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|4 hours 14 min ago||I just don't see why it||
I just don't see why it matters. Hoke's job description does not include "disclosing injuries to the media," and ultimately the average fan's opinion about that fact does not matter one iota in regards to his job security.
It is a bunch of people making a big deal out of nothing. But like you said, if he starts winning more often, people won't care about disclosing injuries.
|4 hours 46 min ago||For the love of god. Now||
For the love of god. Now reporting injuries is "endearing."
|9 hours 57 min ago||Hoke has been very aggressive||
Hoke has been very aggressive in the past, and it has both paid off and not worked out.
In this case, once it was 4th and 6, I agreed with the decision to punt. You have the lead, are moving the ball with ease, and your defense is dominating aside from letting in scores on short field situations. Just let it play out in the second half, no reason to go for it.
|10 hours 10 min ago||Actually, you know, I'm not||
Actually, you know, I'm not sure what the rule says for this. Either way, if that's not how it's normally done I can see how it could happen and I don't blame the coaches for assuming it would be done the way they are used to.
|10 hours 12 min ago||On the other hand, why would||
On the other hand, why would you assume that things weren't being run correctly and look at the at clock just in case?
|10 hours 14 min ago||"When the ref told Michigan||
"When the ref told Michigan to break the huddle on the sideline they started the 25 second play clock.
That's not usually how they do it. Usually they call the team to break the huddle, the two teams get on the field, they set the ball and run the play clock. That turned out to be about 15 seconds difference."
|10 hours 23 min ago||He wouldn't have teared up to||
He wouldn't have teared up to Josh Groban?
|10 hours 24 min ago||Regarding the end of half||
Regarding the end of half delay of game - maybe I'm too lenient, but I'm giving he coaches a pass on that one since it was the refs' screw up that caused it.
|11 hours 21 min ago||Not only shortsighted, but||
Not only shortsighted, but stupid. They can (and apparently did) easily look at transaction times and then cross reference security camera footage to find out who was in possession of the card.
Makes you wonder if he's ever watched any CSI or Law and Order.
|1 day 26 min ago||Sure. We could still win the||
Sure. We could still win the other 8 games on the schedule. Not saying that is a likely combination of events, but hey, you asked.
This game is important only in that it will give us another barometer test going into league play. If it goes well, it bodes well for winning around 9 games. If Michigan loses... well, let's just say I'm going to stay off of this site for the rest of the season.
|1 day 30 min ago||That was such an odd game.||
That was such an odd game. As bad as that Michigan team was, they were within 3 points of beating Utah. Utah went on to go undefeated and beat Alabama in their bowl game quite handily.
No one at the time knew just how bad Michigan was or how good Utah was.
|1 day 9 hours ago||You probably don't care about||
You probably don't care about things like facts and statistics, but the statistics were not even close to even at half.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Please, by all means tell me||
Please, by all means tell me how it's an idiotic comparison.
|2 days 18 min ago||After watching MSU lose at||
After watching MSU lose at home to CMU in year three of Dantonio's tenure, did anyone think they would be where they are now?
|2 days 23 min ago||Hoke took over a team with||
Hoke took over a team with significant roster issues that made themselves evident in the number of true freshman that started in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Not recruiting any offensive linemen in 2010 came back to bite us hard last year.
And that defense under Rich Rod certainly wasn't improving. If you have any doubts about this coaching staff's ability look at the defensive turnaround from 2010 to 2011.
And I agree, I don't think today's win can be taken either positively or negatively, but many of the posters here seem to think the sky is falling when in fact it was a pretty solid showing minus one or two plays that won't be the norm.
Next weekend will be very telling.
|2 days 50 min ago||Dantonio actually had a worse||
Dantonio actually had a worse record than Hoke during his first three years in the program. You know what has given Dantonio success? Time. Hoke needs it as well.
Why don't we let the games play out? It is kind of premature to call Utah a loss, no? PSU is looking pretty pedestrian.
Can you give me examples of Hoke's poor game management? People actually applauded his aggressiveness when he first got here.
|2 days 1 hour ago||I refuse to think that a||
I refuse to think that a coaching staff that includes Nussmeier and Mattison is incompetent. And say what you will about Hoke, but he is a large part of the reason they are both here, a large part of the reason we have been doing so well at recruiting, and he is proven as a damn fine defensive coach.
