So @TomLoy247 tells me Dan Ferrigno will not return as Michigan's tight end coach.— Dan Murphy (@DanMurphyESPN) January 3, 2015
Vince Marrow, come on up.
He was also the special teams coordinator. Wonder if HARBAUGH will hire someone for that. Hopefully, because the special teams have been lacking for quite some time here in terms of return game threats. Lord knows we have the speed to run them back.
Michigan's hasn't returned a punt for a TD since Odoms did at Purdue in 2008. Haven't returned a kickoff for a TD since Stonum vs ND in 2009. Michigan has only returned a kickoff for a TD twice in the 21st century.
I just realized that Michigan's opener for the 2015 season is on a Thursday night.
In fact, I saw on twitter that neither Michigan, OSU nor MSU open their season on a fall Saturday.
Michigan opens at Utah on Thursday the 3rd of September.
MSU opens at Western Michigan (WTF?!) on Friday
OSU opens at Virginia Tech on the 7th, labor day
I don't like this damnit. TOE MEETS LEATHER AT 1 O'CLOCK ON SATURDAY.
As of 10:45 p.m. Friday his Twitter page, created in the afternoon, had 91,100 followers. He is already one of the 10 most-followed coaches in the NCAA. The only coaches ahead of him:
170K Urban Meyer
159K Butch Jones
153K Les Miles
149K Mark Richt
121K Brian Kelly
107K Bret Bielema
107K Gus Malzahn
96.2K Bo Pelini
94.1K James Franklin
It's only a matter of time before IT HAPPENS and Jim takes over the top spot, I'm sure.
**11:00 a.m. UPDATE: 100K!
For the last game of the night we've got a BIg12 - Pac12 matchup between the Washington Huskies (8-5) and Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-6).
Judging by the other bowl game thread, some drinks will be needed for actual discussion. I am drinking some Pinnacle Vodka and some Budweiser. Take a drink for every score!
I have heard rumors about every position but DB coach and ST coach. DB the only name I have heard is Brian's coaching matrix that includes Greg Jackson. I have not heard any other candidate floated - missing any? Or is Jackson the guy? This assumes Manning returning would not put him in the secondary (i.e. he could go do LB, and Mattison DL). Are there any other names floating around?
Here is a 9 min video on Jackson if interested. He is the assistant to the secondary coach in San Fran.
Jackson joined San Francisco after having spent eight years coaching in the collegiate ranks. In 2010, he was the nickel back/assistant linebackers coach for a University of Wisconsin team that finished the year ranked seventh in the nation with an 11-2 record.
Prior to joining the Badgers, Jackson coached at Tulane University, serving as the linebackers/kickoff team coach (2009), the safeties/kickoff team coach (2008) and the defensive backs coach (2007). Jackson spent three seasons as the defensive backs coach at Louisiana-Monroe (2004-06), where he coached All-Sun Belt Conference defensive back Chris Harris, who led the country with seven interceptions, in 2004. He also spent one year as the defensive backs coach for the University of Idaho (2003).
Rare female poster here....who loves Michigan anything and Say Yes to the Dress
TLC at 9:00 p.m. Eastern. Say Yes To The Dress
Show info - "A Dress Against All Odds - The 8th season begins with a bride who is told she will never walk again after a horrible accident, but is determined to make it down the aisle with help from her trainer, Mike Barwis".