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|1 week 1 day ago||Please make this happen! The||
Please make this happen! The FauxPelini tweets would be priceless.
|1 week 2 days ago||Mind = blown. Oregon State||
Mind = blown. Oregon State majorly upgraded.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Get away from the shadow of||
Get away from the shadow of Nick Saban.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Tulsa||
His QBs at Tulsa were not really scramblers, and honestly they weren't even all that highly recruited. They put up record numbers passing to wide open receivers thanks to an offense that used a lot of short screens and a good running game to open up a deep passing game with receivers in single coverage. None of his Tulsa QBs got serious NFL looks but they all put up insane numbers.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I posted this one one of the||
I posted this one one of the other three or so related pages. I think you're looking for somebody who is looking to leave a situation where there's some friction because this is happening in one hell of a hurry. So my initial thoughts ...
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Nor am I. He'd be my number||
Nor am I. He'd be my number three on that list, number one is Malzahn. But you can't mention Knight's hands all over Oregon without also mentioning Pickens' hands all over Oklahoma State.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Let's pretend the information||
Let's pretend the information is accurate. We will be hearing who our new coach is this weekend, and he is currently coaching a team. That means ...
I can't think of any big name head coaches who would be itching to leave for M, so I think it is somebody in a hell of a hurry to leave a good position. Maybe somebody in a position with rough relations with fans or the AD, or maybe somebody ready to get out of a bigger guy's shadow.
This all leads me to three big names ...
I'm sure there's plenty of other big name guys I'm not thinking of but I could see a reason for any of those three to want out.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Intrigued||
Call me intrigued. He gets the most out that Air Force team in a rough conference. If he could put together offensive and defensive schemes to maximize the talent here and get the guys to play with the intensity seen at USAFA, call me very intrigued.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Schiano||
OP: where on earth did you get that ridiculous picture of Schiano??
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Calhoun||
I cannot say I am too familiar with Calhoun outside of Air Force. Would he bring the triple option to Michigan? Or would he develop a Big Ten style of play?
I am intrigued ... I've always liked to watch Air Force football. And I've always liked his interviews.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Big name||
I do believe we will land a big name, and it could be a big surprise name. M is one of the biggest few destinations in the sport. Even if we don't hire one of the Harbaugh brothers or Les Miles, I do believe we will land a big named coach.
Think Arkansas two years ago. Nobody in any corner of the sport saw Bielema leaving a good position for Arkansas. I could see a similar thing happening here. Nobody in any corner of the sport could imagine Stoops, Gundy, Pinkel, Richt, Malzahn, Helfrich, Mora, etc. leaving such a good job for Michigan. I find it more likely that we hire a seriously big name guy leaving a stable position than an up-and-comer like Holiday or Bohl. Not that there's anything wrong with Holiday or Bohl as I like both a lot, but I think a bigger name is coming.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Obviously Jim Harbaugh is the||
Obviously Jim Harbaugh is the goal and Les Miles is a heck of a consolation prize. But if neither happens, I keep coming back to Steve Addazio. I feel like Adazzio could take the roster we currently have and turn them into a championship caliber team. I also feel like his brand of football (offensive line greatness, power run game, efficient pass game, solid defense) could build a Big Ten power. Basically he could build a Wisconsin at M.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The way I see it||
Here's the way I see it ...
Michigan plans to move on. Even if Harbaugh, Miles, and Jones are actually not interested (and "sources" claim such but are unconfirmed), Michigan knows they can do better than Hoke.
I'm expecting within the next hour to two hours we'll know for sure that there will be a new coach next year. This is a big enough job that we'll get a household name coach. I believe it.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Flight||
I'm about to fly across the country, around a 6 hour flight. I hope upon landing I open MGoBlog to see that Hoke is out.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Two schools of thought||
I have two schools of thought and I can't decide which is correct.
1: Hoke has kept this game close in all three previous years, won the first one and would have won last year with a better final offensive play call. He gameplans very well and Mattison plans the game of his life and it comes down to the wire but ultimately we don't have the horses to keep up. We lose 20 - 17.
2: Meyer knows that his team must win by a gazillion and a half points to get into the playoff barring an upset special weekend. His team is motivated to not just win but win in a blowout. We are unable to keep up past the first quarter and lose 41 - 10.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||N00B||
I'd like to see Northwest at Baylor tied at 0. Instead of the M00N game we would have a game of N00Bs.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||You don't need permission,||
You don't need permission, but it is considered Kiffin-like to hire a guy away from an AD at the college level or a GM / owner at the profesisonal level without contacting his boss and asking permission first. And besides, few bosses will deny a good employee a chance to interview for a better opportunity, and those bosses that do deny the chance are bad bosses.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||The most apt description for a Michigan head coach||
The single most apt description for the head coach of the Michigan football team: one of the very best football coaches in the country.
