I found this article while I was at work and thought it was pretty cool. The article basically quotes Hart saying that his dream job is to coach at Michigan one day. Here is the link: Enjoy
Mike Hart a future Michigan Head Coach???
Are you predicting how many you will have left after that asshat comment? I was going to guess 550 but ok.....you win.
You're completely batshit insane if you think posting an OP that even mentions the head coaching position isn't going to be met with hostility. The subject has absolutely been beaten to death this week. Right or wrong, people see the word "coach" and it sets them off. For every legitmitate thread, such as this, there have been 100 complete and utter bullshit ones. People are sick of it. Your OP and this OP just happened to get caught in the crossfire.
Is it "batshit insane" to expect my fellow Mgobloggers to read the post before commenting on it? I totally agree that if the OP had in any way mentioned Hart as a possible replacement to RR people would be correct in going off but his post was anything but that. And just like in mine, some dickwad makes a snarky comment without even bothering to read what he's commenting on.
Perhaps I'm being pollyannaish in expecting this but I would hope people would take the 30 seconds or so required to actually to read what is written before rendering their opinion on its content.
You're lucky if we even read the headline before launching into attack mode. You take the chance that the OP coincides with the headline. Chances are you don't care if you're wrong. I know I don't, but I will generally make an edit if it is appropriate.
That's funny and unfortunately true. You have edited some of your responses to my posts so I know you do it but I'm amazed how many don't. I guess I live in a world where I believe my opinion only has value if based in....I dunno...facts or something. And how could my opinion have any basis in anything if it's formed without reading the work I am commenting on?
I just get very irritated when people talk about the Head Coaching job......all it does is add negative connotations to Rich Rod and hinders recruiting. ALL IN!! .......now would I like hart as a RB coach if fred jackson ever retires, ......well sure.
And lets not get this twisted, you will not find a bigger Hart fan, it just pains me when we talk so candidly about the Head Coaching position. Rich Rod has deserved another year, I mean just look at our offense.......with a decent defense the sky is the limit.
I'd love to see him come back as a coach so he can get his first win against Ohio State.
How many times do we have to go over this???
Are you serious? dude im not stupid. I like RR and even if the job was open Hart wouldnt get the job. READ THE ARTICLE. It is just a cool article about one of my favorite michigan men stating his desire to reconnect with the program one day.
I'm not sure, but since Mike Hart has no coaching experience to date.....I'm pretty sure that the poster was joking. Easy there big boy....
I appreciate the article but if I see one more thread about the head coach job (joking or not) I am going to stop reading MGoBlog.
No you're not.
Damn you for calling my bluff!
Perhaps we are (rightly) sensitive about all these replacement-speculation posts, but this article is about Mike Hart's dreams, not any subversive plots for overthrow. And he's obviously in no hurry:
"Directing the Wolverines, he added, would only be possible if he followed the necessary path: perhaps a graduate assistant position somewhere, followed by being a position coach and maybe a coordinator. Then . . . Michigan.
"That would be crazy," Hart said. "It's a long way to go and a lot of steps to get there."
Michigan is Hart's ideal destination, but any college position would suffice. That, he insisted, is where he could make a lasting impact by tapping into and sharing his experiences as a collegian and pro.
Anybody have a problem with him coming back to be a grad assistant?
On Mike Hart as a graduate assistant..
"He has the smarts of Crisler, the tenacity of Bo and the suave genius of Yost.. Simply outstanding, so excited to see him walk to sidelines, he will be a special special guy before hes done here"
How does maizedandconfused not get bumped up for this a few more times? That was priceless.
I think he is kidding? (a /s would be helpful to avoid neg attacks)
Not to be confused with a /s /l, which would actually invite neg attacks.
Guess I haven't been around long enough for people to get my sarcasm. I was totally kidding about the job not being open post. Sorry.
For some reason I can't edit the first post/apparently unfunny joke I made about the job not being open. Please stop negging me you sensitive pricks.
