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|19 hours 7 min ago||I was all ready to cue up||
I was all ready to cue up nelsonmuntzhaha dot gif except you know...6-5....
|19 hours 11 min ago||Ssoooo...||
No Harbaugh, now?
|20 hours 6 min ago||It's "Make like a tree and||
It's "Make like a tree and take the Michigan job"! You sound like an idiot when you say it wrong!
|2 days 18 hours ago||It's a tie. Congratulation,||
It's a tie. Congratulation, you both suck.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Not easily, no.||
Not easily, no.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Yipee Ki Yay....||
Yipee Ki Yay Motherfucker!
|2 days 21 hours ago||NICE!||
|2 days 21 hours ago||Look in the Bag?||
Jesus, he didn't kidnap him did he?
|2 days 21 hours ago||...with cognac?||
|3 days 16 hours ago||Yeah, but||
While true, football coaches at the highest levels of the sport probably don't spend a tremendous amount of their spare time with their children on a day-to-day basis. I'm guessing quality time comes in chunks during off peak times in their schedules.
While your wife's opinion DOES matter, anyone married to a football coach who doesn't recognize that it's a profession with a high degree of volatility and risk of relocation is not paying attention. Rare is the head coach who settles into a single position in a single location for a career. Most coaches don't get to have Don Shula's career.
Probably, but do we really think that Harbaugh would allow sibling rivalry to play a major role in informing his career choices? I get the desire to win a Super Bowl ring, but I buy the argument of him wanting one because his older brother has one less.
Disagree. I don't really think anyone regards Nick Saban as less of a coach because he left the NFL for Alabama. NFL media pundits probably would spin this as a demotion, but it's nonsense. If Jim Harbaugh takes the Michigan job and leads it back to prominence and even some championships (yes, please), nobody is going to be pushing the narrative, "Yeah, he's a great college coach, but he never won in the pros". I think every sports guy recognizes that some guys are better college coaches than pro coaches and vice versa and rare if the guy who succeeds at both.
I'm with you though, if Jim passes to stay in the pros, no hard feelings, although I think passing on the Michigan job to take the Raiders job seems like a mistake to me. The only way I would bear Jim any ill will is if it came out that he strung Michigan along simply to secure himself the better payday in the pros. Aside from that, I hope he decides to come home.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Inaccurate Comparison||
That coach retired, he wasn't fired. The ire leveled at him around here has more to do with his lack of leadership as the de facto patriarch of the football program the past 7 years. The ire has to do with the fact with his using that position to handcuff this program from progressing over the past 7 years.
Can you imagine what fans and alumni would say at Nebraska if Tom Osborne was cutting his successors off at the knees by not offering them support from inside the Nebraska AD?
|4 days 17 hours ago||(C)||
|4 days 18 hours ago||Pfft! This is total||
Pfft! This is total bullshit. Harbaugh doesn't even speak Cuban...
|4 days 18 hours ago||Bando||
You really believe that? Just dial back the rock music, limit flyovers to maybe once a season, limit night games to maybe once every 2-3 seasons and reserve them for true marque match-ups, never, ever let noodles back into the stadium, and never mention the words "fireworks" ever again.
Of course, job one is hire a competent coach, because if the program isn't winning, none of the rest of this shit will matter anyway.
Honestly, if the Athletic Department can just start behaving like they value all Michigan students, alumni, and fans in general, and not just the ones who directly put money into their pocket, they'll go a long way to repairing the relationships that Brandon and Lochmann have trashed the past 4 years.
|4 days 19 hours ago||If I recall correctly,||
So....Christmas bonuses for all?
|4 days 19 hours ago||it seems like Hackett is||
Hopefully a culture can exist where those two things are not mutually exclusive. I imagine if Hackett can get the winning part up and running, the making money part will follow.
|4 days 22 hours ago||Discontented, indeed||
I can confirm this. From 1989 to 1992, Michigan went 38-7-1, won 4 Big 10 championships, went to 3 Rose Bowls, and produced one Heisman Trophy winner. Yet, there was still a sense of fatalism around the team at the time because every time it seemed like we were ready to take that next step to being the MNC, we'd get trucked by Florida State or Washington. MSU would pull off an upset on a bullshit no-call. Something would always come along to jerk the rug out from under you and in the back of our collective psyches, we were kind of expecting it.
From 1993-96, Michigan went 8-4 every year and fan discontentment amped up to new levels. Penn State went on a 3 game winning streak against us and looked to be taking our spot as one of the "Big 2" in the conference, which didn't sit well with most of us. The only thing that kept things from going high order was ruining Ohio State's season in 1995 and 1996.
1997-2000, the zenith of the Lloyd Carr era. Michigan goes 41-8, wins a MNC, 3 Big Ten titles (in what was arguably the toughest football conference in the country at the time), 4-0 bowl record including wins in the Rose and Orange Bowls and another Heisman Trophy winner. When folks look back nostalgically on the 90's, this is the time they're remembering, and back then, we'd still grumble about getting embarrassed by Syracuse, or letting Illinois come from behind to beat us at home, or Northwestern beating us 54-51.
Going into each season you'd always expect to win a lot of games, but you also always expected that at some point Michigan would disappoint you with some inexplicable performance. These would always seem to come early in the season too, crushing any hope of being in the BCS conversation as you got into late October. So while MIchigan in the late 90's was very good and lots of 10+ win seasons, it was also marked by a distinct lack of championship buzz late in the year (aside from 1997 of course).
|5 days 21 hours ago||Brian: My god Seth, what||
Brian: My god Seth, what have I done?
Seth: What you had to do, what you always do. Turn death into a fighting chance to live.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Pfftt!!! That's not going to||
Pfftt!!! That's not going to work, tribbles don't even have feet.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Or||
Some new incarnations from Downton Abbey....
|5 days 21 hours ago||Don't forget Canasta and the||
Don't forget Canasta and the ever growing problem of venereal disease amongst senior citizens.
|5 days 21 hours ago||You were dead over 90 years||
You were dead over 90 years when you joined, so I guess anything could still happen.
|6 days 17 hours ago||You're suggesting that if||
You're suggesting that if that scenario were actually true, that we shouldn't let Les Miles continue to keep coaching?
|6 days 17 hours ago||So, reading between the||
So, reading between the lines, what we can conclude from this rumor is that even Tom Herman doesn't think OSU has a chance in hell of beating Alabama in the playoff semi-final.
|6 days 20 hours ago||....in Soviet Russia....||
....in Soviet Russia....
|1 week 3 days ago||Bo would almost certainly||
Bo would almost certainly tell Jim to "come home". Unfortunately he can't, which further highlights the fact that Michigan has gone to hell in a handbasket since that man passed away.
|1 week 3 days ago||The very fact that Mike||
The very fact that Mike DeBord is involved in this coaching search process leads me to conclude that Tom Herman is not going to be considered as a candidate, because you know, we tried the spread once and it doesn't work in the Big 10....
...and my head explodes.
|1 week 4 days ago||The only way the NFL is||
The only way the NFL is expanding into European markets is if they get NASA to pull the X-33 out of mothballs and get a fleet of them operating.
|1 week 4 days ago||Khal Harbaugh?||
|1 week 4 days ago||Exactly||
Cutcliffe is 60 years old and he'll be 61 by the time the season is underway next year. He's at a job where he's just come off 10 and 9 win seasons and he's a hero. Duke is never going to have expectations higher than what he's achieved right now. He has zero reason to jump ship at this stage of his career.