Remember when we were arguing with Rutgers bloggers about which athletic director was worse?
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|7 hours 14 min ago||I hate to defend ESPN, but that's not what they are doing.||
That's a tacit acknowledgement that they were way behind in reporting the story.
|8 hours 32 min ago||Michigan doesn't need to ask permission||
to talk to NFL assistants. It might be breaking a rule for SF's coach to be doing so, but the NFL isn't going to punish SF.
|9 hours 10 min ago||Coaches have refused to take back kids, yes.||
Kids that gave them their word when they committed. This is completely different. And if you're talking about Kinnel, he never decommitted and never said he would. And you should give up on the cowardice argument, just imo.
|10 hours 38 min ago||Your #4 involves tampering.||
Other teams can't negotiate with his agent without SF's permission. Under your scenario, wouldn't the tampering be obvious? I would think any team wanting to get involved would have to approach SF first.
|11 hours 3 min ago||The cowardice thing is total nonsense.||
Just ridiculous. If a coach has so little empathy for what these kids go through, he'll never be a successful recruiter. None of those kids did anything to burn their bridges back here.
Not being willing to poach recruits who had been commited elsewhere puts you at a major disadvantage These days is there a single coach at a major program that doesn't at least try? I doubt it.
Not honoring the offers to current commits wouldn't be worth the cost in bad publicity and loss of goodwill in recruiting. I expect all the recruits who had offers outstanding have been told to be patient. One of the top priorities of the recruiting director will be to let those kids know whether those offers are still valid. I'd bet the de-commits would all be welcomed back. In fact, several of them would seem to be priorities.
|11 hours 40 min ago||scholarship numbers||
I fully expect both Glasgows to be on scholarship next year, Kerridge too, if he decides to return. At the same time, I expect their scholarships will be alloted to class of 2015 recruits to get this class up to 14 or 15. Once the attrition shakes out, their renewals can be made official. If there's room, I wonder if Bo Dever will be next in ine?
|11 hours 55 min ago||That title is misleading.||
Still on board, as used in the tweet, is accurate.
|13 hours 23 min ago||The problem Schefter has is that||
he's been relying on the wrong sources for this story. He should have realized that by now.
|15 hours 26 min ago||It's Harbaugh's first recruiting class at Michigan.||
I wouldn't sell him short in his ability to get some people we might not expect to come here.
He didn't bring a lot of guys from San Diego to Stanford, from Stanford to SF and I doubt we'll see too many coming from SF either. That alone will be a big change from what we're used to seeing in AA.
|1 day 3 hours ago||I believe the intra-conference transfer rule||
was changed not long ago. He could get a scholarship, but I'm not sure if Ohio State could block him from transferring to certain schools.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Never heard more excuses for a coach in my life.||
I can agree that one year is too short to judge someone. But when the players under your direct tutelage are getting worse, why give him the benefit of the doubt and make excuses for him?
He gave Gardner more responsibility for reading the defense pre-snap. In retrospect, that looks like a disastrous decsision. Morris regressed and was completely mishandled. Nuss wasn't helpless. He didn't know our personnel coming in and didn't figure out how to help them. As much as Borges got blamed for not adjusting to our QBs' strengths, it seems that Nuss was no better in that regard.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Things may have changed since they were sold,||
but all you needed to work for them was to submit a grammatically acceptable piece of writing. There was no pay involved.
|1 day 8 hours ago||All the Super bowl talk struck me as overly simplistic.||
Every NFL coach wants to a win a Super bowl. Why wouldn't they? It goes with the job, it doesn't means it's their life ambition.
|1 day 8 hours ago||and Graham Glasgow||
|1 day 15 hours ago||Hoke coached the DTs.||
He'll probably spend next year in the NFL doing that.
|2 days 2 hours ago||I think this was the job he was hired to do.||
Clean house, get the donors together and make a home run hire and pave the way for a smooth transition to the next guy. There's a lot more involved in being an AD. As well as Hackett is doing what he was brought in for, Michigan should want someone with a lot of experience working in the field to be the permanent AD.
|2 days 2 hours ago||It can't happen.||
Harbaugh may or may not have a buyout provision in his contract if he resigns to coach at Michigan. He almost certainly has a non-compete clause to keep him from coaching in the NFL next year.Those are standard in pro sports.
|2 days 2 hours ago||If the 49ers want to trade him,||
they wouldn't wait until the final few hours to give him permission to talk to another team. If Oakland was going to trade for Harbaugh, why wouldn't they have a deal in place already? It would be in both team's best interests.
Tampering is a very big deal. These leagues don't take kindly to owners breaking the rules to screw another owner.
|2 days 3 hours ago||I don't think you're right about the timing.||
As long as Harbaugh is employed by the 49ers no other NFL can talk to him or his agent. That would constitute tampering, a serious offense in the NFL. SF can grant other teams an opportunity to negotiate with him pending a trade. They could do that at any time. Given the timing of our offer, SF should have been shopping Harbaugh around already if they had hope of making a trade. Something could happen at the last minute, but I don't think any team could wait until Monday to make a move.
|2 days 6 hours ago||No kidding.||
In reference to the Bears, the author says if Harbaugh wants to go to a cold weather job, he'd prefer Michigan. I don't think these writers even notice when they're contradicting themselves.
|2 days 8 hours ago||I don't think the decision to fire Hoke was Hackett's.||
I think Schlissel made it, probably after the Minnesota game. Schlissel explicity said that Hackett had the authority as an interim to fire the coach. He's careful with his words. He's not likely to undermine a coach like that if he might be coming back. I think Hackett's here instead of a permanent AD because he of his perceived ability to make a big time hire.
|2 days 9 hours ago||I'm just curious, what missteps has Hackett made,||
that would make anyone think he doesn't understand how to conduct this coaching search? It seems very clear that even Schlissel was aware of the importance of the timeframe we're dealing with. Why are we still thinking they might not know what they want and how to go about getting it?
|2 days 12 hours ago||I don't think there should be any question about that.||
However, adding someone like Rosen to the class is also a no-brainer if it's possible. There's always going to be a competition for playing time. I don't that would dissuade Malzone from sticking.
|2 days 16 hours 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.
|3 days 13 hours 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.
|4 days 1 hour ago||Manson doesn't have enough||
|4 days 6 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.
|4 days 10 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.
|4 days 10 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.
|4 days 11 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.