to play football, not to play trumpet
He's in the studio now!
Jim Harbaugh is supposed to be live on set with Mike and Mike at 8:30 this morning. Should be interesting to hear the conversation as they have been kind of critical of his recruiting tactics and the Signing of the Stars event.
I know a lot of people around here are not fans of theirs, but figured I would pass along the info.
Maybe having a single open thead for hot takes, twitter stalking / updates, and ball flips is a good idea?
So with National Signing Day now just a few days away, there's this funny, sort of dumb narrative that's been going around that is cute, but 100 percent incorrect.
That narrative? That Jim Harbaugh is a crazy person.
If anything, I believe the last few weeks have shown the exact opposite: That it's all part of Jim Harbaugh's master plan. That in addition to being a football genius, he's a marketing genius too. And on Sunday, he may have pulled off his greatest --- and smartest --- stunt yet.
Hard to say a lot more about the character of President Schlissel.
Besides the obvious accomplishments (removing Brandon, convincing Hackett to leave retirement, Harbaugh, Manuel), he's also brought in a top-notch CFO, by all accounts is working to eliminate a culture of having "yes-people" throughout the University, and is humble enough to rely on experts in those areas where he's not well-versed.
EDIT: clarified accomplishments.
• Mike Shanahan (former NFL head coach)
• Denard Robinson (football alum/NFL running back)
• Jon Jansen (football alum/analyst)
• Brad Keslowski (NASCAR driver)
• Lou Holtz (football analyst)
• Jack Kennedy (football alum/musician)
• Desmond Howard (football alum/analyst)
• Todd McShay (football analyst)
• Jessica Szohr (actress)
• Josh Gracin (musician)
Two-time Super Bowl-winning head coach Mike Shanahan will join us next week. #GoBlue (