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|1 day 21 hours ago||And in two of those wins||
UM probably executed their only two successful 2 minute offenses under Hoke.
|2 days 2 hours ago||A lot of the programs you list||
as having great 5-6 runs, also pay for it with NCAA sanctions due to them getting caught for breaking rules.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Come on folks||
Brian isn't in San Francisco. He's in Santa Clara.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Honestly||
I don't see Harbaugh as a long term coach at UM. I think he still has NFL aspirations so even if he comes to UM, I don't think he stays much longer then 6-8 years.
|3 days 21 hours ago||She's just looking||
You know how some people have winter homes or summer homes? She's just looking for a fall/autumn home.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Lived in Bay Area||
from the early 90's to the early 00's. While these teams do not play each other often during the regular season, there is a definite desire to be the alpha dog in the area.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Full control for Jim||
I wonder how the Niners would handle the chances of a team trading for Harbaugh and giving him full control. Completely hypothetical here - Niners say we'll take a 4th round this year and 6th round next year if we're trading him to be your coach. Oh, you're giving him a GM title as well. We also want a 2nd round pick either this year or next year then too.
|4 days 34 min ago||Raiders||
I can't believe the Niners would trade Harbaugh to their cross town rivals. These people have egos. If Harbaugh turns around the Raiders and the Niners fail to get back to their NFC Championship game level in Harbaugh's first 3 years, the Niners management would be reminded of that every day in the papers, radio, tv, etc.
|4 days 15 hours ago||One of the big reasons||
RR left WVU is because he and the AD didn't get along.
|4 days 20 hours ago||I'm not sure||
what the language is in Harbaugh's contract, but I'm guessing there aren't too many NFL teams who will trade for Harbaugh unless he signs an extension as part of the trade. He's only under contract through 2015. Whatever the language is in Harbaugh's contract I'm guessing he'll be able to kill any trade simply be refusing to sign an extension with the proposed new team.
|5 days 1 hour ago||John Robinson and the Rams||
"USC picked up the guy that made the local NFL team watchable..."
The Rams were watchable before Robinson arrived. They were actually one of the best teams in the NFC during the 70's. They made the Super Bowl in 1979, losing to the Steelers.
They won something like 5 or 6 straight NFC West titles in the 70's but with the exception of 1979 could never get by Dallas or Minnesota. Their dline was known as the Fearsome Foursome (3 of the 4 guys are in the HOF).
|5 days 2 hours ago||Harbaugh's contract with SF||
doesn't end for a year. He's signed with the Niners through the 2015 season.
|5 days 2 hours ago||Harbaugh's options||
aren't completely in his hands with regards to the NFL. He's under contract with the Niners through the 2015 season. So while there will be other openings besides the Raiders, the Niners aren't just going to cut Harbaugh loose and let him be a free agent. Any NFL team interested in Harbaugh will technically have to work through the Niners.
|5 days 3 hours ago||I wonder if this will lead||
in the future to more upward migration of D3 and D2 coaches. Buffalo hired the Wisconsin-Whitewater coach. Stitt went from D2 to 1-AA. While these are rare cases right now, I wonder if we'll see that trend continue and possibly increase.
|5 days 20 hours ago||It's night and day||
Agree. While the X's and O's are similiar, if not the same, a lot of the off field stuff is very completely different with college and the nfl.
|6 days 1 hour ago||John Harbaugh||
was he ever really a serious candidate outside of some internet postings? The guy has spent the last 15+ years in the NFL. He's won a Super Bowl and the Ravens are a pretty solid organization. Outside of some rumblings with the Ray Rice incident Harbaugh seems to get along with Ozzie and the Ravens front office pretty well.
|6 days 2 hours ago||Foley and Muschamp||
Not sure why Foley gets negged for the initial hiring of Muschamp. It obviously didn't work out but at the time it was a huge get for Florida. Muschamp was one of the hottest names out there and was lined up to be the next head coach at Texas. At the time of the Muschamp hire most people thought Foley had pulled one out of his hat.
|6 days 4 hours ago||The clock is ticking though||
IMO, with the Niners eliminated from the plalyoffs, the clock begins to tick for Hackett. As long as the Niners still were in the playoff hunt, we could all sit back and say nothing is going to happen. I think the window now is about 3 weeks. I'm guessing Hackett would like to have a coach in place relatively soon after the calendar turns to 2015.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Disagree||
as long as Jim is still employed by the Niners, other teams cannot talk to him about a potential job. The best situation is for the Niners to keep him under contract and try to trade him. UM can talk to Harbaugh all they want while other NFL teams technically cannot talk to him.