But if Michigan goes 7-5 or worse, you're right, it will likely sort itself out. In which case we can stop talking about it. I still don't see how this team loses 5 games with this schedule.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Just think for a second how||
Just think for a second how and why those turnovers happened and ask yourself if they will be a likely occurrence over the course of the season.
The only time Miami seemed remotely in the game was after Miami scored twice from 20 yards out each time after a tipped pass and a fluke kickoff turnover.
Also, don't you think it's possible that team performance can fluctuate from week to week? Purdue got STOMPED by CMU last weekend, do you really think CMU would stand a chance in hell vs ND? The transitive property does not work well in football. ND always manages to make Purdue look better than they are.
If you are actually willing to look past your preconcieved "ZOMG FIRE HOKE" attitude and analyze what is going on each week you'll find that it's not nearly as bad as you'd like to think.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Well that depends, will the||
Well that depends, will the play clock be run correctly? That was the real problem.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Apparently objectivity has no||
Apparently objectivity has no place on mgoblog.
|2 days 2 hours ago||If we do go 6-6 this year, by||
If we do go 6-6 this year, by all means, let''s fire Hoke. I honestly don't see how people can think that will happen. Miami was not in the game today, no matter what the score read midway through the third.
|2 days 2 hours ago||He basically had to build a||
He basically had to build a depth chart from the ground up. That does take time. And he has done very well at doing that.
And, I don't know about you, but I do think thiis team is improved from last year. It is not perfect, by any means. But last year we couldn't even push around AKRON. We imposed our will on Miami when we weren't facing fluke turnovers.
This was a solid performance for the most part, which was greatly muddied by an error in officiating at the end of the first half (the play clock started early, no one noticed, we had a delay of game called) and a couple of fluke turnovers.
Honestly, it doesn't matter. People outside the program will see what they want to see. The team is a LOT closer to being good than they were last year. If that will translate to more wins, only time will tell. We could learn a lot next weekend.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Hoke also didn't reveal any||
Hoke also didn't reveal any information in the post-game presser, which shows that he hates the fans.
EDIT: /s was implied.
|2 days 2 hours ago||I really don't think that||
I really don't think that another team will be able to take advantage of a short pooch kickoff dropped by Shallman. Darboh (or was it Chesson?)'s fumble was arguably not a fumble, and a guy just got his hands on the ball. It happens. The interception was a tipped pass. That also happens.
|2 days 5 hours ago||I'm not arguing that||
I'm not arguing that turnovers are not important. Learn to read. The turnovers today have been random and fluky, aside from the Gardner pick (which was also tipped at the line). It will even out in the 2nd half. Turnovers are mostly random, as has been shown by this site many, many times.
|2 days 5 hours ago||Really, you're going to try||
Really, you're going to try and make the argument that Carr wasn't a good coach?
I really need to get off of this site. You are all a bunch of whiny, negative asses.
|2 days 5 hours ago||They count, but come on.||
They count, but come on. Hoke didn't make Chesson fumble (which was arguably not a fumble). He didn't make Shallman fumble the kickoff. We are dominating them, but fluky shit is going their way.
The one thing that the coaches HAVE fucked up today is that 4th and 1 play.
|2 days 11 hours ago||If he had taken them out,||
If he had taken them out, people would have blasted him for "not trying to win." Plus, they obviously need to work some kinks out. How better to do that than in a game?
|2 days 11 hours ago||On the flip side, what||
On the flip side, what benefit does the team get from Hoke telling reporters about injuries? If he doesn't feel like disclosing them, more power to him. Just win games.
|3 days 7 hours ago||"So, I don't know if I have a||
"So, I don't know if I have a question, exactly. But at what point does this reach critical mass? We have reassurances from Hoke that this team is "different," then the team proves on the field that in fact nothing is different, followed by the too-often repeated post-game mantra on the part of the players and coaches: "we have to do better." -- Linda"
I don't know what she's been watching, but this team looks nothing like the 2013 rendition. It still has its problems, but they are much different. The only thing they have in common so far are disappointing road losses. Not that that should make anyone feel better. But I really do think this team is closer to bring good than 2013. The line is performing well enough to run a coherent offense. Now the rest of the offense has to hold up their end of the deal.
We will get there. Or we won't, but in that case Hoke is probably gone.