Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
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|1 year 33 weeks ago||clap clap clap||
Will be living in SF by the time we may play a bowl there, but do I really want to watch this mess in person?
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Me too! When I was a kid in||
Me too! When I was a kid in the '80s, my dad played on an adult league team that won some contest for him to skate with them for a practice. My mom, brother, and I had to wait for over an hour after the practice, because Gordie not only skated with the team, but also sat in the locker with them drinking beer and telling stories for as long as anyone was willing to stay and listen. Then he came out and spent a bunch of time talking to all the kids and families too. Really a nice guy.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Obviously speaking only to||
Obviously speaking only to football, where Brandon thinks he has some sort of insight he can offer on film sessions/coaches meetings, etc. I doubt Beilein, Berenson, or the woman's badminton coach have a ton to worry about in that respect.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Man this argument is so||
Man this argument is so annoying. People will sit through and take a bunch of BS when the team is winning, granted, but not sitting through and taking the same BS while also watching the team lose doesn't make the BS any less BS.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||At this point I don't even||
At this point I don't even care if he ends up being wrong, it's just nice to hear.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Attempting to look||
Attempting to look rationally, then: why such a focus on Brandon over and above Hoke this week if everyone is just upset about the football team's record?
Would there be as much of an immediate firestorm if our record was better? No, definitely not. Do I think the protests/petitions were really to express outrage over the handling of Shane on Saturday? No. I think people seized on that issue and the national attention it brought to bring up other issues that have been simmering for quite some time, and the handling of this most recent issue after the fact, way more than the incident itself is what has people so angry this week. But the criticism of Brandon has to do with way more than our recent record.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Are you intentionally||
Are you intentionally ignoring all of the other reasons people have been complaining about Brandon and calling for his job the last few years (ticket prices, WOW issues, student alienation, horrendous communication and PR debacles, etc.), or are you actually that obtuse?
|1 year 38 weeks ago||/s?||
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Not sure where to put this,||
Not sure where to put this, so I'll just add it here, but I for one am looking forward to tomorrow when the attention turns back to the actual football on the field and I can return to the state of comfortable apathy I was complaining about a week ago.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||IF anybody was offended by||
IF anybody was offended by anything, he's sorry.
EDIT: embed fail
DB "When we get it wrong, we learn from it, apologize for it if we offend anybody. We're in the business of trying to make our fans happy."
|1 year 38 weeks ago||This has been my hope too.||
This has been my hope too. If they did come back with something damning, I think it's the one thing that could really push this over the edge into real action.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||I think firing both now seems||
I think firing both now seems to make a lot of sense (definitely Brandon, but Hoke too). Yes, short game week for the interim to piece something together for Rutgers, but it's also a first game at Rutgers -- a pretty good dry run out of the spotlight before coming home to PSU UTLIII and then at MSU. If I were named the interim (and I officially accept if offered), I would prefer the practice game at Rutgers (win or lose) to starting at home in prime time.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Yup: "I have instructed the||
Yup: "I have instructed the Athletic Director to provide . . . a thorough review of . . . ." Brandon isn't going anywhere soon, and he's somehow still seen as the correct person to take on this mission. :(
EDIT: my bad, it says Athletic Department, not Athletic Director -- could be a good sign, could be nothing, but definitely means I need better glasses to read this tiny message.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Same here -- not to mention,||
Same here -- not to mention, you know, spending time on my actual job.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I was thinking about this||
I was thinking about this yesterday. The one small silver lining I can see is it at least seems as though the broader community (students/alumni/fans, etc.) are much more together than they were in 2010. That was the worst part of 2010, we were all fighting with each other in a very polarized way.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Looks like he fount it!||
Looks like he fount it!
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Probably should have just||
Probably should have just gone with "I'm not here to talk about the past." That always seems to work.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||For me it's not so much a||
For me it's not so much a voice in my head as my internet browser helpfully trying to remind me that this is a "502 Bad Gateway" every few minutes since Saturday. Sadly, I continue to ignore it, hit refresh, and walk right back through said bad gateway.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Not far from Jackson Rd --||
Not far from Jackson Rd -- maybe when coming from Campus he thought he was already that far?
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Same here -- moving to the||
Same here -- moving to the peninsula in November, and won't make it back to Ann Arbor for any other game this year.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||People around here are pretty||
People around here are pretty sure he's going to be an NFL HC in the not-too-distant future, but if he would come, seems like a decent choice to consider.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||No, the time to PANIC is||
No, the time to PANIC is clearly NOW. I agree with your second point, though.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Josh McDaniels, no. The rest||
Josh McDaniels, no. The rest of the list I have no opinion on.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||I say we hire whoever is||
I say we hire whoever is Princeton's current coach -- seemed to work last time.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Agree with the sentiment, but||
Agree with the sentiment, but -- and not sure why I just noticed this -- I can't take anymore Hoke-isms. They are back to being Ohio State (or some derogatory version of that) from now on, or at least until we win the right to say otherwise.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Agreed -- said this in||
Agreed -- said this in another thread, but Brandon has commercialized this program to all hell, it's time we used some of that money to hand a blank check to whatever the best available coach happens to be available at the end of this season.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Hopefully Brandon's||
Hopefully Brandon's commercializing the fuck out of this program will finally come in handy -- it's time to empty the truck and finally hire a real damn head coach, whatever the cost.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Really? Seems weird to||
Really? Seems weird to maximize the advantage for the lower seeds -- not much of a reward for finishing higher.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||1988 Miami (YTM)||
I went to a lot of games when I was little, but the memories are very hazy, and mostly consist of times playing football with the other kids on the grass by the house that used to be in the stadium -- which I thought had to be the coolest house to live in ever -- and watching the toilet paper stream down the student section after touchdowns.
My first vivid memory is the game against Miami when I was 10. They were ranked number 1 at the time, and I remember how excited I was to get to go to the game since, like Brian, the big games were usually reserved for the adults up to that point. Sadly, though, we lost.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Ha, largely as a result of||
Ha, largely as a result of his -- and his successor's -- ineptitude, I've really come to like current Colorado coach Mike Macintyre. He seems like a good person, and as a CU alum myself, it's so nice to have a coach that at least appears to know what he's trying to do. Now, if only he can actually succeed at it, we may be on to something.