So now that Hoke is gone it‘s time to move forward and hopefully Hackett has started to walk to California with a pot of gold under his arm. As I hear the various candidates, especially JH and Les Miles I was thinking why can‘t we play smart and have both? You ask how? Well NFL guys are pretty sure JH will stay in NFL and college guys say he will come back to college so who knows what will actually happen BUT usually billion doallar sports leagues tend to win these kind of fights but will see though.
According to media we all know that JH has that itch to stay in NFL be successful and win a superbowl, but we have also been told that he feels miserable there.
So I was thinking why not hire Les Miles have him run the programm fort he next 4-5 years until he retires then go and get Harbough. This way Jim can have another shot in NFL and he will eventually find out that it is not the place for him or he wins a superbowl the next 4-5 years and he would not mind coming back to college and retire as a CFB coach. My fear of hiring him now is that he will always look back to NFL and say what if I had coached another team….what if I had another shot at the superbowl...what if..
In my opinion this seems like the perfect scenerio and we will have a continuity in the program. I honestly dont think it‘s hard to accomplish this as long as the department thinks long term. Two great coaches one after another..how much better can it get…oh wait with our luck who knows.
Whats your take on this idea?
The Brady Hoke Era has come to an end at the University of Michigan. It is a shame that a man with such great character like Brady Hoke couldn't succeed here. However, I always like to remember the good times.
My question to my fellow mgobloggers
What were your favorite memories of the Hoke Era?
Mine is a tie between the 2011 Ohio State Game and the 2012 Northwestern game.
Saw this tweet from a guy who works for the Michigan rivals website. It's on their premium board.
Wonder who it could be?
This is your monthly reminder that Ace Williams is a troll and discussing his trolling is not acceptable civil discourse.
Just stumbled across this wonderful video on Youtube [click here]
It contains an amazing roast of Woody Hayes, including hilarious and touching speeches from Lou Holtz (who honestly stole the show) and Bo himself.
Hayes died soon thereafter, and the video includes some post-death footage, including none other than Richard Nixon speaking at his funeral.
Really incredible. One sometimes forgets the modern rivalry between the two schools was forged from a deep and mutual love and respect between two legendary coaches.
Hackett gave us some insight into his process today when he talked about narrowing the field of coaching candidates. He didn't seem to be opposed to hiring an outsider (progress at last) and redefined - or perhaps properly defined - the term "Michigan Man" to include a coach who is selfless, can win games, and will refuse to cut corners or engage in 'shenanigans.'
Since there are already plenty of threads on potential candidates, I think it would be interesting to approach the search for the head coach from a different perspective. If Hackett is being sincere about the way he plans to conduct his process - and I have no reason to doubt his sincerity at this point - then it sounds like he will go through the candidates by using those overarching attributes as a starting point and eliminating candidates who are the least likely to fit the mold.
There are a lot of names being discussed. Which ones would you put on the DO NOT WANT list, and why? I would be disappointed if we hire Schiano or Shaw, but reasonable minds can disagree. Basically, to use Hackett's swimming lane anaology, I'm curious to see who we as fans want to disqualify from the 400m medley. Thoughts?