|13 hours 20 min ago||Should have filed charges with police the day it happened||
And stayed engaged with law enforcement during the investigation process. There's a lot of support for sexual assault vicims on university campuses and virtually no support for the accused.
But instead of this, no report was made to police nor to university officials. No legitimate admissable evidence was collected to corroborate the claims of sexual assault. And all we're left with today (+12 months later) are the words of the victim.
That's just great.
So now what?
Well, we're promised a "tiger team" of university judicial board members setting up some kind of mock civil-like trial where the lowest standard of proof (preponderance of the evidence) will either save or destroy the accused, a crack crew of CSI-wannabe private investigators attempting to collect statements and evidence years after the crime occured, while university and athletic department officials attempt mental gymnastics to explain to the media about who knew what and when.
What a cluster f.
And no, I don't think it's particularly helpful to the alleged victims in this case to keep comparing every sexual assault allegation to the train-wreck chain of events in the Jameis Winston rape allegation and investigation.
|17 hours 40 min ago||Honestly is this the part||
Honestly is this the part where we are surprised that there are cowards on the Internet? They will say disgusting things that they not dare say to the person's face or in public. They know that they would be later found picking up their teeth with a broken hand, therefore.....Internet! I agree that it's wrong and repugnant. But what do we want to do about it? Teach boys to stop hating girls? Good idea. Maybe we can also teach people to stop killing each other, stealing, lying on mortgage applications and parking in disables spaces. The only thing we can do is protect our identity and stop exposing our private life and opinions on the grid. Many people were very proud of their daughter's accomplishments before the Internet and social media.
|18 hours 8 min ago||This might be the new Michigan helmet award....||
This might be the new Michigan helmet award....
|18 hours 9 min ago||Thank you for the post. Is||
Thank you for the post. Is there some data on FB designed runs under Harbaugh offenses? Hope Michigan finds their Russell Davis, Mike Alstott, Christian Okoye or Owen Schmitt
|18 hours 14 min ago||This just in....there are||
This just in....there are mean people on the Internet. Prepare accordingly. Also, if you are a celebrity, expect mean tweets??? Yes, expect them.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Cal State Fullerton Football loves them some Drevno||
California State-Fullerton is Drevno's alma mater (1989-1990). Hecoached as a GA under the late great head coach Gene Murphy in CSUF's final year. They then shut down the football program. CSUF had some fine football teams in the 80's and 90's.
They're trying to rescuscitate the program again, but it's a long road:
Tim Drevno, Offensive Guard, Cal State Fullerton Titans (1991)
|4 days 16 hours ago||Is Michigan playing the goddamned Yankees or something?||
I swear to God, Business Schools and Marketing professors everywhere, you are failing the world miserably over and over again and in the one task that is your charge. Just stop. Please.
Primum non nocere.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Bobby Bowden was a great football coach||
He was good at Howard and West Virginia programs too.
He only had 1 unsuccessful season (his first at FSU, 5-6 in 1976).
I still think the best thing he did was bring in the spear helmet design and tomahawk helmet awards that made FSU football truly distinctive.
Between 1987 and 2000 there were like 14 straight seasons of 10 wins or more. I mean, by any standard that's fucking ridiculous.
Yet, he had only one undefeated season 1999 when the won the national title and Sugar Bowl.
|4 days 16 hours ago||It didn't help Michigan when Rick Leach||
threw an interception to USC's Ronnie Lott in the first series. Both teams had great defenses. Offensively, Michigan outgained the Trojans 233 yards to 157. USC had only 23 yards passing in the game.
Also, there's an interview with USC's junior quarterback Paul McDonald after the game. He said that he's never been hit so hard in any game before. He's probably referring to Michigan's D all game long including a bone shattering sack by Tom Seabron #91 in the pic above.
The 1977 and 1979 Rose Bowls are big reasons why John Robinson respected Bo and his Michigan football teams so much. They knocked out his star TB (Ricky Bell) in the '77 game. And almost took his QBs head off in the '79 game.
|4 days 17 hours ago||Agreed. It was a horrible call.||
Michigan probably would have scored a TD or a FG and shifted momentum of the game in UM's favor. MIchigan was not only called for holding, but there was an unsportmanlike conduct penalty on Bo for going nuclear DEFCON 4 on the official's lying ass. The call sucked the life out of the Michigan team an bench as they were celebrating the trick play only to have it nullified.
The Wolverines played an inspired third quarter, limiting the Trojans to just 27 yards while scoring the tying touchdown. Michigan scored on their second drive of the quarter as Allen Jefferson scored from two yards out to tie the game at 10.
The game's pivotal play came on a fourth and two from the Michigan 46 with 12:00 left in the contest. On that play, Wolverine punter Chris Stapleton's fake punt gained 24 yards, but a holding penalty and a subsequent unsportsmanlike conduct penalty pushed Michigan back to its own 21 and eliminated the first down. Southern Cal took advantage of Michigan's misfortune, marching 75 yards in 13 plays for the game-winning td.
|4 days 17 hours ago||This is part and parcel of being a Michigan fan||
lots of success followed by inexplicable heartbreak.
I'm not saying Chicago Cubs-like heartbreak, but maybe a little like the Boston Redsox heartbreak.
|4 days 17 hours ago||Das ist nicht in Ordnung Adidas. Was machts Du denn da?||
Do this instead you over-engineering teutonic fools!
1984 Eric Turner
|5 days 13 hours ago||You're right about Harbaugh enjoying the Honeymoon period||
Today most people are still trying to process and register that Harbaugh is finally here at Michigan and that he held his first press conference as HC.
As for Harbaugh's honeymoon, September 3 at Utah (9-4 last eyar) will be here soon enough.
After a long chronology of events spanning 7 years, with both Rodriguez and Hoke, even Jim Harbaugh, as great as he has been at previous stops, is not going to get away with a combination of road game blowouts, poor play calling, horrible clock management, repeatedly placing 10 guys in for special teams play, keeping concussed quarterbacks in the game, great practices but horrible game day execution, and getting blasted off the field by 24 points to MSU.
