"The face of the operation is Briatore (referred to exclusively in the film by his colleagues and angry, chanting detractors as "Flavio"), an anthropomorphic radish who spends most of his time at QPR plotting to fire all of the managers."
I live in South Florida and the company I work for has seats for sporting events in Miami. I have gone to the past 3 Orange Bowls so I've had these tickets for awhile so I didnt' get this to see JH but its a bonus.
My plan tonight is to dress up like Bon Jovi and keep John Elway away from JH. During the half time show dress up as a Wolverine and attack any 49er personal at the game with Joe Montana's shapeup sneakers.
All kidding a side I'm going to rock my Block M hat at the game and have a good time. I thought about bringing my Block M flag into the game but that might be a little too much and not very Michigan man like.
Either way I'm pumped to see a good bowl matchup .
and it appears those sources are telling him that the big lead is wrong:
i just don't think the big lead could outscoop all of the michigan area sources. and we haven't heard anything from the bay area confirming this. take it FWIW.
and don't hate me for posting the print version of a rosenberg article - it's still a source.
EDIT: I'm told the link above is not working. Try this:
instead of coach at Michigan. The dude still quotes Bo in every interview. He sat at his desk as a young kid and said he'd coach for the wolverines.
It's his destiny. It will be done.
Or you can relax and enjoy the rest of the bowl games.
We may be in the extreme minority now, but I think there should be at least one thread on this board for people who believe in the spread offense and believe in what RR is building here. Let Harbaugh go to the NFL, and have DB force RR to fire the entire defensive staff, including his cherished colleagues from the WVU days. Our offense is still improving, and our defense can only get better.
If Harbaugh does indeed go to the NFL -- which is at least a possibility at this point -- the likely outcome is that DB keeps RR. Let's make sure that RR knows that we're behind him and are rooting for his success.
and NO, I do not mean Brady Hoke. Hells to the No on that.
There are plenty of up and coming D1-coordinators we could hire to be our next coach. We tried the whole, lets-hire-the-guy-who-is-hot-right-now thing and it did not work. The big east sucked balls when RR was there and is no different now (Case in point the 2010 Uconn Huskies). I suspect the pac-10 is nominally better than the Big East but not by much. JH does come with some bonafides that make his probability of success here high but he is by no means our ONLY SAVIOR.
I for one would want a careful search conducted by DB even if we can't get JH and not just some panicked declaration of RR being retained because "OMOMG there are no other options out there".
Chill out, yes we will probably suck football dongs in 2011 but that is not going to change one little bit even if RR is kept around (unless of course NCAA changes the rules such that offensive yardage decides the winner of football games, in which case RR will win MNC's from now until the end of times).
IIRC, the Detroit Lions got in a bit of trouble a few years back when they hired Mariuchi or Morningwheg or Marinelli...well...one of the "emms" anyway because Detroit did not interview a minority candidate. Something about "Millen wanting his guy and not taking a fair look at other candidates" or something along those lines.
- Does UM have to go through this process (I'm not saying it's a bad thing, btw) or is it strictly an NFL thing? Can Dave Brandon just hire whomever he wants without a committee or search or anything?
- How is it that this JH to UM thing is so quiet? Where are all the websites tracking airline flights (not a fan of this, btw) that may or may not be carrying UM interviewers or interviewees?
Also, if JH is not introduced as coach in the 'back half of the week' how badly does this reflect on Brandon? If there is no deal in place to replace RR with JH at this point, this is going to go from bad to worse in a heartbeat. Brandon has been talking about 'evaluation' for a while now. That has to be BS at this point and clearly a back up plan to JH bailing. However, after the bowl game, seems like the general feeling is that it's Harbaugh or bust at this point. No other coach will do. If the 'evaluation' has not been a cover up for a behind the scenes deal to hire JH after his bowl game tonight, UM football is seriously screwed, RR is hamstrung and Dave Brandon is responsible for at least this:
- Completely undermining his current coach (RR)
- The lack of focus in bowl preparations/game play due to coaching change
- General current and future recruiting fiascos (Zettel to PSU, Dee Hart decommit)