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|1 year 23 weeks ago||fuck that giant, pasty,||
fuck that giant, pasty, stupid looking piece of shit kaminsky. that being said, he's pretty good at basketball
|1 year 23 weeks ago||game over. hey, glad we||
game over. hey, glad we showed some life but we're not coming back from this again
|1 year 23 weeks ago||fuck kaminsky. fuck that guy||
fuck kaminsky. fuck that guy
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I know the long two got us||
I know the long two got us back into this game, but can we take better shots now please?
|1 year 23 weeks ago||finally a call. and it only||
finally a call. and it only took Traevon Jackson trying to initiate a wrestling match to get it, too
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Comeback or no, fuck||
Comeback or no, fuck winsconsin. I'm glad we're showing some life in the second half, but even if we don't pull it out, I hate these badgers. and bo ryan is the worst
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Agreed about us being bad,||
Agreed about us being bad, but we're not getting much help form the refs. Wisconsin can do whatever they want on defense and we're not built to play that way. Although this half the physicality we're showing seems to be the reason for our nascent comeback
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Wisconsin is having their way||
Wisconsin is having their way with us and the refs are happy to help. And then when they do call a foul on wisconsin its a phantom foul against caris. goddammit
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Yeah, so far he's||
Yeah, so far he's been...inconsistent, to put it nicely. But he plays better defense than Irvin, so there's that, at least? It's not like there's a significantly better option right now
|1 year 23 weeks ago||why did we suddenly get||
why did we suddenly get really bad at passing the ball? it feels like every other pass is a turnover
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Is it just me or does it seem||
Is it just me or does it seem like pretty much every rebound has been right to a wisconsin player? I understand that there's some strategy and technique to rebounding, but it just feels a lot like luck. Or, if you're Dan Dakich, the ball just knows it wants to go to a wisconsin player
|1 year 23 weeks ago||You know how sometimes you||
You know how sometimes you watch a game and then see some stats and you're all like, "whoa, I didn't realize that from just watching?" This is not one of those times. Nice to get the confirmation of how bad that half was haha
|1 year 23 weeks ago||From what I've seen this||
From what I've seen this board is taking a fifteen point defecit at home in the first half pretty well. Did you see this board during the Indiana game? That might have been overreacting. This all seems pretty reasonable given the circumstances
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I think eveyrone has said||
I think eveyrone has said stupid things in anger at games like this. Good for you if you don't get angry and can look down and shame the rest of us who do. But are you watching this? Stauskas shouldn't be on the goddamn court. Three out of four possessions now he's turned it over. No NBA team should waste a pick on Glenn Robinson III. But more than that, people should be angry that we look like we don't have a coach right now, like they forgot how to basketball and no one is telling them how to basketball. Dakich is really enjoying pointing out our lack of effort, and he's not wrong. Sigh. I hate Dan Dakich. But he's right, which makes me sad. This isn't a referendum on Beliein, but goddammit would you look at the shit we're smearing all over the court right now?
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Goddammit. I'm calling state||
Goddammit. I'm calling state to win the big ten. Fuck Indiana and that ugly midget
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Jesus christ I know that||
Jesus christ I know that sometimes guys get hot but at this point just foul him hard when he looks like he might shoot. Seriously. Foul him. It's better than whatever it is we're doing
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Can we please stop letting||
Can we please stop letting Yogi get open looks from 3? 5/6 and Stauskas can't get open. I mean really, this is getting ridiculous and obnoxious. Being at Indiana we're not going to get too many bail-out calls so maybe we should play like we're trying to keep the one fucking hoosier who can shoot from doing that
|1 year 29 weeks ago||http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/||
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|1 year 35 weeks ago||I agree. I get angry and post||
I agree. I get angry and post things that are...the opposite of that during the liveblogs, but I don't think Hoke can or should go at this point. I've definitely lost a good bit of faith in Hoke over the last three months, but I think he can be a good coach here in the long run. He has a Rich Rodriguez problem, however. I'm not sure what the dynamic he has with Al is, but I certainly am under the impression that he spends most of his time on the defense and probably leaves the offense to its own devices.
Can that work? Of course. But it bit Rodriguez badly, and it may prove costly for Hoke. This situation isn't entirely analogous to Rich Rod's, of course. Hoke exerts more influence on our offense than I think Rodriuez did on our defense (we can argue about the details, hypothetical person who disagrees), and I think that to the extent Hoke is involved with the offense, he is a negative influence. Hoke has made it abundantly clear that he does not tolerate the spread (which I think is a silly, stupid position to stake out, but if you're angling to be the knee-jerk rebound coach at Michigan post-Rodriguez, it makes sense. Or he's just a little dumb...neither is especially reassuring). I think in being so blindly dedicated to MANBALL, Hoke is limiting our options and it's costing us.
Ultimately, if Hoke can get rid of Borges and bring in an offensive staff that shows at least reasonable improvement next year, I'll be happy with 9-4 if we don't shit the bed offensively like we have this year. Can we go 9-4 with Borges next year? Sure. But my faith in him is shot; I'm willing to give Brady time but Borges is a problem. Not the only problem, but a big one. Someone can argue that Funk and Gardner and youth are also problems, but I think that those problems can get better. So long as we have Borges, however, I think we'll be saying, "wait until next year, then we'll really see what we've got." And I'm not sure I can deal with that.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||You know what's kind of sad?||
You know what's kind of sad? Second half: Iowa 17, Michigan 0. Kirk Ferentz (Kirk Ferentz!) coaches Iowa. Every day Borges is our OC I feel worse about Hoke
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I'm not sure the fact that it||
I'm not sure the fact that it wasn't tested immediately is a scandal. It's obviously not ideal, but a quick google search reveals that Memphis has ~12,000 untested rape kits, Texas is trying to test ~20,000 old kits that were never tested and that suburban communities around Chicago frequently test less than 2/3 of the rape kits they receive.
