by the blue blazers due to accent issues.
I found our next head coach
Lance Guidry, you had me at "schembechler"
(h/t doc sat)
The OP was kidding (at least I hope, gulp). But regardless, that was one bad-ass pregame speech, it was like something out of a movie.
I'm not so sure this title's a winner...... ....... ....... ... . . ... ... . .
I wonder how many posts it will take before this one gets hijacked with tweets, too. (Not that I mind, actually I prefer it, i'm starving for any knowledge or fourth hand accounts of inside knowledge.
My father's uncle's nephew's son's alter ego just learned that it will be the one and only Less Miles. So, put that grass in yo pipe and smoke it! If you have any questions on additional info let me know and I can send it up (and back down) the chain.
I love tits....even bitty ones. OOhhhhh, you meant tid bits.
Oh dammit, too late.
I should try that when I go down on your avatar.
I just vommed in my mouf!
I'm thinking you would find BLUE WAFFLE down there.
Caveat: do not google image "blue waffle" if you love yourself
You can't tell people not to google something. It's like telling them to google it. I did. I should have loved myself, and keeping my lunch in my belly.
I am at work shaking because I am laughing hysterically but trying to be as quiet as possible to avoid attention. Oh yeah and I have tears running down my face too. I think I managed to have only the nearest coworkers note my hysterics.
i hate you
That is a nice break from every other thread that I keep refreshing.
Maybe steal some tips from Beamer to help our special teams too...love this Dr. Saturday article.
Oh god yes. That would be like a double whammy of awesome. I'd take back ten years worth of disparaging comments about school-issued tractors. I never brought it up though because I figure that Brandon's presser comment about "HC experience required" disqualified him. Besides, I'm not convinced the man even wants to be a head coach, and man, if the Rosenbergs of the world thought Rich Rodriguez was a hick, wait til they get a load of ol' Pud.....errr, Bud.
But we'd have a defense.
However, my uncle's brother-in-law is Uncle Rico's financial planner and the man who can throw it over them mountains has been asking about the tax consequences of moving from a van in The Gem State to a big ole' mansion in Ann Arbor.
I would say more, but I must protect my sources. You understand.
My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who sav JH and DB sharing a milkshake at 31 Flavors last night
Mike Bellotti the former Oregon coach. He was rumored to be interested in Colorado's opening saying that he was open to the perfect opportunity. He obviously is a spread attack guy that would make Denard and Co. happy and prevent massive rebuilding. He could help us find a replacement as he was very successful finding one for Oregon in Chip Kelly, from New Hampshire of all places. If DB pulled this off, it is the only option I would retract all bad thoughts over last 30 days.
Bellotti is 60 years old. He had a nice run after inheriting a team that had just gone to the Rose Bowl under Rich Brooks. Then Pete Carroll showed up in the Pac 10 and he had one top-25 season in five years before hiring Chip Kelly who seems to be doing alright without him. He's also never lived, coached, or recruited outside of the west coast.
Makes zero sense to consider him.
imho, it makes a hell of a lot more sense than Hokemon
his wife's name is Starlet.
HOW CAN WE NOT WANT THIS GUY?
yes, this is the beginning of the Coach Guidry Mafia. Join me! Let us go back to our real tradition, of hiring a coach from Miami OH!
from my sister's brother's cousin's ex roommate that we will be bringing in this guy
No word if Mox will be the qb coach
He's a snake and has no morals. Plus, above all, he's unproven at the next level.
screw it and let's just hire Bob Green.
was on Dan Patrick today and said that if Michigan called him he would be very interested.
He is from Michigan and grew up very close to Ann Arbor (Jackson).
He was an MSU fan growing up but his dad had two degrees from Michigan.
He is big into mentoring (recent best-selling book: The Mentor Leader) and would have a lifelong impact on every Michigan player.
He has a Q rating rivaling Hollywood movie stars and would bring all the star power of JH (probably more), without causing anyone associated with Michigan to worry about what he might say (or do) next.
Think DRob might stay to play for Dungy? I think so.
Think Dungy would be able to keep our recruits? Yup. You would even see DHart scurry in a hurry back into the fold.
Think Dungy would be magic in a recruit's living room? Rhetorical question; Dungy's gravitational pull would be even stronger than Jim Harbaugh's.
Think Dungy would unify the fan base and all factions of the athletic department? Again, rhetorical question. Who on earth would question that hire?
Given that Dungy said this on a popular national radio show, I hope that Dave Brandon dials him up. I would take Dungy over Harbaugh in a heartbeat - straight up, not as a consolation prize.
Now THAT would send tremors all the way down to Columbus, that wretched hive of scum and villainy...
He didn't even come close to saying that he would be very interested? the closest thing he said is that he is glad they didn't call him. He then said that if Michigan did call him, he would have good recommendations for them. He later said that he is done with coaching and that if the Miami Dolphins called and offered to make him the highest paid coach, he would turn it down.
The rumors are completely out of control.
But it all depends on the coordinators. They would have to be young and hungry. And the offensive coordinator would need absolute power on that side of the ball.
AnnArbor.com is posting this transcript from the DP show, saying he's not interested at all and is done coaching. FWIW... a coworker came to me this morning saying the same thing you are. So.... there's something off somewhere.
Mom always said I should just go ahead and say that whenever it might be appropriate.
You are right.
I confess I didn't hear the interview myself, a co-worker heard it and said that Tony said he was glad we hadn't called b/c he would have been "tempted." The co-worker knows some people who are close to Dungy and said that he loves Michigan. Personally, I think he would be a great fit and do great things for the program if hired, so I guess I just got excited, and, well...like I said, I am sorry and you are right.
would love to see this guy coach here. He would do great IMO
Remember when Bill Walsh went back to Stanford? Didn't work out so well... I don't want an old NFL coach, no matter what his Q rating is. NFL retreads work about as well in College as College Coaches do in the NFL.
