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|1 hour 42 min ago||why weren't we in on him when||
why weren't we in on him when he xfered anyway?
|7 hours 46 min ago||why would the CoFoPO thing be||
why would the CoFoPO thing be an issue
he either resigns or Alvarez does
|11 hours 47 min ago||All evidence suggests that||
All evidence suggests that Harbaugh wanted to coach in the Orange Bowl. Any earlier and we still wouldn't have landed him.
|12 hours 48 min ago||John also filled his staff in||
John also filled his staff in Baltimore with guys like Cam Cameron, Mattison, Andy Moeller and Teryl Austin. Michigan clearly looms large in his life.
|2 days 10 hours ago||The problem with this kind of||
The problem with this kind of logic is that it assumes there was a time when programs like USC and Texas and Michigan used to make more impressive hires... Pete Carroll or Mack Brown, as their resumes stood, would be soundly rejected by the commenters here. Oklahoma hired Bob Stoops when he was a coordinator. Alabama hired an NFL position coach. Notre Dame hired a High School coach.These blue blood programs tend to promote from within until the bottom falls out, too.
A Saban or Meyer or Harbaugh hire being possible relies on EXTREMELY good timing and that's nothing new
|2 days 12 hours ago||He had Tebow for one year,||
He had Tebow for one year, which was largely regarded as his worst season. Same with Thomas, he regressed in his one year under Loeffler
|2 days 14 hours ago||Loeffler has largely been a||
Loeffler has largely been a tirefire of a coach since leaving Michigan. Name one NFL QB he's developed in 8 years.
|2 days 14 hours ago||If we're hiring ex-Temple||
If we're hiring ex-Temple coaches, we need to be backing the truck up to Golden's house instead of settling for the guy who maintained his momentum for one year.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Why is meeting all the basic||
Why is meeting all the basic criteria all you're looking for? Plenty of P5 coaches hit those marks, it doesn't mean they should be candidates.
Fwiw, you dismiss Butch Jones but I think he's a much better candidate... for one thing, he's got a much longer track record and is dealing with a much worse situation. If we're taking a flier, we'd be better served investing in Stoops.
|4 days 10 hours ago||hiring a coordinator after a||
hiring a coordinator after a decade in the woods and turning it around immediately is what happened at OU under Stoops
|4 days 10 hours ago||I'm all for being realistic||
I'm all for being realistic and contingency planning but here's the list of coaches I call before Chryst:
probably a half dozen college and pro coordinators who at least have a chance at being better head coaches
and Scott Shaffer
|6 days 17 min ago||tell me how they indicate||
tell me how they indicate that
because we hired a coach from a BCS bound team that was a field goal away from playing for the national championship... after the coach from Rutgers waffled a half dozen times and ended up begging for the job before we politely turned him down?
because the coach of Stanford decided to take a once in a lifetime shot at the NFL without even having to buy a new house?
because we didn't cave to pressure and hire scumbag Les Miles just so we could all say WOOO LOOK AT US WE HIRED AN ESSEEESEE NATTY CHAMP WINNER?
because we limited our candidate pool by firing our coach in January after hot names like Al Golden, Randy Edsall and Will Muschamp were off the table and intentionally limited our pool to guys with Michigan ties?
And oh, btw, what caliber of coach SHOULD a job like Michigan command? Nebraska hired an NFL flameout and replaced him with a coordinator. Before lucking into Saban, Alabama was turned down by Rich Rod and their previous coach had been an NFL position coach. Ohio State lucked into Urban Meyer and before that had been turned down by a pre-Joey Harrington Mike Bellotti and settled for an FCS coach. USC hired Paul Hackett, a flameout at Pitt, replaced him with NFL burnout Pete Carroll, replaced him with walking punchline Lane Kiffin and replaced him Steve Sarkisian, a man whose tenure at Washington was best described as "bowl eligable". Notre Dame hired an NFL coordinator to replace a coach who'd had two top 25 seasons before coming to South Bend.
Our fanbase isn't just delusional about the desirability of the Michigan job, they're delusional about what kind of people actually get head coaching positions at traditional powers. It's not Nick Saban, Urban Meyer or bust, that's for damn sure.
|6 days 33 min ago||Dude, do you not realize just||
Dude, do you not realize just how overtly religious most of these people are? Jocks for Jesus is a real, very major thing... I doubt there's a team in the P5 that doesn't say a pre/post game prayer, and that's all sports. Beilein does them, for example.
