I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|19 hours 8 min ago||+1||
|1 day 19 hours ago||Not big points - but I disagree on pretty much everything here..||
OL is driven by weakest link. Interior play can be covered by good team play - which can be coached. OT is on an island generally against the biggest most athletic guy the other team has. But let's not quibble - any OL hit is a hit.
Lewan was every bit of Lewan as a sophomore. As a freshman he held Heyward in check in the game. We don't have any Lewan's or even Schofield's in the pocket - though there is hope... just hitting on two OTs is a tall order.
Bosch's RS was not burned if we developed Bryant or let Braden or Schofield take a turn at guard.
Miller played two years of bench ball before getting his chance. The coaches are paid to evaluate his play before he hits the field. They are not required to use players who are not ready or the best choice.
I have no choice but to look on the bright side here. I'm Michigan until sweet death comes my way.
Saban looked like an idiot for not having coverage guys on the FG unit - Malzhan looked smart for coaching his players to return a miss. Granted there are few idiots in college football - just winners and losers. I just want to win. If this is how Hoke sees it then so be it. Change at OC or OL position coach is not such a big deal. I don't understand the reluctance.
|2 days 3 hours ago||These coaches couldn't pick a starting five all season!||
If experience is the issue then why not let them gel. Why did we burn Bosch's red shirt half way through or preserve Kalis' last year. These coaches were clueless and probably will be next year.
Schofield was solid this year. You will rue your words saying he can easily be replaced. We have forgotten what poor OT play looks like. It can be every bit as bad as poor interior play. It only takes one back side sack to take out your QB. Not to mention that Fox and Kugler are likely to challenge for interior positions only to bring back the youth issues.
I appreciate your optimism and will dig deep to share it. Bottom line... this was not a good decision. Losing has consequences and Hoke gave Funk and Borges a mulligan.
Recruits have choices. Players need to find motivation. Michigan men need patience. I don't know where you find the optimism but it's hard for me at least to share it. I will try.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Ugh...Enough excuses...||
Win already. To say what Hoke said after Akron (putting the blame on the staff) then do nothing different going forward at the end of the season is disheartening.
When will the long dark night end. The gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to this. Please make it stop.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Parent||
Unhappy with the loss. Very unhappy with the end of the first half (give a score - take a knee.)
Happy with the team in this game. Unhappy with the coaching as a whole.
This was a terrible heart breaking loss, but I've got to clean the basement before I can re-watch any of it and sort out my feelings... that is the way it is.
|3 days 22 hours ago||This is not a good idea...IMO||
I'm for change but consistency in approach is required at this point.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Losing has consequence...||
if this game gives Borges cred then who are we as a program? I'm not advocating firing Hoke but a change is needed when you don't go for a score with a minute remaining in the half and one time out...when you look at the season...when you look at what Borges did with Denard...when you look at the game last year. The body of work is not good enough nor is this season's trajectory.
Iowa?... was last week... what are you saying? SRK ... I respect you but not this.
If Brandon and Hoke stand by Borges and Funk then so be it. That would not be a good decision in my opinion. Red letter games. I would like Hoke and Brandon to walk the talk. This is Michigan for god's sake.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Play calling is part and parcel...||
but not the whole enchilada. None of it exonerates Borges.
|4 days 7 hours ago||neat...nate||
don't ... doesn't
|5 days 2 hours ago||Beat Ohio!||
|5 days 15 hours ago||If the O plays well... befuddlement follows...||
+1 to this. The trend is clear. The need for action is clear. The action is clear.
I will be ecstatic if Michigan wins. I don't see progression toward anything except need for change.
The call for this game is miracle needed. Which somehow makes me interested in this game more than in previous years. These scenarios sometimes make for good football. The problem here is that it's four quarters - and the five-week trend is well-nigh insurmountable.
