Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||The Coaches||
This might be a subject for another thread:
How would Rich Rod and Brady Hoke have succeeded (or not) without DB looking over their shoulders in every meeting?
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Could Wheatley play both ways?||
Could Wheatley play Tight End and WDE?
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Jay's unspoken role...||
Maybe Jay Harbaugh's primary role will be recruiting...a surrogate for his dad.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Khakis???||
What happened to his pants?
They must be in the laundry!
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed||
IMHO, it has been years since our running backs have had any coaching whatsoever.
Missed holes, missed blocks, not following the blockers, not knowing the timing of: "when to give up on the blocking scheme and make your own hole".
I bet we will see a huge leap in running back productivity.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||When Harbaugh is introduced...||
as the UM coach, MGoBlog needs a plan to celebrate...
After all, "the Ruskies don't take crap with out a plan" ...
Muppets? PB&J time? A new banner? All of the above?
Fire, smoke, cordite coming fom the computer?
Whatever, it has to be big.
|22 weeks 19 hours ago||Ace, you are in good company...||
President John F. Kennedy had adrenal insufficiency.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||If Harbaugh comes,||
mgoblog will go up in smoke!
|23 weeks 4 days ago||From another angle:||
By all accounts, Harbaugh has great regard (affection) for his alma mater, the University of Michigan.
if he was NOT coming to UM, he would not delay his decision and string them along, when they should be actively persuing some other, viable candidate.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Better candidates than Harbaugh?||
I think that would be a matter of priorities...
i.e: If your priority is a nice guy who loves his players, you want a clone of Brady Hoke.
OTOH, if your priority is a guy who will kick some ass and win games, you want Harbaugh.
Regarding the wife, buy her a Gulfstream 6 and she can be in San Fran in 3 hours.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||delete||
|23 weeks 5 days ago||delete||
|23 weeks 5 days ago||delete||
|23 weeks 5 days ago||delete||
|23 weeks 5 days ago||delete||
|23 weeks 5 days ago||The SF team knows their coach is gone.||
Their owner and GM have made it obvious, & there is speculation he is leaving for another team or UM. Under similar circumstances, teams are just not motivated. Remember how his UM team played for RR in his last bowl game?
|23 weeks 5 days ago||The SF team knows their coach is gone.||
His owner and GM have made it obvious, & there is speculation he is leaving for another team or UM. Under similar circumstances, teams are just not motivated. Remember how his UM team played for RR in his last bowl game?
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Horse Betting...||
Professionals watch the odds and the timing. When there is a sudden shift in the odds just before the race goes off, that is the way to bet. It is telling you that the insiders know which horse is going to win.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||The other coaches?||
Are they in limbo?
|24 weeks 3 days ago||To what extent was "stretchgate"||
actually started by people in the M athletic department going to the FREEP and giving them a story?
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Jake Ryan||
said in his radio interview after the game that a blitz was called on that 4th and 1.
Why would a blitz be called there?
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Counterpunt!||
Go back and read it!
Nick was dead on!
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Resignation is the word...||
Certainly not satisfaction....
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Amazing!||
Are you Nostradamus?
Counterpunt was absolutely perfect.
Well done, Nick!
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Perhaps the table should be turned,||
and as requirement to graduate, every academic student must swim a mile, run a mile in less than 6 minutes, do # pullups, situps, pushups etc, bench press X, have a body fat ratio <10%......
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Running Backs||
The backs continue to not follow their blockers and hit the holes.
It is long past time coach Jackson retires.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||He acts||
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Weed?||
Gardner plays like he is stoned.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||The D-line is playing fine.||
But if a ball carrier gets past them, it is a 27 yard gain.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Legacy Position coaches.||
IMHO, the problem is Funk and Jackson. Coaches whom Hoke was saddled with.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Hire Pat Narduzzi||
That is all.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||He looks fast!||
Could he be another Jake Ryan?
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Devin Gardner||
Gardner's passing performance has everything to do with how well his line blocks for him.
He needs more time.
The line is improving, but they are not "there" yet.
They are doing better with run blocking (zone blocking) than pass blocking.
Ben Braden had a bad day.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||O Line||
The O line is improving game to game. In the second half, they were really opening some holes, and Green was hitting them for nice gains.
Pass blocking is improving, but Braden is a sieve.
Gardner's performance, like any quarterback, depends to a great extent on the pass blocking.
