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|14 hours 26 min ago||Remember when Ron Zook got||
Remember when Ron Zook got fired from Florida with 4 games left in his third season? The sh*t hit the fan when Florida lost to Mississippi State 38-31. He was fired the next day and UF bought out his contract. However, he still coached the last 4 games and then the bowl game.
Couldn't the same be done with Hoke? I could see him doing it out of loyalty to the school. Or was the Zook/Florida issue a rare thing?
Ironically, while Zook was considered a clown, he had a much better record against Florida's rivals (Tennessee, Georgia and FSU) than Hoke has at Michigan against ND, MSU and OSU. In fact, after Zook's firing, he got UF their first victory over FSU at Doak Stadium in 20 years, something even Steve Spurrier could never do.
|1 day 18 hours ago||It's one of those phrases||
It's one of those phrases that will never die, I'm afraid. And the reason for that, I think, is because the people who are most vocal in saying it are former players. I can't tell you how many of them kept saying how happy they were when Hoke was hired because he was a "Michigan Man." Braylon in particular seemed to say it the most.
I love these guys. I grew up worshipping them. They gave me many happy memories on the field that I will NEVER forget. But they have got to STFU when it comes to the "Michigan Man," thing.
Bo was a coaching hire from outside the family and over time, he became the biggest, probably most beloved Michigan man of all time. Why is that always lost on them?
|1 day 22 hours ago||If he did show, the students||
If he did show, the students could throw seat cushions and $8.00 waters at him.
Then someone can tell him the students wanted the marching band at the rally but they couldn't "afford" to send them.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Over 1,300 added since I||
Over 1,300 added since I checked it an hour ago.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Technically, Moeller wasn't||
Technically, Moeller wasn't fired. He was ordered a one year leave of absence for his drunken night in a restaurant to get his head together but he chose to resign instead.
|3 days 12 hours ago||They have no intentions of||
They have no intentions of stopping the bleeding. Every time I think we've hit rock bottom, it gets worse.
|3 days 22 hours ago||The "Michigan Man" thing will||
The "Michigan Man" thing will never go away when it comes to football. After the RichRod disaster, it went on overdrive. And the people who were the most vocal about it were all the former players who I grew up watching and admired. Once Brady Hoke was hired, all these players kept saying, "Thank GOD we got a Michigan man." I remember Braylon in particular saying that a ton.
I love these guys. I still think of them as heroes. But they have got to STFU about this "Michigan man" thing. Bo was not a Michigan man when he was hired in 1968 and look what happened there.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Over the last 7 years, I've||
Over the last 7 years, I've watched Michigan football sink to points of futility that I never thought possible. So at this point, few things shocked me anymore. I was wrong.
This whole Shane Morris saga seems unreal. Either way, Hoke looks like a fool. If he noticed it and still kept playing him, that's evil. If he didn't notice it (though I don't know how he couldn't) he's a clueless moron. How does a coach NOT miss the multiple instances of Shane's injury?
|4 days 17 hours ago||Does this team hate me? Is||
Does this team hate me? Is that why they're playing like this?
|4 days 17 hours ago||What's really sad is that||
What's really sad is that Minnesota has bailed our defense out several times today. Their offense dropped a sure TD pass and a few bad throws prevented some wide open first downs.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Just like last week, we pin||
Just like last week, we pin them inside their own 5 yard line and they go 60 yards in 4 plays.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Wish we could get all these||
Wish we could get all these 6-9 yard runs up the middle that Minnesota keeps getting.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Happiness is short lived with||
Happiness is short lived with this squad.
|4 days 21 hours ago||What a load of crap.||
What a load of crap. Northwestern should be up 21-0.
|4 days 21 hours ago||I don't like that. If you||
I don't like that.
If you yank the ball out of the receivers hands before his knees touch the ground and the ball is between his hand and his neck, that doesn't count as having possession, so no fumble?
|4 days 21 hours ago||God, you have no idea how||
God, you have no idea how much I'd love to see us beat the hell out of Penn State.
