June 17th, 2013 at 4:22 PM ^

I won't call it hilarious, but I did think it was creative and funny.  Don't want Hoke and Co. doing something like this, but then again UM's football program is not UA's football program.


June 17th, 2013 at 4:25 PM ^

I agree that the video itself is not intrinsically hilarious.  However, the fact that Arizona chose to do a video like this and the RichRod and his staff agreed to do it is hilarious.

I also wouldn't want Hoke do do anything like this.  More to the point, there is no way in he/they ever would.  It may be a gimmick that works for Arizona.  I have no idea.


June 17th, 2013 at 10:03 PM ^

How is this any more ridiculous than a billboard for Joey Heisman, a fake dummy of Pete Carroll being tossed off a roof by Reggie Bush, Hoke calling ND chicken, Mattison calling out Vrabel, Gundy telling everyone he's 40, or any of the commercials from any big ten team appearing on BTN? It's all good and it's all meant to create a buzz. Afterall, there are currently 94 comments on this blog about it, so it obviously worked. It's called marketing, and if it gets a reaction, positive or negative, it's a success.

STW P. Brabbs

June 18th, 2013 at 1:36 PM ^

I don't know, man, those things seem to pretty naturally slot into a hierarchy of ridiculousness, to me.

Your theory seems to be "anything outside of football competition that creates buzz for a football program is inherently ridiculous, and equally ridiculous to any other such instances."  Which is pretty lazy, intellectually. 

As is "any reaction is a successful one."  Tommy Tuberville walking out on a check that was coming from a recruiting dinner sure created some buzz, but I'm not sure Cincinnati would agree with you that it was "successful." 


June 17th, 2013 at 4:25 PM ^

On a quest for the rose, so you just smoke, drink and play poker? Occasionally throwing someone out the front doors....I wonder how much money was spent on that hot garbage


June 17th, 2013 at 4:34 PM ^

I am not sure what to say.  I know that poor RR didn't have a say in putting this together, but could you imagine a world in which Hoke and Mattison ever agree to be in something like this?



June 17th, 2013 at 6:08 PM ^

I can't imagine a world where Hoke wouldn't do whatever the AD/administration asks him to do, since it's probably in his contract.  While DB would never have his coaches smoking cigars, I can imagine him coming up with something equally tacky, and forcing the coaching staff to go along.    


June 17th, 2013 at 4:38 PM ^

Considering it had a December release date and got bumped by Universal (Rita Rodriguez was totally not content with the original ending), I think they totally saved the project here. Solid stuff all around, though I think some of the subject matter makes an "A" (for all Arizona fans) rating slightly inappropriate. Not suitable for Wildcats under 16. Or any. Ever. 


June 17th, 2013 at 7:27 PM ^

We do what we can, whether it's messing someone's title hopes/perfect season, or just making better western themed videos, we're always waiting to drop from the rafters, ruin someone's day, and then fade into the shadows again.

It's the Texas Tech way. I'm okay with it. 


June 17th, 2013 at 4:51 PM ^

On the other hand, I'm left without much to say after watching that.

Except, this is so not Hoke, Mattison, Borges. Also, for that matter, not Urban Meyer. There are some things that just shouldn't be done.


June 17th, 2013 at 7:54 PM ^

USC, Alabama, LSU, Texas, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, or any other program with tradition on their side.

Arizona has been an after thought for quite a few years.  I'm not seeing why it's all that big of a deal when put in that perspective. 


June 17th, 2013 at 4:52 PM ^

That was awesome. It was not serious enough to the point where it can be laughed with and not (well maybe a little) laughed at. Can't wait for the sequel. That's Tarrentino if I'm not mistaken


June 17th, 2013 at 4:55 PM ^

It kinda dragged, and it needed more of a story. If they had started it with gunslingers representing the other PAC-12 schools kicking him out of the bar, then rounding up his coaching posse to come back and stand off against them, with some sort of to be continued this fall thing, it might have been more entertaining.  Something to signify how they're going to kick ass and take names, rather than just standing around in a bar, and going into cool poses. (Is there a reason they're throwing each other out of bars and rolling them down the bar?)