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|1 day 5 hours ago||Yes!||
Addazio is the plan B candidate I feared the most.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Some arguments are so bad||
Some arguments are so bad that making them undermines the speaker's credibility.
|1 day 14 hours ago||If you are going to criticize||
If you are going to criticize Hackett for the approach he has taken, then you need to be able to point to some alternative course of action that would have been better. In this situation, I don't think there is one. To have any chance at signing Harbaugh, M needed to wait until the 49ers were eliminated from playoff contention and then come with a big offer. Hackett did that. What else would you have him do? If he doesn't wait, maybe we get a better "plan B" option but at the cost of losing any chance at Harbaugh. Dude doesn't have a crystal ball.
|1 day 23 hours ago||If we're offering sums like||
If we're offering sums like $8M, maybe we really can flip a Stoops or Mora type as plan B. As for Mullen, he (i) has to understand that his track record doesn't command Harbaugh money, and (ii) now is his chance to cash in on his dream season, and with UF and Wisconsin off the board M is clearly his best destination no matter what the salary.
|1 week 5 hours ago||Advertising||
I personally wouldn't have a problem with ads at M sports facilities, if the adversting was tasteful and unintrusive. Sometimes, well-placed signage can actually enhance the charm of a stadium, and promotional activities on the concourse or outside the gates don't have to be bothersome. Unfortunately, Brandon and his cronies were not capable of doing anything in a tasteful and unintrusive manner; everthing (even things other than advertising) is garish, obnoxius, and in-your-face. I won't be able to trust the athletic department until Lochmann and all the other Brandon detritus are flushed out.
|1 week 2 days ago||Herman||
If M doesn't hire this guy, I hope somebody else does because I don't want him at Ohio State. While I'm sure Urban will just go find another great young assistant, anyone who can turn Cardale Jones into an effective QB is a force to be reckoned with.
|1 week 4 days ago||Bob Stoops||
The only reason I can see for Stoops leaving OU is if he's afraid of Briles, Patterson, and Strong. And if that's the case, why would M want him?
|1 week 4 days ago||Wahlberg||
We should just hire Wahlberg himself. Nobody stops Dirk Digler.
|1 week 6 days ago||My neighborhood was a public||
My neighborhood was a public housing project so we used to mess each other up pretty badly. Our main game was "bike tag," which consisted of us chasing each other around the project on our rickety bicycles and trying to knock each other over.
|1 week 6 days ago||We'll miss you while you are||
We'll miss you while you are out, but taking care of your health comes first. Get well soon, Ace.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||Graham||
There were a few diaries on Graham earlier this fall, such as this one by alum96.
I personally hope we don't pursue Graham. Hiring him won't generate the kind of positive buzz the program needs, and I'm concerned that his personailty will cause a lot of program attritition.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Coaches||
Look, I'm not trying to be a downer. But holding out hope that there is an off-the radar Saban/Malzahn/Stoops/Meyer level coach somewhere who would leave his established program for the Michigan job strikes me as kind of delusional. Yes, I realize we got Rich Rod in 2007--but even Rich Rod had turned down Ala-freaking-bama a year before us. That's not the kind of coup you can expect to pull in any given offseason.
There just isn't much to choose from right now. That's why Harbaugh needs to say Yes! to Michigan.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||Harbaugh||
Right, I think Harbaugh's current status as a hot commodity is why it's so important for M to land Harbaugh this time around. If he comes to M now, he instantly super-charges our recruiting and likely wins immediately. But that might not still be true if he coaches another five years in the League and doesn't get back to a conference championship game or Super Bowl -- and he might not, especially if he winds up with a rebuilding project in the AFC.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||coaches||
Yeah. I guess I have slid into the Harbaugh-or-bust camp. Brian has convinced me that Dan Mullen is the best available non-Harbaugh candidate, and alum96 has convinced me that Mullen ain't all that.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||Once in a lifetime opportunity||
Unfortunately, this is already Jim's second chance to go to M -- and if he turns the job down, IMO he'll probably have a third chance a few years from now because none of the other candidates appear particularly likely to succeed.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Assistants||
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||Miles||
"Anyone who has coached at Michigan in any capacity in the past"
So you are saying Les Miles is not a possible candidate?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||The title of this thread is||
The title of this thread is very misleading, which is not good with such inflammatory content.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Nussmeier||
I had that coming.
It's true that Nuss didn't perform a Mattison 2011 miracle with our offense. But he had a consistent record of success at his earlier stops, and I really don't think one disappointing year is enough to say he "failed" here. Regardless, we are talking about Oregon State: it's not exactly the premiere job in the country. As a Pac-12 job in the Pacific NW, though, it seems like a good place for Nuss to get his feet wet as a HC.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Oregon State||
I would think Nussmeier has to be a leading candidate for the Oregon State vacancy then, eh?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Question||
That wasn't a question, man. It was cryptic loonie-babble. I'm genuinely confused. What "other board" are you referring to? And what are they saying?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Globetrotter assist||
That was really a phenomenal play. Maybe a notch or two below the Legg goal or the Woodson pick, but still up there with stuff like Marquise Walker's Iowa catch or the Brandon Graham MSU hit.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Nussmeier does have a history||
Nussmeier does have a history of taking the jobs that McElwain leaves...
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Football Scoop||
Wow. It might be time to give Football Scoop the Bleacher Report treatment.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Narduzzi||
Condensed list of reasons not to pursue Narduzzi:
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Kansas looks like a team that||
Kansas looks like a team that has already lost this game mentally.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||20||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks. Not really in the||
Thanks. Not really in the mood for hoops just yet though.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Ugh. The epic IU-Penn State||
Ugh. The epic IU-Penn State battle is the only competitive game on right now. Maybe I'll just listen to the new beats I just downloaded.
|6 weeks 5 hours ago||Siemian||
He's not really levitating now, is he? I don't think he's levitating.