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|2 weeks 5 days ago||Read fail. I still don't||
Read fail. I still don't trust him.
Also, 50/50 is 1% away from "betting against" something. 51/49 and you bet on 51.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||LOL. What a fraud Bacon is.||
What a fraud Bacon is. He tells everyone that Harbaugh won't come if DB is still here. Now, after he got what he wants, he tells everyone he would bet against Harbaugh coming here.
While your at it, Bacon, can you please write another book that has excerpts in it slamming our last football coach to win a National Championship? Thanks.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||This sounds fantastic to me.||
This sounds fantastic to me. But it misses the issue. Will those potential ADs be able to or willing to spend the money that landing Harbaugh requires? The type of money that DB proved he was willing to spend.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||"Rebut what?" On this board||
On this board people offer opinions and often rebuttals to others' opinions.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||It's looking likely that we||
It's looking likely that we will miss on this coaching hire. It's looking like people were bilked into believing Harbaugh wouldn't come if DB was here, when in fact DB was our best chance at landing Harbaugh.
That's what it looks like to me. Someone please rebut; I'd gladly welcome it.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||DB also paid coaches, which||
DB also paid coaches, which was not exactly a proclivity of previous Michigan ADs.
How many people will be happy that DB is gone if we end up with an AD that puts Michigan more "in line with academics" and therefore decides that paying a coach top dollar would send the wrong message? Plenty would be unhappy, as many were convinced that the reason we didn't have Harbaugh was because of DB.
Many were tricked by John Bacon and others into believing that DB being gone would give us a shot at Harbaugh. They are slowly starting to realize that DB was likely our best shot, as he was willing to spend money.
And, for the record, I wasn't thrilled with DB either. But I'd gladly take Chobani Under the Lights and Harbaugh than academic focused AD and __insert name here__.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Welp, this is what happens||
Welp, this is what happens when those who wanted DB gone for reasons other than the football team's performance convinced many Michigan fans that DB was responsible for not landing Harbaugh. Now, shortly after DB's resignation, Michigan fans begin to realize that odds are starting to look like the next AD won't be willing (or maybe able) to spend the type of money DB was willing to spend to get a coach like Harbaugh. Then, they realize, they got conned by people who said DB was the reason Harbaugh isn't coaching Michigan.
But John Bacon is happy.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Yup. Thanks, Bacon, for||
Thanks, Bacon, for painting Lloyd Carr as one of the worst things that has happened to Michigan football.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not sure you understand||
I'm not sure you understand what Bacon is doing, so let me spell out the logic for you:
Jim H will answer the phone if any AD at Michigan calls about the head coaching position. If I could draw on a whiteboard, there would be a large circle with Michigan AD in it.
Jim H will answer the phone if a new AD calls him. If I could draw on a whiteboard, there would be a small circle that says new AD inside the larger circle that says Michigan AD.
If you can't see that this guy has no information outside of what everyone else has, then you are blind. The guy is being very careful with the statements he makes, so as to garner as much support as possible for axing DB.
People with just as much knowledge, if not more, have stated that the best chance at getting Jim H for next year requires keeping DB. And it makes sense, not only for timing reasons, but because one thing DB has shown is that he will actually spend money.
Everyone here wants to go back to the old way of Michigan football. No branding, etc. Well, guess what comes with branding? A lot of money to spend on a new football coach. And guess what, Schlissel may very likely love nothing more than for football to be an afterthought to academics. You could easily infer that, just like Bacon has inferred every piece of "inside knowledge" he spews.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Agree. When RR was here he||
Agree. When RR was here he had more knowledge, but that was because he had an all-access press pass.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Can we please elaborate on||
Can we please elaborate on the "best of his knowledge?" Thanks.
|5 weeks 9 hours ago||Incorrect. He said won't||
Incorrect. He said won't come "from the current administration" not won't "come here under" the current administration. Do you understand the difference? If not, I can't help you.
You sir, are the source of misinformation. As I continue to point out.
