NJIT - what a weird team. Lose to nobodies but make great games with UM and Nova. Nova is 11-0.
48-47 with 14:27 to go!
No crazy stuff happening - NJIT shooting 48% (50% from 3 pt land) and Nova 45%.
Our social betters at NFL.com, home of The SuperBowl™, have kindly vouchsafed another opinion on our situation.
For those desperate to know what a "College Football 24/7 writer" writing at NFL.com thinks, basically it goes like...
2. How we'll see any other coach but Harbaugh:
3. Stuff this guy was saying a week ago:
4. And if we do get Harbaugh, he's a crazy man and will never really love us:
That is all.
Without going into TMI detail, oldest brother is long-time pals with Ronnie Lott and Joe Montana. Their kids grew up together, same schools, same sports teams, came to his wife's funeral a few months back, yada yada. Anyway, they are regulars and this past weekend got into the talk about Harbaugh. Both Lott and Montana were of the opinion that JH was more of an NFL guy and more likely to stay in the NFL (Raiders in particular) than come to Michigan. They also had insight into the reason JH is ticked at the 49'ers, and particularly the 'daddy's boy' GM who made in-house business into public team squabbles.
They think JH has done a great job and that the 49'ers were too cheap to keep some of their very best players, and that they have also had significant injuries that have made a big difference in the team's performance. This isn't a 49'ers blog so I'll spare you the rest of that.
I did not brace brother with all of the info we come up with here about how the tea leaves seem to be pointing to Ann Arbor - Brother gets a pass during the mourning time to say the least, but I did tell him my money was on JH coming back home.
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?