When Michigan drives ended in punts today, it was because they did not pound the rock.
Too much passing, with poor pass blocking, meant doom.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||To win on the road, you have to be tough... Real Tough||
You cannot teach toughness, Brady
It does no good to preach it, Brady.
Do not bother to talk about it, Brady.
You have to put your team through the wringer and see who comes out the other end.
Some will not make it.
You have to be tougher on your team than the opposing team will be.
See: Easy Company, 101st Airborne, and Currahee Mountain.
See: Bo Schembechler, UM, 1969
This is the difference between Bo and Brady.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||The Score was NOT indicative of how the team played:||
Michigan played their hearts out.
The O line is a LOT better than last year. We can run the football, and I think we out-gained ND on the ground. Pass blocking was mediocre, but that takes more time and experience. It will improve.
Gardner does not play well under pressure. His turnovers killed us.
3rd down conversions were non-existent, and I put a lot of this on Gardner and/or poor pass blocking.
A big factor was penalties. I predicted the refs would give ND 7-10 points, and they certainly did.
The D actually played pretty well, and really stifled the ND running game. They needed more pressure on Golson.
Golson is a beast. ND is a very good team.
Do not underestimate the Michigan team. Yes, they got an ass-kicking. Hopefully this will leave a chip on their shoulder for the rest of the season.
Thank God I do not have to watch NBC sports ever again.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||O.T: Ohio history||
The Shawnee Indians (under chiefs Blue Jacket and Tecumseh) fought like heck in the 1790's to keep Ohio...That was some nasty business, with whites burned at the stake, dismembered alive, etc.
Here is a great book about it: The Frontiersmen by Allen Eckert
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Referees||
Do not forget that in South Bend the referees always give the Irish 7 - 10 points. :(
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Enrico Blasi||
would "clean up" with the players who play for Michigan.
Berenson needs to retire.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Wow||
His teamates McCune and Smith saved his life!
|1 year 10 weeks ago||The pain||
is why they do not talk about it.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||My father-in-law is 92.||
He flew an SB2C HellDiver off of the USS Phillipine Sea in WW2.
To this day he can tell you exactly how to fly that plane, dive and hit the target, and catch the cable to land it.
He grew up the son of a share-cropper. His mother had died in child birth. They had no electricity or running water. His sister sewed his pants from horse blankets.
He is one tough SOB. I know of nobody in my (baby boom) generation who could match his mental & physical ruggedness.
"The greatest generation", indeed!
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Despite all his success,||
(2 Olympic Golds, 1 Stanley Cup, World Championship, Junior World Championships)
Babcock is still underated.
Another coach with the same players could have easily lost this tournament.
Under great pressure, Babcock just outcoached (by far) the best coaches in the world.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||What does Sidney Crosby say?||
"I think he instills a lot of confidence in the group," Crosby said of Babcock. "He leads by example and I think you can see that he trusts every guy out there, and the situations he puts them in, he puts them in for a reason. Definitely to have a group come together this quick isn't easy, and everyone's kind of laughing at the ball hockey in August, but you know what, all those little things go a long way sometimes. He definitely did a great job, his whole staff, of preparing us and getting us ready for all the adjustments we needed to make on the big ice."
If you watch the video, you can hear what Pierre LeBrun says.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||It would be nice to||
put Michigan in your last chart (Race for #1), just to show where we stand vs the top 5.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||That was an Inside Zone Run!||
Marshall Lynch just scored that long touchdown on an inside zone run.
I learned that today by reading the diary from "Eye of the Tiger" on MGOBLOG
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Brandon watched RichRod||
crash and burn becaue of a bad defensive coordinator (or 2).
Brandon does not want his choice for H.C. to fail for the same reason. My bet is that Brandon was the impetus behind Hoke's move to fire Borges & hire Nussmeier.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Dave Brandon / Brady Hoke||
What part did Brandon play in this firing of Borges and hiring of Nussmeier?
Would Hoke have made the change on his own?
|1 year 25 weeks ago||injured||
We are not being told about it, but when I watch Gardner, I see a guy who is in constant pain, and getting beat up more on every play.
He is a true warrior to keep going out there and taking hits for his team.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Dantonio||
Dantonio is an excellent coach, as is Narduzzi.
No doubt, the better team won the game.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Offensive Line||
It is all about the offensive line.
