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|19 weeks 5 days ago||Hopefully Robinson ends up on||
Hopefully Robinson ends up on a team with a staff that helps him change his mindset on the basketball court. He has the ability to dominate a game, it's just about whether he wants to or not. It was time for him to go if the info came back with first round potential.
I think it's stupid when people say he is bailing on the program because that couldn't be farther from the truth. Another Michigan player in the NBA will help build the program, imo.
We'll see what happens with McGary, but if he stays, McGary and Donnal could be fun to watch together.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||If you can get anyone to||
If you can get anyone to visit Michigan in January, there is probably high interest.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Denard will not play much||
Denard will not play much next season either, but I think the season following he explodes back onto the scene and becomes a legitimate threat at RB.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||I liked your special teams||
I liked your special teams points. Lost in all the struggles and failures on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, are the fact that our special teams have become pretty mediocre and predictable. Punters pride themselves in havng an arsenal of different punts. Different punts can provide different advantages in different situations. Sorry for the "different" usage. Just would like to see something new in the kickoff/punt and return game. Though, we probably have bigger problems to worry about, like rushing the ball for positive yardage and having yards gained be greater than the number of attempts. Lol is this really happening?
|42 weeks 6 days ago||First I thought it was||
First I thought it was stubbornness, then I thought it was stupidity, THEN I thought it was a lack of creativity and ability to adjust. Now I know it is all those things. Fire Al Borges and anyone who tries to defend or stand by him can go too.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Mattison rarely brings||
Mattison rarely brings pressure this season and it really hurts us because our defensive line is not good. Cook made bad throws/threw out of bounds (once for int. grounding) on the few ocassions we did bring pressure. Also, maybe the DBs could do some WR drills this week and learn how to CATCH THE DAMN BALL.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Hoke is failing at the one||
Hoke is failing at the one thing he is supposed to be good at. Delegating tasks and making great picks for his assistants. Seems like he's been doing that for so long and letting them run the show during the games that even if he decided to put the headset on he wouldn't be able to do anything anyway. Not to mention, the defensive line is not very good, but that has a lot to do with Mattison rarely bringing much pressure and doing so at strange times.
It's hard to be patient when you see teams like Auburn, UCLA, A&M rising again. Auburn just won a NC but they were bad with Chizik in the years after Newton. Can't help but think that we took a pretty big risk with RichRod and then went safe with Hoke and now it's just like WTF. I do want Borges and Funk gone, but also then realize we have no one to really call plays because our head coach certainly won't be able to given that he is a defensive coach. That's a pretty big problem to me,
|43 weeks 4 hours ago||Really?||
|43 weeks 4 hours ago||There's nothing wrong with||
There's nothing wrong with being delusional and having unrealistic expectations of your team. Four years in Ann Arbor does that to a lot of people. It's not their fault. I'm guilty of it too. It's just part of the machine and zombie nature that fills that stadium and fuels this very blog. Calling for a coaches head? After the season we've had? It's not a big deal. Hoke can do/say what he wants, but his loyalty and defensiveness of protecting his coaching staff speaks volumes.
I don't believe the OP is done, he just wanted to write something that had some Shock Value in the title. Are you really done? Then next saturday, turn the fuse box off, sit on the couch and read a book. You'll last 10 minutes before you flip the switch. We both know it. I do agree with you about our punting. Coaches don't give Wile an opportunity to show off his skill. He really is a jack of all trades kind of punter, I'd like to see that more. Dan Ferrigno is our special teams coach, who's been pretty bad the past couple years. It seems that we have bigger problems, though.
|43 weeks 4 hours ago||Will not blame players, ever.||
Will not blame players, ever. Limited to 20 hours a week, coaches cannot expect fresman to pick up complicated schemes on either side of the ball. You forget how much talent is on this roster. DG was the #1 ranked dual threat QB a few years back. Where's Green? Kalis and Magnuson? We aren't missing in our evaluation, our coaches are just awful. Mallory, Funk, Borges, Hoke & Mattison (DL? No pressure until it didnt matter) MSU has it right defensively, simple packages executed to perfection. Borges is slowly pushing my anger towards Hoke, who is allowing this to continue, week after week. Head(set) less. They've already destroyed Devin Gardner, putting him in a bad system set to fail, then making him seem like he's the problem so that now his decision making is all out of whack. Throwing Shane Morris into a lose lose situation on 4th down was even more disturbing to me. Just punt it or at least put Cleary in there. You can do some major damage to a QB's confidence on the road in that kind of environment. (Bellomy, anyone?) Hoke needs to make some changes to this coaching staff ASAP. This isn't a wait till the end of the season kind of thing. Of course, we have a situation where our OC is also our QB coach, so making a change would likely make things worse.
If Hoke can somehow still get a committment from Hand and keep the one from Peppers, he should really be untouchable, because obviously he is a Jedi. *Waves hand* You will commit to Michigan.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||I can now say with 100%||
I can now say with 100% certainty that whatever Borges coached Denard to do, Denard just disregarded it and said, "Ok, whatever you say coach," and then just went on the field and did his thing.
Borges only knows one type of offense, and the game has passed him by, even at the NFL level. When he tries to be creative and innovative, he fails miserably. He's better off just sticking to what he knows, even if that would neutralize Devin's running ability.
The struggles this season BETTER pay dividends next season, when Morris can step in with a complete knowledge of the offense and confidence behind an experienced and highly regarded offensive line. I understand Devin has another year left, but I am assuming Morris will beat him out of the job next season because he fits the offense Borges is trying to implement.
Also, special teams? Do our coaches practice blocking schemes on returns? Tackling?