Regardless this is a game that will be referenced in the saga of Hoke's cycle. The half time of last year's game is perhaps his inflection point with this year's game the latest nadir.
|1 week 3 days ago||Another great week of practice...||
but same posts come game time. Come on Brown Bear - up your game.
|1 week 3 days ago||plus||
He could also tell you in real time what was wrong with the team... he didn't have to defer to film study or assistants.
|1 week 3 days ago||plus||
Time is going to creep until this season is over.
|1 week 4 days ago||+1 Diabeetus - He is the Walrus||
goo goo g'joob
|1 week 4 days ago||i imagine||
you are both right.
|1 week 4 days ago||Truth||
|1 week 4 days ago||I wish RR well||
what is your problem with saying that here?
Michigan screwed RR... there is no question.
Let it be.
|1 week 4 days ago||Yes||
Tragically...with many years of Tennessee to come.
|1 week 5 days ago||San Jose LBs are playing||
San Jose LBs are playing funky offsets. MLB is 6-7 yards deep snooping the TB.
Good looking drive by Navy.
That was way easy.
|1 week 5 days ago||Where was the DB there?||
Where was the DB there?
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Wow ... nice pass and route... and catch||
Rockets looking good.
Mike Gittleson getting some love from Desmond.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Looking at the gif... it looks like they are set a second...||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||He looks drunk...||
but he is a B1G president. Hopefully Fitzgerald doesn't fire him.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||As long as those players have taken course that transfer||
I agree - but it often isn't the case.
The JUCO player would have to transfer with courses that show progression toward a degree ie they can't repeat underclass ciricula. It's complex and situation dependent.
If Michigan is serious about JUCOs they need to develop relationships with schools to lay out a plan for the athletes from the get go. That is work. SEC schools don't have as high a hurdle.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||We are not being elite...||
We just suck at JUCO recruiting. This is a football fail. We can't expect to pickup JUCO talent without establishing relationships with the JUCO schools, coaches, marginal academic high end HS talent and most importantly the schools within the UofM.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||This is mostly false and misguided...||
The school is transparent with regard to credits. The need to replace upper class students is real. People fail out for reasons related to life - it happens. Transfers are a way to replace drop outs and students who themselves transfer out. Transfer students are also a part of a public schools mission.
Not all schools within the UofM take transfers. They all do it differently but the UofM does it well and often enough. The point is football has a specific need for JUCO athletes that it doesn't follow up on for whatever reason.
The lack of JUCO players is a fail on the football side to provide leadership, support and time. Not to mention - for the most part - JUCO players aren't as good as incoming freshmen. The exceptions though prove the rule however. JUCO players sometimes makes sense...Michigan sometimes does not...lately it seems more times than not.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||How does Michigan make it hard?||
There is more to it than that. I don't think the Football program is focused on it. The school supports it - in fact demands it to put butts in classes. Alabama actively farms athletes out to CCs with plans for transfer. Michigan doesn't do this.
Looks to me like it's pretty straight forward to transfer in? It's not easy to get into Michigan but that is true for freshmen as well as transfers. We had 1076 transfer students in Fall of 2013 (5 were admitted to Kinesiology.) Statistically 1-2 players on the team should be transfer students if football were a reflection of the student body at large. It's not I know but there is an even stronger impetus to get JUCO athletes in time of need. We looked at it for QB this year instead of burning Morris' RS.
What is surprising is that a student could take the classes he would need to transfer in if he wanted. Every school in the nation is listed with equivalencies on the U-M website. They just don't. About half of Grand Rapids CC courses transfer with no issue.
The classes are listed by JUCO wherever the student goes or went across the nation. This credit listing has been on the web for a couple years.
I don't think that makes it any harder than freshman admissions.
Granted this isn't for the Engineering school mind you but ...LSA requires a B average - that is doable for a motivated JUCO or goal oriented HS athlete.
I think we need to look deeper than saying the school doesn't allow it. They allow football. JUCO is a part of football. They don't pursue JUCO talent. There is a disconnect here.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I can't write it twice... reply below...||
there are rules to follow.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Sllepy - come on... don't let her play the Doctor card so easily||
she is going to harangue you to your death bed. At least make her show you the pictures. Play your man card dude. Men like to run around and bump into things remind her of that. Stick to the plan and remember the first rule.
Edit: reply fail