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|3 hours 6 min ago||I was just going to post that||
I was just going to post that the Yahoo article is bullshit in that you werent credited for the outing. At least in the SB Nation write up last night it was attributed to an "unnamed poster on MGoBlog".
You are clearly almost famous.
|3 hours 15 min ago||Hey - watch it OP. Word on||
Hey - watch it OP. Word on the street has it that's our next Head Coach you're bashing.
|3 hours 24 min ago||I think we must be looking||
I think we must be looking for different things. I want to know if Hoke is mandating this snail pace to "save" his defense or if it's just a crazy coincidence that two straight OCs couldn't get a play called and to the line inside of 29.8 seconds unlike every team in the country except one.
|4 hours 6 min ago||In the words of Pat||
In the words of Pat Fitzgerald NO SHIT. I was hoping for at least one reporter to have a pair between their legs and ask him "Coach - there is only one team in all of division I football playing at a slower pace right now than Michigan. Is the tempo you are playing at a function of design or simply players learing a new system? And if the answer is design - "is that your design or was than mandated from the HC?"
Jesus I wish somebody would acknowledge the 900 pound pink elephant in the fucking room.
|4 hours 12 min ago||Words are meaningless AND forgetable||
Four years on the board and I still SUCK at embedding video.
|5 hours 42 min ago||Because Minnesota's defensive||
Because Minnesota's defensive gameplan is going to change that much depending on if it's Gardner or Morris?
I don't think so. I think he just cant make up his mind and realizes his freaking job is hanging in the balance here.
|6 hours 38 min ago||FWIW Taylor was always one of||
FWIW Taylor was always one of my favorite MIchigan QBs. My only complaint was that when he ran the wishbone didnt let him run the triple option much (most of the plays were fairly straight forward dives & misdirection) and Taylor didnt carry the ball as much as I would've liked.
And his arm was no weaker or stronger than Denard's IMO.
|8 hours 37 min ago||Shows you how desparate I am||
Shows you how desparate I am right now. I'm actually considering this possibility and saying "you know - he might be right".
In a city of blind men - the one-eyed man is King.
|9 hours 53 min ago||And I'm pretty sure Mr||
And I'm pretty sure Mr Spurrier had a fairly decent track record prior to S. Carolina at Florida did he not? So he had proven he sort of knew how to coach despite his lackluster initial record at Carolina.
How's was Hoke's prior to Michigan? At which school did he demonstrate the same abillity to develop a long-term winning program like you see in Spurrier?
|21 hours 21 min ago||Perhaps he interviewed||
Perhaps he interviewed himself for the job. It would seem that he fits the description of the candidates he allegedly passed on.
|21 hours 33 min ago||i think i know what happened.||
and if you read the guy's post right below mine you'll learn what happened too. BTW - that dude is BRILLIANT!
Even he does occasionally double post.
|21 hours 34 min ago||i think i know what happened.||
i think i know what happened. The "promotion" was suppose to quietly move the unsold tickets to the students (actually not a bad thing) hence it's giveaway location in the student union. However when they got outed by 814E U they had to quickly come up with a lame cover story to explain what was going on before the current season ticket holders completely lost their collective minds.
Everytime I think we cant go any lower - we do.
|22 hours 42 min ago||I want to hear from||
I want to hear from TaiStreetsmyHero and the rest of the gang who were giving me, Lexus Larry and everybody else shit last year for not renewing our season tickets. I would love to hear why we should've paid through the nose for the priviledge of sitting in the same freaking seat near people who got in for the price of a freaking can of soda. I want to hear more about what "fair weather fans" we are for not paying list price plus the manditory seat donation fees for tickets now rendered worthless by the Athletic Department.
This reminds me of XM radio. I like XM and for years I renewed the subscription on my vehicles without thinking anything of it. 179.99/year or something like that. Then, when I got my boat i suspended service in the winter cause I wasnt using it obviously and the offers flooded my inbox. When they got to 29.99 for a year if I would only come back I realized what a sucker I had been all these years and immediately cancelled ALL my subscriptions. Sure enough - within 48 hours the same offers I got on the boat came for the cars and I effectively dropped my annual rate fro 179 to 29. And the geniuses running XM marketing showed me how to do it.
