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|6 hours 22 min ago||Orgeron||
I'm not sure any of our players speak Orgeronese though.
|9 hours 31 min ago||Searchbits||
Assistant coach Searchbits are like the methadone of Searchbits.
|11 hours 56 min ago||Pitt seems to have worked out||
Pitt seems to have worked out well for Todd Graham and Paul Chryst.
|15 hours 31 min ago||But didn't they go to Oregon||
But didn't they go to Oregon State, who we play in game 2?
|23 hours 27 min ago||You don't think 30 year old||
You don't think 30 year old veterans would be up for foot wrestling?
|1 day 9 hours ago||Hoke||
Probably because there was no risk of some NFL franchise swooping in at the last minute and offering Hoke $50+ million and total personnel control.
|1 day 16 hours ago||For serious. If Harbaugh||
For serious. If Harbaugh does take the job, he's then going to need to hire a staff and fill a recruiting class over about a six or seven week period. Just try and pry yourself away from that!
|2 days 1 hour ago||I was on a conference call a||
I was on a conference call a few weeks ago with over 200 people. It's not a problem so long as it's managed well.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Jeez man||
You scared me for a minute there. I know U2 isn't what they used to be, but still.
|2 days 11 hours ago||NFL Coordinators||
The plan B guy I've liked from the beginning is an NFL coordinator, Dan Quinn from Seattle. But from the looks of things, he won't be available until well into January--the conference championship games are Jan. 18, and the Super Bowl is Feb. 1. Ditto for guys like Jack Del Rio or Josh McDaniels--the Seahawks, Broncos, and Patriots are all having good years, look strong heading into the playoffs, and already have or likely will have first-round byes.
I suppose there is Greg Roman; that would be weird.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Schiano||
|2 days 15 hours ago||Does he get credit for taking||
Does he get credit for taking the Heisman away from Manning?
|3 days 3 hours ago||Hopefully it seals the deal.||
Hopefully it seals the deal.
|4 days 8 hours ago||Kids||
I think he's too young for the high school punishments. For junior high I think we just take away his Pokemon cards or something.
|4 days 15 hours ago||Nussmeier is proven OC who I||
Nussmeier is proven OC who I think would eventually succeed at Michigan if retained. The criticisms ("Michigan's offense was bad in 2014 , therefore Nussmeier is bad") are overly simplistic and unconvincing. I'd like to see us keep him if possible, but if the new HC is Harbaugh or another coach from the offensive side of the ball then I think it's more likely the new HC will want to bring in his own offensive staff.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Yes!||
Addazio is the plan B candidate I feared the most.
|6 days 15 hours ago||Some arguments are so bad||
Some arguments are so bad that making them undermines the speaker's credibility.
|6 days 19 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 week 4 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 days 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.
|2 weeks 8 hours 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.
|2 weeks 2 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?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Wahlberg||
We should just hire Wahlberg himself. Nobody stops Dirk Digler.
|2 weeks 4 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.
|2 weeks 4 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 5 days 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 5 days 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 5 days 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 5 days 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 days 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.