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|1 day 13 hours ago||I like your reasoning||
It makes sense. Let's hope it's right.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Not really||
If I'm the Jets' owner, and I want JH, I call the 49ers and begin a dialogue with them and seek their approval to begin a dialogue with JH's agent about a long-term contract, personnel control, etc. In fact, I would have done so last week or even earlier. Thus, the Jets would be "a bidder for JH's services" under this scenario, and we can't rule out that this is occurring and being leaked to the NFL reporters.
I retain optimism because the info from the NFL media has tended to be a little internally inconsistent (like why has Michigan apparently been sitting on their hands and doing next-to-nothing with Plan B candidates if JH initially "rebuffed" Michigan; makes no sense) and has not floated details specific enough to indicate that another NFL team is seriously in play at this point.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Meh||
Harbaugh > Ruth Chris
RC steaks are medicore. Better than a Schiano, to be sure, but no Harbaugh.
|2 days 21 hours ago||and your conclusion is . . . . ?||
and your conclusion is what exactly -- that he's a zombie?
|2 days 22 hours ago||Wait||
The first is a "Best of Harbaugh" press conferences collection, most of which certainly came after 49er wins, spliced together to make him look entertaining.
The second is from a single press conference taken after a game in which, for the first time in his NFL coaching career, his team has been eliminated from the playoffs during the regular season.
Any coach, whether NFL or college, would look like "a whole different guy" in the two videos.
|2 days 22 hours ago||If your assumption is correct||
If your assumption (that stuff is driving Harbaugh toward getting out of the NFL) is true, then your conclusion (coming to Michigan is the obvious choice) is also true. But I don't think any of us know whether or not that assumption is correct. The alternate narrative is that this is a hyper-competitive guy who is not going to leave the NFL unless and until he wins one or more Super Bowls. Which is right? Guess we'll find out in a couple weeks.
|4 days 10 min ago||I didn't think it was possible||
I didn't think it was possible for me to want Harbaugh to come to AA any more that I already did, but after reading this article . . . whoa, Nellie. That sounds like a hell of a college coach to me. Pair his player development and motivational talents with our recruting and look out.
It seems clear that Hackett is willing to do what it takes. Now JH just needs to make up his mind (or maybe he already has, if the favorable internet chatter is true). Are the stars actually aligning in our favor for a change? Please?? If I whine louder will it help?
|4 days 22 hours ago||Then take your van out to SF and bring JH home!||
Then take your van out to SF and bring JH home! Time for him to repay the favor (with interest).
|5 days 16 hours ago||Yes||
6 losses in 3 years 2010-12. 7, maybe 8 (all right, they probably beat Minn, so 7) in 2 years 2013-14. A lot of the LSU fan base is sick of the guy and wants him gone.
Wait, wait, you'll say we'd kill for that kind of production against SEC opponents? But you can't simply assume that would transfer with him when he can't bring the oversigning and Louisiana talent base with him. Plus, he would have the same problem RR did in facing opposition.
I would certainly prefer to see Herman have some success at a lower level program as a head coach (say, maybe Houston?) before hiring him for Michigan. He would have been a high ceiling, low floor hire for us. Risky? Yes. I'd have gone through a few names before getting to his -- Harbaugh, Stoops, Richt, Mora, Mullen, maybe others.
|5 days 21 hours ago||yeah, sure I can||
Miles doesn't fit the criteria Hackett laid out during his press conference of putting character first. He's apparently done some shady stuff, and I'm not talking about something that may or may not have happened with someone's wife 25 years ago.
At LSU Miles has relied on oversigning and the ready availability of southern talent in his backyard, neither of which he would have here.
Miles' offenses suck. Herman appears to be a great offensive mind who can develop QBs and can also recruit.
Miles is at an age where most coaches start to lose effectiveness. That may already be reflected in the past couple years at LSU.
While you may disagree with people at Michigan not wanting Miles, the fact that they exist means we risk having a house divided, as during the RR years.
Obviously, most of that was about drawbacks of Miles as opposed to pro's for Herman. But it is certainly possible for someone to rationally conclude that Miles is too risky to hire, and that we need to instead move down the list and look at other good options, which could include Herman. I hope none of this matters because of course we are getting Harbaugh!
|5 days 22 hours ago||You may not like the opinion||
You may not like his opinion, but stating that there is "ZERO rationale" for his opinion goes way too far. Brian has provided plenty of reasons (see the last installment of "This Week's Obsession") why Miles might be a bad choice for Michigan.
|5 days 22 hours ago||The national media has helped||
The national media has helped in this regard. It's amazing to me how little they have been beating the drum of Harbaugh-to-Michigan speculation. It will make them all look even more foolish than usual if he comes home!
|1 week 15 hours ago||Ace||
Glad to see you back writing, man!
|1 week 2 days ago||Indeed it is||
Superior Steak House is excellent, though.
|1 week 2 days ago||Good Post||
I suspect you've hit the nail on the head here. Which doesn't make me particularly optimistic, as it suggests that his heart is still in the NFL.
|1 week 3 days ago||Miles||
Read Brian's portion of yesterday's "This Week's Obesssion" -- he answers your question.
|1 week 3 days ago||Not Missing||
There were a couple threads about him right after he got fired. We could do worse, but the consensus was against him, given that his teams at Nebraska always seem to play poorly in big games, sometimes even getting annihilated like vs. Wisconsin.
|1 week 3 days ago||Stop it with the Tressel Crap||
Herman is too much of a risk, but there's no risk in hiring a 62-year-old proven cheater with a show cause order in effect until 2016? No true Michigan fan would want Tressel.
|1 week 3 days ago||Not necessarily||
I just think it means that he'll know by late Dec. whether Harbaugh is going to take the job or not and after that point, having talked with a lot of Plan B's, it wouldn't take more than one week to make the hire. Heck, it didn't take Nebraska or Oregon State long.
|1 week 5 days ago||Yeah||
Yeah, I actually do want our fans and players to be decent. I'm odd that way.
|1 week 5 days ago||"yall" is arguably better grammar than||
the way he used "your"!
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||Not in order but the four are||
Sucks to be a Buckeye, but I can't see them leapfrogging over TCU or Oregon teams that took care of business. And you simply can't leave the only major undefeated program out of the playoff.
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||Thanks||
Thanks for going through all that. Seems like he has no credibility.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||Get well Ace||
Take care of yourself, man. The doctors will figure it out soon.
EDIT: I'm way past due for donating to this site, an oversight that I have just rectified.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||In a word, NO||
In a word, NO. Just look at his freakin' picture!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Bourbon County Stout||
I'm enjoying my first ever Bourbon County Stout. Strong, but tasty stuff. Almost need a fork. I'm taking my sweet old time; this is definitely a sippin' beer.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I prefer||
I prefer the less peaty scotches, but I admire your palate. Maybe if I had them more, I'd appreciate them? Guess I'd better start practicing . . .
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Wait a minute||
Are Harbaugh and Miles the only available coaches better than Hoke?
Did Hackett tell you he's hiring Addazio or Schiano?
EDIT: This was supposed to be in response to Waveman
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Right||
Now my question is: Is Mullen a "spread coach"?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||If you listened||
If you listened to Hackett's press conference, or read some of the comments above, you would know that we're not hiring Miles. He's probably not even on The List of 14.