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|3 hours 20 min ago||You are right to note that||
You are right to note that much depends on the intentions of (former faculty senate leader) Schlissel. Will he use Brandon's ouster as an opportunity to downsize the football program more generally?
I have been operating under the assumption that, for now, the enemy of your enemy is your friend.
|3 hours 53 min ago||Schlissel is the x-factor. I||
Schlissel is the x-factor. I think two things are true, which work against each other here. One, Schlissel is a new president, and does not want to intitiate (or even facilitate, absent a clear mandate from the Regents) a major change early in his tenure, before he has his footing. Two, Schlissel detests guys like Brandon, and probably even Brandon himself; Brandon grew up giving guys like future-faculty-senate Schlissel noogies, and I don't think he's sorry for it either.
Whether Schlissel perceives this to be a crisis, or merely discontent among the fanbase/rabble/alumni, will drive how he reacts in my opinion.
|3 hours 59 min ago||There is certainly internal||
There is certainly internal logic to what is written there--how can Brandon, who is himself on thin ice, be trusted to conduct a coaching search? And I think this is the change the program, and University, need. Both of the ADs named make sense, and would be excellent choices. All of which is to say: it's too good to be true, unfortunately.
|4 hours 7 min ago||I don't think anyone in the||
I don't think anyone in the administration is burning the midnight oil on the future of Brandon, Hoke, or the football program. The truth of the matter is that even the causual poster on this board cares 10X more than anyone in the administration (or the Regents, for that matter) about Michigan football.
|4 hours 14 min ago||I've lived in California for||
I've lived in California for ten years, and with all due respect to her, I can't.
|5 hours 35 min ago||Right, I have been ranting||
Right, I have been ranting about this all afternoon (Pacific time). How did Stoogies like Brandon and Stapleton come to have such sway? Stapleton is trying to deflect criticism of the program by turning it into a kulturkampf against outsiders. The delusion and insularity are like the French aristrocracy before the revolution...
|5 hours 45 min ago||I dunno. The Internets live||
I dunno. The Internets live forever, but have a short memory. It certainly FEELS worse than after the '07 Appalachian State game, but remember that social media was in its relative infancy then.
|5 hours 47 min ago||Seriously, he should. He||
Seriously, he should. He would have great grassroots support. We would need to work on diversifying his public works profile--most of the Regents have significant public service connections, even if the experience is largely honorary.
If the Call Sam guy can get elected, Brian can get elected.
|5 hours 54 min ago||He sure did not stay at||
He sure did not stay at Stanford too long, if that was indeed his 'dream' job. I see him as an NFL guy for life. For what it's worth the chatter at fancy UofM Bay Area fundraising events has always been that Harbaugh's wife does not want to leave California.
|6 hours 11 min ago||Circus is too organized. This||
Circus is too organized. This is a back alley clown show.
|6 hours 27 min ago||He'll be pulling from a||
He'll be pulling from a deeper pool here. Addazio may well be a great hire.
|8 hours 12 min ago||From what I recall of that||
From what I recall of that 2008 game, Michigan was gifted around 21 points from Utah turnovers. None of the score 'drives' started from Michigan's side of the 50 yard line. And Sheridan looked worse than any Michigan QB I have ever seen, with the possible exception of Bellomy in 2012 at Nebraska. Come to think of it, it was a miracle Michigan scored 23 (and was within a 2 pt conversion of tying).
|8 hours 33 min ago||You would also want to know||
You would also want to know the performance of (a) the stock market and (b) other firms in the industry, which I think would show similar improvements over the 2010-2014 time frame.
|8 hours 55 min ago||This seems legit. Sorry for||
This seems legit. Sorry for doubting you OP. Giving tickets to students is a nice gesture, IMO. Coupling it with a lame corporate tie-in squanders that good will, and probably then some.
|9 hours 2 min ago||At least of couple of posts||
At least of couple of posts appear to support your OP. Is this limited to students, and available at only at university-owned stores? Only Dave Brandon could make a ticket giveaway to students appear crass, what with the strings attached (i.e., you have to purchase Coke products). Maybe we should be thankful that the promotions were not at Domino's...?
|10 hours 32 min ago||I have stopped drinking while||
I have stopped drinking while watching the games. Arguably a more gruesome deprivation, but necessary in my case.
|10 hours 33 min ago||Yes, and as such the red pill||
Yes, and as such the red pill is taken to promise a 'harsh reality,' and therein lies the dilemma: my whole life, I've taken the (go) BLUE pill.
