And yes they include both the Harbaugh brothers!
And yes they include both the Harbaugh brothers!
I was enthralled by clicking on your link and finding out such interesting tidbits as the following
Coaching Hot Board
The end of the Rich Rodriguez era is upon us. For the second time in four years the Wolverines will have a new coach on the sidelines when they open the 2011 season Sept. 3 against Western Michigan. TheWolverine.com has come up with our list of potential coaching candidates to be the program's 18th head coach ... here's the complete breakdown.
wait, why won't RR be coaching us next year? i'm confused.
regardless of what Brian thought of the presser, DB laid out that it was a painful 3 years.
So John Harbaugh telling the media Jim wasn't interested in the job was a sly way of clearing room for himself. Clever John Harbaugh, crafty John Harbaugh.
Lets pos-bang SFBlue here, just because we can! Yeehaw!
Get a room
Board is still wonky for me. I can't pos- or neg-bang.
All your Harbaughs are belong to us.
what if we hired john and just kept calling him jim?
As the MoGoBlog CC debacle progressed, Jim Harbaugh eventually became known simply as "JH." I'm having a hard enough time remembering to date everything 2011 right now. Hiring John would keep things simple for me. Thankfully, Hoke's first name doesn't work so he has off the board.... right?
... and I promise you it is not worth much, but an old friend of mine in the Athletic Department mentioned a couple weeks ago that John H. was on the shortlist. I thought he was being silly, but looks like others are reporting it (not that that makes it true, as we all know).
Makes sense for him to be on the list given his background, but I highly doubt he's a realistic option.
it's difficult to see why he would leave the ravens. perhaps it is more that we have interest than that he does.
From the rumors over at the rivals board, and I stress thats all they are, John actually contacted Michigan and showed interest. Atleast thats the way I interpreted it.
I had heard that same rumor previously. Supposedly it was during the season though. I half joked in another thread about John being interested because of this. Again, like others have mentioned, why would he leave the Ravens?? They could be going to the Super Bowl this year. But he would fit in that " you would not believe some of the people that have shown interest" rumor a month or so ago. John would be a homerun hit, but I think is less likely than Jim coming and that is very unlikely obviously.
Man, I would take John Harbaugh in about a half a second. That would make me forget all about his brother. It just sounds a little too good to be true to me.
I think John is a great coach in the NFL and maybe a great college coach. But, he has spent most of his career in the NFL. I don't think he has recruited, not that he can't. I would still take Jim over John for Michigan.
right because he's going to go from a NFL team who just won 12 games and has as good of a chance of winning the super bowl this year as any playoff team to a michigan program spiralling out of control, hell, sign me up please.
Out of a thread of people trying to mock this ridiculous rumor the best, you sir did the best job of mocking the John Harbaugh to Michigan rumor/hearsay. Well done sir.
According to someone posting on Scout site, Brian Billick was contacted today. Would be intriguing if true
i think a lot of people would have mixed feelings about him. sure he brings some credibility, but is he too far gone from the NFL to attract recruits? are we trying to hard to recreate the pete carrol magic? what would happen to denard? etc.
I actually haven't given it too much thought, just found him an intriguing option. With a Superbowl Championship to his credit, I wouldn't even compare him to Pete Carroll's NFL resume, but he might have some additional pull with recruits. As far as Denard, he did win that Superbowl with Trent Dilfer. Also, being born near Dayton, OH he probably has an understanding of the importance of "The Game."
A Super Bowl winning caochi s a Super Bowl winning coach.
If Jimmy Johnson returned to The U, the buzz to recruits would be astounding.
Brian Billick is a good coach, but I see him probably getting hired by the 9ers. I heard he was one of their primary backup plans if they didn't land Jimmay.
GERG had a ring too. Let's move on to REAL candidates now.
Hopefully all of this will be cleared up soon (though we have passed the 24 hr mark already) otherwise we won't be asking for Harbaugh to come save us from ourselves, we'll be asking for June Jones.
One good thing that came out of Arkansas' loss to Ohio State: no talk of Petrino being hired (not that he wouldn't sell his children for a few more dollars)
it no Urban Meyer?
It includes both?
Someone needs to shut down the drug trade that is obviously occurring within the Michigan Rivals team.
want to tell us what it says?
It says nothing of any substance because they know as much as us - nothing.
everyone give me $5
Jim Tressel. Scoop of the century
Frankly, it pisses me off that DB even mentioned Tressel at all yesterday, and that people continue to talk about him coming to M.
The only time I've ever heard someone talk about Tressel coming to Michigan was in reference to the Game being played in Ann Arbor.
but, JT was mentioned because DB is trying to prep people for the possibility of hiring a guy like Hoke. Just my opinion, but seems pretty evident.
