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|4 days 8 hours ago||I'm in. If he doesn't come,||
I'm in. If he doesn't come, $25 to ASPCA?
|1 week 2 days ago||Voted on 3 devices and posted||
Voted on 3 devices and posted it to social media. The guy absolutely deserves it.
|1 week 3 days ago||I asked for a T-Shirt from||
I asked for a T-Shirt from the Hope for Pahokee guys as far as M related stuff.
My biggest thing for Christmas I'm going to have to get for myself. I'm building a nice target rifle and my entire family pretty much detests guns so I can't really ask them for anything related to that (and it would be too expensive anyway)
|1 week 4 days ago||Good catch, thanks.||
Good catch, thanks.
|1 week 4 days ago||Unless he does really well in||
Unless he does really well in the combine (which he probably will) I think this is a mistake for him. He's got size, decent speed and athleticism, but the few times I've watched him live, he never seemed to get the type of separation through his route running that you would think an NFL prospect would. Even on TV, a lot of his targets were with a DB or even sometimes a LB in his hip pocket. I think he'll get drafted, and probably not all that low, but he could have done better with another year to work on his game IMO. Can't really blame the guy on the other hand with the coaching transition looming I guess, but just the same, you'd think he'd at least wait to see who the next guy is before committing one way or the other.
|1 week 5 days ago||Benny's has been a favorite||
Benny's has been a favorite of mine since I was a Sophomore. Instead of waiting hours at the other campus places, we'd load up into whoever had a car and drive there. Good food, prices are good, not as busy and it's a popular spot for athletes so you can heckle them about their loss the day before (don't actually do this).
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Honestly, I never saw the OMG||
Honestly, I never saw the OMG MATCH-UP NIGHTMARE thing everyone keeps talking about with Funchess. Yeah, he's big and has straightline speed (sort of), but he doesn't get himself open. Of course before the season, everyone, including me, thought that was because our corners were awesome. Turns out, it was mostly that our receivers were the plodding possession variety. Funchess included. His drops issues and injuries just totally torpedoed any remaining chance he had of making an impact this year.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||My reading of the grayshirt||
My reading of the grayshirt QB thing is that he's not going anywhere, or at least not actively thinking about it. A) why tarnish your image just before you start job hunting and B) more importantly, why give a shit about the MSU roster to stick your neck out and make a move like that if you're not going to be around next year.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I'll say this, there hasn't||
I'll say this, there hasn't been a shortage of entertaining games, even some of the ones we came out on the wrong end of, or shouldn't have been close. A lot of nail biters, come backs, unlikely turn of events, etc for 4 seasons.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||OL in 2013 and QB in 2014||
OL in 2013 and QB in 2014 happened. In a lot of ways, getting rid of Al was a terrible move short term. Gardner was already physically messed up, another QB coach and system pretty much just did him in. I dunno, it probably had to be done after 2013, but it was a huge gamble that ended up not paying off and then some.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||In a lot of ways, Hoke||
In a lot of ways, Hoke staying as a DL coach would make a lot of sense. He's clearly good at it, he's a hell of a recruiter. and he could stay and look over the guys he's recruited and grown close to. Of course no new HC is going to sign up for that, having his predecessor on the program under him and potentially undermining him (not that Brady would do that, but I'm sure a lot of players would still see him as the coach). I doubt Brady would be interested either.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Technically correct is the||
Technically correct is the best kind of correct
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Isn't the Clark thing the||
Isn't the Clark thing the exact reason for waiting until the end? I mean, I think it's kinda dumb too, but naming a captain that later ends up booted from the team later is precisely the type of thing you avoid by waiting.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Paying my bet with BloomingtonBlue||
|10 weeks 2 days ago||How I feel about our offense||
How I feel about our offense finally being serviceable just in time for the defense to implode.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||This may be the most||
This may be the most impressive suicide by mod I've ever seen.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Ugh, they need to come||
Ugh, they need to come completely clean on this whole thing and provide a detailed account from those involved, and I don't just mean Brady's personal take in the post-game presser. The lack of information has just fueled this and will continue to because the visual evidence alone is really damning. The truth might be bad as well, but at least it won't be speculation, which is always worse. Get everyone involved's take, Morris, Hoke, Nuss, Schmidt and get it out there quickly.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I don't see how I can be||
I don't see how I can be wrong when I clearly concede that one possiblity is that Schmidt screwed up. Or when I clearly concede in my OP that the matter wasn't handled well.
