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|14 weeks 3 days ago||Because...||
The average fan will actually think it's the heisman winner and not spend the time to look up his number. The majority of college fans wouldn't know the diference.
It's actually a good idea from a marketing standpoint.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||That second post...||
...provides all the TexAgs information on how to vote multiple times. Might as well join in. Hopefully you can make it through posts like:
"This works and is much more quick than creating new accounts"
"It's alot more better way of voting!"
to get to the real instructions. :-)
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Speculating||
on how things would be today with any of my ex's generally leads me to make stupid decisions.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||It's not||
Our coaches saying:
"If you committ to us, you can't visit anywhere else."
It's our coaches saying:
"If you are committed to us and you visit somewhere else, we will not consider you committed anymore."
So in essence they are being straightforward. If a guy is committed to another school and visits here, they don't really consider him committed to the other school. It's pretty standard behavior for NCAA coaches.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Are you||
quoting him (an excuse he made) when you say he's an excuse maker? Or are you responding to pundit's and poster's excuses regarding him?
Maybe I'm biased, but I think RR has been pretty straight forward that things just didn't work out. To be fair about the 10 or more comment, RR said something very similar to the 10 win season just after he was fired.
I seem to remember him saying something along the lines that he was dissappointed because he thought we had just turned the corner and could start competing for BCS bowls and championships.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||There comes a point||
when any man has to take personal responsibility for the results of his work and getting the things he wants. I have never heard RR blame anyone else for the failure of his team. Why do so many others?
If my boss doesn't like me, I need take responsibilty for that and try to change that. If he doesn't support me, I need to do things he supports. If I'm about to lose my job because I can't find afford the assistant I need to hire, I have to find a way to afford him or I lose my job.
I loved RR as Michigan's coach and I truly believe we had turned the corner. I couldn't wait to see what it would be like the next few years under his direction. Sadly, it didn't work out. The truth is RR is responsible for that.
Obviously, Brandon and others, myself included, are also responsible for that.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Where||
Where in my post did I even mention Lloyd Carr? (notice the correct spelling of his first name) I love L.C. and will always be a huge supporter of him. You are replying to my post with meaningless references to feelings that don't exist inside of it.
My reference regarding success was simply stating that I think RR was set up to succeed this year as well.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||I've wondered the same thing||
Man.... but sometimes people come into your life for a short period of time just challenge you to change and accept new things. Sometimes that's all they were ever meant to do.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||I agree||
I agree. I actually sent an email to the Arizona AD asking him to pass on a similar message to Rich yesterday. I knew that posting on this board was pointless as I'm sure Rich doesn't read it and it would only cause a flame war if I did.
I know some people will never see it but this team was about to turn this corner anyway. It was set up for success. Mattison is truly an amazing hire and I love Hoke and they deserve tons of credit for what they've done. However, recognizing some of the fruits of one coach (RR) does not equal insulting another (Hokemania).
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Scapegoat||
"proverbial scapegoat of Tressels demise."
Is he mostly responsible for JT's fall? No. I don't think so. Tressel was doing this stuff for so long. If this had just been TP acting out or getting side benefits, JT would still be there. However, this goes way back to a whole bunch of players.
The sad part is, the OSU fans appear to be blaming most of this on TP and in that way are averting much of the blame from where it really belongs, their beloved senator. I think scapegoat is a perfect word.
What I wonder is how differently TP would have turned out if he didn't end up with a coach like Tressel who catered to his sense of entitlement. How differently whould TP have developed if he ended up with a coach who actually taught real character as opposed to just giving it lip service.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Agree||
Very well said.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Well then...||
F*** him and his future so that we can continue to make fun of sparty! Heaven forbid!
I'm not saying that there is no justifyable or right reason to kick him off the team, but seriously?
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Sometimes people just||
If this was your son and his entire future was at stake what would you say or do?
So, Hoke needs to make an example of him to benefit who? Hoke? Michigan? Stonum?
Whatever is done, it should be to do whatever is best for the future of that kid and all of the other kids invovled in the program and that is all. Not for some dumb fan's pride. Not for a standard. Not for MICHIGAN.
