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|16 weeks 5 days ago||No team winning the Big 10||
No team winning the Big 10 tournament has ever made it to the Final Four. So we have that!
|27 weeks 6 days ago||4 mil a year and I'd love the||
4 mil a year and I'd love the tradition and values too! Brady, if you love these kids and the university like you say you do, resign!
|27 weeks 6 days ago||IIRC correctly, 1997 Oline||
IIRC correctly, 1997 Oline was really young too! I understand the youth issues regarding strength, physicality and comfort with the systems. Next year we'll have youth at the tackles and so the beat goes on. At some point, we need to see game improvement. The Lloyd coaching tree is abysmal and the sooner we recognize the real issue, the sooner it can be corrected.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||The problem starts upfront,||
The problem starts upfront, permeates to the linebackers and settles on the back end. The Dline doesn't eat space, keep oline off linebackers or get any qb pressure. Linebackers are never clean to make tackles, cannot shed blocks and consistently blow pass coverage assignments. DBs are tentative.
I truly believe we have more than adequate talent at every level so I conclude its coaching. Since it all starts upfront and Hoke is the position coach there, I suggest we start by making changes there.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||When Hoke was hired I vowed||
When Hoke was hired I vowed to quit paying money to support this charade. He was 47 and 50 when hired, went 11-2 with Carr/Rich Rod recruits, and has backed up since. There is plenty of talent on both sides of the ball but unlike an Iowa, K State or yes, MSU the team simply doesn't improve from start to finish and that is coaching.
All the marketing and branding in the world doesn't sell an obsolete product and thankfully, I haven't spent one cent of disposable income since Hoke was hired. I have never seen a coaching staff do less with more!
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Agree with your "Caris at the||
Agree with your "Caris at the point" assessment! That move would allow the coaches a little more 1-3-1 look with Irvin or Levert running the baseline. Ran the defense twice, one turnover and one time out, in the AZ game. It gives Belien the length he wants in that zone and is a precursor to adding Chatman in that mix next year.
Walton will get there and I am certain the coaches do not want to destroy his confidence. In the interim, give Caris a little more run at the point.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Growing pains for a young||
Growing pains for a young team! Burke took over on both ends of the floor in crunch time and we need to find that guy. I do not believe McGary is healthy yet but still gives it everything he's got. Hat's off to Horford, excellent effort!
|31 weeks 4 days ago||47 and 50. Lloyd mediocrity||
47 and 50. Lloyd mediocrity revisited. The big ten coaches breathe sigh of relief
|31 weeks 6 days ago||One hell of an effort from a||
One hell of an effort from a quality young man!
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Absolutely the right call to||
Absolutely the right call to go for two. Devin hobbling limited the play calling and the option route from Dileo sealed the game vs. ND...same call opposite side of the field.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Under .500 when hired and an||
Under .500 when hired and an OC who worked for Dinardo. Why anyone is surprised with this fiasco is beyond me. Lloyd coaching linneage Hoke, English, DeBord...do I need to go on! Loving the Michigan tradition does not ensure success.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||The players deserve better.||
The players deserve better. Poor choice 3 years ago and we are seeing the results of hiring a coach with a 47 and 50 record.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||Unfortunately, the only||
Unfortunately, the only change we'll see next year is the blitz packages we cannot handle will come off the edge versus up the middle. We have a coach who was hired with a sub .500 record and while he has recruited well, he's stuck in mediocrity. 4 million a year should get better outcomes!
|34 weeks 6 days ago||The defense is the least of||
The defense is the least of our worries. Still not sure why we never change calls when our blitz packages are revealed and the offenses stop, call it out and audible.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Hey Dave, Ron English is||
Hey Dave, Ron English is available!
|34 weeks 6 days ago||This is the product of a 47||
This is the product of a 47 and 50 head coaching hire coupled with a Dinardo offensive coordinator. Also appears Mattison is getting a look at all the freshman with Taco, Stribling, Thomas and Lewis seeing meaningful minutes.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Tell Conley he can play wide||
Tell Conley he can play wide receiver and move on.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Snake in the grass||
Then Bo would be correct in his assumption!
|3 years 19 weeks ago||I am right there with you. I||
I am right there with you. I thought Hoke was a mediocre hire and still do! I am neither impressed with his record nor his demeanor. We all love Michigan and are passionate about its football, but that alone does not qualify us to coach the team.
I hold out hope but mediocrity ala Lloyd is the best we can expect.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||A year||
|3 years 25 weeks ago||He should make at least what||
He should make at least what Newsome made.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||I for one am excited to see||
I for one am excited to see Denard hand it off on the zone left!
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Another 50+ assistant on||
Another 50+ assistant on Hoke's all star cast! You are what your record says you are...47 and 50. So I guess we did get an elite coach, at least by Lloyds tree standards!
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Wow, not certain he can||
Wow, not certain he can afford the cut in pay!
|3 years 25 weeks ago||IMO, if Michigan were an||
IMO, if Michigan were an elite job, Brady Hoke would not be its coach. You are what your record says you are...47 and 50!
|3 years 25 weeks ago||I harbor no ill will past or||
I harbor no ill will past or present. I enjoy the fact based approach of Brian and his commentary. Unfortunately, I am not sold on the new hire and there is not much that will convince me otherwise.
Regardless the number of former players and coaches lining up to provide accolades, what we have is a coach with three winning seasons, an overall losing record from a weak coaching tree. Is he a likable, hard working guy, I suppose so. Will he give you everything he has, I suppose so. Will it be enough to compete for Big Ten Titles and NC's, not in my lifetim( I am old).
Had the coaching trunk Lloyd been a good enough manager/leader to establish a solid, results oriented coaching tree, Rich Rod would still be flourishing in WV. He didn't and hiring the best of a worst lot has never been a prescription for success. Let's hope Hoke is at least is smart enough to surround himself with a quality staff, capable of taking the next step in a few years.
I will continue to support the young men and women who participate in Michigan athletics, but please don't ask me to blindly follow the chorus of former players and coaches saluting this hire as a wonderful thing. Where were they three years ago?
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Certainly happy for Mike and||
Certainly happy for Mike and support all the young men and women who particpate in Michigan athletics. Program is at a tipping point and I hope all the Carr cronies are happy with a hard working, nice guy with average to below coaching results.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||I hope passion and old guard||
I hope passion and old guard support can compensate for average to below coaching credentials.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||A press conference is not||
A press conference is not going to move my opinion. The kids that play for Michigan deserve much better than this. The old guard is happy and the marketing spin is in full turn but the reality remains we hired a coach with one winning season in the MAC and less than .500 winning percentage. Now this is change I cannot believe in!