GoBlueInNYC

May 20th, 2014 at 8:59 PM ^

I feel like every team does this. I think it looks silly, because I'm an old man who hates fun.

Back to watching the local news and glaring at young kids and their inappropriate clothing.

Don

May 20th, 2014 at 9:17 PM ^

but not Proofreading.

This shit is sorta pathetic to begin with—surely Damien Harris got the same thing—but it's even worse if you can't even get the simple stuff right.

GoBlueInNYC

May 20th, 2014 at 9:17 PM ^

Two thoughts:

1. I'm guessing that graphic design skill and football coaching ability probably aren't all that highly correlated.

2. I'm also guessing that the coaches themselves weren't the ones to put this together.

 

...actually, scratch that last point. I really, really want to believe that Hoke did this himself. I'm picturing him hunched over his desk, tongue sticking out one side of his mouth in extreme concentration, "yeah, yeah, 'B1G time players play in the BIG House,' that's the ticket!"

Space Coyote

May 20th, 2014 at 9:19 PM ^

I'm guessing Hoke didn't jump on his computer in his spare time to draw this thing up. I don't expect Mattison and Nussmeier getting into their photoshop and trying to one-up one another on best fake ESPN the mag covers featuring Weber and this is the best they came up with.

To be honest, I'm not overly concerned with this piece of recruiting material and how it translates to coaching ability. I dunno, maybe that's just me thinking out loud here.

1927

May 20th, 2014 at 9:23 PM ^

Clearly spelling ability doesn't translate to coaching ability, this was more a comment about the lack of attention to detail that I perceive to be rampant throughout our program. It's the mindset that every little thing counts regardless of how small, from something as simple a recruiting poster to attention to game planning (which we all know has been dreadful under Hoke) that has me concerned. 

GoBlueInNYC

May 20th, 2014 at 9:28 PM ^

In all seriousness, I understand the concern. Attention to detail, oversight, etc. I can see how one would have concerns. Personally, I think the whole thing is silly even without the spelling error, so I'm generally of the mind that it's sort of a comical but unimportant turn of events.

But the idea of missing a typo somehow predicting poor coaching brought the following to mind (no real reason, but c'mon...you know...):

1927

May 20th, 2014 at 10:04 PM ^

Just commenting that Hoke has created a culture where details aren't important, which trickles down to the rest of the staff, which results in poster's like the one in the OP. Maybe I'm wrong and am reading way way way too much into this (I hope that I am), but it's just something I thought I'd share. 

1464

May 20th, 2014 at 10:39 PM ^

Acting like an ass is my most endearing quality... 

And I work around way too many medical professionals for me to assume that medical school would rule out that whole idiot thing.