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|3 weeks 4 days ago||If Weber was smart, he would||
If Weber was smart, he would transfer immediately from OSU to Michigan. He isn't going to play much or at all this year anyways at OSU. Go home Weber. You really want to spend the next four years at place that is not honest with you?
|9 weeks 1 hour ago||I bet he says he wants to be part of a TEAM again...||
BTW, I found this on youtube...Jim H. giving a pep talk to the Kansas basketball team during March Madness...Best part is he talks about the kind of players he would want on his team if he were playing basketball...
|11 weeks 3 hours ago||Wikipedia thinks Harbaugh to Michigan||
Apparently, wikipedia knows Jim Harbaugh is the current head coach of Michigan.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Time for some Harbaugh||
Guess Jim Harbaugh's favorite place growing up....
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN!!! Come home, Jimmy
|12 weeks 3 days ago||http://www.tigerdroppings.com||
Apparently, LSU fans are talking Sean Payton to UM too...
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Makes sense when you take||
Makes sense when you take into account what Hackett said about his swimming lanes. Negotiating with the niners first makes Harbaugh available today even though he may still be coaching until late Dec. If he is candidate #1, then you get your answer quickly and can move on before losing other candidates. If he says yes, then BANG we got Jimmy. We know that waiting until after the bowl game (a la Brandon) can result in Hoke-like candidates only being available.
If true, niners get certainty Jim won't ever coach against them (this is probably valuable given that Oakland REALLY wants him and is in their market and would be a NO NO for the niners) and possibly the buyout plus cash (which they could use to acquire a more suitable coaching candidate). While unconventional, makes sense from the niners/wolverines side.
Only stone left unturned, is will Jim's family be content leaving the bay area. Perhaps, Jim H. suggested it as a way to tell his wife, "I've got no other choice", so that he can take his dream job.
Strike fast, Hackett!!!
|12 weeks 5 days ago||8 million justifiable if linked to performance||
First off, Jim H. is at 5 million in the NFL. You must pay him more to pry him away. So that means, at a minimum, you must pay >5 million. So what is the ceiling? One can look at Nick Saban who is at 7.2 million (and got an additional 3 million for his mortgage from boosters) for the ceiling, but that is assuming that Jim. H is a worse performer than Nick. So that puts us at 5 million to 7.2 million as the range if the assumption that Jim H. is a worse performer is correct.
D'antonio makes 5.6 million and has 0 national championships and 2 conference championships. Saban has 4 national championships and 5 conference championships. Jim H. has 2 NFL Conference championships and 0 major college conference championships. Nick Saban won less than 47% of his games as an NFL coach where Jim H. has won over 72%. So while Jim H. arguably has not had the same level of success in college as Nick, Jim H. is way more sucessful at the NFL level and has shown the ability to be a great college coach at a previously laughable football program.
So while the argument that "he can't make more than Nick because he hasn't been as successful as NIck in college" is a valid argument, one can also argue that he deserves more than Nick because he has proven more successful at a higher level and given the opportunity in a major football program, he will be just as successful or more in college.
So how does one reconcile this? I think 8 million if incentive laden is probably spot on.
A compensation package of 6 million base + $500K for Big Ten Championship + $500 for a playoff appearance + $1 million for a National Championship may seem high, but a big bonus for performance is a good way for Michigan to hedge their bets (in case he doesn't win big), while being enough to lure Jim H. away from the NFL. Let's face it, if he is as good as Nick, we will end up paying him Nick-like money anyways just to keep him. It also makes the buyout really high which would serve to detract NFL teams from attempting to poach him after every successful year. The high buyout will also serve as a dagger for those negative recruiters who will argue he is leaving to the NFL after every good season he has at Michigan. And if he performs more like D'antonio, then he gets D'antonio-like money. It is a win-win. We do know if past performance is an indicator of future performance, that there is no way he has Hoke-like seasons ahead of him at Michigan. He will either be more like D'antonio (almost always a contender for the Big Ten Championship) or more like Saban (almost always a contender for the National Championship).
Genius by Hackett if this is true. Hackett gets my approval (not that he needs it) for the 8 mil/year if comp is tied heavily to performance.
see link for highest paid coaches in college:
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Hackett smiling = Jim H.||
Hackett smiling = Jim H. Offensive Cooridinator/ associate!head coach and John H. Defensive coordinator/associate head coach.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||This teams needs to win 4 out||
This teams needs to win 4 out of the last 5 games JUST to equal last year's record. I just don't see that happening. If I had to guess, we win 2/5 and finish 5-7 with a best case scenario of 6-6. I can't imagine he gets a renewal or gets to finish his contract.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||At this point, I agree with||
At this point, I agree with most on here. This goes beyond performance on the field. I was at the game, granted I was in row 13 and by the 20 yard line which was pretty close to Shane when he took the hit to the head, and I was appalled that Shane not only stayed in the game after that hit, but came back in for Gardner. Everyone, including me, was yelling for Shane to be removed from the game. I don't know what game Hoke was watching, but it certainly wasn't UM vs Minnesota. And if Hoke really didn't see him get hit or almost fall down to the point he needed to be held up, does he not have ANYONE watching the health of the QB? I can't sit here and believe that not ONE coach was aware of what transpired with Morris. Not saying Hoke is trying to injure players, but maybe his "toughness" is a little out of whack. There is a time for toughness and there is a time for seeing a doctor.