For his own sake, he may need to be kicked off the team. Maybe that kind of intervention is the only thing that will help him. However, that's a conclusion that should take a much longer time to reach than the life of this topic to date.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||That was over simplified...||
There are way more factors that go into determining how much a drink will affect your BAC than height and weight. Was he dehydrated to start with? What was he drinking? Did he eat? Does he have a natural blood disposition or liver problem that doesn't filter out the alchohol properly? Was he suffering from some mental stress or external pressures? What medications was he taking? Was he mixing stuff with soda or energy drinks?
Your assessment might work for a standard, but assuming knowledge of an individual event based on a standard leads to faulty assumptions.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||I know...||
We are making light of this, but would we be calling for heads if it was one of our rivals?
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Play with the big boys????||
This is hardly a case of being treated like a big boy.
When it comes to breaking NCAA rules, it certainly appears that the bigger and more successful you are the less likely you will be called out by the NCAA. What allegations were brought against the administration, not the coach, of OSU? Did the NCAA drag its feet with USC until the media left them no choice? Auburn? Do you really think the "big boys" play by the rules? Really?
Appearance wise, this doesn't equate to being "protected".. I mean treated like a big boy.
P.S. Love your avatar!
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Of course they would||
But at the time, who ever thought that email would come to light?
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Nice||
Well played sir.... well played.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||???||
You saw that ebay special too?!
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Just as a side note:||
Bowl Record of the slower and smaller Big East since 2005:
vs BCS teams: 12-10
vs non-BCS 9-0 (.1000)
It's actually pretty impressive and don't they play most of their games as away games in SEC/PAC-12/Big 12 territory, just like us? I'm not going to make a conclusion. The facts are the facts.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||The rest of your||
argument may be valid. But, it is entirely ruined by the naivety of your opening statements:
"He probably will go to a crappy conference like the Big East, where every team is slower and smaller than every other major conference. Here, his rigid flag football playbook"
The argument that his "rigid flag football playbook" doesn't work in the Big Ten continues to be the most idiotic, head in the sand argument I've heard outside of politics and religion in a very long time. It is also amazing that so many are still convinced of the "great" athletic chasm that exists between the talent level in the conferences.
Can you provide statistics that show that the Big East is "slower and smaller" than the Big Ten please?
|2 years 8 weeks ago||HAHAHA||
Very nice, but illegal in all 50 states.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||As for me||
I ran into a few of them in Climax. But I live there.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Nah||
I saw a guy wearing a MSU sweatshirt in Utah on my last business trip to Ogden.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||HAHAHAHA||
I love it! I laughed so hard my friend.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Everyone||
sees things differently and I understand that.
Having been in the stands with my nephew and seeing him light up at the opportunity to sing with the players. I don't want it going away any time soon. A big win is a huge event with or without a few spontaneous players doing a nice thing. I like the practice and having the players interact with the students, band and their fans in this way is a great thing.
Having served in the military I also think these kind of ceremonious things teach the players a little respect and perspective. Only doing it when the players want to do it, doesn't really teach them anything.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||So....||
In regards to the pictures....
individual players celebrating with fans = Organized homage to the University by the team singing the fight song?
Even in 2002 I don't remember it being our entire team sanctioned by the coaches. Wasn't it still a spontaneous act by a portion of the team? My memory may very well be faulty.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Good points...||
But, I'm not sure if they fit into the context of the post above:
"to the point where players in the locker room were "rebelling" and there was open conflict within the alumni base"
To put it in context, did that rebellion and open conflict start before or after the losses piled up? I seem to remember some of it starting from the moment a certain coach didn't get the job.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Let me make it easier||
for you to understand.
Your insinuation that the current players didn't want RR back, has about the same validity behind it as my assumption that I know what you are currently craving.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||"But he"||
"But he tried to embrace them and brought in things that had left."
Honestly, I loved the potential excitement of what could have been under RR. However, how do you know that he tried to embrace them? He could have totally driven the players away in person or in private meetings. Do you know with 100% certainty that he didn't drive the initial wedge. Do you know how he acted behind closed doors? Do you even know what traditions Mike Hart is talking about?
You can't accept the the line Mike Hart says about 'it being a welcoming place' as fact and not accept the 'he didn't embrace the tradition' part.