November 27th, 2013 at 9:56 AM ^

He's the guy making light of suicide in a press conference. But yeah, I'm the bad guy. If Al wants to make classy comments about killing himself, then I'll make classy comments about wanting him to follow through with it.

Mr. Yost

November 26th, 2013 at 10:00 PM ^

Because his playcalling has made many of us want to slit our wrists.

We've gone from dead last to second to dead last in negative plays in ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL.

How does that stat not say "relieved of duties" to EVERYone?

We get on GERG, and rightfully so...he was what, 113 out of 118? Something like that. It was bad whatever it was.

He wasn't doing the job, period, Borges is just as bad.


November 27th, 2013 at 9:18 AM ^

He is not broken, no matter how much you want to believe it. I saw a professional dealing with the day to day and long term problems of rebuilding a team in the midst of an echo chamber.

Despite the fact that he knows his credibility is under fire and that no matter what he says a vocal chunk of this "fan" base will rip his comments apart, he treats questions with respect and attempts to give honest answers. Amazingly he has managed to retain his sense of humor. 

You'd be hard pressed to find a better example of a coach demonstrating grace under fire. 

turd ferguson

November 26th, 2013 at 9:02 PM ^

[First line removed because I was being a hypocritical dick.]

Many of us (including me) would like a new offensive coordinator.  That isn't a license to be a complete dick to a guy who's probably working his ass off and probably as upset and embarrassed about this as anyone.  And no, the fact that he makes a lot of money doesn't excuse being a dick, either. 

In my opinion, complaining about the offense is fine, calling for a firing is fine, expressing frustration about play-calling and talent development is fine, etc.  A lot of the Borges stuff has crossed the line into really mean-spirited and personal.  I get that it's the internet and places like this are a shit-show for humanity.  Still, at the end of the day, Al Borges is probably a really good guy who is doing his best for Michigan and feeling really bad about what's happening.  A little restraint from some people here might be nice.

Brown Bear

November 26th, 2013 at 9:23 PM ^

Well said, turd.
That's been one of my main gripes. Some posters feel like they are suffering more than the players and coaches who are busting their hump everyday. These guys want to win more than any of us want them to win and put in the countless hours preparing for games, coaching, recruiting and so on. Be upset at the results but personal attacks are unnecessary.


November 26th, 2013 at 10:52 PM ^

I bust my hump every day doing something far less awesome than coaching football for far less money than 700K.

If all I managed was complete incompetence, I would be catching hell from several bosses and wondering what day I would be losing the insurance for my wife and baby boy.

Being nasty about the guy isn't called for, but I certainly ain't feeling bad about a bunch of internet posters calling him a stupid fat ass.