I don't think Harbaugh will have to "get away with" anything above, because it won't happen. Harbaugh is a more competent, hands-on football coach with NFL experience and intellect, and who has wisely surrounded himself with a superior, proven, high-performing coaching staff. Harbaugh is at a different level than Hoke. This may explain with the perceived hipocritical response to Harbaugh's identical responses to identical questions fired off at Hoke.
I don't hate Brady Hoke like others do here. Hoke could hide his inadequacies of aptitude easier at places like Ball State and SD State. At Michigan, combined with all his bad luck, poor decisions and the dumb moves of his asshole boss, success became impossible for Hoke.
|5 days 15 hours ago||Katie Hnida, PK, Colorado & New Mexico (1999-2004)||
|5 days 15 hours ago||May "Hail & Unite" backfire in the same spectacular fashion||
|5 days 15 hours ago||No wonder we lost the damn game||
Wrong color shoes.
|5 days 15 hours ago||Goddammit! Michigan football teams must wear black shoes.||
I'm sorry, but that's tradition too. And sort of a law.
I don't recall seeing any white shoes before. But I'm pretty sure this is going to royally suck visually.
Thanks Adidas for getting it wrong. Again.
This might be acceptable,
but it looks gray, to which:
GODDAMMIT NO WHITE SHOES AFTER LABOR DAY!!!!!!!!
|5 days 15 hours ago||This person gets it||
You're hired as assistant football equipment manager. Now go kick some asses!
|5 days 18 hours ago||Ffffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!||
|5 days 18 hours ago||Also, roll "It's happening!!" Gif in 3,2,1.......||
Also, roll "It's happening!!" Gif in 3,2,1.......
|5 days 18 hours ago||Getting use to the Harbaugh.||
Getting use to the Harbaugh. Yes, he may be crazy. But it's the good kind.
|6 days 16 hours ago||My favorite Harbaugh reply in that interview:||
A. I'd rather not talk about the scheme and how we're going to do what we're going to do and what we're going to employ or implement. Right now, we're not really answering questions, we're asking them. Where are we at? What is the scheme that fits best for the personnel we have? How can we put the players in the best position to be successful? That's where it starts.
No assumptions. Just gathering data and information for development of a strategic plan.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Something's very wrong with America's marketing grads.||
Or their professors. Or both.
Please read chapters 8: "You fuck up tradition, you fuck up brand." and 9: "Doing nothing is also a valid idea". Test on Thursday.
|1 week 4 hours ago||Next power forward Jackie Moon wrestles bear at halftime.....||
Next power forward Jackie Moon wrestles bear at halftime.....
|1 week 11 hours ago||I think it sucks.||
Just being honest bro.
Maybe instead take your helmet ideas and team up with those guys who want to introduce a new UM fight song?
|1 week 15 hours ago||Great job. Now next item on the agenda....||
Please somebody do something about the piped in sewage by Special K.
|1 week 15 hours ago||Exactly. Filing US tax returns||
requires several important disclosures. Withholding bank account interest income and other sources of income, foreign and domestic, was very unwise 10 or 15 years ago. Doing so today is just begging for a letter of inquiry from the IRS. I think the 2015 IRS has a proverbial roster of Terry Tates who are going to literally suplex people who lie on their returns.
|1 week 15 hours ago||Larry Coker is UTSA's HC. Belly interrrestink....||
Also, UTSA's OC & QB coach is Kevin Brown.
Best of luck Mr. Bellomy.
|1 week 1 day ago||1976 Michigan Wolverines Basketball (away jersey)||
|1 week 3 days ago||Bad choices, but goddamn man.....||
|1 week 3 days ago||Redacted police report here with photos:||
|1 week 3 days ago||The police report from Mlive for those who want a refresh.||
|1 week 3 days ago||And any earnings Frank Clark makes at the NFL level||
will be siphoned away by child support payments. Start your egg timers.
Just another sad example of how we are the sum of our choices, both good and bad.
|1 week 4 days ago||Goddamn. Civilization is||
Goddamn. Civilization is fucked. At least he removed the white sunglasses in order to look really cool.
|1 week 4 days ago||Goddammit Adam and Josh! Stop||
Goddammit Adam and Josh! Stop being stupid. Just stop. It SUCKS!
|1 week 5 days ago||I feel like Brian Cook just scored the game winning touchdown||
in this piece.
He bowled over left guard and blasted the ILB right in the fucking chops.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I just want everyone to fully||
I just want everyone to fully understand that this idea is a fucking disgrace. It must not happen. The end.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||Lots of reasons why people don't or can't go to UofM||
location, affordability, grades and qualifying test scores are certainly effective filters, no question about it. Those that get in really deserve to be there. I'm happy for those who do. It is a highly recognized and excellent place to obtain a quality education in medicine, law, science and business, etc.
But the very idea that everyone else who does not qualify or even go to UofM is somehow a disqualified, average, piece of dirt failure in life seems extraordinary and wrong. To me such extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||I know that.||
My question is, since when is calling a girl "bossy" a problem? It's not a problem. At all.
And, I mean, it's not like there aren't reverse arguments. For example, how about we stop telling boys and men constantly to "Man Up!", as if women can't be told to be accountable and responsible for their actions, decisions, mistakes and failures too?
Telling guys is acceptable and justified. Telling girls this, well that's just misogynistic.
Thing is, nobody cares, so these campaigns are just ineffective.
Secondly, humans are chronically blind to some of the obvious double-standards created by the idea of policing thought crime.
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||This will all blow over once spring practice begins||
so it matters not.
It is done. Mike Weber is a Buckeye. Enough with the speculation and intrigue. Nothing to see here. Best of luck to him.
