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- Philosophy change on offense, especially early in his tenure
- His terrible defenses.
|1 week 1 day ago||Almost perfect...||
I think that you meant to finish that with all caps, and maybe an expletive. Something like:
That would have been perfect execution.
|1 week 3 days ago||Logged in just to +1 this...||
...and -1 the OP.
Got more important shit to do than read that...
|1 week 6 days ago||Nope||
The only thing that will stop the CC threads is an actual new coach. Give it long enough and we'll start discussing our old HS football coaches (which will be interesting for me since I ran Cross Country), family members, friends, and distant relations.
...but no frenemies...is that even a word still?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Weakest. Beard. Ever.||
Weakest. Beard. Ever.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||It's times like this...||
that I miss the "+1 funny" option.
|5 weeks 9 hours ago||Not likely||
Just moved to Texas (San Marcos) and heard that story on the radio. Apparently NFL teams are always courting San Antonio in order to convice their home cities to build a new stadium. Or sweeten the pot in some other way. The radio guys were extremely cynical about it. (Saying things like: "Why do we do this to ourselves?")
It should be noted that there is no NFL-ready stadium in San Antonio.
|5 weeks 9 hours ago||Any time I see correlations calculated...||
...I post a link to this:
Enjoy learning about all the things that are correlated.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Nah...||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||On it's face, not so absurd||
On its face, the premise is not so absurd. Any academic department faculty chooses the chair of their department. They may even solicit feedback from their students while doing this. A search for a new Tenure Track professor gets feedback from anyone and everyone willing to give it. Search committees choose the new college Dean with feedback from the departments that the Dean will supervise. University presidents, provosts, ... I think you catch my drift. This isn't reserved to academia as well. Many companies, as a part of the interview process, ask people to form opinions and give feedback about their potential future bosses. The idea, in and of itself is not absurd. In fact having influential coaches and players in the athletic department form some sort of committee to help select the new AD is an excellent idea.
What I am struggling with is the fact that Brady Hoke IS the football coach. And I'm not sure that this route is appropriate. After all, what does the coach of the San Franciso 49ers have to do with the Michigan Athletic department? While we are at it, should we be talking to Bill Walsh too? (Ok, he died, but if he were alive...) Moreover, this screams CONFLICT OF INTEREST. Basically, you'd be having JH help select an AD who would (1) Fire Brady and then (2) hire Harbaugh. I'm not a lawyer (MGo- or otherwise), nor do I play one on TV, but this sort of thing just has wrongful termination suit written all over it. So unless Harbaugh (Jim or John - because that would be nepotism) isn't interested in the job, he should stay off the committee.
Lastly, what message does this send to the current team? Right now, the team is still fighting for Coach Hoke. We may not enjoy the games we are watching, but the team is playing hard, and haven't given up on him. We have not yet seen the 52-14 thrashing in the Gator Bowl that ended Rich Rod's tenure. I think a move like this would send the absolute wrong message to the team, that message being that Coach Hoke is not well-respected enough to keep his job, and the department is going to stab him in the back, rather than following protocol and firing him.
TL, DR version: Steering committee with current and former coaches and players = Good idea. Putting Harbaugh on that committee = bad idea because it is a conflict of interest (unless he isn't interested in being the football coach at Michigan) and would be damaging to the current team.
|9 weeks 22 hours ago||Nah, Mattison wins. But we||
I'd pay even more money to see a royal rumble with Brandon, Hoke and all the assistant coaches
Nah, Mattison wins. But we knew this already.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Nope||
We root for slope because we are NERDS!!!!!
|9 weeks 3 days ago||+1 for making me laugh||
+1 for making me laugh
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Hmmm...||
So this assumes that if Hoke had been hired in 2008, he'd have been fired in 2011 (when RR would have been hired). I'm not sure the premise is valid.