Coach Funk is a fail.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Academic chapter on knee braces reducing risk of ACl tear:||
On the basis of the data published in that paper, we compute that the rate of ACL injury in the nonbraced cadets was 3.0 times higher (95%CI: 1.0-9.2) than in braced cadets. It should be noted that the number of ACL injuries was small. Only 16 ACL injuries occurred: four in the braced and 12 in the nonbraced condition.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Fitzgerald Toussaint||
I wonder how Toussaint feels when he lines up to carry the ball into such a poorly designed / coached play?su
|1 year 31 weeks ago||The Problem is Coaching||
Not the players.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||A||
It will take 3 more years to build an offensive line.
That would be true if Schembechler were your coach.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||What Goes Around...||
I was at the UM overtime win against Penn State in 2002. That was one of the best games I have ever attended. I will never forget it.
So yesterday you have Penn State...a proud old program with great fans...humiliated by the scandal and loaded down with drastically limited scholarships and a bowl ban for years to come.
Despite all that, they packed their stadium with 108,000 loyal fans. The team played their hearts out, and their freshman quarterback played well. And in a 4 overtime circus, they won. This game will be the highlight of their season, and those fans will never forget it. Good for them and good for their program.
I hate the loss.
Michigan did not deserve to win.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Gardner||
Devin Gardner is a turnover machine.
Michigan cannot run the ball.
That is all.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Knee Braces?||
Why do we not put all linemen in steel kneee braces to prevent at least some of these injuries?
300 pound linemen are a natural set-up to put a large amount of abnormal stress on their relatively little knees. In playing their positions they do not need to pivot as much as a running back or cornerback or quarterback does. I would think the minor loss of mobility could be compensated and the potential gain from avoiding injuries would be significant.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Since your O-Line is very weak,||
Why are you not throwing more quick-outs?
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Darrell Funk||
Needs to be replaced. His offensive line play is atrocious for the 3rd consecutive year.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Moneyball||
ABC put Michigan - UConn on prime-time TV...So the suits decided that the New York audience would be biggest they could get Saturday night.
This is the same reason that the B1G expanded to Maryland / New Jersey.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||This makes my day! What a great weekend!||
I hate Texas almost as much as I hate Notre Dame.
So Gerg and his beaver are going to the Longhorns!
|1 year 36 weeks ago||The Stadium Renovation||
was designed to increase the noise in what was previously known as the most quiet stadium in the country.
Since then, the Big House has become an extremely difficult place for opponents to play.
Not to take anything away from one hell of a great coach!
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Injuries||
The Wolverines certainly understand how these injuries can impact the fortunes of the team.
Nobody wants to see these dedicated, talented student-athletes get injured.
Best of luck to them and their team.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Facilities||
Remember who the audience is!
Brandon is speaking to the Alumni, a.k.a. DONORS.
He wants them to give money for facilities!
So he is going to talk about how important they are, and he is going to remind his coaches to talk about how important their facilities are to their teams' success.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||The Red Wings' Statues||
are great: Gordie howe, Ted Lindsay, Alex Delvecchio.
|2 years 1 week ago||This might be illegal||
There are laws that protect patient confidentiality.
These photos were taken by someone with access to the patient in the operating room.
They certainoly should not be on the internet.
Whoever made them public could be in big trouble.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Lest we forget...||
Shawn Hunwick came out of the NAHL!
He played in Alpena 2006-2007
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Assistant Coaches||
I think that a big part of this success started when Beilein changed his assistant coaches.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||M Engineering||
My daughter graduated IOE, joined a consulting firm, left and earned her MBA from Carnegie-Mellon. Now she is an executive at Siemens Inc..
My son graduated ME, and is doing very cool (and secret) stuff for the U.S. Navy.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||counselors||
Never, ever listen to a counselor who says you can't do it.
You CAN do it!
|2 years 9 weeks ago||16 Teams:||
When the B1G adds teams 15 & 16 on the East coast, then they simply move THE OTHER Indiana team to the West.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||It is not just the goalie.||
It is wonderful that the Wings now have quality depth in goal.
But defense wins hockey games, and they really need to get their defense figured out.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Alabama football||
Could this be a reason Alabama football teams are bigger, faster & stronger than everyone else, year after year?
Are PED's what make the SEC dominant?