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||So I have a son with autism||
Yeah I bristle a little when I hear young people and adults throw around the word "retarded" in their daily speech without thinking about. But I understand that it's a useful adjective to describe things that are "effed up" or "not in order" and that it is part of modern US vernacular, and to not attribute that to my son or myself. My son has been called retarded to his face by peers at school and adults. I cannot prevent this from happening. What I can do is teach my son (now 12) how to cope with verbal abuse and name-calling, to develop a strong, positive sense of self, and to defend himself when needed (he's only an orange belt in karate now)
What that means is that I'm not going to go around like some paper poster guilt tripping every person I happen to meet on a plane or at school because of how their words might make me or my family feel. That'd be dumb in my opinion.
I do think that there's a generation of young people really latching on to political correctness, and this campaign seems to align with that tendency. I thought PC would die out, but no it's still pretty much on steroids in the US. The best example of this was, and I can't believe there are marketing executives still employed out there, when they thought "Ban 'Bossy'!" was a valid campaign idea while using extremely successful female entertainers as their case in point affidavits. If a man or a woman is bossy, well, I figure maybe they want to be a boss of something. WTF is wrong with that? Exactly. Nothing.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||In Florida's defense, is this even for real?||
"Florida making to many coaching changes, this is not a game it's my son life!"
Seriously? You don't think your sons and daughters are ever going to get a job and work for a great manager who later leaves and is replaced by a different (perhaps incompetent) manager? You don't think their career might be affected? You don't think acquisitions and RIFs occur that might impact their lives and careers? You think incompetence, economics and poor management don't apply to your kids' experience?
I swear we are actually teaching youngsters NOT to have a grasp of reality and to be ready.
Goddammit, I'm not a physicist, but even I know that the only constant in life is change.
In football, you commit to the university, not the coach(es). Do they not read what ALL LOIs say in the first place?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Is it alright if I call him John O'Maize now?||
John O'Korn fits if he were playing for Nebraska.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Note the "Michigan University" sign.||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Dammit Jim! Brady burned another one. We don't have anymooRRRRe!||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||UCLA is like...||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I like it||
Defensively Michigan looks pretty solid. Lots of upper classmen with talent and experience. The secondary looks like it could be something special with better coaching.
Offensively the two biggest issues are quarterback and offensive line. This is where Harbaugh and Drevno need to work some magic.
Unfortunately on offense there doesn't appear to be any "lights out" playmakers or go-to receivers or backs.
Can't wait to see the new system and better coached performance.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Hmmmmm||
|3 weeks 6 days ago||He'll get to work faster in one of these. No more excuses man.||
|4 weeks 16 hours ago||McRib is back!||
Goddamn you McDonalds
|4 weeks 3 days ago||The video games sales have declined||
Prenuptual (power up) agreements are null and void in mosts states....
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Welp, we'll always have Nebraska 2012||
3 of 16, 38 yards and 3 interceptions. Also 5 carries for 0 yards.
Great that will graduate. Best of luck to him wherever he lands.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Dude, seriously?||
He lost $750 million, major custody of his children, and years of accumulated market goodwill of his own brand. He also recently got his teeth knocked out by a freaking camera.
A better question is how in world he shot as well as 44.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I still like the name of quarterack Jawon Pass, as in:||
"Coach, it's 3rd down and 8 to go. Jawon Pass?"
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Welp||
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Indeed. Goodbye to a great name. That boy was our only hope...||
in 2016, Master? But who coul...ohhhhhh!
Jawon Pass 4*: http://recruiting.scout.com/player/6632776n-jawon-pass
Feleipe Franks 4*: http://recruiting.scout.com/player/6638219n-feleipe-franks
Devon Modster 4*: http://recruiting.scout.com/player/7620734n-devon-modster
Reid Herring 3*: http://recruiting.scout.com/player/7373057n-reid-herring
David Isreal 0*: http://recruiting.scout.com/player/7833948n-david-isreal
Maximus Bortenschlager 0*: http://recruiting.scout.com/player/8030694n-max-bortenschlager
Ozzy Corp 0*: http://recruiting.scout.com/player/8240668n-ozzy-corp
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I'm going to go eeeeee if we use Grim Reaper helmet awards||
For the Michigan defensive players:
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Agree with Brian. Our||
Agree with Brian. Our opponents will be "Harboom'd" by the TEs, Butt and Bunting.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Welp||
|4 weeks 6 days ago||"...and I can't wait to hit the slopes tomor....Oh Dear Lord!"||
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah but what have the Greeks ever done for us?||
2. The idea of a trial by jury of our peers
3. Greek Mythology
4. Tragedy and Comedy
6. The Olympics
7. The concept of the marathon
8. Geometry, philosophy, medicine, science and advanced architecture
9. Spartans..... for me to poop on
10. An alphabet with vowels in it.
|5 weeks 11 hours ago||He should wear No. 8||
Can play QB or TE then.
|5 weeks 16 hours ago||I only know this.||
Those who do not marry will be champions.
Now run as fast as you can, and warn the others.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Like having Paul Jokisch at quarterback, except faster.||
Like having Paul Jokisch at quarterback, except faster.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Best Michigan helmet ever worn||
A punishing runner and blocker. Awesome Wolverine player.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Goddammit! 6-6, 232 lbs? QB||
Jesus Christ, that is one big quarterback.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||LOL, you know what else is weird.||
Apparently, according to his Twitter profile, Gerry Hamilton lives out by Lake Norman, NC, (north of Charlotte). That's a stone's throw from Catawba, NC.
And I had heard that name Catawba, NC before late last week.
But where did I hear it?
It's where Jim Tomsula had his first job as S&C coach and later DL coach (Catawba College).
I don't know. I just found that kinda weird.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Uh, those socks suck||
Just bring back knee-high white socks goddammit. And tape up the shoes.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Okay. Yeah, uh, these guys are 21-22 years old||
They can all vote, drink alcohol in large quantities, open bank accounts, start businesses and die in foreign wars.
I'm not sure they want to be told how to behave in social settings by.....a head football coach.
I get the point about JH's dedication, desire to dole out TLC and potentially chronic control issues, but Christ, these "NFL rookies" aren't teenagers anymore.
