"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
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|4 years 14 weeks ago||I think it's safe to say that||
I think it's safe to say that this reuniting the U-M family thing was a bit of an exaggeration.
And by "a bit of an exaggeration" I mean "a bunch of hooey." The season can't start soon enough.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||A spring game that people go||
A spring game that people go to.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||There's something I can get||
There's something I can get behind.
Despite the 90% disapproval rate of "Leaders" and "Legends," did Delaney and Co. decide to keep them before or after the B10 took the beating it did in its respective bowls, making the division names painfully ironic?
ESPN used "Neither Leaders nor Legends" as their clever SportsCenter headline when recapping all of the B10 blowout losses on New Year's Day, wouldn't changing them after that looked like surrender to the SEC instead of the 90% of fans that hated the names from the beginning? Seems petty, I know, but that's maybe something that someone who okayed "Leaders" and "Legends" would think about.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Shit, I'd prefer "Reginald"||
Shit, I'd prefer "Reginald" and "VelJohnson."
|4 years 19 weeks ago||*two||
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Take that up with the man who||
Take that up with the man who said it 50 times in his press conference yesterday.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||I don't think the argument is||
I don't think the argument is that the situations were handled differently, it's that they were two completely different situations in the first place. The similarities end at the player being a mismatch for the scheme. For Denard, that's the only issue, for Mallett, there were other things at play attracting him elsewhere.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Where do I begin...?||
Where do I begin...?
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Even if you don't like the||
Even if you don't like the hire, you've got to appreciate the bricks of Fort Schembechler being relaid.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||I guess most of you haven't||
How's it going up there on your high horse, Mr. President? Just cut the Athletic Dept. their annual check and talk down to the folks on mlive.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||New banner? Contest. Nothing||
New banner? Contest. Nothing keeps us occupied better than a contest. I suggest a double elimination playoff tournament the likes of which you'll never see in college football.
New slogan? May I suggest, "The Audacity of Hoke"?
|4 years 19 weeks ago||He's very cultured. I bet||
He's very cultured. I bet that in order to talk with him in his office, you first need to make up a word and then recite its definition.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||I'll support Hoke as long as||
Didn't DB already see to that one?
|4 years 19 weeks ago||I know I don't want to hear||
I know I don't want to hear that Hoke knows "The Victors," but the fanbase that knocked an outside hire and submarined the last guy is probably pretty happy with it. I suppose he's going to go on today about how Hoke already knows his way around the place and where all of his favorite restaurants are and how he's going to go to his old barber again and so much other bullshit that doesn't concern winning. If it shuts up the sweater-wearing, cheese-eating alumni that cut him a check every year, then I'm for it.
There's something to be said however, about pandering to a fanbase that used 3-9! 5-7! as ammo with rhetoric about one's Michigan identity. Moreover, there's something to be said about it working.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||How about "not grieving at||
How about "not grieving at all"?
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Disagree. He's our coach,||
He's our coach, but he's not a dictator. He doesn't deserve undying respect and a void of criticism based on his title. Sure, he's entitled to a clean slate at Michigan, but respect is earned on the field, in the classroom, and in the Michigan community. From the first decision he makes as head coach, he's under the microscope.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Maybe, but Mallett wasn't a||
Maybe, but Mallett wasn't a lock to stay even if the coaching change never happened.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Well, it's not going to be||
Well, it's not going to be the same offense...
|4 years 19 weeks ago||I can't argue scheme before||
I can't argue scheme before team one bit because even though I defended RR to the end, 3 wins or less in year one at almost every place he's coached is pretty hard to ignore. With that said, I think the big picture idea when replacing Lloyd was to replace Lloydball with something out of the 21st century for "long term success" and, dare I say, "relevance" after making a name as of late for getting smoked by mobile QBs rather than winning.
Growing pains should have been expected three years ago for the greater good just as they absolutely need to be expected now if we're set on returning to smashing faces with 3 yards and a cloud of such and such.
The real discussion lies in how no one (not even those in position to hire him in 2007) saw that RR's scheme didn't fit at Michigan and his hiring might warrant some patience in order to make it fit from what has turned out to be the least patient fanbase in sports.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Yes. Blaming RR is easy||
Yes. Blaming RR is easy because he's gone, but some of the blame certainly needs to be placed on the AD (pick one or both). Two coaching changes in a 4 year period, especially ones that bring to light serious personnel discrepancies with regard to "the system" are much more at fault as far as transfers are concerned.
But DB wants long term success, so who are we to waiver from our 100% support of him when he shoots himself in the foot in the short term. ::rolls eyes:: (How the RR firing fits into that long-term/short-term logic is beyond me, btw...).
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Because up until October of||
Because up until October of last year, he hadn't won a single game as HC.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||How this man got rich, I'll||
How this man got rich, I'll never know. Not by keeping his damn mouth shut, I'd bet.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Exactly.||
My point is, old players shouldn't matter. While RR certainly made his own bed in this whole situation, Dhani Jones and the like mouthing off about how they'd "had enough" after two bad seasons certainly didn't help things along.
Listening to players who wore maize and blue clamoring for "the same old Michigan" is a good way to get dragged back into a coaching tree that won just as many games against OSU as RichRod did in their last 3 years.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Yes, but find a current||
Yes, but find a current player who feels that way
|4 years 20 weeks ago||As a fanbase, 100% support is||
As a fanbase, 100% support is really not something we're used to giving.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||The Cake||
The clip's from Northwestern 2008 and is probably one of the only highlights I can think of other than Terrance Taylor's spine buster of a tackle.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Having Michigan go from an||
Having Michigan go from an awesome team in NCAA '08 to a fixer-upper in NCAA '09 angered me a little bit, but those are the breaks. If it's in the game, it's in the game.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||For you and your son? Campus||
For you and your son? Campus Inn. For your business partners? There's a Red Roof Inn somewhere by Briarwood, possibly with a shuttle service.
|5 years 2 days ago||I pulled the info from the||
I pulled the info from the HOF site (which is an abomination, btw) and made a Sporcle quiz.
|5 years 5 days ago||Armando Allen is pretty good||
Armando Allen is pretty good at this game, except he always claims that it was the red box's shadow that touched the wall.