Or in football terms, outkicked your punt coverage?
here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
Or in football terms, outkicked your punt coverage?
Great choice, surround him with some Michigan assistants like Chuck Heater and a few others who know college football and Michigan, and it would have a great chance to get us rolling again....
I'll cheerfully take back all of my sweet disses I put on DB's facebook wall......
All in for Gruden!
Reminds me of Calvin with his hair combed.
I presume you mean.
Makes up for loss of GERG's mane. Also, Rodriguez had crap hair so I think it is a big net upgrade, especially if Zooker gets fired and we can bring him in as recruiting coordinator.
All he needs to do is put on the flat brimmed block M hat. It covers the hair and placates the people that want another Bo.
His hair looks better there than it does here.
Anyone catch Les Miles' frock this week?
whoever the coach is. I have always thought a former NFL coach would be good here to restore the glory. I wanted Gruden or Cowher in 07. I used to work with a guy who went to UD with Gruden. He said even back then you could tell that Jon would be a coach someday because he carried a book he made up plays in and was "pound for pound" the strongest guy on the team. He also said that Jon told him to transfer if he wanted to play since my co-worker was not Catholic and would not see the field at UD. I never forgot that conversation from over ten years ago. Go Blue, hire Gruden. Make Michigan Child's Play!
I would give anything for Gruden to be the next coach at UM. He is my all time favorite coach so my opinion is biased, but the man is a great coach. He would be a great recruiter and would adapt to our personnel. He loves working with qbs and I believe Denard would stay if he were named coach. Gruden also has mentioned his involvement with the spead and becoming more familiar with it. Plus he has succeeded at the highest level of football.
Those who question him on the "dealing with kids aspect" should read some of his books. He prides himself on being a family man. He knows how to handle younger kids. He would be a great mentor, imo.
He would be a perfect fit and would definitely make us a contendor again. Im not saying next yr, although I truly believe we could win 9-10 games with him under the helm. Ive said this a couple times yesterday that Michigan is Gruden's dream job. I dont see how we can pass him up. DB dont let us down. Hire this man!
The guy is currently a television personality. His college experience is limited to two years as a WR coach and one year as a QB coach (and two years as a GA). Other than being a "hot name" for any open coaching position...anywhere...why exactly is his name being thrown around Charlie Weis style?
I don't care that he's not currently a Michigan Man (my definition being "a student/alum/employee who cares deeply about Michigan above all other schools")...he can become one quickly, but he seems like far more of an unknown then even Brady Hoke. At least Hoke has extensive college experience. Gruden is best known for looking like a murderous doll. He could be great, but I don't think we need a "name" more than we need a "coach".
Is a much better coach than Brady Hoke. The only concern would be recruiting and I don't see Gruden having any trouble attracting kids.
I don't have a clue how either Hoke or Gruden would work out, but at least Hoke would stay with us forever and has a deep history with college football. Gruden could be amazing, but the "hot name" scares me more than anything else.
If he comes I imagine we get at least 5-6 years. If it looks like Urban Meyer's 6 years at Florida I'm cool with that. Still, I don't think he'd be opposed to staying longer. He has nothing to prove in the NFL and it would take a lot to lure him away IMO. Folks thought Pete Carroll would go back from the day he got hired but he stayed 9 years. Can't really ask/expect more.
Also, having Brady Hoke as our coach forever is the scariest thing I can possibly imagine.
Gruden is an elite coach by any measurement, Hoke is not. Is there really a significant chance that a guy with Gruden's past success and media profile can't recruit 18 year olds? Those ESPN specials show he works great with young QBs. We certainly know 18 year olds have never heard of Brady Hoke.
I don't want the guy who will stay forever, I want the coach who will be successful. Anything after that is a bonus, especially after the last few years. Gruden is far from an unknown, and the guy won it all at the highest level. It's not even a question: based on the options out there, if Gruden is willing to come, you pay him whatever he wants and thank god someone with half a brain actually is willing to walk into this toxic environment.
I agree that Gruden would do well recruiting (and never said the opposite), but hot names aren't always the best choice. Our last hot name was a hot mess. Don't be so down on Michigan, it's not a "toxic environment" and plenty of folks with "half a brain" would kill to coach here.
Success at the pro-level does not equate to success at the college level, necessarily.
I have doubts about Harbuagh's success in the big leagues. We'll see.
Gave me shivers...
Tom Brady reference. Michigan LOCK!!
Wasn't that Griese wearing 8?
I want Gruden 10x more than I wanted Harbaugh no homo
and i for one like his firey personality.
Well I for one like his firey hair! Bring on the ginger!
Gruden was the front runner (inside source from SF HQ) for the niner's position. Along came Mr. Hotness Extrodinary who swooped in an accepted his offer.
The way I see this is DB has backed himself into a corner. If we don't sell Chucky he may take the Stanford gig. Les may decide it's not worth the headache. And Yes, we're a headache and soon basketcase if this doesn't work out - quickly!
I'm really trying to be patient with DB but it's getting harder and harder by the hour. A walk on base is not an option. He needs a hit and it better clear the bases.
I can't believe we posted the "Coordinator Option" on the front page. You have got to be kidding! Fire Rich to hire a Coordinator. Huh!
It's Chucky, Les, Stoops, or someone on that level. No less! No frackin less!
There is much to like, and nothing to dislike if the proper staff is brought in to support him.
