further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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|4 years 6 weeks ago||Listen up, GERG||
"I don't care how great a play I just made, get that g-damned stuffed animal out of my face. But some Gatorade in a sippy cup would be nice."
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Very fair point||
Colorado 1994 definitely unraveled thanks to Mo's conservative playcalling when we got the lead (though he might still hae had it if not for the false start on 3rd & 2 of our last possession!). I think it's accurate to say that while Mo was schematically more aggressive than Lloyd, they were similarly conservative in some important strategic respects.
As an aside, this sure makes me pine for the days when you thought a completely gut-ripping loss in a high-profile intersectional game was about the worst thing that could happen.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Amen!||
For heaven's sake, Mo brought the no-huddle offense to Ann Arbor 18 years before Rich Rod! I've always felt he deserved more credit for modernizing our offense; in those days, I often thought what held us back the most were our passive defensive schemes devised by some guy named Carr (who fortunately made a better HC than DC). Count me a huge Mo fan.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Digressing, but||
Fisher didn't win "multiple Big 10 championships" -- in fact, he didn't win a single one. The closest he came was 92-93 (Fab 5 yr 2) when they finished 2nd.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||My guess||
is that Sharp meant "clown hat" -- but I admit, I can't be sure since I only speak pidgin Jackass.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Excellent stewardship||
You have to admit, that's pretty good for 100 men under his care. Let's face it: Not everybody's the perfect person in the world. I mean everyone kills people, murders people, steals from you, steals from me, whatever.
Well done, old chap!!
|4 years 7 weeks ago||She was||
cooking meth just like a kid out there! Just running around, having fun, and slinging that meth all over the place. It is really great to watch the joy with which she cooks meth.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Gruden wrote two books?||
Damn, do I feel like a loser.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Amen, brother||
I plan entire trips back to metro Detroit around Redcoat visits. Awesome burger, and as if that weren't enough, hands down the best onion rings I've ever had.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||I don't understand this at all||
Harbaugh is not "our coach," and he was not "hired away" from Michigan (or, as of this moment, hired by anyone). And Ross wanting Michigan athletics to be successful would be precisely the reason to pause and ask whether the activities of his professional team were coming in conflict with the school . . . to which he was reportedly told no. Maybe I'm dense, but I'm not following this indignation at all.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Agreed||
I agree Brandon's comments about competitive salary are (yet another) reason Hoke is just not happening. In particular, he emphasized that he'd made clear to MSC and the regents -- "my boss and my boss's bosses" -- we should no longer be paying middle of the pack salary. No way, no how could Brady Hoke command even as much as Rich Rod, let alone more -- heck, I think he'd do it pro bono.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||December||
I don't share the assumption that Brandon wasn't trying to land Harbaugh in December. It's equally consistent with all the evidence, and IME more plausible, that he was trying and thought he had a shot but Harbaugh wasn't going to decide anything for certain until after his bowl. I also read that into the substance and tenor of his comments today about Harbaugh, but I freely concede we are all reading tea leaves here since he played it so close to the vest the last 45 days. (Which is, again, consistent with him playing out a back channel communication as so many thought.)
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Call me a cynic||
..but I don't think there was an overcommitment to process here. Rather, I think the "evaluation process" was, in effect, cover to allow him to pursue Harbaugh as Plan A and bring back RR with new coordinators as Plan B -- until the bowl performance, as well as the public reaction to it (evidenced here and many other places), made Plan B infeasible.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Agreed on the apparent hostility||
Not just in Brian's line, but in many comments on this issue. Make no mistake, at this point I'll certainly be awfully disappointed (on many levels) if Harbaugh is offered the job and turns it down, but it's not like he owes a duty to the school or anyone else to accept it. He spent 5 years on the team and another 10 or so growing up near the program, but he also spent 16 years in the NFL -- it may just be the case that he's a guy who considers the NFL the biggest stage to prove his talents. If that's the case, we've just got to deal and move on. At least we'll know soon.