this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|23 weeks 1 day ago||The fact that the victim was||
The fact that the victim was able to write such a detailed account of what occurred during her ptsd related panic attack makes me think she is probably exaggerating a little. Either way, hopefully mentally she and the dog are okay and are able to return to campus and continue to be as independent as they were.
These two dudes probably didn't give a shit and think they can do whatever the fuck they want on campus. After all the impending negativity, punishment and embarassment they will probably face, hopefully they will actually learn something and be able to change for the better.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||I won't make excuses for||
I won't make excuses for injuries, and Beilein won't either - I like that.
I also think these guys played well tonight. Little things here and there that our guys do well and don't do well. Most notably though, end of game defense - need to work on that full court press more so we're not giving up decent half court looks with a few seconds left. Those go in sometimes, and it sucks when they do. Also - WTF inbounding? Does not look like this is something we practice.
Not sure about the late game offense. By late game, I mean regulation only. Overtime offense does not exist. I think the lack of any offensive sets being run in the last few regulation possessions help create the nosedive we've fallen into during overtimes.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||The injuries and losses to||
The injuries and losses to graduation/NBA have really taken a toll this season.
Beilein and the staff HAVE to recruit better. McGary was a huge get for us, but we haven't really seen any uptick from the final four run which is really frustrating. I get that we're looking for high character guys, but a one and done player isn't the end of the world.
It's not the end of the world this year, the guys we have will be here a few more years and will develop and get better, I just wonder why the coaches are so patient (which is great) when they don't have to be.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Kiffin blew that game. With||
Kiffin blew that game. With backs like Henry and Yeldon I don't know why they insisted on passing and running screens so often.
Meyer is a great coach, no doubt. I hope our new coach watched these games today, because if anything he'll see the challenge in front of him and level of competitiveness it will take. He probably digs that shit,
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Lloyd needs to turn his phone||
Lloyd needs to turn his phone off and shut up. Maybe we can send him on a sailing trip with his buddy Bill Martin?
|34 weeks 4 days ago||It's funny to think what||
It's funny to think what Schlissel and Hackett 's meetings must be like. On one hand you have Hackett, who has worked in the office furniture business for 30 years and on the other you have Schlissel, an Ivy League stalwart with a phd in physiological chemistry. After they are done talking about AD business, what kind of subjects do they make small talk about? Chairs? Microscopes?
Let's hope this doesn't turn into another sitcom.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||My only worry is that the||
My only worry is that the relationship between the 49ers front office/president and Jim Harbaugh is so bad that they would actively attempt to prevent him from being able to take the Michigan job they know he probably wants.
I just want this coaching search and hire to JUST BE A COACHING HIRE. Want it to be clean quick and painless. No planes, no boats, no pissed off former teams/schools with lawsuits, no preemptive ESPN breaking news reports about who the hire will be. Just hire the guy.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Will Muschamp looked like a||
Will Muschamp looked like a coach who's probably getting canned and just coached like he didn't give a shit. He looked like he actually wanted to keep the job. Hoke is just a chump. Our players play and won the game for each other, it had NOTHING to do with the coaches.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Unbelievable to me that||
Unbelievable to me that people still complain about the students not showing up or leaving early. Sure it was mostly empty in the top of the student section, but it was noticably empty near the top of most sections and that was even more apparent after the half. It was cold, more cold than most expected. Season tickets were expensive (and prices were raised, thanks dave) for a fairly bad schedule and sales were down. This has not been a successful season, Michigan hasn't been great in quite some time. The following that some of the older fans have just isn't there right now.
I do believe that with a new AD and the right hire of a new coach, things can change fast. There is talent on that football team, it just is not being recognized, utilized properly or developed. Just an epic failure all around by this coaching staff. A good staff will be able to make it work and ease the pain of what looks like will be an off year in recruiting. They should lower prices even more than what DB promised as a show of good faith.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||People care about Michigan||
People care about Michigan athletics, so much that even when they absolutely suck they still get more coverage than an extremely successful team in East Lansing. If they feel this way, the athletes should NEVER call it The Big House because it's muggles and even others who never even went to the damn school paying to be there.
I really don't believe that many athletes feel that way. I've noticed David Brandon has had a ton of support from the a) super rich donors and b) the successful alums involved in the media. He was probably a huge suck up and catered to their every need. I could definitely see him kind installing a culture among the athletic campus that they were the true and visible ambassadors to the University. That is true to an extent, but if you continually force that view on people it can turn negative fast.
I'm definitely glad he's gone but I do think that some of the facility improvements yet to be completed that he had a huge hand in will help ease the negativity on his short legacy. It is very ironic that all those mentions he made of a full overhaul of the student IM building never panned out....
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Second sentence in and this||
Second sentence in and this press conference was essentially done. I like this guy.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||They could definitely||
They could definitely negotiate a resignation scenario where Hoke gets the 2015 buyout money now at the benefit of the program. Could probably make a package to pay Brandon a little less too to part ways now. They won't take it, and it is a lot of money to just leave on the table, but based on all their talk about their love for Michigan, etc. you'd think they would. They don't care about anything but the money at this point.
The way Hoke has apologized to Dantonio for this stupid stake incident shows me a level of weakness that you never want out of a leader. It's almost like he's trying to show everyone that even though he is a terrible coach, he is still a "good man" so that he can get hired doing something after he's done @ Michigan.
