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|9 hours 36 min ago||No he doesn't||
First off, Hoke has made over 12 million in his time here. After taxes and agents, he made $6 million in 4 years. Let's say he lives fairly large, but not excessive, by suburban michigan standards - at most he spent $1 million. Guy has $3 million banked, and that's assuming that he didn't save a penny before this job. He is fine.
|9 hours 41 min ago||Here for the bang!||
Beat Ohio, hire Harbaugh, keep Beilein forever, go blue.
|9 hours 56 min ago||Joking around||
Of Course. But, this is mgoblog, fergodsake, so it had to be said.
|12 hours 42 min ago||JH||
Ugh do we really want some coach who can't even make the playoffs?!?!
|19 hours 36 min ago||Same thought||
But are they really going to fire Jimmy? Just seems unlikely at this point but who the hell knows how many people he has pissed off.
|19 hours 39 min ago||Hoke?||
I know a coach who was specifically hired because he was willing to be subservient to an egomaniacal boss and who is good at winning 5 games. Hell, I think he even knows the directions by which to walk from his current locale to California.
|19 hours 53 min ago||None||
I guess only schiano, but I would out in this same category any coach at a lower tiered school that will be going to a noname bowl, as they could easily leave at any time.
|20 hours 7 min ago||Banquet||
I forgot about that. I guess Hoke will likely be here until 12/9 or 10, as it would be pretty awkward otherwise. I guess that's ok as it minimizes the time between his firing and the possible hiring of his replacement. Still, it would make for a really tough 10-14 days for all of us super fans.
|20 hours 10 min ago||What happened||
I know what happened? You had too much drink and not enough food at Thanksgiving dinner, amiright? Hopefully that post is the most embarrassing thing that you did or will do in your current state.
|20 hours 11 min ago||Agree||
The lions win couple with the 49ers loss makes it unlikely that the 49ers make the playoffs. Would Jim speak before the end of the season? Probably off the record, at a minimum.
|23 hours 26 min ago||Harbaugh||
Why is our coach wearing a 49ers shirt?
|1 day 18 min ago||21||
Here's my thoughts:
|1 day 8 hours ago||Rooting interest||
If there is even a chance of him coming, we really need to see the Lions win and SF lose. Helps us a bit with the timing.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Firings||
So you want Hoke to fire Hackett ("I just hope he doesn't fire me" style), hire Hecklinski to be head coach and then promote himself to AD?
|2 days 9 hours ago||good advice||
All joking aside, if the AD does those two things, he will have a very smooth and happy tenure.
#2 is easy. As to #1, if Harbaugh isn't interested, it gets a bit tougher.
|2 days 9 hours ago||trend||
I assume that you are not referring to the trend line in our basketball program (which is kind of straight up the past few years) and instead are referring to our football program (straight down for 7 years)?
|2 days 9 hours ago||R-E-L-A-X|
|2 days 9 hours ago||I disagree||
I don't know why everyone seems to be against Hackett. We had one business CEO as AD and he did terribly. That does not remotely mean that every other former business CEO will also be a bad AD. Brandon was not a bad AD because he was a former CEO - he was a bad AD because he was an asshole, who was hell bent on reshaping the Michigan football experience while at the same time milking the students and season ticket holders for every possible penny.
Both Schlissel and Hackett have stated that his job - interim or permanent - is the mend fences with the various "constituants" of Michigan football, and to balance progress and modern needs with preservation of traditions. With than mandate, I expect that Hackett (or just about anyone with a functioning brain and a non-DB sized ego) will listen to the fans do a good job of undoing some of BRandon's damage. It isn't hard, and it wouldn't cost much to, for example, (1) cut back on the amount of piped in music, (2) not have a giant noodle promotion at the Big House, (3) not do silly skywriting stunts, and (4) not petition for fireworks and drones at games. As to the milking of students, I think before leaving, Brandon already intruduced a ticket price reduction plan, so that is somewhat addressed.
Also, many were concerned that having an interim AD would hurt out coaching search. Well, if Hackett is permanent, that is no longer a concern.
So, serious question: what is the concern here?
|3 days 6 hours ago||love that pic||
I have a framed copy hanging in my basement.
