NIU vs. Marshall with Desmond Howard on the call
Sour grapes caveat applies, but the slideshow raises some interesting issues that should maybe temper the ITS HAPPENING excitement. Plus all the discussion has been geared toward "Will Harbaugh Come Here" and there's been little discussion on "Should Harbaugh Come Here."
- Harbaugh is supposedly an offensive minded coach, yet the 49ers really suck on offense. This year, the 9ers are atrocious on offense (27th in points for, I believe).
- Harbaugh is supposedly a QB oriented coach, yet this year Kaepernick has been a tire fire, despite having Crabtree, Boldin, Davis and a good running game.
- Harbaugh is viewed as soft on player discipline. Aldon Smith and Ray McDonald are cited as examples. Michigan has had its fair shair of off-the-field player problems already.
- Harbaugh is supposedly not involved much on defense, which has been the 9ers strength. SFGate suggests that 9ers success is more about DC Vic Fangio and less about Harbaugh, which is a sentiment echoed by some 9er fans I've talked to.
- 9ers have supposedly been bad in clock management, with the article citing poor timeouts and leading the league in delay of game penalties. Our team is already terrible in this category.
Edit: WOW at replies so far. Let me clarify a few things. None of these are my opinions. My opinion is that Harbaugh is probably the best option for Michigan at this point. I just posted the article for some honest discussion, because I do think the issues are relevant and I've watched a lot of 9er football this year and they are a crappy team. I watched the Raider game and they showed a Raider fan holding a sign about Harbaugh coming to the Raiders, and the 9er fan I was watching us was like, "LOL why would you want a coach that lost to the RAIDERS," which is, you know, valid. Still, I'm hoping NFL isn't a good fit for Harbaugh and his better suited coaching people that don't get paid more than him.
We have Joe Kerridge who just tweeted this-
We had Jack Wangler tweeteing emojis of swimmers. Swim lanes, anyone? That tweet has since been removed.
We also had one from Khalid Hill of a basketball player (Kobe Bryant when he had hair, I think) cradling a trophy with his comment being "my current emotion". That tweet was removed shortly after it was posted.
Anyone else got any?
Someone tried to play a cruel joke in AA today.
Good news from Hackett's call with the players. Per Wilfong at 247 (free) players were told that the Michigan administration feels good about having their guy but they want to make sure everything is signed etc... before moving forward.
Not a huge surprise, as the new coach will probably look for a different OC (I heard ole #6 for Michigan is a strong candidate). I wish him well in the future.
Michigan offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier is expected to be named to the same position at Florida per a source. http://t.co/buD3jvvmVs— Thayer Evans (@ThayerEvansSI) December 23, 2014