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|6 hours 59 min ago||Graham||
Todd Graham has a similar "problem" to Butch Jones with his Rodriguez ties. Graham was the linebackers and co-defensive coordinator at West Virginia in 2001-2002 therefor he is the devil in Schembechler hall. That and his Mr. Buzzcut (from Beavis and Butthead) hair.
Dan Mullin might be the best guy for the job but he "talks funny" and uses the word "ain't" which was an issue before. That's too bad because I think he is a hell of a coach and seem like a coach that kids will play hard for. Same goes for Shaw but I don't think he'll leave Stanford.
Whichever way this goes I'm fully prepared for a coaching search debacle.
|7 hours 12 min ago||He's gone||
Only time is on Brady's side and even it's turning on him after this week.
|19 hours 27 min ago||Hoke would love 8-5||
Yes, he is 8-5 but it's not in the BigTen/MAC. That division is brutal with UCLA, USC, Arizona State, Utah (yeah, that Utah), and Colorado. Nevermind the teams that reside in the north division. Also, it's Arizona. A program that has never made a Rose Bowl, is in the middle of no where and historically a sub .500 program. So 8-5 in his first two years with two different QB's, one a walk on, is pretty good and is now starting a freshman QB.
He may not of proven anything yet but he's on the right track and that is pretty hard to deny.
|21 hours 29 min ago||FoxSports1 America's Pregame||
On that show former Colorado QB Joel Klatt shredded the sideline leadership of Michigan and said some needs to lose their job. Brady Quinn was also with him along with Mike Hill and all agreed and added the sleaze move of the DB 1:00am press release.
|23 hours 30 min ago||I'm almost the worst type of fan||
Why am I becoming the worst? I am becoming the worst case scenario due to apathy.
This is not just due to wins and loses but to our family losing it's tailgating spot of over 36 years in what is now the Champions east lot. It's due form cutting our PSD doubling in the last 4 years. It's due from my yearly donation being laughed at by the department and it's return meaningless. It's from cutting our number of seats from 6 to 4 and possibly to either 2 or none next year as prices will surely increase. This isn't just because of Hoke, it's because of an athletic department that feels it's perfectly fine to push over priced expansion of the athletic campus and asking mostly football ticket holders pay up for a multi-million dollar indoor rowing facility. If the team is going to struggle how can any of this be justified at level it has been pressed?
When it comes to "taking my allegience down I-96" I'll let you know if I see anyone I know when I go with my friend to a MSU game. His family has been able to keep their 6 tickets for the past 20 years as well as their tailgate spot in the lot on Shaw despite their recent success. It's a real shame I can no longer return the favor because I like having both kidneys. Luckily StubHub has $60 tickets for Penn State so maybe I still take them and enjoy a game with people I love and show them a great time in Ann Arbor.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Minny||
Watching Minnesota throw it around yesterday like it was a pickup flag football game does that to a man.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Take Rutgers||
Rutgers 36 Michigan 10
|2 days 20 hours ago||Bando isn't living in the 60's||
"Brando" and the athletic department are though. This is a classic, old school crisis control move that politicians, businesses, and others that have done wrong have done for years. This department who bathes in it's "This is Michigan" and "Most wins" propaganda still feels it works which is why it came out when it did. Having Hoke discuss it tomorrow in the presser would have been better and just like their Coke give away the athletic department made a bad situation even worse. Hoke will get even more shredded tomorrow and that take place live, in front of national media that go beyond sports.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Cool story Dave||
I still believe Brady Hoke is a good man but a company man to a fault which is why he was hired over more qualified prospects.
This is just an awful statement and no comment till Monday may have been better this fluff.
|3 days 36 min ago||I'm good||
Michigan football no longer ruins my day.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Brandon||
If you have anything left to give to the department, petition the NCAA for a mercy rule. Not for one second do I think MSU will hold up like they did against Eastern against Michigan and I don't blame them. You will think ND was bad? You ain't seen nothing yet!
|1 week 3 days ago||Utes||
Utah is going to have a fight on their hands just to get to a bowl game. They will be lucky to win 4 more games all season playing in the PAC12 South and the teams they have from the North.
