to play football, not to play trumpet
OT: Joey Harrington: "With the exception of one or two guys in that locker room, the rest of them can go to hell.'
I've had an interest in Don Brown for a while, and was happy to see his success over the course of the year. Needless to say, BC's last season on the scoreboard was a bit on the weird side. For instance, over the first six games, BC gave up 43 points, never more than 14 points, and were 3-3 in that span. They lost 14-0 and 3-0. Yeah, the defense I don't think was to blame.
Anyway, while I haven't been contributing much or blogging much lately (first child was born a couple weeks ago), I had a lot of this information already in the fold, which isn't normal for out of conference coaches.
So with that, here's my coaching primer on Coach Don Brown and his mustashe.
Jean Delance names his top 3, via his Twitter. They are: UM, LSU, and Texas
Seems we may be in good shape. Texas might be there just as the hometown team. He plans to announce Jan 2nd at the UAAA game.
footbawl on a monday afternoon
First time creating a forum topic, so I apologize in advance for any faux pas committed.
I want to talk about the experience a recruit has when visiting Michigan. This staff is clearly excellent at recruiting and I'm wondering what they do that separates them from previous staffs and other programs. Is it merely their reputation, resumes, and acumen?
Michigan has all the bells and whistles with facilities and equipment - how are they effectively showcased?
I imagine there are a lot of differences between a visit taken during the season, which I presume revolves around a gameday experience, and one in the winter or the summer. What are the key differences between an official visit and an unofficial visit? Do recruits attend practice and/or workouts? If a recruit attends a game, what is their day like? I think the gameday stuff is really interesting because I'm guessing the team and coaches are doing nothing but preparation. In other words, how close is a recruit allowed to get to the team without being a commit? Along the same lines, does a recruit's likelihood of committing affect their visit and if so, how?
For anyone who's spent time in A2, we know what makes it special. How is that conveyed to recruits?
from the office of officiality.
University of Michigan J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach Jim Harbaugh announced Monday (Dec. 21) the hiring of Don Brown as defensive coordinator. Brown will start his appointment with the program after the conclusion of the bowl season.
"We are very pleased and happy to announce that our top candidate and number one choice, Don Brown has accepted our offer to become defensive coordinator," said Harbaugh. "After a very thorough search and talking with those I respect the most in this game, including Jack Harbaugh, John Harbaugh, Bill Belichick, Bob Sutton, Vic Fangio and others, it led me to Don Brown. Everything he has touched has turned to gold. Just look at his track record as a head coach, defensive coordinator and even as a baseball coach. We are beyond excited to welcome this high character, high achieving individual to our program and university. Teaching and player development are synonymous with coaching and Don Brown epitomizes those qualities."