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|2 hours 43 min ago||meeting||
You mean "MGoToMeetings"?
|2 hours 48 min ago||great post||
This is one of the better posts of late. I know that we all hate hearing negative views on our coaching search, but the amount of anti-NFL reporter (and even NFL) vitriol around here is silly. Sure there are some NFL hacks that are making stuff up, as there are some Michigan hacks doing the same (chat sports?). But, there are also a number of respected, fairly-plugged in reporters who are simply what their sources are telling them.
|3 hours 19 min ago||chatter||
Seems to me that there is enough Michigan-centered chatter that Michigan's side of the table thinks that this is a done deal. But, Harbaugh is kind of a strange guy (he has been described as "flaky" by more than a few people). So, my biggest fear is not that the NFL will outbid us, but that before he signs on the dotted line, Harbaugh will "flake" or have a change of heart.
All of that said, my current expectation is that Hackett announces to the team on 12/23 that Harbaugh has agreed to become the next coach, and makes a formal announcement later in the day. With one game left in the season, Harbaugh could totally accept and offer (which SF would reject) to coach the last game without looking like he is bailing.
|4 hours 46 min ago||Allocation of resources||
Society didn't pay for this. The government didn't pay for this. Your tax dollars didn't go to this.
|23 hours 49 sec ago||NFL||
Maybe Harbaugh just really wants to coach in the NFL? I suspect that many of us on this board prefer college football to the NFL, but to many people. the NFL is superior. Harbaugh, despite being a Michigan alum, might just prefer the NFL.
|23 hours 5 min ago||let's not go there||
You have been a member since 2009, so I expect that you know the "no politics rule." Why go there? It's a controversial topic that doesn't need to be discussed on a Michigan blog. I am sure that MSNBC or Foxnews have discussion forums that would love this topic, but not here.
|1 day 12 min ago||Seriously?||
Dude, this is a sports blog - not sure that anyone was asking for your opinion on parenting. Especially one given in such a judgmental and obnoxious manner.
Also, do you have young kids? If you do, you may know that going on errends with little kids can be difficult and the iphone can be a nice way to keep them occupied.
|1 day 4 hours ago||summary||
For those who can't open facebook in their office:
The leaked amount didn't come from Michigan - likely came Harbaugh's agent.
The leak has Michigan "concerned" about Harbaugh taking the job.
No face to face meeting with Jim Hackett - offer went through Harbaugh's agent.
There is allegedly a meeting scheduled for 12/23.
Following that meeting, Harbaugh will have to decide "at the latest after the Niners last game."
"Bob Stoops is the top target if Harbaugh stays in the NFL."
"Les Miles isn't in the mix at all."
|1 day 4 hours ago||Miles||
I think you mean coaches' wives.
|2 days 4 hours ago||legacy jerseys||
Hopefully legecy jersey numbers, as well. I hated those!
|2 days 5 hours ago||Lochman||
I have a conspiracy theory here that may not be so crazy:
Is it possible that Lochman was fired because he was a source of some of the leaks of information to the media? Remember that around 36 hours ago, it was leaked that there was an 8 year / $49 million offer to Harbaugh? That's prety specific information. Then there was the whole thing about a source being revealed at 9:00 a.m. yesterday by Jeff Ross that never materialized. Well, Jeff Ross was pretty much the first one to break that Lochman was out.
Perhaps Lochman was the source of some of the more detailed leaks and Hackett fired his ass for it? Yes, I know the Denard comment was pretty recent, but it really isn't the "Michigan way" (whatever the hell that means) to fire someone right before Christmas.
|2 days 23 hours ago||My EYES!!||
My eyes hurt just from looking at that board. What the hell is that format? I know I am a bit older than many chat room types (38), but I cannot imagine anyone voluntarily posting / reading on that board!
|3 days 4 hours ago||Hate to agree, but||
I hate Cowherd. But, in this case, I kind of agree. Obviously, if Hackett and company believe that harbaugh is significantly better than other candidates, you wait a while for him. Waiting does risk the recruiting class, risks that other good options come off the board (Herman?), and also risks that the new HC will be limited in pulling his staff together as other possibile assistants find new homes. Again, if you end up with Harbaugh by 1/5, it is probably ok.
