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|5 days 6 hours ago||oh, because UofM students||
oh, because UofM students only speak a single dialect of english?
does no one else here appreciate the irony of a bunch of old white folks touting the superiority of their education when they are ignorant of linguistics 101?
|5 days 7 hours ago||it's a grammatically correct||
it's a grammatically correct construction in AAVE - which incidentally is a dialect spoken by many throughout the basketball world
they are kids, let them have their fun
|6 days 9 hours ago||agreed. home unis are||
home unis are sacred, never touch them
|6 days 9 hours ago||I love the maize pants with||
I love the maize pants with blue jerseys but I don't think maize + white is a very good combination.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||I think part of it is||
I think part of it is psychological for the opponents as well -- what goes through your head when you line up across from a guy with a helmet full of stickers that says basically "I am a playmaker"
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||Dantonio is a South Carolina||
Dantonio is a South Carolina alum.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||BEAT THE HOOSIERS||
BEAT THE HOOSIERS
|3 weeks 6 hours ago||M squared, are you a||
M squared, are you a mathematician?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Random.org gave you||
Random.org gave you alphabetical order, which is 1 out of 24 possible orderings
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I thought this thread would||
I thought this thread would be about Peppers.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Hoke's numbers at Ball St and||
Hoke's numbers at Ball St and SDSU are deflated because he did poorly in his early seasons and he was only there for a few years each. If you look at the trajectory of those programs, he has greatly improved every program has has helmed except for Michigan.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||how on earth do any of you||
How on Earth do any of you think that I'm saying Hoke should have been retained?
I am not saying that.
Harbaugh is a much better coach and I'm very glad for that.
However Harbaugh being a much better coach does not make Hoke a terrible coach - Harbaugh is a much better coach than almost every single current coach of a P5 team.
Is Hoke a significantly worse coach than, say, Jerry Kill at Minnesota? Is Jerry Kill a terrible, incompetent, idiotic coach, or is he an average coach for a P5 team?
Brady Hoke was not good enough to coach at Michigan - most P5 coaches aren't! That doesn't mean they are shit coaches, it means they are not the type of elite coach we expect to have here.
edit: "Just because he is folksy, or seems like a nice guy, or has good values, does not translate to him being a "good coach"."
Where have I EVER made that claim? Stop putting words in my mouth.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||South Carolina was also||
South Carolina was also working with a Senior QB who'd played the backup role as a freshman and had been the starter as a sophomore and junior. His senior season, which was his 4th in the same offensive system, he threw for 24 TDs and only 1 INT.
Hoke had Gardner in 2014 , who threw for 10 TDs and and 15 INTs.
Gardner was learning his 3rd offensive system in 5 years (RR --> Borges --> Nuss), wasn't even practicing at QB for half of 2012, and was also playing with an Oline and run game that was transitioning to primarily zone blocking.
And while Funchess may have been a 2nd round draft pick, he was drafted that high solely because of his immense physical potential, and was only playing his first year as a full time WR instead of TE (which is the position that other schools had recruited him to play as well
Am I saying that Hoke should have been retained? No. Am I glad that we've got Harbaugh, who was one of the top NFL coaches not named Belichick? Hell yes.
What I AM saying is that Hoke is not anywhere near as terrible, bumbling, and incompetent as many fans think he is.
His biggest shortcomings, in my opinion, were his unwillingness or inability to go out and hire a good spread OC in 2011 when he inherited Denard Robinson, his inability or unwillingness to bring top talent to his staff (Mattison being the exception), and yes the fact that his game management skills deteriorated as the pressure mounted later in his tenure. QB recruiting was a long term problem but having one more redshirt freshman QB on the roster probably wouldn't have made any difference in 2014.
He has shown the ability to be self critical about all of these things (well, he hasn't said publicly that Funk and Ferrigno should have been replaced / never should have been hired in the first place, and good for him for not saying it publicly but I'm sure he has thought it to himself) and has gone out of his way since being fired to improve his weaknesses by learning from successful coaches.