There is a lot of money and pride involved...
|2 years 16 weeks ago||delete||
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Nothingness||
He still exists? That episode seems so far in the past....
A nightmare from childhood...
Buried Memory with a stuffed beaver.
Best of luck to Scott Shafer at Syracuse.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Spending per academic student:||
The B1G spends the most... $2,000 per academic student more than anyone else, and $6,000 more per academic student than the SEC.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Head Hunter Companies||
If I ran an executive recruiting business, I would immediately go into athlete recruiting, and market my company as a "turn-key solution" for college athletic departments.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Brady Hoke ...||
is a big burger guy, and I bet when he hears about this he will not be happy at all.
He and Borges should be able to convince Brandon to stop this "take down".
After the Bret Bielema fiasco, Hoke should be able to get whatever he wants.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||What happened to Peterson||
from Boise? I thought he was going to Arkansas.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Affect the OSU game?||
Maybe his sprained ankle affected how Borges called plays and played Gardner / Robinson in the second half of Saturdays game.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Delete||
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Delete||
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Jim Delany doesn’t do deals to break even.||
In fact, the next pair probably needs to bring more than 100 million, as there’s clearly no point in making a move if it’s just a push. It needs to be compelling.
The next pair:
Boston College with the Boston cable TV market.
Notre Dame with their national audience.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Maryland||
|2 years 35 weeks ago||The Big Ten Fades...||
Simple, man ....We are not juicin!
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Alabama football||
The public never hears the results of testing in college for PEDs.
As I understand it, while the NCAA tests for PEDs in tournaments, for the most part testing is left up to the individual school. And I don't know about any testing in high schools.
So when you see a physically huge and dominant team like 2012 Alabama, should'nt the average fan at least think about the possibility that those giants are juicing?
Was it not obvious when we looked at Jim Mandarich, Barry Bonds, Roger Clements, et al?
I say it is obvious when I look at these monstrous athletes who are bigger, faster, stronger. This is not the result of Sabin being a better coach. It is not genetics. It is not demographics. It is not recruiting.
If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, call it what it is and let the chips fall where they may.
Remember how much money is being spent on college football.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||What ever happened to Seth Broekhuizen?||
I remember Richrod brought him in to solve all his problems at kicker.
How did that work out?
|3 years 7 weeks ago||LMAO:||
Wolverines teammate Lee Moffie (@ljmoffie) offered some words of encouragement via Twitter: "I wouldn't get too excited about @shawn_hunwick dressing in Columbus tonight, the chances of his '86 Ranger making it there are slim to none."
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Future in pros?||
I would like to see Ken Holland give Hunwick a chance in the professional minor leagues.
I am sure pro scouts say he is too small, but that has been said about him and other successful goalies in the past, and he has proven them all wrong.
The Wings wasted a first round pick on a huge goalie a couple years ago ...Thomas McCollum, and he is a bust.
Holland was a goalie, and the Wings need depth in goal.....
Give Hunwick a chance!
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Now that Michigan is out,||
I will be pulling for Ferris and Western .
It would be good to see one of them win the championship, like Minnesota-Duluth did.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Could Taco play 2 sports?||
Could he also play roundball for Beilein?
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Sadly||
Child pornography / abuse is a universal problem, and if you think it is not happening in your neighborhood, your school, or your workplace, you are mistaken.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Kuklas Korner||
Is read by a lot of NHL folks, as well as a lot of the media.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Gardner||
I wonder if this is what Darryl Gardner meant when he tweeted: "I have a lot to think about".
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Wizard Hat||
Meyer must have stolen RichRod's Wizard Hat!
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Humans being stupid...||
It happens all the time, everywhere.
Let us hope it is not happening in Ann Arbor.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Toronto||
110,000 is a lot of hockey tickets.
The best way to make sure you sell them all is to schedule Toronto.
Toronto fans will come by the trainload.
What a blast that will be!
|3 years 19 weeks ago||2 Guys stand out in this game:||
Martin and VanBergen.
Those guys were a stone wall.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Virginia Tech||
These guys played a great game, and were very well coached.
They really shut down Michigan's running game.
They never quit.
They got some tough calls, especially that reversed TD pass.
Yet there is no post-game whining, excuses, or finger pointing.
Congratulations to coach Beamer and Virginia Tech.
They lost with dignity!
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Dave Brandon||
You can see he is ecstatic.
