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|13 min 47 sec ago||What I don't understand about||
What I don't understand about Marcus Ray's argument is that, it doesn't matter what the hell UM pays a coach; the expectations will still always be championships, and quickly. If UM hired a coach for $1, that wouldn't change a damn thing about how fans want the program to succeed. Paying someone 8 million doesn't change the pressure. All it does is help you get the person most likely to actually meet those expectations.
And I cannot disagree with Ray more about the impact of an elite coach. That is about the single most important thing you can 'buy' to improve your college football program. History has shown that elite coaches walk into supposedly 'bad' situations and achieve very quick results. Saban, Carroll, Meyer, Stoops, Saban again, Meyer again, Jimbo Fisher (kind of), Chizik all have seen immediate results when the right coach is found. Coaches are much more imporant in college than players to sustained success.
|1 hour 52 min ago||This was kind of my||
This was kind of my impression on how these worked in general. A lot of back channel negotiating, and when the school has reached an agreement in principle, then the contract is written up and signed. However, in this situation, Harbaugh is the only one holding any cards. Everyone wants him, and he has more power than any coach I have seen, really ever, in any coaching search. So the 'normal rules' might not apply here. However I do think it means that there has been enough interest that UM has spent a lot of time and energy getting specifics together and writing it down. I still think Harbaugh may not take it though.
|2 hours 54 min ago||THERE IS NOT ENOUGH NEW||
THERE IS NOT ENOUGH NEW INFORMATION IN THIS POST IS IT HAPPENING OR NOT TELL ME NOOOOOWWWW
|3 hours 31 min ago||Brian wasn't on this morning. Baumgardner filled in.||
Brian wasn't on this morning. Baumgardner filled in.
|4 hours 26 min ago||Is he turns this down it will||
Is he turns this down it will severely damage his rep in the UM community. I mean, he's got to do what he feels is best for himself and his family. But UM means so much to so many people that many would not be able to understand why he woudn't give back to the university that shaped you into who you are, while simultaneously being paid more than anyone else in his profession and given the chance to accomplish everything you want professional besides that one type of championship ring (the Super Bowl).
|4 hours 51 min ago||Bacon just said on the radio||
Bacon just said on the radio he believes the leak came from UM to show they are serious
|5 hours 34 min ago||I would love the JUCO thing.||
I would love the JUCO thing. The jet, eh, whatever. That can be justified if you count the whole time=money thing.
|6 hours 30 min ago||Basically Schefter gave an||
Basically Schefter gave an interview that said he doesn't believe the offer to Harbaugh is real, just agent smokescreen for leverage. He used as justification that UM is cheap, by stating that UM doesn't pay assistants and doesn't give athletes iPads as his examples to prove his theory. And as many have pointed out, UM has started paying its assistants, and UM was one of the first universities to supply iPads to its players. So, basically Schefter is talking out of his ass on this particular issue.
|7 hours 5 min ago||I was looking into Harbaugh's||
I was looking into Harbaugh's offense last night as well and ran across this article:
The interesting part is that in Harbaugh's first season with the Niners, Harbaugh comes in and installs a pistol offense with Alex Smith running the zone read. The article speculates that Harbaugh wanted that offense from the start and then went and got Kaepernick to run it to it's full extent. Personally, I find this encouraging, as it seems to suggest that Harbaugh is embracing modern offensive concepts, even in a league that is behind that curve for the most part.
|7 hours 42 min ago||It's difficult for me to||
It's difficult for me to reconcile at first, but it makes sense the more you think about it. First, the athletic department is completely independent of the University. So no general fund, tuition, taxes, etc are going to pay for this. It's all tickets, merchandise, donations, etc. Second, you have to think of it as an investment. If the investment pays off, the athletic department makes that back and more easy, which will hopefully benefit other student athletes.
However, if you're more concerned with general ethics, i.e. think of all the homeless people we can help with 8 million bucks, well then college football or basketball in general just isn't for you. Hell, no sport is for you then except the rec leagues in your local town. I struggle personally to reconcile my knowledge that sports really serves me personally no purpose, and little to society as a whole except for providing jobs I guess. But I still love UM sports, and I'm happier to see them win, so I guess throw the money down, and hope it pays off in the end.
|7 hours 51 min ago||Didn't look at the numbers||
Didn't look at the numbers exactly, but I was reading articles about coaching salaries last night, and one written at the time Meyer was hired stated his contract made him the highest paid coach in college at that time.
