frank beamer #1
For one, he isn't a moron and i\even if he does have a brain fart his agent will not let him leave 2.5 Mill on the table.
Even if he wants to go to Pitt (or UConn), he will keep his mouth shut, get fired, pick up his check and THEN sign on with the Big Least where he will no doubt start owning fools like he used to. Just because MSM idiots who have zero understanding of contracts suggest something, it doesn't mean it is a viable option.
Everyone running around like it's the final act of Animal House need to get a grip. We have a coach under contract. That coach has 22 returning starters. We have a cake schedule in 2011.
I've been hearing all this whining. He can't come back now? He looked defeated. Why not? He's almost has his recruting class completed and he's already at work. You know how he'll show up for work? He'll get up and drive over and start working and in a week this will all be over and people will be worrying about who's visiting for the Kansas basketball game and then it will be signing day.
Then all the fans that gave up will start hearing that T. Lewan is now lifting houses over his head and that M. Jones is looking like the next coming of D. Jones and the secondary is looking good and people will get excited again. The Spring Game will come and F. Toussiant will bust a couple of big runs and we'll say D. Hart who?
Soon enough it will be August again and it will be time for put up or shut up, but it's going to be fine.
All this Harbaugh talk is boring. What if Harbaugh says no? Is Venables on the radar? Cuz this guy has been a DC for a long time. I'm surprised he hasn't been tapped as a coach, and he's a defensive minded coach, which is what Michigan should try. Clearly the Offensive minded coach thing isn't working out like excepted.
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?