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- 8 years 14 weeks
|4 years 27 weeks ago||If we don't want to be OSU - you are right -||
there has to be real consequences. Bo bounced Harbaugh off the team when he got "named" in a criminal complaint. Until it was determined that Jimbo had nothing to do with the complaint he was named in he wasn't on the team. That is why Bo enjoyed the clean success of the 70's and 80's. You cannot compromise. Yes keep them on the team and allow them the chance at redemption. However, they cannot play against Alabama if we want to be taken seriously as a spic & span clean program. If they are "credibly acquitted" (i.e. no plea deal to a lesser charge, actually witnesses recanting or tried and acquitted) then they should be allowed back on the team. It's not that hard to not drink and drive, not break in to a girl’s dorm room and not steal a laptop. Most all of us have done that our entire lives. I like Brady Hoke a lot and love his enthusiasm for the job and love of Michigan. I sincerely hope he benches both for the Alabama game. The message will be clearly discernible and unmistakably ethical.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||Also...if Fickell wants to turn the page...||
Tell the Tat 5 their services are no longer required. Give them the choice of getting their OSU degree or leaving immediately and waiving the one year requirement allowing them to play immediately (subject to their 5 game NCAA suspension).
They won't but that is what they should do...TODAY.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||I don't want to hear "what Pryor brings to the program."||
You could make Carrottop the OSU QB and he would sell a $1million worth of jerseys. People are OSU and Michigan fans...they will buy anything Maize N Blue or Scarlett and Gray. Chris Webber had the same argument. At least according to Mitch Album. "I don't get any of the #4 $75 priced Jersey." No you don't Chris...neither does the plumber's apprentice, the candy striper nurse or any student intern. What you get is a free education, a chance to grow, mature and put yourself in a position to make a ton of money and have a rewarding career. Which you did...all you need now is patience and a respect for the rules. Yes, it isn't murder...it is cheating and lets keep perspective. They (Tressel, Tat 5 and the fab 5) are and forever will be cheaters.
Enough with the "these athletes need to be paid" BS. Live in the free dorms, eat the free food if you can't pay the bills. Also, I'm quite sure when they go out in Ann Arbor or Columbus they ain't exactly paying for their food (or cars or tats or whatever). Play by the rules or get out. Don't sign the letter if you are not going to live by it. Jalen Rose is absolute disgrace to the M&B. He discussed the Tat 5 (obviously sympathetic to them as a result of his own boorish behavior as a child star) and their need to "scrap up rent money" and seeing Tressel make millions frustrates the kids according to JR. So on Mike and Mike yesterday Rose stated as much. Robert Smith, of all people, had to admonish him that TATS aren't exactly RENT. These players DO NOT NEED TO BE PAID.
I'm not saying I'm just saying.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Absolutely I'm all in favor of frugality and ethics...||
However, Chizik has neither.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Great now all Hoke needs is a 6'6" Quarterback that is for sale||
to the highest bidder. Oh and a bought and paid for NCAA decision allowing him to play.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||I don't want to hear from another former player||
they trashed RR from day 1. With their pronouncements at network starting lineup shots in the NFL stating "Lloyd Carr's University of Michigan" to even stating their high school instead of Michigan. I'm sick of them. I want to hear from Denard and Denard alone. I'm all in with Hoke. However DB should have to answer for the worst excuse for a "national coaching search" ever! From day one Brandon knew who he would hire. From the point where he demanded Michigan fans not "denigrate or name call the next coach." Perhaps if RR had been given the same courtesy we may have fared better. Although courtesy never made a tackle in a big ten conference game so maybe it wouldn’t have made difference. Anyway, GO HOKE and GO BLUE! I'm getting nauseous.
|6 years 6 weeks ago||Too long should have used Mel Brooks "inquisition"||
From History of the World Part I.
|6 years 6 weeks ago||Palin for Head Coach!||
She can see Russia from her house!
|6 years 6 weeks ago||Dick Cheney for Head Coach||
At least we'll have a coach with gravitas!
|7 years 7 weeks ago||Was it injuries for all 4 years...||
...1-7 is 1-7.
|7 years 7 weeks ago||you mean that game where we actually went in the shotgun||
and henne, hart and long won their only game of their 0-4 OSU and 1-3 bowl game...actually I mean't "level" when I said level and I meant staggering when I said staggering. If the context didn't clearly dictate that the level was low, I apologize. Yes, I included the "cap one win one for lloyd and play they way we could have all year including app state, oregon, wisconsin and OSU" bowl. And it is institutional as it does not matter the players they seem to look for reasons to quit and have for some time.
|7 years 7 weeks ago||I say go back to 10 games on New Years...none after||
those were the days...even these other BCS games stink on ice. The ratings are in the dumper and all these bowl games that are now played after the 1st have lost their luster. Remember the NBC lineup Fiesta at one, Rose after, Orange last...then ABC had Gator, Citrus after and Sugar last...CBS had Sun and Cotton...then later we added the Cap One on ESPN. You needed three TV's and had a blast.
|7 years 7 weeks ago||You couldn't be more correct||
the level of heart this team has shown since the MSU comeback of '07 has been staggering. This has very little to do with the Coach and, sadly, looks more institutional now than anything. I'm a season ticket holder since '83 and am more depressed than any time ever (even the 6 loss BYU debacle of '84). Think of it...no offense but we have been reduced to hypothesizing the prospects of the Little Caesar's or Insight.com bowl...is the Astro Blue Bonnett now too much to hope for?