Why else would he go to bat so fast for the small name. That was a preconceived response...He is thinking along the lines of potentially hiring a small name with potential!
Uh, he mentioned Tressel in reference to why you don't necessariy have to look at only FBC coaches. What's wrong with that?
The board's been back for less than five minutes and there's an absolute explosion of forum posts....... at this rate we'd better worry about Brian bolting to the NFL! OH NO!!
This is going to be awesome! Anyone else note all of the new members that signed up in the past few days? Its going to be a fun next few weeks . . .
The site can always use some new blood. Your schtick is a tired one...
What happened to the pos-bang fest?
We need rest. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is spongy and bruised.
Coming from a guy whose persona is based around the most over-quoted movie of the last five years? (don't get it wrong, I love me some Anchorman) No need for unprovoked attacks, this week has sucked enough.
You're so wise. You're like a miniature Buddha, covered in hair.
of point envy
Agree, listening to profitgoblue is exhausting. He ruins the board for me. He posts some lame comment after every joke. Its brutal.
I tend to disagree with your post.... or rather, I try not to engage in personal attacks, but I did notice your quote line beneath your post and must admit it made me chuckle.
For some reason I think we should throw Russell Crowe on to the Rivals' coaching list.
Dude, why the personal attack?
You don't want to be accused of being one of profitgoblue's many screennames......
Anyone else note all of the new members that signed up in the past few days? Its going to be a fun next few weeks . . .
Heaven forbid the site becomes more popular and allows Brian to make a buck or two.
Didn't Brian mention that his site readership went through the roof during the last coaching change, and that a lot of those new users stayed?
My theory: Brian is behind EVERYTHING, from the real estate lawsuits to the complaints about swearing in practice to the Freep investigation, solely in an effort to get to this moment of time -- another coaching search, a trebling of site readership, and Mr. Brian Cook rolling in Google Ad dough. Fiendish!
I actually lurked for quite sometime, cautiously wading in the waters for a long time until someone said, "Come on in, the water's fine!"
Since then, I can't quit. Sure, I tell myself there is something better out there, but I always come back to this blog. I enjoy Brian's writing and most of the commentary.
I spent over three years following this site and now Imma gonna get me somthem mgopoints. mmmmmm delicious.
I wonder if the domain name "mgohonolulublueandsliver" is still available?
mgopats, mgojets, mgohenne, mgosteelers are all interesting.
We will take both Harbaugh's for $8 million. Now that would be a real steal.
I would kiss the ground if Gary Patterson and at least half of his staff came to Ann Arbor.
i want chucky!!
What if you could have "chucky"?
I see it now. It makes sense to me. DB names Brady Hoke HC. Who in turns names Chuck Heater DC. Your OC is Al Borges SDSU OC. Scott Loeffler comes back as QB coach. Lot of michigan men there. OMG I need a drink.
Would love me some Patterson. He did as of a couple years ago turn down a chance to coach his Alma Mater (KSU) and move back to where is family closely resides currently. I would love him anyway, but if it is between him and Hoke, it is no contest.
Or he just drank a red bull:
I would think if Brandon dropped a name on the players it would have leaked by now.
was most likely one of our kickers!
A name wasn't dropped as to who is coming, and I can confirm that.
He was refering to the moment when Barwis left the meeting and his teammates actually lifted the weights off his shoulders...
I'm going with Cox
What about Matt Millen? I hear he's been doing great things as a TV announcer that should translate well into coaching the game? Any thoughts?
Here is a out of left field pick for you Tony Dungy. 55 years old and from Jackson Michigan. Went to college at University of Minnesota.He also finished fourth in career total offense in the Big ten. Sounds good to me
I am hoping for a dominant NFL personality that has had prior college coaching experience. I know thats a tough find, but im hopeful.
Dungy was an excellent player and pro coach. But he's also a self-appointed Voice of Morality that skews a little hucksterish. He's made a business out of it. Plus, that homophobic church of his won't fly in AA.
See enclosed article about Tony Dungy Inc. This stuff is pretty well established:
His team won last night, I think!
I've seen Mariucci's name in a few posts. Decent guy, sure, and he coached the Lions. But he's incredibly tight with Izzo from their Iron Mountain days, and there's no way he'd meet any kind of 'fit' criteria for a Michigan coach. And I'm sure he has no interest.
I'm so happy the blogs back to normal, can't wait until we find our guy.