Man, those were good times!
|3 days 6 hours ago||Nah,||
It's my fault. I need to coach you better.
|3 days 10 hours ago||No disagreement||
I think that the concern that you point out is very real and it may be the primary concern. But the concern that I point out I think is also a factor for many. So many fans that I encounter don't want to play the spoiler for the Hoke reason.
|3 days 11 hours ago||The Game||
I said this in another thread yesterday but there is less excitement for the Game this year than even 2008. Why? I suspect that aside from the inevitability of a loss, the meaninglessness of the result for our season and the general malaise, the main reason is that so many of our fans are afraid to hope for a victory as that might - in our dysfunctional AD - be a basis upon which Hoke is saved. I know that logic dictates that Hoke is gone regardless. But, as Brian has noted, logic isn't always the basis upon which our administration operates. Otherwise, Hoke never would have been hired in the first place. Otherwise, we would be one-month into the search for an AD and be close to having that wrapped up. Otherwise, Hoke would have likely been given the Earl Bruce / Muschamp treatment already.
|4 days 2 hours ago||but . . .||
I also don't see a win saving Hoke, but again, that's because we are viewing the question through the lens of logic. We have no idea what the hell is going on behind the doors of the Fort. Hell, Schlissel may be so happy with the 100% graduation rate, that he is pressing to keep Hoke. Perhaps Hackett is part of the former players group that is also enamored with Hoke? We just don't know. And if that is the case, it is hard to say so affirmatiely that a win will absolutely not save Hoke.
|4 days 3 hours ago||OSU||
I think that the reasons that there are no posts about the OSU game are:
1. this season has been so bad that nobody really cares about the actual football. It is all about the CC at this point, as a win or loss this weekend doesn't do much to change the trajectory of our program;
2. Everyone pretty much assumes that we are going to get slaughtered;
3. WHile most posters will not admit it, many are actually hoping that we do not pull off the miracle upset as it could save Hoke's job. Unlikely, if you apply logic, but as Brian has noted, attempting to apply logic to the functioning of our AD at this point seems . . .illogical.
|4 days 3 hours ago||totally agree||
I could not agree with this more. I love Michigan and Michigan football, but I am just not a fan of this team. They don't play with any passion. Other than Devin G and Jake Ryan, I just don't feel strongly about most of the players on this team at this point. I too loved the 2008 team, including our QB (Sheridan, who was probably the least talented M QB ever). But this team just bothers me for some reason. I have met a number of fans who feel the same way.
Note: During the late Richrod years, you were probably the poster with whom I most disagreed on a daily basis. This time around, I am surprised by how much I agree with every one of your posts.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Moving on||
I think that your comment hits on a very important point. I know that mid-season firings are not the norm, and that many people thing that there is no advantage conferred by firing Hoke midseason, but the "moving on" factor is important from a fan perspective.
I never rooted against Michigan, even during the darkest days of the RR era. But, as this tire fire of a season has progressed, I have found myself actively rooting for losses in these meaningless games, to snuff out any possibility that Hoke comes back and unintentionally inflicts further damage on our program.
This weekend is Ohio State. Our biggest rival. I am going to try may hardest to root for Michigan with everything that I have, but I know that a part of me will fear that every touchdown makes it slightly more likely that Hoke returns. If we play well by some miracle, I know that a part of me is going to worry, and not be excited.
If Hoke is given the Earl Bruce before the game, every fan out there - and, while most will not admit it for fear of being negged, there are many who think this way - will be able to root for Michigan anf Hoke 100%, and not feel conflicted.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Either way||
I would keep it. I also liked the Victors Walk, which I believe was a RichRod thing.
|5 days 20 hours ago||Nope||
I hate the legacy jersey thing. That needs to go. I also don't give a crap what we call Ohio /OSU/ Ohio State as long as we beat them 51% of the time.
|1 week 1 day ago||Why not?||
Serious question. Why is this a bad things to post. It relates to one of our former player, is pretty clearly labeled and is actually an interesting topic for disussion, specifically the financial woes of so many young, high-earning athletes. It is obviously not a happy post, but then again neither are most posts these days.
|1 week 5 days ago||Stop||
No politics (and I consider racial profiling to be a political issue). I am not going to respond to the substance of your post as it would turn this whole thread into a disaster, but how about we leave that issue for debate on Fox News, MSNBC and other political leaning outlets.