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|14 hours 54 min ago||With 40 of 44 in the two deep||
With 40 of 44 in the two deep returning and a top ten defense last year and vastly improved running game, I think it all depends on how quickly the QB develops. I think they may drop a couple early ones, but be going steadier by Big Ten season. The only Big Ten team that is scary good is OSU and they are losing Herman. But, Meyer has a track record of success without him. As for MSU, Narduzzi meant more to them and Dantonio has not proven anything as a head coach without him. The MSU game is also a home game (unlike recent years). Overall, I expect 2-3 losses overall and only one in the Big Ten, but unfortunately OSU won't lose any B10 games.
|15 hours 10 min ago||Can someone on Twitter PLEASE||
Can someone on Twitter PLEASE blow up Gil Brandt about why Cutliffe would turn down the job that Harbaugh took. Looks like times have changed, eh Gil?
|15 hours 13 min ago||At least Dantonio has||
At least Dantonio has Narduzzi....er..... at least he has a long track record of success without Narduzzi....er..... He is still a good coach, but the framework that got him to 6-2 against Michigan is changing dramatically this year.
|16 hours 49 min ago||Aaahhhhh||
|6 days 11 hours ago||I'd upvote that||
Respect for the Photoshop skills!
|6 days 12 hours ago||Les Miles mafia?||
Les Miles mafia?
|6 days 12 hours ago||Do we need a new searchbits? Lots more positive chatter.||
Do we need a new searchbits? Lots more positive chatter.
|6 days 12 hours ago||But what if you found out||
But what if you found out that the concussion rate was just as high or higher in other everyday activities your kids engage in? And that, as long as they are not obese linemen, your kids will have a healthier and longer life as a football player?
|6 days 12 hours ago||Idiotic article IMO. Boxing||
Idiotic article IMO. Boxing was replaced by MMA fighting, which is surging in popularity. That is much more brutal thA n boxing. Boxing lost popularity because it was perceived as "fixed." Also, this type of thing has been questioned before when players were dying on the field decades (up to a century ago). The game has adjusted and will adjust. Of course, some anecdotes about Bradshaw and the feelings of soccer moms in the northeast prove more than history.... right.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Meh. The NFL arrogance leads||
Meh. The NFL arrogance leads me to believe that they may not have contemplated going back to college. That said, in employment contracts it is usually a non-compete type buyout. JH wouldn't have to pay if he just retired or got sick. He may only need to pay if he took a competing job (that is where the justification for charging any penalty for not working). Who knows what competition is defined as in this contract. Tons of different ways to do it and NO IDEA what the contract actually says. Might as well speculate wildly, like we do about everything here :)
|6 days 15 hours ago||He's a silent verbal commit IMO||
He's a silent verbal commit IMO
|6 days 16 hours ago||Anything||
As a lawyer, i wanted to say it simply depends on the language of the contract. None of these high profile contracts are form or "boilerplate" only. They are all custom. Talk to someone who has seen this particular contract.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Silent commit?I get the||
|1 week 10 hours ago||I read the uncle connection||
I read the uncle connection tweet in his feed before Brian referenced him. If it's not there, he must have deleted it (which he is apparently prone to do a lot). I know what I read though. I was really curious hoe he got his info and the claimed connection seemed odd.
|1 week 16 hours ago||I think Wiley isn't too||
I think Wiley isn't too smart. He needs to be quiet regardless of the situation
|1 week 18 hours ago||We aren't going to know what to do when it really happens.||
We aren't going to know what to do when it really happens.
|1 week 19 hours ago||Yeah||
Its a conflict. BUt, I wholeheardtedly believe this is a two horse race, Oakland or Michigan.
|1 week 19 hours ago||I thought this was going to be about....||
... a way to call in sick from work on December 23rd to track the potential hapenings that day.
BUT, since it is just a thread about feelings, let me share mine (because you guys haven't seen enough speculaiton) about an oft-ignored point:
I think Harbaugh moving around a lot as a kid is an important factor in his mental make-up. Some people consider him a "flake" and that friendships are not the same with him as with others.
