I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|3 days 1 hour ago||While a panic mistake would||
While a panic mistake would be killer, they weren't *that* short on time. Even if it took them 15 more seconds to call a play and line up instead of just spiking it, that would have still left plenty of time for three more plays. And the elevated risk going that quickly is going to be less than wasting a down becuase it shouldn't take you more than three plays to get in the endzone.
|3 days 1 hour ago||The problem is that you||
The problem is that you should be able to call one quick, safe play that gives you a chance at a TD and still leave enough time on the clock to settle down for three plays. It shouldn't take more than three plays to get in from two yards away (it didn't), but why intentionally handicap yourself when you don't need to?
|4 days 21 hours ago||YES. I was thinking of that||
YES. I was thinking of that Capital One Bowl as this was happening. Pulling out all the stops and moving up and down the field was great, but the season would have been a lot less painful if they didn't wait until they had nothing to lose to do it.
|5 days 23 hours ago||It's more than just that. As||
It's more than just that. As much as this coaching staff preaches power running, the OSU running game behind Carlos Hyde is more manball than this team could dream to be. And they are doing it from a spread, with a consistent scheme of constraints that punishes anyone that needs to bring people into the box to stop the manball. Which is everyone, because their power running is better than we could ever dream to be.
|1 week 20 hours ago||The quote you copied seems||
The quote you copied seems like non-news - as the athletic director, I would assume one of his standard duties is to meet with coaches and go over the season and what they can do to improve. It only becomes newsworthy when one of those coaches is on the hot seat and news sites are looking for hits on possible coaching changes. This one seemed more useful to me:
Translation: Firing multiple coaches after only three years is a good way to end up with a program that's always in transition.
|1 week 21 hours ago||I was unaware that everyone||
I was unaware that everyone in corporate America continues to work as usual on Thanksgiving. Or that the rules of your imaginary corporate America applied to someone that is self employed.
|1 week 21 hours ago||FWIW not always, but usually.||
FWIW not always, but usually. I specifically remember the 2001 game being after Thanksgiving when I was in college and had to come back from break early for it, but I don't remember if that had to do with all the games getting canceled and rescheduled after 9/11 or if it was always that way. Also it appears the 1995 game was after Thanksgiving.
But these were the exception, not the rule. It'll be the rule going forward.
|1 week 2 days ago||While I don't think he should||
While I don't think he should say that exactly, this is a coach who repeatedly says that anything short of of a Big Ten championship is a failure of a season at Michigan. I don't think it's too hard to acknowledge the poorly coached team playing a role in the fan apathy in terms that sound worse than that.
|1 week 2 days ago||There's a difference between||
There's a difference between a coach calling out fans that are writing awful things about his players online and a coach calling out fans not wanting to attend a game that is likely to be a miserable experience. Especially since the coach is the one most responsible for the game being a miserable experience.
|1 week 2 days ago||While the ticket prices||
While the ticket prices aren't Hoke's fault, they still are more a factor in the sea of red that's about to happen than fans being fickle. It's an awful lot of money to pay to watch a poor product (and that part is Hoke's fault). So instead of just blaming the fans for not showing up, it might be nice if he mentioned his part in why fans don't want to pay the exhorbitant prices his boss set.
|1 week 2 days ago||Did you even read the post?||
Did you even read the post? He's going to be there, but only out of duty to not be a fair weather fan, even though the team is not likely to put up a performance worth the hassle and cost of attending a game in person. But it would be nice if the games were worth the hassle and cost of attending. And it's annoying when the person most responsible for the poor product blames the customers for not wanting to pay for the crap he's putting out there. It's not Brian's fault this team is no fun to watch, no matter how much responsibility you want him to take. Take responsibility for what?
|1 week 2 days ago||Why bother imagining?|
|1 week 3 days ago||Sadly, I think Rodriguez's||
Sadly, I think Rodriguez's fate was sealed even earlier when he undermined Shafer and had him install the 3-3-5 for the Purdue game. I think Shafer was a quality defensive coordinator that got ran out of town because RR's buddies didn't get along with him. Even GERG has shored up Texas's defense when allowed to run the defense he wants. That side of the ball was completely mismanaged the whole time he was here, and it's sad because because now we have to watch the other guys run off a huge win streak by pairing a talented spread offense with a competent defense.
