Offer as per Sam Webb tweet. Under the radar guy who is committed to Stanford and is on the Farm this weekend. Has a 4.0 GPA. Looks tough at LB and can really block some people at TE or H back as well.
Now that the coaching staff has been assembled, do we have, in terms of ability and experience, the potential to have the best coaching staff in college football? There's people on this board who know a lot about this. Could be an interesting discussion. From what I can tell: Who's got it better than us? Noooobody.
Also, what's the budget for the Michigan coaches and support staff? Since our final two hires, Mike Zordich and Jay Harbaugh, have relatively less experience than the other coaches, could it be that JH hit financial constraints and ran out of money? There was a recent post about the overall expenditures for coaching, and several teams had a relatively large payroll for their full coaching staff.
While I believe in academics first, with Harbaugh here we have an opportunity to compete for a national championship. How can we support JH, and give our football team every opportunity to make that happen?
Edit: Of course it's too early to know for sure, but we can make a reasonable, comparative evaluation based on our coaches experience and previous level of success. Also, what about the money? Anyone have information?
Botton line: Time will tell. Along with the knowledgeable people on this board, there's a lot of bitchiness and fear. Glad I don't have to live in their shoes.
Here's a nice ten-minute video on Greg Jackson from when he was coaching the 49ers secondary.
He talks about his playing career, how he got into coaching, and his different stops at Idaho, Louisiana-Monroe, Tulane, Wisconsin, and then getting the job with Harbaugh in SF. Some highlights:
- felt he was able to extend the length of his NFL career by studying and understanding the game, to compensate for his diminishing physical skills
- met Harbaugh while playing for the San Diego Chargers; that team had a lot of older players on defense who were approaching the ends of their careers, still finished first in the league that season
- leadving Louisiana for Wisconsin was difficult, but an opportunity he couldn't pass up; describes Wisconsin as a firsts-rate organization Jackson comes across as a serious, yet very personable, down-to-Earth guy in the video.
In the latest episode of 'We Only Care About Wins,' Penn State will be wearing "409" on their hockey helments tonight with the basketball team wearing "409" T-shirts tomorrow for their warm-ups. Disgusting if you ask me.
I haven't started a thread in a long time, what better reason than it's after 8pm and we lack a drinking thread. Let's kick off the home stretch to National Signing Day by raising a glass to Coach Harbaugh and his staff. For myself, I'm exercising my 21st Amendment privilege with Brew Free or Die IPA. You?