mesmerism! presidential assassinations! circuses on fire!
The whole thing is worth listening to. The bit on Harbaugh starts 47 minutes in and lasts for about 4-5 minutes.
LINK (embed is below)
- He thinks that it's going to work there but not "a quick fix"
- Harbaugh's offense is "Bo Schembechler football with Jon Gruden's playbook."
- Harbaugh learned a lot of offense from Bill Callahan while a QC guy at the Raiders
- He thinks that Harbaugh will delegate the details of his offense to his OC, but he thinks wrongly that Jedd Fisch will be the OC (he's pretty down on Fisch)
- So the offense probably won't look exactly the way it did at Stanford.
The other thing that's interesting from this blog's readership's perspective is that Chris Brown also talks about offensive styles and systems, and he points out that whether you're an up-tempo spread team or a traditional power team, "it all works." He does suggest that offenses get in trouble if they don't commit to an offensive identity and philosophy (something that set off alarm bells in my head). He suggested that it's fine to have a preference -- coaches obviously do -- but that you need to stick to that preference and have an identity. Ultimatley however, all systems go about putting pressure on defenses, but using different methods. That discussion begins at the 40 minute mark.
Angelique has just put up a story over at the News, apparently in 2014 UM had to give away 62,879 tickets, or 8.6% of attendance, up from 2.8% the year before. The whole thing is a pretty interesting read, LINK
It also had this interesting graphic. I know that they count the band/ushers/etc, but it's pretty clear that we were under 100K for multiple games this year
In other words: Michigan had to give away thousands of tickets just to fill the Big House this much: pic.twitter.com/ZrHFv1TwjH— Alejandro Zúñiga (@ByAZuniga) April 17, 2015
Since Michigan opens their season on a rare (and I mean rare) Thursday night game at Utah on September 3rd, I thought I'd list the history of Michigan Football on Thursdays.
It is a very rare occasion to be playing on Thursday in the regular season. When Michigan takes the field at Rice-Eccles Stadium, it will be the program's first regular season Thursday game in exactly 110 years.
|11/22/1883||at Harvard||L 0-3|
|11/24/1887||at Harvard Club (Chicago)||W 26-0|
|11/29/1888||at U. Club (Chicago)||L 4-26|
|11/28/1889||at Chicago Athletic Association||L 0-20|
|11/26/1891||at Cleveland Athletic Association||L 4-8|
|11/30/1893||at Chicago||W 28-10|
|11/29/1894||at Chicago||W 6-4|
|11/28/1895||at Chicago||W 12-0|
|10/15/1896||vs Physicians & Surgeons||W 28-0|
|11/26/1896||at Chicago||L 6-7|
|11/25/1897||at Chicago||L 12-21|
|11/24/1898||at Chicago||W 12-11|
|11/30/1899||Wisconsin||L 5-17||Played in Chicago, IL|
|11/29/1900||at Chicago||L 6-15|
|11/28/1901||Iowa||W 50-0||Played in Chicago, IL|
|11/27/1902||vs Minnesota||W 23-6|
|10/8/1903||vs Albion||W 76-0|
|11/26/1903||at Chicago||W 28-0|
|11/30/1905||at Chicago||L 0-2|
|1/1/1948||#8 USC||W 49-0||Rose Bowl|
|1/1/1970||#5 USC||L 3-10||Rose Bowl|
|1/1/1976||#3 Okahoma||L 6-14||Orange Bowl|
|1/1/1987||#7 Arizona State||L 15-22||Rose Bowl|
|12/28/1995||#19 Texas A&M||L 20-22||Alamo Bowl|
|1/1/1998||#8 Washington State||W 21-16||Rose Bowl|
|1/1/2004||#1 USC||L 14-28||Rose Bowl|
Thanksgiving Day football was an early Michigan tradition. In fact, Michigan and Chicago are credited as being the originators of Thanksgiving Day football.
Michigan is 9-8 in Thanksgiving Day games, 15-14 on Thursday overall and 13-9 in Thursday regular season games.
This will be Michigan's first road game season opener that is a night game since Gary Moeller debuted as Michigan's head coach in 1990 at #1 Notre Dame.
edit: there's the news
edit 2: release from the motherboard. sorry my formatting sucks
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan football coaches will work at nine summer football camps across the country. The Wolverine coaches have been hired to coach camps in Indiana, Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, California and Michigan.
"We are excited to go across the country and teach youth football in these communities," said Jim Harbaugh, the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Head Football Coach. "This is a great way for us to continue to be ambassadors for the great game of football."
The full coaching staff and coach Harbaugh will participate at each of the camps across the country.
Following are the nine camps that the Michigan Football program has been hired to work: Football Summer Swarm Tour 2015
June 4 - Bishop Chatard Football Camp, Indianapolis, Indiana
June 5 - Prattville Elite Football Camp, Prattville, Alabama
June 6 - USF One Day Camp, Tampa, Florida
June 7 - Lauren's First & Goal Camp, Easton, Pennsylvania
June 8 - Aldine "Elite" College Football Camp, Houston, Texas
June 9 - Dallas Showtyme Elite Football Camp, Grand Prairie, Texas
June 10 - Mission Viejo Football Camp, Mission Viejo, California
June 11 - DB Guru Football Camp, Fresno, California
June 12 - Sound Mind Sound Body Camp, Detroit, Michigan
Communications Contact: David Ablauf, Zach Eisendrath (734) 763-4423 Learn about 2015 Michigan Football season tickets. MGOBLUE
It's no secreet that JH is an emotional, high octane coach whose style infects his players with enthusiasm. I personally find that style of coaching entertaining and seemingly a great fir for the college game. However,there are other college and professional coaches who have been a bit less demonstative, yet also experienced a great degree of success. I think Harbaugh is reminiscent of the Bo, Lombardi and George Allen school of coaching. The other side of the coin: Tom Landry, Bill Walsh and other, more stoic coaches.
What are your thoughts regarding style, fit and potential for generall overall success (wins) and more specifically, at Michigan?