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- The school president cares not for your ball-throwy games
- The AD is inept, except at collecting money, which is about to change
- There are major cultural issues with the athletic department
- The new coach would need complete autonomy to do what needs to be done, he won't have it
|1 day 6 hours ago||Disagree||
I respectfully disagree with your last paragraph. Who, exactly, was Michigan going to bring in and right the ship? And let's be perfectly honest here, after that 5-7 shit show the last coaching staff put up, plus the attrition in the offseason (which would have been horrendous), 3-4 wins this year was a distinct possibility.
I believe there was no other hire, no other person who could possibly repair the damage to the brand immediately the way Harbaugh has. Hire lesser coaches for what? 1-3 million less who would need another 3-4 years to implement their "brand" of football? The fanbase was truly at the breaking point. Very few people were ready to stomach another rebuilding process. Just look at the attendance from last year and cut it in half and you'd have this year had they hired anyone else. The new coach would have had to rebuild the fanbase, not just the team.
Kids growing up now, and ones who will be recruits in a few years have never seen what most of us grew up loving. The brand means nothing to them because they've seen one good team...maybe two since they were born. A decade of irrelevance.
Had they gone for a smaller hire, the revenue streams may have been irevocably broken with any other hire while Michigan would have been set to rebuild again. Living in San Diego, I remember when I used to be able to walk into any sports store and buy Michigan gear. Now? You can't find it anywhere.
Harbaugh is worth whatever they're paying him and probably much more. For what he will and is bringing back to Michigan from a purely economic standpoint. Asses in the seats, merc sales, eyeballs to the television sets, and alumni pride (and donations).
|4 days 4 hours ago||Um....||
What the hell is that guy smoking?
The same BYU squad that's averaging 30+ points per game (if you throw out Michigan) and against the toughest schedule in Div 1? What a strange post.
|5 days 15 hours ago||That seems awful high||
I'm not sure if anyone else has noticed but Stanford has been blowing the doors off of their opponents since the Northwestern loss. That NW defense is absolutely legit and being on the road won't affect them at all imo. UM's kicker is also suspect while NW's is pretty good.
I would give Michigan a 3 point edge at home but that's about it. It's going to be close.
|1 week 2 days ago||But||
I understand the frustration with the earlier game time but given the potential weather conditions being forecast, it makes sense to me.
We're not talking about the potential for rain, we're talking about the potential for rain/lightning bands to start hitting the area that night. While the chance is remote, I would hate for the game to get cut short because of lightning.
|1 week 4 days ago||I want||
I want to believe the way you believe. I'm just not there yet.
Rudock had a great first half and managed the clock murder in the second. But before I go nuts and say OMG 10-2!!! I'd like to see him string together a few more games like that.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||My favs||
Ip man - 2008
Ip man 2 - 2010
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Michigan Tuition||
My last year at Michigan was $29,400 and that was in 1996. How expensive is it these days?
edit: I should clarify that included room & board.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks For the Memories||
Carson has been and will probably always be the gold standard in late night. Letterman was always charming in a kind of "also ran" kind of way. Clearly a number two, but he did quite well for himself after Carson retired.
I could probably count on one hand the number of times I found his top ten list funny. But his guest interviews were good and sometimes great. I also liked his band. His comedy wasn't for everyone, but he entertained a hell of a lot of people.
I wish him the best and I'm sure we'll see him on the late night circuit doing interviews and whatnot.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Well||
Other than having no basis in reality whatsoever. The parable works incredibly well.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Wow...||
Does Canham really need that much work? I'm sure it could use some love but holy shit. To think we used to lift weights in the basement and do drylands on the concourse. That S&C center is just absurd.
Kids are so spoiled these days.
That being said If they approve that Canham renovation I may have to travel back just to see it when it's done. It does look amazing on paper.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||This||
A thousand times this. Get out there, meet people, network, start your company or fund whatever bright guy/idea shop you are interested in. The most powerful relationships I have in business all came after school, not during.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Iowa City||
I remember swimming at the old IC field house and immediately thought....they are holding the B10 champs THERE!?!?
They must have finished the renovations. Still not as nice as Canham though. :)
|38 weeks 5 hours ago||Meanwhile||
In State College Tonight:
|38 weeks 12 hours ago||PennLive||
Tells you everything you need to know about Penn State and it's culture of pedophile enabling alums and fans.
Fuck all of them.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks for posting OP||
"Most of the Blue Devils didn't own a tie. Even those who did didn't have anyone at home to show them how to tie it. Some of the guys' dads came to games to cheer and brag about their boys. But of the 49 players, only eight had full-time fathers."
God that is just so unbelievably sad.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||Didn't See This Mentioned||
But what makes it so remarkable is he is doing behind the worst OL in the NFL
|49 weeks 6 days ago||Mack Brown||
Just said the stupidest fucking thing I've ever heard. The pressure is on MSU!?
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Who cares||
I can't even enjoy their loss because Winston is such a shitbag. The term insufferable comes to mind.
|1 year 1 week ago||Facts||
Arizona prior to RR : 4-8
1st Year: 8-5 + win over #10 USC
2nd Year: 8-5 + win over #5 Oregon
3rd Year: 5-0 + win over #2 Oregon
Sure looks like he is primed for three consecutive seasons better than Hoke's.
Funny how he's been able to replicate his success everywhere he's been EXCEPT HERE.
|1 year 1 week ago||Agree 100%||
Post of the Year
|1 year 1 week ago||Kickstarter||
Get it on kickstarter and I will be your first funder.
edit: I'm not kidding
|1 year 1 week ago||The Shane Morris episode was||
The Shane Morris episode was an absolute fucking disgrace. The likes of which I have never witnessed before.
Hoke should be fired immediately.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Harbaugh isn't coming to Michigan||
Harbaugh has tasted success in the NFL and if things don't work out in SF and he has a spectacularly shitty season, he will have 6-7 teams driving the Brinks truck up his driveway to take over their franchise. For an ego like his, I can't imagine him being satisfied as Super Bowl runner up. Especially after Pete Carroll just got one.
He's not coming here. Not even under the premise of "rebuilding" the program and then heading back to the NFL later. He is there, he can coach, and he's better than 85% of the coaches currently in the league. One more time....with feeling, he's NOT coming here.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Institutional Issues - As Others have Mentioned||
Prevent this from being a top flight job imo:
|1 year 2 weeks ago||He looks better than Morris.||
He looks better than Morris.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||It's Been Said Before||
But I'll say it again:
We basically have the opposite of Rich Rod now. A total dumpster fire of awfulness on offense and a good defense.
So frustrating to see as a fan, is it fucking impossible for us to have nice things and get a coaching crew that can manage to do BOTH at the same time?
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Acceptance||
I finally snapped and reached acceptance after this year's ND game.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||My bad||
|1 year 4 weeks ago||"The Day The Music Died" -||
"The Day The Music Died" - Don McClean
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Yup||