Good news from Hackett's call with the players. Per Wilfong at 247 (free) players were told that the Michigan administration feels good about having their guy but they want to make sure everything is signed etc... before moving forward.
Not a huge surprise, as the new coach will probably look for a different OC (I heard ole #6 for Michigan is a strong candidate). I wish him well in the future.
Michigan offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier is expected to be named to the same position at Florida per a source. http://t.co/buD3jvvmVs— Thayer Evans (@ThayerEvansSI) December 23, 2014
Like everyone else here, I'm hoping that Jim Harbaugh becomes Michigan's new football coach within the next week. (And if anyone doesn't want that, I hope you're laying low. And maybe you need to have a mental assessment.)
In the event that Michigan does become Jim Harbaugh's destination, I'd like to know the impact on recruiting. I have heard regular reports that some recruits are waiting and watching to see what happens with the coaching search. Iman Marshall is at the top of that list, with Osa Masina not far behind. (EDIT: I mistakenly accepted Scout's list, which had Cole listed as a recruit and not a commit.)
In addition, there are former running back commitments Damien Harris and also Mike Weber (who has said he is solid to Ohio State, and won't change his mind.) There is Keisean Lucier-South and Chris Clark. There is legacy Tyrone Wheatley. (EDIT: I mistakenly accepted Scout's list, which had Kinnel listed as a recruit and not a commit.)
I literally don't know which "ships have sailed." More than getting uncommitted recruits, or flipping back former commits, I'm wondering if there are any 5 star recruits out there committed elsewhere who would seriously consider an offer from Michigan with Harbaugh in charge.
Ever since Michigan football went into a tailspin, I have stopped following recruiting. It was completely understandable that few recruits would commit to Hoke, and given the last 7 - 8 years, skepticism on coming to Michigan. Now, with Sam Webb and John Bacon so positive, I'm wondering how quickly Harbaugh can turn things around.
Anyone with insight on recruiting, or a link to a post or article covering this, please let me know! I'd like to get back to the normalcy of Michigan competing for recruits, and stocking up to compete on the field.
My first thread...so don't be too harsh on me. ;) I didn't see anything referencing the team meeting today. If so, the mods can go ahead and delete this. A couple of questions from me:
- Any idea when this meeting is supposed to take place?
- Rumors have been floating that it is possible that Hackett could tell team who's their next coach. You think that it is likely or unlikely? (i.e. wait until next Tuesday before the the BB game to announce to the team)
- This kind of goes with the question above, any chance that the coach himself could talk to the team via teleconference?
Just seeing what everyone's thoughts are on this and anything else relating to the team meeting today.