“On the offense last year, they had great spacing. That’s what I remember. Great spacing, great shooters, like Nik Stauskas, who’s not there right now. But they always have someone to fill the roles. They have a cutting offense, kind of hard to guard.”
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|8 hours 38 min ago||Michigan hiring Tressel is one of the most ridiculous||
hypotheticals ever. He was very gracious in public and people that knew him mostly genuinely like the guy. He wrote books extolling the virtues of doing things the right way. He was also the embodiment of the win at all costs mentality. He didn't just cheat relentlessly, he was also involved in other incidents that brought his character into question. I very much doubt he ever coaches in college again. Imo, Michigan is more likely to follow the U of Chicago example than hire him.
I'll add that I couldn't disagree more with those who want Michigan to adopt a win at all costs mentality. I have to wonder if there isn't a division between those who attended the school and those who adopted it as fans.
|15 hours 33 min ago||The oline is one of the few||
position groups that's performing at my preseason expectations.
|15 hours 42 min ago||Narduzzi vs Herman||
Narduzzi might be the better candidate, but I don't see him as suitable for Michigan. It might be okay to snag a coach from a rival. I'm just very uncomfortable with hiring someone whose dream job is to coach at our rival. It leaves us in a vulnerable position. I could see Narduzzi bolting whenever the MSU job opened up,.They already look at him as Dantonio's successor. The dynamics with Herman are different. My main concern would be whether he's qualified for the job.
|1 day 6 hours ago||MSU gave up 3 big runs in the first half for 170 yards.||
Those are some pretty big breakdowns when the QB isn't much of a threat. Other than those 3 big runs IU gained 50 total yards. Once MSU cleaned up its act it was a complete rout.
It's hard to see how there was a serious decline in the QB's play during the game. He threw for 11 yards and 0 INT.
|1 day 13 hours ago||I always loved beating them when their||
sole goal was to ruin our season. I don't like being on this side of things, but a win Saturday would be the first step on the way back. I wouldn't mind seeing their playoff hopes dashed either. Go Blue!
|1 day 13 hours ago||There's a third option.||
People are making posts about coaches that have a snowball's chance of even being considered for our job.
|1 day 13 hours ago||I don't think this was calculated,||
at least not to become a D-1 HC. He's 50 and coaching at a level that no D-1 school hires from. He's making about what a MAC position coach gets.
He wasn't a listed assistant coach at Nebraska, must have been a QC job. He was a GA at Wisconsin too. Since working in Lincoln, he's twice dropped to lower levels of competition, skipping the FCS altogether. At some point one would think he'd move up if he had the ambition or capability for a bigger job.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Delusional is in the eye of the beholder.||
|1 day 18 hours ago||Good post, but I have a couple of quibbles.||
I don't think his Michigan ties grade goes from low to an A based on his boss. One of the main reasons to want Michigan ties is their value in recruiting.
Along the same lines, I don't see it as a big plus if Bates is his AD here. I'm sure there's some upside to it, but it's going to make it harder to sell him to the Michigan community. It would remind me of Hoke or RR bringing along their assistants because they're familiar with them, not because they were searching for the best candidates. That's standard for assistants, but we've also seen the criticism it engenders when the team struggles.
|3 days 15 hours ago||We've scrimmaged against Kent St more than once.||
I think Beilein's had one every season. It's incorrect to say we could have a closed scrimmage or exhibition games. We do both.
|3 days 18 hours ago||agree and disagree||
I don't see the new AD taking a chance on a small name hire either. I agree that the Harbaughs will be the top targets. The question is what will they do if that's not happening.
Perhaps it matters who the new AD is. For example, I don't see Jeff Long as someone who is going to be timid. The new AD is going to be given a mandate to change some things. High on that list will be the direction of the football program. I expect to see them make a big push to get someone whose stature fits the job, regardless of style of play. It'll be his job to sell the new coach to the Michigan community. They have to know they can do a far better job of that than we saw from Bill Martin.
Is the pool described in your last sentence any deeper than Les Miles? I guess we could add Hoke and Ferentz, but Miles is the only plausible name I see.
|3 days 21 hours ago||don't think so||
It makes little sense to sacrifice competitiveness in order to make a statement. The message will be muddled with the idea that you're simply being cheap, while still taking in a ton of tv revenue.
Schlissel is clearly unhappy with Brandon's marketing and pricing. That's where he's making changes to lessen the commercialization of our sports. He's not a fool. He knows about our football tradition and he surely knows it's a lot easier to fund the AD when the football team is winning.
I don't think he'll be in favor of throwing around $15M/year to lure Saban or Jim Harbaugh here. I think that's little more than a fantasy of a few fans anyway, no matter who was in charge. There's a middle ground between offering record contracts and opting out of paying competitive salaries. I expect our top choices will be names that command big contracts and that's what we'll offer.
|4 days 10 hours ago||I can believe it.||
The punch went right over Izzo's head.
|4 days 16 hours ago||I don't get this comment.||
Who's hell bent on running a particular offense? Some former players and a portion of the fanbase? I'd guess there's a bigger portion of the fanbase that's resigned to this philosophy than there is in favor of it, especially after the last couple of seasons.