500 points? I have seen some pretty dumb posts on here and I was just trying to shed some positive light on the program for once because im sick of seeing stuff about RR and Harbaugh. It would be different if I posted this tomorrow, but there is nothing else to talk about on a friday.
Thank you for posting this. It's the type of thing that is nice to read from former players, considering what we've heard from some in recent years. I have no idea what is wrong with the people who are giving you a hard time for posting this.
Thanks. That is what I was thinking especially after the manningham post discussing how he didn't mention Michigan as his university.
and thanks for the post. Mike Hart is one of my favorite players and I think it's awesome that he is still proudly representing Michigan. I didn't take this as a RABBLE RABBLE FIRE RR post; I thought it was cool to see his love for the program in this article.
This both intrigue's and terrifies me. His press conferences would be amazing. No coach speak. Plenty of bulletin board material.
Can you imagine the back and forth before the MSU game with the guy who applied the "little brother" label as the head coach?
Watching Mike Hart if he was a coach would make for great popcorn. But it was Nick Saban who originally tagged MSU with the little brother description.
Can you imagine how long every presser would take. The adage that "Mike Hart never saw a microphone he didn't like" was totally valid.
I always liked Mike Hart, but he sure could talk.
This isn't really news. He's basically stated that since the day he played his last game. But thank you for posting, it is a nice read.
Yeah I was kind of wondering myself why this article was even written.
Oh well, I'd love to have a guy like Mike Hart as our RB coach some day.
If he was first a GA under Fred Jackson, I wonder if Hart would bristle at F-Jax's tips...
FJax: "Mike, we have to refer to our 4th string RB as being just like Mike Hart, but a lot faster."
Hart: "What the hell is that supposed to mean?"
FJax: [awkward silence]
Thanks for posting the video. I had no idea that it existed, but it is cool to see him state his desire to coach more than once.
I hope he has some long playing days ahead of him still in the NFL. That would be a terrific story to see him back in the athletic department in some capacity someday, and I would welcome him with open arms.
If the feces makes contact with the rotary blade on Saturday, I am in favor of 5000 points, or maybe even a lockdown for the first 48 hours afterwards.
In defense of the OP, though, this is not another OMGFRDKRODPLS post. If anything, Hart might even make a nice protege for RR, especially considering the "tradition issue" that so many detractors cite. When Hart's playing days are over, he would be an interesting bridge: LC playing pedigree and RR coaching pedigree.
And I agree that he would definitely "spice up" Sparty week.
But I'll admit it: Mike Hart is my all-time favorite Michigan Wolverine. Personally, I'd love to him run the team one day. Obviously, he needs to put in some time coaching someplace after his playing career is over.
TAKE CARE OF THE BALL!
1 day, 3 hours and 15 minutes...Go Blue!
Didn't Hart have some harsh words for Harbaugh?
Edit: I'm sure we all did at the time.
Courtesy of Michigan Sports Center (z"l):
“That’s a guy I have no respect for. When you graduate from the University of Michigan and you’re going to talk about your school like that, a great institution like that we have, to say we’re not true student athletes. It’s coming from a guy who, I don’t know, maybe wants to coach here, and is mad he didn’t get a job here. A guy like that I have no respect for. It’s funny to me, because we don’t let great student-athletes in, but he just accepted one of our transfers [Jason Forcier]. What kind of sense does that make? He obviously wants guys like us at his school and he’s mad he can’t get them. It’s nothing against Stanford. I just have no respect for that guy. I don’t know how you can say that. He’s not a Michigan man. I obviously wish he never played here before.”
Harbaugh responded to it in a rather dismissive way. I don't know how much either still cares about the incident.
That quote makes me want Hart as a coach at Michigan. F'in awesome. Plus, Hart owns Dantonio.
in Dantonio's head.
I would give a pass to Hart, because how old was he when he said that. Harbaugh, how old was he when he said that. When I was in my 20's, almost everything I said, I wish I could take back, not so much now that I am in my late 30's.
I liked Mike Hart the football player, never cared for Mike Hart the spokesman, wouldn't care to see Mike Hart the coach.