I mean at that age, who's accountable? Jim Harbaugh or the rookie NFL football player? The correct answer is the rookie.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I loved Olbermann's piece on Penn State||
The majority of their fans really are 100% clueless. For them, it is indeed all about the wins. Well done by Olbermann.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Tomsula says "No shit Pat"||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||No shit Pat?||
|6 weeks 13 hours ago||David Brandon and Jed York||
should compare notes. Seriously. Tomsula is a Brady Hoke clone
Welp, At least Brandon didn't rebuild Michigan Stadium down in Monroe, MI and call it the new home stadium.
The 49ers are going down under Tomsula. That Levi's stadium is going to be filled with crickets the next 2 to 3 years.
Also, they should just change the name to the San Jose 49ers because come on:
|6 weeks 14 hours ago||Jimmy Johnson's hate of Michigan and Harbaugh understandable||
September 8, 1984 at Michigan
Miami (2-0) had just beaten No. 1 ranked Auburn and No. 17 Florida in successive weeks on the road.
Miami was ranked No. 1 in both polls, playing at No. 14 Michigan (0-0) and their untested sophomore QB Jim Harbaugh.
Result: MICHIGAN 22, Miami 14
Johnson's '84 Hurricanes never recovered. Finished the season 7-5, losing by a butthair to UCLA in the Fiesta Bowl.
Johnson's team was destroyed by rival FSU 3-38 in the Orange Bowl (home stadium for Miami). Hurricanes then proceeded to lose their last three games by a total of 6 points.
But it was the loss at Michigan that brought reality crashing down on Jimmy Johnson in his first year, one year after Schnellenberger had the Canes at 11-1 and national champions.
So digging at Michigan and Harbaugh is completely understandable.
The same thing almost happened again in 1988 when Michigan led Miami 30-14 at one point, endangering another No. 1 ranking for the Hurricanes. But Johnson escaped Ann Arbor with a 31-30 win on a Carlos Huerta FG.
Yeah, he hates Michigan and Ann Arbor in general, and for good reasons.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Aw this is one of those "When you see it you will shit bricks!"||
Aw this is one of those "When you see it you will shit bricks!"
|7 weeks 14 hours ago||"The Harbaughs? Yeah, I've worked with 'em before"||
|7 weeks 14 hours ago||The "Wheatley Experience" probably affected Mr. Jackson.||
The last three Michigan running backs coaches were
Tirrell Burton, 1970-1991
Fred Jackson, 1991-2014
Tyrone Wheatley, 2015 - ?
Tyrone Wheatley was a freshman tailback in 1991 during Tirrell Burton's final year at Michigan. He did not redshirt despite being third on the depth chart behind top-recruited tailback Ricky Powers, Jesse Johnson.
So Wheatley went through a RB coaching transition himself, and is probably one of the reasons Fred Jackson developed his reknowned eloquence about RB speed. Wheatley was one of the first and obviously most talented tailbacks that Fred Jackson had ever coached. At that time Tyrone Wheatley was the first tailback Fred Jackson was associated with who gained 1,000+ yards. As Co-OC at Wisconsin under Dave McClain in 1985, junior tailback Larry Emery gained 1,000+ yards rushing. Corey Harris at Vandy rushed for 1,000+yards in 1991, but Jackson was a QB coach that year. Other than that, bumpkis in coaching stints at Purdue under Texas Longhorns-exile, retread, and pro set-to-option transitioner, Fred Akers.
Michigan has always had some great running backs, but few were "home run" hitters like Tyrone Wheatley was on kickoffs, punt returns and 38 bellies.
Either way the "Wheatley Experience", including three straight 1,100+ yard rushing seasons and 44 TDs, must have been embossed on Fred Jackson's brain and never wore off. It probably explains the extent of his RB hyperbole uttered afterward.
|7 weeks 15 hours ago||Freaking Fred Jackson.....that dude can roll man.||
Somebody really, really liked tailback Fred Jackson of the Bills. That dude got a lot of touches. Led the team in rushing attempts, rushing yards and receptions (66) and finished 3rd on team in receiving yards.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Fuckin A man! Cork at 100||
Fuckin A man! Cork at 100 m/s? It ricocheted and hit the fucking sliding glass doors! Damn you sir.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||RIP Roy. Condolences to his||
RIP Roy. Condolences to his family. This news makes me sad. What an amazing talent.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Would be cool to compare to MSU, Ohio, PSU and NDame||
Just to see where we stand comparatively. Difficult to quantify such metrics, I know. Or maybe not so difficult anymore?
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Workhorse fullback and tailback||
Michigan led the nation in rushing and scoring in 1976.
Lytle finished 3rd in the Heisman voting behind Ricky Bell (USC) and Tony Dorsett (Pitt, winner).
If you get a chance, check out this blog about him. Riveting stuff:
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Marshall in the real deal||
Hope Michigan gets him:
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Greatest Michigan football helmet ever worn.||
"Many Bucknuts were crushed on that day I can tell you..."
|7 weeks 4 days ago||"Estas todavia en Ohio conmigo?"||
5 year old saying in Spanish: "Are you still mad at me?" (en Ohio = enojado)
|7 weeks 4 days ago||"Estas todavia en Ohio conmigo?"||
5 year old saying in Spanish: "Are you still mad at me?" (en Ohio = enojado)
|7 weeks 4 days ago||LSU CB Greg Jackson wearing the "whites" (Tiger home jerseys)||
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Rich Gannon has another thing in common with Harbaugh||
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Now watch them go 12-0. You||
Now watch them go 12-0. You know exactly what I mean. And we'll all be like "Goddammit!" And "WTF man?".
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Harbaugh's mechanical arm made it back....Shop smart.....||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Urbz must have been pissed||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Knee-high white socks and taped black shoes||
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Same Lane Kiffin that had Morgan Trent eating USC WR||
butt cracks throughout a 32-18 Rose Bowl loss in 2006 (Jan 1, 2007).
