Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Jim Harbaugh is making $7 million at Michigan this season, including a $2 million one-time signing bonus, and Urban Meyer is making $5.86 million for defending national champion Ohio State. USA TODAY Sports asked Wisconsin chancellor Rebecca Blank what she makes of Big Ten peers who are paying their coaches so much.
“Those are the choices they make,” she said in an interview for a story about coaching salaries. “That really begins to threaten the whole sense that we are not professional athletic teams. I’m not terribly happy about the fact that they made those choices. That’s my opinion.”
Blank understands market forces. She was acting secretary of commerce in the Obama administration and holds a doctorate in economics from MIT.
Nevermind that Harbaugh has likely, through ticket sales and merchandising, already generated revenue in excess of his total contract. Also ignore the fact that paying Harbaugh his market value has ZERO impact on the Unversity's academic side of the coin.
If you can forget those two factors, she has a fantastic point.
The front page UV post has provided inspiration to get another Harbaugh Photoshop Thread going. There are some classic Harbaugh facial expressions out there to be cut and pasted into various contemporary and historical settings. Some examples that have graced these very pages are below to help get the creative juices flowing...
...acutally I think that last one is real. We have a coach that challenges walruses to push-up competitions in real life.
As other MGoUsers pointed out there is still no game time for the MSU game. It's starting to shape up like this could be a top-15 matchup two weeks from now. The number 3, 6, 7, 8, 19, 21, 23 ranked teams all lost games yesterday so there will be some serious reshuffling in the rankings today.
Michigan will almost certainly move into the top 20, while Northwestern was already No. 16 before their shutout yesterday, so they'll move into the top 15. A win vs NW next week would catapult the good guys into the same position.
What are the odds we still haven't heard a game time because the value of the game won't be decided until next week? Could this be a potential College Gameday game?
First back to back shutouts since 2000. This defense is looking like one of the best in the country and we still put up 28 points without De'Veon. So bang away.
EDIT: No DeVeon Smith.
No Channing Stribling, either, and Harbaugh will clarify that one after the game.
I'll do a full write up in a diary later, but I wanted to drop these so people could have two days with a wallpaper for this week. Sorry for the week off guys, my computer was giving me all sorts of fits that I narrowed down to a driver incompatibility in Win 10. ANYWAY, enjoy, more tomorrow.
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