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|32 min 50 sec ago||Plus 1 for the Godfather||
Plus 1 for the Godfather reference Fredo.
|59 min 19 sec ago||Well if Insiders say it then||
Well if Insiders say it then it simply MUST be true.
|1 hour 36 min ago||Mark agrees||
|1 hour 38 min ago||Unfortunately his wife has a||
Unfortunately his wife has a slighly different answer (allegedly) and that does come into play guys.
All the single guys dont understand this but speaking as someone who moved a wife from Salt Lake City to Reno to San Fransisco to Lansing to Cleveland over about seven years when my career was getting started it matters.
|1 hour 54 min ago||One bullet dodged. COMMON||
One bullet dodged. COMMON PIT - it's now up to you to snatch up Shiano before anybody can steal him away from you.
|2 hours 26 min ago||I love the 49ers.....||
I love the bay area
I love Stanford
But I'm taking my talents back to North Beach.......
|3 hours 46 min ago||Wait, wait, wait. "Trending||
Wait, wait, wait. "Trending the wrong way?" Two days ago you said he was going to Oakland based on a family connection and the announcement would be made next week.
There's no trend to go in any direction based on that. You had it as a done deal going to the Raiders.
|5 hours 59 min ago||Anybody who'd vilify him for||
Anybody who'd vilify him for not taking the job is an idiot IMO. The guy has legitimate reasons for wanting to stay in the NFL and the bay area in particular if that's the direction he decides to pursue:
1. Has an underage daughter from marrage #1 who lives out there. I know as a father who went through a divorce it would be VERY hard for me to move across the country and know I wouldnt see my kid very often for quite a while. All the money in the world cant buy time.
2. He has a wife that allegedly wants to stay in the area. If you're truly in love with someone her opinion DOES factor into your decision guys. It may not be the deciding variable but it does matter.
3. His own brother beat him in the Super Bowl. That has to sting a little bit and I'm sure he'd like to win his own (sibling rivilaries can be pretty powerful motivators)
4. Like it or not the NFL is consider the pantheon of football coaching. Taking a job in college - even for all the right reasons - would be considered a demotion and an indication that he couldn't cut it with the big boys (like his brother).
Look - I WANT him as bad as anybody here to coach us next year but if he says no I understand why. And he's still a brother in arms either way.
|7 hours 1 min ago||I think that was in the Miles||
I think you're confusing that with the Miles offer.
|8 hours 17 min ago||Leaking the enormity of this||
Leaking the enormity of this offer serves two purposes and I think it's brilliant:
1. It shows the Michigan fanbase that all guns are loaded and we're deadly serious about getting Harbaugh if he's willing to come back to college. 49MM is HUGE money and an offer to make someone the highest paid football coach anywhere cannot be taken lightly, regarless of the ability of the other side (NFL) to offer more if they want. I wonder if they will however because if Harbaugh gets more than 8MM/year what's that make the other elite NFL coaches worth? Do they want to start a coaching arms race - I wonder.
2. It shows every other coach out there (some of whom may not have been contacted yet) just how far we're willing to go to restore the program. I cannot immagine ANY HC (maybe outside of Saban himself) not telling their agent to make a call to Michigan this morning. "If he doesnt want that offer - I do" would be something I would expect Hackett to be hearing a LOT today and from coaches we prolly didnt have on our radar just yet.
So far every move Hackett has made has been bang-on perfect in my estimation. Win or lose on Harbaugh (and if he wants to stay in the NFL or bay area there is nothing he can do about that) he's conducted this search flawlessly IMO up to this point.
|19 hours 51 min ago||Ask a weatherman.||
Ask a weatherman.
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|1 day 1 hour ago||John U, Seth & Brian will be||
John U, Seth & Brian will be speaking down here in Cleveland on January 12th. Should be a very, very interesting evening indeed.
