I thought that myself when I read that article that talked about a Data Scientist(tm)
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|4 weeks 1 day ago||Can I upvote the entire blog?||
As other have said above, this blog has proven to be both an agent for change (bye bye Brandon) as well as a responsible citizen/journalist which performed a vital function of keeping us informed on a timely basis...and not just throwing out random but potentially juicy rumors. Brian and team did a wonderful job of not falling prey to chasing clicks/eyeballs by becoming rumour central.
Love the job you did. My beveled guilt is on the way.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Was he responsible for all the off-color Maize||
we've seen over the past few years?
Not a great job if he was.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||So...JH is now Schrodinger's Coach?||
I hope that's an endowed position.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||shouldn't we be looking for experienced hires only?||
In all seriousness, while I guess Herman could develop into a top HC, I want to believe that Michigan doesn't need to train someone to be a HC...and take the risk that he can't do it.
Herman might be Willy E. Coyote Super Genius, but excellence in one or more areas (recruiting, calling plays, etc.) may not translate into the organizational, motivational and leadership qualities that I believe make a great head coach.
I don't need my HC to be/have been a great position coach or coordinator...he needs the best staff possible so that he can delegate play calling and technique training to them if need be.
The HC sets the tone, chooses the direction of the program and gets everyone to march in time. I believe that Michigan needs to pick a candidate who has done that on a consistent basis with continuous success as the result.
That's my guy. I just don't know what his name is, yet.
|7 weeks 20 hours ago||I think we all misheard him...||
I think he said "Leaders and best"...
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Wish you the best||
As well as the grace to handle whatever it is you will be dealing with.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I'm not even sure how to interpret that...||
If JH was 100% sure of coming to UM, then does this mean it's only 99%...hence more difficult?
If he was 50/50 does it mean he now is leaning against coming to UM?
Where is the starting point and how much more difficult is it now? Without those parameters, Sam's statement is somewhat meaningless, no?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||CC: Hologram of Bo||
I mean if they can bring back 2Pac to sing at a concert...why not Bo to coach the team?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I thought it was Mio Liquid Water Enhancer||
that affected everything
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I don't think roses come by the ream||
...but I may have forgotten, it's been so long since we went to Pasadena. ;-)
|7 weeks 5 days ago||But that is my underlying question||
when the entire population of decision makers has changed over the past few month, from UM's president, to AD, to Head Coach to the entire staff...where do these "connections" lie?
|7 weeks 5 days ago||About Sam Webb||
I think we all appreciate his insight into UM recruiting. That, however, is based on creating relationships with the recruits themselves. When I think back to his inside scoops or "gut feelings" I believe they are based on what recruits have told him not what coaches/administrators think.
I have to question his status as an insider to the "program" though. With whom, exactly, does he have the inside relationships with? The Head Coach who is no longer at the school? The assistant coaches who are out there right now looking for their next jobs and would know nothing that is non-public? The former AD who is selling pizzas somewhere? The current AD, with whom any one of us likely has as good a relationship with as Sam does?
So at what level of the "program" does Sam have these great contacts that give him insight into the head coach hiring process?
On the other side of the fence, there are so many conflicting stories about what JH is thinking from "those close to him" that those anonymous sources should be discounted entirely. People have a tendency to inflate their own importance...someone may think they are a trusted JH confidant and may tell others that they are, but only JH knows for sure. Sam may trust someone who looks like they would be in a position to know, but as others on the board have pointed out, there are lots of those sources out there.
Reading tea leaves is fun and all when it comes to recruiting and Sam is as good if not better than the rest, but call me skeptical when it comes to insight into an extremely closely held head coach hiring process.
Just one man's opinion.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I like this guy||
I thought he was direct and honest in his approach and quite sensitive to the realities of the situation...to fans it's about wins and losses, but there are people involved whose lives will change as a result of this decision and you need to be thoughtful in your approach.
Mr. Hackett seems to get it. I hope he hires a great coach.
|8 weeks 14 hours ago||Thank you for being a mensch||
seemed like a stand up guy who really loved the school and program. It clearly did not work out, but it is still sad to see someone have their dream job taken away from them. Best of luck in the future Brady.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||That's what I named my daughter too, so who did it first?||
My daughter was born in 2000.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||But no problems with double posting, right?||
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I'm pretty sure that||
you're not getting "in the middle of a family squabble"...you're just a Michigan fan posting on a website commenting (or abstaining) on the breach of trust by a former Michigan athlete's family.
If you some how insert yourself into the bankruptcy proceedings or assist Jack in pursuing remedies against his parents for apparent fraud (or defending his parents against such claims)...then you're getting in the middle, no?
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I agree with your "national view"||
But to be fair, how important can youth and inexperienced bigs be when Kentucky is a run-away #1 pick with 11 FR and SO and 4 of their 5 "bigs" are in that group?
IMO, it seems less about experience and more about perceived talent. UM fans believe in Coach B and his ability to continue to spot underrated talent and coach-up players...but that doesn't mean that we will be ranked accordingly.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Boy, I hate those lunch mobs||
I wouldn't acknowledge them at all.
That said, I'm not sure what you're "honking" at...
|12 weeks 13 hours ago||Isn't this OT?||
And shouldn't it be labeled as such?
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Shit, there goes my Dave||
Shit, there goes my Dave Brandon Halloween costume tonight...guess I'll have to find another duche bag to dress up as instead
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Whomever is the AD at||
Whomever is the AD at Stanford. Obviously can run an entire department across every sport imaginable. Had the insight to hire Harbaugh went he was unproven and then keep the program going following his departure.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Not only that, what about||
Not only that, what about being redirected to a LS&A blog about the downside of a general education? Or is that just me?
|12 weeks 4 days ago||How long before DB is delivering pizzas again?||
How long before DB is delivering pizzas again?
|16 weeks 4 days ago||No sense in taking that approach to debate||
I know I saw him stumble after the hit and said..."Morris is concussed"...I got five or six texts from friends at the game who texted me immediately saying that Morris got blasted and was wobbling around...every TV commentator saw and said the same thing.
And that is the "scandalous" event...everyone there saw what happened, saw the result and the team did not protect the player.
No one is disputing that the Minn. player should have been penalized..even ejected. But how does that unring Morris' bell? The lasting damage from playing while concussed is more of an issue than whether a player gets ejected for causing the concussion in the first place, no?
It might have been a different issue if the same Minn. player got away with the Morris hit, then did the exact same thing to another UM player. Then the missed ejection would have been the proximate cause of another injury. The way things played out, the lack of a penalty/ejection had no impact on the game, Morris' injury or anything...other than your desire for a pound of flesh.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||could use a little sunshine||
on a Friday morning
|16 weeks 4 days ago||I'm not sure that||
a missed penalty by the officials or the lack of commentary ex post facto is as "scanalous" as a team missing the obvious signs of a concussed player and failing to protect him from himself (wanting to stay in the game) by immediately removing him from the game.
Should there have been a penalty...without a doubt.
Is that the lasting lesson to be learned...not a chance.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Wasn't the boo boo||
On his ankle, not knee?
|21 weeks 5 days ago||To be fair||
it was an imaginary rescue of a nephew.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Sounds like you're experience is directly on-point||
Could you tell me which high school your children attend(ed)? Thoughts on the schools I mentioned?