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|5 days 1 hour ago||It takes two||
It takes two to have that negotiation, so I would not put that all on Michigan.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Nope||
Far better for Michiganif Jim is fired today. Though NFL teams could then talk to him, it puts Jim in the undesirable spot of talking to a team with a coach. Michigan could put him in the job immediately. I'll take that slight advantage over waiting until December 28th when everyone can go full court press. Jim showed in his last coaching change that he doesn't like to wait around for a job someone else has, let's get him now.
|1 week 3 days ago||Huge mistake||
If he does not go in the top 3 rounds it will be a huge mistake for him. Any lower and teams won't have enough invested in him to see ifo he can improve his hands and they could/will cut him.
|1 week 3 days ago||He needs to run fast||
In my opinion, if he does not run something super fast like a 4.3, he will need to wow them to make up for his drops and inability to get separation. If he does not do that, he is going to drop quite a bit.
|1 week 5 days ago||Ugh at works good this year, but||
What if Arizona had lost by two? What if it was last year, would you really want Alabama on the outside? The best playoff system is one that puts in every team that has a legit shot at winning the title.
|1 week 6 days ago||Why not||
I would easily take Hoke over Schiano.
|1 week 6 days ago||I like it!||
Sign me up for tickets. Great time of year to do it as well.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||That is the purpose of the CC||
That is the reason for the CC. If you don't want to read random pieces of information from sources that may or may not be credible, don't click on a CC thread. Just stick to the main page.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Saban and Petrino||
Saban and Petrino come to mind as two guys that left the NFL for college. Mattison too, though not a head coach. It's a myth that the NFL has better coaches than college and tough for NFL guys, or anyone not from the south or Midwest, to understand that some think college is just a more enjoyable version of football.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah||
Those top ten defenses are terrible!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Simple||
Because having an opening that is not filled causes rumors to start about it being turned down. True or not, this puts a lot of pressure on the AD to hire someone immediately or the job starts to become undesirable. We saw this happen during the rich rod process when they intended to wait for Miles but that became impossible because of media and fan pressure. And we have seen similar scenarios play out at ND and USC. No need to fire this coach until you know you have a better replacement.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||but||
but he lost 6 in year 5 and they wanted him out. There were also a lot of there fan base that wanted him out last year after the ND game. That sentiment of course quickly turned around by the end of the season.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||maybe||
If he doesn't retire this would keep him close to Ann Arbor where his daughter lives, a big motivation for him to come to Ann Arbor four years ago. He likes Urban Meyer and has worked with him in the past. He is also clearly irritated with the treatment Hoke has received from parts of the Michigan fan base.
That said, I don't know that he would want to alienate this fan base to that extent.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I would hope so||
I would hope that is exactly how it works, G. If Mizzou wins the SEC championship game and is left out of the playoff for another SEC team, that would mean the conference championships are essentially worthless. My understanding is that the committee is looking for the most accomplished teams, not necessarily the best four teams (this is from ESPN's Mike and Mike show for what it is worth). Thus conference championships should mean everything.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Disagree||
Go watch last years ND game, he fell apart mentally after that interception in the end zone. He played bad at the end of that game and never recovered mentally.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Would agree||
If you want to say it is coaching because they did not develop Morris or someone behind him, than yeah I agree. Or if you simply want to say it is coaching because they did not recruit a better QB, than I agree as I said in my post. I did not say it was not Hoke's fault, I said not getting a decent QB is by far his biggest failure.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Not mentally||
Physically yes, mentally no. Watch the ND game last year after he throws the int in the end zone. Watch his face on the sideline, you can literally see him fall apart. It's the same thing all year now, he is so scared of throwing interceptions that he holds the ball forever and makes bad throws when he does. He plays scared, that is no way for a QB to play and little that coaches can do about it.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Unnecessary||
This seems like unnecessary piling on at this point.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||It is clear||
When the child's punishment leaves scarring on his back. In my mind there is no question which is worse. And remember, the child has no choice but to be in that relationship.
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||No way Hoke resigns||
That would cost him some serious cash, and I don't think he is getting that kind of pay day again.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Not so much||
Students pay far less for their tickets, so an increase in student ticket sales is a decrease in total revenue.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Except||
Stub hub did not exist 40 years ago, so the comparison any farther back then 10 years seems fairly useless.
|4 weeks 15 hours ago||Unfortunately||
That is what everyone thought when RR was hired. Sooooo, let's see who wants the job before we get to excited.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Innocent until proven guilty||
This sounds bad, but let's get some details folks. Remember that Ray Rice's wife was also arrested for domestic violence at first. So, let's see what happened, than we can talk about what a bad year it's been. This is the downside of extremely timely reporting.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Um no||
This offense gets first downs, so it is actually way better than 2008.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||2008 defense not so bad||
The defense in 2008 was actually pretty good. Watch the games again sometime, in the first half we were always in games because of the defense. The problem was that the offense was three and out every possession. Combine that with a super hurry up offense and the defense was on the field the entire game. No defense can hold up under that.
I always thought that defense and the DC got a really bad rap for something that was a problem with the offense.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Exactly||
I think the 2008 team gave us hope of getting better, where this team just gets worse. I think some forget just how bad that offense was. They rarely got first downs.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||its a great point||
When you look at the top coaches in college football, how many of them were hired by their current school as a hot head coach as opposed to a great coordinator. Saban and Meyer jump out as the examples of those that were hot head coaches beforehand. But, without having done a thorough study, I would bet most were good coordinators before this job.
I, personally, would go for Hermann if I could not get Jim Harbaugh. I think that is your best bet for lasting success, or even success.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||One has to wonder||
One has to wonder how much of it is also getting a full recovery. Most players that come back right away from an ACL are still not at full speed. He may be reaching the point now of full recovery and really hitting his stride. The time on the bench may have actually helped him recover fully.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I agree||
He took some flck for that, but it was absolutely the right call given his QB's play this year and the momentum of the game. That is a place where you could absolutely blow the game by being to aggressive.