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|8 hours 57 min ago||Why would he hire Wheatley as||
Why would he hire Wheatley as OC when he's never been anything more than a RB coach? Just because he once played for Michigan does not make him qualified.
|16 hours 51 min ago||Thank you for saying this.||
Thank you for saying this. It's unbelievable that people care who makes the uniforms -- especially since it's the school that makes the ultimate call on what it will and won't wear. And at this point, post-Brandon, it seems unlikely the school will venture too far from the traditional looks. As long as the team improves, I'd be happy if Underoos makes the uniforms.
|17 hours 10 min ago||Dude, this was posted||
Dude, this was posted yesterday. Cumong.
|17 hours 14 min ago||Double post delete. Sorry.||
Double post delete. Sorry.
|17 hours 15 min ago||Dantonio, Narduzzi and the||
Dantonio, Narduzzi and the rest of MSU's defensive staff have been together for a long time. By now, presumably, they're all pretty much on the same page. I wouldn't expect a huge dropoff. But here's hoping I'm wrong.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Given Harbaugh's strong||
Given Harbaugh's strong emphasis on tight-ends, you'd think Clark would be thrilled.
|1 day 16 hours ago||I don't believe any coaches||
I don't believe any coaches strictly abide by this purported "honor code." It's totally fine to keep recruiting players who've given verbal commitments elsewhere. Commits are fair game until they sign or say "please stop recruiting me."
|1 day 16 hours ago||Hard to say what our||
Hard to say what our decommits will do. Generally, though, Harbaugh's arrival would no doubt have a sensational impact on this recruiting class. He's one of the true coaching rock stars. He'll pull at least a few big recruits. Also, given his reputation with QBs, don't be surprised if he makes a serious run at one of the most coveted QB recruits -- to go along with Malzone, presumably. (Given that M has no established QBs, I could see Harbaugh taking two this year. Yes, it's a small class. But all coaching changes bring attrition, and this class could easily exceed 16). Four of the top QB prospects -- Rosen, Town, White, Browning -- are from California, where Harbaugh's reputation looms especially large. All four are committed elsewhere. But here's guessing at least one of them would return Harbaugh's calls.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Trade impacts chances in no||
Trade impacts chances in no way. Harbaugh can leave the nfl whenever he wants.
|2 days 17 hours ago||They need to bite the bullet,||
They need to bite the bullet, do the right thing, and blow this team up for draft-picks. Maybe keep Drummond and build around him -- if he's willing to be the anchor of a total rebuild. Which he may not be. Beyond him, they really have a bunch of replaceable and poorly matched parts. Monroe is good but not great. And he doesn't want to be here anyway.
|2 days 17 hours ago||By most accounts, neither of||
By most accounts, neither of those schools wanted him ahead of the guys they ended up hiring.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Yup. And it's not as if||
Yup. And it's not as if Schlissel can control Harbaugh's thoughts and actions. Schlissel acted surely. He put a (hopefully, evidently) competent AD in place. And the AD has ample money to offer Harbaugh. The rest is out of Schlissel's hands. Also, if we're to glean anything from comments made by botth Schissel and Hackett, it's that M has limited its candidate-pool to coaches who haven't taken "short-cuts." That's a bold statement -- especially if they hold true to it. We'll see.
|3 days 17 hours ago||His apology seemed||
His apology seemed unnecessary. M has allowed in athletes with substandard grades. Some of these students have no doubt struggled. The recent graduation rate is great. But M, like so many other schools, has frequently steered students down the ol' General Studies/Kinesiology path. Neither is necessarily bad. But they tend to be the paths of least resistence, academically speaking. I assume a brilliant educator like Schlissel, having reviewed everything, had reason to come to his initial conclusion. He simply thinks M could do better on this front. Which is true. His apology, I'd imagine, was mostly a diplomatic one.
|3 days 18 hours ago||I think he's been terrific so||
I think he's been terrific so far. Speaks the truth. Isn't another drone. Has his priorities straight.
|5 days 16 hours ago||If you're the sort of person||
If you're the sort of person who commands 6-7 million, then you're the sort of person who notices the difference. Nobody gets that salary by accident.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Yeah. Wrong. All impartial||
Yeah. Wrong. All impartial media watchdog organizations deem Fox by far the most inaccurate and biased major news organization. It's not even close. And there are plenty of respectable organizations.
|6 days 11 hours ago||I believe Feldman. I can't||
I believe Feldman. I can't imagine Schlissel was okay with $48 million. And I wouldn't blame him. It's ridiculous.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Well, if we learn that he's||
Well, if we learn that he's strung along his alma mater simply in order to leverage a better NFL deal, there would be reason to feel at least some resentment toward him. Business is business. But, dude, it's your school, man.
|1 week 10 hours ago||Yeah the OP's question||
Yeah the OP's question definitely necessitated its own thread. Because it's so different from all other salary threads.
|1 week 11 hours ago||I want Harbaugh as much as||
I want Harbaugh as much as anyone. But for M to pay that much would not reflect well on the school. It's unseemly. Let Alabama do that.
|1 week 1 day ago||I do love when jocks hold||
I do love when jocks hold press conferences to say they're not going to do something.
|1 week 1 day ago||In terms of overall college||
In terms of overall college experience and quality, I can't imagine going from Michigan to WVU.
|1 week 2 days ago||No, I think that's how||
No, I think that's how readers of this blog will feel. Most outsiders assume Harbaugh is a long-shot. There are plenty of high-caliber candidates out there. If Michigan lands a Miles, Stoops, or Mora, the hire will be generally praised.
|1 week 2 days ago||Michigan doesn't need to||
Michigan doesn't need to "freeze" its few remaining recruits. Hackett said the coach will be hired by the beginning of the year. Recruits won't be doing much in the meantime. And there's no need to make a hasty hire just to satisfy the whims of a few recruits. That would be incredibly short-sighted. Make the best hire, not the fastest. Think long-term.
|1 week 2 days ago||Stoops would definitely be a||
Stoops would definitely be a home-run hire. But I haven't seen any substantial evidence that he's available. A bunch of columnists have suggested that he should go to Michigan. But nobody has indicated that he's among the candidates.
|1 week 2 days ago||Dantonio's actual yearly||
Dantonio's yearly salary isn't actually that high. He made a higher figure last year due to performance bonuses, etc.
|1 week 3 days ago||You're seriously an idiot.||
You're seriously an idiot.
|1 week 5 days ago||I find the whole thing about||
I find the whole thing about Mormon coaches feeling uncomfortable outside of "Mormon" states to be a little presumptuous and false. Yes, I'm sure some Mormons prefer to stick close to "home." But Mormons live all over the place. In fact, doing so is encouraged by their church. So I think non-Mormons jump to conclusions about their desires and priorities. Consider also that Mormon schools/state schools are probably just more likely to hire Mormon coaches. Just saying.
|1 week 5 days ago||Don't you think it would be||
Don't you think it would be odd if M didn't endeavor to cover all its bases and protect itself? It would be pretty reckless to just sit back and assume JH is coming. Relax, dude.
|1 week 5 days ago||It's really simple. Get an||
It's really simple. Get an exciting coach and exciting recruits follow. Happens every time.