In every game, they play like sh*t against sh*t teams and then pull out a miracle at the end of the game.
Yet, I know when they play us for UTL III, they'll be up 14-0 in the first quarter.
|4 days 21 hours ago||You owe three apologies here,||
You owe three apologies here, WD.
One to Rick Leach for not including the win over OSU in Columbus the next week and for the Rose Bowl on January 1st when USC got rewarded the Charles White phantom TD.
One to Shane Morris who started that toilet bowl game against Kansas State last year.
And one to Demetrious Brown, a lefty #7 who shared the starting QB job throughout the 1987 and 1988 seasons, AND who won us the Rose Bowl over USC on 1/1/89.
|1 week 1 day ago||I know folks write off the||
I know folks write off the Toldeo loss because the team was 3-9. But that still hurt. That Toldeo team was awful themselves, also finishing 3-9 with a much lighter schedule. They got destroyed at home by Florida International.
That game also marks the only time I've ever seen a 100 yard interception return for a touchdown. Thank you, Nick Sheridan.
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm dead on the inside so I||
I'm dead on the inside so I guess that would make it acceptance.
If the 2006 version of me was told of all of the record lows that Michigan football would have over the next 8 years, I would not believe a single word of it. I'd say you were out of your mind.
|1 week 4 days ago||Double post||
|1 week 4 days ago||Ohio State fans did it at||
Ohio State fans did it at Indiana in 1996 when they wrapped up their first Rose Bowl bid in 12 years. They tore down one goalpost and the Indiana football players had to stop them from tearing down the other one.
Michigan ended up beating them in Columbus the very next week. Back in the days when we didn't have to put up with this sh*t.
|1 week 4 days ago||If you don't look great||
If you don't look great against Eastern, you're in big trouble.
|1 week 4 days ago||Wow, those are awful games.||
Wow, those are awful games.
|1 week 4 days ago||Downer||
Well, that was a downer.
Does pointing out that Utah is 1-8 in their last 9 games outside the state of Utah help at all?
|1 week 6 days ago||Epstein got a couple FG's of||
Epstein got a couple FG's of over 50 yards. But I remember him kicking wide right on many 35-45 yarders.
Epstein's kickoffs were the most memorable because they were almost always non-returnable. Against Eastern in 1998, he had a kickoff that went through the uprights.
|1 week 6 days ago||Are you new? Us getting a||
Are you new? Us getting a field goal of 40 yards or more (sometimes 35 or more) is usually expecting too much. It's been that way for many years. Even during the pre-2007 days when Michigan actually looked like Michigan.
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||This might come in handy. I||
This might come in handy. I use it when I need stats for player tributes.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Some coaches film WAS in||
Some coaches film WAS in color in those days. Look at the 1969 Vanderbilt game on my channel, look at the 1970 MSU game highlights, look at all the highlights from the early 70's in the 'Schembechler Years,' video that was released by M-Den....all coaches films, all in color.
The colored highlights from that OSU game have got to be from coaches' film, even the end zone shot of Tom Slade pitching the ball to Billy Taylor on the touchdown.
My uncle was a student at UM at the time as was a family friend. My dad complained about not being able to see the game on TV. And it was mentioned in the book, ' The Ten Year War," that it wasn't televised.
I wasn't alive but I tend to trust those sources who were. It remains the only game from the Ten Year War that is impossible to find anywhere online and I think there is reason for that. But that's just my lame critical thinking skills at work here.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I was at that game and it||
I was at that game and it wasn't cold at all. In fact, I took my coat off in the 2nd quarter. it was a beautiful day weather wise.
Now the previous week against Northwestern? That game was freezing. Rain, some sleet and ice. My toes were knumb despite me having three layers of socks on.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||1993. The 92 Purdue game was||
The 92 Purdue game was on ESPN, and featured the rabbit that got on the field and couldn't be caught for several minutes.