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|6 min 19 sec ago||I don't see why everyone is||
I don't see why everyone is so surprised by this. Take away Harbaugh and you have a Thursday night matchup of a mid-level P5 program that not many people east of the Rockies know much about vesrus a program that was 5-7 last year and has not been relevant for nearly a decade.
Of course they are going to focus on Harbaugh. They are going to beat that angle to death.
If you were FS1, you'd do the same thing.
Imagine if Nebraska hired Bill Belichick and was playing Fresno State on Thursday night. Where do you think the focus would be?
|40 min 38 sec ago||I got the impression that||
I got the impression that what was left out of the 900 pages was Editor's-chioce stuff, after he had already vetted his sources and said what he wanted to hang his hat on.
Which would make it interesting only to geeks like us. It's not like there are 400 pages of juicy dirt hidden away that got cut out. That stuff is in his head only.
|1 hour 2 min ago||Can't wait to see this||
Can't wait to see this picture in reverse, with Harbaugh now as the coach in the Block M hat.
The student becomes the teacher.
|1 hour 7 min ago||They're HARBAUGH's||
They're HARBAUGH's pants.
They are good for 3 extra first downs all by themselves.
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|3 hours 13 min ago||I'd easily pay 10 bucks or so||
I'd easily pay 10 bucks or so for the cutting room floor stuff as is.
Call it "ENDZONE Outtakes", package it up in paperback, and sell it on-line to us crazy's. Or just sell it on-line as a .pdf.
Extra revenue with low extra cost. One size does not have to fit all in the internet / blog age.
|3 hours 27 min ago||They've never picked a||
They've never picked a college football game wrong, so I'm good with this.
|3 hours 28 min ago||We could have easily been 8-4||
We could have easily been 8-4 last year without stretching the imagination too much.
A healthy Peppers alone gets us wins against Rutgers and Maryland. Putting 11 guys on the field on ST gets us another win.
It's not like we were that far away from 8 wins. We were no threat for the B1G championship, but we were a 7,8 win team if we could get out of our own way.
|3 hours 34 min ago||She's following Desmond's||
She's following Desmond's approach . . . take the average of last year and this year and you'll wind up looking OK.
It's an approach that Holtz never learned.
|3 hours 38 min ago||Eeeeee!! Peppers on kickoff||
Peppers on kickoff returns.
Time to take one to the HOUSE.
|3 hours 41 min ago||When was the last time a||
When was the last time a Special Teams coach made you want to run through a wall?
Actually . . . when was the last time we even had a real Special Teams coach?
|5 hours 13 min ago||Harbaugh aside, this team in||
Harbaugh aside, this team in not just an interpolation of last year's.
There are some key pieces this year that were missing last year: healthy Peppers, Harris, and Johnson - all very dynamic players - and stability at QB with Rudock.
It's an eight win team. As the floor. They will win at least one of Utah/BYU and at least one of Minn/PSU. They may drop a surprise game, but they may also win a surprise game.
|5 hours 23 min ago||Yes, underestimate PSU at||
Yes, underestimate PSU at your own risk. I'm not concerned about Minn, but PSU will be a dog fight. And it's the week before The Game, at Happy Valley, with most of it played at night if it is 3:30 start. Not going to be easy.
|5 hours 30 min ago||We'll get a chance to do||
We'll get a chance to do something about that.
|5 hours 33 min ago||Hey, Harbaugh is||
Hey, Harbaugh is authentic.
Jenner . . . not so much.
|13 hours 30 min ago||(No subject)||
|13 hours 39 min ago||I read along with the JUB AMA||
I read along with the JUB AMA today and I got a bit of a feel for some of the points you make.
JUB made the following adamant point during the AMA:
(I) had over 100 people talk to me about direct experiences they had. The rule is simple: If they saw or heard it first hand, that's fair game. Second hand ends up being gossip, in my view, even when I was quite confident they knew what they were talking about. Even with eyewitness accounts, you have to consider the person's credibility and motives, and also talk to as many other people as you can to make sure they're on the mark. Just about every scene and observation in this book is either backed up with facts or multiple eyewitness accounts.
That is an admirable but very tight standard - perhaps necessary given his line of work - but it leaves us wanting more.
He had once-in-a-lifetime access to people who knew what was going on. He also has decades-long relationships with many of these folks, and as you said, he knows his Michigan subject matter inside and out.
He is not just a reporter stumbling on a new story who has to stay at a disinterested arms-length to keep from making inadvertent false or naive assumptions. I trust him to ferret out noise and here say and gossip. I want him to play that role.
You just know that there is a lot more information that he had to walk away from given his standard. But I would have rather he just told me the information and then made it clear in the cases where it is not confirmed or an eyewitness account, but the information and its source are compelling in his professional judgment. Take it with a grain of salt, but here it is.
Of course, I'm just a fan on the streets and I'm not going to sue him, so maybe I'm asking too much.
But it was one of the things I really liked about the way Brian covered the Brandon ouster and the Harbaugh search. He came right out and told us what he knew, what he didn't know, and what he thought was true given his extensive sources and professional judgment . . . but could not prove. Take it with a grain of salt, but here it is.
It gave us a feel of being part of the editorial process, what his thinking was, and why he said what he said. If he turned out to be wrong about some things, we did not freak out because we knew why he thought them.
It's a unique style that JUB is perhaps a little jealous of (he talks about him and Brian having to approach the story from different perspectives), but it is a perfectly legitimate and effective style for this type of topic.
|14 hours 33 min ago||Very well done.||
Very well done.
I learned a lot, the most revealing thing being that Gary Moeller only made $130,000 a year as the head football coach at Michigan.
Fast forward to now . . . and the last-place finishing coach in the SEC West this year will make $4,000,000.
Man, we live in crazy times.
|17 hours 17 min ago||Just pack a parachute and||
Just pack a parachute and jump out. That's what co-pilots are for.
|18 hours 12 min ago||A bad center can take more||
A bad center can take more points off the board than a good kicker can put on.
|18 hours 19 min ago||Yes. To understand Jim||
Yes. To understand Jim Harbaugh, you only need to undersatnd that he is the world's oldest middle schooler.
All the fun, crazy things middle schoolers do, that is what he does. All the rude, obnoxious things middle schoolers do, he does those as well.
He is pure.
|18 hours 22 min ago||I hope it lasts 4+ years.||
I hope it lasts 4+ years.
|18 hours 22 min ago||Harbaugh was a play away from||
Harbaugh was a play away from the SuperBowl and he became one.
Depends on how much you love the game when you stop playing it.
Maybe Peppers will own a team instead.
|18 hours 26 min ago||I'm glad this was posted.||
I'm glad this was posted.
|18 hours 29 min ago||How many hours is that good||
How many hours is that good for? Any overnights?
|18 hours 31 min ago||Way to represent. Thank you||
Way to represent.
Thank you for your service.
|23 hours 7 min ago||Noteworthy:||
Q: When did Hackett decide to let Hoke go? Was it a decision in the making for a few weeks, or did it truly come down to the wire? What about Schissell letting Brandon go?
A: After Brandon's emails came out, I don't think anyone believed President Schlissel had much choice. By Wednesday night, after the Tuesday 11:15 a.m. emails emerged, it was done.
|23 hours 23 min ago||Brought a tear . . .||
Brought a tear . . .
|23 hours 24 min ago||He may be a coach around||
He may be a coach around these parts someday.
|23 hours 50 min ago||From JUB:I do know Brandon||
I do know Brandon told punter Will Hagerup in December, 2014, that he would have kept Hoke.
/breaks out in cold sweat over what could have happened.