Oh the memories. It's ok, we can laugh about it now.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Drevno is a proven OL coach at college at NFL levels||
Michigan OL should improve under Drevno, as players did at USD, Stanford and the 49ers.
He's also a West Coast native, so Drevno can help Michigan with California recruiting (not that Harbaugh wouldn't be a slam dunk recruiter out West too).Long tenure and strong working chemistry with Harbaugh as what needs to be built/constructed for the final product. In my view Drevno is as solid as you would want for an OL coach.
I think Morton is in a similar mold. Harbaugh liked what he did with the 49ers. Morton was an OC for Pete Carroll at USC after Sarkisian took the Washington job, but was not particularly great as an OC (9-4 overall, 5-4 in PAC10) that year, including a 21-55 drubbing to Harbaugh's Stanford Cardinal. Morton's best work has been in the NFL as 49ers WR coach with dudes like Boldin, Crabtree, etc.
I guess landing Morton would mean no Soup Campbell.
Campbell was a DB/WR at Michigan and then WR coach for many years at Iowa. Also Campbell and Harbaugh were teammates, so there's that.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Magary nails it||
Jed York just doesn't know what the fuck he is doing.
I'm sure many might disagree, or take offense, but this comment to the article resonated with me.
I'm not saying the Bay Area deserves a decade plus of sports misery, but goddammit if they haven't been asking for just that by the baseball and football team mgmt decisions. Even the goddamned Sharks are talented as fuck, will make the playoffs, but finish as epic choke artists.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||As a huge Evil Dead fan, I'm a little surprised||
that we haven't better exploited Jim Harbaugh's likeness with Bruce Campbell (Ash), especially with titles like "Hail to the King", etc.
Harbaugh has the square jaw, hairline, everyting man.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I wish I were an MGOLawyer just for the pleasure of sending an||
MGOCease and MGODesist letter to an asshat like Colin Cowherd at ESPN regarding infringement of Seth's creative work.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||It's happening??? Yep, it's happening.||
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I am the Walrus! I am the Walrus! I am the Walrus!||
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Harbaugh is eastbound.....||
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I didn't really need more reasons to hate the NFL with a passion||
I mean, we already have horseshit tax exempt status, predictable "run-run-pass-punt" play call progressions , lame TV graphics, idiots veiled as football analysts (there's no othe way to explain Randy Cross and Chris Collinsworth), sissy sliding quarterbacks, and fuckin' uniformz.
So yeah, why not? Let's just add "NFL insiders" to the now heaping nutty brown pile of bullshit that is NFL football.
Merry Fucking Christmas NFL!
|10 weeks 2 days ago||No way. Jek Porkins survived the Death Star battle||
Years later, in a galaxy far, far away....He's smoking a goddamned pipe and working with the UM regents to get Harbaugh to Ann Arbor.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Yep, he did the same at USD - Blue tie affair.||
And at Stanford (red tie affair):
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Well, Adam...you're certain right about "resurrection project"||
Say what you want about Michigan football's bathing in a lake of fire.........but the Oakland Raiders?
Piles of NFL dough and Harbaugh's competitive nature? That's it?
This is the same NFL team that has a consistent track record for imbibing new coaches, grinding them down into a chymey bolus, and then spitting them out after 2 or 3 years.
Can't ruled it out, but why put yourself and your family through that kind of horseshit, when you can be a living legend much easier in Ann Arbor?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I'm still in the camp that says "he's probably not coming".||
I don't know what Jim Harbaugh really wants to do. Others might. I don't.
A. Stay in the NFL and win a Super Bowl ring or two or three?
B. Lead the Michigan Wolverines to BIG10 titles and the Final 4 on a regular basis while planting a fucking orchard of a UM coaching tree?
I do know this: At 50 years old, what a lucky bastard he is to be living a life where these two opportunities are real and lie right before him for the choosing. All he has to do is say "YES" to one or the other.
He's done well for himself. Very well.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||And NEXT WEEK!....on "The NFL Insiders"....||
|10 weeks 5 days ago||TONIGHT!.... on "The NFL Insiders" .....||
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Ludicrous Speed.....GO!||
|10 weeks 5 days ago||These are possibilities||
but then if you repeatedly see these ideas overruled by your boss, followed by spectactular train-wreck-like failure of the campaigns, followed by a thoroughly disgusted fan base - one that probably was supersaturated with goodwill in the first place dating back to the Don Canham days, then why would you want that on your resume if you can't influence change? Why be remotely associated with that failure? Yes, its the Univ. of Michigan and David Brandon, but there are a lot of great marketing jobs out there that involve building and enhancing brands, not alienating the loyal "customer base" and implementing obvious bad ideas.
Also, it's really more simple than any of that. The reactions above largely stem from his choice of words for the University of Michigan brand and Denard Robinson. This was really unfortunate, and seemingly in alignment with the perception that Lochdogg was rather dismissive of UM athletes in general, and surprisingly unaware (for a marketing professional) about the value and promise of the rest of the Univ. of MIchigan ecosystem (fans, players, alumni, tradition). Great marketing also involves knowing what not to say and what not to do, and letting awesome, genuine things remain awesome and genuine.
|11 weeks 7 hours ago||Don't forget the desk and||
Don't forget the desk and credenza of rich mahogany. Also an office drinking fountain with Gatorade...
|11 weeks 13 hours ago||I don't buy it||
The problems with Michigan QB play has many complicating factors:
Except for QB youth, most of these issues go away next year when and if Harbaugh comes in.
I have my strong doubts whether he does come.
But if he does, then Michigan's QB position will for the first time since Rod Smith, be in very, very good hands, despite player youth.
Morris, Speight and Malzone will likely be UM's options at QB in 2015.