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|1 day 1 hour ago||Hoo boy I just read that||
Hoo boy I just read that article you linked. Ray has been a very busy (and not very nice) boy recently. And given the past incidents between him and his fiance I think it's save to say there will be more trouble at home given he's being investigated for sexual assult AND it looks like he's about to be cut.
|1 day 2 hours ago||As long as his body language||
As long as his body language is still saying "HEY EVERYONE I HAVE SECRETLY SIGNED A CONTRACT TO COACH AT MICHIGAN FOR THE NEXT EIGHT YEARS BUT DONT TELL ANYBODY YET" I'm ok with it.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Necessary? No. Accurate?||
Necessary? No. Accurate? Yes.
I was there dude and time and time again, right after something horrible happened on offense, the in-stadium camera crew would focus on some semi-attractive women who would seemingly ALWAYS smile and make that stupid money sign to the camera once she noticed she was on the Jumbotron.
It's kinda cute when he/they do it after a touchdown. It's fucking embarrassing as hell when it's done right after Johnny gets sacked.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Well there goes the whole||
Well there goes the whole "MGoBlog as a respected source" thing straight down the tubes.
Thanks a lot Somewittyname.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Don't forget us Browns fans.||
Don't forget us Browns fans. I was as caught up in the hype as anybody and thought our QB savior had finally arrived. What was amazing was the amount of expectations around the city last week and the stadium on game day and how fast and how far they fell after watching whatever the hell THAT was last Sunday.
What made we want to hit things though were the idiot fans (usually women) who were on the jumbo tron in the second half with their Manzeil gear on (everybody had Johnny Football gear on it seemed) making that stupid money sign as we were getting killed and he was playing like absolute dogshit. It was like they hadnt yet clued in on the fact he was stinking up the joint.
Can he get better? Sure but like you pointed out- gonna be hard to get him to grow and put on weight between now and Sunday that's for sure.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Maybe we should give those||
Maybe we should give those things a test drive sometime.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Hey - I just personally||
Hey - I just personally witnessed the "Johnny Football" debut here in Cleveland this past Sunday.
Just cause somebody picks you in the first round doesnt mean that where you should go.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Brandon disciples?||
How many are there left?
That's how many I'd like to see go.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Shiano to anywhere from our perspective......||
|1 day 8 hours ago||No, I could not see it.||
No, I could not see it.
|2 days 1 hour ago||I could not agree more. Or||
I could not agree more. Or less for that matter.
Because I have no idea what the fuck you are talking about.
|2 days 1 hour ago||And he's gone. Bob we hardly||
And he's gone.
Bob we hardly knew ya.......
|2 days 3 hours ago||Michigan contacting Cutcliffe.....||
|2 days 4 hours ago||Swim lanes||
Seriously though take a step back and look at what's happening. Nebraska, Oregon State, Wisconsin and Florida all jumped fast for the first available candidate (or so it seems) and not much of their fan base is happy with the selection.
None of our primary candidates are off the board so ALL of them remain potentially in play and I think there's a solid reason for that. I believe Hackett has communicated to each of them their relative attractiveness to Michigan as a candidate and the timeline we're waiting on from Harbaugh. I think we've probably indicated to them something like "as you know we're waiting to hear from Harbaugh but we dont know what he's going to do and if he's a no - we'd very much like to consider you for the job. And we'll get an answer from him by X date." It's not like our interest in Harbaugh is a big secret and it's not like any of the other guys would be insulted at the knowledge we've made him our first choice.
I think Hacket has quietly lined up candidates 2, 3, 4, and so on and has a date in his head when everything is going to start rolling but he's waiting on Jim. And he TOLD us that in his presser regarding the search when he mentioned the "swim lanes". It's funny to me that we seem to have forgotten that collectively that Hacket was pretty transparent in his ".....you can get a C candidate right now but to get the A candidate you might have to wait" speach to all of us.
Patience all - patience.
|2 days 5 hours ago||That would surprise me only||
That would surprise me only because the Raiders are the worst NFL option IMO he could choose. If true I can only assume this is due more to his family situation (i:e: daughter) than anything else.
|2 days 5 hours ago||Any updates from your contact||
Any updates from your contact on the West Coast?