Jumping into the CC: Harbaugh Daily News with this:
Charles Woodson was interviewed on the Rich Eisen show, and gave his opinion on the Harbaugh situation - he would prefer Harbaugh @ Michigan vs. in Oakland next year:
"If the choices were out there, it would definitely be Michigan. As a guy that played there, the fans would love it, it would be great for recruiting and just to have a guy that's proven -- he's won everywhere he's been as a coach," said Woodson. "If he went to Michigan, I'd say, yeah, and go blue.
I choose to ignore this second quote from Woodson:
"But it doesn't sound too good right now."
Seasons greetings start on the next post:
Cam Newton was hospitalized after a serious two car crash. Photos have him being stretchered off the scene. His car overturned. The link has a vine of the tow truck righting it. Looks like the roof is partially caved in. Hopefully he's alright.
Let's pause from Harbaughmania to discuss the 2014 Heisman Finalists:
Marcus Mariota, Oregon QB
Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin RB
Amari Cooper, Alabama WR
My memory can be pretty bad sometimes, but I believe nobody but Gordon had a "Heisman Moment" when he ran for 408 yards against Nebraska. However, his subpar showing against Ohio State in the B1G Championship may have damaged his chances.
Cooper's statistics are good-to-great, but in my opinion Mariota is the clear choice. 3,783 yards passing for 38 TDs with only 2 INTs, and 669 yards rushing for 14 TDs is about as terrific of a body of work as it gets. If the voters stay at the statistical level, Mariota will win. If the "Heisman Moment" sways some voters, Gordon will be in the discussion as well, despite his single-game rushing record being broken just a week later. These are your finalists. Discuss. Or not. There's always Harbaugh.
John U. Bacon was interviewed on myfoxdetroit last night following the Michigan football bust, and of course the topic shifted to the coaching search. For those who don't want to listen, JUB said:
1. He believes that Harbaugh is still Michigan's top choice and that JH is still considering the option.
2. He does not believe the recent NFL.com and similar NFL-source reports that Harbaugh has rejected Michigan.
3. He also does not believe reports that Harbaugh is "signed, sealed, delivered" to Michigan.
4. He believes that even Harbaugh doesn't know at this point.
5. If we do not land Harbaugh, JUB still believes that we would end up with Miles. His reasoning is that Hackett knows that much of the fanbase wants Miles if Harbaugh says no, and that Hackett is very good at listening to the fanbase.
6. Finally, JUB says that we are in for a few more weeks of speculations because "all sides" are entering a "dark period." (I think that we have been there since last Tuesday, as we have heard NOTHING of substance - only media speculation going in every possible direction - from anyone other than the sourced "searchbits" from Brian).
Nothing new or earthshattering, although JUB's take on Miles differs from what many here think. I always took Hackett's comments about looking for a coach who can win withing shenanigans to mean that Les was unlikely, but who knows.
why has this not been done?