I think that Rich Rod was doomed by two things:
A third could be added (the cupboard was bare), but I tend not to believe that as much since he'd done more with less at WVU. I doubt that 3-9 would have happenned under fictional Coach Hoke in 2008, due to, in some part, philosophical similarities with Carr. RichRod was asking Steven Threet to run the read option offense. Part of his failing that season was pushing the players he had into an offense that didn't suit them.* So my question is, if RR were hired for the 2015, what offense would he run with Shane Morris, Russell Bellomy, and Wilton Speight as his 3 scholarship QBs? Does anyone see one of these guys running the Zone Read more than once or twice a game?
* And before the spread zealots say, "but what did you expect, to have him run the pro-style offense?" my response is, "Of course not." But he could have run an offense more like he did back at Tulane: http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/shaun-king-1.html It wasn't exactly the spread and shred back then...
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Then go to the poll and say||
Then go to the poll and say why! And note the question mark. I'll edit the title to see if it makes people happier.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Second...||
Frankly, most of the state of Indiana is part of The South. I think the Mason-Dixon line is US-30.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||It's called gamesmanship.||
It's called gamesmanship. It's also why coaches don't talk about injuries.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Way to execute the double||
Way to execute the double post.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||It would have been||
It would have been appropriate then too.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||No way...||
|11 weeks 19 hours ago||Yeah, second this.||
Where WAS the neurologist? From what I can gather, he wasn't on the sideline. Why doesn't HE have a headset if he's not there. Morris came off, had doctors looking at his ankle, and then went back in despite the neurologist wanting to do an exam. How about that failure of communication?
I may not buy the whole, "I didn't see the hit" garbage we've been hearing from the coaches. But this seems to be squarely on the medical staff too. Coaches aren't supposed to question the med staff, if they say "No go" player must sit. This is obviously the converse situation. But the number of people who didn't see the hit is incredulous: Hoke, Nussmeier, other field coaches, medical staff,...Morris comes off after having stumbled around and they look at his ankle, but nobody in the viscinity of Shane was like, "Hey, dude just got his bell rung, we might want to look into that. He can't play yet."
|11 weeks 21 hours ago||No, not a liar...||
...just incompetent. I think that it is a reasonable expectation for a head football coach to know the rules of the game he is coaching.
This helmet rule is not new. They've been playing with it for 2-3 years now. Everyone sitting at home knew that. The announcers knew that. The head ref knew that. Brady Hoke didn't. And he should have. It is his job to know the rules. I mean, he doesn't have any trouble with the offsides rule, does he? This is just another rule that he needs to know.
But seriously, Brady Hoke is paid piles of money to do a bunch of things. Mold young men, manage his team, build a game plan, recruit new players, ..., and know the rules.
|11 weeks 21 hours ago||Incompetence||
This is incompetence on the order of this: http://deadspin.com/5962888/jim-schwartzs-illegal-challenge-doubled-the-texans-chances-of-winning-the-game
KNOW THE RULES!!!
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Blackout rule is old news||
Especially with the internet and streaming sites. I watch 75% of my sports this way...
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Do pig latin and count?||
Do pig latin and count?
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Clearly not old enough||
Let me educate you:
War, huh yeah
|13 weeks 22 hours ago||Headline misses the point||
Of course, you play to win. The rest of the quote is the point of the story which went something like this: He won't be running up the score on purpose. Once the game is in hand, he'll substitute. That's all.
How sad is it that this is the state of journalism in this country.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||I disagree||
Well, I would like to agree with you. Because that would mean that we have pollsters who are by and large resume tankers. And I don't think that is true. Like someone says below, Sagarin has to use factors outside of this season's performance until the data are "connected". People do the same thing, but, unlike computers, can never remove these initial biases. Case in point, people are already discussing how no B1G team will make the playoff after week 2.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Nope||
You have an odd definition of a perfect world.
In a perfect world, Michigan keeps improving in small increments every week and gives MSU a run.That should be:
In a perfect world, Michigan keeps improving in small increments every week and beats MSU.#fixedthat4u.
|14 weeks 12 hours ago||49-0 Michigan||
|14 weeks 22 hours ago||1 million times yes||
I need second breakfast now, and if we keep this up, I'll be looking like a hobbit. (Not in the good way...)