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|4 hours 44 min ago||I'm not buying the 1% It's||
I'm not buying the 1% It's Not Happening part.
My It's Happening meter has been at 100% for quite some time now.
But I still want to know about the leak in the Catering Dept.
|5 hours 41 min ago||I'd want to know a little||
I'd want to know a little more about how the roster will shake out, and whether any impactful recruits can be turned around again to make a prediction.
But I do think we'd be in for a fun season, and a much better Game.
|1 day 5 hours ago||What's a program returned to||
What's a program returned to its rightful place of glory worth?
The value is inestimable. Priceless.
Harbaugh will come.
|2 days 1 hour ago||It's actually a search firm.||
It's actually a search firm.
|2 days 1 hour ago||I must say I really miss the||
I must say I really miss the old days, which in my case were very old days.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Wait, what did we do?||
Wait, what did we do?
|2 days 9 hours ago||Wasn't Dantonio DC for||
Wasn't Dantonio DC for Tressel's BCS-winning OSU team? If I recall, that was an excellent defensive football team.
This blog too often fails to recognize that Dantonio, for all of his negativity toward our team, is a very fine football coach.
|2 days 9 hours ago||In fact, we have good||
In fact, we have good information that it's not signed, because the AD told the players that everything still needs to be signed before he can tell them who their coach will be.
|2 days 10 hours ago||I'm sure we Michigan fans||
I'm sure we Michigan fans really do look somewhat bizarre to the rest of the sporting world. For example, this board seems far more obsessed over the coaching search than it was the past two times.
On the other hand, we've watched the greatest program in America become sub-mediocre, and as proud fans, expectations that we took for granted have been crushed for 6 of the last 7 years. We're worried about the future of the program. We urgently want it to be fixed.
Some have crossed the line of civility into craziness from all this, and it hasn't helped that the NFL know-it-alls have pooh-poohed the most important coaching search Michigan has undertaken since it hired Fielding Yost.
They'll forget about how crazy we've gotten, and I hope what they'll remember is how quickly Harbaugh turned our program around.
|3 days 8 min ago||Whether it's Mullen or||
Whether it's Mullen or someone else, I think this sentiment is a good one. But I'm convinced M has its guy.
|3 days 9 min ago||Yes, I wrote that before||
Yes, I wrote that before seeing that report.
|3 days 2 hours ago||The current circumstances and||
The current circumstances and the way things are shaping up make me skeptical of the NFL guys.
1. This is not a secret search at this point. Harbaugh could easily disavow his interest and hasn't.
2. Insider rumors seem to be a Michigan lean. NFL guys are not Michigan insiders. I doubt they're even close enough with any of the SF folks to be sure of what's going on.
3. The Michigan Athletic Department boldly showed its hand by sending out a birthday card to JH. If they weren't relatively certain, it's hard to imagine that they'd risk embarrassing a coach they're chasing if they hadn't even gotten at least a preliminary assurance from him.
That would be a Dave Brandon style screwup of royal proportions.
4. Assistant coaches' comments from other college and NFL teams seem to lend credence to the likelihood of a deal (examples: Durkin, Moeller).
5. Baalke acknowledged that the 49ers were contacted by Michigan and handled things the right way. I don't think Michigan contacts the 49ers unless there is a strong indication that Harbaugh will come.
Jim Harbaugh will be Michigan's coach in a few days.
|3 days 3 hours ago||I think you're right. And I||
I think you're right.
And I don't think Harbaugh is truly flaky. He's a guy who for most of his coaching career, had to fire up a bunch of 18-22 year old guys to do things his way. That's something that can be like herding cats.
You don't get a young group of guys pulling in a single direction by being entirely conventional. You do things to get their attention.
Sticking out his season with the Niners shows how un-flaky he is. Despite the media circus, the lack of support from this front office, etc., the man has remained entirely professional, entirely grown-up, etc.
Compare him to Pelini, whose outbursts showed epic bitterness and anger. Harbaugh hasn't come across that way at all. In fact, despite everything, all he has said about the situation is that he "serves at the pleasure of the 49ers organization."
So Harbaugh may use some unconventional motivational tactics, but he's 100% the real deal as a grown up man when it comes to commitment to his work. I respect that, and suspect that we all do.
|3 days 3 hours ago||We really do need someone||
We really do need someone capable of completely reinvigorating our program. Harbaugh is really the perfect guy.
|3 days 3 hours ago||This is information we||
This is information we haven't gotten elsewhere, and regardless of the opinions that were reported re: 49ers players, it seems to me to be a very worthwhile thread.
Also, condolences to your brother.
|3 days 9 hours ago||Me too. Change the story by||
Me too. Change the story by about 3 decades and replace Atari 2600 with an erector set.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Touchdown! The Story Of How||
The Story Of How Michigan Got Harbaugh.
|3 days 10 hours ago||I downvoted you for thinking||
I downvoted you for thinking you're good at hiding it.
And the screen name's pretty bizarre.
|3 days 11 hours ago||So is 85% sure "kinda sure"||
So is 85% sure "kinda sure" or "definitely maybe?"
|3 days 11 hours ago||I married my wife purely for||
I married my wife purely for her looks and have still gotten two lifeltimes' worth of snappy retorts.
You can't win with this stuff, you know.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Give them time to settle down||
Give them time to settle down and come to their senses. Whatever the outcome, it's upsetting for you, and for them. If it's a violent situation, call a grandparent or other relative, and let your parents know where you're staying until they're able to regain control of themselves.
|4 days 4 hours ago||There's some benefit in the||
There's some benefit in the Legends jerseys: they help both fans and players remember and honor inconic players of the past. That's a legacy worth respecting, and it remains a nice thing even if Brandon was the guy who thought of it.
I don't consider myself a casual fan, but I'd forgotten about some of the former players honored by the issuance of the patches.
Maybe a better idea would have been simply a name patch, with the current player keeping his number. But I have no problem with the patches, other than the fact that they are too large and complicated-looking.
A simple maize split M with the original player's name in the split would do the job fine.
|4 days 6 hours ago||If Catholics were the only||
If Catholics were the only ones who liked drinking, screwing, and forgetting contraception, there wouldn't be so many of everyone else who isn't Catholic.
|4 days 23 hours ago||Yeah, I got a little carried||
Yeah, I got a little carried away. I blame it on all these threads about Harbaugh that have made me nuts.
|5 days 22 min ago||Sorry, double post.||
|5 days 33 min ago||I think Harbaugh should, in||
I think Harbaugh should, in addition to the money, be offered a triumphal procession into Ann Arbor down South U and State Street, on a golden chariot, to Schembechler Hall with an assistant coach whispering in his ear, "You are not a god."
He should then be taken to the Stadium, where the 40 whatever million should be brought to him in gold bullion, and deposited at his feet, as the crowds cheer!
Then he should order football games to commence, with Michigan playing sacrificial teams over and over again and winning each time.
That would be a fitting welcome for a conqueror.
|5 days 4 hours ago||You mean wonderfully cheap||
You mean wonderfully cheap geniuses, right?
|5 days 5 hours ago||Of course, he's talking about||
Of course, he's talking about Regis Philbin.
|5 days 10 hours ago||It's so the folks at Van||
It's so the folks at Van Boven can check to see whether Harbaugh's new tie matches his suit.
|5 days 11 hours ago||So what you're saying is we||
So what you're saying is we still don't know diddly.
Still, nice of Neuheisel to say.