It is nice to see the A.D. hugging the kicker and on the field involved with the team.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Hockey's Problem:||
It is all about losing assistant coach Pearson.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||This is sick!||
Thoughts & prayers with everyone at VT!
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Physicals & Testing||
Why not do an echocardiogram on each athlete?
|3 years 23 weeks ago||God Bless||
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Congratulations Brady Hoke!||
And such a classy guy!
Bo Schembechler would be mighty proud of this Michigan Man!
|3 years 25 weeks ago||airplanes||
If I had gone through what Austin has, I don't think I would ever get on a plane again.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Branstetter and Beckman||
I always mute the TV and watch the game while listening on the radio to Branstetter & Beckman.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Steroids||
Anabolic Steroids make you act crazy.
Remember Lyle Alzado?
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Rich Rod||
Good Luck, RichRod!
I expect great things from you and your team!
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Well Done||
Well Done, Sparty!
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Don't forget :||
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Rawk music:||
I watch the game while listening to Branstetter and Beckman.
I was dismayed to be distracted by the background rawk from the stadium loudspeakers which I could hear over the radio.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Miles||
No doubt a group of people will find fault with Miles having his quarterback take a knee.
OTOH, if he had continued to pound the ball, a group of people would also be critical.
IMHO, his call was made for the right reason. He was not trying to humiliate that team.
I am sure that under similar circumstances, Brady Hoke would do his best to not humiliate another team.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Another Telling Quote:||
"But the same time I think our offense helps us out a lot. Anytime you’re not on the field as a defense, they can’t score too many points on you, so I think they do a great job holding the ball and moving the chains. They aren’t doing that hurry-up tempo anymore, so I think that’s really helped us out.”
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Hurry-Up Tempo||
"Anytime you’re not on the field as a defense, they can’t score too many points on you, so I think they do a great job holding the ball and moving the chains. They aren’t doing that hurry-up tempo anymore, so I think that’s really helped us out.”
Kovacs makes an interesting point vis-a vis the RichRod Offensive game plan.
The results speak for themselves.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Bacon corrrectly states||
several times in the book that we, the fans & bloggers, always supported RichRod.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||If Bacon knows,||
He did not put it in the book.
Certainly Dave Brandon wanted nothing to do with Les Miles.
Michigan is SO much better with Hoke, Mattison & Borges!
Brandon has his own man, and will give him & his staff all the money and support they need to succeed. Success for Hoke means success for Brandon.
Total support was not the case with Richrod, and would likley not be the case with Miles.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||He who should not be named....||
If this child rape had happened in RichRod's staff, he would have frist torn them apart, then called the cops.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Demens||
I am amazed he played so well despite a bad hamstring injury!
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Who will win a national championship first:||
Michigan or a university team coached by Rich Rodriguez?
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Demens||
His hamstring injury explains why he pulled up on that early 1st quarter play around the end.
I find it amazing that he played so well on interior run defense during this Iowa game.
He is one tough dude!
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Thanks to John Bacon!||
Thank you so much for writing this book.
Allowing you the access to write this book was the best thing Rich Rod could do.
As a result, Rich Rod finally gets his story told.
Maybe he wasn't perfect, but he was a damn good coach, he was honest, and he really took care of his team.
He worked his butt off for Michigan... and look what he got in return.
Best of luck to the author and to RichRod.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||I am a big Wings fan....||
And my theory is that the deaths of Brad McCollum and Ruslan Salei stopped the Wings in their tracks.
I think they are still grieving the loss of their friends, and are having trouble focusing enough intensity at hitting a piece of rubber into a net.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||It may not be forever...||
If someday Notre Dame decided to join the B1G, the B1G would jump at the chance, and probably want to invite another team, like Mizzou. I bet Mizzou would leave the SEC for the B1G.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Ok.||
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Rules Question:||
On the play late in the first half when Denard lost a fumble, he actually touched the ball to the ground while trying to stay on his feet.
Isn't the ball ruled dead at that point?
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Hydrogen Peroxide||
Very explosive stuff.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Who is his coach?||
He may have gotten kicked off the team for committing to Michigan and not MSU.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Hunwick||
I used to watch him in Alpena (NAHL Junior A league).
He was different than the other players because he always played his best, even when the team around him did not play well.
