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01/24/2011 - 9:04am Bingo.  It's hard to fire

Bingo.  It's hard to fire family.  Not saying he will do a bad job, but he seems to have a stumbling block that may prevent him from being successful, he doesn't like to recruit.

01/23/2011 - 8:51pm I am not sure we can find a

I am not sure we can find a better D line coach than Mattison or Hoke, I know Hoke probably won't coach a position and Mattison has to game plan.  Maybe Brian is right, all we need is a guy to really recruit. 

Does it seem like we lack a top offensive recruiter.  I look at Loeffler and I don't know if he was a good coach, but he seem to have a rep for working with QB's.  I remember an interview which Tebow said he visited and thought about Michigan because of Loeffler.  It seems we need someone like that for the O.  I have no idea about Funk or Ferrigno and I think Brian mentioned that Borges doesn't really recruit.  I know we should have a balance in coaches but interested in knowing what others think.

01/23/2011 - 8:00pm Does that mean we get another

Does that mean we get another O coach?  Would love to get a QB coach and some recruiting help on that side.

01/23/2011 - 7:54pm I am hoping you are right.  I

I am hoping you are right.  I want him too but the other guys you point out seem to be almost sure bets. 

01/23/2011 - 7:43pm Cooper is the only one I

Cooper is the only one I think you might be wrong on.  I don't think he has made a decision on whether he is visiting or not.  He may be the top target since we don't have a DT yet.

01/23/2011 - 6:39pm Sure seems like it. 

Sure seems like it.  Although, when asked, he said no.  He doesn't like to recruit.  I wonder who else is available out of the playoff teams. 

We still need 2 coaches, I wonder who they are waiting on.

01/23/2011 - 1:27pm Tom, Justice is trying to

Tom, Justice is trying to scoop you.  He said one more plans on committing.

01/23/2011 - 1:00pm I am glad Tom cleared it up

I am glad Tom cleared it up and defended Coach Hoke.  I just think you tell the kid, let him know where he stands.  I didn't understand the Lucien move at first, but I thought Coach Hoke did it the right way.  Tell the kid and let him explore his other possiblities. 

01/23/2011 - 12:49pm Thanks Tom.  That is rough

Thanks Tom.  That is rough for the kid.  I like Coach Hoke, but he should have called the kid or have someone else do it.  Let the kid move on.  I am guessing he sort of did that with Lucien with the position switch. 

Maybe I am naive and this happens all the time in CFB, but sort of disappointed that he wasn't told earlier. 

01/23/2011 - 12:35pm He is going to check

He is going to check flightaware for Mattison and Hoke. 

01/23/2011 - 12:34pm Golden Al had more time,

Golden Al had more time, since he was hired back in early Dec.

01/23/2011 - 12:03am I guess we are not banking

I guess we are not banking any schollie's for next year.

01/22/2011 - 11:48pm We  have more than 2 O

We  have more than 2 O commits only 1 in a skill position.  Miller, Posada,  and Hayes.  Hietzman could be either TE or DE.

01/22/2011 - 11:36pm I can't really dispute any

I can't really dispute any points.  You may be right.  I just think, not complaining, that we may be overemphasizing the D a bit.  I know the D was bad and we need help, but besides OL, we have 1 maybe 2 skill positions. 

01/22/2011 - 11:27pm I know Hoke is doing the

I know Hoke is doing the best.  Still interesting to talk about and see what others think.  I agree that defense needs help, but if we get McClure and Raven, that is 7 db's.  Ben is right from another thread that it's a lot to take.  Also, at LB's we have some as well and we stil might need a TE.

01/22/2011 - 11:24pm Not to overlap thread, but

Not to overlap thread, but who do you think we get with the 6 schollies that are left. I know the D was bad last year, but this is a lot of D. 

01/22/2011 - 11:15pm IMHO, we needed one WR

IMHO, we needed one WR whether Flowers or Lucien.  Maybe this is a good sign that the staff has a good feeling on some of the other guys.  trying to take something positive out fo this.

01/22/2011 - 10:29pm Do we have one more with Tate

Do we have one more with Tate out now? 

Definitely need a TE so Barnett.

Barnett

Fisher

Bryant

Rawls

Willingham(not TY)

Alexander

Would love to get McClure and Raven. 

