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|22 hours 6 min ago||It's great||
on 1st and 2nd down.
|1 day 37 min ago||Make sure you have Adblock going:|
|1 day 1 hour ago||Could be worse||
If Hackett can't get Harbaugh, I'd rather keep Hoke for another year and let the permanent AD deal with the search. One more year of Hoke is better than three or four of somebody worse that Hackett picks on a hunch.
I've wanted Hoke gone for several years, but the next hire needs to be a home run.
|4 days 19 hours ago||I was leery of Hoke the day he was announced.||
I was willing to let him impress me, though.
I was not impressed. They seemed to win in 2011 despite him, not because of him. He and Borges never did figure our how to use Denard properly, which made me question his abilities as a coach.
As the team rapidly regressed in the following years, it was clear Hoke was in over his head. I knew he wasn't going to last long.
|1 week 2 days ago||A friend of mine||
has a BA in music. She is an excellent musician, sings well and plays multiple instruments. She works as a CPA because there were no jobs for a music major, but it was respected at business schools, so she got a masters in accounting.
If a guy graduates with a BA in Football, would that be accepted to go to law shcool? Medical school? If not and it's only use is in athletics-related fields, how is that any better than a BA in Sports Communications or Kinesiology or whatever? What's the point of it?
Thus I feel that this doesn't really solve any problems, and would likely create more.
|1 week 2 days ago||A lot depends on how it is perceived.||
A college degree is not just a piece of parchment, it's a certification of your intellectual bona fides for the sake of others who will encounter you later.
Would professional schools and/or employers look on a BS (or BA) in Football with the same respect as a BA in Music? That's really the key test. If they don't, it's worthless.
My own feeling is that generally they would not, at least not for a long time. There have been universities in the past that have given academic credit for varsity sports participation. It was always dropped soon after due to negative perceptions associated with it.
This seems like the sort of idea that looks great on paper but actually implementing it in the real world would probably not go well. I'm not opposed to it, I just don't think it would actually work.
|1 week 5 days ago||Your speech is free||
only because it's bad and no one will pay to listen to it.
|1 week 6 days ago||We want the Funk|
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Help Me, Rhonda!|
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Dave Brandon is gone||
Dave Brandon is gone
I cannot believe it yet
Michigan can breathe
|3 weeks 4 days ago||That was rather disappointing.||
I was expecting something more than anecdotes and innuendo.
I agree with the basic thesis, but the article itself seemed rather shallow and click-baitish.
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||This is absolutely the dumbest criticism||
of Rodriguez. Being able to stop a good offense is the very definition of a good defense. That's why it's considered good.
Every offense struggles against a good defense. Singling this out as some indictment of Rodriguez specifically is meaningless.
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||THANK YOU SIR||
MAY I HAVE ANOTHER
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Well,||
it's a lot easier to fill a stadium with half the capacity of Michigan Stadium. Autzen's official capacity is 54,000 and student tickets are limited to 5400. Demand is far larger than the supply.
It's not really a good comparison to Michigan.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I've seen studies||
that free tickets actually discourages student attendance. It's too easy to blow off going without having some skin in it. Paying something nominal makes it more of an event and fosters more commitment to going.
I'm not sure what the ideal price point would be. Something more than $0 but signifcantly less than current prices. Students tickets should certainly be as cheap as possible.
|6 weeks 20 hours ago||Dave's been talking||
to the team, it seems. BrandSpeak is contagious.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||And back to the point I made initially.||
You're making a shallow appeal to emotion, like "I think it's ridiculous that people don't like puppies and kittens."
It's not selling autographs for a few bucks that's the issue. The problem is that there's no way to do that without opening the floodgates to a whole lot of other stuff.
The reality is that the ban is not at all ridiculous, because the alternative is hundreds of times worse. Zeroing in on one small advantage while ignoring all the problems that come with it is dishonest.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||The problem is in regulating it.||
A player making a few bucks off of autographs on the weekend is indeed no big deal. How do you keep it limited to a few bucks, though? How do you keep boosters from funneling thousands of dollars to players through autographs?
