So, I was listening to the radio early today (1130 I believe) as they discussed Michigan football, the recent misery and need to win now. Then they proceeded to delve into the Harbaugh talk. They argued that if we have another bad year, we'll be in a bigger hole the following season because Harbaugh runs a different style of football with completely different players.
Without getting into the how-many-games-does-RR-need-to-win discussion, I just don't get why it's either RR or Harbaugh. Are RR and JH the only coaches in the nation? ** disclaimer - I'd rather just win now with RR than even have to wait for 2011 **
That being said, I want to attack the notion that a coaching change (even to an "old school" coach like Harbaugh) would require completely different players. Here is a list of our commits who also fielded offers from, wait for it, Stanford:
-That's nearly half of our current commits who also had offers from Stanford. Then, taking a look at top-100 rated "targets" (Rivals list), both schools have offers out to the following (although some have already committed elsewhere): George Farmer (WR), Christian Westerman (OT), Doran Grant (CB), DeAnthony Arnett (WR), Trey DePriest (LB).
So, here's the quick summary:
1. Win now and don't worry about a coaching change,
2. If we need to change coaches, why the hell is Harbaugh the only other option, and
3. Even if we lose and hire Harbaugh, the notion that his program would require a destruction of the current roster is inaccurate...but still, just win now