I'll just say this... most coaches in college sports would be much better cultural fits in a state like Mississippi than they'd ever be in a town like Ann Arbor.
|6 days 2 hours ago||yeah, those six Democrats||
yeah, those six Democrats include an Ilitch and a Bernstein.
|6 days 4 hours ago||a very shitty reason to hire||
a very shitty reason to hire anyone... if we don't have any legit shot at either Harbaugh, as is probably likely, I want the AD who can go out there and pull the shock hire or identify the the up and comer... not the dude who went through three head coaches at Miami and then hired a generic dudebro with one good MAC season at BC.
|6 days 11 hours ago||I'm also not sold on Jones...||
I'm also not sold on Jones... I think he's looking at a 7-5 year at Tennessee, tops, which is an improvement but not so much of one that I'd be hyper excited. I think in real terms he'd be about as good a get as someone like Al Golden or Jim McElwain who would come cheaper but with a lot less fanfare because they're not ESSEESEE guys.
Right now I'm much kind of sold on McElwain, who I think will be either 11-1 or 10-2 on the year, provided he doesn't keep Nuss (their offenses are similar as is, no need to keep him for continuity when he bears some responsability for the Morris incident). Les Miles grosses me out and would almost certainly keep Nuss or bring in Cam Cameron but I'm resigned to that being a thing that could happen.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Tupac lives||
I got love for my shoes K-Swiss
|6 days 12 hours ago||why would Bill Martin come||
why would Bill Martin come out of retirement to do that instead of just promoting someone within the AD like DeBord, who has basically been directing the Olympic sports by himself for the past two years? It's a position that will be held for like two months tops
|6 days 12 hours ago||I think Bates' track record||
I think Bates' track record of football hires are spotty at best, actually. His hires at Miami basically destroyed what had been the MAC's premier program for over 50 years and his hire at BC amounted to little more than the sort of MACtion hire that we'd all sneer at Illinois for making.
Everything else about him is a net positive, but that might be the most important decision a new AD will have to make
|6 days 12 hours ago||I'll just be blunt: The||
I'll just be blunt: The reality of the situation is that while a large number of people do care about the things you mention, they would not be anywhere near the critical mass issue they're at right now if the football team was meeting expectations. Nobody else calls for their AD's head over the volume of piped in music or the number of alternate uniforms (something that is now standard nationwide with all suppliers). From the perspective of the BoR, Brandon is doing his job and doing it well by making shitloads of money. I'm sure they'd be pretty easily convinced to let him fire Hoke and let a new coach alleviate some of the complaints being lobbed at Schembechler Hall.
If you want them to go through the trouble of firing Brandon and paying his massive buyout, there has to be something more palpable than "HE DISRESPECTED THE BAND" backing it up, because that's not going to convince anyone to shell out major dollars. The Morris thing and the ADs inept handling of the aftermath are the Waterloo for Brandon, like it or not.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Because "actively endangered||
Because "actively endangered the health of a student and then attempted to cover it up" SHOULD be the top alumni complaint. Brandon isn't going to be fired because UNIFORMZ AND THE PIPED IN MUSIC, because nobody gives a shit
|6 days 14 hours ago||I'd imagine a search||
I'd imagine a search committee would be formed an interim selected (Schlissel seems to like DeBord, he'd likely get the gig)
|6 days 14 hours ago||ESPN picked up a wire report||
ESPN picked up a wire report from CBS Detroit
an ESPN reporter called a local source for further comment
their source, who could be anyone from Gregg Henson to a senior University official, said that feelers had been put out but they wouldn't go on the record
ESPN combines the two things into an article
|1 week 1 hour ago||is there still speculation||
is there still speculation out there that Shaw would leave for the NFL in a heartbeat? I think if he's interested in making thatleap while escaping Harbaugh's shadow it might be a good idea for him, provided we paid out the ass.
|1 week 2 hours ago||Just a note... Shaw lived in||
Just a note... Shaw lived in Michigan for most of his high school years while his father coached with the Lions. If they had stayed in Detroit a little while longer, he might well have been Michigan alum David Shaw.
|1 week 4 hours ago||honestly... provided Butch is||
honestly... provided Butch is on good terms with Mike DeBord from their CMU days, I think he'd be the favorite of the Lloyd Carr faction.
|1 week 9 hours ago||I think he's like the reverse||
I think he's like the reverse RR there. And I believe he will eventually end up at Kansas State when Snyder kicks off
|1 week 10 hours ago||John L. Smith was a glorified||
John L. Smith was a glorified interim coach and by far the best hire possible in April... a highly experienced head coach who had been on staff for three years and who had no expectation of keeping the job. If he worked, Arkansas might have maintained momentum and if he didn't he was an easy sacrifical lamb.
Bielema, whether we accept his actual coaching prowess or not, was a fucking amazing get that shocked everyone. That's the kind of hire that we'd likely NEED to make.
|1 week 16 hours ago||What an utterly stupid||
What an utterly stupid decision by UB
|1 week 2 days ago||You're getting negged, but I||
You're getting negged, but I think Golden is a seriously good candidate. He's working under sanctions at a school that's nowhere near what it once was on an institutional level and won 9 games last year... he also turned Temple around, which is fucking incredible.
I'm not saying he's the dream hire or anything, but I'm reasonably sure he could win here on the reg.