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.”
The rush to annoint JH as the next big thing in the NFL is symptomatic of our media driven culture. The guy is a perfect fit here at Michigan and has done wonders at Stanford, but the skill set for an NFL coach is much different than for a college coach. One of Harbaugh's most valuable qualites is his ability to find and mold raw talent, and this would be wasted at the next level. He is obviously a master at motivating young men but would this transfer to the task of massaging massive NFL egos?
The history of the NFL is littered with great college coaches who's talents did not transfer well (Spurrier, Saban, etc....) so what makes people think that JH - after one great season in Division I - can not only make the jump to light speed, but deserves more money than anyone else in the busines? It all makes no sense.
Here's hoping that this media circus is part of a complex negotiating dance in which JH is using this overblown leverage to get exactly what he wants from Brandon - in money, control and contract flexibility.
Yes, the new MGoBanner is accurate. Yes, mushroom clouds made more appearances this season than any other. Yes, all our base are belong to David Brandon's pimp hand now... but let us not forget how this season started. After more coaching turmoil and doom kittehs, think back to September 4th, 2010. Michigan WILL win the MNC again. Michigan WILL end The Streak. Michigan will put little brother back in his place. Impossible? Impossible is Nothing.
I hadn't thought of him until I listened to Brian's podcast, but he's my #1 choice right now by a land slide.
With all the returning starters I think we can still win the Big Ten next year.
1. Defense-With all the returning players he can make a big, instant impact on the defense and with his rep and Michigan's name he could lock down some big name d recruits down the stretch and bring a few from his class to jump start our recruiting Mojo.
2. Offense- Don't think he is married to any one style but he ran as close an offense to ours as anyone last year.
3. Style-Similar emotional style to RR might help in player retention.
4. Dick Factor- He'll take the Freep and skull fuck them.
Can we confirm officially, once and for all, that GERG will not be retained?
prepare for posts like you haven't seen since the days of CC:
Not being close geographically to Ann Arbor, I was wondering how the masses would know when Brandon has hired the next coach. Since this search is taking the shape of a Papal replacement in that we waited for the coach to be fired (or as in the case of the Vatican the pope has died) before we have the next one in place. I was wondering, will they let us know by blowing white smoke out of the chimney of Schembechler Hall like they do when they elect a new Pope with the white smoke coming out of the Sistine Chapel?