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12/15/2014 - 10:45pm dont anyone tell Herbstreit or he'll report it

and then we all be   #onamissionfromBo

12/15/2014 - 2:41pm lets join in #onamissionfromBo

come home, Jim.

12/13/2014 - 10:00am comparing Hoke to Bump Elliot is insulting

If you look in the dictionary under "michigan man", you will see Bump Elliot.   Hoke is just a guy who was a mid level assistant for a few years........not sure just being on campus makes one a "Michigan man"......and though he may be a great guy to players and people in the program, he came off as a  condescending jerk to fans and the media.

Hoke's non development of players was appalling.  He was not the decision maker on offense of defense. 

Dont put Hoke and any Elliot in the same sentence.


12/08/2014 - 9:28pm captains who will never take the field as captains

a classic Brady Hoke achievement.     naming captains after you have lost your job.


can I get my neg points revoked for being correct about Hoke?  My hundred million neg points came from my stating, after the Bellomy debacle at Nebraska, that Hoke was in over his head.

12/04/2014 - 11:59pm Jarrod Bunch is an actor

I believe he may have played George Foreman in a movie.   has has lots of roles and has a page on IMDB:


11/15/2014 - 11:27am Brozoski

you are tight.  she has been a state championship finalist for so long, I assumed she was gone.

11/15/2014 - 10:31am How 'bout Boogie?

did Brezovsky play?   she was such a stud in HS      please dont tell me she and Flaherty wont be on the floor together.

11/11/2014 - 9:55am Like my "million neg total"?

I got it for being one of the early Hoke critics on this site.   after the Nebraska game where we had nobody ready to play after Denard got hurt, I was pretty sure Hoke was in over his head......but coming off his magial 11-2 debut, nobody wanted to hear that.


Today, I am proud to carry the scars of being correct.

11/06/2014 - 11:25pm Shevodrick Beaver no showed in January.....

....left RichRod scrambling.  I believe he brought in some 3 star that nobody else projected as a QB......kid named Robinson

11/04/2014 - 11:38am how do you figure Chizik in 2009 was STRONG?

though he was a Coordinator at Auburn, I believe he had a horrifyingly bad record at Iowa State.

He was not a STRONG hire, he was a SLEAZY hire, as he oversaw a crew whose biggest stars were juco transfers who would be on campus for maybe a semester before bailing

10/31/2014 - 4:22pm theoretically possible to win out, ya de ya but its not happnin

have seen no spark in the play of this team.  the defense is okay, in a bend but dont break (often) way, but they get no turnovers.  the offense is still what I believe Brian calls "sludgefart".

Lets hope the 49ers situation deteriorates fast.  Sounds as if Harbaugh's personality, like Saban's, works better in college.  He getting to the age where the idea of coming back to Michigan for a nice decade long run better shuffling off to network tv land........

10/29/2014 - 5:54pm selling us the crap, too

I was President of the Westchester County U-M alumni club for a decade.   At one time, we sold hundreds of tickets to alums as part of a pre-season bulk alumni club offer.

At one time, it was easy and the tickets were okay, though usually in the end zone at the other end from the student section.

Then, our Club was told we could only order  games if we had 25 tickets ordered per game, so we joined up with the other clubs in the NYC area to try and make the minimum.......and of course, OSU, MSU and Notre Dame are never even offered to the alums.

But the last few years, the tickets the Athletic Dept makes available to the alumni clubs are so bad......have you ever been to row 1 in the corner of the south end zone?   you cant even see play at the other end zone

so magically, almost nobody orders tickets through the alumni club any more.  we have one alum who orders 16 tickets at a time and he gets his block together this way.  

and I was in school with (and knew) Steve Strinko.  He was a warrior and he was The Man.  the idea that the Athletic Dept does not care about the Steve Strinkos of our world sucks.

10/29/2014 - 5:38pm Steve Strinko was The Man

and Les Miles was a second string guard with a perpetually pulled hamstring and a fondness for combing his mullett while admiring himself in a mirror.....any mirror..

I knew them both well, Mike Kenn, too.  Not surprised Kenn went on to big things, still find it mind blowing that Les is a legendary coach himself.

10/19/2014 - 10:27pm Hoke inherited the Big 10 Offensive Player of the Year

I will always consider Hoke's biggest failing to be making Denard fit what Hoke wanted to do.