Can you honestly say we have that head coach now ... or could you say that about Hoke when he was hired in January 2011?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||DC||
I think a big school hires him as a DC. He knows defense very well and is one hell of a recruiter.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Few things||
1. What OS did your old computer run?
2. How much RAM in the new computer?
3. How much spare hard drive space on the new computer?
Windows 8 is very resource intensive. It needs a good amount of RAM to run properly. The OS also uses a lot of virtual memory (memory borrowed from the hard drive) so there are a lot of hard drive reads and writes.
My guess is that the new computer does not quite have the specs to run Win 8 well so it is working slowly. You can easily upgrade RAM and do some measures to save hard drive space. Also Toshiba may have installed some crapware which slows everything down and you can remove all of that. Settings -> programs and features.
Or you can do what I did and install Linux instead of Windows. Honestly I cannot stand Win 8. I bought a new laptop a couple years ago which came with Win 8 preinstalled and I never once booted it into Win 8. I live booted into a Linux install disk (I use a specialty distro for my line of work) and installed a far, far better OS. The computer is blazing fast, way faster than the demo one in the store running Win 8.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||Lacrosse||
Fun sport to watch, more fun to play.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Doc Holliday||
HC of Marshall. Proven success at Marshall, would likely leave for a big paycheck, but fits the term "last resort."
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Harbaugh will be our next||
Harbaugh will be our next coach! The petition makes it official!! Start preparing your opening remarks, Coach Harbaugh.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Eugene Jarvis, Kent State||
The injury completely sucks but the good news is Diggs should be able to play next season.
In early 2009, Kent State's star RB Eugene Jarvis was lost for the season with a lacerated kidney. As I recall, the injury took place during a game and he played the rest of the game though looked sore. Then after the game he saw blood in his urine and immediately reported it to the trainers. He sat the rest of the season and came back in 2010.
I hope Diggs was this kind of recovery. He is one of the most fun receivers I have seen in a long time. I hope for his career and his well being he is fully healthy as soon as possible.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||No||
I've heard consistently he is not a player's coach and is not good at maintaining relationships with players. He is a strategist and a rather good one at that. The comparison I think of is Charlie Weis. Shanahan would do well with refined players and would put them in a good position to win. He would do an awful job at developing 18 year olds into good football players and responsible adults.
Not interested. At all.
|6 weeks 9 hours ago||MSU||
OSU's offense has improved since VT, but MSU's defense is better on all fronts than VT's. I say MSU does around as much damage on defense as VT did, and MSU's offense takes care of business. MSU by at least 10.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Tool||
Fleck comes off to me as a massive tool. If there is any B1G program that has a propensity for hiring massive tools, it is Illinois.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Difference between Hoke and Muschamp||
Difference between Hoke and Muschamp is Muschamp has no equivalent of a Shane Morris incident. If both coaches finish on a very high note, Muschamp will be hailed as the coach who finally righted the ship while Hoke will be remembered as the guy who could not manage a sideline or prevent a player with a head injury from stepping onto the field.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Few Thoughts||
1. Don't get too excited about a blowout win. Indiana has QB depth resembling 2012 Maryland. And Indiana's defense is ... well ... Indiana's defense.
2. Can we win out? Unlikely, but yes, we can. We can beat Northwestern (and possibly as easily as Indiana), Maryland (it will be a battle), and yes, we can beat Ohio State. Hoke gameplanned incredibly well against Meyer last year and nearly won with a far inferior team.
3. If the stars and planets all align and we somehow finished 8-5 with wins in a bowl game and a win in the Shoe, many fans and alums would share a lot of good sentiment regarding the coaching staff. So if Hoke were retained, it would not be a complete PR disaster.
4. Hoke will not be retained even in the unlikely 8-5 scenario because we will have a new AD. A new AD will want to make a splash with a big hire in the university's most visibile position. Even if we finish 8-5 with a bowl win and a win in Columbus and some top 25 votes, there still was the Shane Morris situation, and the new AD can use the handling of Morris' head injury as a justification to replace the coaching staff.
|7 weeks 15 hours ago||Prepared to crack open a beer||
Prepared to crack open a beer at 1:30 sharp.