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|26 weeks 3 days ago||Marshmellows... they need to||
Marshmellows... they need to come back!
Hackett should spend the next 3 years training Jim Minick to be his successor.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Glen Rice Mark Macon Jeff||
Coach: Bill Frieder (Michigan version)
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Jed York and Trent Baalke||
Jed York and Trent Baalke would have "consciously decoupled" from Jim Harbaugh even if he had won 5/6 vs. Pete Carroll. York only cares about profit margin, and Baalke wants to have the biggest unit in the Niners office.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||To Harbaugh, being||
To Harbaugh, being accountable means:
1. Win games
2. Develop strong game plans
3. Coach up players
To Jed, being accountable means:
1. Take low salary
2. Never asks for a raise
3. Run off expensive players
It is a miracle that Harbaugh lasts 4 years under Jed. Jed doesn't want to win; he just want to make money. Sold Out Luxury Boxes + Cheap Coaches + Cheap Players = Profit.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Chose UM over ND and NW 20+||
Chose UM over ND and NW 20+ years ago. NEVER regretted the decision. However, I can see pros and cons for each school, and if my son is able to get into all three in the future, it will be a tough one for certain.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||The Niners wanted to save||
The Niners wanted to save relocation costs.
Proud to root for the Lions even after 15+ years by the Bay... "restore the roar"!
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Bay Area resident here, and||
Bay Area resident here, and for once, damn proud of my Lions fandom. RESTORE THE ROAR.
PS: I am predicting 4-12.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Tomsula is exactly what the||
Tomsula is exactly what the 49ers brass wants: A yes man who will not say a thing to the media. His management will dictate assistants, players, and strategy to him, and he will coach his butt off to reach 6-10.
Niners prioritize profit over wins. They want the cheapest coaches and players to offset the debacle of a stadium they built.
Just happy that Jimbo is home where he belongs. GO BLUE.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||How did the Lions escape this||
How did the Lions escape this list?
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Bay Area resident here. The||
Bay Area resident here.
The Yorks are in football to make money, not to win. They needed to hire Jim Harbaugh to win elections and sell tickets for season #1 of their new ballpark, but they blinked when he costs more than $4M a year. The 49ers want to make sure they maximize on draft picks and young players, with an inexperienced coach, so that they can minimize spending. Look for the 49ers to become the Florida Marlins of the NFL, with drastic teardowns every three to five years.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Silver is Legit... but conversation won't last long||
Bay Area resident here, but a Michigan alum and a Lions fan...
Based on the language used by 49ers management and Harbaugh today, it appears that some sort of silent agreement was reached by both parties and potentially Michigan. My guess is that as long as Harbaugh pays his buyout, and stays at Michigan for 2-3 years, the 49ers won't seek compensation upon his return to the NFL. 49ers owns Harbaugh's NFL rights for the duration of his current contract, and an X number of years beyond that. (Check Dick Vermeil's move from STL to KC in the late 90s. Vermeil retired for a year in between, but STL still got compensation.)
However, Harbaugh probably had a clause included in the silent agreement to allow conversations with selected NFL teams between today and his introduction news conference at Michigan. I don't think Harbaugh is entertaining NFL offers at this point, but he probably wants to plant the seed for future opportunities. In addition, the Davis family and the Raiders gave Harbaugh his first full time coaching position, so Harbaugh owes them at least a conversation. I would not be surprised if the Bears tried to get involved as well. The Falcons would like to, but I doubt Jim would be interested.
Oakland simply doesn't present a logical case for Harbaugh for 2015. The stadium has plumbing issues, the team has antiquated facilities, and the negotiation to upgrade is complicated by the socialist city council Oakland has elected. Mark Davis has had to initiate talks with San Antonio (!!!) to get the Oakland folks to come negotiate with him. On the field, the Raiders lack young talent, and they still owe a number of draft picks to Cincinnati for Carson Palmer. They have had to overpay for aging free agents just to fill roster spots, and breaking the bank for Harbaugh in 2015 may put the rebuilding effort further behind schedule. The Raiders need an "Alan Trammell", a coach who would take less salary, lose a bunch of games, and teach the kids how to be pros.
However, the Raiders are rumored to be a candidate for relocating to Los Angeles. With their previous history (check Ice Cube's 30 for 30 entry), the stadium negotation should be easier, and by the time the stadium is ready, they would have recovered the lost draft picks. The 2018 Raiders may not win more games than the 2014 version, but the future is a lot brighter, and Jim may want to consider the job, and Mark Davis would not be so hesitant to pay him $10M a year.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Mike Debord is||
Mike Debord is available.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||The Pitt job should become||
The Pitt job should become available in 7 days.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||Lochmann is trying to market||
Lochmann is trying to market himself for another job. Wouldn't be surprised that the only reason why Lochmann's name hasn't been removed from www.mgoblue.com is some employment contract.
Perhaps we can trade Lochmann (and his noodle statue) to the SF 49ers for Harbaugh.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||Does Shelley Meyer pass the||
Does Shelley Meyer pass the "Brian Cook THAT WOMAN" test?