Stop misquoting others to further your agenda! It does not display integrity that is expected of Michigan students/alumni.
|5 weeks 9 hours ago||We get it--you've heard a lot||
We get it--you've heard a lot of things, including hearing things from Brian.
Stop saying "fact." "Brian alluded to the fact . . ." Guess what, it isn't fact. Stop acting like it is. It could be true that JH and DB don't get along. It could also be BS. Further, it could be used to spread ire against DB by those who want DB gone for other reasons besides his (in)ability to hire a competent head coach.
|5 weeks 9 hours ago||Sam Webb never said they||
Sam Webb never said they don't get along. Stop misquoting people. Exhibit some integrity.
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||And that is why Drew Sharp no||
And that is why Drew Sharp no longer has a press pass--Brandon revoked it for not coming out in his corner. /s.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||There is no hard evidence||
There is no hard evidence that JH and DB don't get along.
The two strikes you refer to are perceptions that became reality due to mgoblog groupthink.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||FYI, you can infer multiple||
FYI, you can infer multiple things from ambiguous language. The poster was stating that he was unaware of any hard evidence. Ambiguous language is not hard evidence.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||He didn't imply it in this||
He didn't imply it in this post:
"IF you are one that thinks making a coaching change and "getting Harbaugh" are the most important moves, then you want Dave Brandon to remain the A.D . . ."
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I will always support||
I will always support Michigan regardless of who holds the AD position.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Not fact. It looks like||
It looks like we're going to have to go through the same thing we went through a few days ago. So please do what happened last time and start posting links that don't actually back up your quote. I won't be here to refute, as I am off to bed. I trust the mgocommunity will actually listen to the link(s) you eventually post to see that your quote misses the mark.
Also, please use "[" instead of "(" when you add language that did not come from the source quoted.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||This contradicts a lot of||
This contradicts a lot of mgoblog groupthink. Many people, including myself, have pointed out mischaracterizations of Bacon's quotes as well as total misquotes of Webb regarding the Brandon/Harbaugh dynamic.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Agree. Also telling is the||
Agree. Also telling is the fact that Bacon did not speak out during stretchgate. Yes, stretchgate seemed to many, including me, like a jihad. But this doesn't hide the fact that the football program received its first ever sanctions. The fact that Bacon kept quiet then, and is now leading the charge, to me is very telling, given that Bacon basically had an all access pass during RR's tenure, and no press pass under Brandon's.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||That is a mischarterization||
That is a mischarterization of what Bacon has said. Bacon has said that agents and others tell him that they don't think Brandon could bring in Harbaugh. Which is more damning of Brandon, I don't know. But let's at least stop mischarcterizing others' positions.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks. The gist is that it||
The gist is that it would take too long to fire Brandon, bring in a new AD, and then hire a new football coach. So if we want a chance Harbaugh next season, we should want Brandon to remain AD at least through the football coach hiring process.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I agree that the jury is out||
I agree that the jury is out on whether DB can actually hire a competent football coach.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I agree that both are trying||
I agree that both are trying to sell something. But Bacon has the additional incentive of Brandon having revoked his press pass.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||LOL! Exactly. Or he tells||
LOL! Exactly. Or he tells them something that doesn't jive with mgoblog groupthink.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I really don't think Jim||
I really don't think Jim would allow Dave to sit in on his film sessions. Jim is a pretty passionate man, so I would expect he would tell Dave to GTFO. And given that Dave is on the hot seat, I'm sure he would comply.
Additionally, JB has no problem whatsoever coaching with Dave as AD. It's not like big name coaches won't coach here because he is AD. We have two already doing so.
Real question is whether or not Dave could actually make the hire.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not sure what the posting||
I'm not sure what the posting rules are, so I erred on the side of caution given that the information is behind a pay wall.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||You didn't hear students||
You didn't hear students complaining about lack of football success because that would make the studends look classless. But you can't ignore the correlation between increasing calls for Brandon's head and the worst football season under Hoke (Brandon's hire). That is why I think hiring a Harbaugh would save his job. But my opinion is that no AD, whether Brandon or another, will hire a Harbaugh. So I don't think Brandon will save his job.