alternate headline: man does job
First time posting, so sorry for any formatting issues, or if Kornheiser is banned from this site. (I did a search, and the last post I could find about him in particular was from Feb 2010).
I personally think that Kornheiser and Wilbon are somewhat intelligent guys who are forced to know a little about a lot(Wilbon thinks that Michigan football is the only sports team that has practice/games over spring break) and say a lot of things that they don't truly believe sometimes to drive conversation. However, I thought this was interesting for one main reason:
ESPN controls a lot of the narrative that goes out about players, coaches, schools, programs, etc... The fact that Kornheiser and Wilbon both say that the SEC is trying to get a rule changed by the NCAA because they are SCARED, on one of the most popular shows on the SEC loving ESPN nonetheless, has to be huge for public opinion on the spring practices at IMG and HARBAUGH, of course.
For those who don't want to watch the two minute video, here is a quote that sums it up:
Kornheiser: "Everybody in college football is afraid of Jim Harbaugh because Jim Harbaugh is loud about this."
Wilbon's Response: "I agree."
I looked in vain to see if I could find this posted somewhere, and it surely is but damn if I could find it. Anyway it's Denard so double-posts don't count, because obviously.
Free Rivals article (LINK HERE) with video of Denard's post-SOTS comments (embedded below). Among the highlights:
On the SOTS stage:
"It was crazy," he said. [Ed.-not referring to subs] "During the pre-trial runs, the whole thing, it was different - like, 'how is this supposed to go?' When you see it you're like, 'this is comfortable ... a great idea.' It was almost like draft day. You had guys announcing, breaking down highlights, Todd McShay breaking you down just like the draft - and coming to Michigan is like being drafted.
On Harbaugh (Rivals selectively edited out the bolded bit in the article):
He brings that enthusiasm, he brings that flair [Ed.-see what he did there?] that you need as a head coach, and as a coach, period. He brings that... awkwardness, sometimes. But he's got that winning mentality and he's going to do what he do to get there.
I apologize for the link from the Worldwide Leader, but the lead SEC cheerleader Paul Finebaum had an interesting take on Harbaugh ruffling feathers with the SEC, comparing the reaction of SEC coaches to Harbaugh's actions to the reactions of GOP candidates to Donald Trump. Of course he found a way to throw in some love for his beloved SEC:
"The SEC is at the vanguard of college athletics . . . The rest of the country is supposed to be reacting to the SEC, not the other way around. What has Jim Harbaugh done?"
Last year Harbaugh said that he wanted to extend his satellite camp tour to 2 weeks. In addition to some of the old sites like Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, and Dallas etc., I was wondering what new places you want Harbaugh to go to. I think he should hold one in Louisiana, and the Atlanta area due to the sheer number of prospects down there. Cleveland and Cincinnati should also be in there just for the schadenfreude factor. Thoughts?
A move that we have all been expecting for a while, there hadn't been much said about the current status until now. This from the Miami Herald:
Multiple sources have told the Miami Herald on Tuesday that Flanagan coach Devin Bush is on the verge of joining the staff at Michigan where three of his Falcons -- son and linebacker Devin Bush Jr. and safeties Devin Gil and Josh Metellus -- have signed. Bush Jr. has already enrolled at Michigan for the spring semester.
Another interesting tidbit:
One source said an announcement is expected sometime next week. Both sources said defensive coordinator Stanford Samuels would become Flanagan's next head coach.
Kill it dead.
(I swear I searched for links to this article and board posts about it, but just flat missed it. I'm a bad person, and I feel bad.)
[Double Edit - Seems to be turning into a posbang. In the spirit of the season, perhaps the mods should laissez le bon temps roulez.]