It's not ideal, but no way is it 2008 bad.
|11 weeks 15 hours ago||Interesting how John Harbaugh's candidacy for UM job||
evaporated pretty quickly over the last 7 to 10 days.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Dude, same happened to me in||
Dude, same happened to me in early 2013. Get well and be careful. Ruptured appendix can lead to other things like abdominal abscesses, hospitalization and drain tubes out of your effing gut, which sucks even more. Take care. And Stay thirsty my friend.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||He's not coming||
|11 weeks 3 days ago||What's better? Brian Kelly's Yosemite Sam or Jim Harbaugh's||
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Whenever I see that Denard and Roundtree gif||
I think about the great memories those guys must have from the University of Michigan, from being on the football team. And some awesome touchdown connections vs. Notre Dame in both Ann Arbor and South Bend.
A brilliant light. And then men move on to shine elsewhere.
Time for some new lights to shine.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed||
I really like Herman.
He's my No. 2 behind Harbaugh, because if Michigan is going through another painful transition anyway, then it might as well get a young guy who's really competent on the X's and O's and a kick ass recruiter.
Herman's best QB was Chase Clement at Rice, especially the jump in performance in 2007 and 2008, when Herman was OC/QB coach:
As for rushing, about 10 attemps a game for Clement. Not a lot but enough to keep opposing defenses honest, which is what you want.
FWIW Chase Clement was 6'-0" and 215 lbs. Malzone is 6'-1" and 203 lbs and not a statue.
Lastly, this whole pro-set vs. spread philosphy argument is interesting, but getting kind of tiresome.
It's the one thing I'm actually not looking forward too with Harbaugh. But even Harbaugh's Stanford Cardinal ran some zone read out of the shotgun.
When Bo came to Michigan he brought with him the FullHouse T backfield and Power I sets (also 3 back) and not a whole lot of passing. Michigan football emulated its enemy Ohio, the most successful Big Ten team in the 1960s (51 wins, only 14 losses) in almost every aspect of the game (offense, defense, punting, fullbacks).
So with this, I mean, don't look now but Urban freaking Meyer is 24-1 vs. Big Ten opponents in 3 years doing one thing: Spread and shred. Twenty-four and one.
Even venerated Woody Hayes, who hated passing with a passion, had 10 Big Ten losses in his first 3 years as HC.
Hayes and Schembechler both embraced the option series that was sweeping the nation thanks to Emory Bellard, Darryl Royal, Bill Yeoman and Mal Moore, and Ohio and Michigan decimated opponents with it, with mobile QBs and their big OLs.
So I just don't understand the traditionalist Pro-Setters at all in the context of Michigan football, other than recency bias.
Bo had more wins than Mo and Lloyd combined by 1986. Michigan didn't run a pro-set that year either, and Harbaugh was the freaking QB.
It seems to me that if anything Michigan football ought to look at what Ohio has been doing offensively and just copy that. It's not original, but it's also not that hard. And FWIW, JT Barrett, spread option quarterback, just threw for 2,800+ yards and 34 fucking touchdowns as a true freshman. So would we really care how a Michigan QB achieved that? I think not.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||With Roy Tarpley, Gary Grant and Antoine Joubert||
then EMU loses by eleventy billion.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||This seems about right....||
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Penguins and cats? I don't like it||
No, that will not work.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Uhh....and this is how it ended....||
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Ugh and now there is Brian||
Ugh and now there is Brian Hoyer...sheesh! Maybe Browns fans should sit the next few plays out? ;)
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Summary: after earlier||
Summary: after earlier discounting the gravity of "Michigan Man", Hackett makes a direct bee line for two former Michigan players...
|11 weeks 6 days ago||How many men would love to have Bacon as a surname, Honestly?||
How many men would love to have Bacon as a surname, Honestly?
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Also with Harbaugh commences||
Also with Harbaugh commences Return of the Fullback starring Joe Kerridge, Sione Houma, Wyatt Shallman and Khalid Hill. Rated PG for punishing gargantuans.
|12 weeks 8 hours ago||So this happened....||
|12 weeks 11 hours ago||Easy to get annoyed with the GBW attitude and info teases||
Sam and Tom both do this equally.
They would obviously have a lot more information (about recruiting, coaching changes in the past or no info at all, but then claim they couldn't say more at risk of undermining their sources.
So of course even paying subscribers wait like every body else. Or they would let a little info trickle out, or use some cryptic language they thought was cute, but was just hokey (NTH) and dumb. And then they'd joke about how funny that all was, but that they really couldn't say any more at the time for things that weren't really that substantial, like walk-on getting a scholarship. Just annoying as fuck after a while.
I understand this all now, but I didn't back then.
It's really the only and obvious business model when you have nothing else meaningful to sell.
When I got to annoyed, I decided to make a contrarian comment that got me banned from making comments at GBW. I did not ask to be reinstated because WTF and why?
|12 weeks 12 hours ago||So you're telling me there's a chance??? YESSSSS!||
|12 weeks 12 hours ago||UCLA football was a train wreck before Mora arrived in 2012||
The fact that Mora has gone 9-5, 10-3 and 9-3 at UCLA is nothing short of fucking insane.
Bruins were coached for 20 years by Terry Donahue with 5 PAC-10 titles. Before that they had Dick Vermeil for 2 years only and before that it was Pepper Rodgers.
After Donahue flamed out her career in 1995, UCLA football has been pretty much your case study in mediocrity followed by failure. The Bob Toledo 1997 and 1998 seasons are the only major highlights.
Bob Toledo (49-32) - 2 PAC 10 titles
Karl Dorrell (35-27) - no PAC 10 titles
Rick Neuheisel (UCLA's own Rose Bowl QB "Come Home") (21-29) - no PAC-10 titles
You have to understand the shear futility that has been UCLA football in order to appreciate what Jim Mora has achieved here.
Not even Terry Donahue managed to rack up three straight back-to-back seasons of 9+ wins at UCLA.
That's fucking ridiculous.
Jim Mora, LB Washington under Don James (former UM assistant under Bo):
|12 weeks 15 hours ago||No way Harbaugh goes and works for Mr. O'Rourke dude||
I mean, come on!
Reminds me of the Twilight Zone episode "A Nice Place to Visit".
Don't read the contract Jim!!!