This is a winner.
Gruden does not have a stable of commits to bring, but c'est la vie.
and it doesnt work out. i feel like his name would get recruiting back up enough that if he does get let go, it would leave a good foundation ala notre dame
not saying i want that to happen, but it seems like it would be better than maybe hoke coming in and not really lightning up the recruiting trails and then getting canned
Gruden would be a great recruiter. The man is a worker. He would do whatever it took to succeed. He was the youngest coach to ever win a super bowl or at least one of them. That didnt happen by accident. He is more than just a name. We are all talking about get the best guy out there right? Well, besides Gary Patterson, I feel Gruden is the best guy available. Sure he never coached at the college level but that shouldnt hold DB back. Gruden has been around college football for most of his life. He knows what its all about and like dsean said, he would be the top college coach. IMO.
5 star players are all about getting ready for the NFL... They would see Gruden as a great way to prepare. 4 stars and 3 stars fill in behind superstars, and we quit fighting over 3 star players and begging them to come here.
the nfl ties matter more than i ever imagined. that was pretty much weis's entire shocking effective recruiting pitch - show the kid some super bowl rings and tell him that he'll get nfl general managers on the phone to draft them.
gruden adds charisma, energy and name recognition to similar nfl credentials.
god only knows what the man actually wants to do - he's probably had plenty of college opportunities if he wanted them - i think he'd be a great college coach.
http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/jon-gruden-coach-michigan. Do research before you post man.
if sarcasm +1
if serious -1
Yeah, but you posted before it was cool. Timing is everything.
that Michigan fans crave. His offense centers around running the football and his main focus is defense. This combination would ensure the support of about 90 percent of the fan base. If for no other reason than that I would wholeheartedly support Gruden being the Michigan coach. However I still doubt very much it will happen, am seeing nothing credible to suggest it is possible.
I have no confidence that JG can run a program...he can coach, but can he do the other things a HC needs to do?
1. Tell me you wouldn't take "he can coach" right now
2. He seems to me like a younger version of Carroll, natural recruiter
Just close the deal with Gruden now and let's get on with things.
My only question is, will Jon Gruden bring in his brother Jay as OC, qb coach or none. I know that those two are really close. FWIW, Jay was HC/QB in the AFL and won a couple championships there. But as we all know, outdoors is different than indoors. Gruden showed a lot of enthusiam where it bordered dirty talk while talking about football to college/high school kids on his special for ESPN.
Took the words right out of my mouth...
The OP must not have seen the ESPN specials with Chucky and Clausen, Tebow, and Bradford.
Chucky is intense and if anything, Michigan would learn how to tackle and hold on to the freaking football again. I think Chucky would like the college game given "business" nature of the NFL... plus, no meddling owner, no arguing with the GM -- Chucky would have control of everything.
The only wildcard is recruiting.
I mean, Jon Gruden's name pops up for LITERALLY EVERY coaching position ever created. You would have to think that if he really wanted a gig, he'd take it. And why would he settle for maybe 3-4 mil at UM when I'm sure he could get considerably more from the NFL.
I'm actually surprised it took a few days for his name to get kicked around.
Could he work out at Michigan: I'm sure he could. But he could easily say fuck this, I'm out... HAI NFL $$$! after a few years.
If people are looking for a potential long-term 'career' head coach, that's probably only going to come from a younger coordinator who happens to work out... it's a gamble that may not pay off immediately.
The other option is to go get someone short-term with a shitload of experience as a winner, and keep looking for the younger, long-term option.
Who knows what will actually happen. There really isn't anyone out there that would excite me right now. That could change.
Recruiting wouldn't be an issue. Did you see the speical he did on ESPN working with the high school team? He's a great motivator and terrific teacher. I believe he would have a lot of success here. Unfortunately, I think he's very comfortable at ESPN.
Gruden would be the best fit, and would bring in the toughness we need. He's my number 1 choice
Now, I know that there is a 99% chance that these tweets are false, but seeing that this is board does it's fair share of rumor-mongering, I thought I'd pass it along.
Someone just created a twitter account ("iluvblkppl", what a horrible name), and has an interesting series of tweets: http://twitter.com/#!/iluvblkppl
It's official. Jon Gruden will be introduced at 12pm Sunday as the new head football coach at The University of Michigan.
@iluvblkppl Gruden will also speak at halftime of the basketball game vs. Kansas tomorrow afternoon. Brandon hits a HOME RUN with this one.
@MrRager09 Yes. My sister's husband is driving the limo in which Brandon and Gruden are riding in on their way to the airport.
@nduemler We'll see tomorrow. It's just dumb luck that Randy is driving their limo. He was supposed to drive for a wedding that was cncl'd
@nduemler I guess they stopped off at Gruden's hotel so he could pack his shit. He picked them up at another hotel. Presumably Brandon's.
Sometimes, people are full of poop.
An LSU fan discussing Gruden as their "next HC"
"So I don't understand, no matter how unrealistic, why anyone would want Gruden. Any success will net NFL rumors every single year. This is supposed to be the time of year we're celebrating our victory, discussing rankings for next year, and recruiting. I want our next coach to be a guy that can be successful and not have a rumor about leaving every other year."
I know some M faithful thought the same about a potential Harbaugh hire--that it would be sweet but inevitably short.
I'll say it again tonight: something feels different this time versus coaching search #1 (and some of it is good)