01/22/2011 - 7:21pm Got a tweet from M Rothstein

Got a tweet from M Rothstein that Mattison is there with some recruits.

01/22/2011 - 6:20pm I think Tim is going to need

I think Tim is going to need some help.  3 in one day.

01/22/2011 - 1:50pm Appreciate the explanation. 

Appreciate the explanation.  I just found it weird that he won some honors at the top division but not ranked as high as others.  Makes sense.  Thanks.

01/22/2011 - 1:32pm Thanks.  it would make sense

Thanks.  it would make sense since he doesn't seem to be too tech savvy.  I guess I got fooled by mgoblue.com link with it

01/22/2011 - 1:22pm A little off present topic,

A little off present topic, but I just joined twitter and am following Coach Hoke.  He is only following 3 people, one of them is Tressel.  The other 2 are UMich related.  Hoke is ready for battle.

01/22/2011 - 1:04pm Thanks.  Did not know that. 

Thanks.  Did not know that.  However, you would think that someone who played at a high division and put up great stats should be better rated.  I guess the stars are all about physical upside.

01/22/2011 - 12:51pm What is up the rankings. 

What is up with the rankings.  This kid beat out OSU and Wisc commits for all state.  I wonder why his rankings aren't higher for beating out these guys. 

Welcome to Ann Arbor and good luck.

01/22/2011 - 11:47am He may not be the most

He may not be the most polished, but he gives off a genuine feel.  I like that he addresses his interviewers and questioners by their first name.  Nice touch.

01/16/2011 - 3:36pm It hasn't been a week yet

It hasn't been a week yet since he was hired.  Let him finish talking to the players on the team and getting his staff.  I will start to panic if next weekend's recruiting activities are canceled.

I am more concerned about the staff not being set yet.

01/16/2011 - 2:04pm I am not sure who to

I am not sure who to believe.  Les does not have the best record in terms of truthfulness.  I pretty much think Les is as shady as it gets.  I gave him a pass because he played under Bo.  But, after the oversigning and the lies about cutting a player, who knows.  Les is seriously wierd to the point that he may be smarter than any of us give him credit for.  His interview after the Cotton Bowl seemed like he was gone.  Now this, coming from LSU people saying he turned down more money.  LM either lied to them or doesn't want to come back for many reasons.  I am not suprised at all.  When LM didn't comment about the offer at first when ESPN questioned him, I was thinking he is probably trying to save Michigan some embarassment.  But guess what, Les is still Les.  I hope he has an early loss or 2, and see how the LSU fans turn on him. 

As for DB, I am not sure what to believe.  I don't think he has been caught in an outright lie yet.  Although, I thought it was interesting at the presser, when someone asked Hoke about the timeline, he looked at DB before answering.  DB is covering something up.

01/16/2011 - 12:22pm I am not sure you can say

I am not sure you can say that.  Direct impact, maybe not, indirect impact  may have cost us a few games.  Having to go for it on every 4th down inside the 30 puts alot of pressure on both the offense and defense. 

01/16/2011 - 11:53am I see your point.  IMHO,

I see your point.  IMHO, maybe he wants to get his ducks in line with the staff to further help him with recruiting.  The recruits and commits are probably jsut as interested as who their HC is as well as their position coaches.  I think Pitt got a little bit of a jump because both these guys may have ahd relationships with their new coaches.  I understand your concern.  I think if you were making this statement on Tuesday, I would be completely in the same boat.  Maybe he never experienced this when moving to SDSU.  If that is true then that is on DB more than him. 

The other problem is when you have more of an unknown coach, maybe it is better to have all the pieces together before hitting the road.  I know I am winging it here. 

01/16/2011 - 11:24am Good point.  I forgot about

Good point.  I forgot about Pitt and their new coach.  Does Pitt have their staff in place.  I know they hired Gibson and Magee, which probably helped with Taylor and Bryant. 

All I am saying is this.  I told myself that I don't expect anything from him until next week on the recruiting front.  After today, he should have his staff in place and have talked to all the current players.  The current players are the most important right now.  I expect him to hit the recruiting road next week with staff in place. 

01/16/2011 - 10:53am Has coach Hoke talked to

Has coach Hoke talked to Taylor yet?  I would think he would be talking to some of the commits before the uncommitted.  Give the guy a chance, he hasn't been at work for a week yet.