The point I'm making is everyone is pretending like they know with certainty exactly what happened. You don't. Let's hold off on destroying a man's reputation until more information comes out from the parties involved, which at this point is next to nothing.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I think a coordinator is too||
I think a coordinator is too risky right now. There's a big difference in skillsets required to go from a coordinator to a HC. Some guys make the leap, some fail miserably, and it's really hard to tell the difference beforehand. Michigan needs a known entity, we can't afford to be someone's audition or first foray into head coaching.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||This. By now, if not Hoke||
This. By now, if not Hoke himself, then someone will have realized how woefully inadequate the post game response was. They have one chance to regain the narrative and I hope they come clean on the entire sequence of events, including Morris's point of view, Nuss's point of view, Paul Schmidt's (Athletic Trainer) point of view, etc. This may or may not be as big of a deal as people are making it to be, but the lack of a real answer from the guys involved have let the public fill in the blanks with the worst case scenario.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Gardner was, at several||
Gardner was, at several points in 2013, just as visibly hobbled as Morris (pre head hit). So is Funchess right now. Neither of those guys are in any better position to "protect themselves." Hell, we had a pretty good torch and pitchfork session about Funchess's blocking effort last week, with no slack given for literally hoping around on one leg on the sidelines. Right or wrong, playing hurt is pretty ubiquitous, and not just on this team.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||The problem is the rules are||
The problem is the rules are fairly ambiguous:
Here's the relevant section on diagnosis (bold emphasis mine)
"Recognition and diagnosis of concussion: All student-athletes who are experiencing signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a sport-related concussion, at rest or with exertion, must be removed from practice or competition and referred to an athletic trainer or team physician with experience in concussion management. A student-athlete’s health care provider experienced in the diagnosis and management of concussion should conduct and document serial clinical evaluation inclusive of symptom inventory and evaluation of cognition and balance. A student-athlete diagnosed with sport-related concussion should not be allowed to return to play in the current game or practice and should be withheld from athletic activity for the remainder of the day. Disposition decisions for more serious injuries such as cervical spine trauma, skull fracture or intracranial bleed, should be made at the time of presentation."
So, Paul Schmidt talking to Morris and not seeing concussion like symptoms seems to have the discretion to not conduct the evaluation. Again, concussion seems like a forgone conclusion given the video we saw, but Schmidt is right there next to the guy talking to him and in a much better position to make the call, as well has being more qualified. I will concede it's possible that Schmidt simply screwed up as well. We don't know at this point..
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Of course it's not. The guy||
Of course it's not. The guy said Morris should have been taken out before the head hit, which is different from how we treated Gardner last year.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||So it's ok to play a player||
So it's ok to play a player hurt as long as he's helping you win? Isn't that exactly the mindset people are railing against?
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I guess I'm doing a poor job||
I guess I'm doing a poor job framing this. I absolutely think leaving him in there for one more play was a mistake. Full stop. And for the record, he needs to be fired, but not for this. I just hate to see people twist this into a Hoke doesn't care for his players thing when it's pretty clear that this is just another in a long string of incidents where he's been caught deer in headlights style during games. Some of the comments here are frankly nothing short of character assasination.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Credit Nathan too. He hasn't||
Credit Nathan too. He hasn't exactly been lights out, but going 1-2-3 to close a game like he should was big. Hopefully he'll keep it going.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||At that point the training||
At that point the training staff, particularly the head trainer, had been with Morris and presumably cleared him to play.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed, but what if in his||
Agreed, but what if in his initial interaction he determined a full evaluation wasn't necessary?
|11 weeks 6 days ago||No, it's not. It's evidence||
No, it's not. It's evidence of incompetence.
Disregard implies not caring about the players. You can't see Hoke kneeling over an injured Dennis Norfleet last game, stroking his helmet and trying to comfort him and come to that conclusion. On the other hand there are multiple examples of the game moving too fast for Hoke.
Hanlon's Razor says "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity," which I think applies here.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I find it pretty disingenious||
I find it pretty disingenious that the Gardner thing is now a knock on Hoke when we pretty much unanimously regarded it as a gutsy performance. Like I said in the front page thread, I can't help but feel that some are summoning up some extra indignation to justify letting Hoke go immediately (as if he hasn't done enough himself to justify it).