One time Rick Comley and his son (who coaches in the USHL) came to Alpena to scout another player. I mentioned to Comley's son that Hunwick was an excellent goalie, but he replied: "He is too small."
Give credit to Kolarik and Porter for talking Red into giving Shawn a chance.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Wisconsin||
Wisconsin is noted for its huge players.
I wonder if 'roids are popular in that locker room.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Denard||
is a fantastic football player. I love to watch him. He will probably be the most exciting player we will ever watch. But he is too inconsistent with his passing. That is why Dantonio can just play him for the run, and blitz him all day long.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Kovacs||
Kovacs was in a tough situation, and it appears that he made a decision to "threaten" Coulter, hoping Coulter would pitch the ball, then Kovacs would tackle the running back. A high-stakes gamble, which he lost, but what the hell...
This is a little like a hockey defenseman facing a 2 on1 breakout.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Misery||
I cannot help but feel bad for the Minnesota fans.
Can there be any left who have not killed themselves?
Shades of the Lions!
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Their University Administration||
does not support football.
It is just like the Lions under GM Matt Millen.
Minnesota must change their University President before they can change their Athletic Director, then their coach.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Well Done, Sparty!||
Recognizing that these great schools and their students have a lot in common.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||The Speed Option||
Hoke says that the Speed Option forced San Diego to revert from Man to Zone defense.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Rich Rod||
We should start taking bets on the date that RichRod gets hired by one of these schools.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||T-Wolf||
hurt his left ankle and did not play again. :-(
|3 years 34 weeks ago||CaptainBlue:||
Thanks for the article!
Brady Hoke will do great things at Michigan.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||"The process"||
I would like to know when and how the search for a new coach was set up when Martin knew Lloyd Carr was going to leave.
Was Dave Brandon involved with hiring RichRod?
Who was advising Martin?
|3 years 35 weeks ago||delete this post||
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Uconn & Rutgers||
are more valuable than Pitt & Syracuse because they bring the New York TV market.
The ACC actually said that they were after the NY market when they added Syracuse. It's all about the TV money.
I would hate to see The B1G add Texas, because they are a pain in the @ss. Ask Nebraska.
If the B1G wre adding teams, I would like to see ND, UConn, Rutgers & Oklahoma or Missouri.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||on Bo Schembechler:||
Q: What was the greatest lesson Bo left you with?BW: Just integrity. When you're with a coach that does the right thing all the time and would never sway away from doing the right thing, you think at that time, that a lot of people are like that, that the world is like that. Then you get away from someone who has been so influential in your life and you realize that it's such a rare breed, that the world is full of liars and cheaters and manipulators. But with my four years at Michigan, I was there with an honorable guy, a good guy, an honest guy, a guy full of integrity, and you miss that in life. I wish there were more people around like that. He didn't always do that right thing, but his intentions were always right. He was such a good guy.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Peanut Butter and Jelly time!||
I watched from Colorado. The Big House was absolutely unbelievable on ESPN. The crowd waving maize pom poms looked like "amber waves of grain". The announcers Herbstreit and Musberger were even excited. You could tell that the old "quiet stadium" is a thing of the past.How good is this for recruiting????
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Richrod||
is correct that Michigan had to rebuild.
What he does not say is that his defensive coaching / staff was unacceptable.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||2008 Northwestern||
We were sitting at the South end, top 5 rows, facing into the howling rain/sleet/snow.
I loved it.
The game...I remember thinking that I had seen far better high school defenses.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Linebackers||
And behold, the 2012 recruit class is full of LBs!
|3 years 37 weeks ago||David Guralnick is the photographer.||
IMHO, he is the best sports photographer in the world.
He does the Red Wings' games, also.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||This guy is an embarassment||
to Notre Dame.
However, he may be entertaing next week at the Big House.
Will they play his rants on the HD scoreboards?
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Kovacs, yes, but...||
Other guys played well, also...
Jake Ryan, Courtney Avery, J.T. Floyd, Mike Martin, Herron obviously, Demons.....
Tousaint, Shaw, Molk, Hemingway, the list goes on.
Denard with no turnovers,
Koger took a head shot and got right up.
Gibbons! The PAT miss was a breach in the line, not his kick.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Berenson||
Don: And that is exactly what Red is trying to tell them. If they do not take his advice, at least he tried.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||I flew in a P51 Mustang||
I flew in a P51 Mustang once. THAT was cool!