Denard's soph season, the only one he started, was one of the great statistical seasons of all time.  2500+ throwing and 1500+ running?   I still get sad imagining two more years of Denard with RichRod.

Hoke has been a lightweight with an arrogant attitude.  I dont expect him to go anywhere and start beating top 10 teams.

10/19/2014 - 3:11pm anything on the Slippery Rock game yesterday?

any pics?   attendance?

10/19/2014 - 11:02am the hire a Michigan Man thang is killing us

somebody explain John Beileien's success at Michigan?

10/16/2014 - 7:44am like my point total? I was first to criticize Hoke

remember the Bellomy Nebraska game?    I said it was pretty clear to me that Hoke was in over his head......didnt even have a propper #2 QB to back up injury plagued Denard.

I love seeing people with tons of MgoBlog points who post trivia or their own personal inside joke dialogs......because if you dont toe the party line here, you get neg bombed.

Not my fault I saw Hoke for a clown years ago.

10/15/2014 - 1:23pm one wish: DB out or a Harbaugh in?

one wish.    which is it?

10/15/2014 - 1:19pm Bates' hires at Miami stunk

shane montgomery, anyone?

10/12/2014 - 12:39pm we "stole" Bellomy from Purdue

he was a 3 star Purdue commit who flipped and came here at the last minutem and I believe he was considered quite a catch.  Believe Danny Hope (?) made snotty comments about Hoke's integrity for pursuing him.

10/10/2014 - 10:46pm I like watching Arizona as well

say what you want, but RichRod invented the spread offense, and his offensive schemes are fast and fun to watch.  He may never have a player who is a better fit for his system than Denard, but watching his  plays is fun.

Especially if you have had to watch the Michigan offense the last 4 years.

10/10/2014 - 4:13pm Hoke stood by Borges, then Brandon found Nuss and canned Borges

made Hoke loook as if he was not even in the loop.  In the corporate world, this type of facial is administered when hoping to encourage a contract executive to find other employment (and save legal termination fees).


I believe Hoke gave one of his concescending "we do not anticipate any changes in the coaching staff" answers to questions about Borges, then DB did his thing.

10/10/2014 - 12:37pm Bad QBs? Denard and Gardner? (or Threet and Sheridan)

you dont know bad coaching when you see the results.  Hoke has had plenty of talent.  Hoke just does not know how to develop talent.

4th year here.  Who is the best Hoke recruit on the team?  Funchess.  Name another futrue NFL player Hoke has brought in.

and to act as if  having to coach Denard, the reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year , is having his "hands tied"


Ho Ho Hoke.  the joke is on us.

10/10/2014 - 12:31pm Amen

I wanted RichRod to stay, just to see 2 more years of Denard running his system.  Let's not forget Denard's historic sophomore year was just a taste.  Can you imagine what our offense would have been when Denard was in his 3rd year with RichRod?


10/08/2014 - 8:13am Its all about the 100,000+ streak

we have a 220-something plus streak of games at over 100,000.  Its part of the "Big House"  lore.

for Brandon to be the AD who loses that streak is a smear on his reputation.   The end of The Streak is likely to be its own news story.   How can the man who blew the Big House Big Streak be a capable Governor? (or Senator or whatever we are his stepping stone for)

we may fall behind our rivals on the field, but the AD can put that on failure on others.  The 100,000+ streak is clearly on Brandon's resume. so it must be maintained even if it means gving tickets away with big bottles of Coke.

10/03/2014 - 6:20pm 6000 points and no clue

this blog has had many mentions that Peppers is actually on crutches kind of hurt.


09/22/2014 - 1:27pm no reason to wait 3-4 years

Urban Meyer inherited a 6-6 Suckeye team and didnt lose a game for 2 years.

09/22/2014 - 10:51am perhaps if we had a speical teams coach....

we have no speical teams coach, and our special teams are not very good.

run that one by Brady Hokeless

09/10/2014 - 11:09am why was RR so much worse than Hoke(less)?

RR had an upward arc to his record, after having to coach an almost talent-free team his first year.   He also gave us Denard's sophomore season, one of the greatest in Michigan football history.  What do you think Denard would have become with 2 more seasons of RR?

The defense was a joke, similar to our last year+ of "offense". 

Hokeless inherited a young, winning team with a very soft schedule.....but if you remember, by the Va Tech game our offense (even with Denard) was already a joke.