I like swagger as long as you can back it up, which both did. I don't like it but, I can accept it. What I can't accept is talking trash about your school for any reason. I don't care if he was right or wrong, just don't air out family business. If you do, because you can control your enormous mouth or ego, then apologize for it.
I think I know what you are saying, but being from NY, you have a little Yogi Berra in you:)
"I like swagger as long as you can back it up, which both did. I don't like it but, I can accept it."
I <3 Mike <3
No one is suggesting that he take over for Rich Rod after this season. Mike Hart is what 24 years old? It's likely he would be in his 40s before he'd be able to coach at a school like Michigan after he works up the ranks of running backs coach at a small school, assistant at a small school, head coach at a small school, head coach at mid level school, head coach at big school (Michigan maybe?). Rodriguez is 47 and likely wont be here in 16-20 years (come on will he still be coaching at 63 after winning a couple national championships at Michigan?)
I could see Mike Hart as a grad assistant then our RBs coach insdie of the decade....
There is something about playing for a coach who has been there and done that that makes young 18 y/o's just shut up and listen.. especially on technique stuff. Plus, Mike angry is probably terrifying.
I hope that, 10 years from now, RichRod hires Mike Hart as a position coach (maybe running backs?) and he learns the spread offense. Then, he works his way up to offensive coordinator, then maybe gets a job at Eastern Michigan or Western Kentucky for a few years. Then, when Rodriguez retires, we can poach him. Sounds like a plan to me.
This is nice, but what is the difference between his dream and the one Tyrone Wheatley is pursuing at Syracuse other than Wheatley is a few years further in the journey? IMHO, the more former players that want to coach, the better.
Good luck to both of them.
I guess it all depends on where you're watching from. What looks like arrogance from East Lansing comes off as confidence in AA.
Good comment though :) Very fair observation. Harbaugh has very similar traits - will be interesting if he were to ever end up here as HC. He would be a lot more overtly combative than RR.
If you earned the right to talk, you aren't arrogant. You must not have earned it if you are arrogant.
Logging on just to say that the people giving OP a hard time for posting this article are idiots, assholes, or both. It's a nice story about a player we all love, who has a dream of someday (not today, for the moronic few who think there is a FIRE RICH ROD element at play) coaching for his alma mater. This is the kind of thing these boards are made for -- to share things for the interest and/or amusement of fellow Michigan fans.
It's been said a million times, but apparently bears repeating: If a given topic doesn't interest you, don't read the post, instead of reading it and then wasting time with annoying comments asking "why is this relevant"?
I totally agree. I think his post was certainly thread-worthy and in no way implying anything other than what Mike Hart might like to do in...I dunno...about 15 years?
FWIW I posted a question this morning on injury reports and why we do them. The first response neg'd me and posted a snarky comment and didn't even bother to read the freaking question first. I absolutely do not get that at all. Fortunately he's getting neg'd himself pretty good so there is justice in this world.
If he doesn't end up coaching, I wouldn't be surprised to see him follow a path like Dave Brandon. He was smart as hell, and I wouldn't be surprised to see him back at Ross for an MBA once he ends his pro career. While he'd be a greater leader in the business world, I think anybody who was at school from 04-08 would love to go back and see him behind the bench someday.
I hope he rides out his pro career as long as he can, then I hope he can come back to Michigan to start (and end) his coaching career.
He has the passion and drive that I'd love to see sporting the Maize and Blue once again. If coaching doesn't work out, get him on the recruiting trail. Could you imagine getting recruited by Mike Hart? His enthusiasm and love for Michigan would be impossible to pass up. I could definitely see him becoming, at a minimum, the recruiting coordinator.
If he does I can't imagine the level of smacktalk he would dish out. I can imagine him wearing a "Bow down Little brother" T shirt on State week
we certainly would win the in-state Valedictorian recruiting war if that happened.
If RR isn't around with a point-a-minute team in twenty years, then maybe Hart has a shot.
Just beat OSU.
that Mike Hart would make one heck of a recruiter.