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|3 hours 47 min ago||My prediction for this game is Harbaugh||
Let's be honest though we're going to need something to look forward to in the spring if this keeps up...
|14 hours 24 min ago||since you have amended your wrongs||
you will be spared the justice of the mgoblog gods. This time.
|14 hours 40 min ago||OP SUCKS! YOUR THREAD IS BAD, AND YOU SHOULD FEEL BAD||
All jokes aside I think this is a fine topic and a relief from the endless chatsports threads we had earlier. Alas, I can't comment much since I live a stone's throw from the heart of it all and have seldom been in touch with people over the last month who aren't Michigan fans but still care about sports to be plugged in on the situation.
|14 hours 42 min ago||On a side note though||
This is decidedly not off-topic, and for that you should be chastised.
|15 hours 5 min ago||Sure, it's semantics||
But Brian doesn't usually entertain bullshitters, so it's pretty significant that he's come out in support of this guy on Twitter and given him front page blog coverage twice.
|15 hours 24 min ago||Borges was hit or miss||
His gameplans ranged from brilliant (OSU 2013) to ludicrous (Iowa 2011). With Nuss, it was nothing but "miss" after Appalachain State.
Still, the Borges opposition was because no one wanted to believe that it was Hoke himself who was incompetent. The funny thing is, I do actually buy into the theory that Hoke wanted to retain Borges after 2013 but Brandon forced him to switch.
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|16 hours 44 min ago||This would make sense||
I don't know how Brian or anyone else would verify it but it's definitely a possibility.
|16 hours 48 min ago||Me too||
Just who are you, not TOM BRADY!? How do I know you aren't stalking me this very minute?
|16 hours 51 min ago||Brian was asked directly on Twitter||
whether he believed Thosewhostay7's reports to be legit. He said he did.
|16 hours 53 min ago||You are wrong. Brian has vouched for him explicitly on Twitter.||
|16 hours 59 min ago||There is a theory that he may be directly connected to the team||
E.g. grad assistant, equipment manager, etc. There are some who suggested he may even be an athlete but the athletes themselves are not usually so reserved about keeping their identities hidden, and their twitter handles are basically their actual names.
The thing is, Brian is not usually so leniant with these kind of characters, which suggests to me there is something else in play that we are not aware of and that the players involved want to keep hidden. Brian is usually quite adamant that the fans not directly try to interact with recruits, yet Thosewhostay7 has done this on many occasions. Is it possible Brian himself has private messaged Thosewhostay7 or found some other way to verify his identity secondhand?
Also, does anyone know where Thosewhostay7 claimed that his uncle was high school friends with David Dunn and is getting info that way? I can't find it in his twitter feed. I ask this because it was mentioned before that certain former U-M athletes are currently using AthletesFirst and are potentially connected to people now work for the team/AD at Michigan.
|17 hours 17 min ago||Har||
|17 hours 26 min ago||You're going to be deleted||
But if not I'd say it's because the info he's giving is consistent with other reports Brian has heard. E.g. Schefter's fb message today was pretty lockstep with Thosewhostay7's "text" from yesterday.
|17 hours 55 min ago||Not likely||
The credibility of thosewhostay7 is uncertain but he has not been outed as a hack yet. Brian believes the guy may be legit and it was likely our Dear Leader himself who deleted your thread.
Also Ace Williams was known for being a raving lunatic and thosewhostay7's twitter timeline suggests he's pretty temperate
|18 hours 11 min ago||What if it's Jim Harbaugh?||
What if it's Jim Harbaugh?
|18 hours 26 min ago||I really think if we put our minds to it we can make it to 10||
I really think if we put our minds to it we can make it to 10
|18 hours 43 min ago||ib4d||
|19 hours 39 min ago||First prize is a Cadillac Eldorado||
Second prize? Second prize is a set of steak knives.
And third prize is you're fired.
|19 hours 41 min ago||Whittingham has done markedly worse than Rich Rod||
in each of his first three seasons in the Pac12. He is 0-3 against RR too.
I do think he is probably the most realistic candidate at this point though.
|19 hours 46 min ago||The alumni base and U-M admins were happy with Hoke||
that turned out really well.
|19 hours 55 min ago||Sorry you have to learn the hard way like everyone else||
but chatsports is verboten around these parts.
Would be nice if Jim came home, but chatsports isn't going to be the ones to break the news.
|20 hours 4 min ago||Absolutely not||
The current team has loads of talent. Mediocre coaches have done far more with far less. The expectations are: contend for the division title by the second or third year (i.e. be in the hunt until the OSU game), beat OSU and MSU once out of the first three years, don't be in a downward trajectory by the third year. Rich Rod wouldn't have been fired had he not gone 0-6 against MSU/OSU. Hoke wouldn't have been fired had he not won fewer games in each of his last three years.
Fan sentiment will have zero impact on the coach's performance. This is what I hate about the Rich Rod debate. I do think we should have given Rich Rod another year if only because the only alternative was Hoke (Harbaugh was and is an NFL guy). But the reason Rich Rod's defenses sucked is NOT because Justin Boren transferred to OSU.
|20 hours 37 min ago||$8M/year for Mullen?||
Are you on acid?
|22 hours 50 min ago||dammit this is 100% my interpretation too||
It's not happening. And it's gonna be an absolute shitshow when it plays out that way
|1 day 1 hour ago||If I had a dime for every anecdotal "It's Happening" story||
I could pay for Harbaugh's contract myself!
Sadly the friend-of-a-friend said such-and-such rumors give me no confidence. I will believe It's Happening only when Jim Harbaugh himself utters the words "I will be the next coach at the University of Michigan" or something to that effect.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Penn State 2013 is the worst meltdown I've seen...||
Safte to say the "Harbaugh-to-Raiders" cataclysm will be orders of magnitude worse. Hard to fathom.
|1 day 1 hour ago||mgoblog shortly after Harbaugh says he's headed to the Raiders|
|1 day 3 hours ago||Oh the humanity...||
Granted, Colin Cowherd's "The Herd" is basically what would happen if Ace Williams was suddenly, inexplicably given a radio show by ESPN.
|1 day 14 hours ago||I'm Harbaugh's agent himself||
I have a written copy of the Michigan contract with Jim's signature right there at the bottom!
I could tweet a pic of it out right now but I'm gonna wait until Dec. 29 just to piss you mofos off.