Hoke insisted on turning the offense over to a journeyman OC  (in the real world, many jobs at the same level would be a red flag) and he made a fabulously talented, electric player into a mediocre one by insisting he NOT do what he did best.

Not only has Hoke had a worse record each year, but he has achieved some notbable program lows himself.  Who can forget the blockheaded stupidity of "33 yards on 32 carries", or "-48 yards rushing".....even "no valid backup to an injury  plagued Denard with the Big 10 title on the line"

I enjoy watching Arizona play.  they are better than Michigan.   


09/09/2014 - 6:13pm time to unleash the "Panic and Run Around Screaming" shirt

sold out from the MGoStore,     please bring it back.   offer in blue and in maize so we can  all buy two.

09/08/2014 - 10:47am We finally agree Hoke is mediocre at best

(all those negative points I carrry come from dissing Hoke, starting with the Nebraska game he blew by not having Gardner ready to back up injury plagued Denard.)

Lets look at the "Hoke is a great recruiter" myth.   He is in his 4th season.  Where are the junior/sophomore/ freshman studs he has supposedly brought in?   do you see a defensive player with the impact of Joey Bosa or Adolphus Washington?   look at the mess on our offensive line, loaded with "top recruits".  the only "star"  performerHoke has brought in is Funchess........until we see what Peppers has or has not got.

Where would Hoke be if he did not bring in Mattison?

Has anyone noticed that even with a year off and inheriting a 1-11 team, RichRod has put together an Arizona team that is now better than Michigan?

Hoke's three years show us getting worse each year.   This team has no fire. The ND debacle was another program all time low. 

Bye Bye Brady

09/04/2014 - 8:54am If he never got the house, is there a violation?

so a booster offered a house and car that never materialized?    for 3 years?  how drunk were we?

08/29/2014 - 12:30pm Michael Cox looks like he will make the Giants

should even see the field

08/18/2014 - 12:51pm this OL mess is serious stuff. painful stuff.

is it less painful in year 4 Hoke than the disaster that was the defense of RichRod year 3?

other than Mattison, not seeing much progress here.


01/14/2014 - 4:45pm wake up its a trade show you can order in scarlet & gray

come on


its a trade show.  do you see Michigan's block M anywhere?


at least 3 high schools in my area where this   maize/blue     black/orange

01/09/2014 - 11:52pm just wondering what you do remember

Schilling played guard his entire time.  What do you remember him as?

01/09/2014 - 5:17pm the OSU 2 pt conv call

With the most important game of the year on the line, Borges choked on his playcall for the 2 point conversion.

forget that he showed them the formation, OSU called timeout and he came back with the same formation.

forget that his call required a QB with a broken foot to quickly plant hard on the broken foot and make a quick throw.  that the throw was late was no surprise.

But I almost vomited when we ran the Gallon end around option pass against K State.  Do I remember Gallon as a running QB in HS?  What an awesome play?  Borges would still have a job if he called the Gallon option and won the OSU game.

forget that this is the guy who made Denard Robinson into an ordinary QB


I have always felt a 14 year old with decent Madden skills would have done a better job.

12/30/2013 - 11:50am take off your Hoke-tinted glasses

from your post:

"Brady Hoke inherited a program in shambles, one that was a virtual wasteland."

are you, like, 9 years old?

without going on a long rant, let me remind you that Brady Hoke inherited a sophomore who has just been named Big 10 Offensive Player of the Year.   I understand that 3 years of watching Hoke abdicate offensive decision-making to a journeyman OC........with mind numbingly bad results....effects your brain, but Hoke inherited plenty.......and far more than RR ever had on campus.

He is just not much of a coach.  Other than ND (who RR also beat), what are Hoke's big wins?  Against a 6-6 OSU team?   the lucky lucky win againt VT?

Three years in, who are the big contributions of his recruits?  I see impact freshman and sophs all over.

12/30/2013 - 11:37am Bo's 6-6 year was decimated by injuries

Harbaugh went down.   at least 2 other QBs went down.   played (and almost beat BYU) with our #4 QB   (who would that even be on this team?) .  other key injuries that year.    Nobody was down on Bo, thought he was a wizard for nearly beating unbeaten BYU, who had a famous rally to win.   Robbie Bosco on a sprained ankle, anyone?

