no, YOU'RE off topic
I thought it would be nice to wish our new coach and his wife a Happy Anniversary today. Harbaugh sent this out on twitter this morning to 130,000 followers. Posted here for the ones who do not follow on twitter.
From the Twitters
Talking to Steelers QB coach Randy Fichtner, Jim Minick next to him
Title says it all: Provided you could ask him anything, what questions would you ask?
My very first content thread, be nice. Christmas Day Eve and we need some Harbaugh Optimism today. X Mas tomorrow so we all hope Jim has a great day with his family before joining his new family next week as the " U of M" Head Coach. We can cross off 2 days for this coach search Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, still religious in most circles. Rumor still has it that Harbaugh to Michigan is 85% in most circles except for the NFL Bobble Heads although some are beginning to accept the possibilty and doing some backtracking on their prior stance of "No Way Harbaugh will Coach at Michigan". This post is all good things Harbaugh.
Merry Christmas to all of the Mgoblogers your family's & friends, and this is to hoping we all get what is on our "Wish List" for Christmas. Harbaugh! Harbaugh! Harbaugh! The Team, The Team, The Team.
Tis' The Season to Believe!
To not be misunderstood. This is a HARBAUGH TO MICHIGAN THREAD. Lots and Lots of OPTIMISM. IT'S HAPPENING! LESS THAN A WEEK AND THE WAIT WILL BE OVER! Could be one great New Years Celebration!
I was reading the article from Pat Forde on the Coaching Carousel and as he described Stoops, I started to think about the age of championship coaches. Stoops won his title at OU in 2000 at the age of 40. Forde described how Stoops (and Ferentz) aren't living up to the standard they set for themselves earlier in their career. As we embark on a coaching search in the next month or so, should the AD consider a candidate's age (not in a discriminatory kind of way, though)? In the last 20 years, 15 of the 22 title holders accomplished the feat by age 54, 3 in their late 50s (55-59), 3 in their 60s, 1 in their 70s.
The 22 coaches and their age
13 - Fisher - 48
12 - Saban - 62
11 - Saban 61
10 - Chizik - 49
09 - Saban - 59
08 - Meyer - 44
07 - Miles - 54
06 - Meyer - 42
05 - Brown - 53
04 - Carroll - 53
03 - Saban - 53 / Carroll - 52
02 - Happy Easter !! - 50
01 - Coker - 53
00 - Stoops - 40
99 - FSU - Bowden - 70
98 - Fulmer - 48
97 - Lloyd - 52 / Osborne - 60
96 - Spurrier - 51
95 - Osborn - 58
94 - Osborn - 57
Over the next few days, all of us will struggle to boil this latest debacle down to the essential questions. Mine comes down to this: is the talent being coached? Is it reaching its potential? If our squads match everyone in the B1G's for talent, why aren't we winning?
It is easy to say, in the wake of such losses--humiliation piling on humiliation--that it is not the coach's fault if the players do not perform. I would beg to differ. At some point, in deciding whether to cut our losses with Hoke, we have to ask: if our recruiting is strong is that translating to success on the field?
AT SOME POINT YOU HAVE TO LAY THE BLAME FOR POOR PERFORMANCE ON COACHING, stop blaming the kids.
Hoke isn't going anywhere at the moment. But this is a low-water mark, another in a lengthening list of them. And our record has worsened over three seasons as we moved from RichRod's much-maligned players to Hoke's.
If Hoke is an inspiring figure, a leader, we are either going to see it over the rest of the season. THE TIME IS NOT NEXT YEAR BUT NOW. I don't see how, by any rational calculus, he has more time than that.