Will you take Bolivianos?
this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Will you take Bolivianos?
looks like you're 4883 Bolivianos in debt.
Actually, being in "the red" in Bolivian is actually a good thing. Having a negative amount of Bolivianos means a Bolivianan has a positive net worth. In fact, FuManBlue is one of the wealthiest men in Bolivian. As his outside counsel, I can vouch for his creditworthiness.
and you wear it under your armor in battle.
Elway says Harbaugh down to 2 - Stanford and....
Just heard that Pelini is interested in the job.
Also, Tony Dungy said he's glad Michigan didn't call because it would be "hard to say no to them".
This Pelini stuff is weird.
I know... Bo bla bla OSU bla bla... but this guy played at OSU... and he has a good job already.
He's also weird looking.
I agree. Especially since he played at OSU. How could you coach against your alma matter, especially in that manner? Interesting stuff.
Having said that, it would be interesting to leave NU for here.
where Moeller went to school?
Pellini is definitely in the top 5 of defensive coaches. He was the DC at Oklahoma when they were in the national championship hunt, then he left and they no longer are. He was the DC at LSU when they were in the national championship hunt, then he left and they no longer are. He went to Nebraska and cleaned up the mess that Callahan left behind. Plus, he coached a young run first, throw second QB this year.
Seems like a great fit from a football perspective.
Am I the only one who looks at his OSU affiliation as a good thing? The last time we hired a coach named Bo who was affiliated with OSU it worked out pretty well.
Yeah personally I am not a fan of Pelini being our HC. With Nebraska coming in next year, that would be weird him coaching us after leaving them.
Not saying he's the right or wrong answer, but Hoke would do the same thing if he comes here. That would be strange. Imagine Hoke's mindset in that game if we don't hire him?
Let's hire Hoke so he doesn't go nuclear on us at the SDSU game next season. On second thought, let's not hire Hoke because it would be weird for him to be going up against his old team in one of his first games as Michigan coach.
Wait, what was the question?
It happens. Tommy Tuberville and Houston Nutt are two examples off the top of my head. Plus, it is very common for assistants to be hired within the conference, Dan Mullen and Gary Moeller for example. Coaches don't think like fans do. It's a job, a career, what you did in the past often doesn't have much bearing on what you'll do in the future.
It would instantantly amp up a rivalarly that is already set to explode. I think the only weird possibility is that we may start wondering which red team we hate more, or hates us more at least. I'd like to keep my red hatred pure, but it can't help but make the competitive juices flow even stronger and that is what we all gravitate too, right? So, not the worst idea.
I still feel safe thinking I'll hate the scarlet shade of red much, much more. Growing up I "hated" OSU because I was taught to as a UM fan. Once I started to meet and abhor many OSU fans it turned into a real and absolute hatred. There can be no worse fanbase in the world, (ir)regardless of sport.
But I think what he did at Nebraska is quite similar to what he will face here. Traditional powerhouse from a less-than-fertile area for recruiting that had fallen on hard times. And he did a good job. With out too many ethical issues. And the other (non-JH) candidates are Brady Hoke (underqualified and unproved) and Les Miles (idiot). He's my top choice.
And yes he has a good job but he apparently has a strained relatiosnhip with the AD. Plus he only makes $2.1 which we could double if we wanted to pay him JH money.
I think that his relationship with the AD (Osbourn) is ok - it is the relationship with the University President that is the problem.
is Bo = Michigan man. Job is his if he wants it!
I don't give a shit where Pelini went to school, he's a complete asshole. He already can't get along with the AD at Nebraska, where he came in with a degree of goodwill, and you think his bull in a china shop routine will last long in Ann Arbor? No fucking thanks. I actually think Miles might be a better hire than Pelini, and I'd rather have Hoke than Miles.
Harbaugh is down to San Fran and Stanford, with Stanford favored. Forget him
From Eric Olson's twitter (Nebraska AP Writer):
Bo Pelini tells me in no uncertain terms that he has no interest in Michigan job.
is a bullet dodged.
Confusing. Rittenberg just retweeted an AP reporter in Lincoln who said Pelini is entirely uninterested in the job.
Dungy basically said he wouldn't go back to coaching regardless of who offered or what the salary was going to be.
If RR wasn't a good fit I don't see Pelini being any better.
Winning makes you a fit. If Bo (YTB) struggled his first few years, we'd be talking about him not being a good fit. That's an awkward thought considering that he defined the culture that we have at Michigan today.
If the next coach "isn't a fit", comes in and beats all of our rivals, and wins the Big Ten next year, he will be the definition of Michigan Man at that point.
"Winning makes you a fit."
Did we not learn anything in the last three years?
Do you honestly think if Rodriguez's W-L record were different -- or, for that matter, if he had won, say, either the Wisconsin or OSU games this year -- we'd be talking about "fit" and looking for a new coach?
I honestly think there are a lot of people interested in this job. People asking if Michigan is still an elite job should lose their job. Listen, Michigan was in a BSC bowl not long ago. Maybe some of the recruits think Michigan is irrelevant but the fact of the matter is, every coach, whether it be on the college or nfl level knows what Michigan is all about. Most of those guys were playing when Bo was at Michigan or coaching when he was. They know what Michigan stands for. They know this is the winningest program in college football. How many other schools have 110,000 fans at their games?
I just feel there are a lot more candidates then we all think.
I clicked on the "QuiBids" and the "Groupon" ads. 3 more to go!
Can you explain in layman's terms what is happening with the site this week? Is it just an "overload" problem that affects what we are able to access and being unable to vote? I'm interested in learning more.
If it is simply a capacity/hardware problem, I'm thinking this "pledge drive" idea would come through...
Broncos' interest in Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh has cooled
denver does the opposite of anything thought to be smart
see: Mcdaniels, Josh
turned them down or he asked for too much control.
Looks like SF or Stanford as this point. If he goes back to Stanford, this is going to look real bad on Dave Brandon.
I have this to donate:
Every little bit helps, right?
I think I have an old Palm somewhere...
But my VIC20 (and C64) has cassette storage.
Just heard on 97.1, so take it for what its worth, that Tony Dungy said he's glad UM hasn't called him because he'd have a hard time saying no to the job.
What would all of your thoughts be about Brandon contacting Dungy about the job?
If we could get him great, but I'm entirely certain he doesn't want to go back to coaching right now.
He wasn't interested in the Minnesota (his alma mater) job, why would he want the Michigan job?
Dungy is from Jackson. Also, it is a little easier to win and be in the spotlight at Michigan rather than Minny. The publicity would also allow him to still be a strong public figure and help with his All Pro Dads and other charitable contributions. On top of this, I could see him still being a great coach as he is a strong mentor, as well as religious and could help with young men in their development and many parents would love for their kids to play for him.
I'd sure like to see Tony make UM his podium for all his wackadoo evangelical ministry projects.
At any rate, the way he phrased his response was that he was glad UM didn't call because his dad was a big Michigan fan and it wouldn't feel right to turn them down ... but if they did call, he'd "have some good recommendations for them." He didn't leave it open at all. It's not happening.
If I know him like I think I do, it sounds like hes just being nice.
A recruiting coup, but he hasn't coached in college for 30 years.
Unlike Pelini, Dungy seems like he would be a great fit at Michigan. Unfortunately I don't believe for a second that he is in play.
Not only is he a winner at the NFL level, he's really got the philanthropic character that seems to embody Michigan coaches. He'd really find ways to give back to Ann Arbor, on the field and off of it. It could be a good angle if Brandon decides to pursue him.