So, Hoke, Patterson, Les, et al - nobody is 'fessin' up. Either we are totally off base, the candidates haven't been approached, or they are just not talking.
or would that be a major buyout? I know he doesn't fit the "Michigan Man"-defensive mind-power offense, but his name got quite a bit of mention the last time around and its not like MIssouri fell off the face of the earth.
1) He's old.
2) Orson routinely devotes large segments of EDSBS LIve to his inability to win big games. Their win over Oklahoma was one of his first, ever.
ESPN reporting Pat Fitzgerald says he's not a candidate. Either he hasn't been contacted or he's not interested.
I'm relieved about this.
In the press conference DB mentioned Chris Singletary as remaining in the recruiting role. On the main page Barwis is mentioned as being retained as well. Do we have a complete list of who was retained? What about Fred Jackson? He is the kind of guy that DB would want to keep for recruiting and because of his long coaching career at Michigan. I wonder if Fred Jackson could get a job as an OC somewhere. H has years of experience coaching WRs and RBs.
I've seen multiple postings about how even Fred Jackson was fired, which makes no sense to me. Having at least Barwis/Singletary/Jackson to make the current players feel okay and/or keep this year's commits seems necessary.
i bet you whoever comes in retains hyperbolic freddie.
are two different things. Keeping the recruiting coordinator in place is probably necessary since we need someone to stay in contact with recruits. Likewise, having the S&C coach stay on board to supervise the workouts (even if it's for a little while) is probably smart.
Now, there's no guarantee that either stays with a new coach (unless Brandon says so). Likewise, there's no guarantee they don't jump ship with RR should RR find another school to coach at soon. I'm guessing the assistants don't have buy outs so even if they know they are going to go to whatever school RR does, in order to keep getting paid they need to stay at UM for now.
No one ever mentions Wayne Fontes.
Marty Moron? Hell, call up Jim Schwartz.
Deleware's KC Keeler would be a solid pick up. Another poster in another thread suggested it....Similar track record to Sweater Vest when he was at 1-AA YSU. No ties to Michigan, but he runs the no huddle spread and can develop Joe Pa's leftover talent (Flacco, Devlin)
I like the idea if getting him. I don't know to much about him other then he just always seems to win. How do his defenses perform? I want someone who has monster defenses.
Pat Fitzgerald wow I think I'm gonna puke
How in the world is Bob Green not on this list?
DB said in the past UM paid mid level money. Now he is willing to let it be known to any and every coach out there, we will PAY great money. Sorry makes sense to me he is targeting a higher to that has a record of winning, and can return UM to the rose bowl.
First choice is Les Miles. He can recruit, is the mad hatter so we can see trick plays. Oh and wins games, btw LSU fans want him gone.
Second choice is Gary Patterson. Beat wisconsin! Enough said.
Third choice is Gary Pinkel. What better way for redemption? He lost the Victory Bell game agaist Pelini and NU. Comes to UM and can coach against him. From Ohio area so can still have a factor on midwest recrutiing.
Final choice is Brady Hoke. Michigan Man. Would jump at the chance to come here, restore the tradition. Bring defensive edge, and smash mouth football. Seems to turn things around with small schools. Ball State is a terrible stadium. (how can you recruit there?)
Here's hoping DB makes a solid decision. Go Blue!
Was Gruden in Ann Arbor this week like was rumored? Nothing ever works, so I doubt it. Any reason we could be different than everyone else, and land him?
1. Bill Cowher - Not very realistic, but IMO is the best coaching candidate for the NFL or CFB.
2. Patterson - Again, not very realistic considering his current school is moving to the BE where his teams will be favored nearly every year to go unbeaten in conference play.
3. JH - Either Jim or John will fit here.
4. Brady Hoke - The man bleeds maize and blue, is chomping at the bit to come here, is genuinely liked(even if not completely wanted) by the fanbase, and would most likely be the only candidate that would be at UM for decades(instead of a few years or so).
5. Unknown at this point but I'm sure there is someone who will pop up on the radar that I haven't thought of, but would be a very good hire.
Those I DO NOT want, at all, at anytime, to become the HC include Miles(way too much baggage), Pinkel(too old, hasn't done much in the B12 overall), Urban Meyer(do not want someone else's saviour to be ours as well).
...Brady Hoke is around 52-53, I can't see him staying longer than 15 years, unless he pulls a JoePa, which hasn't necessarily been a good thing with the actual JoePa.
Who will coach us next?
I guess we'll burn those bridges
When we come to them
Why dosen't Bill Cowher come on dahn Michigan and instill some hard edge Stillers Defense n' at...I would love that much more than John Harbaugh...Pittsburgh toughness yinz!!! Go Blue!!
