Who is this Herb Kirkstreit? Never heard of him.
Who is this Herb Kirkstreit? Never heard of him.
And the quotes in the above article are accurate. He was asked a legitimate question about Harbaugh, and answered it in a rational way. He didn't say, "I was told that Rich Rod is gone on Monday...."
He said, I believe correctly, that if a move happens, that it would be shortly after the OSU game, and that Harbaugh is the obvious candidate for the job. He also seemed to suggest that U-M is Harbaugh's dream job. But, since Harbaugh has never suggested it one way or another, who knows?
Is is realistic to suggest that the hiring is already a "done deal", as it must be, if Harbaugh gets hired the "next day", which is the literal quote from KH? No way. That news would have been on the street and on the interwebs faster than a naked photo of Bristol Palin.
What's this accurate analysis you're bringing here? I wasn't sure that was allowed this week.
i think a naked photo of Bristol Palin would be held onto for a while compared to CFB hirings. one is sexy, the other's really only interesting to a niche of undateable men who live in their parents' basements.
Men who have been married longer than 6 months.
i've only been married 17 months and i can tell you that if a naked picture of Bristol Palin showed up in my email i would burn my computer, ship the ashes to a priest and request the Vatican hide it where they buried Jimmy Hoffa's body.
Bristol Palin: Not. A. Fan. Amirite?
Herbstreit is just doing his job, which is to offer his opinions about college football.
the next person to say "RR Being Firedanigans" is going to be Pistol Whipped.
what's that name of that restaurant you like with all the goofy shit on the walls, and the mozzarella sticks?
Here you Geaux, captain.
What? You mean RR Being Firednanigans?
Dude, weird. There is this restaurant I like with goofy shit on the walls and mozzarella sticks.
YOU BOYZ LIKE MEXICOOOOOOOO???
Damned if you fire Rodriguez and damned if you don't at this point.
Bringing in Harbaugh would be a good move, but giving Rich Rod another year would be good move too. Don't care either way.
Harbaugh won't be available next year so if Rich Rod stays Brandon better be sure he's gonna turn it around. Martin hired him but if Brandon gives him another year, he then becomes HIS coach. Is he willing to put his head on the line for a guy that has divided the fanbase and has become a media punching bag?
... was already divided before RR was hired. The factions were "Carr should go vs. Carr should stay" and then later it was "Les Miles vs. not Les Miles" or "It has to be a Michigan Man vs. Just bring me a proven coach, even if he's not from the Michigan 'bloodline' ".
The "Just bring me a proven coach, even if he's not from the Michigan 'bloodline' " faction won, but the "It has to be a Michigan Man" side never accepted it. Just the fact that RR got the job alienated a lot of people. That's hardly his fault.
Yeah! Big upgrade.
it is 48 degrees in NYC, NY
it is 48 degrees in SF, CA
therefore, the weather in NY and CA is the same
I was perfectly content with my foul mood, and you just spoiled it with humor. Nice going.
False equivalencies are a perfectly acceptable debate tactic nowadays.
Can we please just let the man ride out "HIS" first recruiting class for a full 4 years and see what his guys can do when they arent still in puberty or something? It's utterl disappointing to see the fan base this way, I dont even know what to say to people anymore. Just hold the faith. Good things will come, worry about Saturday.
Stanford and Michigan were obviously in the same boat when JH and RR took over each respective program...
At least call it like it is.
not being in the same boat as RR. He had Toby and Luck to help him tread water. Is that calling like you want it?
RR needs a fourth year. If the D can can get halfway decent we can go 10-2.
I'm not the only one who thought that comment was ridiculous.
It would also be nice if an automatic reply popped up about the team RichRod took over, losing 9 offensive starters and 5 to the NFL as well as many contributors on defense. If you are going to laugh at those comparing Michigan to Stanford as the respective head coaches took over, you might want to actually say something like "it is ridiculous to compare the two as their situation is nothing alike." Not "1-11 1-11 1-11 1-11."
It is amazing to me that you can say "it is ridiculous to compare Harbaugh to RR at their respective schools because their situations were so different" and then in the next sentence say "now let me compare the records of both teams before they took over so that I can show how much I dislike RR and love Harbaugh." The reality is you don't like RR so you will use whatever you want to prove how bad he is. I mean, Harbaugh had a really shitty defense at Stanford for 3 years until they got respectable....and they play in the fucking Pac10. But you are right, I guess the situations are similar when you want to show how amazing Jimmy is but completely different when it doens't fit your argument.
Brandon Minor - 199 carries, 1035 yards, 6 receptions for 28 yards
Toby Gerhart - 553 carries, 3008 yards, 24 catches for 171 yards
Stats are from 2008 and 2009, combined.
I included 2009 to demonstrate that Gerhart was far superior but here is 2008 only:
Minor - 103 carries, 553 yards
Gerhart - 210 carries 1136 yards
Surely Minor was better right?
I never said anything about Harbaugh and his work. You said Minor was better than Gerhart.
You were wrong, again.
i'll take the extra win that Jim gives his anyday why wouldn't you? Plus, he is a Michigan man and can speak wth gramatical correctness. Our helmets HAVE wings damit!
He needs to worry about all the stuff Pryor is saying about him, I mean, Pryor did strip him of his nuts and said he was not a real Buckeye.
The media seems to think they are "helping"Michigan here. They really want to write a "Prodigan Son Returns Home" story.
I am much more disgusted with the people in the Michigan fanbase who want to throw RR under the bus than I am with any national media. The media have only superficial knowlege of what is going on in Ann Arbor and a de facto set of storyline templates they use when they write. "Fans" should know better.
Sam Webb brought up a great point this morning. Harbaugh went 4-8, 5-7, and 7-5 before this year's 10-1 start. To many fans, it is "acceptable" if Harbaugh does it, but UNACCEPTABLE for RR to have almost the exact same record for his first three years at Michigan.
MIght I humbly suggest either the banhammer or a million-point reduction for the next "FRDKRODNOW" thread, whether it is subtly or blatantly stated?
1 Their teams aren't improving year to year.
2 Their players quit on them or don't believe in them.
I don't believe either of these to be the case. I look forward to 2011 for Michigan football and for RR.
Your career is off to a far better start than troyMI10. +1
Let's change the subject: How many pets do you have if all of them are birds except two, all of them are cats except two, and all of them are dogs except two?
3, unless it's Thursday.
Hey good job, how about another.
Water lilies growing in a pond double in area every 24 hours. On the first day of spring, only one water lily pad is on the surface of the pond. Sixty days later, the pond is entirely covered. On what day is the pond half-covered?
slow work day...I figured it out mathematically with logarithms. I suck.
The day before it's completely covered. Yay.
or 2, depending on if it's Hillbilly Monday and dad/uncle Tom gave you a rabbit
when it comes to this kind of thing.
But this is just his opinion.
He doesn't know anything that we don't.
Who is this Hirk Kerbstreit you are speaking of?
BTW, is it just me, or is everyone else on this board sick and tired of this drama? Let's play football boys and kick some Buckeye Ass!
Herb is a Buckeye and so he can give his professional, biased, double standard opinions. I really don't care. I think Spielman is more honest and more legitimate commentator anyway.
Wanted: DC that will play a four man front in the Big Ten and doesn't play with stuffed animals!
His comments in this article are no different than what he said during that Standford game a couple saturdays ago.