Title says it all: Provided you could ask him anything, what questions would you ask?
I know it's been a few days since the press conference, but I'm still pretty excited about the hire. I hadn't seen it posted anywhere, so I thought I'd ... like... do that.
2014, Hail: http://www.mgoblue.com/allaccess/?media=426520
- Defense kept M in the game
- Offense needs to work on finishing better in the redzone
- Need to improve on 3rd down
- Derrick and Deveon did a nice job
- Gallon jumping on the ball on the punt to save time was a smart football play
- FG at the end of regulation: Dileo made a great effort, Gibby did well, Glanda's snap was good, team did a "tremendous job"
- On Fitz starting next week: "We'll see."
EDIT: extras via Twitter:
Hoke said Toussaint had "a little bit of a concussion"..practiced during week but didn't practice enough...expects him to practice this week— angelique (@chengelis) November 18, 2013
Hoke, on the development of Shane Morris, "Probably has about 75-80% of a grasp on the offense (now), in September it was probably 45-50%."— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) November 18, 2013
Hoke said at one point Gardner had to use a timeout because "he couldn't feel his left arm." — Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) November 18, 2013
Lewan says he's aware of heat on Funk but praised him. Says best position coach he's had— angelique (@chengelis) November 18, 2013
To those who watched this press conference live those 5 years ago, it's refreshing to look back and read what Coach Beilein said and then just think about where the program now stands.
I'll warn you, it's long. There are some pretty funny parts to it looking back. He was unable to contact the committed recruit Alex Legion or his mother. (Hmm, wonder why?) He makes a shoutout to the alumni that reside in Indonesia. He sets the record straight on the use of the P-word. He even makes an extremely ironic reference to a quote on values from Rick Pitino's book. Ironic because we are playing his team tonight and of course we all know how much Coach Pitino values family and marriage. They must have had subs before the conference.
Also, I found a Michigan Daily article by Mark Giannatto. I didn't realize Bill Martin and John Beilein verbally agreed on a deal to come to Michigan at the 2007 Final Four in.....Atlanta. Insert sentence with a "full circle" comment here.
*Could not find the video anywhere, MGoBlue.com has been through several updates since his hiring and the press release is not even available.
Great article about how Jim Harbaugh deals with press conference interactions. Hint, he only directly answers 38% of questions thrown his way. I think we see this in alot of coaches, especially Hoke, but this is the first time I've seen a statistical break down of a football coach's press conference.
Perhaps if this sort of analysis takes off journalists will use it to craft questions that coaches would be more likely to answer. Maybe mathlete could improve upon this method to help us further decipher "coach speak".
Some of you may have read this RichRod quote from the postgame presser: "I'm going to work tomorrow, as always."
In case you were curious about the line of questioning:
In the unlikely event that you're unfamiliar with Gregg Doyel, he's Drew Sharp with more talent and creativity. Ever see the "Dancing Homer" episode of The Simpsons? That would be Drew Sharp; Capital City's mascot would be Doyel.