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.
The new Solid Verbal episode just posted and Dan and Ty talk to Brian about the coaching search. Solid Verbal is one of my favorite sports podcasts and it'll be interesting to hear what their opinions are vs. Brian's.
Episode link: http://www.solidverbal.com/2014/12/17/michigan-man-1217/
EDIT: Brian's segment starts at 20:18 of the show.
This came out on the Solid Verbal this week (16:30 mark of the 5/9 show... ).
Would you let your kid play football? They both said... no.
It's slow. It's May-...here's a survey...I'll post it as a comment if this html doesn't work...
It didn't work...on to the comments...who needs surveys when you have a board. I won't taint anyone's opinion in saying I would encourage the heck out of my son not to play, but would sign him up if he stood his ground. I'm trending toward no on this question...more and more each year.
Results as of 12:17AM A2 time 05/15/12
Yes - 59.1%- 202 votes
No - 25.4% - 87 votes
Maybe - 15.5% - 53 votes
It surprised me that the Solid Verbal guys would say no. What would Brian say - now I'm thinking no ...but I'm making that up of course.
Discussion of Michigan offense over the season with Chris Brown of Smart Football.
Starts at about the 19 minute mark. Nothing we really dont already know but Solid Verbal is always worth a listen. Enjoy.
I just listened to the last 4 episodes of Solid Verbal (commuting.) Guests Chris Brown (much of interest here) - Mike Hall (surprisingly informative about the B1G Network) - Herb Hand (OL coach @ Vandy - Malzhan compadre at Tulsa - TE coach under RR @ WV - bright coach) - Frank Spaziani (BC coach). Here are the Michigan takes...
Dan Rubenstein (show co-host) calls Mich out as a Bowl team - due to improved D, Schedule and something from the secondary (anything will do). He also calls the CU hire a good one - so - so much for his opinion.
Mike Hall has trivial but novel insight on coaches. Hoke never wore red at Ball State or SDState due to his feelings for the school down south. Hoke does not eat anything on gamedays.
Hand talks about recruiting OL to spread O and in general - what he looks for. Spaziani talks about OL recruiting and DL recruiting.
There is much love for Indiana's new coach as well as Minnesota's chances of making a bowl game this year (that seems like a stretch.)
Anyway ... good listening - especially Chris Brown and Herb Hand interviews. Chris Brown talks about running the Power O and takes from the BCS championship. Off season is prime time for Solid Verbal.
FYI...it's hard to find good content in the offseason - though it takes awhile to listen to these it is on topic and high caliber.