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|18 hours 29 sec ago||Aside from Power 5 caveat, he also already left||
Aside from Power 5 caveat, he also already left NDSU for Wyoming. He might jump after just 1 season (see Todd Graham) but we wouldn't have much time to assess his FBS success rate. Still, if he's willing, I'm certainly looking into it.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Coyote, I've had several opportunities to thank||
Coyote, I've had several opportunities to thank you for your contributions to this blog; you're really an asset to those of us trying to understand the nuances.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Ok- NOW you've posted a comment I noticed and||
Ok- NOW you've posted a comment I noticed and commend Dragon!!!!
|2 days 20 hours ago||I'm not sure if I've ever read anything you've||
I'm not sure if I've ever read anything you've posted Dragon, nor have any of your comments to other posts ever rung especially true or caused me to take notice. Whereas, I read Best and Worst every week, look forward to it, find it some of the best stuff posted on this blog by anyone besides Brian.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Wow! No mention of a jarring blow to the head or||
Wow! No mention of a jarring blow to the head or any following of concussion protocol!?
|3 days 10 hours ago||You're kinda missing the point of this post and||
You're kinda missing the point of this post and the 200+ comments to it so far, no!?
|4 days 5 hours ago||I remember that 06 game far more clearly than||
I remember that 06 game far more clearly than today's, and as painful as it was in the moment, it has only grown more so over time: That was a stupid & unnecessary hit by Crable, just as we were exerting control in the game. It's not even a valid debate whether it was a good call or not.
|4 days 10 hours ago||We're NOT sure- how can we (or they) be if no one||
We're NOT sure- how can we (or they) be if no one checks him!?
|4 days 10 hours ago||Aside from the fact you posted this nearly 20||
Aside from the fact you posted this nearly 20 times, I'm glad to hear this from someone who claims to have been a Hoke supporter!
|6 days 12 hours ago||Sorry Mat, I get your||
Sorry Mat, I get your attachement to Devin, he's a GREAT Michigan Man! Admirable in so many ways, a fantastic role model. No doubt about anyu of those...
Howeva - as a QB he's regressing, to the point where we can actually have this spirited debate about whether you'd rather see a guy who hasn't proved anything in very limited opportunities, or stay the course.
Sad, really. I'm ready to see if there's a brighter future, not dwell on a brighter past.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Man those performances you||
Man those performances you point to are SOOO last year!
|6 days 15 hours ago||Look, we don't KNOW yet who's gonna start, or if||
Look, we don't KNOW yet who's gonna start, or if they'll both play, but we actually KNOW that one is a 5th yr and the other a 2nd yr. With no trips to the red zone or TDs vs ND or Utah, it just feels like there's no upside to sticking with the guy who's eligibility is expiring, and who's clearly regressing over time. And yes I'm completely willing to grant DG all the excuses of system change and horrendous OL play. But I'd be just as happy to see Speight out there Saturday, this is not a pro-Morris stance, this is pro-change.
|6 days 16 hours ago||There's also no "evidence" that Al Gore or John||
There's also no "evidence" that Al Gore or John Kerry would've made better Presidents than W, since they were jobbed out of the opportunity to try- only AMPLE evidence that they couldn't have been worse.
|6 days 16 hours ago||Bro, what part of the offense's Utah game||
Bro, what part of the offense's Utah game performance didn't reek of we're screwedness?!
|6 days 17 hours ago||Seriously, do you read this blog at all? It||
Seriously, do you read this blog at all?
|6 days 17 hours ago||Closer than the experts think!||
Closer than the experts think!
|1 week 13 hours ago||Let's find something more||
Let's find something more important to get in a pissing match over please, but you DID say they play for Michigan to get into the NFL. Re-read your own post if necessary.
So, technically, I'm sure every player who suits up "hopes" they'll get into the NFL. But to suggest that's WHY they're doing it is wrong on every level.
And if they're playing for their own enjoyment rather than ours, tell me the last time you saw a really organized game of NCAA-level athletes playing a game of football outside of an official game for their own enjoyment? They (hopefully) enjoy playing, but it's us that brings them there, and the tangible and intangible benefits that it provides.
The question at hand was whether venting about the general dissatisfaction with the team's play should be limited to bashing the coaches and AD, or whether the student-athletes should be fair game too.
Your "snarky" response about the "kids" spoke far more clearly about where you stand than any subsequent clarifications could ever do. If it's all fair game to you than just say so, man. Don't try to have it both ways, because there's lots of people on this blog who love to call bullshit on people. It's like a way to vent our frustration without bashing the coaches OR players.
|1 week 14 hours ago||Downvoted for imprper usage||
Downvoted for imprper usage of your/you're, too many uses of term Douche.
Otherwise, fair sentiments expressed! That idiot who replied to your post doesn't give a CRAP if Funchess is in pain as long as Michigan wins.
And if that's not an accurate reading of your message Yo, be more careful how you phrase things in the future maybe?!
|1 week 14 hours ago||Well the viewpoint from here||
Well the viewpoint from here in the Bay Area, especially among prople with M ties, is that Brandon had Harbaugh cued up a month before Jan. 7 '11, but dawdling along and letting RichRod swing in the breeze both aliented Harbaugh and allowed other suitors to pony up some far larger offers than he was gonna get at Michigan. That was then...
Now...Harbaugh is sick of the 49ers, they feel the same, no externsion/rasie will be discussed til after the results of this season are tallied (despite 3 NFC title games & a narrow SB loss).
