If true, this is awesome!!!!
FWIW, student journalist says Fred Jackson offered a job.
Welcome: Denard Robinson
Welcome: Fred Jackson
2-for-2 Coach. Keep it up.
news. Hopefully Hoke can keep the momentum rolling and solidify the recruiting class and minimize or eliminate any defections.
Yep, maybe he can get 3,4 & 5 tomorrow... keep Gardner, bring Loeffler and Soup home.
I think #3 is a fait accompli. Gardner doesn't seem to be going anywhere.
Hopefully Hoke can "touch" our recruits the way he has "touched" Denard and Fred Jackson. I'm telling you, he may have something with this whole touching thing he talked about yesterday....
It's been barely 30 hours and already this joke is played out.
Has he touched Cox yet? From what I gather Mike was not a fan of RR. Maybe Hoke can allow him to show his potential.
And die it shall. At least I can tell my children that I was the first person in the Hoke era to kill a Hoke-meme.
Take that up with the man who said it 50 times in his press conference yesterday.
The touching meme is such a jHoke.
SO lets dance!
you want it....that the way you need it....
Cranking Up Journey now.....
....and I need to watch "Caddyshack" before I go to sleep now.
"I owe you NOTHING, sir..."
"I thought as much. Moose, Rocco, help Mr. Tressel find his checkbook!"
So we've got that going for us, which is nice.
Lacy Underall. She's like Madonna, with meatballs.
It looks good on you though.
It's a party Marge, it doesn't have to make sense!
Hope it's true. It'd be nice to have some continuity among the staff.
I hope it's true too. This would be a huge hire. There has to be at least one guy staying from last year's team and Fred Jackson should be that guy.
I heard Hoke wasn't going to re-hire Jackson because Brady doesn't like exaggerations.
The "Dane Cook" of martial arts? Please.
The student's saying Jeremy Jackson is his source. Probably solid.
When was the last time we had a good stable of backs that more than 1 could per season.
His son (Fred Jackson Jr) does coach Thomas Rawls at Flint Northern and has some other solid players that will be available inthe next few years.
Fred Jackson Sr, great interview, not great RB coach.
BTW his son interviews as good as his father...very open.
meant more than 1 back could play per season.
With Fred Jackson it is more than the coaching, it is recruiting ability that brings value also.
Fred won't want to coach forever. Maybe long enough to see his son graduate and maybe poach some of his other son's players.......
.....then maybe its time to bring Tyrone Wheatley home from Syracuse.
Anthony Thomas, Chris Perry, Mike Hart, Brandon Minor, Carlos Brown and Tyrone Wheatley have all played under Jackson. Those are some pretty good running backs. Not to mention he's always been one of Michigan's best recruiters.
Ahem - Tim Biakabatuka, Chris Howard, BJ Askew, not bad backs either.
of course. the A-Train is about as far back as I remember, unfortunately. Woodson's Heisman season is one of my earliest memories, but I don't actually remember Chris Howard.
p.s. I remember Wheatley from when he was in Oakland.
he was the perfect fit for that '97 offense... downhill runner with enough power to break through am arm tackle, but not blazing speed. Good hands out of the backfield on screens and swing routes. Problem was he caught some fumble-itis in the pros and never really recovered from the rep he (deservedly so) earned. Sad too, he was in the perfect system for his talents right out of college (Shannahan's Denver Bronco machine). But he was married to Gabrielle Union for a short while, so he had that going for him.
Not to be mean, but this is kind of a dumb statement. The above listed running backs were all pretty damn good, and if I recall guys like Max Martin and Jerome Jackson who had to back up Hart and play when he was hurt in '05 were pretty good as well.
Fred Jackson is like Vince Lombardi but with more inspiring pep-talks and better cooking skills.
Fitz Toussaint is like Mike Hart, except fast.
glass. I would love to see this kids potential if he could get 100% for a season.
Hello: Rich Rodriguez - OC?
I believe he goes all the way back to Bo. He definitely was here under Moeller.
Out of curiousity, I had to look this up. Jackson's mgoblue bio says he was hired by Moeller in 1992. So that's four U-M coaches he's worked for. Next year will be his 20th season at U-M. Impressive resume:
Jackson's Michigan All-Big Ten Performers
1992: Tyrone Wheatley (1st)
1993: Tyrone Wheatley (1st)
1994: Tyrone Wheatley (1st)
1995: Tshimanga Biakabutuka (2nd)
1999: Anthony Thomas (2nd)
2000: Anthony Thomas (1st)
2003: Chris Perry (1st)
2004: Mike Hart (1st)
2006: Mike Hart (1st)
2007: Mike Hart (2nd)
2003: Chris Perry (1st)
2006: Mike Hart (2nd)
2007: Mike Hart (2nd)
I expected this transition to be horrible after the way the coaching search went. This is almost going too smoothly...
Don't jinx it now! The DC will be pretty important obviously, as will whoever will be taking care of our mess of special teams. If Hoke can pimp hand recruiting the way he has pimp handed divisions, and staff search, we are in for some steady positive news.
Which is nice.
Michigan and he always will be. Great to see him retained, I was starting to worry. Our old coaches are getting gobbled up.
Does anyone know what his duties will be?
Exagerate, be bad ass, and hopefully recruit sweet talent.
Turning Denard into Percy Harvin...