Let's consider the possibility of hiring the Stanford defensive coordinator - Vic Fangio. Defensive Coordinator of the year! If JH goes pro, here is our chance to get JH's main man for DC. He can address our pressing needs to improve our defense - unlike GERG.
Just curious what the thoughts are on Cam Cameron...
Sure his stint at Indiana didn't go so well, but he has experience with a 'dual threat' QB and put up some huge numbers that year offensively... and he's been around the Raven's D for a while so some of that defensive mentality has to have rubbed off on him
... and he coached under Bo
Cam Cameron is an interesting thought. The only issues with him are that his most recent Head Coaching foray with the Dolphins ended one season in with a total of zero wins. Yikes! He is also very old to be taking over the program.
One conspiracy theory regarding Cam Cameron being the next head coach of Michigan. It was reported that John Harbaugh contacted Michigan about the head coaching vacancy, showing interest - which lit up the MGoBoard. I would highly doubt that the Head Coach of a playoff team, playing a game this weekend would be inquiring about the job for himself, but perhaps he may have been calling to recommend his current offensive coordinator Cam Cameron?
Okay, look at the facts.
- DB said something in the meeting that "lifted a weight" off the players shoulders. My guess is that it was something along the lines of "we'll be pursuing a few coaches from top ten programs."
- Stoops runs an offense that is "adaptable" to the players he has around him.
- Stoops is from Youngstown, Ohio and therefore understands the history of Michigan and the rivalry between Michigan and Ohio State.
- He just won a BCS game with Oklahoma (finally) and may now feel ready to move on.
- Brandon said he had "unexpected" candidates. This would certainly be unexpected and high profile enough to energize the fan base and players.
- With Nebraska and Colorado leaving the Big 12 the conference is about to become much less high profile and Stoops might be thinking a bolt to the new B1G would be an upward move.
Just food for thought.
Perhaps they were referring to this when lifting the weight off...
Ryan Broyles just announced he is coming back...I don't know but it's just MO, but OK is going to be loaded next year. No way Stoops leaves that job for a rebuild at UM
Also I just looked some Stoops info up and it turns out his agent (who is located in Cleveland) WENT TO MICHIGAN!!!!
One name that flashed through my head today was Bud Foster. I don'tm think he has any HC experience, but the man can run a defense like nobody's business, has been around plenty of spread stuff at VT with the Vicks and Tyrod Taylor, and would make a very positive impression on the fanbase.
I honestly don't know who the coach will be or what coach I want. I don't want Hoke but that's about where my criteria stops.
He helped Michigan defenses! PPG was no higher then 21 while he was there.
I realize this is a blog where opinions flow freely, often with very little grounding in fact, but really? I just don't like X? He may well be our next coach. Please help us all by posting something that informs or enlightens rather than just expresses a baseless opinion. There were plenty of "I don't like RR" posts in media when he came and I really don't want to live through that again.
Seriously. From Gary Patterson's current Wikipedia page:
"After a successful career at TCU, Patterson left the program on January 6 to become the head coach of the University of Michigan football team. He stated his need for good, discounted pizza as a main reason in accepting the offer."
patterson just signed an extension with TCU
Well, hiring Patterson would lift my spirits, but hopefully his taste is good enough to seek a better pizza than Domino's.
Do you think we have a realistic shot at Jon Gruden? IMO, I doubt it, but i was just wondering. I wish this would all be over.
I keep seeing all this Jon Gruden love flowing and for the life of me I don't get it?
I've seen his mostly above average, rollercoaster-like record in the NFL (including a Superbowl courtesy of Tony Dungy).
Sorry, being an assistant 20 years ago just doesn't cut it.
Why Gruden? He has no substantial college experience. Nevermind that it's been a while since he even coached pro. Let's not fall in love with a guy just because he's famous.
It would be like an NFL team throwing $7 million a year a guy who's never coached pro.
or any of my top 5 candidate at all. I am in the same boat as you, as I was really curious to where this random Jon Gruden talk has come from and i was asking if it was an actual possibility or just random thinking by a partly delusional fan base.
I wouldn't mind Pat Fitzgerald. His teams have faired really well and could have defeated Auburn last year in the bowl game if not for the kicker getting injured.
Rex Ryan's twin brother or Gary Moeller"s son Andy, they are both employed by the NFL, a google search will get you contact information. DB should have united the masses to jump on the RR train when he arrived,hope this mess clears up soon.
Source says Michigan tried to meet w Fitzgerald, but he came off road to meet w NW AD and reaffirmed committment.
Harbaugh to the 49ers
Fitzgerald no interest
Patterson signs extension
Miles is slimy
Hoke is, well, Hoke.
Boy, this is really going well. Next on TWIS: us.