DB said he would work quickly but carefully and everything seems to point to having this business wrapped up by midweek. But what if it's not? I know Tressel wasn't locked up until Jan. 17 however at some point not having an actual, you know, head coach is going to irreparably damage recruiting and thus the whole program for maybe more than just next season. So what is the true, hard-deck bottom line date to have a coach? As a card-carrying MGoLunatic I want this to be over before we all asplode.
So how much longer can this go on?
until Lloyd Brady is named as the new HC
Recruiting is on a dead period until the 13th. Why rush at this point.
But maybe Brandon has a BFG9000.
Missed ya, Chunks.
Goin' old school. Like when Bo was our coach. Good times man, good times.
My wife has started making fun of me because I cannot go by the computer without checking MGoBlog.
She doesn't know I've also resorted to twitter updates :(
I have my girlfriend texting me mgoupdates while I'm at work in case big news breaks.
She says we all have an unhealthy obsession. I insisted it was entirely healthy.
Beat me to it, love this scene.
props to you.
find someone VERY speical.
What about Jimmy Johnson?
How about Lombardi? Is he available?
What? Oh, we aren't just throwing random names out there? Ok.
My brain has been so fried today from spending too much of the day going back and forth from tigerdroppings, MGoBlog, flightaware and realtime on google that I literally just spent 5 minutes watching this .gif just to see if anything different would happen. DB needs to make a decision soon so I don't have an excuse to not have a life anymore.
this can go on as long as that pimp hand of dave's is still strong
an omnigraffle genius
Seems forever ,....the Miami, FL HC search took well over 10 days,... Muschamp to Florida,... a matter of hours basically,.... UF went after him with a vengance,...however their program is not the mess that ours appears to be in the recent past....
At the same time, I don't think any of the speculation going on has anything to do with what Brandon is actually doing. Nobody knows a thing and the premium message boards are trying to drive traffic. ESPN's INSIDERZ are apparently posting a list of coaching candidates Brian came up with as if it's exclusive news. Rivals and Scout can't think of anyone besides Miles (wasn't offered last time it turns out) and Hoke (no reason to think Brandon would consider the guy based on his resume) so they keep putting up articles with pictures of those guys full of juicy info from their "sources".
I signed up for scout just for the rumor mongering during the coaching search. I have received nothing in particular that I would consider worth money from them in return so far.
At least 11 more minutes.
We really don't need a coach until 2013 -- until then, Denard can be player-coach.
edit: someone beat me to the sandlot reference.
That's what she said
looking at the blog, he is laughing his ass off at all of us.
he has accomplished so much as an AD, oops, no.
Until everyone we would want says "no" and the athletic office holds a press conference asking for anyone WILLING to coach to contact them. Then add a week or two.
WIll their be HC tryouts in the parking lot?
No clue. My hope was Saturday before the AA game but that has come and gone. At this point I hope by Wednesday but even that is looking unlikely. Hell who knows anything really? I think the time it has taken is a complete fuck up by DB and at the same time it is so air tight that I have to hold out hope he may blow the doors off this place when he does announce who the coach is.
My gunt is telling me it is neither Hoke or Miles and the delay is him assembling a staff as the coach we are going after does not have one.
Dude, I don't even wanna know what your gunt is telling you.
Keep it to yourself, please.
I figured Sam Webb had the gut thing trade marked.
OSU hired Tressel on Jan. 17
I'd be institutionalized if we wait until the 17th
The sun is expected to turn into a red giant in another 3-4 billion years, where its outer surface will expand to the size of Mars' orbit, engulfing the four inner planets and extinguishing all life on the surface. On the plus side, I just saved 15% on my car insurance by switching to Geico.
DB made a decision as fast as your MgoPoints are growing! We'd have our man by now.
.. he'll wait until he is satisfied he's found the right man for the job.
Sure - it might hurt this recruiting class - but hiring a bad coach hurts the next 3 years in the minumum.
Whoa there. Are you sure you cleared that with Brian and the gang? Level-headed thinking at this stage in the process is not permitted. Only panic, despair, and clinically approved variatians of lunacy. Some people...
In all seriousness...who do you think will break the news first in an accurate manner?
At this point it is hard to rely on anyone else.
Mr. 0-2-1 against Michigan...Kirk Herbstreit.
If Herbstreit correctly predicts who is going to coach michigan and no one is around to hear him, is he still an asshole?
This post makes me a happy panda.
And Brandon will confirm her tweet less than an hour later with a release, followed by a press conference
Some reporter will report as fact a rumor about a coach. It will happen close enough to the actual hiring of that coach that the press will credit him/her with breaking the story. This reporter will make fun of mgoblog at some point for no reason.
... as long as it is not someone whose name rhymes with Brew Harp
Right now I kind of cant wait for the whole 2012 thing to happen
Wednesday! I don't know why but I just have a feeling that DB is waiting until after the national championship game. Get someone in line on Tuesday and make the announcement on Wednesday.
That seems to make perfect sense...therefore it probably won't happen.
Wednesday is the first day that DB can legally make that announcement.
Do we know this to be true? I have heard this rumor, but no backing for it
And if he was bound by this rule, the AD probably would have communciated it to us to stop the M faithful from freaking out.
Even though you're not claiming to be an insider, I just convinced myself you somehow know Dave Brandon's "super secret plan" and he's waiting till after the NC game to announce Guz Malzahn as the new HC
Nary mind my post, your CJ song was the wrong one at first.
