Hackett said at the Presser that he was wearing a maize watch to commerate the occasion and gifting said watch to others involved in the process. Anybody know about this maize watch? Is it available for purchase? I want one!
This is transcript of radio host Brian Murphy speaking very candidly with Jed York on the Harbaugh departure, providing a lot of insight to the rift that led us to get our guy. I found this to be a pretty fascinating read, as I sympathize with the 49ers fans.
I thought about an OT tag, but York does mention Michigan, also notably saying Harbaugh chose between Michigan and the 49ers in 2011, which is the most substantial evidence I've heard that he was offered the job back then.
P.S. This is not intended to be grave-stomping.
Jim Hackett just saved this football program.
My first game at the Big House was The Horror, and since that day I had never felt truly good about Michigan football. Instead, what I felt was a potent mix of dread and apathy. During the Hoke experiment, things got even worse, and Michigan was truly in trouble. We were much closer to the precipice of Ivy League-esque football irrelevance than any of us care to admit.
Today, that feeling changed. And it changed because Jim Hackett had the brains to bring a great coach home and the balls to go out and get him.
I was cautious about the Harbaugh rumors, perhaps overly so. I knew Hackett was smart, but I never anticipated the true extent of his intelligence, finesse, and persuasiveness. How ironic that the man who ushered in the first steps in the forthcoming Michigan resurgence was not the brassy, penny-pinching Pizza Man but the understated businessman with a soul.
Jim^2 deserves a place in A^2 for years to come.
For those who didnt get a chance to see it. Enjoy. Go Blue .....oh and HARBAUGH!!!