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Yesterday I was 60-40 that Harbaugh was coming to A2. After talking to sources, I was told to move that to 90-10! Too big of a jump but ... — The Michigan Insider (@michiganinsider) December 17, 2014
Disclaimer: I am tired and have had a beer or two and I am literally about to go to bed, but hear me out… I come from a Michigan family (my mother and father met as students there) and I grew up a rooting for the Maize and blue, but my genuine fandom didn’t start until I was about 11 years old. I picked a bad year to enter the fray. The first Michigan game I had an emotional interest in was the Spartan Bob game, and I can still remember crying, alone on the couch, as I watched Jeff Smoker desperately heave a backfoot lob over the secondary and into the hands of T.J. Duckett… A few months later I spent the evening watching the Michigan OSU game with my dad and a few of his older friends… Everyone had assured me Michigan would win, they hadn’t lost in Ann Arbor in 15 years after all. But we all know what happened next. Tressel did the unthinkable, and then he did the unthinkable again by beating Michigan and winning the national championship in ’02. Overall Tressel went 6-1 against Carr in The Game, including, of course, the game of the century… courtesy of a late hit call against Shawn Crable.
I do consider myself lucky to have seen one great victory over Ohio State - in 2003 - which I attended in person. On that day it seemed the world would be set to rights, and everything would be okay. Michigan had dashed OSU's National Championship hopes just as they had throughout the 90s. Since then though, it has all gone to hell. Michigan has been a laughingstock post-2006. I was lucky to be a student during the miracle/illuionsary year of 2011. I cheered as much as anyone else and stormed the field after the win over OSU, but somehow the victory still felt ominous. They had come in with an interim coach and a true freshman QB and were one incomplete pass from making it 8 in a row. Little did I know that my fears would turn out true, and another 3 years later Hoke would be fired after going 0-3 against Meyer and 1-3 against Dantonio.The 2013 game was the most roller coaster emotional ride I'd ever been on with football but it still ended in utter misery.
So I tell this story to express that throughout my 14 year fandom, I have known nothing but utter dominance by OSU in The Game. Will it ever change? What was it like back in the Golden Age of the 70s, 80s, and 90s?
I have conceded that our chances of Harbaugh are slim at best. I expect Whittingham or Bill Sheridan or Teryl Austin to be our next coach. And if so what then? Does Michigan have any chance of beating OSU for the next 10 years, let alone MSU? Let alone being in the hunt for the division title in November?
8yr deal for $4.25M per. Interesting as they seemed to be a focus school of Nike's for their uniformz varities.
In the incredibly unlikely scenario that Harbaugh does not become the head coach of Michigan and is abducted by aliens (I can't think of any other reason he wouldn't become Michigan's coach), what would we all do? SERIOUSLY? What would we do!? Currently we have a thread dedicated to Harbaugh themed Christmas songs. Have we ever had so many eggs in one basket? Is that basket woven from Harbaugh's hair and are those eggs actually tiny Harbaugh heads with little headsets on that are singing Harbaugh Christmas songs? I would be worried about the health of the fans and people I don't even know. Seriously, what would you do guys? Should I be worried about my own health? Is the fact that I'm actually posting this thread answering that question?
Title says it all. Connor Cook says he has "unfinished business," and "the only way to accomplish it, is to comeback."