Wait, OSU folks probably have different pass/fail criteria.
|42 weeks 3 days ago||Will Never Happen||
Barry Alvarez is an NU alum. Eichorst was Alvarez's right hand person at Wisconsin for 5 years. Alvarez got Eichorst the AD position at NU after the Miami (YTM) situation blew up. If the rumors are true in that Pelini was hated by Eichorst, I doubt Alvarez will take Pelini on.
Darrell Bevell will be the next Wisky coach, especially if the Seahawks make an early exit.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Mike Leach would disagree.||
Mike Leach would disagree.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||THJ calling out Melo =||
THJ calling out Melo = Embodiment of the Michigan difference
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Everyone knows who Jim||
Everyone knows who Jim Harbaugh is, just ask him.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||MrSmith should be in the||
MrSmith should be in the search committee... wait, is he?
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Niner Management is using the||
Niner Management is using the national football writers to swing the discussion toward a NFL move so they can receive draft picks.
Harbaugh's representatives are quietly floating the Michigan rumors to maintain leverage.
Only Jim, Sarah, his agent, and potentially Jack, know which direction Harbaugh is leaning, and none of them has said anything about any suitors on the record.
Let's see who blinks first. Michigan, under Jim Hackett, seems to be doing a good job of keeping their eyes open. Unfortunately, Hackett's opponents are irrational (See Davis, Mark and his Brian Kelly rumor; and Jed York threatening to fire Harbaugh before the end of the season.)
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Bo Pelini||
... he is available and can probably coach for free.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Butch Jones' agent's iPhone||
Butch Jones' agent's iPhone autocorrected "ButchJones" to "Belichick" when he texted Colin Cowherd. Should have sticked with a Blackberry.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||The Lloyd Carr Illuminati||
The Lloyd Carr Illuminati planted this story to derail Les Miles' candidacy for Michigan's coach!!!
(A joke intends to make fun of my conspiracy theorist tendencies...)
(Wait... darned it Lloyd...)
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Macchiavellian move by Lloyd||
Jim Harbaugh can care less about what Lloyd thinks and says. Jim Hackett and the Athletic Dept, however, can google the history between Lloyd and Harbaugh. By publicly endorsing Harbaugh and maintaining silence on Les Miles, Lloyd is signaling to Jim Hackett that he will not interfere with a Harbaugh hiring. However, the same courtesy is NOT extended to Les Miles, and no one can seem to pinpoint the issues Lloyd has with Miles other than citing rumors or innuendos. The silence intends to draw Hackett to vet Miles with Lloyd. In addition, since the probability getting Harbaugh is much lower and the timeline is much longer, he just bought his guy Debord a few extra weeks to engage and develop a plan C (Not Harbaugh / Not Miles) candidate that Hackett will accept.
Rich Rodriguez never had a chance. Lloyd is the kingmaker and will continue to be the kingmaker until he passes or Jim Harbaugh wins the NC with Michigan.
This also makes me wonder what Lloyd thinks of Brady Hoke's performance this year. The insiders must be extremely alarmed.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Eddie D was investigated for||
Eddie D was investigated for a bribery scandal in Louisiana for gambling interests. He passed the team to Denise York, his sister, to keep it in the family after his indictment. Jed York is Denise's son and represents the family in the Bay Area.
Jed is young, but he is actually a fairly reasonable guy. His inexperience has led to a number of missteps, like hiring Mike Singletary and the unfortunate tweet on Thanksgiving night. The York family took on quite a bit of debt to build the stadium, and they are very reluctant to overpay for coaches or players. By all reports, Harbaugh has had a good relationship with Jed until Jed greenlighted the trade discussions last offseason.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Bay Area resident||
Bay Area resident here.
Maiocco and most of the Niner beat writers work as mouth pieces for the team. Most of the so-called discord between ownership, GM, and Harbaugh occurred because they failed to agree on a salary for Jim's extension. All parties have turned to the media to negotiate.
Other than Tim Kawakami, who is not affiliated to any teams, and operates as more of a columnist than a beat writer; most of the others are just spewing whatever the GM feeds them.
Jim, Sarah, Jim's agent, and perhaps Jack are the only ones with inside info; and no one in that group has ruled out Michigan.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Handshake Gate II||
Baalke can now commiserate with Jim Schwartz.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||I heard that Hackett has||
I heard that Hackett has commissioned that all toilets in Schembechler Hall be plated in gold. As Stanford found out, Jim Harbaugh can only be found with gold toilets.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Anti-Miles and Non Top 3 Candidates||
The story appears to be planted by someone not named Schlissel, Hackett, or Debord. The coaching community has probably deduced that Harbaugh, Butch Jones, and Miles are the top 3 candidates. Other candidates and their representatives (Greg Schiano?) floated this story out there to keep their names on the list.
In addition, the article suggests that Les Miles is the #1 candidate at this moment, and certain faction in the AD (Debord?) is dead-set against his candidacy. The smearing campaign has started, and look for more planted stories soon.