Here is their remaining brutal schedule and my opnion of their win/loss:
@ Oregon St. (W)
So far they've only beaten FCS Idaho St., an awful Fresno St. team and Michigan.
|1 week 3 days ago||No||
A Wiscy fan I met a few years back on the golf course and keep in touch with said no tears were shed when left. According to him Bielema was pain in the ass and really rubbed people the wrong way. Given how easily our boosters/fans are offended that would be a really bad fit.
|1 week 3 days ago||Arizona wins!||
Big comeback win down 31-10 in the 3rd quarter
|1 week 3 days ago||FOX Sports||
They're like the BTN, affiliated with FOX Sports
|1 week 3 days ago||meh||
I've seen worse things than a double post today.
|1 week 3 days ago||Michigan||
I have UVerse and get the PAC12 Network. Makes for some good late games.
|1 week 3 days ago||Oh. My. God.||
That Zona game was insane. So much fun to watch and what a turnaround by the Wildcats from the first half. Like Rodriguez said, they never quit and just kept going after it. Their QB literally got better with every pass, all 23124 of them.
|1 week 3 days ago||Northwestern||
Right now only the Wildcats is likely but lowly Northwestern has given much better teams than this one fits so...
Outside of that they may steal a couple and end up with 7 wins but the upcomming loss to MSU will as bad if not worse than last year and by Ohio State rolls around their QB will be improved. After getting absolutely destroyed by MSU and spanked by the Buckeyes this team will fly west to get slapped around in another bowl game fiasco.
|1 week 3 days ago||5||
Michigan has been a very average team for about 20 years. The last Rose Bowl won was in 1998, the non-conference record sucks, the Ohio State (yes OHIO STATE, not the stupid "Ohio" crap) record is shit and recent records also suck.
Some like to think this program has always been elite which it has not. Michigan has won 3 NC since WW2. By contrast ND has 7, MSU: 5, Ohio State: 6, Nebraska: 4, Miami: 5 (all since '83) and on and on. They've been good but to be elite you need to have more than 3 NC's in 60 years.
|1 week 3 days ago||They'll make a bowl game||
I'm actually serious about this. Howeva, they could very well draw Arizona and yikes. RichRod could give the Woody Hayes quote on why he goes for two "because I couldn't go for two!"
|1 week 3 days ago||Llyods players||
Remember, that was with "Coach Carr's players" who were responsible for that feat.
|1 week 3 days ago||+941324||
The "Michigan Man" shit in my veiw is responsible for this mess we're looking at now. Since Martin didn't passify that contingent with the Rodriguez hire they became the loudest voice with the passing of Bo. Now we have a "Michigan Man" that preaches toughness and "hearing football" over halftime adjustments and scheme. A staff that calls plays at a snails pace to ensure execution and turn the ball over and run on 3rd and 14 or gets a delay of game after a TO.
Hoke is a good man and a good coach but was never qualified to take the reigns of a program like Michigan and all of the drama associated with it. He is a mid-major coach and from the outside doesn't show the leadership I would expect from a power 5 level coach.
|1 week 3 days ago||Spare me||
I had a coach like you in HS who though he was a combination of Bo and Lombardi. The difference between HS football and BCS level teams is so vast the soapbox you're standing on cannot see the other side. "I coach high school and I changed cultures". High school teams fortunes change with just one big or small class. Unless you're at a Catholic Central, Harrison or Rockford your best play is likely a draw and to mix it up you run to the other side.
See, I can be an internet hardass like you.
|1 week 3 days ago||Haha!||
For this remedial joke of an offense that is up-tempo.
|1 week 4 days ago||They're not||
Dantonio has rotated in every QB and has used at least four backs so far. Eastern cannot even fair catch a punt or field a touchback on kickoffs plus it was the first half. I don't consider anything that takes place in the first half to running up the score. MSU will probably score another 24 with second and third stringers because Eastern is just terrible and they can't take a knee for two quarters.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Media||
There is a youtube video of Mark Dantonio getting asked a QB question and he tells the first reporter that he isn't answering any quarterback questions. He must get asked 4 to 5 QB questions after that in the same press conference and it perfectly illustrates what you are saying. I would look for it but I'm just going to be lazy.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Drank||
I drank some Red Stag and Coke and a lot drank more when I saw Purdue scored 14 on ND.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Gold Star for You!||
Some on here loved to shit on Rich Rodriguez when he answered a question about his time at Michigan and opine "let it go" or "it's time for him to move on". However it's completely legitmate to use him as the scapegoat four offseasons later and bring him up time and time again. Talk about not letting it go. So many Michigan fans grasp a straws to cover up for mediocrity its maddening. Everything from RichRod to the "it took Dantonio seven years!!!" meme is just dumb. Newsflash, MSU was in far worse spot than Michigan when Dantonio took over there versus Hoke taking over at Michigan so the comparison is just stupid.
Perhaps in five weeks we all may have a better perspective.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||It gets worse||
Michigan could very well be in the top 3-4 in conference and will end up playing a team like Oregon, A&M, USC or Georgia.
Right now I can see MSU doing more damage than last year and I expect Ohio State to be better in late November than they are in early September. After tonight losses to team like Rutgers and Indiana seem more likely now than just a few hours ago.