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Karma is a Bitch||
I will never forget when OSU was in a bowl game Pryor's freshman year. OSU had an excellent senior quarterback, and Tressel benched the senior and played Pryor. (I bet this was a promise he made in recruiting)
Now Tressel goes down with Pryor. They deserve each other.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Greg Robinson||
(GERG and his beaver) would be an excellent hire for OSU.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Sounds like a lot of||
Sounds like a lot of advertising space to me:
· Four (4) 6.28’ x 6.3’ Pi10 10mm advertising displays
· Four (4) 12.5’ x 6’6’ F16 corner displays
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Toronto fans||
The Canadians would drive over by the busload for such a game.
A Leafs-Wings game at the Big House would sell out in minutes.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||We used to||
load bottle rockets in a 3 ft copper pipe and shoot it down the hall like a bazuka.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Academics||
I do not think the football program gave up on Tate.
I think it was academics.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Players||
I would think that at this time Barwis is the one guy who the players can rally around.
At least they have 1 coach.
He would give the team members a point of continuity and allow them to continue to focus on their conditioning and their football careers.
They can still go in and work out and hang out with a coach they trust.
At least a little bit of "life as normal"
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Saban||
All those improvements Saban made to Hart's High School did not have any effect on the choice, either.......
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Johnnie Walker Red Label||
|4 years 19 weeks ago||The part I hate||
is that Rosenberg and Snyder got what they wanted all along.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Brandon vs Martin||
Dave Brandon will undoubtably make a better choice than Bill Martin....If for no other reason than having learned from the RichRod years.
I feel terrible for the players, for the recuiting class, for RichRod, his coaches, and their families.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Well Said!||
Perhaps the anti-RR crowd had better insight into RichRod than I had.
I still think he is a good coach, but not a good enough manager. He did not have good enough assistants.
What makes Jo Pa successful at Penn State?
High-caliber teams require more than just a head coach.
The work load is huge, and must be delegated. Every coach has to be excellent.
Brandon & Harbaugh need to build a football coaching school in this program.
Just like in business...seek out and hire the best young coaching talent, build a program to teach them how to coach the details, and mold them into the best young coaches in the country.
Then when you lose a coach, you have a replacement on the shelf.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||On Friday RichRod addressed||
the team about his possibly getting fired, and emotionally told them it was out of his control.
This must have demoralized the team, and they sure played that way:
|4 years 20 weeks ago||I have been||
a die hard RR backer, but not any more. As the Genuinely Sarcastic post said, "its the details".
This game, along with too many others, was pathetic.
The players deserve better coaching.
In retrospect, it was Jim Casteel at WVA who was just as important as RichRod.
Without Casteel, RichRod is just a good Offensive Coordinator.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Yes||
I think DB made the decision when he took his job that he would never change coaches before the end of the bowl games. This way the teams get to play their bowl games with their present coaches without all the ugliness of the transition. The mess that happened the last time was ugly for Michigan, West Virginia and LSU.
This is why he says he will not evaluate a team till after its season is over.
If Brandon has decided to make a change, it is already a done deal and will be announced the day after Stanford plays their bowl game. Short and Sweet.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||RichRod||
I saw RichRod on Mgoblue.com say that he was going to take the travel team to a more remote location for the night before the game. This was pre-planned, with nothing sinister about it.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Sorry||
Please remove the thread.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||We win either way||
I am a RichRod supporter, and I hope DB keeps him.
However, I have come to accept the idea that he is probably history.
If we get Harbaugh, he is a great coach.
Michigan and its fans win with either coach.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||This is a big disappointment||
For Michigan to lose an in-state 4 star talent who has been a big UM fan and has visited the team many times is just a fail.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Good Article||
I completely agree with Brandstatter.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||My Guess:||
|4 years 24 weeks ago||The naval Academy||
is in Annapolis, MD.
San Diego is certainly not a home game for them.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Kicker Confidence ...Psychology||
RR says he's more worried about the (kickers) getting the confidence to perform in a game.
Having watched the place kickers all year, they really do have the distance on their kicks, and they were not recruited if they were not acccurate.
The problem is confidence...psychology. You know that is the case when the guy bangs the upright from 25 yards. I think that kicking in front of 112,000 fans plus national TV just freaks them out.
