further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
He just tweeted:
"rich rod better not get fired!!! imma be pissed if he does"
Interesting, since it's the first I've seen from a recruit or current player directly addressing the issue.
Is this really the type of person who we want coaching Michigan football:
1. Punched Jim Kelly and had to miss several games - hurting his team because of the broken hand.
"Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jim Harbaugh broke a bone in his throwing hand Saturday when he punched former Buffalo Bills quarterback and current NBC-TV analyst Jim Kelly in the head because of negative comments Kelly made about Harbaugh a week earlier. Harbaugh told ESPNEWS, "I regret throwing the punch, but I felt I had to do something since my toughness was being questioned." http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-746436.html
2. Coach arressted for DUI during season
ENCINITAS, Calif. - University of San Diego football coach Jim Harbaugh was arrested early Sunday on a charge of drunken driving after being stopped for running a stop sign.
Harbaugh, a former NFL quarterback, was released after 7½ hours at the Vista Detention Facility. He is to appear in court in December.
“I’m upset at myself about it, and more embarrassed for everyone else around me, the team,” Harbaugh said Wednesday. “My No. 1 concern is the players. I’m trying to set a good example for them. There’s a consequence for making poor decisions and now that applies to me.” http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/9902673/
3. I was at Michigan when Harbaugh was quarterback. One night he tried to get in a fight with one of my friends "Do you want to play 'fistball"? was the clever line he used.
4. He was a good quarterback. And he may be a good coach (what was he in his third season something like 8-5?). But I'm not sure what kind of a person he is. I do know that I don't want to take the chance that his selfish and unstable behavior, as demonstrated over a long period of time, will embarrass our great university.
It's past noon on Friday, so honestly, who's working at this point? On to a really important topic as we contemplate the coaching direction of Michigan football: What song should Rodriguez have picked to feature at the Football Bust? Maybe Bon Jovi, Livin' on a Prayer, a Big House favorite? Perhaps DB could have followed that with Won't Get Fooled Again? What song should be featured at next year's Bust (hosted by Coach X)? I welcome your views.
The hits just keep coming. It seems DB now has his own Blog.
Feel free to check out his post on The Politics of Bowling. I'm look forward to a post that discusses Coaching Decision Timelines and How it Effects Recruiting.
It's been over 12 months since this story about Harbaugh and BathroomGate, but I still find it hilarious. I imagine a massive HD screen to watch film and a high-tec X's and O's white board right next to the shitter.
From August 2009:
The Stanford athletic department is facing a multi-million revenue shortfall. Fundraising has cratered. Team budgets are being sliced. More than 20 jobs have been eliminated through layoffs and buyouts, and at least one sport (fencing) is in danger of being cut.
So by all means, build the football coach a private bathroom.
Harbaugh's response to austerity measures:
“It was something I’d asked for,’’ Harbaugh said. “It cuts down on drag.’’
$70,000? I don't care what anyone says, that is going to be one nice bathroom to spend lots of time.
You decide if it's inspirational or a plea for another chance