Talking coaching selection, of course.
WTKA Now thru 1100: John Bacon and Jamie Morris
Listening... The tone sounds ... depressing? Mention of Jim Harbaugh... grrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Firing GERG is the shining light in the darkness.
He sounds like some drunk in a bar.
Give me John U. Bacon any day of the week.
Agree 100%. Brian and John should have a show. "Cookin Bacon"
Jamie's saying stuff like, "They say that they contacted Jim Harbaugh... But they couldn't have, because I know Jim Harbaugh, and if they would have contacted Jim, he would have taken the job... I don't really know that, but I feel that..." Just internally inconsistent, emotional, nonsense.
Jim wanted to go pro. Period. I think Jim and DB had been talking but when Jim's stock went through the roof with the end of the season and the Orange Bowl win, he got NFL stars in his eyes. He's a super competitive guy, and while bringing Michigan back to national prominence would be a big deal, going up against arch-rival Pete Carroll in the NFL felt like a bigger deal to him. He had the opportunity to stay in the bay area. The money was right. The planets aligned, not in Michigan's favor. I used to like Jamie Morris, but this is just drivel.
He only coached against the guy for three years.
But they really fucking hate each other.
I think beating Pete Carroll is just one of the many things on Harbaugh's NFL To Do list.
Yeah but there was clearly a lot of antipathy between the two. "What's your deal man!?"
What's your deal?
True, only three years. But, it's not every day you go for two up 27 with six minutes to go.
Not "Brian goes to the John?"
don't worry. they have no idea either whats going on
Jamie with some strong words for Brandon. He seems to think Harbaugh was not contacted.
Basically confirms that no one really knows anything.
His only proof is "Because otherwise Jim would have accepted the job.... I know this... I feel this... I mean I don't know this by fact but I feel this."
The slight shift from "know this" to "feel this" made me chuckle. Nobody knows nuttin.
Jamie's opinion is clouded by his bitterness towards the AD and administration after they shit-canned him last year.
There's no question he's done a tremendous amount of positive things for Michigan and the program but f'd up and payed for it with his job. He's obviosuly not "over" it.
We have a winner. Morris is still pissed.
If you remember Harbaugh "lost his phone number".
Retard. I'm glad he's not our coach.
Harbaugh... 5 kids, 3 women? Playaaaaaaaa! He can coach two teams, give me a break.
You just Cromartied him, +1 to you sir.
The stories of JH's carousing are legend, but I'm not aware he has any baby mommas. Harbaugh has three kids with his ex-wife, one of whom is an adult and on the staff at Oregon State. He just had his second child with his current wife, to whom he was married before she got pregnant.
"He can coach two teams, give me a break."
This is funny, friend!
He's no Shawn Kemp.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong. The past week has made everything fuzzy in the head.
It dosent surprise me that Morris has strong words for Brandon. I am not defending the "process" and now the search, but Jamie Morris isnt really an unbiased source.
Yes he did, I bet he's pissed he's really out of the loop too. DB is such a CEO on this (e.g. not revealing anything until all loose ends are tied.); I respect it, but please make a decision like.... today. Please!
I still don't get why these callers think a. Carr still is calling the shots, b. DB never contacted Harbaugh. And why does it sound like each caller is on the highway driving an F150? (Not that there's anything wrong with that.)
EDIT: Are they really playing a Jay-Z song right now?
He was caught with two strippers... Roll Tide.
says we should contact Nick Saban. "No, wait, listen..." Jamie suggested he'd added something to his coffee.
EDIT: Did it really take me 4 mins to type this?
Jamie Morris adds no value to this conversation thus far. Just a distraction. I'm less interested when he talks, than when Bacon does. Come on Bacon, take this conversation over.... WHOA is that Angelique? I totally have a crush on any woman who knows more about Michigan Football than I do.
Sorry, posting my stream of consciousness.
As long as Angelique stays away from the Freep and Fox 2 Detroit, I can support your crush.
any direct contact with Bo, then he's even more powerful than we thought.
Wow, Morris is a complete moron. Between Morris and some of these callers (one guy actually said we should go after Saban) I'm losing my patience and more imporantly, my faith that Michigan fans have a true sense of reality regarding our program. If it weren't for Bacon I'd go back to sleep.
Also mentioned he's probably in Dallas, as he should be, where there are tons of coaches in town for that conference.
Really, I'm thinking Brian's guess about a secret candidate from way out of left field, is accurate (Me not Angelique.)
As far as Bacon saying Miles was never offered, we could be getting into semantics here.
Otherwise, I would like to know Bacon's source. Something happened with Miles, and some MSM sources think so, too.
Bacon's source is any number of people within Michigan Athletics. Guy is just about as connected as any journalist can get within the AD. While I sometimes take him with a grain of salt, as he's very careful with what he says and how he says it, I tend to think he's usually about as informed as you can get about what's really going on behind the scenes.
Bacon may be well-connected, but I wonder how forthcoming Bacon is being here. That Miles was never offered is probably true as far as it goes. But, what did happen? Bacon sounds like nothing happened. I don't think nothing happened.
LOVE the music choice... So Fresh So clean by Outkast. Nice!
How often does Bacon report a version of events that doesn't cast M in the best possible light? Bacon has great sources within M because he always takes the company line. He's like an extension of the marketing department. Grain of salt here. There's usually another side.
Well, I don't know if I'd go with -always-, but there is a certain price someone must pay for access like that. Bacon is just about as professional as it gets, and I've heard him get quite objective when need be.
I really don't care what Lloyd or Mary Sue thinks about who should or shouldn't coach Michigan. DB needs to find somone to win and stabilize the program. I mean, MSC? What gives a damn what she thinks.
Well, ultimately, Dave reports to her. So, that might be worth at least a half-damn. Maybe even three quarters.
(Note: I have no reason to believe that MSC does or does not have an opinion on any particular candidate this go-round. At least publicly, she is Not Involved. Very different from the last dance.)
miles,patterson, or mullen i would be happy. no disrespect towards hoke but i think that hire would set us back a few yrs.