That's what I dont get. Doesnt Brandon realize that he's chasing something that is going to bite him squarely in the ass HARD next year? Why on earth would anybody renew their tickets after this - just hang around and somebody will give you pair just to get your ass in the seat.
|1 day 3 hours ago||You should be thanking me. I||
You should be thanking me. I just gave you 20 more minutes to finish your lunch.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Sounds cliche' but it's||
Sounds cliche' but it's definitely a red/blue pill scenario for our football program.
What the fuck does that even mean?
I think highly of Brady as a man.
I'm sure that means a lot to him right now.
I do not think he is a very effective head coach.
Why is that? Did something bad happen this weekend?
Recruits love him and he gets our tradition.
So I've heard
Is it worth the 4-6 losses a year?
I don'tthink so but firing Hoke does nothing without a subsequent "Home Run" hire.
At this point I'd take the proverbial "bunt single" hire
I hate the thought of another 3 year build up but perhaps if we hire the right guy, he could reasonably find success in year one with the talent that Brady amassed.
Seems like a reasonable assumption...go on.....
Our players could simply start playing for Brady and save his job.
Yup - that could happen. Prolly won't tho
I just don't see the passion that I saw growing up in this program.
I don't see a LOT of things I saw growing up in this program. Wins, full stadium, the band, free water, passing up coeds, kegs of beer in the stadium, etc.
I think Michigan has a chance to squeeze 7 or 8 more wins out of this season but it will take a monumental turn around, quarterback change and a sincere gut check.
It will also take scoring more points than the opposition 7-8 times too.
Who are we anymore? We don't have a defined identity.
We're Michigan fergodsakes - Jesus that was an easy one.
I think moving Gardner back to WR and starting Shane Is the best move for the program at this time. It accelerates his development and chemistry with the offense, which is nearly back in its entirety next season. It also allows Devin to show case his talent to NFL scouts in a realistic position. Devin could possibly play WR in the league. QB is a stretch.
Pro-tip: Don't quit your day job and look for a scouting position anytime soon.
I haven't lost hope for Michigan football and you shouldn't either. We are not a top 25 program right now but we are not that far away despite how it seems.
Really? What games have you been watching this year?
There may need to be a change at the top and most of us can sense that it's coming.
Nothing gets by you now does it?
While we are at it I'd love to see a move back to Nike. Adidas has not been a fortunate branding for us.
Random thought alert - Random thought alert!
The turnaround begins this Saturday along with B1G play.
Um...ok? But what about Nike?
I remember 2007 and we were in the same position.
Brady's fixing to retire at the end of the year? Who knew?
Let the theatre that is this miserable start to this season play out.
Do we have a choice here?
I have a feeling that we may make dram out of this thing yet.
Why? And what's a "dram" anyways?
Nope - they have a fun, energetic new coach who should still be here IMO but got treated like absolute shit by people who put their own agendas ahead of the program and we're still paying for their selfishness today. I hope they go 14-0.
|1 day 4 hours ago||What a fantastic post. You||
What a fantastic post. You sir should get massive kudos for this public service announcement.
|1 day 4 hours ago||The Gramatica's dont see why||
The Gramatica's dont see why people are making such a big deal out of this.....
|1 day 5 hours ago||"On Michigan’s seventh drive||
"On Michigan’s seventh drive after a few third down conversions moved the ball to midfield, an overloaded blitz on a play-action pass (that included a fake to a back that wasn’t there) resulted in a 12 yard sack. Michigan punted a few plays later."
I'll bet the imaginary back didnt execute his imaginary block properly and that's why a very real sack occurred.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Yours truly also lives in||
Yours truly also lives in Medina, Ohio. Perhaps DB sent the jet to cause he wants to talk to me?
|1 day 6 hours ago||This is all so sad really.||
This is all so sad really. Sad that fans have been turned-off and stopped caring through years of losing & mediocre play coupled with ridiculous ticket and PSL pricing. Sad that a team that freaking owned the 70's - 90's cant even win a home non-conference game against a very middle of the road PAC12 team. Sad that our highly ranked recruits seem to get worse instead of better every year. Sad that Michigan seems stuck in a style of play that was outdated a decade ago yet we cling to the idea that if we're somehow 'pure" to a vision our glory will return.