Whatever happens, that money they save by keeping this circus going should definitely be put RIGHT back in to the new coaching staffs salary. BEST AVAILABLE coaching staff with experience winning/developing players in the NFL or top tier of college football (BCS). Knowledge of the Michigan tradition? Former Player? Those two things are great, but not necessary. No point in getting all excited for Harbaugh or Miles when realistically neither of them are coming.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||It will be awesome when the||
It will be awesome when the current players see the difference between the joke of a coaching staff we have now, to the elite coaching staff that will be brought in next.
Maybe 'elite' is pushing the envelope, but god damnit competent would be considered elite compared to what we have now.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||We can thank Richard Nixon||
We can thank Richard Nixon for having a way to name and seperate all of the failures at Michigan this season.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Brady Hoke is pussy and a||
Brady Hoke is pussy and a terrible football coach. He is basically just waiting for his check. It sucks that he failed at his dream job, but he knew what he was getting into. He was just surprised someone actually wanted him. For that, David Brandon is at fault.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Where is this from? Link?||
Where is this from? Link?
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Of the 8 Regents, 2 are||
Of the 8 Regents, 2 are Republican, 6 are Democrats. David Brandon is a Republican. Politics as usual in Ann Arbor? GOD DAMNIT I HOPE SO.
Maybe Denise Illitch can get Brandon a pizza gig again? Or maybe Michigan Governor (and alum) Rick Snyder wins his re-election campaign and needs to fill a high profile spot on his staff.
I'm convinced Hoke is done at the end of the season to save $1 million, but my biggest fear is Brandon somehow survives. Schlissel's statement at the last Regents meeting makes me think that Brandon is also gone but I guess you never know.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think it was that||
I don't think it was that Hoke didn't care and wanted him to play even if he was concussed. I think it was that Hoke has no idea what is going on, the game overwhelms him. That is still unacceptable and he has to go.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||I glanced over this post and||
I glanced over this post and just had to comment on how stupid it looked. It looked extremely stupid.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Harbaugh or Miles or bust.||
Harbaugh or Miles or bust. They won't be long term, I suspect Harbaugh would eventually head back to the NFL and Miles is already getting up there. But at least they would get something respectable going for the next guy. Or you could go young and try to get someone like Sumlin or Kingsbury. Someone who has shown they can actually coach part of the game (WEAR A HEADSET BECAUSE THEY ARE INVOLVED IN THE GAME), build a great staff (at the highest levels of college football) and recruit.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Regents need to force||
Regents need to force resignations of Hoke and Brandon.
Rather than coaching candidates, I am more interested in AD candidates.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Ausmus has shown to be as||
Ausmus has shown to be as stupid and old school as Leyland. Verlander is struggling now because he was used waaay too much in the years previous. Leyland would leave him in for complete games when he could have pulled in in the 6th. You'd think the younger Ausmus would be more in touch with what's going on and not go with starters after the 7th (or beyond 80-90 pitches) but he won't. If I was Scherzer I would take the money and hit the road.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||I still don't think we're at||
I still don't think we're at the point where it is a foregone conclusion that Hoke will be fired, but I do hope that when it comes to that point they release him immediately instead of waiting. The buyout is $3 million before 2015 and $2 million after, but I think Manchester United vs. Real Madrid can pay for that extra million. I would definitely become more of a soccer fan. =)
|44 weeks 4 days ago||Damn, bump this shit to the||
Damn, bump this shit to the front page. You might be writing about a multi-faceted disaster, but it's some great writing nonetheless!
|44 weeks 4 days ago||WE ONLY GET THE 'ORE' IF WE||
WE ONLY GET THE 'ORE' IF WE SCORE AN OFFENSIVE TOUCHDOWN. Is that the joke? Or was that just an honest mispell? Or am I just insane?
|44 weeks 4 days ago||Hoke should be done at the||
Hoke should be done at the end of the season. He's really proved to be dead weight on his own staff. I don't care whether or not he wears the headset, but I'm not sure anyone is entirely sure what he does during the game. I just hope everyone is respectful throughout all the impending frustration.
The players seem to be getting worse as time goes on. We have a true freshman starting at left tackle because his technique and ability haven't been destroyed by our terrible offensive line coach yet. This is a coaching staff meant for a lower tier of football, they are not capable of taking some of the most talented high school players to the next level.
I hope they do decide to play Morris (and even Bellomy, Speight can redshirt), because whether Hoke is here or not next season, those guys will definitely will be and it just seems like a good decision for the program going forward.
Where did our screen game go? Roll outs? Screens to Norfleet were moving the ball great @ ND. QB roll outs seem like a no brainer with our struggling offensive line and athletic quarterback. Either someone is meddling into Nussmeier's offensive game plan OR Alabama told him to hit the road and it only looked like we lured him away.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Dierdorf was not pleased on||
Dierdorf was not pleased on the radio broadcast. You can tell he gives a shit because he was not very complimentary to our coaching staff. Someone might have a chat with him about his attitude but I hope he doesn't adjust it.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Well that didn't show as||
Well that didn't show as planned, just go visit www.bigten.org and try not to laugh
|46 weeks 4 days ago||The big ten conference is just inept at everything (bigten.org)||
This is what bigten.org homepage looks like right now, they might want to not advertise this medication for a few days..
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Everything is terrible. Maybe||
Everything is terrible. Maybe this was just a hiccup? Maybe me saying that is my own delusion. They just lost what I thought was the most winnable rivalry game. I'm assuming ohio state offensive line and qb will get better as the season goes on, because that is what average to good coaching staffs do over a season. What looked like a boring and easily undefeated home slate suddenly looks potentially exciting. The bad kind of exciting.