|1 week 3 days ago||Every coach has some losses||
Every coach has some losses to supposedly inferior teams after catching a lot of bad breaks, shit happens sometimes. After going to the Final Four last year and winning the Big Ten the year before, this coaching staff has earned the benefit of the doubt, and it would be nice if all the posters on here realized that. Instead, some "fans" feel the need to complain about this staff after a very understandable loss. Just stop posting please.
|1 week 4 days ago||Not saying it's credible in||
Not saying it's credible in the least, but might as well bring Vince Lombardi back from the dead and make him coach as long as we're making up ridiculous shit that won't happen.
|1 week 4 days ago||Injured. Unsurprisingly, rhe||
Injured. Unsurprisingly, rhe defensive collapse happened after Ross went out.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Although I wouldn't vote for||
Although I wouldn't vote for it as favorite, I'm going to request that "Taylor Lewan pancakes a guy on the first play of OT." gets moved up out of honorable mention. Because as far as I can tell, that's Taylor Lewan pancaking two guys.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||HOWEVA, I have no idea when||
The Big Ten was pretty good in 1999, finishing with three top-10 teams, seven ranked teams (out of 11), and winning two BCS bowls. And this was with a not-that-bad OSU team going 6-6 and missing a bowl (8 of their games were against teams that finished the year ranked, they only won two). It even had Michigan and Michigan St. beating SEC champ and runner-up Alabama and Florida in the bowls while Big Ten champ Wisconsin won the Rose Bowl. I was in college when this happened, so it couldn't have been that long ago, right?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||But one of the things I liked||
But one of the things I liked about Michigan was the iconic uniforms. And that they didn't need to resort to the same alternate uniform gimmics for attention like other teams did. But whatever, that horse has been out of the barn for a couple years now. I'm just hoping it's something more traditional along the lines of the UTL I and Sugar Bowl alternates and not something that looks like it belongs on an arena league team like the Cowbow Classic or Outback Bowl alternates.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||So people are only allowed to||
So people are only allowed to be unhappy about one thing at a time now? I thought the general nature of this blog was to be unhappy about all things at all times.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Are you somehow suggesting||
Are you somehow suggesting the blog's collective panties haven't been in a bunch over the past couple months as the season has gone downhill? Are you reading the same blog I am?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I'm hoping for another tweet||
I'm hoping for another tweet on December 1: "Team decided to play practical joke by floating fake alternate jersery story to reporter, according to players I have spoken with."
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||I'm in this camp. While I||
I'm in this camp. While I understand there are risks, there are risks for pretty much anything besides staying at home in a bubble. And while I would be concerned about brain injuries over a sustained college football and NFL career, I think it's a leap from that to risking a kid's life playing Pop Warner. But given the genes my son inherited, I'm not exactly worried about a long football career. Maybe it would be different if that was a possibility.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I haven't read through ask of||
I haven't read through ask of the 100+ comments in Space Coyote's diary, but did anyone tell him how disappointed they were that he made an entire diary to specifically call out Brian? Or how butt hurt he sounded in doing it?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||But I think this misses out||
But I think this misses out on Brian's main point. Sure, if they were coached to execute better the plays would work. But it is very hard to coach all of the players to do the very difficult things this scheme requires them to execute in order for it to work. Coaching up a better level of execution would be much easier to do if the scheme didn't require the players to execute so many difficult things.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'm going to to remember this||
I'm going to to remember this one for the next time I've had three too many to drink.
Wife: "Are you drunk?"
Me: "No, that's just microphone feedback."
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I'm pretty sure Bill Snyder||
I'm pretty sure Bill Snyder gets his own category by himeself - wizard
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I think this is the response||
I think this is the response to all the annoying idiots that like to show how smart they are by pulling the "How much experience do you have? I think Borges knows more than you!" argument. If this stuff is obvious to a blogger/computer engineer with no real football experience, imagine what actual experience defensive coordinators think when they see it.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||With our without the call,||
With our without the call, this team still has a malfunctioning offense keeping us a step or two behind the top programs in the conference. Getting that call correct doesn't change that. Assuming we stop them on 4th and 7, which isn't a given, the only difference is which mediocre to bad bowl game we go to.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||The one constant with||
The one constant with MGoBlog: people complaining about how much the comments have gone downhill. I wonder when was this golden time when comments didn't suck. Probably back with haloscan on the blogspot page.