We are in B1G trouble, that is for sure.
Dolphins decide to keep Sparano
Get ready for Brady Hoke.
in Scottsdale, Arizona the Dominos Pizza jet sits.
Shortly after the meetings Wed the plane flew from Ypsilanti's Willow Run to Western Pa, Latrobe Pa and stayed for a few hours (my theory dropping off RR and Family at their Pa retreat or interviewing a PSU assistant?).
The plane then left for Chicago Executive Airport located very close to Evanston, Illinois. Stays overnight. Later this afternoon reports begin to filter in that Fitzgerald is staying at NU. Not a coincidence I believe.
The plane leaves Chicago mid afternoon for Scottsdale Executive Airport, then comes the tricky part. Minutes after touching down another Executive jet arrives from where? yes, San Francisco Airport.
Stay tuned friends, stay tuned.
hahahahahahhahahahaha holy shit DB and Ross meeting
perhaps to meet in private, or maybe DB just wants to go play golf and get away from the phone calls from Les Miles.
I'm in Scottsdale. Hopefully I see Harbaugh on my way to work tomorrow.
There is a pretty big football game scheduled out that way on Monday night. My guess is there are many private jets flying into the Scottsdale/Phoenix area this week.
DB loves him some ASU coeds.
They're hiring Chip Kelly and Gus Malzahn, to be announced on eve of BCS championship.
Come on Dave!
I'm going to go to sleep dreaming of this guy conspiring to make it worth Jimmy's while to take the gig in Ann Arbor
...ross looks just like the troll face
.....this is one fucking roller coaster.
i mean we havent really been mentioned as a front-runner in any of the previous reports and all of those turned out to be false... so maybe the last report is jim harbaugh actually announcing that he will come here and its finally true... one can hope
Wheee! This is fun!
It's like a bender with even less control!
I just put down a book - Matterhorn and thought I would check mgoblog. Good G-d! JH not Miami but now SF or Stanford? Somebody please kill me now!
Can we get a new thread?
Nice liveblog going on here right now.
Stanford offering over $5 mil, SF going over $6. FWIW.
Knowing a little something about Stanford's academic culture and recent financial issues, this seems doubtful. Stanford's AD can't be self-supporting with their very low football sales. Their endowment suffered a huge hit in the financial crisis, to the point where several major departments have had to severely curtail their graduate admissions (from ~20 to 3 or 4 people a year). They had to float bridge loans just to make payroll for a couple months (so did Harvard, the perils of being endowment dependent). Stanford's faculty is already uneasy with big time athletics and has a significant voice in university governance.
I just can't believe in that atmosphere, the AD has the institutional power at Stanford to get that kind of a raise when so many academic departments have been forced into significant cutbacks. I suppose there's the possibility that one of the google boys is underwriting the raise, but even that's going to cause significant unease institutionally, given that faculty are going to see that money as something that could have gone toward something productive (and I'd say the belief that major college athletics is antithetical to the larger mission of the unversity is at least a significant minority view among the faculty.)
Clayton said we offered him 5.2mil, did anyone else just hear that? Or am I tripping?
Well maybe Ross would another 2-3 mil to that (in addition to the 5.2 DB would give him) to come here?
I had to rewind it.. But yes he did say we offered 5.2 and he turned it down.
and now my brain is already asleep but I also thought I heard clayton say that Stanford offered him more in the amount of $5 mil. I'm sure I heard it wrong but in case I didn't, did the world of mathematics change and now 5 mil is more than 5.2 mil? I gotta get some rest, my brain is melting
I don't even like Harbaugh anymore. I'm tired.
I have something to say ignorant females!
I have something to say ignorant females!
and say it here
No way he stays at Stanford. Stanford! If he chooses to stay in college, it's Michigan or bust. Who wouldn't want to be paid $5 million to coach at your alma-mater where you not only lived, but played!
I just don't get it. I understand the NFL, but staying at Stanford. <shakes head>
He isn't staying at Stanford. Not with this many NFL teams and Meeeechigan sniffing his jockstrap.
"Nobody's gonna put your name on any NFL building Jimmy......but at Michigan.....well........go home son, and make everyone proud."
i think we need a desktop to go along with this craziness...no?
I still have the M-Miss wallpaper up and its depressing, but I refuse to take it down.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue!! What is gong on?! C'mon Jim,
what are you waiting for?
this is better than YouPorn.
Is better than youporn....well almost nothing
You ,know, it occurs to me that JH and DB are very similar guys. Unilateralists, micromanagers, very intense, and Type A personalities. RR let DB have WAY too much access to the program; you never see ADs on the sidelines, in the film room. Maybe this was an issue for JH and this whole "search" is JH's way of letting DB he can't be f***ed with. (Of course, there are other, less convoluted ways of doing this.)
This just could be a public negotiation where the NFL and it's teams are just being led on. But every day this drags on, Harbaugh looks more and more like a diva. He needs a snickers. In a way, I know most Michigan fans, no matter how much they want the guy, are kind of like, c'mon Jim, are you really going to drag your alma-mater through this? I want him right now, but if he keeps dragging this out, maybe the next guy who comes in and is not Harbaugh will actually have the full support of everything University of Michigan.
At this point, he looks best if he returns to Stanford, proclaiming that nothing he's seen can even come close, and that no matter how much money San Fran throws his way there is just nothing to compare to working with the Cardinal.
And then he needs to coach there for the rest of his career, or at least until he bags a couple of championships.
"So, you're telling me there's a chance."
or am I missing something because UM has no chance.
Normally this would be the first reply.
EDIT: Damn you post limit only set at 300 for making me look like a fool.
Ohh well. Could be worse. My pants could be on the floor.
This rumor is in our favor. Duh.
Why not John? He's a very successful NFL HC. He's got ties to Ann Arbor (if not UM, directly). And he only makes $2mm/year.
That's your Harbaugh.
He has been rumored for the job and "supposedly" has expressed interest in Michigan in the past. I just don't see why he would want to leave a 12-4 Baltimore team that could potentially get to the Super Bowl. Unless they lose to KC this weekend............... Go Chiefs???? ;) Not familiar with the Ravens situation, is John happy with the management and owners there? From what I have seen it seems like he is happy there.
John would be a great hire, but I cannot see it happening. I seriously do not think our next coaches last name is going to be Harbaugh. Either way I would be extremely happy if it were though.
But I'd actually be considerably happier with John than with Jim. This is my ridiculous dream scenario.
or was he making a disguised plea for him to come to U of M? Grasping for straws here, but it just seems weird that the Dolphins would do this with a coach still on staff. Totally dissed Sporano if they were really going after JH for head coach at Miami. Hopefully, JH told them to take a hike for putting their current coach through this.
I just smell something funny about it.
realizes he really IS an arrogant a**hole, decides he wants nothing to do with him. Calls Brandon, sez 'hire at your own peril.'
Why does the Temptations "Ball Of Confusion" keep playing in my head. "Round and round and round we go...."
My work productivity is out the window this week.
Ross, Brandon, and Harbaugh greatest marketing campaign ever
Called out by your running back, tried to be replaced by your owner, Im sure hes feeling the love right now