Saw this linked on the Daily's Twitter. Always an interesting read leading up to the Michigan / MSU game.
Edit: As pointed out by MGoUser "Tate", the Editor's Note is awesome.
Yep, another MSU hype video. This one is a shorter / trailer-esque type one. Going to have some more videos coming out soon - one for a current commit and then another secret video.
Harbaugh's salary has increased to $9 million. He is now making more than $2 million more than Nick Saban.
Who's got more money than us?!?
Some other notable coaches salaries and where they rank:
3) Urban Meyer - $6,094,800
6) Charlie Strong (for now?) - $5,200,130
10) Kirk Ferentz (lolz, Iowa!) - $4,500,000
14) Mike D'antoni - $4,300,000
The top 25 are in the link below!
Edit: Just a reference, the 2 highest paid coaches in the NFL (Pete Carroll and Sean Payton) are making $8 million per year...
And as pointed out below, this includes the huge life insurance premium of $4 million, so it is skewed. Either way, he has earned all of it!
ESPN has put together a list of the Top 50 college football players of 2016. I know that these lists are entirely subjective and largely irrelevant, but it's something to pass the time on a relatively slow week as we all eagerly await Saturday's arrival:
Some interesting notes:
Michigan only has 2 players on the list - Peppers at 2 and Lewis at 17. I was initially a bit surprised by this, but at the same time, I did struggle to come up with another Michigan players who I felt undoubtedly should be there. On offense, Butt and Chesson are top flight players, but THIS YEAR, neither has had huge production (although I do expect that to change as we get into the heart of our schedule). On defense, several of our DL have a strong case, but they all suffer from the same problem, namely the strength of the line as a whole. With such a strong line, including the nominal second unit, sacks, hurries, TFL, etc. are split amongst so many players that no one player has eye-popping stats.
Alabama has 7(!!!) players listed, which is the most of any school.
Our main rival, non-Rutgers division, has 4 players on the list.
For those on this board who like to make the somewhat popular argument of "starzz don't matter - just give me kids with heart and great coaching any day," you might want to review the recruiting profiles of these kids. Almost every one of them was a 4-5*. Obviously, this does not mean that there are not plenty of diamonds in the rough that can be coached up (see the entire Glasgow family), and obviously even the best talent will not develop with poor coaching (see the Hoke years), but anyone who denies that there is a STRONG corrolation between recruiting rankings and ultimate college success is naive
Finally, because it is Sparty hate week, take a look at all of the Sparty players on this list.
Go Blue and Beat State!
Not sure if this has been posted:
My new wife has been adopted as a Michigan fan, and we are starting a family. I became a Michigan fan being from Detroit, and an Uncle who played high school ball with a couple guys on the 89 team. He liked both UM and MSU though, while I stuck with UM. I grew up in the DC area, so not a lot of Michigan fan-dom in my life. I am curious if anyone has any awesome gameday traditions that they have/had with parents, aunts/uncles, children, or friends that they wouldn't mind sharing.
Also of note: I spoke with a friend about PSU/OSU (he was at the game, speaking with the coaches before the game)...Penn State's gameplan going into the game was to mimic Wisconsin's defensive scheme, and put their starters on special teams to gain an advantage.