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|18 hours 13 min ago||Anyone who is an actual insider||
with actual knowledge isn't talking.
There is no sportswriter, blogger, radio or tv announcer who knows anything whatsoever about this process.
They are all blowing smoke.
The ones that are honest about it will say "I don't know anything, but" ....and then proceed to speculate without any grounds whatsoever.
The other thing to keep in mind is that none of them have ever had a position of responsibility or other experience that is even remotely comparable to the AD and HC evaluation, hiring and firing processes, so their opinions on the subject are utterly worthless.
|1 day 17 hours ago||I thought Robert Novak was dead||
|2 days 16 hours ago||Short memories...or no memories at all||
Re calling that school down south "Ohio". For as long as I've been alive, the crowd has chanted at the end of the last home game immediately prior to the OSU game "Beat Ohio!" This is not something that Hoke simply made up. But, I'd use it only the way it's always been used: for a chant at the penultimate game of the season.
As for the Legends Jerseys, I can take it or leave it, but on balance, I'd prefer that (i) No 1 and No 2 get retired in due course and (ii) the Legends Jerseys are trotted out at Homecoming, and used only for that game once each season.
I'd sh*tcan the alternate/throwback/special jerseys for all time, but I know I'm spitting into the wind on that one.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Hockey same night at Football||
It's not correct that hockey would never be scheduled for the same day as a football game.
I attended lots of hockey games at Yost the evening after a football game at Michigan Stadium
But, what didn't happen back then was scheduling a football game at 3:30 the same day as a hockey game.
“Toe meets leather at 1:05. If you want to televise it, fine. If you don’t, that’s fine too.”
|1 week 10 hours ago||Nebraska 2012||
Not having developed a backup quarterback that was even remotely competent.
Something that we then saw repeated over the past two seasons, showing that it wasn't a one-time aberration.
|1 week 18 hours ago||1934||
For the reasons previously posted.
|1 week 4 days ago||I want||
Tom Hemingway and Tom Slade to announce all the games.
And one of them is dead.
Lemme get this straight.
Anybody here willing to argue that Brandstetter and Dierdorf are worse than pretty much anybody who's done play by play and color on the craptastic TV broadcasts that we've had to endure this season?
|1 week 5 days ago||Wangler to Carter wasn't even the greatest play from that game||
The greatest play that game was the play right before it: Lawrence Reid to Lee Corso, killing the clock.
|1 week 5 days ago||Ron Johnson 1968 vs Wisconsin||
I'll nominate his 50-yd TD run in the 4th Q.
His 5th TD of the game - the 3rd of 50 yds or more, 4th of 35 yds of more.
347 yds rushing on 31 carries.
|1 week 6 days ago||Lance Leipold||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I wondered if those stories were simply wrong||
It didn't seem like the sort of thing that the announcers would miss, even if sad experience this season might suggest that it was the sort of thing that the special teams coaches could very well miss.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||When I was a child, I thought childish things.||
I wanted OSU to lose every game.
And then a very wise person set me straight. You should want OSU to win every single game until we play them, so that when we win, the win is all the sweeter (and the loss is to them all the more bitter).
Simple as that.
Corrollary: You want ever team we play to win every game, up to the point we play them.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!|
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Cholera, Typhoid, Dysentery, Hepatitis, & Viral Hemoraggic Fever||
in the drinking water at Spartan Stadium.
|3 weeks 10 hours ago||Actually, Bo said several times||
that Carol Hutchins was the best coach on campus.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||100% correct||
You cannot keep him on Staff.
But, if you like the enthusiasm, I've got a role for him.
Newt Loken is dead, sadly. Hoke can show up once a year at Homecoming like Newt always did and - since I doubt he could do a backflip off the stadium wall if his life depended on it, so that's out - clap.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Keep in mind||
Brandon was making $3.2 million at Domino's and took an 80% pay cut to become AD.
If anything CEO salaries have gone up in the meantime, and like the NBA coaching ranks, it's just about impossible to do anything other than fail upwards in the CEO racket. He'll be back in some executive suite somewhere before the dust has settled in Ann Arbor, making more money annually than the entirety of his buyout from Michigan.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think that||
somebody at the University failing at their job is something to celebrate, even on the occasion of their brooming out.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Double post - sorry||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I want somebody who||
five years from now, after Michigan basketball has won the NCAA tournament, and the hockey team has won the Frozen Four, all a couple of months after the football team caps off an undefeated season, I have to ask myself, "Who is the athletic director? You know, the person who hired the football coach five years ago?"
Like children, ADs should be seen and not heard.
I take that back, ADs shouldn't even be seen.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||There is no single recruit||
that will make any difference whatsoever in the long run.
The program, the team-the team-the team, is far more important than any single recruit.
Frankly, I find the obsession with the whims of 17 year old high school students not merely baffling, but more than a little creepy.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I loved Bosco|
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||I guess we know now. . .||
. . . what the "more important things to do" were that Brandon was doing.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Before we get too santimonious about this||
recall the grading system that Doc Losh had for her Astronomy classes:
A for Athletes
B for Boys
C for Coeds
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Because there is less satisfaction||
in beating them than there is disappointment in losing to them.
It's pretty much on a par with keeping versus losing the Jug.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Sam's opinion on that question||
has almost as much weight as my opinion on that question, or that of any other random poster on this or any other interwebs messageboard.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Get serious||
Whether it's Les or Mullen or any other current SEC coach.
First 10 minutes of the interview:
"Whaddya mean I can't arrange for boosters to pay recruits and their families to come here?"
It ain't gonna happen.
You don't want to make it happen.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Slippery Rock on a bye week||
with Band Day and Cub Scouts and Boys Scouts, and Brownies and Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Girls and I don't know what all else to "usher" during the game that week.
Please tell me that they are having Band Day and scouts etc ushering as well.
Now, get off my freaking lawn!
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Re running for Regent||
People frequently ask me how to go about deciding who to vote for Regent.
I usually tell them to just vote straight party ticket for whatever party they normally support, with one important exception:
If there is anybody on the ballot who's last name is the same as that of a major building on campus, vote for them.
So, you're golden as long as people think that you donated the money for the Law Quad and Martha Cook.
Don't disabuse them of that notion.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Not statistical spin at all||
Particularly if that is the stretch of time during which one became a fan - like me.
The question isn't whether this coach's record is better or worse than that coach's record over their entire tenure. The question was whether the results on the field the past seven seasons is going to make you stop being a fan or taking interest in the games. 57-63 was by all measures a worse stretch of results than the past seven years, and the program's trajectory gave no clue whatsoever that Bump would turn things around in '64 and then build the foundatons for '68 and beyond.
That isn't an argument for or against whether Brady should be retained. It is simply an argument that the past 7 seasons are no reason to stop being a fan. Michigan fans with memories two and three times as long as as most of the posters on this board have seen far worse, and stayed fans.