Probably until it's over
The sound of thousands of season ticket holders throwing away their 2011 renewal forms.
maybe, i'll get better seats for next year!!!!
With a season-ending 4 game win streak and the apocalypse striking UM football, the Lions are probably pretty excited right about now. They might finally sell some tickets.
Fun Fact: The Cleveland Browns sucked worse than the Lions this year, for the first time in, I don't know, a decade or so.
Ugh...As a Browns fan this makes me feel like garbage. At this moment in time, neither football team I watch has a head football coach.
WTF does a restaurant chain CEO (not founder or owner) know about running a college althetic department/ being an AD?
Should the CEO of Appleby's become the next AD of USC or UF?
Have you had the new Domino's pizza? Clearly this guy knows what he's doing.
Les Miles once consumed eight large Domino's pizzas in one sitting. Hawaiian style with pineapple and Canadian bacon. That is his favorite.
Was that after the "stapler incident"?
I heard from thewolverine.com with my paid subscription that he prefers raw dough with grass shavings on top. True story, no rumorz.
I made myself a large sausage and onion pizza last night (I work at a pizzeria--shame is me). It was gooooood, worth trying next time you order pizza.
Disagree with how he's run this coaching search, fine. But I think you'd be hard pressed to find a more perfect candidate for AD. Played on the Football team while he was here. Ran 2 major corporations. Was a Regent at the University. Who the heck else would you like to be our Athletic Director?
Can you hurry this thing up a little bit? K Thx Bye.
How many legitimate candidates are there still out there that we can drive away???
We didn't drive any away. Harbaugh wanted to coach in the NFL, better now than later. If Miles is offered the job he will take it, in my opinion. He wasn't offered last time and regardless of rumors, I don't think he will be offered this time either.
OSU for Tressel - 15 days. Miami for Golden - 15 days. Florida for Muschamp - 3 days although you have to wonder if Meyer gave his AD a heads up that he was retiring.
I am guessing that DB had an inkling that this was coming although so likely did those other guys. Could be 10 more days although I would think by next weekend is critical to try to have any recruits that still want to visit to come the weekend of 1/22.
to jump out of the rabbit with Lancelot and Galahad taking the French entirely by surpise. He has commenced work on a giant wooden badger recently.
I vote Wednesday at the latest. It coincides perfectly with the Michigan v. tOSU basketball game. Whoever it is, get's to emulate Tressell and gaurantee a victory in 320 days.
I sit next to a co-worker from Wisconsin and his parting words to me on Friday were "Here's hoping for Michigan to pick a coach this weekend...for the sake of your health."
since it would be the first day that DB could legally make it happen anyway -- plus at the OSU game -- how fitting.
But knowing Dave Brandon, there will be fireworks involved, lots of fireworks...
Presser with fireworks and a flyover produced by Michael Bay.
If it is Miles I assume this is what the flyover will look like.
Good old '90s movies. They seem so quaint now, what with the World Trade Towers in the NYC skyline and all.
Those who stay will be champions!
Monday is the MNC game. All news coverage for the day will be on the game.
Tuesday is obviously the day after the game and news coverage will be heavy on analyzing the game. That's the 11th. Coverage will still fall into the next day as well, the 12th.
In my opinion Michigan would have to make an impact selection (notably a Gruden type pick) and take all the attention away from the aftermath of the game to draw VERY positive coverage (read: excitement) of the football program.
The selection of Hoke, for example, will be met with a "yawn" by most of the media: "In college football news, Michigan reached back within their football family to select Michigan Man, Brady Hoke, as their new football coach. In other news...."
So hopefully something breaks big the next day or two or we might be looking at the 17th.
that they have to wait for the MNC because gruden is doing the play by play for it (pleasepleaseplease)
I'm supposed to be working and yet I'm always checking to see if there's any change.
At this rate, your productivity for January is not going to go so well. I hope you got the raise last year...
It's not going to happen before 11 AM on Monday.
Jan. ... maybe Jan 20-22. So DB has time to get it right. Not really sure why everyone is workng themselves into a frenzy.
Probably Wednesday and maybe an introduction at the Mich - o state basketball game.
I don't think it’s an accident that Brandon mentioned Tressel during his press conference. As long as he finds a new head coach by January 17, he can say that Michigan is no worse off than when Ohio State hired the Vest.
What has changed? Only that we’re in an attention-deficit era, and people seem to ignore that Michigan has been coach-less for less than five days. Brandon is running a nearly leak-proof shop, and lack of visible progress is getting equated with lack of any progress at all. The search could be 80 percent done or 20 percent done; we just don’t know.
If this were a movie, I would have inserted a tracking beacon inside DB's shoe or something. We would have an Mgoblog command center with Brian as our commander. We would all be siting around doing stuff staring at a huge glass board the projects DB's movement.
The posters with the most points will be our agents in the field who are always on DB's heel. If this were the case we would know where and who he is talking to.
What if he goes with the wingtips instead of a loafer? It's snowy here in Michigan, he might change out of his boots on the plane into his flip-flops when he lands in Louisiana. What now?
Come'on DB! Come through buddy..old pal, oldfriend, Pimpologist! Let's go. Make the deal.
I'm ready to party.
RT @chengelis LSU spokesman responds to email I sent says LSU AD Joe Alleva still hasn't been contacted by UM.He spoke to AD 2 hours agoTomVH - 13 mins ag
Definitely before the season, I think it's required you have a coach by then.
Until the message boards become clogged and the Internet turns blue. (Hmm, actually not a bad idea...)