01/15/2011 - 5:38pm It's got to be hard for him

It's got to be hard for him to get assistants now because it's so late, IMHO.  I am worried that if he does not get the staff in place, how is he going to recruit.  Guys like Crawford, Countess and Frost(if still available) would want to know who their position coaches are and who the DC will be.  I hope we hear something tomorrow.  It would seem like 4 coaches left.  Coach Hoke may take the DL.  So we need a DB coach and a DC on the defensive side.  And 2 coaches for the offense for possibly a WR and/or TE, QB, and a special teams coach. 

01/15/2011 - 5:07pm Sorry for your loss and may

Sorry for your loss and may she rest in peace.  She is in a better place now.  Go Blue Betty.

01/15/2011 - 3:53pm Not to get off topic, but I

Not to get off topic, but I didn't want to create a thread, but how many coaches does Coach Hoke still need to hire.  According to AnnArbor.com link

http://www.annarbor.com/sports/um-football/fred-jackson-grateful-for-ch…

He has FJ, Borges, Hecklinski(not sure what position), Darrell Funk(OL), and Mark Smith(LB) so far.  That leaves 4 coaches.  Is that right?  Are these guys known recruiters? 

Sorry, if I hijacked the thread or change topics.  Just curious.

01/15/2011 - 12:10pm I was thinking more about the

I was thinking more about the past.  For a top notch program with tradition, we seem to pay like a mid major or one of the lower teams in the BCS.  All I hear from the MSM, and I know they may know nothing, is : Oh Michigan is waiting for the buyout to drop to fire RR, or I am not sure Michigan is willing to pay for JH or Miles.  They make it out to be as if we are saving the last dime when our projected surplus is $16MM for the year, which correct me if I am wrong, is more than most schools.

01/15/2011 - 9:56am One question.  Why are we so

One question.  Why are we so cheap?

01/15/2011 - 12:51am i don't think Jon Hoke is

i don't think Jon Hoke is coming here.  And the staff is not done yet, maybe there will be a surprise.

01/15/2011 - 12:42am It seems to me that he will

It seems to me that he will finish the staff this weekend and tlak to the rest of the kids on the team and make sure they are comfortable before hitting the recruiting road.  Have to make sure you get the players you have already to eb comfortable before adding to the base.  Just my take on things.

01/15/2011 - 12:21am Hoke is going to have a tough

Hoke is going to have a tough time.  He has maybe 2 weeks left.  Lemming may think this class is not the greatest, but it has addressed some needs.  And you hear about everyone stepping in to the void left with our CC decision. 

It is too bad this situation is different from Dooley last year.

01/14/2011 - 7:39pm Very nice.  So far he has

Very nice.  So far he has been everything we could want, except he doesn't have the big name.  I am hope he will soon enough.  Love his presser, especially when he thanked RR and staff.  Very classy.

01/14/2011 - 6:30pm Great. Winning all around.

Great. Winning all around.

01/14/2011 - 5:19pm Congrats to you.  Start

Congrats to you.  Start looking for M baby gear.  Raise them up right. 

01/14/2011 - 4:57pm No, the hiring presser where

No, the hiring presser where he looked tired and haggard.

01/14/2011 - 4:53pm I don't see why he wouldn't

I don't see why he wouldn't get it.  There were guys that played much longer into the season and still got the medical reshirts.  I think Rodgers was one of them.

01/14/2011 - 4:51pm Exactly.  Between keeping all

Exactly.  Between keeping all the commits, selecting a coaching staff, and filling the rest of this class out, Hoke is going to look like DB at the presser.  Here is your dream job, work it man.

01/14/2011 - 4:44pm Maybe Brent Calloway, another

Maybe Brent Calloway, another OLB

01/14/2011 - 4:40pm No cowbell please.  Still

No cowbell please.  Still don't know why they didn't ban it for the bowl game.  Shoudl have brought a vuvuzela to the bowl game.  So annoying.

01/14/2011 - 4:30pm Suprised that Auburn didn't

Suprised that Auburn didn't have a spot for him.  Auburn is probably on best behavior with the NCAA right now. 

01/14/2011 - 4:01pm Congrats and good for you. 

Congrats and good for you.  None of us like La Paz.