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|18 min 22 sec ago||Whether he's signed is irrelevant.||
He could work all year without a signed contract. Michigan probably just has to submit the names of the new staff for them to become official as far the NCAA is concerned.
He would certainly be covered by the rules for boosters until he became the coach.
|20 hours 48 min ago||Anderson to Oregon St. is #1 to me.||
Oregon St was in a tough spot, suddenly losing their coach, and snagged arguably the best of the proven HCs to date.
Morris and Herman also look like really good gets. Narduzzi would be a good gamble for a mid-major. For Pitt, I don't know, maybe a bit of a reach.
Wisconsin did as well as they could have. Florida and especially Nebraska surprised me, apparently valuing speed in filling the job highly.
No one has hired Schiano, so none of the moves smack of desperation. That's not a jab at him. He was immediately available and plausible for some places. We know he's not holding out for our job.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Manson doesn't have enough||
|1 day 13 hours ago||Nebraska and Florida were never in it for Harbaugh.||
I've read, and not just on ESPN.com, that if Harbaugh comes back to college it's only going to be at Kansas. I guess that's why KU is still waiting to fill a job that was vacant long before ours.
We're pursuing Jason Garrett according to some national writers. That makes a lot of sense if you don't think about it.
Throw in the Joe Moglia, Cutcliffe and Schiano talk. The no Ipads and Michigan won't pay for assistants or support staff. Add in the completely contradictory reasons why something can't happen. I wonder if such stupdity is par for the course and I'm just noticing now because it involves Michigan. It's either that, or a bizarre contest trying to see who can make the most ridiculous comment and have other sites take it seriously.
|1 day 17 hours ago||You do realize that a few years ago||
pretty much every forum looked like that? They haven't kept up with the times, probably because they're content to be what they are. A small site where a lot of the posters know each other, not one flooded by kids and trolls. Not somewhere people constantly get banned and reappear with new IDs. MGoBlog is a commercial venture of a different type. That doesn't make the members here any better or more reliable.
|1 day 17 hours ago||That board and those posters have been around a long time,||
a lot longer than this site. They're not HS kids and trolls fooling around.
|1 day 19 hours ago||If Ryan and Clark weren't our two best defensive||
players this season, who were? Other than that quibble, you made some good points.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Really? I was guessing it was another HS student.||
Still not completely ruling that out.
|1 day 23 hours ago||The deals of Harbaugh's contract have never been||
made public afaik. There's been lots of speculation based on differing guesses as to what they are. It makes sense that he would have some sort of buyout clause if he were to go back to college. Considering what had recently happened with Petrino, SF could have wanted some protection against the same thing happening to them.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Given some of the horrible special teams||
play we saw this season, having a coach on staff with good experience as an ST coordinator makes me feel a little better. I'm not so sure about Muschamp as a home run hire simply because he might only stay for a year. I could easily see his name connected with some HC openings next year.
|2 days 13 hours ago||NFL teams need SF's permission to do that||
as long as he's under contract. Doesn't matter whether his season's over. It looks like Michigan is trying to time this so he's never a free agent. That's in SF's interest, too.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Complete frauds never need to hedge their bets.||
They can afford to double down and come back under a new name if they're discredited.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Good call, he slipped in unnoticed with their basketball||
|2 days 14 hours ago||Let them have 1000 different excuses.||
Who cares? I'd much rather listen to theirs than to ours.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Devin regressed.||
Was anyone impressed by how he handled Shane? I was looking forward to seeing what Nuss could do when he was hired. Now, I'm looking even more forward to seeing someone else working with our QBs.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Is experience recruiting at a school like BYU,||
or Air Force as you mentioned above, relevant for how someone will recruit at Michigan? Those schools are similar. It's incredibly hard to recruit a very highly ranked class, probably impossible. I suspect it's also very difficult to recruit against them for the players they do get. Those schools have very few peers for the students that are interested in them. Lavell Edwards won at BYU for a very long time.
He looks like a good coach, but not a sure thing It's uncertain how happy he would be here. He lacks connections in our main recruiting areas. We're looking for a big name to make an immediate impact, if not on our record, then on the fanbase. He wouldn't do that.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Wisconsin hired someone||
they were certain was a good fit. They know what they're getting. I think he would have been their top choice last time, but he was reluctant to leave Pitt after only one season. Given their experience with Anderson, hiring Mendenhall would be a major gamble, even if you're convinced he's a better coach.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Glasgow was clearly the starter at NT.||
Is he a fit to play NT in a 3-4?
|3 days 14 hours ago||Being next in line can have its drawbacks.||
Ask Bud Foster or Tom Bradley. Pitt's is about as good a job that being DC at MSU will lead to outside of MSU. Being HC at Pitt can open up a lot of possibilities, without excluding going back to MSU. In the meantime, the experience should make him a better coach.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Sam Webb strongly hinted that this rumor||
was true this morning. He wouldn't name Harbaugh as the coach who backed out, but it was clear that's who he meant.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Sorry, you're the one misinformed.||
Michigan's new coach will start recruiting immediately, whenever he is officially hired. The dead period only prohibits in person contact with recruits. That's a small part of normal recruiting anyway.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Why would they fire him then?||
I'd expect a separation agreement that protects their rights in case he changes his mind.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Has to be Harbaugh.||
There's no need for the 49ers to move that fast.
|4 days 17 hours ago||Schlissel hired Hackett to handle the coaching search.||
He gave an unusual amount of authority to an interim and was very cognizant of the timeline involved. Without Schlissel's support, Hackett wouldn't have much chance of landing Harbaugh.
|4 days 17 hours ago||Yes, and to add even more.||
He acted quickly on Brandon even when it meant paying his full buyout. It was also in time so as not to interfere with the coaching search. While appointing an interim AD, he also gave him the authority to spend big, very big for Michigan.
This far exceeded the expectations a lot of people had for Schlissel. In fact, a number of posters were convinced he'd keep Hoke, more thought he wouldn't get fired until after Jan. 1 when his buyout went down.
|4 days 22 hours ago||The issue isn't just whether you can cut it||
academically after Juco. It's what classes did you take there? You can go to a Juco and take classes that Michigan will accept for credit. You can also go and take a lot of classes they won't. It's possible to get that info beforehand if you're so inclined.
Admissions makes some allowances for athletes out of HS out of necessity. From their standpoint, at least any of those students who get a degree will have earned it by taking the same courses as their classmates who met the normal academic standards for admission.
|4 days 23 hours ago||Cam Newton was borderline at Florida though.||
He may have had to go to Juco to improve his grades before he could transfer to another Div 1 school. But you're also right, it's likely he could have enrolled here out of HS.
|5 days 14 hours ago||Sure, that's because there is usually||
no benefit in keeping them around. Just like when we fired Hoke weeks ago. They don't hire their replacements immediately. Mid-January is common. Our deadline comes first.
|5 days 14 hours ago||SF can outwait us||
and they know it.
|5 days 17 hours ago||That would be an unusually small amount||
of attrition, even without a transition. The previous staff was reportedly planning on a class size of 15. We were up to 11 already before the spate of decommits.