this guy evidently hired to work for AD
|5 hours 49 min 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.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Yep, he did the same at USD - Blue tie affair.||
And at Stanford (red tie affair):
|2 days 7 hours 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?
|2 days 10 hours 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.
|3 days 2 hours ago||And NEXT WEEK!....on "The NFL Insiders"....||
|3 days 2 hours ago||TONIGHT!.... on "The NFL Insiders" .....||
|3 days 2 hours ago||Ludicrous Speed.....GO!||
|3 days 12 hours 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.
|5 days 3 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...
|5 days 10 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.
|5 days 12 hours ago||Interesting how John Harbaugh's candidacy for UM job||
evaporated pretty quickly over the last 7 to 10 days.
|5 days 22 hours 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.
|6 days 2 hours ago||He's not coming||
|1 week 1 day ago||What's better? Brian Kelly's Yosemite Sam or Jim Harbaugh's||
|1 week 1 day 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.
|1 week 3 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.
|1 week 4 days ago||With Roy Tarpley, Gary Grant and Antoine Joubert||
then EMU loses by eleventy billion.
|1 week 4 days ago||This seems about right....||
|1 week 4 days ago||Penguins and cats? I don't like it||
No, that will not work.
|1 week 4 days ago||Uhh....and this is how it ended....||
|1 week 4 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? ;)
|1 week 4 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...
|1 week 4 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?
|1 week 4 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.
|1 week 5 days ago||So this happened....||
|1 week 5 days 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?
|1 week 5 days ago||So you're telling me there's a chance??? YESSSSS!||
|1 week 5 days 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):
|1 week 5 days 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!!!!
|1 week 5 days ago||Stay low Jim...||
|1 week 5 days 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.
|1 week 5 days 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.
|1 week 5 days 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.
|1 week 6 days ago||So glad they are making a||
So glad they are making a comeback. Conservation efforts kick ass man.
|1 week 6 days 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.....
|1 week 6 days ago||I think I'm gonna barf! Ho' Jeeze Margie!||
I think I'm gonna barf! Ho' Jeeze Margie!
|1 week 6 days ago||As for Rappaport, please||
As for Rappaport, please replace football with cinder block. Thank you. Signed everyone.
|1 week 6 days 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.
|1 week 6 days 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.....
|1 week 6 days 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.....
|1 week 6 days 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.
|1 week 6 days ago||Where A-Aron, Jay-quellin at?||
Where A-Aron, Jay-quellin at?
|1 week 6 days ago||No. Because such things are||
No. Because such things are proven to work, make money, make sense and eliminate controversy.
|1 week 6 days 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.
|1 week 6 days 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.
|1 week 6 days 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?
|1 week 6 days 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.
|2 weeks 14 hours 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!
|2 weeks 1 day 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.
|2 weeks 1 day 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.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Is it ok to call him Gerg?||
Is it ok to call him Gerg?
|2 weeks 2 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.
|2 weeks 2 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)
|2 weeks 2 days ago||2001 Article: Urban Meyer picks his BGSU staff (incl. Mullen)|
|2 weeks 2 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.
|2 weeks 2 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.
|2 weeks 2 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.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Also FootballScoop is discredited again||
What a dope.
|2 weeks 2 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.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||HOLY MOTHER OF GOD||
Adios Nebraska option football:
|2 weeks 2 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?
|2 weeks 2 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.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||It's Boba Fett||
I fucking knew it.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||The chest markings are impressive.||
Sort of speckled. Hopefully Wolverines are making a comeback, literally and figuratively.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Wrong! Do it again!||
|2 weeks 2 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."
|2 weeks 2 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.
|2 weeks 3 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?
|2 weeks 3 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.
|2 weeks 3 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).
|2 weeks 3 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.
|2 weeks 3 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.
|2 weeks 3 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.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Yep, Mike "Always Throw Rock" DeBord||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||No search firm required.....||
Hey everybody, it's Calvin O'Neal!!!!