Beat me to it! AHHHHH!
i refuse to even consider this a possibility
Beat me to it! AHHHHH!
give credit to the 3 other sources/blogs who posted this first, or at least @varsityblue for sending it out as a Tweet at 11.
This is very telling.
This is going to likely end up in something that sounds like an SAT math question but how can Brandon fly to Florida (usually a 3 1/2 hour flight), meet with Harbaugh, and get back in time to meet with Rodriguez. Guess its possible. Didn't see anywhere listed when that flight took off.
do we know that JH is still in FL? i firmly believe that brandon will get a solid shot at persuading harbaugh. that's all he can do.
We don't know exactly where JH is at the moment, but reports yesterday said he was heading back to Palo Alto tonight.
I've heard rumors that JH is going to give DB one last shot at pursuading him. But I think it's just Harbaugh being curtious.
EDIT: These rumors may have came from this board lol. I've read so much anymore I have no clue where any of it's coming from.
I've heard your mom has given DB one last shot at persuading her.
I'd love to see the Google Analytics of this site for the past day and a half. Web traffic must be off the charts. Mostly from Free Press staff, but seriously.
At this rate.
It looks like.... AWESOME!
"She's wearing an EVENING GOWN, sir!"
I remember the great flighttracker Iowa City to Ann Arbor flight of 2007 that supposedly had Kirk Ferentz on it. That... didn't happen.
I hope DB isn't heading out for a sailing trip.
According to AA.com, DB is scheduled to meet with RR this afternoon, so he's not going to FL.
RR is on the plane too
"Wait, this isn't Disney Land! What's Jim doing here?"
Sending the plane down to bring JH home!
Doesn't the dead period end today? Wouldn't be surprised to see the staff hitting the road.
For the record, Harbaugh wasn't scheduled to be back in Palo Alto until 8:00 p.m. tonight. So there's a very good chance that he's still in Miami.
However, there are a couple recruits down in Hollywood/MIami, so it might just be a coincidence.
Magnus! There is no time to be rational! This is a time to panic!
What he said! Rationality doesn't exist for the time being.
What is this "ality," and how do we ration it?
The assistants fly commercial.
Lyons is in Texas. Unless it Denard going home ...... Most of our guys on the board our on the West Coast of Florida or up North. The only one I can recall down here is Lyons right? By down here I mean in my neck of the woods South Florida.
Anyone think of the possibility of someone going to talk to Randy Shannon for the DC position?
Is Randy Shannon still down there?
Has Randy Shannon taken a job yet? He's still down near Miami I think.
Flight tracker has me smiling uncontrollably in my office. How do I check this site whilst sitting through a year-end meeting?
"So we missed topline by $100K; why the hell is our General Sales Manager smiling and looking at his phone? Mr. Hannon please clarify."
"New California-based coach methinks. Cash money money. Wha?"
Yeah, CC got me stupid.
And there's also flights scheduled to Kansas City, San Antonio, Cleveland and El Paso.
I'll even put on my tinfoil hat and point out that tail number N911UM is flying to Oakland(county, not CA). OMG, 9-11, and U of M!
For the record, N911UM is the Survival Flight plane/helicopter I think and is either stored or serviced at Pontiac/Oakland International
i can confirm that all of the umich medical copters and planes end in "UM - Uniform Mike," but im not sure what the tail # is on the new jet. also i dont recall either copter being 911 when i flew on them.
Angelique tweeted "the coaching staff is on the recruiting trail". I am guessing this is a recruiting trip.
those all seem unlikely to me
It's Stephen Ross, dropping off the RR buy-out Money in Ann Arbor.
well i guess its possible...
Ok you convinced me
Other than the internets. Memo to self, don't refresh after receiving a 503 on a post.
^ Internet fail and to answer the WebTraffic question this site is bogging hardcore on my work connection. Dolla Dolla Bills yall
...to answer the WebTraffic question this site is bogging hardcore on my work connection.
DB could make it down there, pitch to JH, and be back in time to meet with the team at 7 pm.
It keeps me warm and fuzzy when I send my wife and kids to Venezuela to visit Los Abuelos.
One of those flights needs to be to Orlando.
If someone like Maria Menunos can have photographers following her around taking photos of her lady parts at the beach, Brandon and Mary Sue Coleman should at least have one MGoMember following each of them with a camera too, right? C'mon people! Lets do this!
Dude, you seem pretty cool, but please no mention of 'lady parts' and MSC in the same post please.
I nominate Rescue_Dawn. I hear he's doing garbage detail at MSC's house.
As long as we're splitting up responsibilities, I'll volunteer to forgo the 24/7 CC chatter and take the Maria Menunos assignment.
I know, I know, it's gonna be tough, but somebodys gotta do it.
Anyone else notice that the flight goes directly over Knoxville? Oh no, DB is going to talk to Phillip Fulmer, or maybe Pat Summitt? The first female coach in CFB history, Noooooooo!
