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|3 days 12 hours ago||This is really not about the||
This is really not about the controversy. It is the fact that deflating the ball could possibly have very significant effect on fumble prevention. That is something that anyone who has interest in football should pay attention to.
|1 week 5 days ago||I figured that since you have||
I figured that since you have been using the same avatar. Still found it amusing.
|1 week 5 days ago||Can someone with an account||
Can someone with an account that was created last month start their post with "I don't normally create posts about..."?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I am not sure why everyone is||
I am not sure why everyone is bashing this. It is obvious now that Marrone wanted out of Buffalo and his agent was doing his job to see what his options were. Checking to see if Michigan would be interested is something that his agent most definitely should have done.
We ended up with our undisputed #1 choice, but if that did not work out, Marrone would have been a pretty good Plan B candidate. I have to agree with Cowherd that it would have been something Michigan fans could have liked.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||There is also another article||
There is also another article on Washington Post about "Khaki-Out" with a Dockers commercial feature Jim and his wife...
|4 weeks 5 days ago||If you read about the last||
If you read about the last time Jim switched jobs, you would know that he had multiple agents working deals; one for NFL and one for college.
This could be exactly the same deal where he has used one agent for sealing the deal with Michigan while his NFL agent is still looking for NFL deals. I am sure that NFL agent wants an NFL deal very badly and is probably the one spreading all the "Harbaugh is staying in NFL" rumors.
I don't think Jim's position has changed one bit.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Let's make one thing||
Let's make one thing clear.
Jameis has not been found innocent. He has not been charged because there is lack of evidence. There is lack of evidence because the police failed to do even the most basic investigation until a year passed after the incident.
Just because someone cannot be charged does not mean that that person is innocent.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||If you are not asking for a||
If you are not asking for a fan video, why are you asking the fans?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Whether or not he is||
Whether or not he is trustworthy, his point is correct. If UM wanted to keep the offer confidential, but the agent leaked it, it is a bad sign for us.
I am hoping it is Michigan side that leaked it.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Yes.||
|7 weeks 8 hours ago||This. Is. Not. Good.||
This. Is. Not. Good. (for getting Harbaugh)
|7 weeks 10 hours ago||There was a report yesterday||
There was a report yesterday that Michigan reached out to Jay Gruden. Which is just ridiculous. Unless you know where the info came from, you are probably safe in assuming that it came from a hopeful agent.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||He was offered by Texas.||
He was offered by Texas. There are quotes about how Texas boosters promised to fly around his parents to every game. He said in interviews that he turned down the job.
I have been following him for over a decade because he is a frequent guest at local Seattle sports stations. From everything I know and heard from him, the chance of him coming to Michigan is ZERO.
I am sure his agent is doing his job and floating his name. That is what Sam Webb is referring to. But he is not coming.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I still don't understand how||
I still don't understand how people think Jim Mora Jr will come here when he turned down Texas two years ago and UW (his alma mater) last year.
Why don't we just pine for Saban and Gruden while we are at it???
|7 weeks 2 days ago||We KNOW Harbaugh is||
We KNOW Harbaugh is interested. We know this because if Harbaugh was not interested, we would have made offers to other top candidates already.
As long as we do not hear anything about other coaches being offered, Harbaugh is interested. Period.
As soon as Harbaugh turns us down, you will know because a serious offer will be made to another candidate and the news will leak (most likely by the targeted coach's current adminstration). No such news has been leaked, which means Michigan is still on Harbaugh's trail.
All these Harbaugh No/Yes rumors are useless. Harbaugh is interested, that is the only scenario where all these actions fit. You will know very shortly after Harbaugh makes a decision.
Which is why the longer this continues, it is better for Michigan since that means more and more likely that Harbaugh is going to say yes, because saying no takes no time.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Miners are not going to||
Miners are not going to announce anything when they in playoff contention even if they are planning to get rid of him. Either way, this is going to drag out till the end of regular season.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Thankfully the chances of||
Thankfully the chances of Niners making the playoffs is pretty remote.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Just look at it from the game||
Just look at it from the game theory point of view.
Regarding Harbaugh, things need to wait out until the regular season is over. Every other major job has been filled already. The longer this drags out, the chance of landing Harbaugh gets better.
Names being floated in media. If you are an agent worth anything, you HAVE to float your guy's name in the media as a possible candidate. Even if he has no intention of taking the job since it is a future negotiation lever. If you are hearing names that someone like Cowherd (via agents)is trumpeting, that pretty much means that person has no chance for this job and has not been contacted, since...
If you have been contacted and is interested, you are going to keep quiet. Your agent is going to keep quiet. You don't want to jeopardize the deal by flapping your mouth. That is why we probably have not heard a pip about/from Mullen and a couple of other very viable candidates.
Just keep praying that this process drags on if you are pining for Harbaugh. As soon as he says no, I suspect we will sign to a plan B/C within days or even hours.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I am all in for banning all||
I am all in for banning all CC threads.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Look, I heard the interview||
Look, I heard the interview that Jim Mora Jr gave on the local Sports Radio (Seattle). It was after he turned down the offer from University of Washington and he went to great details on why turned down both Texas and UW - due to his family - he does not want to move.
If he won't take the money (Texas) and won't come back to his roots (UW, for which he got fired from Atlanta Falcons after saying that he would coach there in a sec if offered), why the hell would he come to Michigan?
Can we have some semblance to reality on these threads?
|7 weeks 5 days ago||He confirmed that Texas||
He confirmed that Texas offered the job and he turned it down in an interview. No way he is coming here.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||If you are an agent to any||
If you are an agent to any top tier coach and you do not float your client's name to media hacks like Cowherd, then you are not doing your job.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Better than 99% of other open||
Better than 99% of other open letters where people take themselves way too seriously.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Just in one year (2011), you||
Just in one year (2011), you had three; http://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanvardi/2012/03/01/the-40-highest-earnin....
Even better, these guys pay less in taxes (in percentage) than you and I do (SIGNIFICANTLY LESS) because of carried interest rule. At least with ball players, taxpayers get some of the money back.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Pro sports contract is||
Pro sports contract is pittance and completely sane compared to what money managers get on Wall Street. There are several who made over a BILLION dollars in a single year. This even after study after study have proven that active money management never do better over the long term than index funds.
At least ball players have to be proven good to get such money. These people on Wall Street get billions for just being lucky.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||This is dumb. If that was her||
This is dumb. If that was her reasoning, this would make it the most disappointing or most underachieving team, not the worst.
This team would run circles around that 3-9 team. I know there is a lot of hyperbole around this program right now, but please.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I'm gonna piss on you.||
I'm gonna piss on you.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||If this is kosher, can I talk||
If this is kosher, can I talk to you about the great benefits of joining Amway?
|10 weeks 5 days ago||How the hell in the world can||
How the hell in the world can you argue that the opinion of supporting the school president taking his time in selecting a new AD wrong?
Just because other people disagree does not mean they are wrong. The world does not revolve around you.
Schilssel is going to do whatever he feels is the right decision, and nothing you, nor what anyone on this blog says about it is going to change his mind. And that is the way it should be.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||As an alum, I am very happy||
As an alum, I am very happy with Schlissel's approach so far. If he believes that having Hoke around for another year is in the best interest of the university in the long run, I am fine with it.