Surely the University has a sports psychologist in the faculty whom they could call upon.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Sadly,||
Shafer was allegedly hamstrung by RichRod. Thus, even if RR would have kept him, he would not have had a free hand.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||What we have here is a wizard fight||
complete with hats, magic wands and snake oil.
.... RichRod vs Saban.....
|4 years 24 weeks ago||A Great Teacher||
Through all of the trials and tribulations, Rich Rodriguez has held fast. He has led his team and he has been a fine example and role model for us all. God bless you, RichRod.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Good weather||
That sound like good hockey weather.
The Big House will help obstruct the wind, and the ice will stay frozen.
The worst weather would be warm and rain.
They like it hard. :)
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Charlie Weis heart attack!||
I thought Brian was going to keel over when someone mentioned Weis.
I think it was Ira talking about coaches who get sick / injured, but it was close enough to the UM controversy that Brian about sh*t...
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Compete!||
If OSU is spending 70% more than UM, they may have a big advantage.
If RichRod needs more resources, provide them.
The G.S. opinion talked about details throughout this program. Well maybe coach needs to develope a bigger , more effective organization so that his people can recruit, teach & monitor a lot more details .
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Pre-emptive Move?||
Dave Brandon said recently that the Big Ten would likely expand again in the next couple years.
He said they would add teams with big markets.
That could mean Rutgers and/or UConn leaving the Big East for the Big Ten.
So perhaps the Big East is beafing up before it takes a big hit.......
|4 years 25 weeks ago||It was||
The committee to search for Carr's replacement began work in the summer before Carr retired.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Luck||
"he's the unluckiest son of a bitch on the planet."
There must be something we at MGoBlog can collectively do about this...Incense & Budhas? Chicken Blood on his doorstep?
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Defensive Coordinator||
I pray that UM has a new DC next year.
That is RR's only hope.
That is all.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Amazing!||
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Beano-||
You take that for flatus.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||With Shaw out||
I guess we will see more of Hopkins.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||With McGloin||
at QB, Penn State is a darn good team.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Thunderstorms:|
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Draper||
IMHO, Judy Van Horn is taking the fall for the compliance department.
While she did nothing wrong in this fiaso, she WAS captain of the ship.
The last guy who needs to go is Scott Draper, who was Brad Labadie's boss, and who let Labadie get away with not doing his job. A lot of this is on Draper. Those 2 guys are the real culprits in this whole mess. IMHO
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Admissions in Control?||
After what happened to Dorsey, I would think his transfer would have to be approved by the admissions department before anything was announced publicly.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Well Done!||
This just illustrates how all the negative stuff about RR have impacted recruiting. What you said was exactly true, and perhaps the first time this father has heard a positive point of view. This is exactly what RR was talking about at his press conference this week. Good work.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||GERG's last Press Conference at Syracuse:|
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Experience VS Coaching||
As the season progresses, we can see many of the rookie players individually getting better... (Demens, Avery, Vinopal). We expect this.
We also see veterans struggle more (Mouton, Ezeh, even Roh & Kovacs). We do not expect this.
IMHO, as this season progresses, and the defensive disaster continues, the scale tips more and more to the problem being Schizophrenic Defensive Coaching, not rookie players.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Thought Process...||
I wonder if Denard begins a play with a determination that this is going to be a pass, and he just stick to it.
It would simplify the thought process to not even consider the scramble / run.
OTOH, to keep the scramble / run option in the thought process does complicate the play for him.
By excluding that option, he can focus on his reads and find a way to pass the football.
While he says the game is slowing down for him, it is still happening very fast, and maybe at this point in his development, unconciously his brain is not ready for another option.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Chelios||
Chelios always worked out with a guru in California, and Hudler had his best season after joining Chelios out there. Cleary went out there this summer, also. I understand Draper and Datsyuk are workout freaks.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Epic missed tackle:||
Jonas Mouton appeared to have Ford near the sideline, then he just went flailing off into space.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||His Official Visits||
were CAL, USC, and Michigan.
Now I am not him, but why would he choose USC when they have a new coach and are under major sanctions from the NCAA?
CAL? Well CAL is a good academic school, but no better than Michigan. And they are certainly not very competitive in the PAC 10 or BCS.
UM? UM has great academics, has 3 great quarterbacks, an offensive genius coach, and is a 2 hour drive away from home.
To me, this choice is a no-brainer.
DeAnthony, Go Blue!