For those that DO want to discuss the biggest topic at hand, consider this...
Dave Brandon has stated many times that he will wait until after the bowl to make any decision. This could be 100% wrong but here's my theory behind it...
-RR and the players have "earned" the bowl and deserve to play in it no matter what. Good move
-Harbaugh (yes) and his players have earned their bowl and deserve to coach/play in it. Good move
-RR will be fired or resign as coach of UM after the bowl, and Harbaugh will be named coach after his bowl game.
If you think about it, it's the best way to go about the process without ruffling too many feathers. Stanford won't be pissed about UM "stealing" Harbaugh before their huge, potential BCS bowl. RR gets to cap off the season with his players, as he has earned it. It will appear that DB went through a full evaluation process, which I am sure he has done anyway by now. And as we know, the buyout is lower.
Sure recruiting might suffer, but with the dead period beginning on Dec 20, it's not as bad as some may think. And IF Harbaugh is the guy, he will likely bring some recruits. Going through his current commits, some are from NJ, NY, IN, PA, GA, LA. Like him or not, we know that he is a great recruiter. Not to mention, this is obviously a long term move and not just about one season or recruiting class.
I just keep thinking that if DB really wanted to keep RR, he would say it now publicly for many reasons.
Again, for those that DO want to discuss, what are your thoughts? I think it's already a done deal. Please no facepalms, atomic bombs, etc. Boobs are okay. We are ALL Michigan fans and support the team no matter what.