Funchess: "Wins and Losses just a 'Statistic'"

Submitted by BlueBarron on October 4th, 2014 at 11:51 PM

I'm not really sure what to think of this but it's not very re-assuring.




October 5th, 2014 at 12:52 AM ^

 His non-blocking blocking, it's not even statistic worthy so why bother?

But you can't really blame Funchess, obviously this is a trait that has been reinforced by the coaching staff.  And, since he's been doing the non-blocking blocking since the very first snap of his collegiate career, I'll hazard a guess that the "no worries" attitude comes directly from the team Father Figure.

Willie Heston

October 5th, 2014 at 12:39 AM ^


Careful, now.

Way back in the crazy days and late nights of the first coaching search after Carr, I calculated (and posted here) that Texas could overtake us in about 25 years in this category at the win/loss rates each program had at the time.  Fortunately for Michigan since then, TX has had (and continues to have) some issues winning games--so the status quo still holds.

I take the all-time win stat VERY SERIOUSLY  as something not be messed with.  However, it is within reach by others if we keep this shit up. 

Sure, the game and the pride we have in the program is about more than this statistic--but if the day comes when we longer have even this to hold on to, what then?  That is your bottom, IMHO. 

Fortunately, we are nowhere near that and I do remain confident the next coach gets us back to a familiar place.


October 6th, 2014 at 1:50 PM ^

It's out of his control and I am guessing he doesn't want the team to hear him actually say he has no chance at returning. I was listening to the pre-game show on WTKA and Jon Jansen was talking about what it was like to play for Coach Carr in his interim role. He said it was tough, that every mistake you make, every missed tackle, etc. you think to yourself, oh man, did I just cost Coach his job? I am sure that's how our current players feel too. No matter what happens to him at the end of the season, I am sure Coach Hoke does not want to remind the players of that. 


October 5th, 2014 at 12:49 AM ^

This exactly.. it looks like no one out there plays with any intensity at all, at least not on offense.. 


Deveon was the only RB who looks intense and he looks to be injured now..  Our WR are Horrific and couldn't even get open against the WORST pass defense in the nation last year and near the bottom of the nation this year..  HOW FUCKING PATHETIC\\

Instead we kept trying to run the ball on first and second down, leaving Gardner to make the perfect throw on 3rd down


October 5th, 2014 at 10:01 AM ^

I disagree. I don't think intensity can be generalized across the whole entire defense. To some degree sure but not entirely. I saw a few plays by Taco Charlton last night and a few hits by Jarrod Wilson that would make me think otherwise.  I think largely the team just looks out of position at all times.  Our secondary made Gary Nova look like Drew Brees reincarnated.