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|8 hours 22 min ago||The more I learn about this||
the more it seems to me Hoke is just the hapless, simple-minded marionette on Brandon's strings.
|8 hours 26 min ago||I'm gonna guess||
Certain people didn't make it easy for the medical staff to do their jobs, because those certain people would have rather not known the answer.
|8 hours 51 min ago||Signed.||
Haven't used my uniqname in many years... glad to know it still works for such a good cause.
|16 hours 27 min ago||@*#$&?!?!!!!!!||
|16 hours 33 min ago||Mr. Brandon||
Your replacement has been ordered and will be delivered in 30 minutes or less.
|21 hours 17 min ago||What the hell, reporters...||
no questions about "why was Morris even in the game at the point the late hit occured when it was clear he was overwhelmed, hobbled, and inffective, and you had a healthy Devin Gardner as a plan B? Were you just trying to prove a point to someone instead of trying to win the game? If you were trying to win the game, did you really think you had the best chance with Shane after 100 yards of offense in the 1st half? After the phantom fumble? etc?"
I'm getting pissed about the head-injury firestorm mostly because it's distracting from the underlying football incompetence issues-- and this presser was a perfect example.
|21 hours 30 min ago||Hope Bo does haunt all the mofos.||
But does it trouble anyone else that Hoke isn't coaching like someone who thinks his job is in jeopardy? We seem to be assuming he's oblivious or simply incompetent, but what if there's a different answer... his job isn't in jeopardy?
The situation reminds of that scene in The Untouchables where Capone is getting buried with negative testimony and yet he's relaxed and smiling, leaving the prosecutor bewildered and wondering "what has Capone got?" (it turned out to be a bribed judge and jury)
Maybe he's got some assurance from DB's office (or somewhere else) that he's coming back no matter what? Would that explain keeping an ineffective and hobbled Shane Morris in the game long into the second half when it was clear Devin Gardner would give the team a better chance of winning?
|1 day 23 hours ago||Quite optimistic||
Do you really think we'll manage 3 points against MSU?
|1 day 23 hours ago||how did you get all the way up to -61?||
Want to throw in some anti-black, anti-Jew, anti-______ comments in while you're at it?
|2 days 13 hours ago||Those two choices||
are not mutually exclusive.
Could be a little of column A and a little of column B. Or a lot of both.
|2 days 13 hours ago||It was Braden.||
Braden caught him and started waving to the sideline (the near sideline).
|2 days 13 hours ago||Hoke: "Tis but a scratch."||
For the record, Hoke left the Black Knight in the game.
|2 days 13 hours ago||It was Braden who waved to the sideline to get Shane out||
right after Shane basically collapsed onto him when he couldn't stand. Shane wanted to stay in.
None of that matters. Hoke saw it. I've always said Hoke is a good guy, but that was a disgraceful showing of contempt for the health of a helpless player.
Fuck Hoke. I'm done with him.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Alrighty then.||
It begins. Come on kid, light 'em up.
|2 days 22 hours ago||This team/program misses Bo.||
More specifically, this team misses a guy who could override some of the hard-wired entitlement that creeps into 4 and 5-star guys who have spent much of their young athletic lives being The Man in high school, being showered with sycophantic praise, and need to be broken down a little and rebuilt.
The kids seem to love Hoke. That's cool. But I've said this before and I'll say it again, I'd rather see the trajectory of feelings Bo's former players said they had about him:
As a freshman, you hate his goddamned guts.
As a sophomore, you accept him.
As a junior, you respect him.
As a senior, you love him like he's your father.
|2 days 22 hours ago||According to Hoke||
we've had a great week of practice. I know this, because he says it every week. We're totally undefeated in practice for over 3 straight years.
|2 days 22 hours ago||I think the 1% disagree a good bit||
but these guys are like the .001%. Ross is probably more like .000001%.
|4 days 9 hours ago||I assume "slums" is a typo||
and you meant to type "East Quad". Heyyooooooo.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Totally apt Hitler comparison.||
Few people remember but you could get comp tickets to the Nuremberg Rally with the purchase of two bottles of Becks.
|4 days 10 hours ago||and that's the most dubious part||
because keeping a petition secret is more or less antithetical to the whole purpose of petitioning.
But I'm sure that when they decided to let the world in on it, they thought, "Of all the media figures in the world, how about an exclusive tip of this super-secret petition to Gregg Henson?"
|4 days 10 hours ago||Zing!||
"The [Michigan athletic] department now has all the credibility of Pravda, and half the charm."
|4 days 13 hours ago||I thought this was a terrific take||
and he even put in a plug for Henri the Otter of Ennui!
Staples might have missed how much turmoil surrounds Brandon himself as opposed to will-he-or-won't-he-fire-Hoke. Otherwise, I'd say that's a rather good encapsulation of the current state of affairs by an outsider.
|4 days 15 hours ago||So, in a word, offense's failures are...||
|4 days 18 hours ago||This may have been a supremely gloomy UFR, but...||
"The 8-bit Nintendo of constraint plays"? That's gold, Jerry. Gold!
|4 days 19 hours ago||Come on man.||
First of all, sacks don't tell you anything about numbers of times hit. Maybe Devin's just swallowing the olive at a higher rate.
Second, you think maybe that has a little, just a little to do with who Morris taking his snaps against, and who DG has taken his against? If Morris can keep his head when the ceiling is falling in on him in East Lansing, the next two-and-a-half years will be looking bright indeed. Hope to see that. A competitive game would do a lot to lift the black cloud over A2.
I will say that if the switch was being contemplated at all, better to make it now against this part of the schedule.
|4 days 20 hours ago||It's that last part that I think people aren't appreciating||
When your protection is breaking down as frequently as it has over the past two years for DG, it's doesn't matter that you occasionally get a nice pocket and time to throw. If your expectation is to not have time to go through your progression, you ain't gonna. You're going to have happy feet and a cluttered mind that is more worried about getting hit than seeing the field. And he's just not seeing the field. And he's got the happy feet. Watch him set up.
What I'm saying is that it's hard to pull a QB out of that mindset once it's set in. If Morris gets the same mindset by learning the line can't be trusted, we're devaluing a future asset when we could just be riding the sunk cost of a jittery DG for the rest of the year. That's assuming he's not physically injured, which he may very well be. But if not, let's not put Shane in a position to develop some very bad and hard-to-unwire habits over the next 9 games.
|4 days 22 hours ago||Great. Let's traumatize our future QB||
right along with the broken psyche of our current starter. Next year, with upperclassmen on the line, we may actually have a decent (i.e. average) OL. I'd rather he goes out when we're able to protect the kid. Gardner is already broken-- just ride him through the rest of the season. He's a veteran of the shit. He knows how to survive, at least. Somehow.
|4 days 23 hours ago||So, about that blind side...||
does anyone feel comfortable with Ben Braden protecting the blind side after watching his multiple "ole!" performance last weekend? I thought he spent half the game turning and running back towards Gardner after whiffing. Will be interested in seeing the UFR this week.
|5 days 14 hours ago||But through it all, we'll always have||
Special Teams Hell. Our oldest, most loyal friend.
|5 days 23 hours ago||In the mood for some bitching?||