is there such a thing as an etsy genuis? if so, this is it.
As much as everyone seems to throw Brady Hoke under the bus, he is a legitimate candidate for the hypothetical coaching vacancy.
In 2008, he took bottom-dweller Ball State to an undefeated MAC record and national ranking
In 2010, he turned around a mediocre San Diego State team into a solid season including a bowl win with completely understandable and close losses to TCU, Utah, and Mizzou.
In 2011, he would unite the fractured fan base which has created huge program perception problems.
Although Harbaugh is clearly the #1 option, I think there are too many influential alumni/former players who would not support any candidate without ties to the Bo-tree. This vaults Hoke over the Randy Shannons of the world.
Just got a text that Harbaugh said he wasn't going to Michigan. He will stay at STanford if he decides to stay in college, but otherwise is going to the NFL. Has anyone else heard this?
President Coleman has shown in the past that she wants to be the final interview for a new head coach. Last time it was in Toledo, which means media people will be watching 23 and 275 south this time.
She is likely to do an out of town again, which means either flying out of Detroit Metro, driving to Lansing, or driving to Grand Rapids (either to meet or to catch a flight). I think Lansing is unlikely given the sheer number of MSU fans there who would narc in a second.
The team is also required to interview at least one black coach for the job under NCAA affirmative action rules--but I don't know if she would spend her time as part of that process. She may, given her vocal AA support. That would give us two interviews. Likely at different times because it would be a little demeaning for a black interviewee to meet the guy who is really being interviewed at the site.
Anyone seeing any sign of travel from Coleman, this is the thread to post in, please.
Something other than CC to help pass the morning.
A great honor for the most beautiful football stadium anywhere.
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Newly renovated Michigan Stadium was awarded with a Best of the Best Award by McGraw-Hill Construction, a national competition that recognizes design and construction excellence based on regional winners of the company's 10 regional publications. This is the third year McGraw-Hill Construction has presented the Best of the Best Awards.
There couldn't be any better place to watch the Maize and Blue play football.
Michigan Stadium was awarded as the top construction project in the sports/recreation category.
Be Pround of our University and all it has to offer.
The last couple of days I've been putting theses ESSPENN bullets about UM/CC/JH/BH, due to the fact that I have a TV in my office and watch sport shows all day while I work (I know tough life). I will update as the day progresses. IMHO (means nothing) I'm in the agent "disinformation" camp and any "JH is leaning" talk is a money grab.
0722est Mike & Mike
Dick Vitale bullets
-Doesn't think JH fits in the Pros & is a college guy.
-If Bo was alive he would be at UM on the sidelines.
-If I talked to him I would tell him to stay in college.
-T. Izzo made the right choice to stay in college.
-I didn't listen to Jimmy V and failed in pros.
-RR should go to Pitt.
It Dicky V so he's just talking but he inline w/ Lou Holtz (yesterday) on the matter.
John Clayton bullets on NFL CC
-If SF cannot get JH the will go the Assistant route.
-Denver will wait till J. Elway get back to start a search(n/m of JH).
0905est Mike & Mike
M. Greenberg on breaking to him bullets
-Just broke to him about the Freep article on JH not coming to AA and would stay at Stanford or go pro(wow he's late to the party)
-gave his opinion and said Stanford=Michigan but M got more history(talkers gotta talk)
Chris Mortensen bullets
-Freep report/ that is not the absolute but that is the buzz from last night/this morning.
-talks about sibling rivalry with brother and NFL.
0917est Mike & Mike
John Clayton bullets
-thought Miami was in the mix but it dying b/c Sparano is staying.
-Two options S.F. but they don't have the structure he looking for and Denver b/c John Elway
-Is Hearing 3mil at Stanford 4mil at UM.
Freep is been brought up since 0900est ,more will come later I'm sure and I'll update once Schefter wakes up. I do not have access to NFL network so any help is appreciated.
0947 Mike & Mike
Adam Schefter Tweet
-(MWW6t7 beat M&M him by 4min) Hugh Jackson to interview at S.F.
-think Luck and JH are moving on.
1002est 1st & 10
-JH not ready for NFL
-JH can't skirt the press like he did last night.
-It's one thing to coach college kids vs. Pros.
-Wanted JH to AA (Buckeye lover Jay Crawford was loving this)
-jumped up on the table and started throwing feces at everyone. (I kid, I kid)
-Compare JH to Jimmy Johnson when he was at the "U" and said he will go the same route and recorded as J.J.
This is, seriously, an article in the Sporting News ABOUT a Freep article saying why Harbaugh may be unlikely to take the Michigan job.
I'm incredibly surprised that news outlets haven't adopted the "CC" format, especially given the frequency they rehash the exact same information. My personal favorite part is the first line in Rosenberg's article. The source is "a person with direct knowledge of Harbaugh's thinking." I didn't know anyone like that existed...