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|19 min 34 sec ago||Yes, Jim. Please do this, only forward.|
|31 min 10 sec ago||In b4 the delete||
|34 min 20 sec ago||He does have three experiences||
with which to compare the two he says he "hid".
|44 min 4 sec ago||"Just two big ten titles in 7 years"||
starting from a Slappy baseline is pretty darn good.
Three years to bootstrap the Sparty program and then this
|54 min 54 sec ago||Oh, for one game a year he will||
|4 hours 3 min ago||Perhaps you "understood, but did not fully understand"||
|4 hours 9 min ago||National Championship followed by a Super Bowl win||
after the NFL restructures their playoffs to pit the underdog NFL "champion" against the clearly superior Harbaugh-led Wolverines.
|4 hours 21 min ago||http://espn.go.com/video/clip|
|4 hours 30 min ago||And a schedule that appeared to be very favorable||
outside of the away ND, MSU, & OSU games.
|4 hours 35 min ago||I sat there bemused as Maryland scored a TD||
to tie the game at 16 after a TD nullifying penalty on Norfleet's return and a roughing the kicker penalty turned a MD FG into a Terrapin TD. We should have been up 11, but instead, we were tied in the very early 4th quarter.
Interesting, I thought. I should have been pissed, but it just wasn't there.
|4 hours 44 min ago||I agree, Murders||
From 30,000 feet, Schlissel/Hackett were looking at a $60 million annual football profit that's is largely spoken for in other fixed commitments but at great risk of decline.
A fleabag bowl game doesn't change that characterization one bit.
|4 hours 58 min ago||BIG TEEHHHHNNN!||
Down 21-18, the Illini recover a fumble in LT territory and return it to...
LT 28- BIG TEEHHNNN 18.
|5 hours 7 min ago||If Harbaugh takes UM from a program finishing||
outside of the Top 25 most years--sometimes well out of the Top 25--to one that competes for National Championships, I'll be estatic with his contribution.
2015 recruits were twinkles or babies when Michigan won the NC in 97, toddlers in 99 when Tom Brady beat Alabama in the Orange Bowl, Kindergartneners when we lost to USC/Texas in the 03/04 Rose Bowls, and just starting pee-wee football in 06. The 11-2 2011 team won a Sugar Bowl featuring two teams outside of the Top 10.
A quality Mark Dantonio-like hire--if Hackett & Co could identify one correctly--would take years to bootstrap Michigan back to an elite program. Harbaugh would immediately make Michigan a destination for recruits and the talent in the fold would be developed to their potential.
I have no doubt that a Harbaugh hire would restore the Michigan program in a time frame that only a handful of coaches alive today could achieve.
|9 hours 58 min ago||I hope they announce it for the first time at halftime||
The crowd (and the entire Milky Way) will go berserk in that moment.
There's always time for the presser/Q&A later.
|10 hours 7 min ago||1) Buy a pair of||
1) Buy a pair of pleated khakis
2) Buy a sew-on M patch
3) Sew it on
|1 day 2 hours ago||+1 for the brilliant insight||
|1 day 2 hours ago||So if I get this right,||
to avoid going to OT w/o their best receiver, CMU bet all of their chips* on a fade route to not-the-best receiver.
|1 day 3 hours ago||I think $1 Gazillion would be a better expression||
of Harbaugh's value.
While I agree with the notion that spending $6-8MM/yr on Harbaugh is chump change compared to the benefits, the scale of the figure should at least pass the laugh test.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Agreed.||
If his interest is genuine, why would we not want an instant Heisman-level QB?
|2 days 9 hours ago||I think you mean 15||
|2 days 9 hours ago||Harbaugh will just take a huge breath||
at a lower elevation, hold it while not consuming any O2, then exhale in Salt Lake City.
|2 days 9 hours ago||If Harbaugh is announced as coach before Jan 1||
Do we take OSU's spot in the Playoff?
|2 days 9 hours ago||Batmobile, Lost a wheel...||
Batmobile, Lost a wheel...
|2 days 9 hours ago||Tressel didn't guarantee a victory||
|2 days 12 hours ago||Deck Schem Hall with||
Deck Schem Hall with 'Baugh by golly,
|3 days 2 hours ago||"Should Harbaugh come here?"||
Si. Oui. Ja. Shi. Hai. Certi. Da. Tak. Haji. Igen.
|3 days 10 hours ago||I doubt it||
That would be a helluva commute to Ann Arbor.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Hackett snagging Mike Babcock||
|4 days 8 hours ago||So Coppin St lost to Oregon by 42 while we beat the Ducks||
That's a difference of 49.
|4 days 8 hours ago||"Outrageously high offer"?||
The football program generates an annual revenue and profit stream of $85 million and $60 million, respectively. That profit stream is needed to pay the debt service of the stadium renovation and the massive commitments to the non-revenue sports.
Look at what would happen to Michigan Football were it to fall from a Top 5 Revenue/Profit program to a Top 10ish program. That's a lot larger drop than the proposed Harbaugh salary.
Yes, the tradition and long term expectations of Michigan Football act as a "shock absorber" protecting that stream. But if a Spartan fan came up to you today and said "Haha, we have the better football program", what would be your honest internal reaction?
For the first time, my optimism about blossoming top-ranked recruiting classes would be replaced with something like "He's right. Let's change the topic to academics or Beilein vs Izzo." I suspect most others are at this point also. How long can that big money profit stream hold up when those on the payer side of the cashflow view the team with low expectations?
If Schlissel wants to avoid competing with ~$8 million/yr salary offers to protect the ~$60 million/yr football profit stream, then he has to lessen the need for the ~$60 million profit stream that flows right back out of the athletic department due to pre-existing commitments.
In the long run, I hope Schlissel remains committed to excellence in football. In the short run, he doesn't have much choice.