Obviously athletes receive favorable treatment relative to other people; not in ever case or by everyone, but it happens. Any attempts by police to prevent the truth from coming out are despicable. But let's not indict the police department just yet. Evidence testing (DNA, etc.) by police in real life doesn't work like it does on TV, and there's a lot we should be doing to fix it. But let's not assume the worst.
By the way, I just picked this comment to respond to a lot of similar-sounding comments; not trying to pick on you, MikeCohodes
EDIT: I think I missed something and this comment is irrelevant. I didn't realize it took as long as it did to get Winston's DNA, not to test the rape kit. My bad. Ignore!
|1 year 38 weeks ago||I get not firing coaches is a||
I get not firing coaches is a good thing for continuity and everything. But if Hoke wants to keep Horges, he needs to go. Hands down. Will he? No. I don't mean this to be mean, but I think Al Borges is kind of stupid. Running out of the I-form for a loss over and over and over to run play action no one is worried about? And to do it just because you believe that that style of play is better than the style of play that actually has been working for you fore some inexplicable reason? Al Borges makes good play calls occasionally. I could do that based on my experience playing NCAA football on my xbox. He needs to do it consistently, and he does a shit shit shitttaaayyyyy job coaching Devin to be quarterback, so why is he still here. Get that fat piece of shit out of here.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||fuck this team. they deserved||
fuck this team. they deserved that. I dont care if theyre college kids and theyre trying. Im sure theyre not happy about it either, but I couldnt give a flying fuck. I liked Beilein. That whole team can eat shit now
|2 years 24 weeks ago||I agree. It was kind of a||
I agree. It was kind of a stupd thing to post. Giving it 15 minutes or so would have been wise
|2 years 24 weeks ago||I want us to be unranked||
I want us to be unranked after this. I want to forget we have a basketball team. I think its fitting because this game has been an expose. Michigan State isnt bad, but were awful. I dont know how we beat anybody. I dont want to root for this team anymore. Label my post some sort of overreaction, but we come out looking awful in our biggest games. We beat Ohio State on a fluke performance from Hardaway. Apparently we dont give a shit. So now I dont either. I hope we lose the rest of our games and no one pretends to like Michigan basketball anymore. It's only a game, sure. But now I have to listen to obnoxious state people who can actually say that they are better than us. And they're right. Good for them. We are Notre Dame football from 1993-2011 in every way. Also, Dan Dakich is obnoxious to listen to.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||this is true. they really did||
this is true. they really did not want to catch anything he threw at them. But Nebraska did the right thing by sending pressure to see if he'd freeze up and he did. He's young. but he's also as far into Borges' system as Denard, for all intents and purposes. I don't know if Shane Morris is actually any good (hopefully, but you never know with high school kids), but I would be worried about my development here under Borges if he is
[PS: did i say system? I mean random amalgamation of plays designed to...not relate to each other at all. If you run it straight upfield for 2 yards every third play, certainly the other team will relent and give you points! that's football, a gentleman's game of mutual respect for giving the ball to the running backs until nothing happens. Why was last year so much different? And I know Borges had success coaching whats-his-name at SDSU, so I know hes had success. Im mostly concerned about how he thinks the whole punch-counterpunch thing works]
|2 years 39 weeks ago||I don't think I've ever seen||
I don't think I've ever seen a quarterback's stat line worse than Bellomy's. I'm not trying to condemn him; the coaches bear the responsibility for that. It's just frustrating to see...whatever that was
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Fire. Borges. I dont actually||
Fire. Borges. I dont actually believe that but it would feel sooooo good right now. and I'm not even drunk anymore. Bellomy is his kind of guy, right? That's why we recruited him? to be...this? the future of our offense? Woooooo!
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Clearly this reporter got the||
Clearly this reporter got the scoop. All the quotes from anonymous officials give the article a pretty high degree of credibility on their own. But the article really had me convinced when it pointed out that Notre Dame has always been concerned about joining a football conference because it would involve giving up their rivalry with the Coast Guard Academy. Probably the only thing that's kept them from moving in the past.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Maybe it's just because I'm||
Maybe it's just because I'm inclined to be pessimistic about these things, but I think we should hold off on giving the new defensive coaching staff too many accolades just yet. I'm not saying the old coaches were better (clearly many, many, many, many things were very wrong there), and I'm very happy with the coaches that are here now, especially Mattison.
But the ND game is troubling for a lot of reasons. I think that the ND game is the only game we can take much from going into the rest of the season. And ND should have wrapped that game up a couple of times--the only reason we were still in it at the very end is because of a couple of very unforced errors (Wood fumble, Rees derp) and some other errors you can call forced but were probably just Rees being Rees. And when our defense needed to stop ND from scoring with a minute left, they failed pretty spectacularly. The touchdown bust on that drive is almost certainly a direct result of a poor decision by Mattison.
And before we conclude that San Diego State is better than Uconn (not that they won't be; the jury is gonna be out for another couple of months), keep in mind Uconn went to the Fiesta Bowl last year. They weren't an awful team. I also think San Diego State could have made that a game if Lindley had played better. His passes were off a lot of the time, and I don't think much of that can be ascribed to having a defender in his face. He just played poorly.
What I'm trying to say is that I hope you're right, but I wouldn't get too excited. I think that coaching may have something to do with turnovers, but we haven't seen enough of these coaches to call them great. There is a good chance we've been lucky. And I agree that ND last year would have put up better numbers with Crist in the whole time. But I think the diary numbers indicate that maybe we should brace ourselves for a rougher big ten season than I think we're hoping for because these things take time to fix. Not that this has any meaning for the Minnesota game. Good God is Minnesota awful this year