At press time, Harbaugh had sent Michigan’s athletic department an envelope containing a heavily annotated seating chart, a list of the 63,000 seat views he had found unsatisfactory, and a glowing 70-page report on section 25, row 12, seat 9, which he claimed is “exactly what the great sport of football is all about.”
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.
K Matt Goudis told me he's committed for now, but will be visiting Miami next weekend the 14th.
Dallas Crawford told me tonight that Michigan still leads. There is a rumor that he might be visiting Miami soon too. Michigan hiring Les Miles would help with Dallas.
I also spoke with Kris Frost tonight. He said he talked to one of the Auburn coaches this evening, and is expecting a phone call tomorrow from Gene Chizik. The phone call tomorrow will be when he finds out if Auburn accepts his commitment or not.
He said he was really upset when Michigan decided to fire Rich Rodriguez. He also said it's looking like Michigan may be out of it completely. The coaching change took a lot out of him, and he's not sure where they stand right now. It's obviously tough for Michigan because no one can call him right now to talk him out of it. We'll see what happens.
I saw the post about Chip Kelly and I thought I had a duty to bring up my unique and just as plausible candidate for the head coaching job. Let's face it, we're looking for two things in a new coach: wins and Michigan beating OSU. What better candidate than someone who knows the series, had a TON of success in getting Michigan to beat OSU, and won a ton of games. Of course, I'm talking about John Cooper.
Now a lot of you naysayers will demand a "Michigan Man" and say that a head coach for OSU is basically the devil incarnate. I think you're ignorant on the first count and right on the second--but hear me out.
John Cooper won 70% of his Big 10 games at OSU, and Michigan was a staggering 9-2-1 in games he coached (75%!). I'll take three out of four and run with it. Furthermore, he coached series luminaries like Joe Germaine and Ryan Miller.
The evidence clearly points to him being a great caretaker hire until Harbaugh gets fired by the 49ers in three seasons because he doesn't have a great QB.
Strong chatter that Frost may go to UNC; long time Scout poster Eugene Hankerson, who is at AAA game, is indicating some more bad news on the way.
Damn Frost is hellbent on getting into a school ASAP.
I made this anticipating his return, however in light of recent events, I feel it still caries the same weight as a fond farewell... Sorry it's a few days late, but I don't have an iPhone and therefore could not post...
Anyway thanks for giving it your all RichRod, Sorry the local media was after you from the start and never really gave you a chance, good luck wherever you end up... here's to you big guy!