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How have they agreed on ANYTHING? Have they even exercised the Rooney Rule yet? And have they even fired Sparano?
But attribution is still to 790 AM http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2011/01/jim_harbaugh_reportedl...
Honestly, I have no idea, because I don't think anyone has violated the Rooney Rule since it's creation.
I believe the Lions violated it when they hired one of the Ms (Mariucci?), and yes, I think it's a serious fine.
You are correct:
In 2003, the NFL fined the Detroit Lions $200,000 for failure to interview minority candidates for the team's vacant head coaching job. After Marty Mornhinweg was fired, the Lions immediately hired former San Francisco 49ers head coach Steve Mariucci to replace him without interviewing any other candidates
Considering they're talking $40mil/5years, I'd say that's not so bad.
I don't mean that the intent of the rule is bad. I mean that owners can just throw the fine into the cost of doing business and get on with their lives. A more meaningful penalty would be the loss of draft picks.
I agree the idea is good for the rule but like you said a more meaningful penalty...loss of draft pic
I think $200K is barely above base salary in the NFL, thats barely a slap on the wrist to a top $ player never mind a team
Because if we're not, then I'm confused...
agreed to the deal in principle
going to rush a Rooney interview
Sparano has reportedly been notified
i'd upvote the hell out of you on this one if I could . . .
I'm pretty sure Goodell is gonig to have a problem with Miami agree with a ocah even in principal before doing a RR interview. Far as I'm concerned, hiring someone before that even in principal should be a violation.
it's not official. anything unofficial can't be regulated.
Yes, I know what you mean. But did anyone else do a double take and think RG felt so bad Rich Rod and his UM tenure he's requiring all NFL teams to give him a interview?
That is one problem with the rule. Miami is in a tough situation, they don't particularly love their current coach, but seem willing to stick with him if they can't land Harbaugh. Well, how can you follow the rule if you are literally only considering making a move if you're going to be able to hire one particular candidate?
In the NFL no one gives a shit about "the process."
I read a press release that Sparano has been fired and is being linked to the Michigan job. I will try and find the link. That can't be right, can it?
That would really be a clusterf*&k. Harbaugh goes to Miami who is owned by Ross who is a major supporter of the University of Michigan who gets Sparano the former coach of Miami.
Can't possibly be anything other than blog speculation. I hope to God.
Would of loved for him to be Michigan coach, but if Miami is willing to pay him that amount, good for him. Love to see Michigan Men doing well.
Yeah, congrats on selling at your peak value. Nick Saban, anyone?
Seriously though, I hope he's successful. Maybe he'll mold Henne into a better QB and keep him as the starter (Luck is staying at Stanford anyways so he should at least try for a year to improve Chad).
baffled by how much the NFL is willing to pay him considering he's never even coached at that level?
baffled indeed but can't blame him .....if it's true
Look at the draft. #1 picks automatically make top-5 salary and guaranteed money and they haven't played a down in the league. I'm surprised it took them this long.
Than giving $6 million per to a proven NFL failure like the Seahawks did with Pete Carroll.
Greetings from the Evergreen State! That $6 mill is getting ready to host a playoff game this weekend. You gotta give Carroll a little credit for having the foresight to jump to the worst division in the NFL and be an instant 'success'. Sounds eerily familiar to his USC run...
Does the Rooney Rule serve any real purpose? It seems to be treated like a complete joke.
The Steelers hired Mike Tomlinson because of their Rooney interview. Otherwise the would have hired Russ Grimm
A) It's Mike Tomlin.
B) Exception =/= rule. That happened exactly once.
I know it's Tomlin. Damn IPhone changed it to Tomlinson.
The rule is named after the Steelers owner for God's sake, hardly a good example.
If nothing else, it gets minority coaching names in circulation. I do think Tomlin's the only unexpected hire to come out of the process.
I hope he is ready if this is true; I heard Rosenberg likes to punch Dolphins.
Few things I would like to see more than a fist fight between JH and Rosenberg. Mostly because I know who would win.
well the ultimatum may have been nice weather, not nice weather on the west coast.
I hope he succeeds but if he doesn't I wonder if he will regret not taking the Michigan job?
... Steve Ross wants to be Jerry Jones in sandals, roaming the sidelines. He sees Harbaugh as stealing some of the thunder of the Heat and the Three Amigos.
This will end badly. I think the over/under for Harbaugh's tenure is about 3.5 years. By that time, Brady Hoke can bring him in as Asst QB coach to Scot Loeffler.
Ross is a powerful alum and has done a lot for Michigan, but this is extremely poor practice. He still has Sparano. He is drawing some parallels to Brandon.
Brandon at least refrained from any public courtship of coaches while RR was here. I can't believe what Ross is doing to Sparano.
Yes, some parallels. Just poor form Sparano had a tough year but has won in the past. I guess Ross has to protect himself in case Harbaugh said no. Good luck to Jim in Miami.
I heard this same thing about 4 hours ago and the salary level dove about 2-3 million since then. I don't buy anything until someone is standing at the podium.
You heard $9 million? You should have known that was B.S.
Look, if Harbaugh doesn't want to come here, then I wish him success in the NFL. I wasn't happy to see Michigan being used as a chip for JH to bargain for more NFL $$. Nothing wrong with him following his dream, but I would like to see us get a coach that looks at this as a place to spend his entire career. (This is really not a subtle comment in favor of Hoke. I think that there are probably a lot of decent coaches who would love to come here.)
School of Stealing
Read the front page. He didn't steal anything. Harbaugh was never ours.
He said he wouldn't compete with us, and supposedly we weren't in the "competition" for Harbaugh. Nonsense I say.