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Shit I don't even care about||
Shit I don't even care about this season anymore. No one has even begun to even touch on the effect this could have on recruiting...
|45 weeks 5 days ago||I agree with you, but that's||
I agree with you, but that's the first step in a eventual replacement of Funk. Hoke wouldn't undermine someone on his staff like that. Too loyal.
EDIT: Would the hiring of Tice include a Sex Boat Stripper party? LOL That might help this team out....
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Hoke won't make any||
Hoke won't make any decisions. Borges isn't going anywhere. Hoke is LLoyal (see what i did there?) to a fault. My issue is he is putting his personal loyalty before Michigan and the team. The sad part is even Morris and Bellomy have been INT in their limited snaps. What do they all have in common? Yes, this guy sucks. Who would be a good fit to replace him....Cam Camer----god damnit.
Hoke or Borges have yet to be ripped by the media, but I really don't think any reporters or columnists have the balls.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||My issue is that Hoke just||
My issue is that Hoke just stands around clapping looking like an idiot on the sidelines when his team is falling apart and his staff is letting him down. I understand he delegates, but maybe it's time to start coaching. Then FINALLY he decides to put a headset on, didn't help, though.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||Fire em all.||
Fire em all.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||Mattison is doing dumb things||
Mattison is doing dumb things like rushing 3, yet he does what is necesscary when the game is on the line. They are young and getting better, yet I'd like to see the coaches actually teach our ends and LBs to, you know, rip and swim inside so their aggressive rush doesn't take them right out of the play. This is the best unit on our squad.
Borges...sigh. An inside screen to Devin Funchess? Like really? Even my girlfriend was like, why is there such a large man getting the ball so close to all the other large men? A QB rollout would be nice? You know, to offset out struggling OL and take advantage of Devin's speed ability to improvise with his WR/TEs. Borges sucks, plain and simple. Needs to go.
Special Teams have not gotten any better since Hoke has been here. I don't think we've had a kick or punt return for a TD since he's been here. We keep saying Norfleet is going to break one...he has the ability...he does not have the blocking or the coaching to learn how to follow them.Coverage has left a lot to be desired. Kicking? Gibbons reverted back to the RichRod struggles. Also he is now 240 pounds. That blocked kick on us was just a complete lack of effort on the line thinking the game was done. I don't think Ferrigno is doing anything.
Gardner is also not good, but I believe it is Borges destroying him with stupid playcalls and personnel on the field. Also, he needs to look at the god damn playclock.
Hoke needs to make a change, and if he doesn't? I don't even want to go there. Just do it.
|46 weeks 6 hours ago||You don't bring Morris in @||
You don't bring Morris in @ Penn State on the road. Maybe if the game is in hand one way or the other, fine. Not now though, you run the risk of really messing with his confidence. You could also strike gold with Morris, but man, it's a big risk when you take a look at what is behind him on the depth chart.
|46 weeks 6 hours ago||Ok I was sarcastically||
Ok I was sarcastically exaggerating a few posts ago, but you are obviously not. Defense is getting put in some garbage situations, snaps are snaps and they are getting worn down. Hoke isn't completely innocent here (headset is on), but Borges is just....I really think he is an Ohio State spy. That or he is just spectacular and destroying talent. Inside screen with Funchess? Whaa...Why? Without an invisibility cloak, that should never be run.
|46 weeks 6 hours ago||THERE WILL BE NO SNOWFLAKES||
THERE WILL BE NO SNOWFLAKES THREAD. THERE ARE NO SNOWFLAKES TODAY.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||Pipkins.||
|46 weeks 6 days ago||RichRod gave us Kovacs, Ryan||
RichRod gave us Kovacs, Ryan and a few other pretty good players (Roh, Lewan, Dileo. Gallon, Countess (was iffy once RR was fired, but recommitted to Hoke), Beyer). The guy had an eye for talent and could recruit, I'll give him that. Developing the talent on the defensive side of the ball, not so much.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||With the Akron game, I'm not||
With the Akron game, I'm not sure if those were Big Ten officials or not, but we did get some fortunate calls to run the clock/not run the clock at the end of that game.
Texas just got bailed out by Big12 refs in a Big12 game. No wonder Nebraska, Mizzou and A&M left - it's all about Texas in the Big12.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Wow - we could have quite a||
Wow - we could have quite a predicament on our hands.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||This game would have had an||
This game would have had an EPIC live thread to go with it.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||where were they going that||
where were they going that they needed a tie bar so bad? And if they were that desperate, they could have just used a pen cap with a silver clip. works for me.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||Why oculdn't USC have been in||
Why oculdn't USC have been in this type of situation between 2004 and 2008? God damnit.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||You would have thought that||
You would have thought that playing Michigan so close would have bought him some time, but I guess even they know we are an average team in a average conference.
|48 weeks 8 hours ago||Stupid thread, but al borges||
Stupid thread, but al borges hasn't shown us much to provide much confidence in his abilities. I really would like to more tailback/fullback wheel routes out of the backfield. They are a great checkdown for a struggling quarterback, against an undisciplined defense (or even good defense that makes a fairly easy lapse in judgement) they can often be wide open and go for huge gains and pay dividends later in game/season by keeping defenses honest.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||GT has been and will be||
GT has been and will be inconsistent as long as Paul Johnson is the coach. Their defense actually looked good, but the offense is just stupid. The triple option had it's day, and is still effective against shaky defenses, but it's just not very flexible and takes way too much time. It's too bad, Georgia Tech has some deep football tradition. With their roster, they'd be smart to pluck an Oregon assistant.