Keeping track of how much they sign and how much they earn through it would be an accounting nightmare, with no way to ensure accuracy. There simply isn't any practical way to keep it at a low, reasonable level. Any cap imposed will be ignored and be even less enforceable than now.
You have to assume it will be abused for all its worth, because it will be. Allowing player endorsements inevitably means corporations hiring players as token spokesmen for possibly millions of dollars per year. College football then becomes a de facto professional sport, with athletes paid by corporations, and the school with the corporate backer with the deepest pockets wins.
That may seem alarmist, but I genuinely see no way to prevent that once the genie is out of the bottle. Maybe that scenario sounds great to you, in which case there's no problem. As far as I'm concerned, once players are professionals they are no longer students, and if they're not students then what they're playing isn't college football any more. The alternative is the current rule, which bans it completely. I don't see how any middle ground is possible.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Holy Wall of Text, Batman||
Your entire post seems to be "Michigan is stuck in the past." Thank for the insight.
|7 weeks 20 hours ago||Went to see UT-Chattanooga||
play VMI this afternoon. I had a fun time.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I was roundly laughed at||
after Rich was hired at AZ when I declared that Rodriguez would get Arizona to a Rose Bowl before Hoke got Michigan to one.
I love the smell of vindication in the middle of the night.
The fact that that man could not succeed here means that we were the problem, not him. We need to admit that and get it right next time.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Of all sad words of tongue or pen,||
the saddest are these, 'It might have been.'
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Leach would be great.||
Except his offense does not fit our personnel in the least, so we'd have another multi-year rebuilding effort as ex-players and alumni scream about how the air raid isn't Michigan Football.
Beyond that, they love him in Pullman and he seems to love it there. I don't think he's interested in Michigan or all the crap he'd have to put up with here.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I'm continually amused||
by these yahoos who don't buy tickets to Michigan games telling us what should be happening inside the stadium. Michigan Stadium is for Michigan fans to celebrate their team any way they want. If we're stuck in the '40s or any other decade, it's our own business.
When these clowns and 100,000 of their friends start buying tickets to Michigan games regularly, they can be the ones to decide what "fun" is. Until then, nobody cares what they think.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Other than all the stuff that everybody's really mad about,||
what's your problem with Dave Brandon, anyway?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Butch Jones would be great.||
I've admired him as a coach for a long time, and complimented my Tennessee fan friends on their excellent hire. They seem to be quite pleased with him.
I don't think he's going to want to leave Tennessee, though, and I don't think Tennessee would let him leave.
A guy can dream, though.
|8 weeks 2 hours ago||Hoke obviously knew he was hurt.||
He greeted and consoled Shane as he came off the field.
|8 weeks 2 hours ago||Here's Hoke||
greeting and consoling Shane as he finally came off the field. He very obviously knew he was hurt.
|8 weeks 4 hours ago||Internet petitions||
have an amazing track record for fomenting change. It's the obvious way to go here.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I had the impression at the time||
(probably mistaken) that Brandon thought he had Harbaugh lined up when he finally pulled the trigger on Rodriguez. Then Harbaugh stiffed him for the 49ers, and Brandon went all in on Hoke because he was the only option at that point.
Harbaugh was named the coach of the 49ers on January 7, Hoke was named as the coach coach of Michigan on January 11. The timing fits, anyway, and Harbaugh certainly has the personality to have done it. I thought it was pretty obvious through the whole fall that Harbaugh was gunning for the 49ers and that any interest he had in Michigan was simply to play one off the other.
No evidence for it, but at the time his praise for Hoke seemed artificial, like he didn't want to give away that Hoke was his 2nd (or 3rd) choice. Somebody will write a book eventually and we'll know the truth.