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|2 years 8 weeks ago||Our players are rattled by their own fans ... not opponents||
This is Michigan... Where your Coach doesn't want you to limp in a game versus OSU but does expect you to be so thin-skinned as to be rattled by your own fans...
This is Michigan.. Where fans' anger was manipulated by media and Brandon to be actually directed at players... Who have "feelings"
This is Michigan... Where ex-players have to pump up current players because of feelings... Not a pump up to play MSU or OSU.. but simply to get through feelings....
This is Michigan... Where our players must have 100k+ fans in the stands at kick-off... because... feelings...
This is Michigan.. we have feelings ... and boo-boos....
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Indeed we are all Michigan Men by choice...||
We came from different paths and chose Michigan because of what the institution, through policy and practice, sought to instill in the "Leaders and Best".
Bo's personal ethos as AD was to have the same "Michigan Ideal" in his coaches. Much like a Harvard Man presents Harvard's ideals a Michigan Man presents Michigan's ideals.
There are a number of youngsters here, and in M fandom, who don't get the impact of Bo. While he may loom large, and certainly wasn't perfect, he put in place a system that held for his entire career.
Where else, apart from FSU, can one say that a HC has had such resounding long-term success sans scandal?
Bo was Michigan football and his ideals need to be carried on by the next man who chooses to be a Michigan Man.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Don't worry, it's not your capital and it would be...||
|2 years 8 weeks ago||"Stop paying attention to fans and media"||
That is one of the most important pieces of the note.
No ex-player, no fan, no Coach, no friend, can light a fire internally in these guys.
They either have the desire to go out, defeat the guy on the opposite side of the line or they don't. It's that simple. And if that sounds like crazy Jim Harbaugh talk, well, I'll talk that any day of the week. .
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Hoke's use of term "boo boo"...||
I would Paypal a reporter 1k to deadpan look at Brady and say "really? you still call them "boo boos"? ... We use children's terminology with children... You have 18 to 22 year old men in that locker room and you want to use the term "boo boo". Do you want to clarify or should I use a pre-school term in my report?"
|2 years 8 weeks ago||#StandbyDevinsAnkle||
Seriously, since we have to support the team or else their feelings are hurt and we aren't true fans I suspect that Dave Brandon will unleash some sort of hashtag campaign Monday...
Football is about loving and supporting your team and making sure their feelings are nurtured.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Deleted Double Post.||
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|2 years 8 weeks ago||"Courage of Convictions" ... Is in the post.||
Sorry, the post is not a clear "I think [content]"
but rather the post is meant to be.....
Here is a situation of a significant player injury and here's how Bo handled it.
I won't get into arguments about personal discernments of Bo right/wrong, but I want to present an actual situation with direct quotes -- draw from it what you will.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||"SEC Cash n Ass Advantage"||
Dig... Too bad we don't have the complete "Ann Arbor Grass n Ass" Advantage....
|2 years 8 weeks ago||"hard edge"... Was that supposed to be a ...||
... a RR reference? Cause if you read the articles re the RR renaissnce in the desert, it's all about setting the "hard edge".
Either way, agree with your point.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Where was "support the team" when RR was being attacked???||
For all the "support the team" posters....
Go ahead and Google "Fire Rich Rod" and one thing you'll notice in the first half dozen articles is that NOT ONE article makes the impassioned plea to "support the players".
This tactic of trying to cast the narrative as "true fans support players and the program" is a complete fabrication of the Brandon-led Athletic Dept.
This narrative NEVER reared its head once when Rich Rod was under fire.
What a joke of a narrative created by a self-aggrandizing AD.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Frankly, while I have other, more important things to do...||
Frankly I would have to agree with you Swang... The likelihood of beating MSU and OSU on the road would be so eye-catching as to draw scrutiny.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Hayden Epstein or Remy Hamilton||
were solid PK's
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Stand By Your [Michigan] Man! apologies to Tammy Wynette||
... Sir David Brandon, Michigan Gentleman, gives a pip less about the peons...
To satisfy the Michigan Men Stand By their Michigan Men cohort, I suggest that we, the Michigan Men Don't Leave Men on the Field crowd, take up the proposition of judging Hoke on his W-L record at year end.
