From the SuperGuide, the complete list of Michigan assistants that went on to become head coaches-
Obviously can't post the whole thing here, so here's a little piece of it.
Michigan assistants that went on to win a national championship as a head coach-
|Clarence Munn||1951, 1952||Michigan State||Crisler|
|Jack Harbaugh||2002||Western Kentucky||Schembechler|
|Bennie Owen||144-56-17||Bethany College, Oklahoma|
|Don James||178-76-3||Kent State, Washington|
|Larry Smith||143-126-7||Tulane, Arizona, USC, Missouri|
|Jim Young||120-71-2||Arizona, Purdue, Army|
|Jack Harbaugh||116-95-3||WMU, Western Kentucky|
|Paul Schudel||130-117-8||Ball State, Central Conn. St.|
|Don Nehlen||149-93-4||West Virginia|
|Les Miles||139-53||Oklahoma State, LSU|
Pitt RB James Conner, who missed his junior year due to an MCL tear at the beginning of the season, held a press conference today. Some thought it was to announce that the 2014 ACC Player of the Year and All American would be forgoing his senior year to go pro. Instead, he announced he has Hodgkins Lymphoma. Doctors have given him a 85-95% survival rate but it is unknown if he will play football again, but he says he wants to come back.
Thoughts & prayers with him in this difficult time.
I get emails from all the schools I've bought Michigan tickets from - PSU, Rutgers, Maryland, Uconn, etc... This email popped up in my inbox today.
It also links to this page:
Why is this relevant? Because this is a terrible decision and a case of a school not knowing who they are.
Ruffin McNeil had a 10-3 team just two years ago. One rebuilding 5-7 year at a school that doesn't exactly reload and he's fired.
He went 8-5 last year and beat North Carolina 70-41!!
Idiots. Complete idiots. Would be a great hire if Rutgers got him and could take them from horrific to mediocre.
This is somewhat relevant to Michigan, because it makes it slighly more likely that Will Muschamp ends up at South Carolina as HC, which in turn makes it slightly more likely that Jeremy Pruitt stays in the SEC (b/c Muschamp could take the Alabama job if he doesn't get a head coaching spot).
Herman will make $2.8 million per year, which is pretty amazing for a non-P5 coach IMO.
With Michigan not able to win the championship, typically I turn to trying to figure out what would be the least worst thing to happen instead. So to help with rooting interests this weekend:
Of the options below - who would be the least bad?
1. Clemson (12-0)
2. Alabama (11-1)
3. Oklahoma (11-1)
4. Iowa (12-0)
5. Michigan State (11-1)
6. Ohio State( 11-1)
7. Stanford (10-2)
8. Nobody. If Michigan's not gonna win it, nobody should. Hope for every team to have some type of disqualifying event.
- Not MSU or OSU, because - obviously.
- Not Alabama. Saban wins enough. Competition for recruits.
- Not Stanford. They have 2 losses, that doesn't seem right. And they're Harbaugh's old team.
- So Clemson, Oklahoma or Iowa...
- I think Clemson's coach's face looks stupid - so not Clemson.
- Not Oklahoma, because I'm fine with the Big12 never getting any respect.
- IOWA?? Yep, I'm going with Iowa as the least worst thing. The added bonus is it helps the BigTen and every time I think of "Iowa" and "Championship" in my mind, I laugh a little.
What say you?