I have seen this first-hand. I live with someone who moved around a lot as a kid. That person isnt used to building friendships the same way I have been. When you move, you get used to ending friendships and you are not as good at doing the little things to keep them going. That person has always craved having roots established in one area.
Plus, there is a really, really strong conneciton to family because that has been the only constant.
Often, people don't want their kids to grow up the same way. They want something "better." I think this is why "staying in SF area" has been something of some importance to Jim's family. Probably why the Niners job was taken, in part. However, in light of events beyond his control, he is probably going to have to leave unless he wants to play for the local joke franchise.
Ann Arbor has a lot of home qualities. Lots of old firends. He could be there a long, long time. Any other NFL stop could be short. Plus, his beloved father seems to want him there and for him to be close. (He will also be closer to John, this sister, etc.) Of course, Bo may have been like a father. JH may have a big ego, but I think something inside him wants the stability he never enjoyed.
In some ways, people who move around and lose treasured friends during their formative years really want to plant roots somewhere they can call home......
|1 week 20 hours ago||WHat is the difference between...||
...having one game to coach and having two games to coach? You leave the team either way. Both are "bailing" but I think both are fine.
|1 week 20 hours ago||Sad||
That makes me sad. It also makes me think of Soul Asylum's Somebody to Shove.
|1 week 1 day ago||MODS: Please take down or at||
MODS: Please take down or at least, reticle the post. There is little indication this is coming from Harbaugh's actual agent. This guy claims his uncle went to high school with the agent. But, this agent is sharing detailed texts about JH that no other reputable source receives? And the agent is okay with it all being posted on Twitter?
|1 week 1 day ago||Can one of you "Twitter folk"||
Can one of you "Twitter folk" send this on to these reporters? I think they need to know how long ago that offer was being reported and that it is not an increased offer that has changed things. Thanks!!!
|1 week 1 day ago||Brian's mistake||
I honestly believe that giving credence to this guy is Brian's mistake. One of only a few.
Unless I am missing something, this guy claims that his uncle "went to high school" with Harbaugh's agent. Apparently, that is enough of a connection for the agent to spend 30 minutes and more on the phone with this guy for him to send out the information on twitter. That doesn't seem like something an agent would do during contract negotiations.
Why, when all has been silent in the media does the agent start sharing stuff with a rando on twitter?
A lot of things are either already out there or not verifiable (i.e,, Harbaugh presented with formal offer at noon PST yesterday - after the news of the offer had been out there for a while).
Add in the fact that he has never verified anything about his connection to the agent and that this is the time when people like this come out of the woodwork and I say:
|1 week 2 days ago||Agents by DEFINITION are||
Agents by DEFINITION are people you control. No way Harbaugh allows his agent to use UM for leverage even if they suggest it to him. You have never hired an attorney or agent for anything, have you?
|1 week 2 days ago||That makes very little sense.||
That makes very little sense. Nothing known about JH indicates he would treat Michigan in that way. Also, the Niners might not care about a small decrease in trade value if it means getting any offers, NOW, from teams offering them anything, right?
|1 week 2 days ago||What if SF leaked it? They||
What if SF leaked it? They want Harbaugh to take a NFL offer too.
|1 week 2 days ago||No. SF could have leaked in||
No. SF could have leaked in desperate attempt to get trade value. Or, details could leak because now draft Contracts are putting these details before more eyes.
|1 week 2 days ago||So, he rebuffed Michigan||
So, he rebuffed Michigan because he wouldn't leave while the Niners were in the hunt until last weekend? WHAT?
|1 week 2 days ago||Is this guy saying Harbaugh||
Is this guy saying Harbaugh personally rebuffed Michigan earlier. I hope you guys on Twitter are making a point of how dumb that comment is in light of Michigan waiting for Harbaugh
|1 week 2 days ago||Unfortunately||
I still occassionally check FlightAware to see if the block on tracking has expired. I figure it might automatically expire at some point.
I have problems.