Presser Classics

Submitted by Ziff72 on January 12th, 2011 at 3:47 PM

I love the media. I thought the presser had 2 classics.

1. What about the 3-3-5?   Basically said what every other person who knows football has said.  Any scheme can work if you have the right people and teach it correctly.  Summarized-Listen nerd anybody who says the 3-3-5 can't work has never played.  I was impressed he didn't just follow the media creation and say "The Big Ten is MANBALL we'll play a 4-3"  So that was refreshing.

2. Drew with his BCS/Big Ten conundrum.   Yes Drew you we're right we are a mediocre program because we just want to win the Big Ten.   The key is finding players talented enough to beat OSU, but just not good enough to win the BCS.  That is difficult, but because we are Michigan and do not want to be elite we can find those players and coach them to that unique level.  We are striving for that narrow window of finishing between 2-5 in the country each year Drew.  Please right that insightful column now about our mediocrity.  

A question for anyone in attendence or knows.  When Hoke asked who said Michigan isn't elite anymore was Drew hiding under the desk or did he raise his hand?  Sharp and Valenti are the 2 guys pushing that meme the hardest,  if Drew has the balls he claims he does he should have raised his hand.



January 12th, 2011 at 3:54 PM ^

....about not being able to say "Ohio" and "State" together. I don't recall Coach Hoke's exact answer, but he never, during the entire press conference, used those two words together. Awesome.


January 12th, 2011 at 3:58 PM ^

Agreed with everything you said. I still would rather see us go 4-3 over 3-3-5. Not saying it doesn't work, more of a personal preference. 


January 12th, 2011 at 3:59 PM ^

The best part was when he got asked why Michigan wasn't considered an elite job any more, and Hoke responded with, "Who said that?" and the reporter shrugged it off and Hoke just goes, "No, seriously. Who said that?"


January 12th, 2011 at 4:00 PM ^

The key is finding players talented enough to beat OSU, but just not good enough to win the BCS. 

that made me laugh loud enough for the guy in the next office to hear.


January 12th, 2011 at 4:40 PM ^

How is Drew Sharp a Michigan Alum? I understand that they have to be objective, but if it's your school you have to be a little happy today. That guy doesn't have a soul.