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|1 week 4 days ago||3-9||
Dave Brandon becomes an anti-Michigan booster, sending bagmen to high-ranked recruits just so they commit anywhere else. Players transfer away from Michigan because Harbaugh makes them work harder than Hoke did to earn their success; those that stay don't believe in Harbaugh's system and don't play to their full potential while skipping classes and committing violent crimes. After the season Michigan decides football isn't worth spending so much money for and goes the way of the ivy league.
Oh sorry, thought this was the negbang thread.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Why is that relevant?||
The overall trend of punting is clear; punting is getting better, punt returns are getting worse. You can't claim that tactics used a decade ago are the reason why punting is getting better, particularly when the NFL does not see the same trend as the NCAA. So if it's not the shield punt, what else could lead to this difference? You yourself admit that about half of NCAA teams use shield punt.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Can't wait til Ohio||
passes a bill allowing student athletes to unionize, giving OSU an advantage over Michigan on the recruiting trail...
|6 weeks 5 days ago||If Harbaugh||
rips out a baby's heart and takes a bite out of it while it's still beating, I would conclude he's not the best candidate for the Michigan job. Of course, he'd have to do this before getting hired, otherwise I could chalk that one up to a mistake made in hindsight.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Please ignore the ignorant comments, oh great one.||
I understand that reporting your findings of the future creates an alternate universe, and trust that the new universe was created to maximize future Michigan victories on the football field.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Checklist:||
Reading comprehension failure, ad hominem, unoriginal counter to my relevant (albeit recycled) quote. Could be troll or in middle school.
Either way, I hope you put down the energy drink and go to bed, lest your parents find out you're still awake.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I suggest you find||
a new blog to post in. We will be fine without you.
Have a happy life!
|7 weeks 2 days ago||(No subject)||
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Well crap.||
Now I have to get a hobby.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Well fuck. Granted, Michigan||
Well fuck. Granted, Michigan did very well to come back after looking completely dead when down 13. #Resiliency #MoralVictories
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Foul a big man.||
Force them to win it on the freethrow line and defense. Don't play defense for the full possession.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Michigan by 7!||
Take that Kenpom!
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Michigan-Oregon is on ESPN3||
because more of their fans know how to use the internet than Alabama-Iowa State.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I'd swap Wright for Stills.||
Stills is the most likely candidate to become the largest beneficiary of Cooks going out with an injury.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Matthews, because LOL Tennessee.||
If you like the Pats passing game today, I'd take LaFell over Edelman.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||3 RBs, must start 2.||
Have Denard, Tre Mason, and Joique Bell. Denard has been real good lately, and Indianapolis has been bad against the run. That being said, Mason and Bell both did well against tough run defenses last week. Tempted to go with Denard and Mason here, but this feels like a 3-sided coinflip as to who I bench.
|9 weeks 11 hours ago||In other news,||
Arizona 42, Utah 10.
Oops wrong thread; there are no snowflakes in Arizona.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||He will earn multiple national titles at Michigan.||
But if he doesn't send me $6 Million by the end of the year, he will instead get fired from Michigan.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||You're a Nazi.||
Hopefully this comment is the final nail in this thread's coffin.
|11 weeks 14 hours ago||So many commercials...||
that I started streaming Starcraft II WCS Global Finals. Too bad that stream is having technical difficulties -_-
|11 weeks 19 hours ago||WE ATE SUBS.||
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I mean, it IS a pretty base idea,||
so I shouldn't feel unhappy V-B Day made the front page. That being said,
I'll just pretend like I inspired it.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I had a sub today.||
It ranked moderate on the Crazy scale.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||If this is true,||
I will never think of today as Halloween again. The name V-DB Day (Victory over Dave Brandon Day) will be much more appropriate.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||You have no concept of sunk cost.||
Why does it matter that Rodriguez started 3-9 when he was fired after his 7-6 season? Why does it matter that Hoke started 11-2 when everyone unanimously wants him gone now? Past seasons are sunk costs that can never be recovered no matter what; the decision to retain or replace a coach can only affect future Michigan teams.
Rodriguez's teams were improving in record and on offense; they were regressing on defense. Hoke's teams have regressed in all facets every year; yes they started very good and slight decline is acceptable, but it's slipped further to the point of apocalyptic. I don't know how anyone can argue that today's future looks better than Michigan's future looked in 2011 under Rodriguez, particularly a Rodriguez with the positive media coverage and coordinator budget that Hoke received throughout his tenure.
In conclusion, I hope your child never falls behind in reading level, because should they actually make strides to improve you'll simply ridicule them for getting behind in the first place.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Because Hoke's teams have gotten worse||
in all phases from year to year. Really, the only positives we can say about him involve player retention and recruiting rankings.
Meanwhile, we could see firsthand that Rodriguez's offense was bordering on greatness; if he could somehow fix the defense and special teams to become okay, the team would be in great shape to contend for the Big Ten. What could do that? Tripling Rodriguez's coordinator budget would help. Perhaps some positive press from the athletic department would give recruits more confidence in the football program, and would help Rodriguez recruit and retain players. Hoke received all of these resources from the getgo, yet his teams have trended downward from a lucky 2011 season to a very-understandable 2012, then to a subpar 2013 and apocalyptic 2014.
Of course, I am assuming the binary of either retaining Rodriguez or replacing Rodriguez with Hoke... because this is the binary that Dave Brandon chose from.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Completely irrelevant.||
The question is not whether Rodriguez should have been fired or not; the question is whether a replacement Michigan can hire will do better than the current coach. This means a coach can go 15-0 and, depending on circumstances, it can still be the correct move to fire him. Michigan fired Rodriguez to either
1) start a coaching search that had to be rushed due to the flailing recruiting class, landing us Hoke, or
2) begin a farce of a coaching search that was always to end up with Hoke, pointlessly dragging it along for a week.
In either case, he hurt Michigan football's future by replacing Rodriguez with Hoke. Maybe he could have improved Michigan football's future by replacing Rodriguez with Harbaugh, but he didn't.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||So what's next?||
Are you going to start a thread claiming the 2010 offense was bad against good defenses?
|12 weeks 2 days ago||RR didn't coach||
the 4-8 season.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Whether or not to fire Rodriguez||
is the wrong question to ask; the same applies to Hoke. We should be asking ourselves "Which coach can Michigan hire that would outperform the current coach?" For Hoke, I would take pretty much anyone else to get Michigan to 3-9 with this roster. Heck, EMU's coaching staff would have likely diagnosed Morris before sending him back onto the field.
Regarding Rodriguez, his mismanaging of the defensive side of the ball, along with poor player retention, were good reasons to fire him. Were they good reasons to replace him with a sub-500 coach? I argue not. There was plenty of hope for future Rodriguez teams, which could have been strengthened if his coordinator budget was the same level as Hoke's. It doesn't guarantee he would have succeeded, but nothing suggested Hoke was an upgrade.