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SO WHATS WITH THE STORIES ABOUT THE RAIDERS. All this good vibe from UMland is being met with good vibe from RaiderNation. It's like Schroedinger's Box -- both stories can't be true at the same time, yet, they seem to be. This is one freakin' weird cat.
Our Public Enemy #1 -- er, well, Messenger of Public Enemy #1 -- is SJ Mercury News beat reporter Tim Kawakami. He's been mentioned repeately as the guy close to the 49ers linking Jim to the Raiiiiiderrrrs (in gravelly voice). He was the guy Mike & Mike mentioned this morning (I can't stand the one Mike but I'm ok with the other Mike). So I checked out his twitter, and saw this from just earlier today:
There is definite interest on the Raiders' side. There is curiosity (or more) on Harbaugh's side. From there, who knows what happens.
"Confident" is the wrong word. Just saying it makes sense... MT @WyomingRaider you seem pretty confident Coach Jim will be Raiders HC
OK, that's not a guy saying, it's a done deal and definitely going to happen. It's guesswork. It's an opinion.
I'm not saying ITS HARBAUGHING but I'm saying ITS NOT NOT HARBAUGHING.
Just trying to make sense out of this quagmire. DEC 29 CANT COME SOON ENUF.
Or is there something more concrete people are reporting about the Raiders?
The new Solid Verbal episode just posted and Dan and Ty talk to Brian about the coaching search. Solid Verbal is one of my favorite sports podcasts and it'll be interesting to hear what their opinions are vs. Brian's.
Episode link: http://www.solidverbal.com/2014/12/17/michigan-man-1217/
EDIT: Brian's segment starts at 20:18 of the show.
With the new ambassador position opening up in Cuba, what impact might this have on our chances at Harbaugh? Insiders in the White House are saying Harbaugh is Plan A and they are calling it operation Bay Area to Bay of Pigs (Bay to Bay for short).
This is a break from your normally scheduled CC programming...
This goes out to better football minds on this board.
What makes Urban Meyer's offense so QB friendly? It seems that no matter who they put back there, they will pass for 200 and run for 100 and score a boatload of touchdowns.
I understand that spread is very effective in general, but other spread schools have ups and downs with various QB's. It seems Ohio is almost immune to whoever is quaterbacking the team. Obviously, this means that the QB reads are very simple and the routes/scheme is getting wide receivers wide open. Exactly, how does he do it?
P.S. If you are looking for a coach in NFL, wouldn't you at least give a call to Urbz to see if he is interested? Chip Kelly has proven that this system can win with crappy quarterbacks (re: Sanchize). Hell, Urbz won National Championship with Tebow (and we now all know how good he is at throwing the ball)! If I am an NFL owner with an open head coaching job, Urbz would be the first one I would call.
P.P.S. If Ross steered Harbaugh to Michigan and hired Urbz from Ohio, we should build his statue right next to Bo's.
Now you may resume with HARBAUGH!!!
An article from Fox Sports CFB AM about the coaching search.
Roughly 6 paragraphs down, sources are mentioned regarding to coaching search information:
" MGoBlog, a respected Michigan source on the Web, is saying that things are in motion between the two sides."
Not that people around the country weren't familar with the blog before this but still pretty cool for the blog to be mentioned in a such a postive way just prior to a mention of the Detroit News.
Now that Dave Satterfield and Hunter Lochmann are gone, it seems like Hackett is serious about changing the culture from making money to winning. Are there any other Brandon era employees that are bringing the department down that you'd like to see replaced?