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...
It is common in history / fiction to have a character to maintain a position of apparently modest power through multiple regime changes when more prominent figures are being exiled or beheaded or whatever. I present this as an analogy to Fred Jackson.
Could it be that Fred Jackson is the U of M puppetmaster, pulling the strings from the shadows whilst bigger names take the fall?
Dave Brandon should write a book called: "Yes I Can... If Fred Jackson Says it's OK."
He's like UM's own Nucky Thompson.
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Awesome, I'll trust her. Angelique usually gets things right.
what's Hoke's RB coach who is cming going to do now?
That's my question too
He was the WR coach a Ball State. I'm still hoping we get Soup and Loeffler, though, so hopefully he can coach OL or DL.
Ya me too but I'd rather have an experienced coach at each position. Can't this sdsu guy just stay in San Diego
He was also their special teams coach.
Yes! Denard? Check. Fred? Check. To be continued... :)
Loeffler? Trgovac? Austin? Let's keep the good news rolling.
Loeffler next...*fingers crossed*
This news is golden. It is platinum covered in gold rolled in diamond dust that was mined by sunshine fairies deep in a mountain made of pure solid hardened awesome!
This is fantastic. Fred Jackson can live through any regime change. Doesn't he have excellent recruiting ties in Big 12 country?
The south, IIRC. Especially Louisiana.
the Gulf coast region well (except for Mississippi, and really who does except for Ole Miss). Additionally, Fred is one of the few coaches that can go into any Detroit high school and get instant access. He's got a good rep built up with a lot of the PSL coaches, most notably Wilcher at Cass Tech.
He also recruits Flint and Saginaw. Speaking of which, I wonder what Arnett is thinking right now...
Is it confirmed that Barwis is out? If not and they retain him, they'll be 3 for 3.
Now they need to hit the coaches and players recruiting trail, especially for a solid DC.
So where does that sdsu rb coach go now? I hope not qb or wide receiver. I'm hoping for lefty and soup
He was the recruiting coordinator at SDSU as well, so there's always that position...
Right but doesn't the recruiting coordinator typically coach a position as well
Chris Singletary was our Recruiting Coordinator. He did not coach a position.
Good point. I completely forgot about him. Ok well I still have hope for the dream team of Soup and Lefty
Just to be sure, it says they offered him the job. Where does it say he accepted the job? I mean, what if they won't give him the RB coaching position. Would he want to stay?
Because if somebody else told me Thomas Rawls was Jerome Bettis but with Barry Sanders's vision, I wouldn't believe it.
Anyone know what is Rawls' status?
that's not just some student reporter, that's a young Woodward but a better Bernstein
most of us on this board are too young to understand that reference.
A combination of Schembechler's intensity and Carr's analytic approach so humble that he chooses to coach running backs.
This is very good for the program. Kids love Coach Jackson and he is a genuinely good guy. He will help stabilize recruiting. I also appreciate Justice's frequent support for the team and his steadfast committment. Looking forward to seeing him compete for UM.
I am all for bringing soup back
Hey, uhhh, Dee Hart?
You see this?
You know you love Fred.
Just dooooo it. Come on baaaaaack...
I'd love to have Dee but he has seemed so conflicted for so long. I long for crazed, committed, passionate players who love Michigan. I know, Dee's just a kid, etc. But I really think kids who are single minded are better for programs. No questioning themselves or what needs to be done when doing the hard work, practicing long hours, or in the huddle. No proof, of course, just a hunch.
If he wants to play for Saban, let him. I'm pretty happy with Justice Hayes - who seems to be doing a lot to hold this recruiting class together. I do hope it's not too late for Zettel to change his mind, though. How could he not want to play for Hoke, a former DL coach?
I also think "bringing Justice into the game" sounds f-ing awesome.
It is definitely solid that he is coming back. They are also trying to get soup and vance from the 97 staff. Which, is good I think. Someone start stalking louisville.
Bedford would be awesome. A great, great coach. Being the position coach of the only DB to ever win the Heisman is a nice recruiting angle.
With Lombardi like motivation skills except with more WIN, Fred is the spirtual epicenter of Michigan football. Blessed with a mind that can process faster than the newest computer chip, the oratory skills of shakespere and the hand to eye coordination of a brain surgeon, Fred's appointment to Hoke's allready semi-legendary team is the cherry on this coaching staff's sundae.
Welcome back Fred. We missed you.
Fred Jackson. Are the any good primers on this blog? Didn't get much info from the comments. Other than man-love and adoration.
just click the link kbk and prepare to be amazed
Just saw this on the Offical MichFootball Facebook page also
is the tie that binds one generation to the next. Glad he's staying.
Another 50+ assistant on Hoke's all star cast! You are what your record says you are...47 and 50. So I guess we did get an elite coach, at least by Lloyds tree standards!