This is also the backyard of one Wayne Lyons.
Wayne is not at home this week. He is practicing for Army All-American Game in San Antonio I believe.
I can see him through the window.
is being picked up from his winter home; he is coming out of retirement.
are we there yet?
Mystery plane is officially out of the worst state ever.
detnews is reporting RR meets with DB at 2pm.
any way to check how many people are aboard that plane?
telling news would be if more return than it left with.
"Hollywood" is the main Fort Lauderdale airport.
This is actually its first flight at 469RJ; it landed at Willow Run yesterday as 469AL! For what it's worth, it is Ypsilanti based, and gets around a lot, although I can see no connection to UM or the football program in general. Perhaps someone with a better font of knowledge can suss out any relation between the destinations and the athletic department.
That's the part that makes me thinks Michigan officials are on the plane. Why would random people fly from Willow Run to Miami, and only stop for 90 minutes then continue on to California? That makes no sense.
please fasten your safety belts and return tray tables to their upright position.
we have begun our descent and will be landing in 34 minutes.
weather in hollywood florida is party cloudy and 76 degrees.
thank you for flying coaching carousel airlines!
Maybe their just heading to California to talk to Hoke after Harbaugh said no.
is it true 971 is saying people have spotted harbaugh in city airport in detroit?
Stupid I agree. Heard a rumor during the heat of it all yesterday and was counting on mgo-nation to debunk the myth.
You really needed the board to set you straight on that one?
is it true 971 is saying people have spotted harbaugh in city airport in detroit?
if not, id send LC on the plane to bring JH back. serious.
You realize LC and JH are not the best of friends, right?
Very much so. But figured if they could resolve their differences it would eliminate the last stumbling block between umich and harbaugh.
Guess I was wrong; there are clearly other obstacles at this point.
he wouldn't be in city airport for 1
2 - he's meeting with the 49ers today.
Plane just landed in Lubbock.
Could be a secret meeting with Gary Patterson. Or it could just be a pit stop on the way to Cali.
Also, flight plans shows a trip to Palm Springs. Is that the possible rendezvous pt with *gulp* Hoke?
Seems half way between hoke and wittingham.
I would give anything for gruden. Wish his name was in the mix more.
I have weird theory about Al Golden since it appears Joe Paterno will NEVER go away.
Actually, that wouldn't be a bad hire, I don't think.
Isn't Golden in Miami?
Yeah. I forgot that he was already hired away from Temple. Ffft.
Too bad. He'd have been good.
Well, the plane was indeed in Lubbock only to fuel up. It's back in the air and on the way to Van Nuys.
Van Nuys is the busiest general aviation airport in the world. It's used by Hollywood celebs, etc, because of its privacy and secrecy.
From there, its onto Palm Springs.
Stephen Ross is apparently flying to CA to make a last-ditch pitch for Harbaugh. Whether it's for UM or the Dolphins is unknown.
just saw this..not sure if true or not
"Sources close to Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh tell FRM that Michigan is not completely out the picture."
Seems to be Dolphins, as the GM is with them too:
Addtionally, from the article:
Ross, who is one of Michigan's largest benefactors, was assured by a Michigan official that Harbaugh was not reciprocating interest in the college's now-vacant head coaching position.
I think that earlier comment about Miami with harbaugh is true.
From my extensive flight aware search earlier (see last comment in thread)
that plane should be
if you don't have flightaware account, i suggest registering a free one, and you can see the activity of past 4 months. "Related" companies, owned by Stephen Ross, has 2 gulfstream planes and have visited Ann Arbor on gamedays (see willow run stops)
One of them is this N510SR
Another interesting bit, the N220DF plane shared by Brandon and Domino's (again, see the orange bowl plane thread for explanation), had just visited Chicago Executive airport, one of the closest airport to evanston, IL .... Not saying that it means pat fitzgerald but certainly interesting.
is now en route to Scottsdale, AZ. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N220DF
You know what this means?
DB is going after Scottsdale Communicty College defensive coordinator and special teams coach turned head coach Doug Madoski.
Or, Mike Stoops?
A poster on scout claims DB is supposed to meet with JH in Scottsdale tomorrow. DB has a vacation home in Scottsdale, Arizona. (this is a fact)
That plane was also in Jacksonville for the Gator Bowl, made a stop in Chicago yesterday (right before the Pat Fitzgerald staying at Northwestern tweets started?). I think the Gruden rumor is batcrazy but he'll be in the Scottsdale/Glendale area to do the national championship game on ESPN Radio. Hopefully DB fellates JH on the 50 yard line during the halftime show and JH retires when he's 87 with 40 wins against OSU.
And there's rumors the guest room just had the bathroom remodeled.
How about Bed, Bath and Beyond? Did they have enough time?
Probably just headed to the national championship game
You can run and tell that, homeboy.
Dave and i are gonna eats cheeseburgers at his house!
Get ready for the Hoke
Flight Tracking is creepy as hell, guys.