NFL teams will go after Harbaugh. That's a fact.
What we will at last find out this week is whether Harbaugh wants our job. If he does, he will be our coach by mid-week.
With at least 3 NFL Teams considering him now if he still comes here it suggests he's here to stay and won't be turning around and jumping to the NFL in a few years. At least that is what I tell myself.
I've heard Carolina, San Fran, and Denver
Didn't they just announce Garrett as the permanent head coach?
Can't announce an interim coach as permanent until after the season. It's part of the Rooney Rule provisions.
they already interviewed someone to satisfy the Rooney Rule
I understand Lesile Frazier is a minority, but it sounds like you're saying that any interim coach cannot be made permanent regardless of color.
Garrett is a very good hire for Dallas.
ESPN said Jason Garrett might stick with Dallas
to what extent the potential collective bargaining issue will have an impact. Some reporters are saying that the Vikes and Cowboys will stick to their interim guys because of the future uncertainty. This may play into our favor. Not likely, but possible.
This is what scares me about Harbaugh potentially coming to UM. What if the new CBA does not come in effect after the NLF season is over? JH will likely come to UM but what happens when they fix the CBA and JH is a hot commodity again? Does he bolt for the NFL or stay at UM? This is not likely to happen but just thinking of the worst case scenario because, well, how can you not after the last 3 years of Michigan football.
one foot in front of the other my friend.
We'll find out if being the HC at Michigan is truly his dream job or not. Either in that hypothetical future or the one next later this week when he takes the job or not.
Carolina will go after NFL Assistant. No Harbaugh there. Looks like Denver/SF v. Michigan. That's Superbowl 24 v. Michigan.
Did you mean Super Bowl XXIV?
...same reason it took years and scandals to move Pete C. to Seattle...roster control. Neither Denver nor Seattle has strong draft records and with SF a new GM...Harbaugh can wait it out until he gets Pete C.'s deal or just enjoy total control at Michigan for still ungodly truckloads of cash.
Everyone seems to assume that Harbaugh eventually wants an NFL head coaching gig, but has he ever expressed this interest himself? This is an old quote (posted in ESPN's Pac-10 blog in June 2009) that I'm sure has been posted here before, but it seems worth bearing in mind:
Another interesting response came when Harbaugh was asked about his potential future as an NFL head coach. While one would expect Harbaugh to say he will stay at Stanford forever, I was surprised by the way he denied his ability to coach in the NFL. "I consider myself a collegiate coach." He followed that up later with "I think I am a college guy."
I think there's just an assumption that coaches who have had success in the NFL want to eventually coach in the NFL. College coaches tend to be guys that played in college but were never really pro material. Obviously there are exceptions.
I think the mistake people make is thinking that an NFL head coaching job is simply a natural step up from a collegiate head coaching job. The jobs are vastly different, however, in many ways (drafting vs. recruiting, dealing with athletes receiving paychecks vs. dealing with student-athletes balancing their studies with football, etc.), and I think Harbaugh's comments that I posted above indicate he's well aware of the difference and perhaps prefers the duties of a collegiate head coach.
I don't know whether Harbaugh has NFL head coaching ambitions or not, but I do know that if the Michigan job is of interest to him, he better jump now because this might be the only chance he'll ever have at it.
And, if the pro ranks are of interest to him, he would still have the chance to jump there later given how often head coaching jobs open up in the NFL.
I probably put too much faith in JH's "college guy" quote, but I really think he accurately assessed himself in that statement.
Personally, I feel like JH is one of the few guys out there that isn't 100% money-driven. Remember that JH was a young man finishing HS/ starting college when Bo made his very public, very earnest rejection of Texas A&M's generous offer.
JH has to be aware of that quote and I believe that it is probably still rattling around in his head these days. I know it's in mine, and I never came anywhere close to Bo or playing ball at Michigan.
Too fucking bad, Mr. Ed, he's ours!
I'm working on a topic of all the NFL pregame shows on JH. I have NFL networks and ESPN is going on in a minute. FOX at 12pm. more to follow.
It's from a gunnersmate so it's not going to go up the chain for polishing. It's going to be better than my standard O awnser of "Gun Go Boom, Missle Go Woosh, CWIS go Click error errror". I'm just waiting on Fox and CBS.
Who is this head anchor of NFL gameday morning? He's brought up Michigan multiple times and just now told an anchor in baltimore to have John tell Jim "Go Blue"
UM grad and not a RR supporter.
It's really amazing that we have to separate Michigan fans into categories based on whether or not they "support" Rich Rodriguez, as if assigning them the "non-supporter" label (whether or not it's actually accurate) makes them some kind of rube.
His lack of faith in the RR spread and misses Pro style QB's at UM.
UM grad and not a RR supporter.
In other words, he's like most of us.
Without seeing the show (don't get NFL Network) I would have to assume that was Rich Eisen, as he is a host for a lot of shows on NFL Network. He is a Michigan grad.
Mega-Points to whomever can come up with the best caption-joke they're that both laughing at.
I'm trying to laugh, not hurt, MGoShoe. I know you can do better.
JE: Hey Jim, you want to come coach the Broncos?
JH: Do you guys have a QB?
JE: Of course we do!!! This young kid is going to be great!
JH: Hey, remember that game in 1990 when I led the Bears to an overtime victory over you and the Broncos? Boy, did you guys suck that year. Hahahaha.
JE: Hey, how many Super Bowl rings do you have? Oh look, the hot hostesses are here to take me to the VIP lounge. Hahahaha.
I think Elway said to Jim something like right now I can throw for 700 yards and 12 touchdowns on Michigan's D. Jim says back 700 in the first half of game right?
Elway: "Hey Jim, remember when I owned an Arena League team with Bon Jovi?"
Oh, here comes Andrew Luck. Pretend I said something funny!
Elway: You are a self-righteous prick
JH: Yes. Yes I am.
I'll bet you can't throw a football over those mountains over there...
Elway: As in the little fury animal, beaver?
Jim: Yeah!!! Hahahahaha
"...and then I said "What's YOUR deal?"
Elway: "Hey Jim, you hear that Jim McMahon's advertising a penis enhancement pill in the Chicago Sun Times?"
Harbaugh: The Punky QB?
Elway: "Guess he's not so cocky any more"
Regular-season pro games are a bigger ratings draw than the World Series!
...anyone but Harbaugh would be viewed as a disappointing second choice, IMO. As such, if Harbaugh isn't on board, Brandon may as well keep RR for one more year rather than regret a less-than-ideal second choice.