Besides, there's a controversial aspect to Dungy that might not go over to well with parts of the University.
No idea what you're referring to.
Dungy's very conservative views on some sensitive subjects, such as gay marriage.
At least In other places I've seen Dungy's name nentioned, I've also seen it postulated that his ultra constervative views might not mesh well with the younger "more liberated" Wolverine supporters. I'm not drawing any conclusions here, just reporting the news
Not that theres anything wrong with that
I can see where some in AA would oppose the hire on that basis. However I think that would be far outweighed by the positives, the mentoring, the recruiting, and most of all the winning.
However, I've been corrected (see above) by someone who posted a link to some of the interview content. I got too excited and he is not coming.
Sorry for bringing it up, everybody.
Pete Carroll seemed to make the transition to the college game
And Jimmy Johnson was successful in the NFL after college. There are obviously exceptions, but I bet I can find more failures in moving from one to the other than you can find success stories.
Off the top of my head: Callahan, Wanstead, Chan Gailley, Bobby Ross and Al Groh.
Edit: I see how you've backed off on the Dungy news. I leave this up here because it is still relevant to any ideas about Jon Gruden succeeding at Michigan.
your point is valid. Same general principle seems to apply for basketball as well.
I've heard it said that this is b/c by and large rah-rah tactics that motivate college kids are usually ineffective on pro athletes (or can't be sustained over the grind of a pro season), while pro coaches don't understand or care about college traditions, our colors vs yours, etc.
Actually, that would seem to make JH a much better long term fit at the college level..
He was an MSU fan growing up but his dad had two degrees from Michigan.
Why was this?
As in Jimmy Johnson. If he is willing to do Survivor maybe he would consider coming back to college FB . Besides he is 1-0 in the Big House
Plus he's already coached a spread QB
How awesome would that be! Do we get Jim Brown too?
Tony Dungy idea. I was screaming all year for us to run a bas 4-3 cover 2 defense to simplify things for our incredibly green secondary. This would allow our guys to just fly around and make plays instead of trying to figure out where to line up (see bowl game). I agree that he would be a great recruiter, and he could even go get some pro guys as assistants. All the pro coaches would be attractive to recruits who, let's face it, are all about making it to the NFL.
I would like Michigan to grab any one of the NFL greats that don't have a job right now. Gruden and Cowher would be good choices. I really just want DB to hire an exciting coach who has a track record of winning tons of big games in big spots. Let's not just look at who has a connection to Bo as our only alternatives.
If they do go after a college coach, I think hiring a defensive coach is the way to go. Bud Foster is another fantastic option. We all know the "defense wins championships" mantra, but the last three years has hammered that point into our skulls. If you have a great defense, you are in every game you play.
pro success =/= college success. Different games with different skill set requirements. Could they succeed? Sure. But a proven college coach is going to be more likely to.
who was coaching the white team in the Under Armour All-Star game...intimidate those recruits into coming here. Grrrrrrr!
We've just gone through three years in which we've had a coach who was accused of being a crook even though he wasn't. In my mind, that entitles us to three years of a coach who pulls out every dirty trick to help the team win. We also need a guy who will use a running QB. Finally, a guy who can flash a Super Bowl ring wouldn't be bad. That's why my pick is Barry Switzer.
We are still going to get Jim Harbaugh. I can feel it.
I'm glad I had a colonoscopy yesterday.. I "took one for the team", slept the rest of the day and didn't worry about coaches for a day.. In other words, it took a colonoscopy for me to feel better..
FWIW, I will always respect Rich Rodriquez for his efforts at Michigan and will be all-in for whoever our next coach is..
Although I haven't had a colonoscopy (recently), my rectum has been feeling quite odd as this CC/CS has been underway. I'm sure many of us can relate
Maybe not a viable candidate, but you can't question his love for tradition or his intensity. He also has the ability to motivate well from what it looked like. I'll admit, I was a little fired up by that speech.
It is strange that there are no stories of coaches flying in for interviews or DB going anywhere to interview anyone. When you consider how open it's been about folks coming to visit JH, with the negotiations being practically done on national TV, the contrast is remarkable. There has also been very little in the news about teams with interest in RR. It would be great to see him land a good job and be able to take care of some of his assistants.
Clearly someone needs to go Tonya Harding Luck's architecural design senior thesis/project/whatever. I'm sure if some masked bandit crushed that house of toothpicks, he'd have little choice but to opt for the draft.
NOW that would put the fear of God into Columbus
This is bad when he is one of the best available options
I'll post pictures of the bricks I shat if Tony Dungy comes to coach Michigan.
Defensive-minded coach? He's a defensive coordinator with several successful stops and a history of success.
Michigan ties? He's a former DC at Michigan.
Name: Scott Shafer.
Now that's funny right there
In the wake of no one knowing anything about anything, it's time to look at who the worst possible hires in the world would be. People I enjoy imagining well headseted on the sideline as long as we're sacrificing wins for humor, which seems to be the case. I've got my wishlist, in order:
Skip Bayless,Matthew McConaughey (Al pacino would probably do a fairly good job), Ernest Shazor, Marty Mornhinweg, Michael Irvin, Adam Schefter, Plaxico Burress, that a-hole in the "most interesting man in the world" commercials, Geno Auriemma,and Bill Simmons.
Fortunately we don't have to worry about any of this because as Flight Tracker indicates the M plane just touched down near Denzel Washington's house.
That was a kick ass speech!!!! When does he start!!!