"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."
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|3 hours 19 min ago||There's nothing wrong with||
There's nothing wrong with optimism. I do fault those who stood by Hoke and attacked anyone who ciriticized him as being childish or short-sighted.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||I guess the number of fans||
I guess the number of fans isn't just a statistic?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Can't diagnose someone when||
Can't diagnose someone when they're on the field in the middle of a play.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||They both should have been||
They both should have been fired by Monday.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Why hasn't he been fired||
Why hasn't he been fired yet? What are we waiting for? If it's firing DB then why hasn't he been fired yet?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Looks like Ray Rice decided||
Looks like Ray Rice decided he needed to pick on someone smaller.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||"Dennis, what’s your||
"Dennis, what’s your perception on how people perceive you? Is it as a big play guy, someone who can score at a moment’s notice or are you much more than an explosive player?"
These are the worst questions I've ever seen in a press conference. I think there were 5 questions about Willie Henry's development and they were all pretty much the same. Turrible
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||The "true fans" comment||
The "true fans" comment sounds worse in context than I thought it would.
|6 weeks 2 hours ago||Even if he can't, we'll have||
Even if he can't, we'll have him coach DB's.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Move Shane to wide receiver!!||
Move Shane to wide receiver!!
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Computers can probably help||
Computers can probably help streamline their mud brick making or operate the one light bulb on campus.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Awesome news! Is Levert||
Awesome news! Is Levert staying too? As long as we have a halfway decent frontcourt, this can be a great team.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Congrats! Where you headed||
Congrats! Where you headed boss?
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Getting Ennis would allow the||
Getting Ennis would allow the pistons to dump Jennings! Let's do it!
|24 weeks 4 days ago||I really hope you're right.||
I really hope you're right. Nuss could pull a Mattison 2011 and just blow everyone out of the water. New coaches can sometimes pull miracles.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Hmm msu leading for a legacy||
Hmm msu leading for a legacy recruit? Our lack of success on the field and inability to develop players like msu has is really starting to hurt recruiting.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Is Isaac gonna play||
Is Isaac gonna play Skywalker's son?
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Did he leave because there's||
Did he leave because there's no wifi?
|25 weeks 7 hours ago||Don't forget the student||
Don't forget the student seating debacle last football season or the PSL system (I don't understand what a PSL is but ppl seem to be upset by it).
|25 weeks 8 hours ago||They're seen as largely||
They're seen as largely responsible to trumping up practice gate during the RichRod years.
|25 weeks 8 hours ago||I don't think anyone minds||
I don't think anyone minds the idea of wifi in the stadium. I think they're pissed because Brandon thinks that's THE reason ticket demand is down, not the increased prices, lame schedule or lack of success on the field. If he said, "fans aren't buying tickets until we win more games," I bet the board would be more likely to agree with him.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Looks like this may be the||
Looks like this may be the start of us losing more blue chips to msu.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Mitch leaving would break the||
Mitch leaving would break the camel's back.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Drinking bleach is better||
Drinking bleach is better than drinking poison. Wouldn't you say? Why should we expect or be happy about either?
|25 weeks 5 days ago||A winning record by one game.||
A winning record by one game. That's not good in college football.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Yea let's focus on our five||
Yea let's focus on our five best players and ignore the rest. I mean we were just soooo amazing last year! And Jarrod Wilson? Really?
|27 weeks 1 day ago||I agree on corners and||
I agree on corners and wideout for the most part but TE, DL, OL, QB, RB, safeties have all had serious problems. Even LB although Desmond Morgan has been great imo and Jake has been a beast.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Of course it is and like I||
Of course it is and like I said, in 2012, our "experienced" oline got worse throughout the year. For 2013, Kalis was described as one of the most college ready highschool lineman in the country. In his second year, he looked like he was still in highschool and showed no improvement through the last play of the regular season. Also, I don't care if it's your 2nd, 3rd or 4th year in a program, you should prbly be able to block an akron DE once in a while if the your coaching as great as you suggest.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||See above re: don't take my||
See above re: don't take my post so personally.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||1. Jake Butt defintely||
1. Jake Butt defintely improved and has been an exception. The coaches insisted they wanted Funch at TE and he hasn't improved at all in terms of his blocking. He was a great receiver when he stepped on campus. They forced him to play out of position for about 1.5 years and I'm not really sure his hands, route running or speed have necessarily improved. I guess we disagree on this but as opposed to you, I can repect dissenting opinions.
2. Yes because the only linemen we've have are the freshman from last year. Let's forget Kalis, one of the best linemen we've ever recruited, who couldn't block anyone. Let's also forget Glasgow who was a below average center despite being in the system for 3 years, or how our upperclassmen lineman performed in Hoke's 2nd year when they looked completely lost on the field and almost always lost 1 on 1 battles including those against underclass linemen from Akron! I really don't think you need to be an upperclassmen if you're highly touted with great coaching to block probably some of the worst defensive linemen in D1 football. Honestly on this point, it's not even worth arguing to say that our oline coaching has been terrible. If you disagree, then I doubt you watched any games last year.
3. Chesson was a solid player. We have no idea about Darboh but the fact that he's losing in summer practices to a RS freshman is a really bad sign.
4. Lol this is probably the funniest part of your silly (and angry) post. I like how you named 3 players out of the defense. Only 3 could suggest that the coaching staff was doing a solid job. Let's go through our most highly recruited players who have shown few signs of improvement or have obviously not performed well enough in spring practice to garner any possibility of PT, an ominous sign. Dymonte didn't play last yr because supposedly his position is too difficult to learn unless you're a super experienced 4th or 5th year senior. However Delano Hill may start over him this upcoming year. Pipkins has performed poorly and has shown few signs of improvement so far. Frank Clark, the super athletic beast that's supposed to lead our defense, has only had a few good games in his career and has underwhelmed most of all outside of the D line.
Either way, you're clearly taking my post too personally. I really hope I'm wrong this year but I wouldn't be surprised if the trend continues. Hoke is an amazing recruiter but he hasn't shown too much in the development department. We may never find out how good he is if the team continues to lose and he ends up getting fired. Either way, do some yoga, take a walk, just chill out. This is a sports blog and not your life. Don't get so beat up about it.