It's my personal belief that the only thing which will definitively prevent Harbaugh from listening to an M offer is the continued presence of Brandon. That shouldn't be a tough fix.
God bless Coke-gate, could be just the final straw we've been searching for!
|1 week 15 hours ago||ALL are true, but it still||
ALL are true, but it still doesn't mean he won't be the next coach of the Miami Dolphins. I'm predicitng this is his last season with the 49ers.
What it would take to woo him back to Ann Arbor no one but he and the Mrs. can know, but I'm going with a new AD and a a shit-ton of cash as a start.
And as a fellow townie long ago relocated to the Bay Area, piling the cash in a basket full of fall leaves with some fresh pressed cider and warm donuts wouldn't hurt!
|1 week 15 hours ago||Waitaminnit.... ARE you all||
Waitaminnit.... ARE you all for "protecting the kids" or are you not? The entirity of your post after the introductory sentence made it seem as if you're not that concerned with it.
Just to clarify, I'm going to make a random generalization here and say far fewer than 10% of the players who've represented the University of Michigan on the gridiron over the past 10, 25 or even 50 seasons ever played in the NFL.
Therefore they are most certainly playing for our enjoyment; it's that enjoyment that built the stadium, that paid to add the suites, that pays for the athletic scholarships (and that's not to mention those who PAY to play on the team - Order of Kovacs members).
I normally wouldn't take the time to refute your obviously angry points about student-athlete benefits, but you had to go and begin it with a false statement of your intent, and you had to go and demean the players' motives in suiting up in the Maize & Blue and donning the Winged Helmet.
|1 week 15 hours ago||That tree defintely fell in||
That tree defintely fell in the forest with no one there to hear it!
|1 week 15 hours ago||Correct Coach, why would the||
Correct Coach, why would the OP point to Tennessee or Miami of Fla as cautionary examples of doing whatever it takes to win, when it would be just as/more apropos to point to Stanford as an example to strive for?! Straining to paint a happy face on the current situation would be my theory on that!
I'm always a believer that coaching changes are disruptive, often knee-jerk, based on unreasonble expectations. After last Saturday, I also believe necessary in our case. I don't think the expectation that we are as excellently prepared as ANY team in the nation is unreasonable.
What exuded from that performance (on TV in my case, but we've already heard ad nauseum from people in attendance as well) was a poorly prepared, confused, dispirited team. That goes directly to the HC, as the overall manager of the enterprise.
I believe in the DC and the OC (although with offense it's clearly based more on track record than performance at Michigan thus far). My greatest concern with making a change at the top is losing one or both of Mattison/Nussmeier. i can't fathom which top tier HC option would accept or welcome both of them back?
But I do know that I DON'T foresee the type of progress or improvement posited by the OP. I now agree with those looking back on Hoke's success in '11 as a confluence of events. many of them purely lucky, but almost all of them not of his doing. In short, to quote a Motown great: "He hasn't done nuthin' "
|1 week 4 days ago||If Jim Harbaugh won't come back to A2, then||
If Jim Harbaugh won't come back to A2, then Narduzzi may just be the best option out there.
|1 week 4 days ago||I nominate you for username which best fits the||
I nominate you for username which best fits the post!
|1 week 4 days ago||think ya might be shooting the messenger there||
think ya might be shooting the messenger there buddy
|1 week 6 days ago||Thanks Coyote! despite the||
despite the potential bad news you related, it's strangely comforting to know you're always there, ready to answer any type of question!
Like many others, I find your football nomenclature lectures sometimes leave me more confused than I was before, but I always enjoy trying to figure out what the H*ll you're saying anyway!
Thanks for being here man!
|1 week 6 days ago||Does anyone have concrete||
Does anyone have concrete info on whether Pipkens played too many snaps in '13 to apply for a medical redshirt after he completes his eligibility? Like DG was granted after playing only a handful in '10?
I do not recall how much Pip actually played last year before injury, but it sure doesn't seem like it was a lot...
|2 weeks 2 days ago||OK, thanks for that... you||
OK, thanks for that... you can go now
|3 weeks 2 days ago||This was truly the fairest,||
This was truly the fairest, most balanced and accurate reading of the coaching carousel ever posted on this board, likely any college football-based board.
Ask a Bama fan now, they likely won't admit to remembering, certainly would not mention, Mike Shula. ND is riding high this week, but Ty Willingham and Charlie the tuna aren't too far in the rear-view. Carroll was far from USC's top choice, and the jury's still out on attempts to replace him. All these teams have at least appeared in the BCS title game in the past 10 years. Florida St looked hopelessly out-of-date and uncool only 3 years ago. Anyone remember 'the U" or know who coaches them these days?
The only way these situations bear any lessons for Michigan though, is in deciding how long to let the current coaches continue on the current path. Do we have to beat either msu or osu on the road in '14?
Or, do we give them the chance to continue to develop the highly-rated players they have recruited to play for Michigan until we have those two major rivals in A2 next year? Then, if we still cannot beat either of them at home, then is it time to "make a move"?
For my two-cents, IF Harbaugh really wants out of SF, we pursue him with far more vigor than we did in '10. Big money, full control, choice of coaches, unlimited budget. That's what it will take to consistently compete with ohio, to have a chance when playing major ooc ooponents.
Other than that, I can't see how we pull the trigger before letting the home schedule of '15 play out. Art Briles feels like RichRod redux. May work out better, but it's not guaranteed.