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|1 day 8 hours ago||So||
Are they buying Gruden Manor?
|2 days 58 min ago||Harbaugh||
|3 days 10 hours ago||The thing||
Is that he's controversial WITHIN Michigan athletic circles. And I don't think that's a secret, or even a controversial statement.
|3 days 13 hours ago||If you want||
I'll send Vincent your email address.
|3 days 13 hours ago||If you want||
I can give him your email address, and he can get in touch with you. Or you can send a note to MGoBiSB@gmail.com with whatever contact info you want to send him, and I'll forward it along.
|4 days 46 min ago||Please mail me mine||
Secret Vault under Markley Hall, Cubicle 7
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|5 days 9 hours ago||"Almost none chance"||
Astute analysis, that.
|6 days 13 hours ago||No||
Michigan fans (like pretty much everyone else) are convinced he's a sure-fire NFL talent, which is undeniable, and a sure-fire early-round pick in the NFL draft.
|1 week 13 hours ago||Get yo' woman on the floor.||
Gotta gotta get up to get down.
|1 week 1 day ago||Harbaugh||
|1 week 1 day ago||I got it||
I was on the move on my phone, so I was limited in my ability to fix things. It was a user named "WoIverine Devotee," with WD's avatar and signature block and whatnot. But the "l" was a capital "i". Cheeky.And ban-hammered.
That's such a dumb use of time. Taking the time to rack up a couple hundred points and create this post which was literally gone in minutes.
|1 week 1 day ago||You missed the point||
|1 week 1 day ago||Wait wait wait||
I tried to SAVE him...
|1 week 1 day ago||ATTENTION INTERNET PEOPLES||
Perhaps your best course of action on this topic would be to tread lightly.
/Walter White voice
|1 week 2 days ago||Indeed||
Good call. Fixed.
|1 week 3 days ago||Censorship?||
I think you mean "CENSORSHIP!!!!!11111"
|1 week 3 days ago||According to this book I saw||
Even Jim Hackett is occasionally full of poo.
|1 week 3 days ago||Because||
Money can be exchanged for goods and services.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yes and no||
The search itself wasn't all that bad, because it was really compressed. RichRod's firing to Hoke's hiring was 5 days (January 6th to January 11th). There are only so many ridiculous-ass theories you can throw out there in five days. Here, we've been speculating about new coaches for 2 months, with another month to go.
On the other hand, it was way worse because unlike this time, where everyone pretty much agrees he had to go, last time there was an active debate over whether RichRod should be fired at all. THAT got really, really ugly.
|1 week 6 days ago||I'll say this||
I moderated a coaching change once before. It is not pleasant. We all owe Justin and LSA a beer.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Eh||
Age is an issue. He's 163.
Also he's been dead for 127 years, which is going to be a big target for negative recruiting.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Perhaps||
But if you don't think they at least discussed the basic parameters of the contract (including the approximate dollar amount) before they announced the hire, you're nuts.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||So||
While we're not going to get into the government contracting issues, because NOPE NOPE NOPE, the answer to you question is simple: free market capitalism.
Michigan can offer Jim Harbaugh a contract that says "if you win the Big Ten you get $10 million, but if not, you get $50,000." And there's no way in hell anyone is going to sign that, because other teams will offer him a much more stable, sane deal. These aren't just mythical creatures; they're employees with families and mortgages and car payments and kids to put through college. And they can do math. Well, maybe not Tim Beckman. But the rest can do math.
Lots of coaches (probably most coaches) have incentives built into their contracts. But if you're trying to encourage a member of a very small talent pool to leave his current home and move to your city, you have to treat him like what he is.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||The primary issue with buyouts||
Is that if you have a contract for a term, but there are no penalties for breaking that contract before the end of the term, then you don't have a contract for a term.Consider this example: if you lease an apartment for one year, but you can leave whenever you want without paying anything, you don't have a contract for a year.
Under normal contract law, if you break a contract before the end of the term, you owe the person whatever damages would put them in the position they would have been in had you performed your part of the bargain. Fire a guy a year early, you owe him a year's salary, minus whatever money he makes over that year at a new job (called "mitigation"). For clarity, it's often easier for an employer to set out a buyout/liquidated damages clause that just says how much each owes the other in the event of a firing/resignation/whatever.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||That's my point||
If you see something you think you need, sometimes you have to overpay. Michigan offered him a fine salary (though not a multi-year contract, which goes directly to the OP's point). But had they overpaid slightly, they might have saved themselves a LOT of headache in the intervening 7 years.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Because||
If you try to lowball a contract negotiation, Jeff Casteel stays in West Virginia and EVERYTHING BLOWS THE HELL UP.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||OT Chad Carr||
OT Chad Carr
Fantastic news. Still a double-post.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Happy Thanksgiving,||
Happy Thanksgiving, Brony-migo
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Even if that happens||
What is the ABSOLUTE nightmare, worst-case scenario? Walton fouls out with 10 minutes left to play? So he misses 10 minutes of the game.
What happens when you sit him for 10 minutes of the first half? He misses 10 minutes of the game. Those first four fouls are a resource. Use them.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Me||