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- He hates the commissioner of the NFL.
- Goodell sabotaged what was a dynasty-caliber team that he was coaching.
- He's already won a Super Bowl.
- A Super Bowl is not happening again for the Saints. They'll be a middle to upper-middle class team for another 3-6 years while Brees winds down his career. College would be a new challenge.
- He's currently making $8 million, but some college coach will make that kind of money eventually, maybe even the next coach at Michigan (it's been dubiously thrown around for Harbaugh). Even if it's not realistic, $5-6 million is and that's still a lot of money.
- There are a lot of blue blooded college teams, but I think there are much fewer teams that could snag a good NFL head coach, and Michigan is one of them. If he wants out of the NFL, who knows when the next one will open up.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||.||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||So how much of a buyout does||
|18 weeks 5 days ago||(which, when you really||
At first I thought ); was an emoticon summarizing the previous sentence. In fact why stop there, a wink and a frown is the season in a nutshell.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||fun fact||
as a 7 foot tall person, there is a 17% chance he will play in the nba.
and as a beilein recruit from the past 3 years there's probably a higher chance than that.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||It's been a great week for||
It's been a great week for the young man.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|27 weeks 4 days ago||(No subject)||
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Solution||
They need to call the cheapest NFL franchise up. say they'll pay that franchise $2-3 million a year for 3 years to hire Ferentz as whatever--coordinator, head coach, whatever it takes to pique Ferentz's interest. He may very well be free or they may make a profit off of him at that price. A cheap franchise may want the cash more than hiring the best option, or they may even believe in him.
Then they sign a risky, high upside, low price tag coach (like Stitt) for the next three years and if it doesn't work, in 3 years you get a clean slate and in the present at least they're interesting again, and they're not spending any more money. Of course, he would have to agree to tear up the Iowa contract.
Why would Ferentz take it? Because it's his only chance at an NFL audition and he probably thinks he'd be a good NFL coach.
|30 weeks 4 hours ago||No big deal, 57% of all||
No big deal, 57% of all planes headed for NJ change their mind mid-flight.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Believe me, Nebraska wishes||
Believe me, Nebraska wishes it was 20 years ago too.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||I have a feeling he's||
I have a feeling he's somebody's son. Somebody important, that is.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Even if Harbaugh wanted to||
Even if Harbaugh wanted to come here from day one, his agent wants to give him the best and the most offers he can and let his client decide. The fact that this number was out there for weeks and only now is everyone talking about it sounds like sports agent string-pulling to me.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Unfortunately for predictive||
Unfortunately for predictive purposes, you might as well have picked these guys at random out of an NFL encyclopedia given how disparate they are from each other, not to mention their results.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Please be Pelini, please be||
Please be Pelini, please be Pelini...
edit: The rumor of the moment is Bronco Mendenhall.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Would he take the job:||
I'm surprised it's that cut and dried.
|33 weeks 15 hours ago||One thing I don't understand||
One thing I don't understand is the scoffing at Sean Payton. Facts:
Add it all up and I'm not saying Payton is happening, but I think it makes more sense than none at all.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||I would just like to remind||
I would just like to remind some of the more tech savvy people here, to TURN OFF ADBLOCK for this site, if you want a simple, free way to support it. It's easy to forget with adblock, some sites deserve the ad revenue.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||I predict he's a current||
I predict he's a current coach, he's a good coach, his name comes out this weekend, and that he's not the next head coach of Michigan.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Hoke has Oregon State ties,||
Hoke has Oregon State ties, FWIW.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Getting a job ASAP to||
Getting a job ASAP to minimize his buyout is what a true Michigan man would do.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||You had me at "not Schiano".||
You had me at "not Schiano".
|34 weeks 2 days ago||That's an HD antenna. Over||
That's an HD antenna. Over the air HDTV in most cases has better or same compression quality as cable/satellite. Also is free. Therefore is better.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||That review was awkward,||
That review was awkward, where it was obviously off of Michigan because he was hacked. So the refs just pretended they didn't see nothing.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not sure I understand why||
I'm not sure I understand why some are so against this. The man knows how to form a coaching tree, so any coaching search 3-8 years hence will be 100% smoother than the last two.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||I'm just a schmo and I could||
I'm just a schmo and I could have set him up with a few retirement accounts in like 1 week, probably 4 hours of real actual work. He would be set up for life and yes, he could have taken care of his parents too. Where do these "financial advisors" come from?
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Sounds like Jack and Jill||
Sounds like Jack and Jill need better strength and conditioning, but that's none of my business...
|37 weeks 5 days ago||If it isn't going to be win||
If it isn't going to be win championships every other year like Alabama, it better damn well be entertaining.
Watching the games isn't my job and it shouldn't feel like it, certain entities' opinions be damned.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Yep, just a few pings I've||
To add to TheHoke's answer, just a few pings I've tried tell me the lag from Michigan to Tampa is ~50ms and to Chicago it's ~15ms.
Step up your game, speed of light!
|38 weeks 3 days ago||You're right, they're on||
You're right, they're on dreamhost. I'm kind of surprised. But if they were on Amazon, the scaling up and down would not be automatic unless you made it so. Otherwise, they would be able to charge you more without your authorization.
Edit: they may instead have a VPS from NOC4Hosts, and Dreamhost is just the public dns server. Or, Dreamhost and NOC4Hosts are the same. Either way, the IP address I'm seeing is located in Tampa, FL which is also surprising. I'd go for something in Chicago.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Gateway timeout is equivalent||
Gateway timeout is equivalent to 2000 people wanting to get into Disney World at 8am and they all plan to give up if they can't get in in under 10 minutes. Replace people with site requests, disney world with mgoblog and 10 minutes with a few seconds.
I believe this site is hosted on Amazon Web Services, so it should in theory be able to automate the scaling up and down of resources as they are needed, but I've never configured this so I can't say how easy it is to do. You could also change the timeout setting, but after, say 30 seconds, even the most patient person is going to walk away.