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|2 hours 42 min ago||Second sentence in and this||
Second sentence in and this press conference was essentially done. I like this guy.
|3 days 18 hours 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.
|5 days 13 min 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.
|5 days 8 hours 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.
|5 days 10 hours 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.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Where is this from? Link?||
Where is this from? Link?
|6 days 4 hours 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.
|4 weeks 5 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.
|4 weeks 5 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.
|4 weeks 6 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.
|4 weeks 6 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.
|5 weeks 2 days 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.
|5 weeks 5 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. =)
|5 weeks 5 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!
|5 weeks 5 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?
|5 weeks 5 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.
|7 weeks 5 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.
|7 weeks 6 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
|7 weeks 6 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..
|7 weeks 6 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.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Everything is awful.||
Everything is awful.
|28 weeks 4 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.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||If you can get anyone to||
If you can get anyone to visit Michigan in January, there is probably high interest.
|45 weeks 5 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.
|51 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?
|51 weeks 5 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.
|51 weeks 5 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.
|51 weeks 5 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,
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Really?||
|51 weeks 6 days 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.