"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."
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|31 weeks 5 days ago||This makes me as happy as...||
Jim Beilein having subs with the grand kids. It's CRAZY!
|1 year 30 weeks ago||I see a little bit...||
...of Shaft in this kid and I like it!
|4 years 18 weeks ago||BBC is dead...||
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Woot!||
Agreed! Get it done Brian! "RichRod for Heisman!" Just use the "snake oil salesman" pic and make it appear he is accepting the Heisman Trophy. Tell Rich Robots to warm up the presses. get a website all set up! Just do it! Oh, wait, UM doesn't wear Nike anymore...even better! "Impossible is Nothing!"
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Losing sucks...||
...but there is nothing wrong with it. It is part of life, like death and taxes. No one likes it but you deal with it. All we can do is stand in the stadium, or in our living rooms, and watch and support the 18-22 year-olds who are on the field playing thier best for their school and for a coach they have, hopefully, bought into.
I'm a high school football coach and I know what it is like to feel completely ambushed. To go into a game you should win, or to simply be going into a well matched game, and feel entirely confident in your players, feel you are completely prepared, and that your game plan is flawless...only to watch it go to shit. The players don't execute, the game plan you prepared isn't effective, and dammit, the other team, thier players, their coaches, they are just better than you today. I'm not saying this is entirely the case with Michigan, I think it is much more complicated than this, but I feel this is relevant some how.
I will say this, to... those young men DO NOT deserve to be booed. The instituion existed before the team, it is a club sport and a tradition, the coach may be making money and some of the kids on the field may make money some day, but they aren't yet. To boo kids who are playing to the best of their ability is shameful and disgusting. Just because you cheer for them, doesn't give you the right to boo. That is a liberty taken only with professional athletes. Would you boo a high school football team who isn't playing well? It is classless and despicable, I don't know how to describe it any other way. Go watch the Lions.
Michigan fans have been spoiled for a really long time. I mean that in a good way. We have been fortunate enough to have teams that were successful and won a lot of games. Now we have to take our lumps and root for a team that is going to go through some growing pains.
One of my fellow coaches has a saying, "When things get tough, the bitch comes out (of players)." Considering the reactions of some of the "fans" this season, I thought that this to was relevant.