And, at least for me personally, sad that i don't care as much as I used to about it. I gave up my tickets this year and thought I would miss going to the games - I don't. And Saturday night, after watching Michigan get pummelled for the second time in three weeks, and having my phone lit up with texts from my OSU friends all saying basically "What the fuck is WRONG with you guys????" I watched a movie with my wife and son and didnt think a single thing about ithe game anymore.
|1 day 9 hours ago||MIne still does not work||
MIne still does not work without my trusty workaround magic being applied.
False alarm of hope. Back to bitching about coaching.
|1 day 9 hours ago||I'm with Dubs. In 2008 we||
I'm with Dubs. In 2008 we knew that it would take time for Rich to get his system in and the players to run it. Much was made of the year two "leap" and the year three juggernaught that was surely coming - once we had a QB to run it.
Now we sadly know what Hoke can do and the future doesnt hold promise - it makes us worried and depressed.
|1 day 21 hours ago||The "why not Dan Mullen"||
The "why not Dan Mullen" thread was up from about 7-9am this morning. And at least two threads suggested giving Hoke one more year regardless of how this year turns out cause there's nobody better out there this year.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Lets recap shall we? Since||
Lets recap shall we?
Since the loss yesterday the board has suggested we:
1. Fire Hoke
2. Promote Nuss
3. Fire Brandon
4. Fire Hoke (but nicely this time)
5. Move Morris to starting QB
6. Hire Dan Mullen
7. Hire Jim Harbaugh
8. Fire Hoke in the parking lot
9. Fire Hoke at the end of the season
10. Fire Hoke at the end of next season
11. Move Devin back to Wide Reciever
12. Hire John Harbaugh
13. And now....move Peppers to offense
Not sure if any of these "suggestions" will do a damn thing to improve the win/loss record any but it sure will make Ann Arbor an interesting place to be around.
|1 day 23 hours ago||I thought we'd finish up 9-3||
I thought we'd finish up 9-3 or even 10-2 so unless we get on the mother of all winning streaks then yes, the season is not at all what I expected.
I expected us to be kinda good.
Instead we kinda suck.
|2 days 11 hours ago||I politely disagree on the||
I politely disagree on the Punt Return thread. While the others are variations on the general frustration meme on coaching that one accurately pointed out we only had 10 players on the field during the return. Not sure why that had to be taken down - I think that's a pretty big deal given what happened and would've generated a lot of discussion once people woke up and saw it.
|2 days 11 hours ago||The next shoe to drop in our||
The next shoe to drop in our season of sadness is going to be attendance. People like me checked out after last year but the next wave of emotionally detached fans is about to occur IMO and that's going to make things double-ugly.
I would guess that Brandon might take Hoke out if he thinks it's the only way to molify the fan base and keep people coming to games. Remember - DB thinks very short-term and a stadium 3/4 full is going to get a lot of embarrasing media play both here and nationally. And dont think for a second that the Regents aren't noticing.
The ship is sinking (again).
|2 days 11 hours ago||Go back and watch film of||
Go back and watch film of Michigan games circa 1993-1998. If you didnt see a play or a formation during the game then you arent going to see it now.
Back to the future.
|2 days 11 hours ago||That's not true. The best||
That's not true. The best Michigan coach in my lifetime had OSU roots. I could care less if he's a Michigan Man or not - I just want to win.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Not sure about Mullen||
What I want is a young, energetic coach that understands that 1993 is over 20 years in the past and what worked then wont necessarily work now. That runs an uptempo, progressive offense that puts pressure on the defense every snap all game long and makes the game actually fun to watch. Who actually COACHES during the game and isnt simply a glorified cheerleader who defers any and all decisions to the assistants. Somebody not afraid to challenge players when they screw up and shows a bit of a pulse on the sidelines. And I dont give a flying fuck if he's a "Michigan Man" or not. The greatest coach in my lifetime (Bo) certainly wasnt. And somebody that's both succeeded and failed so he understands the difference and what leads to both results.
I hear there's a guy out in Arizona that fits that bill. I wonder if we could get him?