I can;t believe Rittenberg posted this idiotic question and then didn't address it in his response. Any research whatsoever or just go with some idiotic MSM label. Yeah we have no lineman here that have any size and RR doesn't recruit line he knows oline doesn't mean anything in football....please check with Mealer, Lewan, Q, Omameh etc... if a different coach came in they'd all be shown the door I'm sure. Head Asplode
Andrew from Laingsburg, Mich., writes: I have no reason to doubt your claim that Jim Harbaugh could be Michigan?s top choice but there are a couple reasons that I?m not sure Harbaugh would want the job. First, wasn?t he just courted by the Bills (and Raiders)? I find it hard to believe that a coach would turn down an NFL job to take the same position at any college, the following season. Secondly, Michigan is not stocking the cupboard for a pro-style offense. They are recruiting lots of skill position guys but few linemen. Additionally, the linemen they are getting are generally of the smaller / faster variety. Harbaugh would have trouble meeting expectations for three or four seasons - when his linemen recruits start being productive. He?s a smart guy and must realize this.
Adam Rittenberg: Harbaugh clearly could go to the NFL if he wants, but Michigan isn't exactly any old college job, especially to Harbaugh, who attended U-M. He's turned down enough opportunities to make me think he'd be very interested in an opening at U-M, should one become available. Now you're absolutely right about Michigan going away from the pro-style offense with its recruiting under Rich Rodriguez, who pioneered the spread. Would Harbaugh want to step into a team recruited for Rodriguez's system? It could dissuade him, but he seems like a pretty confident guy in his own recruiting abilities. And if Michigan brought him in, I think the school would be somewhat patient, especially if things really go south this fall. Then again, Michigan runs the risk of falling off the map for some time with a bunch of mediocre seasons.
You guys got any other myths that drive you nuts??