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|3 hours 52 min ago||What?! Never heard of collage football?!!||
Damn autocorrect in my phone got me.
|4 hours 3 min ago||That's actually a good point||
And would put it past anyone in collage football to do so.
|4 hours 35 min ago||Damn! Horrible idea||
Having been there for work, I can tell you that it's an extremely unsafe place to be. First, it took forever to get the approvals from work, then my team needed an escort to ensure our safety. We couldn't do anything that wasn't approved, so I didn't get to see much of the city, which looked somewhat run down.
|1 day 9 hours ago||I guess it's the difference in semantics...||
...you and I have between the words "compete" and "competitive". I agree with you, the games have been close and "competitive", but without a stroke of luck or playing one of the worst OSU teams in a lifetime, we are not winning that match very much. I don't think Hoke is gonna win another OSU game before he is let go. He might win 3 out of 10 at best. Which to me signals, that we cannot compete with them. But that's just me, I respect that you disagree.
And no, I'm not one who thinks we should win every game. That IS asinine. Just as asinine as thinking that Urban Meyer would produce pretty much the same results if he was hired instead of Hoke.
Although, I do think we should beat OSU more often than not. I don't think that's a stretch and was the old standard. The new standard now accepts a lose, just as long as it is competitive.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Unfortunately I was told no names||
In fact, I didn't even ask them.
|1 day 14 hours ago||No. It wasn't GM's wife.||
I was told a different story.
|1 day 21 hours ago||I'm not comparing Hoke to RR||
Why do people automatically assume that when you criticize this staff it means you prefer the previous staff? To be clear, I don't want either staff.
Also, who gives a shit about comparing points for/against. In case you didn't know, wins are what matter. When looking at that, we cannot compete with OSU. Unless you are referring to moral victories, then we would be 14-0 and national champs.
|2 days 42 min ago||Ok. So this is what I'm hearing from some major donors||
A lot are pissed and have been putting pressure on Brandon. Apparently, they like Hoke (these same guys didn't like RR at all) and want him to stay, but they have little confidence his abilities as a head coach.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Believe it or not||
The search for a new coach has already started, but Brandon is not going to replace Hoke unless he finds a suitable replacement. Whether Hoke stays or goes is not predicated on field performance, but rather available "better" coaches. Could be the end of this year or the next.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Damn!||
My child is transsexual lesbian orphan from Chad and part Sioux Indian who happens to excel at the pan flute. I thought for sure he/she would be a shoe-in at Michigan. I guess he/she will actually have to work hard, study and do well in the classroom compared to her peers for her to get admitted. America sucks!
|2 days 3 hours ago||The new Michigan standard||
Don't need to win, just be competitive.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Just curious||
When has Hoke been successful in the past?
|2 days 5 hours ago||I agree whole-heartedly||
I don't think the gap is particularly large, but its trending in the wrong direction - the gap gets larger every year.
|2 days 5 hours ago||Yes, you agree with me||
If we had a different staff, we perhaps can compete with OSU.
|2 days 6 hours ago||It times like these...||
...where I see more and more Michigan fans hit the "acceptance" stage of the greiving process. I accepted a long time ago that we just cannot compete with OSU in most aspects of football. I still love my school and I still go to as many games (if not more) as I always have, but under this coaching staff, we have very little chance to ever compete with OSU. It sounds depressing, but I sure do get more sleep and am happier during the football season. I more productive at work, so I guess not all is lost.
Now, I'm still in the "denial" and perhaps "bargaining" stage with our place in the MSU rivalry. Losing this year to Sparty may push me to "acceptance".
|5 days 22 hours ago||So all white people are racist right?||
Cuz we can't go give white people the benefit of the doubt?
|6 days 4 hours ago||I agree whole-heartedly||
I renewed my season tickets this year with little thought. I support my alma mater regardless of coach/AD/play on the field because I support the hard work of the players and what the University of Michigan stands for. The Hoke's and Brandon's of the world will come and go, but the Michigan name will stay strong. And as Bo said, no one is above the team (or the University).
It would take serious financial event or a Penn State like scandal for me to think twice about renewing my tickets. But that's just me. I totally understand why others would think twice and not renew (student or otherwise) and I wouldn't fault them for that.
|6 days 6 hours ago||I respectfully disagree||
The issue is not of people showing up, the issue is of people not buying tickets. I'll give you that we had attendance issues after our successful 2011 season, but they were still buying tickets (just not showing up).
As the previous poster said, this comes down to performance on the field, plain and simple. Its abysmal, it truly is. And this is not a Hoke vs. RR thing. Its a decade long pattern of coaching eptitude, losing to our rivals, and being an also-ran that has gotten us to this point.
|1 week 1 day ago||I always preferred AC over DC||
But what current would we use if both AC and DC ended?
|1 week 3 days ago||Thanks||
For the input. I think it should be made clear that no one should be putting any failure, blown play, sack, etc on the kids. Those kids fucking work their tails off both on and off the field. The school makes millions off their backs, and those kids don't see their fair share (yeah, I know, a different topic for a different time). Any ounce of criticism from this board should in no way be directed towards the players. The coaches? Different story. These guys are paid millions for a reason. And that comes with some baggage, including being responsible for the overall success of the program.
|1 week 3 days ago||I don't think you get it||
Listen, I get it, you love Hoke. But you are letting your love for coach clap hands cloud your objectivity.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Fair enough||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Well in this case...||
...this particular white man has it bad because he is white (allegedly, I have to say that for legal purposes).
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Because this is the discussion board...||
...on a blog. That's what it's there for and that's what we do. And this is the proper forum for discuss opinions and make assumption.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||That quote wouldn't hold up in court||
The police are investigating if this is a hate crime for a reason...
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Hey man, I'm with you...||
...but there is nothing remotely close to objective to state that Hoke has the ability to "shut anyone up". If there is something I'm missing that proves that he can get it done, please let me know. I need some hope :(
|2 weeks 1 day ago||But, but, but...||
....this is Michigan #fergodsakes
....Hoke "gets it"
....kids didnt exceute, that's not on Hoke
....Hoke would walk to Ann Arbor
....Hoke is a Michigan man
....Hoke is a good guy
Have they not factored in these variables!!!!!???? Well...?!?!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Including being white in Detroit|
|2 weeks 2 days ago||meh||
Don't care. We are a basketball school.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||meh||
Don't care. We are a basketball school