It's written in blood!!!!
|12 weeks 16 hours ago||Stay low Jim...||
|12 weeks 16 hours ago||I just feel happy that Kirk Ferentz (59) is not on the radar||
Meanwhile, the Iowa AD is backing Ferentz 100%.
It's weird, but nepotism and the "comfortable hire" with "who you know" so often comes to bites you in the ass.
1983 Iowa Staff: Bill Snyder (KSU), Del Miller (KSU), Kirk Ferentz (Iowa), Hayden Fry, also Barry Alvarez (Wisconsin), Dan McCarney (Iowa State), Bobby Stoops (Oklahoma).
Ferentz is 115-84 at Iowa (.577) after 16 years as HC.
|12 weeks 16 hours ago||I feel bad for their fans||
Honestly, I don't know how Oregon State can look at what happened at Michigan the last 4 years and say "oh yeah, that's the guy for our program" unless they want a coach with stratospheric level values but diminishing wins.
With Riley, Oregon State got a former OC/QB coach from USC, with x's and o's competence and a knack for developing talented players. Riley had a clue of what he was doing.
Hoke is a great recruiter, and DL coach, but that's about it. Everything else he left to his assistants, which can be good, but at UM this didn't help Hoke. Hoke was at SDSU for two years (13-12). He's 78-70 all-time. Wake up and see this for what it is - a C-grade hire. And they know it.
Oregon State should be going after Beau Baldwin.
|12 weeks 19 hours ago||Wing-t is completely||
Wing-t is completely different. Georgia Tech does not run this. I don't know what teams actually do. The last one I knew of was Delaware under Tubby Raymond. Wing T had three backs, a fullback, tailback and a wingback who is frequently a receiver type but can run the ball on counters and reverses etc. the Flexbone is a Ken Hatfield derivative of Emory Bellards wishbone.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||So glad they are making a||
So glad they are making a comeback. Conservation efforts kick ass man.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Uh..I don't think you get it.||
Uh..I don't think you get it. Oakland is 1-11 and arguably one of the worst NFL teams ever. Not good. Harbaugh has lost the team man.....
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I think I'm gonna barf! Ho' Jeeze Margie!||
I think I'm gonna barf! Ho' Jeeze Margie!
|12 weeks 1 day ago||As for Rappaport, please||
As for Rappaport, please replace football with cinder block. Thank you. Signed everyone.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||In times like these I wish||
In times like these I wish Mike Barwis would ride in here on a Clydesdale with little hummingbird wings, wearing industrial sized steel-toed boots to just kick all of our asses all the way into next weekend. But that won't happen, so fuckin F5 again.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Operative phrase is "Michigan||
Operative phrase is "Michigan left". Welp, on to Plan B amirite? Commence crash initiation procedure and prepare for board meltdown on my mark....3......2.....
|12 weeks 1 day ago||And he will blow it off, just||
And he will blow it off, just as he did about the question that he would be coaching Oakland next year.....
|12 weeks 1 day ago||These threads do read like a||
These threads do read like a bunch of teenage girls who are in love with Dreamy Jake Ryan, and he's...LIKE...definitely coming to your birthday party with a cake. I'm a teenage girl right now too, but I'm just saying, all this HE WILL COME is getting more than a little creepy and Veruca Salt-y.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Where A-Aron, Jay-quellin at?||
Where A-Aron, Jay-quellin at?
|12 weeks 1 day ago||No. Because such things are||
No. Because such things are proven to work, make money, make sense and eliminate controversy.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||It's horse shit information||
It's horse shit information used to sell other shit. That's it. Harbaugh isn't coming until there is legitimate and substantiated info that he is. Everything else, and I mean everything else, is some idiot sprinkling tea leaves upon horse dug, smiling and dancing. We are better off ignoring it. Now go out there and enjoy your Sunday.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||That's the wacky tabacky and||
That's the wacky tabacky and space cakes talking. Eat another one of those special donuts. Taste the rainbow.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Harbaugh is not coming IMO.||
Harbaugh is not coming IMO. The proof that he is coming is shoddy at best. Last week Stephen A. Smith said Harbaugh is staying in the NFL too and not going to Michigan, because NFL is so awesome and why leave? Bayless didn't disagree. I think we will know more this next week but I recommend people prepare mentally for the worst. Also, Ohio just won an outright title last night. What is the nxt foot to drop?
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Sam Webb is like Colin||
Sam Webb is like Colin Cowherd. Need clicks. Need money. Plz give money? Anyone under the delusion that there is insider info or substance is precisely that, delusional. And fuck carrots.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||We are here for you Ace, and||
We are here for you Ace, and await your prompt return at full power and 100% health. Take care, get well soon, and kick whatever this is through the uprights Aaaahhhhhh!
|12 weeks 3 days ago||LOL Welp, credulous Michigan fans get pwned||
It's funny. Of course, until someone gets hurt.
The next Bellicheck presser is gonna be priceless.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||"coaching fiasco 2014" or "coaching triumph 2014"?||
noun, noun: fiasco; plural noun: fiascos
definition: a thing that is a complete failure, especially in a ludicrous or humiliating way.
I guess it is a "fiasco" for Michigan in the sense that firing Brady Hoke became self-evident and necessary, and a huge contingent of UM fans, media and alumni supported the guy, and are now "humiliated" by being so wrong about Hoke's coaching ability and W-L performance.
At the same time, if Michigan lands a top prospect like Harbaugh, Miles or Mullen, I'm not convinced "fiasco" applies as much this time.
The good news:
We'll soon see because there's plenty of time on the clock for this to be a real "coaching fiasco" (again) or a "coaching triumph".
It's still hiliarious that there was a time when Brady Hoke AND Kirk Ferentz were on the radar for the Michigan job.
It's OK. We can all laugh about it now.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Is it ok to call him Gerg?||
Is it ok to call him Gerg?
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, and Rodriguez just won COY at Arizona||
probably the first of many awards and conference titles to come.