I hope Dave Brandon and the rest of UofM's administration realize that this goes way beyond football. Hoke should be immediately suspended, pending an investigation, and ultimately removed from his duties. If I were a parent of any of the players, I would not allow my son to even practice under this man. Thank God that Shane is okay.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||I'm sort of a pass-spread||
I'm sort of a pass-spread aficionado...Remember when Lloyd went all pass-spread happy on Florida...I wish we would have gone that route. It keeps your QB from taking a pounding and most college teams don't have more than 2 good corners. Man-ball is outdated and relies too much on a good D. Coach Hoke is a nice guy, but not a cerebral coach which is what you need these days if you're going to be a powerhouse. When was the last time someone saw a play we ran and decided to recycle it?
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Here's what Brandon should||
Here's what Brandon should do. Ala USC, fire Hoke put Nuss has interim coach. This way, if Nuss kicks ass and beats OSU, we keep him. If not, then we bring in a big name coach.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||That might be the worst game||
That might be the worst game I've EVER seen out of Michigan. Let's start talking next head coach please. No way Hoke recovers from this unless he pulls a Carr and wins every game after this.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||Question||
Anybody know how Nussmeier's offense will accomodate a running QB? I don't think I ever saw Alabama intentially run the QB. Just wondering how this would be done in his offense. Do you guys think we will just run some zone read option plays within his offense?
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Did you not watch Kansas||
Did you not watch Kansas State? They were pretty good tonight.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Morris may be enough to get a||
Morris may be enough to get a pretty good replacement coach salivating..
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Hey Mack Brown is available||
Hey Mack Brown is available lol...
|1 year 9 weeks ago||If Arizona gets to the Rose||
If Arizona gets to the Rose Bowl before Michigan will the world implode?
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Harbaugh!!! Harbaugh!||
|1 year 9 weeks ago||This team has so much||
This team has so much talent...its sad Hoke can't do anything with it. I bet Urbie would have won at least 10 games with our squad.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||)||
And why can't we STILL not run the ball? We have the #1 RB (2012)? My goodness.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I think the FIRE HOKE mantra||
I think the FIRE HOKE mantra needs to get some serious consideration. His teams do NOT improve enough to warrant being the coach at Michigan. Bring in a Harbaugh please. I'll even take a Mrs. Harbaugh at this point.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Almost losses --> Akron,||
Almost losses --> Akron, Conn, Northwestern
Actual losses --> PSU, MSU, Nebraska, Iowa
Actual Record: 7-4
Almost Record: 4-7
Imagine if we had not stopped Akron on the last play of the game: Record 6-5
Imagine if we would not have scored at the end of the Conn game: Record 6-5
Imagine if we had a right-footed kicker against Northwestern: Record 6-5
At the end of the day, while we may be 7-4, we are LUCKY to be 7-4. This team is actually much worse than our record.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I think most of us who have||
I think most of us who have watched the team these last two years agree that Borges needs to go. He just is not good at adapting and is quite stubborn. The fact that Devin can't (or doesn't) call audibles when the defense is clearly bringing more people than we have blockers is a sign of a major failure in coaching. At this point, if we are going to be running a pro-style offense, Devin has to be able to check out of plays. Add to that the horrible play-calling (e.g. Fitz up the middle on 1st) or the deep passes when we are having trouble with our protections, it is clear that we are in desparate need to a new offen. coordinator. I think Hoke needs to realize that sometimes you just need a fresh new perspective to shake things up a bit.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I've been thinking about||
I've been thinking about this... How does the offense move the ball against the defense in practice? Isn't Mattison taking notes and blitzing the offense every time?
|2 years 33 weeks ago||The girls at FSU are too hot||
The girls at FSU are too hot for those guys to concentrate on football.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||What if int he future we only||
What if int he future we only have four major conferences? Then wouldn't it be likely that each conference champion gets a spot in the four-team playoff?
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Not surpised. Buckeye QBs||
Not surpised. Buckeye QBs have a bad track record in the NFL. I can't even remember the last time they produced an NFL starter at QB.
|3 years 1 day ago||Is it me or does it seem that||
Is it me or does it seem that Hoke is trying to make history with the 2013 class?
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Perhaps Brandon said it best||
Perhaps Brandon said it best in reference to Urbie's press conference:
“I think it's really unfortunate the slam that they're taking at Michigan State, because MSU, really, is the team that's the furthest north," he said at today's Winter Classic news conference.
"I don't know how to read all that. I don’t if they thought that through completely. And frankly, I don't care a whole lot to how they refer to us.”