Mike Lantry, 1972
I read earlier in the week that he was believed to be retained. Has he really been kept? What will the effects of that be?
Alright, so we've OFFICIALLY eliminated (or they've eliminated us) in no particular order: Fitz, Peterson, Harbaugh (Jim), anyone else? As far as I can tell those are the only ones officially off the table.
This leaves us with a mind-boggling array of actual possibilities. Yes, some of these are off the wall, but I'm trying to get a comprehensive list of ppl that have in one credible way or another been tied to the job.
So, in alphabetical order:
Am I missing anyone?
So, who are your keepers and who either passes on us or we pass on them (yes, I realize there are some indications of this from some of the list)? Please keep it to a 2 or 3 person maximum. Mebbe I should make a poll?
I've heard good things about LSU's defensive coordinator, but after reading the LSU boards, it seems that not many are too excited about his OC..........does anyone believe that LM would bring his entire staff, or could there be a good possibilty Les moves in a new direction on offense..........
We all wanted Harbaugh. But we can't have this one, at least not for three or five years (hint: he's the one in the middle):
But lest we forget, as Yoda said, there is another:
His resume isn't too shabby either, and there has already been plenty of discussion about his current assistant coaches, noted "Michigan Men": Cam Cameron (OC), Greg Mattison (DC), and Andy Moeller (Assistant to the OL Coach).
If the Ravens manage to lose at KC today, that will leave Harbaugh with a 3-3 postseason record in his three years at Baltimore, and will end this promising season on quite a sour note.
Should that get him fired? Probably not. But it might get him to think about other possibilities; remember RichRod bolted immediately after a hugely disappointing loss. And living in Baltimore is not quite like living in the Bay Area/SF - Ann Arbor may seem like a nice upgrade.
Anyhow, here's to wishful thinking, and a big KC win to pave the way for "a" Harbaugh (if not "the" Harbaugh) to come home.
Random aside: in reading a bit about John Harbaugh, I came across this article. It had the following interesting quote:
“Did we take a chance by hiring John? My belief is that you have to be willing to do things the masses don’t, or you’ll never separate yourself from the masses,” stated team owner Steve Bisciotti. “We’re totally confident we picked the right person.”
The quote is included because it made me sad. On the other hand, hiring Hoke is not somebody anyone else seems to want, so we've got that going for us.
Does the new "I didn't know" exception apply if the rule you violate was put into effect because of you?
Someone call George Costanza...but seriously do you remember when it seemed like Greg Schiano turned us down?????? Since then he has played on Thursday night and been stung left and right by no one and anyone.
He was scared of THE BIG SHOW.