Blows the hole hillbilly prejudices out of the water. Nick Saban is a Billy Bob Thornton look alike.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Probably worth mentioning the Mullen was a QB coach||
under ND Offensive Coordinator Kevin Rogers (1999-2000), not just a "GA". See Toledo Blade article above.
1999 (5-7) ND QB was Jarious Jackson who broke J. Theismann throwing yardage records despite Bob Davie/Kevin Rogers running an option style offense.
2000 (9-3) ND backup QB Matt LoVecchio (later Hoosier in 2003 under "Gorgeous" Al Borges)
|12 weeks 4 days ago||2001 Article: Urban Meyer picks his BGSU staff (incl. Mullen)|
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Cowturd is paid to "entertain", not inform.||
He said it himself, which automatically means he cannot be trusted.
He also never discloses who he is attempting to entertain.
Michigan fans? Come on.
Cowturd prefers to entertain the larger audience that hates Michigan football and revels in Michigan Schadenfreude.
And what is he doing exactly? He's "not-yet-but-maybe-sometime-this-weekend" floating some horseshit name out there.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||It would be hilarious if they hired Bob Stitt and Hoke as DC||
I'm think Hoke might head back out to Corvallis, as he coached DL there before under Jerry Pettibone.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Lot of chatter about Scott Frost coming to Lincoln as OC||
Not sure that would ever happen, but holy shit if it did.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Also FootballScoop is discredited again||
What a dope.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||This leaves Tom Herman, Dan Mullen, Scott Frost, Jim Harbaugh||
and John Harbaugh left over.
Get used to a lot of this Nebraska:
Mike Riley is not Bill Callahan, but he's definitely not Tom Osborne either.
Also, say goodbye to option football over the next 3 to 5 years.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||HOLY MOTHER OF GOD||
Adios Nebraska option football:
|12 weeks 4 days ago||LOL "The Lloyd Faction"||
Gee, by "Lloyd Faction" do you really mean the "Rudyard Kipling Fan Club" of 3 people who accidentally set their books and bifocals down long enough to form a tactical unit to sabotage the UM coaching search so that Hackett would have no choice but contract Mike DeBord or Ron English?
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Comparing the two is not really fair at this point, but||
Urban Meyer has been way more successful coaching at college level (and Division I) than Harbaugh.
Bowling Green (2 years, 17-6)
Utah (2 years, 22-2)
Florida (6 years, 65-16)
Ohio State (3 years, 35-3)
Meyer (139-26, 0.8424) just wins football games.
Harbaugh is 58-27 in college (USD, Stanford) and 43-16-1 in the NFL (101-43-1), .6965
In coaching performance, Meyer blows Harbaugh's doors off, so "OSU getting Meyer" > "If Michigan gets Harbaugh", IMO. I don't remember Ohio's second choice from Meyer, but it was probably a major drop off in chutzpah and performance.
My other opinion is that this question is moot, as I do not believe Harbaugh is coming to Michigan.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||It's Boba Fett||
I fucking knew it.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||The chest markings are impressive.||
Sort of speckled. Hopefully Wolverines are making a comeback, literally and figuratively.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Wrong! Do it again!||
|12 weeks 4 days ago||"You can't judge the success||
"You can't judge the success or failure of a search firm without knowing the other candidates that were presented to the client. They don't force the client to make the decision. The fact that this firm has so many high profile clients is rather impressive."
|12 weeks 4 days ago||LOL this thread. Obviously a||
LOL this thread. Obviously a lot people don't comprehend what "50-50" means and have failed to prepare accordingly. It could be worse you guys! We could be hiring McElwain, or be locked in on....wait for it....Bret Bielema. My uninformed and edu-ma-cated guess is this: it's the wife. Never underestimate the wife in such decisions. Many men choose misery over happiness and dreams. This happens every goddamned day. You can watch this event on your own. Just take 10 minutes and go to any shopping mall with a jewelry store. "Every gift begins with Kay!" Nobody is warning these guys.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||WTF you mean by "permanent AD job"?||
It would be a great outcome for Michigan to land Jim Harbaugh.
After David Brand-ON, maybe we should just cool it with any "AD for life" ideas?
|12 weeks 5 days ago||It's the least the 49ers organization could do||
They owe the University of Michigan a huge favor for Walt Downing, Bubba Paris and Dwight Hicks, not to mention owing the entire world of television viewers a massive apology for unleashing Randy Cross on us all as a "football analyst". Good God.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||WTF Nebraska??????||
Tom Herman (Ohio St. OC) is the logical choice for the HC of Huskers. Or Scott Frost (Oregon OC). A very strong third choice, though older, has to be Craig Bohl (Wyoming).
Bielema is a bad choice. Bielema just went 3-9 and 6-6 at Arkansas. Good Christ, if you're zeroing in on Bielema then you might as well bring back Frank Solich (Ohio HC).
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Lou Holtz left the NY Jets to coach Arkansas in 1977||
Of course he left Joe Namath and the Jets 3-10 in 1976.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Defense is the only think 49ers have going for them now||
4th in the NFL in total defense.
Offensively their QB play has been substandard since the bye week.
They are ranked 22nd in the league now in total offense (32 teams). Not good nor what you would expect from an NFL team by December. Their last two games are at home, which probably helps.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||This is going to take a while||
The 49ers are going to demolish the Oakland Raiders (1-11) this weekend. They'll be 8-5 then.
Then Harbaugh's team has to run the gauntlet vs. some pretty fine NFL teams like Seattle (8-4), San Diego (8-4) and Arizona (9-3). I would not be surprised to see the 49ers lose all of these games and finish 8-8. It sort of depends to the extent Harbaugh has "lost the team" and whether any of his injured stars can return to the line-up.
If the 49ers do indeed go down a predictable slide between December 14 and December 28 weekends, the pressure is going to be ratcheted up big time re: Harbaugh disclosing his future intentions. Of course he's also a pro at not answering questions at press conferences.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Yep, Mike "Always Throw Rock" DeBord||
|12 weeks 6 days ago||No search firm required.....||
Hey everybody, it's Calvin O'Neal!!!!