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|11 hours 54 min ago||The first class he helped recruit are freshmen now.||
|13 hours 19 min ago||disagree||
Manning is a rock star as a recruiter. Other than that, I agree.
|13 hours 36 min ago||negged for namecalling||
It's classless and uncalled for.
|13 hours 41 min ago||Hoke's right, but who||
holds the players accountable when they don't execute? Or when his assistants don't? Sloppy play doesn't happen by chance.
|18 hours 21 min ago||A win today and the Big Ten will have||
11 bowl eligble teams.
|18 hours 35 min ago||I wouldn't neg you for an ill-considered opinion,||
but that's exactly what it was. Hackett made it clear he's not going to wait for a new AD to make a decision about Hoke. Uncertainty about that or waiting for a new AD when the timetable is unsettled would be good news for Hoke. This is not. It eliminates any chance that Hoke keeps his job by default.
Beyond that, when was the last time an AD announced he was going to decide a coach's fate and then didn't fire him? I can't remember any.
Too many posters here are straining for reasons to reach negative opinions. jmo
|18 hours 56 min ago||Can we hire VT's OC?||
|23 hours 44 min ago||Tressel talk is completely insane.||
This university would shut down the football program before they would allow him to coach here. That's obviously a false choice, but the school isn't run by football fans who only care about winning games. Any AD who tried to hire him would be out of a job in a hurry.
I think Tressel is a good coach, but how good is hard to say. He has a consistent record of cheating. How well does he recruit if he's not cheating? No one knows. He wasn't competing in the SEC where that's more widespread. Would he start to cheat again out of habit or if he struggled at first? No one knows that either.
If any school was to hire him and he was caught again, they're liable to get hammered by the NCAA. People joke about the toothless NCAA, but Tressel got what was probably the longest show cause order after Dave Bliss. Any school that brings him back is playing with fire.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Standifer at Michigan||
might have meant no interest in Ole Miss for Treadwell. Who knows how that might have turned out.
|1 day 21 hours ago||True for Burbridge, but Standifer was fully qualified.||
Both ND and Michigan stopped recruiting him because he didn't have all the courses they require.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Tell that to Adrian Witty.||
I don't know where you get your information, but you're just wrong.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Isn't Chris Singletary in charge of||
scheduling official visits?
|2 days 17 hours ago||I agree.||
His record is more impressive than Mullen's and he's shown a willingness to transform his offense. Last time around he made a comment that might be interpreted as interest in our job. Since then TCU has moved up in the world. He might not be interested in moving, but he would be my 1a candidate.
|3 days 1 hour ago||It was Maryland's strongest position group.||
|3 days 1 hour ago||Frankly, I think all this talk, perhaps||
mostly from you, about his being a southerner is way overblown. I think that was the least of RR's problems here. It was an issue to a tiny minority and after he gave them other reasons to be unhappy. There were some unhappy that we hired an outsider. This time around, some would be unhappy that he isn't Harbaugh. You can't please everyone.
The outward piety would be new in Ann Arbor. I wouldn't want to pre-judge how that would be received. Maybe he adjusts according to his audience. It won't matter if he wins.
My biggest concern with Graham would be his bolting for the NFL. Was it you that gave some quote about it being his ambition? His leaving after a season or two could set us back. Would he agree to a buyout that would essentially rule that out?
|3 days 12 hours ago||Sorry to rag on you, but this is just terrible.||
You could at least try to suggest a way that the NCAA could use their negotiating leverage. I'll be surprised if you can come up with a reasonable idea. I've never heard one from anyone else. So far as I know, the NCAA hasn't been a part of any negotiations with the NBA on the subject. Those have been conducted between the league and the players union.
When you say the NCAA doesn't want to give up their star players, you're implying that they shouldn't let them into school at all. I don't think there's any legal way of doing that.
If the NCAA wanted to, they could punish the teams whose players left early. They could prevent them from replacing players until their four years has elapsed. They could punish schools on their APR and make them ineligible for the post-season. I can't see how that would really help anybody, but it would lead to a lot of hard feelings when players did leave.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Not sure how well you are thinking this through.||
There is no predicament where colleges are thinking about competing with the NBA. I have no idea why you think there is. Trey Burke is getting $5M for the two years he could have stayed at Michigan. It's pointless to think about ways to keep players like him from leaving early.
I also have no idea what your complaint is with the NCAA regarding one and dones. Assuming they could do something to stop it, who would that benefit? A degree is a backup plan for most big time college prospects, whether they're one and done or not. There's absolutely nothing the NCAA can do to change that.
|3 days 12 hours ago||One problem with the OL is that Hoke||
insisted on playing his version of manball. That required a stronger and more experienced line than he had. It also didn't work so well with the talent he inherited like Omameh. With the interior line he had last year it just seemed particularly misguided. Now he's gone back to a zone blocking scheme, so that painful transition was all for naught.
MSU has taken a step back from a great season where they arguably outperformed their talent. That's hard to maintain. We're losing multiple blowouts and are barely scoring except against the feeblest of opponents.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Taking a QB in 2012 may not have fixed anything.||
There's no guarantee, but you pointed to several reasons that it very possibly could have. I don't think there's any doubt we could have used more quality depth at the position. At the very least, it's inconsistent with the idea that he needs more time to install a QB suited to his system. He was happy enough with Gardner to not even try. That shouldn't buy him extra time.
I don't like that OL argument either. One young position group shouldn't bring down the entire team. He obviously should recognize that kind of problem well in advance. He's insisted on running offenses that magnified that weakness. If it was truly a multi-year problem, he came up with about the worst possible solution.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Honestly, if Hoke had moved Gardner||
to WR and started Morris from day one, I doubt he would be the coach today.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Disagree about Hoke.||
His problem is that he's leading the team sharply backward, not that he isn't winning fast enough. The risk of keeping him on is that this trend continues The QB excuse doesn't carry any weight. He liked Gardner enough to not sign a QB in 2012. I don't believe Morris was recruited because he fit a particular system. He was a local 5* who loved Michigan. If the argument is that we need to give Hoke a year of Morris starting, where is the evidence that he's gotten Morris prepared to take over and run his offense?
I'm not that worried about the transition costs simply because I doubt the offense he wants to run is best suited to this roster. RR's would be a worse fit, but the names bandied about would likely do better with the current personnel.
|4 days 17 hours ago||Hoke's buyout is 2 or 3 million,||
depending on when he would be fired.
|4 days 23 hours ago||I think not.||
If you were looking to keep him on, you wouldn't put him in charge of the job search for a permanent AD.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Not bizarre at all.||
You do have to have a reason for dismissing a player. Unless it's for academics, that's the one most programs give.
|6 days 11 hours ago||He's the best spokesman this university has had||
since? I can't think of anyone offhand.
|6 days 21 hours ago||Of course it's allowed.||
It's even encouraged. What is Hoke's job title again?
|6 days 22 hours ago||Illinois?||
It's happened before.
|6 days 22 hours ago||He was comparing Florida to Miss St.||
|6 days 22 hours ago||He did recruit Clark,||
but it's still a good point.
|1 week 24 min ago||It was open two weeks ago.||
Some jokes just fly right over my head.