But, at some point the risk is not justified. Unless Hackett has been told by Harbaugh that itshappening.gif, with the 49ers now out of the playoffs, it is not unreasonable for Hackett to take a view that if he cannot get this thing wrapped up by Christmas, and if there is a Mora-like option out there, you pull the trigger on that option.
Harbaugh is a great coach,, but he is not the only great coach out there.
|3 days 7 hours ago||R-e-l-a-x||
The thread below is from yesterday and has close to 200 comments. Figured a new thread on a topic that we are all interested in might be useful.
|3 days 15 hours ago||That's his dad||
Andy is the son. And a damn good football coach.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Boo this man||
If even 1/2 of the rumors about the staff are sure, it is impossible to find a single thing to be negative about. Impossible. How could Moeller AND Wheatly be anything less than fucking awesome.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Source||
I am curious as to your source. I saw the $49m for 8 years and Durkin stuff on Henson's twitter. What about the Moeller / Wheatley stuff?
|3 days 16 hours ago||Totally agree||
At some point, you have to move on unless harbaugh gives a strong induction that he will sign right after 12/28. Now, since Hackett is keeping this whole thing secret, perhaps jim has in fact given the sign. But, if he has not, then we need to move on. Jim is a great coach, but he is not without down side. There are a number of other great coaches out there - some who we have not discussed - that would do just fine.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Silly||
Even if you would prefer mora or mullein, you still want Les in the mix. Why? Because if Mora and Mullen say no, Mils is way better than addazio.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Searchbits||
Brian, with the 49ers now officially eliminated, I expect that these will become hourly, and not just daily??
|5 days 4 hours ago||maybe or maybe not||
The interesting thing about this search is that literally nothing has leaked out. All we have is media assumption and speculation. Sure, we all think that the list is Les, Stoops, Mora, Mullen and, of course, Harbaugh. Has Hackett ever said that? For all we know, the list could be Rex Ryan, Tom Coughlin, Sean Peyton and Urban Meyer. We have no idea.
So, yeah, I see your point that if Harbaugh had said no, you would expect that we might know, but in this search, I am not so sure.
Also, so your point about us conducting more interviews if Harbaugh already said no, do we know that they are not? I get the feeling that Hackett is way more competent than Florida's Foley! I like to think that the interviews are happening regardless, so that even if Harbaugh said yes, we have a back-up plan in the event of a change of heart.
|5 days 5 hours ago||Unless he already has||
I think you are right. But to me, this could indicate that there is some truth to the reports (that we all disbelieve and dismiss as out of hand) that Harbaugh is not coming back to college and has already indicated as much to Michigan.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Stop||
RichRod didn't win here but he was a good guy.
|6 days 2 hours ago||Fair||
I agree that Herman is a high-upside low-downside risk. But the point still stands that there are a ton of guys who could turn us into a top team again.
|6 days 3 hours ago||Enough||
Do we really need a thread every time someone comes up with a song, picture, thought, dream, fantasy or vision related to Jim Harbaugh? Not only is it getting old, but it is kind of pathetic.
|1 week 1 hour ago||Brandon||
This seems like a statement that Brandon would make. Wasn't this guy brought in by Brandon to handle the "branding" (no pun intended) of Michigan?
|1 week 1 hour ago||Some more info please||
That's a pretty vague statement. Can you please provide the following info:
|1 week 1 hour ago||Damn autocorrect||
"Last searchbits", not "lady searchbits".
|1 week 2 hours ago||This weekend||
Brian, you said in the lady searchbits that if the 49ers lose and the Lions win (eliminating SF from playoff contention), we might see some movement. Do you still believe that?
|1 week 2 hours ago||Bert||
Blech. Do. Not. Want. Cannot stand that guy.