12/30/2013 - 11:25am 14000 points worth of drivel

please.   Hoke is getting his 4th year because he is Brandon's hire.     He has proven he is not much of a coach.

Compare Hoke's results to Urban Meyer's (Urbs also gets much more poduction out of his high rated recruits).  THAT is what a top coach accomplishes. 

12/25/2013 - 8:08pm you must be a Wal-Mart Wolverine

otherwise, you would no how to spell the name of our basketball arena.  Hint:  its not named after a car company.

12/25/2013 - 8:05pm Denard still makes me go "oooooooooh"


12/23/2013 - 1:59pm the line is a reflection of betting, not on field performance

the line favoring Kansas State means they are trying to attract more MIchigan money, it is not the result of a computer program.

12/01/2013 - 1:00pm this is just spin control

please.   Brian founded the blog and generally does a very good job.   However, this is his paying  JOB now (good for him)  and he is making enough money to have employees...... so taking a little email shit from your customers doesnt seem like much of a hardship.


and while "Fickle" was a fine column that captured the emotion of the moment, his prediction of a 39-0 win for OSU was juvenile at best and worthy of Chicken Little.  Anyone in the M administration and football program who read or heard of the prediction will now consider the "journalism" of MGoBlog to be second rate.  But spin on, appreciation thread!


PS  my huge neg of points is the result of my suggesting Hoke/Borges blew the Big Ten last year at Nebraska by not having a real backup QB ready, despite having the frequently dinged Denard at QB......

11/24/2013 - 2:59pm or you go into full Bo Mode, and invoke 1969

the 1969 OSU team was a juggernaut, coming in having gone for 2 at the end of the previous year's 50-14 ass whipping.

Hoke should go "full Bo" including the inspirational captain's speech, followed by charging out of the locker room through the unopened (fake) door. 


11/23/2013 - 10:42am we need more on Papa Stauskas' band

are you serious?!    our bulked up Canadian gunner's father was a heavy metal star?  

WE NEED TO KNOW more about it.   YouTube videos?   This is big.   I trust this Board to root out the story.

11/14/2013 - 2:33pm Hand passed out the consolation prizes the other day

That whole tribute to Hoke and Muschamp was Hand's way of saying "many thanks, but no thanks" and anybody who is suprised today had blinders on.

Did Hand really indicate "chance to win a national championship" was what separated Alabama?  as if his going to MIchigan was not enough for M to win?  Yikes.

so 7-5 (at best) with a whipping from the Bucks.....we were ready to hang RichRod for that.

But Hoke is Brandon's hire, so he probably makes hime lose Borges, maybe Funk in order to give hin year 4.

Sadly, there is no obvious, sexy new HC candidate I can think of..

Thankfully, we got hoops.





11/13/2013 - 7:43am hard not to feel the consolation prizes have already been given

I read Hand's praise of Muschamp and Hoke ("my favorite coach") the other day, and could not help but feel he was laying the groundwork for choosing Alabame......he is a good kid, and he seems to be trying to be respectful to the guys who put in a big effort and came up short.......

Hope I am wrong, but I will be shocked if Hand picks U-M.

11/12/2013 - 11:36pm check out how Urban is doing and JUDGE NOW

where do you get the idea that it takes 5-6 years to judge a coach?  RichRod was gone in 3.  Urban is in his second seasson, after taking over a .500 team.......and he has yet to lose.

Would you feel confident about judging what kind of coach Urban is right now?

11/11/2013 - 2:13pm Now my neg points are a badge of insight

After last year's Nebraska game, when Denard went out and Bellomy was clearly not ready, I posted that Hoke (and Borges) were not so good at their jobs, and the negbomb blew me into "never create content again" land.

Now that it is apparent that a kid with 3 years of video game experience would be an upgrade over Borges......and Hoke is talking about the players not executing?    that he liked the offensive calls?

And for all the talk about Hoke being such a great recruiter, this is Year 3.  About the only impact player he recruited is Funchess (maybe Ryan?).......

Time to roll out the RichRod metrics.  Even RichRod's teams improved each year. 

Now, a team with a losing record on the road has to win a game on the road to salvage a winning season......and when OSU runs it up, 1968 style, we will again be in the market for a new coach.

Prepare to deal with :   7-5  in Year 3 with embarrassments at the hands of MSU & OSU, with the talent we have, and with 3 of the wins being Central, Akron and UConn

We have already established that is unacceptable.