When Hoke was introduced we were fed some of the better "Michiganspeak" we'd heard in a very long time. He quickly rallied all those desperate to see the return to doing things the Michigan Way. One of the overarching themes in his message was that it wasn't about him, it was about "The Team"--as though the words were coming straight from the mouth of Bo himself.
I think tomorrow we are going to hear some stuff from JH that will make Hoke's promises of team toughness look like he was talking about a Brownie Troop. That being said, this is one of the biggest coaching hires of all time let alone at Michigan. We have officially gone "all-in" for football and we have the highest paid, highest profile coach in the game. We have a prodigal son, in every sense of the term, coming home to be King.
So I ask: How is JH going to be able to convince us that it's not all about him?
Do you think that will even be a theme?
What do you think the theme will be?
What messages do you think we'll hear tomorrow about what's to come for Michigan Football?
Does winning National Championships now become a goal or do we stay focused on BIG Championships?
This is going to be Harbawesome.
I have noticed an uptick in recent wordage of Harbaugh.
If internet originated word/phrases like "side boob" can be added to the English language, I submit we press on for the usage of Harbaugh.
Need help however from MGoBrains:
Should Harbaugh be used as a:
1. Verb? Schefter got Harbaughed.
2. Noun?: May future generations read their American History textbooks and learn of Harbaugh, The Conqueror From the West.
3. Adjective?: That shit was Harbaugh.
4. All of the above and more? Harbaugh.
Let the Oxford University Press hear us Harbaugh!
Also twitter pics of Harbaugh arriving from SB Nation. Frame these for your children.
There is a ton of talent returning on the 2015 Michigan Football team, albeit unbridled and raw in some spots. The ugly truth is that this team will go only as far as it's quarterback takes them. Finding the next great Michigan QB is likely a top priority, if not the top priority for Jim Harbaugh. There is little hope in 2015 outside of the committed Alex Malzone. I'm not sold that he is a truly elite quarterback that is going to lead us to the promise land but he does appear to be solid. Here's what I'm thinking for options.........
2015: Blake Barnett (5 star) 6 ft 4 198lbs - Corona, CA (Bama commit)
*Blake has the size and mobility and had Michigan Interest early.
2016: Jacob Eason (5 star) #1 player in 2016 class. 6ft5 207- Lake Stevens, WA
Kid is a future NFLer with ideal size. Georgia commit but Bobo just left so........
2016: Malik Henry (5 Star) 6 ft 2 185lbs - Westlake Village, CA
Malik has tremendous command/poise and throws Recivers open.
FSU commit but had Michigan interest earlier this year.
2016: KJ Costello (#25 player in 2016) 6ft4 218lbs - Rancho Santa Magarita, CA
Ideal size again and highly rated from that trusted Cali stock. Free Agent.
There will assuredly be some unearthed gems along the way but I think it's a safe bet that Harbaugh goes after 1 of these 4 stud QBS. Michigan now has a "rock star" coach and literally the best coach in the business. He will land his "rock star" QB, the question is merely who will it be. Why not the #1 player in the class of 2016? Mike Bobo just left Georgia and playing QB for Michigan and Jim Harbaugh seems like more of a draw than Mark Richt at Georgia. That flip is more than do-able. This is a huge priority like I said before because once Harbaugh gets his QB....it's on like Donkey Kong. Michigan will run a pro-style offense with elite coaches and a head coach that excelled at the highest level of football. Harbaugh has more connections with the NFL than any other coach in the B1G and maybe the country. If you're an elite "Pro-Style" recruit in the Mid-West....you're kind of coming to Michigan now. This is about to get fun! Thoughts??
I used YouDubber to create a mashup of Wolverine Historian's Jim Harbaugh Tribute (Part 2) video and "The Ecstasy of Gold," Ennio Morricone's classic theme from the movie The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
I'd be lying if I said it didn't give me chills watching it. You can check it out by clicking on the link below. Enjoy!
Mark Garafolo says that Oakland offered more money than Michigan. Video:
Here's a hype video I put together for Harbaugh Day (as if you need it). I know the song has been used a couple times already in others but I wanted to put my spin on it. Hope you enjoy it.