Post-OSU, when Hoke is judged, and subsequently relieved, all the Hoke supporters can follow Hoke out the door.... After all, if Hoke is their man and is a "great coach, great man" then surely they have no use for a Michigan institution which believes Hoke isn't fit to coach the UMich football team.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Fine let's look at Hoke through a W-L record only ...Happy to...||
So those saying ... "folks are only angry at Hoke solely for injury issue(s) as a cover for their anger about the W-L record"?
Are actually the true hypocrites who WANT us to see Hoke on his W-L record.
So let's go there, let's examine Hoke's W-L record.
And when Hoke's W-L record is examined at the end of the year, I want those same folks who say "stay with Hoke" to truly stay with Hoke, shoulder to shoulder, as Hoke leaves the program with those same "stay with Hoke" fans.
I am happy to let the "Stay with Hoke" crowd stand and be numbered. Let's us know who can exit with Brady.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Enjoyed the emails but Dave is not Yankee, boarding school type||
1. Too many emails portrayed Dave as a boarding school "lad"..... I see Dave as a self-manufactured, dangerously delusional monkey. He only tries to wear the landed gentry mantle.
2. This "Kids, the fans hate you and aren't respectful of how hard you sweat" is very, very dangerous.
Fortunately, at the team level, institutional memory cleans house c. every 3 years due to graduation, attrition, etc. so Dave's attempts won't be a long-term issue.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Interestig proffer but we see Fan approval every Saturday....||
... And Fan approval is diminishing. All those folks staying home are NOT members of MGoBlog, either.
Also, Brandon likely wanted to keep external fans away and do the Victors walk as it creates more continuity internally -- Brandon likely knows an external PR campaign would be messy but Brandon can control an internal PR campaign as he makes the decisions as to how much support each and every one of those folks clapping will receive.
Clap! Smile! Clap! Smile! Brandon is watching....
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Know what he does? Beat a Top 10 team each year at AZ||
Hoke has NEVER beaten 3 Top 10 teams his ENTIRE career. ... RR did that in 3 - with lower ranked recruits.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Given that Brandon has such close supervision of Footbaw...||
... And that he never offered Harbs or Miles...
1. Brandon wanted a HC he could monitor
2. Brandon wanted such HC because, He, Brandon, was of the belief that he was smarter than most HCs and could provide valuable insights and strategies and now is his chance
3. He tells Hoke "Don't worry, we'll get you bullet-proof OC/DC, if anything happens we fire them, keep you, get a new Coordinator.
4. Profit (Literally, as Dave sucks every penny he can find from every wallet within the continental US)
5. Losses? "Frankly, I haven't had the time to consider this as I have been doing, frankly, more important things"
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Michigan is classic generational devolution of IQ||
The old adage "shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in 3 generations"
Bo built it.
Lloyd maintained it.
Hoke destroyed it.
The problem is that the weird cousin Dave thought he was smart enough as the Grandpa Bo's kids, Gary and Lloyd, to take the helm. But when Dave was deeded the business, he hired an idiot friend, lost market share, saw competitors make better products.
Eventually, Dave had to give up and realize the business failed. Creditors would still lend money because they were "loan to own" vultures, but the equity was tired of meager returns.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||RR beat a Top 10 team each year at AZ||
Hoke hasn't done that in HIS ENTIRE CAREER!
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Man this RR guy beat #2 on the road on a Thursday game||
Where the hell has he coached?
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Man the RR haters are out tonight.. As are the RR fans||
Let's clap it out....
|2 years 9 weeks ago||It's all in the clapping.||
If RR would just be clapping... It'd really show he cares.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||BTFD!||
I don't think Oregon can march it back down if RR's score given the overall troubles...
|2 years 9 weeks ago||He "Humbled Himself" ???||
How do you get that from this game?
He doesn't have Brandon looking over his shoulder
|2 years 9 weeks ago||BUT HE HAS NO FULLBACK!!!||
wahhh... NO FULLBACKKK!
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Gee - results with a FR DB and RB||
... so RR doesn't have to wait for results or "his guys" for success..
|2 years 9 weeks ago||at the end of this season 2008 wins > or = 2014 wins||
.. Or perhaps a donward trajectory is cool with you.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Would RR outscored his own defense by more than 7 pts?||
Don't tease us at 2am. ain't fair.