MSU, ntMSU).
|4 years 36 weeks ago||I disagree...||
... He is not better than this. This is who he is. As a fan, I respect how a player conducts himself after he leaves Michigan, including how they support their Alma Mater. I am disappointed and lost respect for a few ex-players, including Desmond Howard, Braylon Edwards and Brian Griese.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||SEC B1G Challenge||
I love this idea, as long as the B1G teams get the home portion of the games played in late November. I bet the SEC teams would all choke playing in cold weather.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||"Borges, unlike Mattison,||
"Borges, unlike Mattison, obsessed over last year’s tape"
For some reason, the above statement makes me think the offense will be fine. I mean, why be obsessed over watching last year's tape if you are not planning to use at least some portions of that offense? To me what we saw in the spring game is just a practice on the new concepts, as in, why practice what they already know? Also, what Borges said about not wanting to show all of the offense makes a lot of sense to me.
Or I am in just plain denial...
|5 years 4 weeks ago||Not thrilled...||
... I was all in for RR, but just as I wished he had gotten more support, I will be open and embrace Hoke as the coach, and hope for the best.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||Exactly!||
I'm so frustrated... But hey, what's done is done. I'll whine today... Move on tomorrow...
|5 years 4 weeks ago||Please bring...||
Scott Loeffler (sp?), please!
|5 years 4 weeks ago||Can't stop laughing...||
... I'm at work and I feel I'm laughing at a funeral
|5 years 4 weeks ago||+99999999999||
|5 years 4 weeks ago||He later tweeted...||
"Honestly, not sure why people are freaked about Hoke. You knew it'd be a Michigan guy, and there were only 3. Harb said no. Miles not easy."
|5 years 4 weeks ago||What's done it's done but...||
... I just can't imagine how any of what's transpiring is any better than keeping RR for one more year. Now we're down to Hoke? Is this how we move forward?
|5 years 4 weeks ago||Wel...||
... better than Hugo Chavez
|5 years 4 weeks ago||Nah||
Rosenberg has a crush on Miles... We're safe.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||I don't find it that weird...||
... He needs to appear uninterested in the Michigan job, but in doing so he is also appearing disingenuous when trying to say he's happy at LSU.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||Well, the track record...||
... of College coaches trying it in the NFL is not good at all. He'll be dealing with big egos, not kids. Plus the pressure is going to be significantly higher. SF fans are NOT going to be waiting 5 years for significant improvement. Who knows his reasons, but if Michigan was willing to pay close to $5 million for him, how do you not go and coach in the place you said all this time you loved?
I hope he does well in the NFL, but I have my doubts that he will.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||Thanks for posting this...||
... all signs seem to point at Hoke. If he is indeed our next coach, please, let's give him the support he needs. I believe we really need someone who wants to be here. We need someone who will address the crowd at Crisler Arena and yells to the world:
"To The Ohio State Buckeys, I tell you this: your fun is over... we'll be waiting for you next November". He needs to set the intention, get people excited, and prepare all year for it. I thought Harbaugh would be that guy... but maybe someone with Hoke's passion and love for Michigan (and hopefully a healthy hate for MSU and OSU) will get it done.
Edit: I know I posted above that I had my reservations about Hoke, therefore, contradicting myself. But reading that article, made me re-think about it. I think we need to be open.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||But he hates...||
... the spread, according to Brian's post. I frankly did not mind Hoke, until I read those comments. I don't necessarily buy the "We deserve better" argument; for all I know he may be a good coach that just needs a chance. But if DB said he was looking for a coach able to adapt his approach to the talent available, I don't think Hoke is that guy.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||For the life of me...||
... I just can't find a reason that explains this delay. What else is there to discuss? What other input does DB need? What else could RR possibly to help his case?
|5 years 5 weeks ago||Surely...||
... it's just a stop to refuel before heading to Palo Alto?
|5 years 5 weeks ago||I don't know where the faith comes from ...||
... But I figure that the way he took charge of the NCAA investigation, secured the first ever night game in The Big House, big match with Alabama in 2012, permanent lights for the Big House and hints that the basketball facilities will be upgraded, et all, in one year, seems quite impressive.
Does the above translate in knowledge in how to deal with a a coaching decision? no. But I respect the fact that he seems to want all data available before making a decision, and that includes how we perform in the Bowl game. So yeah, to me it is all hanging on the bowl performance. That is the only thing that explains to me, why the wait.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Just remember how...||
... many "experts" had UConn beating Michigan. I know, UConn is not MSU, but I believe that if we're healthy, we win.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||I don't buy it...||
... Wolverines will be prepared and will play solid football, like they did vs. UConn. Michigan will not dominate toMSU but I do expect a close game and a Michigan win is definitely not out of the question.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||I thought ...||
... It was a Dee Hart reference?
|5 years 9 weeks ago||I'm sure Denard would be...||
.... successful in any system. But the question is what us the system that maximizes his abilities? I believe a system like RR's is the one that does
|5 years 9 weeks ago||DB did say...||
... that "had we performed better, we wouldn't be talking about this now". Maybe he would have endorsed RR. To me he is just waiting to see how Michigan performs in the bowl game, after the 15 practices. 15 practices should be enough to re-emphasize fundamentals, healing of hurt players, game plan for the oponent, etc. I would expect a performance like the UConn game. If after all that preparation, we still look sloppy, then I guess RR will be let go.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||All that is true...||
... but it was a veteran team.... the #2 team had lots of juniors and seniors and the 2007 had a senior Chad Henne, Mike Hart, Jake Long, etc. Veterans at key positions. The 2007 team was expected to compete for a BCS championship, so beating Florida and all, we underachieved. The 2007 had no upside.
But what few, if any saw coming was how vulnerable we would be one the veterans left. So we were on our way down, we just didn't know it at the time, or were too blind to see. And the coaching change accelerated our "depletion" of talent.
In contrast, the 2010 has lots of upside, if we are patient enough to reap the benefits of all these growing pains. In 2011, we should do better; and it will be a year where we can know, almost for certain if what plagues Michigan now is just the growing pains of a team that is maturing, or if it is simply coaching.
To me, it's a no-brainer. It is reasonable to expect that the team will make another leap, with more experience. I'm in favour for keeping RR for another year, but if a coaching change must be made, then let's make sure that the next coach can continue what RR has built so far, otherwise, it will be 2+ more years of rebuilding. Do we want to go through that again?
|5 years 10 weeks ago||I wouldn't surprise me...||
... if Michigan State is next year's Iowa. MSU was very lucky this year, like Iowa was last year, and look at Iowa's record now.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||And we...||
WILL be better!
|5 years 10 weeks ago||Rich Rodriguez IS Bo||
If I read the OP correctly, this was meant to be interpreted as "both have started successful eras in the history of Michigan Football". Granted, we still don't know if the RR era will be judged as successful. But hey, I think it will be if given the right chance.