Also, even at this time, there is only one guy making more than 6 million, and that is Saban. And that was like a 5 million raise that happened last year or early this year to the 7 mil mark he's making now. The next few coaches below him are currently in the 4.5-5 million range.
|8 hours 18 min ago||And only four years ago,||
And only four years ago, Urban Meyer became college football's highest paid coach when the took a 6 year 24 million contract. Wow.
|17 hours 7 min ago||Go Internet Win!!||
Go Internet Win!!
|19 hours 28 min ago||You speak truths. The||
You speak truths. The optimist view is that it's so serious that now a lot of people are involved and aware of it that some random peon decided to leak it.
|19 hours 39 min ago||The 8 million figure has been||
The 8 million figure has been out there since early Dec. Could be a bad thing. Maybe not. Could mean things are getting serious enough that enough people are involved that a leak could come from anywhere. I mean it was leaked a week ago Pelini was accepting the Youngstown job. And same with Meyer and OSU. And same with Miles if Martin didn't drop the ball on that one.
|20 hours 13 sec ago||Damn right. Belgium don't like that shit.||
Damn right. Belgium don't like that shit.
|20 hours 11 min ago||Honestly, stringing UM along||
Honestly, stringing UM along to leverage more money from the NFL would piss off a lot of his long time friends and UN program alums.
|20 hours 13 min ago||Do we know Harbaugh leaked||
Do we know Harbaugh leaked it? If it's a real offer, it's getting to the point that enough people will be involved it could come from anywhere.
|22 hours 42 min ago||I totally agree not to post||
I totally agree not to post the e-mails. But if the real estate agent is the one leaking info and e-mails, then they deserve to lose their business.
|1 day 13 min ago||Yeah, just like Urban Meyer||
Yeah, just like Urban Meyer is buying real estate around Columbus...
|1 day 1 hour ago||I still think it's just an||
I still think it's just an NFL vs college decision in the end. It won't matter what offers the Raiders or Miami offer Harbaugh if he just wants to return to his alma mater. If he wants to stay in the NFL, he will have many suitors and offers to choose from. I don't think new players on the scene in the NFL really changes the overall dynamic.
|1 day 5 hours ago||I do not know enough about||
I do not know enough about the athletic department to know specifics. We had heard that Brandon swept a lot of people and then expanded the AD so he has a lot of people loyal to him. I imagine that any employee that is not willing to embrace a culture shift away from Brandon will eventually get weeded out. But I don't think Hackett is the type to just fire someone because they were hired by his predecessor. That would be a douche move.
|1 day 5 hours ago||I'm sure the blog also||
I'm sure the blog also appreciates it when another news sources takes a multiparagraph article and boils it down to a few words that seem to imply something the original post did not.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Yeah, I don't understand why||
Yeah, I don't understand why people can't seperate those sometimes (on both sides of the arguement). I've never met Lochmann, but he very well could be a very great person. But I didn't like his work, and I don't think it fit in with Michigan. He can still be a great dude, and you can wish him well in the future, while still being thankful he is no longer working here.
|1 day 5 hours ago||You're overstating the||
You're overstating the specifics of that 'offer'. Webb heard from one source that Hackett and donors were able to gather 49 mill as compensation. Webb heard from another completely different source earlier that Harbaugh would be looking for an 8 year deal if he came to college. So Sam just used some logic and put those together, but it never came from one place.
|1 day 6 hours ago||If this is a serious||
If this is a serious question, he was the Chief Marketing Officer. Was hired from the Knicks I believe by Brandon, and is one of the driving forces of the 'RAWK MUSIC' type branding and marketing UM had seen under Brandon. Glad to see him go.
It's funny because I thought the athletic department needed a lot of change after torpedoing RichRod, but man, I didn't see the drastic changes under Brandon coming. Hopefully it finds itself a nice middle ground of embracing the changing culture of college atheltics and the fanbase while also integrating its own traditions and history into it. Tough job, I know, but they get paid a lot of money to make it work.
|1 day 6 hours ago||The de-Brandoning continues.||
The de-Brandoning continues. Good stuff. Good luck persuing other opportunities elsewhere Mr. Lochmann. May I never see your style of marketing again at UM.
|1 day 8 hours ago||[insert 'sources' meme]||
[insert 'sources' meme]
|1 day 8 hours ago||As Brain said, you need to||
As Brain said, you need to view sources through the lens of what they want to happen. I think the optimism is too unchecked until we hear solid info.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Hey man, he could win it in||
Hey man, he could win it in any number of years in the future and then they would be correct.