As long as Harbaugh remains under contract with the Niners, the only leverage he has in controlling if and where he coaches in the NFL next year is by agreeing to or refusing to sign an extension with a new team via a trade.
|6 days 13 hours ago||That's why||
you don't want the Niners to fire him. If the Niners try to trade him, Jim essentially has veto rights. Like you said, no team is probably going to trade for Harbaugh if he isn't going ot sign an extension. Harbaugh's leverage is that if the Niners try to trade him to a team/organization that he doesn't want to go to, Harbaugh can simple tell the team he isn't signing an extension. I'd assume Harbaugh's refusal to sign an extension would kill just about any trade.
|6 days 14 hours ago||AFC picture||
Pats and Bronco's are ahead for byes. Both of these teams have 3 losses and the Colts have 4. Also, both the Pats and Broncos beat the Colts.
|1 week 1 day ago||Bama's offense||
How much control, other then hiring the kind of OC he likes, does Saban have on the offense?
He pretty much let Nuss go after last year and brought in Kiffin.
|1 week 1 day ago||What I wonder||
is how many people that bought the jersey in your picture have also bought Denard Robinson's jersey with the Jacksonville Jaguars?
I'm guessing not many. Why? Because the jersey in your picture is associated with the University of Michigan.
|1 week 2 days ago||Bowl prepareations and practices||
If Harbaugh has said no, not sure why Hackett would wait. Coaches take new jobs all the time and leave before their team plays in the bowl game. Chyrst and McElwain are two examples this year. Heck, RR left WVU to come to UM during this time in 2007. Stewart was WVU's coach in the BCS bowl that year.
|1 week 2 days ago||Hmmmmm||
That's why I didn't say all of their listed candidates.
|1 week 2 days ago||Unsurpassed expertise||
I wouldn't say to many of the 'high profile' placements they have listed are ringing endorsements for their unsurpassed expertise.
|1 week 2 days ago||Can't say I disagree||
with what Carter is saying about UM's S&C program. There's been plenty of complaints/questions about how good UM's S&C program is. When I watch other teams play, at least to my eyes it looks like their players are generally bigger and more ripped then the players UM has on the field, especially when it comes to the dline and LB's.
|1 week 2 days ago||Bielema and Anderson leaving||
Without knowing the inner workings of the Wisky AD and football program I think the thing that shocked most people is where Bielema and Anderson ended up. Arkansas, while in a better conference, was looked at as a lateral move. I think most people look at Wisky to Oregon St as a step down. It'd be different if these guys left for what most consider a more 'blue blood' program.
|1 week 2 days ago||Heck yeah||
My interest in the Nebraska/Wisconsin game each year would increase significantly.
|1 week 2 days ago||Family and leaving the Bay Area||
The catch with Harbaugh's family not wanting to leave the Bay Area as well as the fact that his family from his previous marriage is in the Bay Area - there doesn't appear to be a lot of options for Jim to coach football next year and stay on the west coast.
The Pac-12 is the only Power 5 conference anywhere near the west coast and with Oregon State's recent hiring there aren't any coaching vacancies in the Pac-12.
If the Niners and Harbaugh part ways after the season, there's really only one possible opening for him - the Raiders. The Niners control the rights to Harbaugh in 2015 and I seriously doubt they'd want to trade him to their cross town rivals.
If the Niners fire Harbaugh, then he's free to coach anywhere he can get a job. The question he'll have to ask himself though is - do I want to take the job with one of the worst organizations in pro sports (Raiders)?
It's like you said, there will always be opportunities to go back to the NFL and probably better opportunities then what the Raiders can offer next year.