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|3 years 25 weeks ago||if Michigan is supposed to be||
Isn't that what we did with RR and what Florida did with Urban Meyer? I know Meyer had a lot of success at Utah but Utah isn't an SEC school. Granted, I would prefer we make a splash with our defensive coordinator but we're not doing anything out of the norm.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Lloyd's last few Michigan||
I was reminded of those games when I watched the OSU-Arkansas game. It seemed like Michigan just got worn out and didn't have the conditioning to hang with Texas and USC.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Not mad at Hoke, mad at Brandon.||
I can't really hate on Hoke for taking his dream job even if he might not be ready. I'd rather have a coach who lets his nuts swing and believes in himself than a guy who isn't confident in his abilities.
That said, the enmity should be focused squarely on Dave Brandon. I know this has all been hashed and rehashed here but this was a complete mess from the start. If Brandon was going to fire Rodriguez he should have done it after the OSU game and started the search. Then declaring a "national search" for the "best candidate available" but only as long as that candidate had ties to Michigan.
Assuming that media reports are correct Brandon never talked to Dan Mullen (who would have been my choice: he's young, he's at least partially responsible for great offenses at three schools and has a good eye for defensive coordinators), Gary Patterson, or Pat Fitzgerald.
Then, instead of making the bold move of announcing Hoke immediately he made it seem like he was courting Les Miles and Jim Harbaugh and that Hoke was the choice because they needed someone so they wouldn't have a recruiting disaster on their hands.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||The media and alum response||
The media and alum response seems to be, "we're willing to be patient and take our lumps and possibly be mediocre because at least we'll be mediocre doing something familiar".
I know the whole search has been hashed and rehashed, but I'm still frustrated by the "Michigan man" fixation. Of the last six national champions five have been coached by men with no prior ties to the University.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||As a new poster I don't want||
As a new poster I don't want to speak for other people but while I'm disappointed in the hire he's the coach now and I want him to do well. I would have preferred someone else, but I hope that he proves me wrong.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Trying to be optimistic||
I was really coveting Dan Mullen after I did some follow-up research on him after hearing about him on here. I'm not thrilled with the Hoke hire but hope to be proven wrong.
The most disappointing aspect of the hire for me was the return to MANBALL. You have one of the most exciting players in the country, you're a defensive coach, why go back to what wasn't working? What hurts about keeping some continuity on what was a pretty good offense?
Returning to MANBALL seems to be a capitulation that Michigan's highest ambitions aren't a National Title but to win the B1G and beat OSU 30% of the time. Seems like the majority of the elite programs in this country run some sort of spread/spread-option offense.