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|6 hours 6 min ago||Yup. And it's not as if||
Yup. And it's not as if Schlissel can control Harbaugh's thoughts and actions. Schlissel acted surely. He put a (hopefully, evidently) competent AD in place. And the AD has ample money to offer Harbaugh. The rest is out of Schlissel's hands. Also, if we're to glean anything from comments made by botth Schissel and Hackett, it's that M has limited its candidate-pool to coaches who haven't taken "short-cuts." That's a bold statement -- especially if they hold true to it. We'll see.
|6 hours 19 min ago||His apology seemed||
His apology seemed unnecessary. M has allowed in athletes with substandard grades. Some of these students have no doubt struggled. The recent graduation rate is great. But M, like so many other schools, has frequently steered students down the ol' General Studies/Kinesiology path. Neither is necessarily bad. But they tend to be the paths of least resistence, academically speaking. I assume a brilliant educator like Schlissel, having reviewed everything, had reason to come to his initial conclusion. He simply thinks M could do better on this front. Which is true. His apology, I'd imagine, was mostly a diplomatic one.
|7 hours 31 sec ago||I think he's been terrific so||
I think he's been terrific so far. Speaks the truth. Isn't another drone. Has his priorities straight.
|2 days 5 hours ago||If you're the sort of person||
If you're the sort of person who commands 6-7 million, then you're the sort of person who notices the difference. Nobody gets that salary by accident.
|3 days 7 min ago||Yeah. Wrong. All impartial||
Yeah. Wrong. All impartial media watchdog organizations deem Fox by far the most inaccurate and biased major news organization. It's not even close. And there are plenty of respectable organizations.
|3 days 18 min ago||I believe Feldman. I can't||
I believe Feldman. I can't imagine Schlissel was okay with $48 million. And I wouldn't blame him. It's ridiculous.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Well, if we learn that he's||
Well, if we learn that he's strung along his alma mater simply in order to leverage a better NFL deal, there would be reason to feel at least some resentment toward him. Business is business. But, dude, it's your school, man.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Yeah the OP's question||
Yeah the OP's question definitely necessitated its own thread. Because it's so different from all other salary threads.
|4 days 11 min ago||I want Harbaugh as much as||
I want Harbaugh as much as anyone. But for M to pay that much would not reflect well on the school. It's unseemly. Let Alabama do that.
|5 days 47 min ago||I do love when jocks hold||
I do love when jocks hold press conferences to say they're not going to do something.
|5 days 7 hours ago||In terms of overall college||
In terms of overall college experience and quality, I can't imagine going from Michigan to WVU.
|6 days 5 hours ago||No, I think that's how||
No, I think that's how readers of this blog will feel. Most outsiders assume Harbaugh is a long-shot. There are plenty of high-caliber candidates out there. If Michigan lands a Miles, Stoops, or Mora, the hire will be generally praised.
|6 days 5 hours ago||Michigan doesn't need to||
Michigan doesn't need to "freeze" its few remaining recruits. Hackett said the coach will be hired by the beginning of the year. Recruits won't be doing much in the meantime. And there's no need to make a hasty hire just to satisfy the whims of a few recruits. That would be incredibly short-sighted. Make the best hire, not the fastest. Think long-term.
|6 days 6 hours ago||Stoops would definitely be a||
Stoops would definitely be a home-run hire. But I haven't seen any substantial evidence that he's available. A bunch of columnists have suggested that he should go to Michigan. But nobody has indicated that he's among the candidates.
|6 days 6 hours ago||Dantonio's actual yearly||
Dantonio's yearly salary isn't actually that high. He made a higher figure last year due to performance bonuses, etc.
|6 days 21 hours ago||You're seriously an idiot.||
You're seriously an idiot.
|1 week 2 days ago||I find the whole thing about||
I find the whole thing about Mormon coaches feeling uncomfortable outside of "Mormon" states to be a little presumptuous and false. Yes, I'm sure some Mormons prefer to stick close to "home." But Mormons live all over the place. In fact, doing so is encouraged by their church. So I think non-Mormons jump to conclusions about their desires and priorities. Consider also that Mormon schools/state schools are probably just more likely to hire Mormon coaches. Just saying.
|1 week 2 days ago||Don't you think it would be||
Don't you think it would be odd if M didn't endeavor to cover all its bases and protect itself? It would be pretty reckless to just sit back and assume JH is coming. Relax, dude.
|1 week 2 days ago||It's really simple. Get an||
It's really simple. Get an exciting coach and exciting recruits follow. Happens every time.
|1 week 4 days ago||He had to call the cops to get his girlfriend to leave?||
He had to call the cops to get his girlfriend to leave?
|1 week 4 days ago||Gil Brandt is such an ass.||
Gil Brandt is such an ass. He's the guy reporters call when they need somebody to say something quotable. He's been out of the game for a while. He's not a viable source. Go back and look at how many inaccurate statements he's made over the years. Just loves to seem relevant when he isn't.
|1 week 4 days ago||Gil Brandt has long been one||
Gil Brandt has long been one of the biggest windbags in football. He talks to anyone who calls himself a reporter. And he hasn't been connected in years.
|1 week 5 days ago||This is no biggie. We've got||
This is no biggie. We've got a handful of promising and fast receivers on deck. I'm excited to see what Harris, Ways, and Canteen do next year.
|1 week 6 days ago||But what do his owner and GM||
But what do his owner and GM think?
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||Main plus of Stoops over||
Main plus of Stoops over Harbaugh would be that each season wouldn't involve endless questions re whether he will jump the nfl. Stoops would be here to stay. That counts.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||He beat Bama in a bcs bowl last year.||
He beat Bama in a bcs bowl last year.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Wow. A guy on reddit said||
Wow. A guy on reddit said this? Really? You have to post every random comment on every random board? You're really that credulous?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||If they land Harbaugh,||
If they land Harbaugh, blue-chip recruits will immediately come running. He'll be fending them off with a paddle. Totally worth it.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Nebraska is nowhere near as||
Nebraska is nowhere near as good a job as Michigan. Florida is. But they're about even.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||You're so misguided, it's funny.||
You're so misguided, it's funny.