|10 hours 55 min ago||This is correct. Not only is||
This is correct. Not only is it economically infeasible to undercut four or five days of ticket sales by this "promotion," when tickets on the Athletic Department's website are selling for $70, but contextual clues from the picture suggest this is a joke: (1) the picture appears to be taken on counter at a random party store; (2) a party store would not pull off something like this, as it may be restricted from doing so under any number of theories, which brings me to (3) the advert, likely created with a color printer in Columbus, does not identify who, exactly, is sponsoring this promotion. If Coke was doing it, that would be explicit.
|11 hours 12 min ago||Dubious. I suspect the||
Dubious. I suspect the origin of this ruse is courtesy of our friends down south...
|11 hours 33 min ago||I agree. And Rodriguez is||
I agree. And Rodriguez is cut ZERO slack for having similar transitional issues.
My fear is that there are many Stapeltons out there (just not on this board), and they occupy powerful positions in and around the University of Michigan.
|11 hours 40 min ago||I am afraid this view (the||
I am afraid this view (the "culture fit") is rather firmly entrenched among the Regents and vocal boosters. The truth of the matter, and it's ugly, is that these people would rather listen to someone tell them how great and presitigous Michigan is. It's passive-aggressive self-flattery, bordering on the delusional.
|11 hours 54 min ago||When you have won like||
When you have won like Spurrier you can lay it on thick. When Rodriguez pulled similar schtick he came accross as combative.
|12 hours 8 min ago||Here is more insight into the||
Here is more insight into the thinking at Fort Hoke.
Foster is spot on. Pretty sad that in order to defend the current administration, Stapleton (a Michigan booster and EMU regent) attacks the "culture" of the Rodriguez program. Four years into the Hoke era, his record speaks for itself.
But what really comes through are the comments related to how Hoke supposedly understands the culture at Michigan. I bet you a number of the U of M Regents look at it the same way.
|13 hours 30 min ago||I miss the 1990s...||
I miss the 1990s...
|13 hours 47 min ago||The red pill/blue pill thing||
The red pill/blue pill thing was a reference to the Matrix, I think, and it roughly means that you can choose and/or create your own reality by choosing to look at things one way, or another.
|13 hours 51 min ago||1) Gardner, but expect to||
1) Gardner, but expect to play Morris some reps with the first team in practice
2) Depends on the team, but press/man should work well for most foes other than maybe Penn State
3) Here's the dilemma Michigan is in: they will not be able to run the ball effectively until they can open up lanes by throwing the ball downfield, but they do not have a QB who can do so consistently and/or accurately. Teams will continue to pack the box to stuff the run, etc. Scheme-wise, Michigan has tried to counter this by shorter throws, mixing in stabs downfield, but it's a matter of execution at this point. That being said, Darboh and Chesson seem massively under-utlized. Why not use Funchess as a decoy and carve up cheating defenses?
I am not sure if what is happening is part of the process for adjusting to yet another scheme, or if there are serious flaws with existing personnel that cannot be overcome.
4) Giving Morris some reps with the first team will prepare the receivers for his delivery. The competition could be healthy. QB is the obvious place where replacement could help the team, but rather than looking at it that way, I think opening up competition is the way to go because, frankly, Gardner has played better than Morris in his limited time as QB.
|14 hours 40 min ago||"Need a new head football||
"Need a new head football coach? Call Sam!"
|15 hours 4 min ago||Seeing that same data, and||
Seeing that same data, and having watched all those games, I think the pattern was one of inconsistency. Gardner really struggled in the late-season Iowa and Nebraska games. Certainly, he can play better! But I would go no futher than that.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Harbaugh is never going to||
Harbaugh is never going to Michigan. From what I have heard, his wife is not leaving California. (I know from experience how hard it is to get a California girl to leave California--and a Michigan girl to come to California, for that matter.)
The Niners have been arguably more frustrating to watch than Michigan. They cannot finish games. Teams make adjustments and stuff Kap in the second half. And he got outplayed today by Drew Fucking Stanton. Their defense was aging last year and the year before; now they are downright rickety. The Niners missed their window.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Gardner starts, but Morris||
Gardner starts, but Morris plays sooner if and/or when Gardner struggles going forward. Having Morris get some reps with the first team may help receivers get in sync with him. But Morris throws a tough ball. Reminds me of Steve Bellisari.