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- Disappointed in the aftermath of the game - he clearly sees what happened during the game as the easily fixable problem. It is the Hoke-Brandon statement circus that has him pissed.
- Vows that communication will be transparent, timely, etc. Total shot at Brandon.
- Demand that Brandon provide him with a detailed report, that Schlissel will basically have vetted by UMHS folks. Who do you think Dr. Schlissel is going to listen to?
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Right now, playing 3 years in||
Right now, playing 3 years in a row at Homewood is good for Michigan. It gets Michigan lax more exposure in a prime lacrosse hotbed. However, I am looking forward to the return visit next year!
|10 weeks 4 days ago||1. Preschool Director 2.||
1. Preschool Director 2. Volvo C70 3. No
|10 weeks 4 days ago||You forgot JHU at #18.||
You forgot JHU at #18.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I expect Rutgers to||
I expect Rutgers to eventually be the bottom dweller in the B1G. No built in recruiting advantages. M and PSU were already popular destinations for non-lax kids from the LI and MD hotbeds.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||3 or 4||
Just determines who plays Hop and who plays the Terps. Basically at home for both of them the next 2 years. But making the tourney means getting to play in front of a big crowd in a lax hotbed. That means two trips to the state of Md for whoever gets those 3/4 spots.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Hopkins needed to join a conference||
and the B1G was a good choice. With the increased depth of Div 1 lax, it has become more and more difficult for Hopkins to guarantee itself an at-large bid. At large bids have decreased, while the competition for them has increased. Not only do conferences give you the potential for an autobid, but also the conference tournament boosts SOS.
So, the only question was which conference. B1G made a lot of sense. Hopkins may be a small undergrad school, but it is one of the biggest powerhouse research universities. Largest recipient of Federal $$. Also, in the B1G for at least the next few years, the autobid is going through the state of Maryland. Either Hopkins or Maryland will most likely be winning it.
For me, the biggest advantage in Hopkins joining the B1G is that they will be coming to town every 2 years, and I may even drive down to the toilet bowl to see them play there. I've been waiting for a long time, ever since their visit to MSU was cancelled due to termination of the MSU program.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Hopkins game will be on ESPN family. Either U or 3.||
Hopkins game will be on ESPN family. Either U or 3.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||This year should be the tipping point||
Michigan lax should be able to step up to a new level of play this year, given the recruiting curve of the last few years. The roster is finally looking like a real D1 roster. Michigan had the IL #19 recruiting class this year, reeling in a few top 100 recruits. Still quite a distance from the tourney - B1G having a lax conference has probably pushed that eventuality off by a few years, as it would likely take an at-large bid until OSU, PSU, Rutgers and Michigan can challenge Hopkins and Maryland regularly. But the tradeoff will be worth it, as recruiting will definitely turn up a notch getting to play in the mid-Atlantic lax hotbeds every year. Should be exciting, and I just can't wait for Hopkins to come to town! (it has been a smart move by Coach Paul to play Hopkins in Baltimore for the last three years - M needed the exposure.)
|16 weeks 4 days ago||These would be the crazy eyes....||
|18 weeks 7 hours ago||BURN HER!||
|19 weeks 3 days ago||As long as we are playing what if...||
What if I had avoided the dreaded double post?
|19 weeks 3 days ago||As long as we are playing what if...||
What if Lloyd Carr had hired JH to be his QB coach in 2002 instead of Loeffler? Maybe there wouldn't have been a barren Carr coaching tree to lead to the outside hire in 2007?
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Considering I have one kid at||
Considering I have one kid at Pioneer and one at Tappan, my whole family has been wondering where they'll live. Is that too creepy? I can't tell anymore.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Completely agree with those||
Completely agree with those citing Bo's death. On that day Michigan lost its cultural framework - its moral center, for lack of a better term. All of the "Michigan Man" nonsense since then has been a desperate attempt to hold onto Bo and the culture he built.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||And...||
party on, dudes.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||His writing too||
After listening to him, it is pretty clear that he thinks and communicates very clearly. If you recall, his statement after the Morris incident was like a breath of fresh air.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Schlissel is clearly pissed off.||
So there is actually hope. His statement was finally the grownup in the room, and he has now set standards by which he will judge Brandon. This is the last thing Brandon could have wanted. Key pieces of his statement:
If Brandon really did squeeze the docs, my guess is that Schlissel will find out. None of this is good news for Dave Brandon. He now has the attention of a man who was clearly willing to pay little attention to Athletics.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Cook for Regent!||
If MGoBlog funded anything via crowdsourcing, it should be to fill Brian's campaign coffers.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, and all he did was get drunk and disorderly.||
In the pre-Internet era. Compared to Hoke's shitstorm, a comparatively minor PR problem. I mean this: http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2014/9/27/6855599/brady-hoke-left-a-clearly-concussed-shane-morris-in-the-game-has-no is the worst indictment one can make of a college football coach. Not winning? Fine. Cheating? Fine. Willfully endanger 19-yr-old kids? There's no coming back from that.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||No, its not.||
Please remember that LC was the Interim Head Coach, due to Mo's firing.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Like Mo's resignation wasn't forced?||
I seriously doubt the man will actually want to resign, but I expect that he will be asked to do so.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||The sharks are circling, and blood is in the water.||
I predict a Hoke resignation this week. To put it in perspective, Mo getting bombed and trashing a bar (pre-Internet!) is not as bad as the firestorm that started with the actual sequence of Shane getting hit, Braden calling to the sideline to no avail, followed by the later insertion, and now ending with the inexcusable statements Hoke made at his presser. Shane didn't want to come out? Who is the adult here? What competitive player ever wants to come out? Didn't see the wobble? Maybe if he wore a headset someone could have told him about it. There is no way he survives this.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||I concur||
The player Morris stumbled against, and who caught him, was clearly signaling the sideline. There is no doubt that should have been caught by a coach.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Oh how I love these threads.||
These should be diaries!
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Can't wait til next year||
Hop and Md both come here, and not in the middle of winter!
|41 weeks 2 days ago||7-7 slim possibility||
7-7 is the best that could be hoped for. ND, Drexel, Cornell, Md, OSU, Hop, PSU are all almost guaranteed losses.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||Iroquois midfield depth||
Lack of depth in the midfield is their biggest issue, followed by a deficit in team defense. Pannell rightly gets the attention, but plenty of other squads have creative, fast, and skilled attack men. Canada has midfield depth, but not quite the beasts that USA has (Paul rabil!). USAs face off guys are also very special, and no one plays team defense like Team USA.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||There were no names on a couple of the legend lockers||
11 and 21 are currently unlabeled, so there are no current players scheduled to wear those numbers. That could change, but we'll see. BTW, one of the fellows giving the tour said that his money was on Freddy Canteen as the next one to wear 21. He also said that the one living Wistert brother has input re: who wears 11.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Still not a D1 roster||
It is fair to ask the question about Paul, but remember that he still has only a couple of real recruiting classes of d1 caliber. Talent in lax makes a HUGE difference, both in terms of skill and athleticism. No way to cover that up. On the other hand losses to newer programs than michigan shouldn't be happening.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Doubtful. OSU is a very||
Doubtful. OSU is a very fundamentally sound lax team, and Cornell is definitely down, and they will be better later in the year than they are now, now that they can practice on a full field. I was very impressed with them when I watched Ohio play Hopkins early in the year. That game is probably still available to watch on WatchESPN if you want to check them out.