In all likelihood a new AD is going to be making this call. It'll be his biggest and most scrutinized decision for years. Whoever it is, I'm sure he has his own ideas about the direction of CFB. Maybe he'll be willing to severely limit the possible candidates in order to avoid having a more modern offense. Maybe he'll say Hoke was on the right path, he just needed to execute better. I expect him to be more open minded and I'll be surprised if the next hire is a low profile coach who plays manball.
|4 days 17 hours ago||Neither side||
would want any part of that.
|5 days 13 hours ago||I don't think Brandon wants to get fired and fight||
for his full buyout. It's a black mark on his resume and he may still harbor political aspirations. A termination with cause would be messy for everyone involved. I would bet both sides have already been negotiating the terms of his departure. Ultimately I expect he'll be allowed to resign and get a partial buyout.
There is nowhere to move Brandon. Are they going to make him the interim coach? He's too high up for that to be a viable option.
|5 days 18 hours ago||I think that's right.||
This is a lot different than 2007. People were optimistic about the direction of the program back then. Our program and our fanbase have been humbled this season. The arrogance may still be there, but it's mostly been put on a back burner. I think there's going to be less tolerance for those who make petty complaints about the new coach and his staff. Complaints about a lack of loyalty are another matter.
I'm assuming Graham gets hired only after it's clear we can't land one of the big names on our list. There would probably be a negative reaction to anyone not named Harbaugh if it looked like we didn't bother to try for one of them.
|5 days 18 hours ago||An option would be to fire Hoke||
before Long takes the job. If a stated reason for letting Brandon go is the shoddy safety procedures exposed by the handling of Shane Morris, it's not a stretch to can them both at once. I would assume that every candidate will be asked how they would deal with Hoke. It could be that they would all prefer their first major action to be hiring a new coach rather than firing the old one.
|5 days 18 hours ago||He was able to hire two coaches||
that few would think he had a chance of landing. I like that he is willing to aim high rather than settle for someone certain to take the job. Petrino might be a mercenary who would leave when a better job beckoned, but he's a proven winner. Not many places can do better than that. I have to wonder when was the last time we did.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Zero chance of the regents||
making an official recommendation to fire Brandon and the president keeping him on. They already know where he stands on the matter. No way they would be taking a disagreement public in that manner. That would just be terrible PR for all concerned.
|5 days 21 hours ago||We were preseason top 10 last year.||
That's shows a lot of repect for Beilein when he's replacing the player of the year with a freshman. Michigan is looking at six freshmen in the rotation this year and a recruiting class that no one considers elite. I dare say we're only ranked this high because of Beilein.
|5 days 21 hours ago||I'm skeptical||
that he started researching academics so late in the game. The football reasons are actually compelling. USC's season imploded and a slew of recruits decommitted around the same time as Redfield. Among the remaining commits were two 5* safeties.
|6 days 52 min ago||A different interpretation of Brandon's twiiter silence||
is that's he's been told to stay quiet while his departure is negotiated. That's something that both sides could have agreed on.
Not saying your version is impossible, but his following someone's advice seems less likely, especially given his famous arrogance. I can't imagine it being an order from Schlissel. How could he entrust a department with a nine figure budget and a lot of PR responsibilty to someone he can't trust to send a tweet?
I think if Schlissel was truly circling the wagons, he would have taken DB to practice with him. It would have been a friendly audience.
|6 days 11 hours ago||I think that's kind of silly.||
If Long is incapable of firing a friend, then he won't take the job, He's not an idiot.
|6 days 16 hours ago||I agree that they have had enough time to decide||
whether DB stays. I'd be surprised if that decision hasn't already been made. Negotiating the terms of his departure and planning the transition takes some time. If he is fired, a lot of work will have been done before the announcement.
|6 days 16 hours ago||I have to wonder what you're reading.||
If you are on the field or the court for a single play you can't get a normal redshirt. I suspect if you did a little research you would be hard pressed to find any other answer. If you sustain a season ending injury, then it matters how deep into the season you played to be eligible for a medical RS.
|6 days 18 hours ago||OL development is down across the country.||
Defenses now completely dominate the game. Witness all the low scoring games every week. Sure a handfu ofl teams like Baylor, OSU and Arizona still put up a lot of points, but they're running up tempo spread offenses. That's tantamount to cheating.
|6 days 22 hours ago||What conclusions should we have come to?||
You said he had your hardest hitter take a free shot at the guy across from him and that he would SMASH him. And the coaches found that hiarious afterwards.
We understand the gamesmanship involved with taking the penalties. That's not an issue. Teaching players to deliberately take cheap shots when they have the opportunity is another matter. You might be able to justifiy one, but I'm still unclear on what lesson he was teaching his players. Winning is all that matters?
I feel confident in saying that my personal softness isn't permeating our program. I expect our coaches and players to be tough, but I never thought of teaching or taking cheap shots as a sign of toughness. In any case, the younger the players involved, the more unacceptable I find it.
|1 week 2 min ago||I was just about to check if it was their bye week.||
They're 3-4 and their only blowout loss was to Baylor. EMU continues to be a job killer for football coaches.
|1 week 13 min ago||yeah, classic||
Your coach sounds like a very classy guy. Just the type we want to help develop the character of the young men in his charge..