"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|3 years 45 weeks ago||Laird||
We DID sign Gerald Laird (again) so he will be there to prevent Avila's knees from disintegrating. Not much AT the plate but at least he's good BEHIND the plate.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||133||
My home streak is at 133. I've not missed a home game in 20 seasons. My first, as a freshman, was the 1991 ND game - Desmond's catch! What a way to start your in-person fandom!
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Less than four months||
I'm actually amazed it's taken less than four months (at least that we can document) for the Horror to be attributed to RR. I figure this will be something I'll have to correct people about (after getting shit for it, of course) for the rest of my life as a Michigan fan. Sad but true.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Oh noes!||
He's wearing scarlet and covering it with grey! What to do?
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Ah, Google!||
When people ask me questions they could find answers to themselves, I always want to send them this link (although I rarely do because I would then feel bad):
Oh, what fun!
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Bravo!|
|4 years 32 weeks ago||No sarcasm intended!||
Just frustration that he'll get more than three years, pretty much, no matter what.
I know where you stand and, most of time, I'm there with you.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Balls!||
You're a bigger man than me because, while this is my argument in the comfort of my own home, I'm too afraid of the "neg" to post it here. This is probably my BIGGEST issue with all of this - what do "expectations of winning" even mean to this fanbase?
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Bill Martin||
As much as I appreciate all of Bill Martin's work as AD, I really think he could have helped RR a lot more. I know he's not the marketing guy David Brandon is but I really wish he would have helped RR navigate some of the bigger issues like traditions, alums, etc. Seeing Brandon's Brady Hoke-PR train full spead ahead makes me wonder how it would have been if RR had benefited from the same thing.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||There you are!||
I was waiting for you, Section 1 :-)
We all know Hoke will get more than 3 years!
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Good question||
I ask this all the time. As the new person, isn't it nice if people welcome you? Isn't that common courtesy? When we moved into our neighborhood, most of our neighbors stopped by to say hello and made us feel right at home. We have one neigbor that STILL has never even said hello. I can't waste my time on that neighbor.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Tigers' fans?||
OK, what do you mean? Because as a diehard Tigers' fan, I think I might be offended :-)
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Great post!||
Thanks for this. I couldn't have typed it better myself - it's like you were reading my mind!
As is often the case with family, it takes time to heal after something like this. And I'm not healed yet, despite everyone telling me that I should be.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Sorry!||
EDIT: I lied, NOT fixed. It's not letting me edit THAT post, just this one. Doh!
|4 years 34 weeks ago||They Live!||
Just when I think I can't love MGoBlog anymore, Brian drops a "They Live" reference. AWESOME!
Also, someone who is good with Photoshop, quick, Coach Rod as Michael Douglas in Falling Down!
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Thanks for this post!||
This was a sad, but interesting, read. I've always been a HUGE fan of Danny Ainge and it's good to know he's still out there doing good things like helping his nephew through this.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Imaginary +1||
For the reference to Coach K's back when they totally sucked. I can't look at him and NOT think of that. Do not like!
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Come on ...||
... now, Section 1, that's just CRAZY TALK!
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Wait ...||
... what? Did I miss that on his resume? He was the DC in 1997? Good to know!
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Got it!||
I see what you're saying!
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Oh yeah||
He's from OHIO so he automatically gets it. Yep.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||I think it did have something to do with Hoke||
If I recall, there was an interview with David Brandon saying how Brady Hoke hasn't asked him for anything other than the countdown clocks. So, if he asked for them, they have something to do with them.
And, yes, when Dantonio did it, we all mocked him for it. And now ...
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Just curious ...||
... why Meyer would "get it" more than Rodriguez? Does not compute to me.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||My guess ...||
... is that if Brady Hoke rocked some Josh Groban, the majority of the fan base would think it was freakin' awesome because it would show his passion, his emotion, his love for Michigan. But, in reality, it's lame. It's kind of like how the majority of the fan base thought the countdown clocks were lame ... until Brady Hoke installed a couple. And now, they are freakin' awesome.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Emotion||
I think he had emotion, just not the right KIND of emotion. Not MICHIGAN MAN emotion.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Spot on!||
Thanks for that. Couldn't have typed it better myself!
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Great reference!||
Just looked it up, thanks for the link. No TRUE Michigan Man ...
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Come ON!||
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Ironic, indeed ...||
and on more than just this topic ... sigh.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||SORRY: double post (nothing to see here)!||
I think Section 1's point is that, before Mattison, Michigan was never known to pay assistant coaches much of anything. Had we opened up the checkbook a little and brought Casteel in, who knows how things may have turned out.