It is unreasonable to conclude that he is incapable of being a succesful coach at a smaller P5 school, and most of the hate directed towards him by this fanbase is some variant of "he must be an idiot because of the dialect he speaks" or *insert clapping joke here*.
I get it, you're pissed because of disappointing seasons and so am I, but bitterness and anger towards Brady Hoke is not going to change the 2014 record. Wish him well & let it go. We have Harbaugh now - better days are already upon us.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||that's a good point. after||
that's a good point. after further poking around with the rosters, it looks like that stat is counting redshirt sophomores after all.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||By my calculations, 2013||
By my calculations, 2013 Auburn had 62/113 players in their 1st and 2nd year, which rounds up to only 55%.
That includes WALKONS, who skew the numbers because many walkons will quit the team before reaching their 3rd or 4th year.
For Michigan, the number was 58/85, which rounds down to 68%.
So look at it this way, for the scholarship roster (the part that actually matters) Michigan had 32% of players in their 3rd year or later. Auburn had 45% of their TOTAL roster, meaning the % of players in their 3rd+ year on the scholarship roster is even greater than 45%.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan had 58 out of 85 in||
You're making an apples to oranges comparison: Michigan had 58 out of 85 in their 1st or 2nd year
What are the numbers for 2013 South Carolina if you don't include walkons (which inflate the numbers for underclassmen as many walkons quit before their junior and senior seasons) and don't include 3rd year sophomores?
Give me the numbers for the scholarship roster, without including 3rd year sophomores, and then we can discuss your winnings.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||can you name a coach who has||
can you name a coach who has won big in a power 5 conference with 58+ out of 85 scholarship players who are 18-19 years old?
i will insert my foot directly into my own mouth if you can.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||no really though, who among||
no really though, who among you can name a coach who has won big in a power 5 conference with 58+ out of 85 scholarship players in their first or second year.
if anyone can name such a coach I will happily admit I am wrong and drop this point.
but I don't think a single one of you armchair experts can actually do that so why don't you chill out and move the fuck on.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||dude, have any of you even||
dude, have any of you even bothered to look at how lopsided the roster has been in terms of age in the past 4-5 years?
can you name a single coach who has won big with 58 out of 85 scholarship guys in their first or second year, and only 27 out of 85 in years three, four, and five?
i'm sorry, but the level of hate for Hoke on this blog is just fucking ridiculous.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||the team also got younger the||
the team also got younger the further we moved away from Rodriguez...
|5 weeks 1 day ago||sounds like a perfect 2-guard||
sounds like a perfect 2-guard for Beilein's system then
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Also BOB BUHL is my real||
Also BOB BUHL is my real hero
attended every game for 70 years in a row, except for one year when we was overseas with the military... what a fella! Let's win this game for him
|5 weeks 4 days ago||"Mike D'Antoni drinks skim||
"Mike D'Antoni drinks skim milk"
The person who made this sign is my hero
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I don't see any outrage. I||
I don't see any outrage. I see lucid and critical thinking.
He's got a fair point.
|6 weeks 12 hours ago||let's burn!||
|6 weeks 14 hours ago||I am furiously spamming my F5||
I am furiously spamming my F5 until it comes
Yes, I have other things I should be doing
No, I don't want to do them right now
YOU'RE NOT MY MOM
|6 weeks 1 day ago||This wouldn't have happened||
This wouldn't have happened if the Refs had removed him from the game for his illegal hit on Rudock.
[Very glad the injury isn't severe, just not glad that call was reversed when he went helmet-to-helmet on a QB who was already on the ground]
|6 weeks 4 days ago||AMEN||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||porn? this is a snuff film.||
porn? this is a snuff film.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||if you assume height gain is||
if you assume height is linear in age, then you should assume weight (which is proportional to the volume of the body) is cubic.
therefore when he plays for M, he'll be 9'6" and 290*1.5^3 = 978.75 lbs (to be exact)