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|14 weeks 5 days ago||Exactly right||
The NFL owners made their pick entirely based on feelings in the moment. As someone said below, Kroenke offered the more "grandiose" stadium plan which put a bit of a spell on everyone in the room. They saw the shiny thing and got distracted and totally forgot to think about the true moneymaker: a successful and sustainable market in Los Angeles.
The Raiders are a national brand unlike any team in the NFL other than the Packers, Steelers and Cowboys. The Raiders moving wouldn't have fractured a fan base because the majority of Raider fans don't live in the East Bay. They have a truly regional fanbase dispersed all throughout the state of California. The false notion the owners were operating under was that Los Angeles was desperate for a "home team" which wasn't and isn't the case. The city's makeup is already one of transplants from all over the country who bring with them the allegiances of their hometowns. Los Angeles isn't Charlotte or Houston and my guess is it took a year staring at an empty stadium for the owners to realize that.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||If the NFL had any foresight||
They would have moved the Raiders to LA last year. The Raiders have such a fervent and dedicated fan base that travels from all over the west coast to wherever they're playing. If they wanted to prove the concept of football in LA they would have taken a team with a following and put them in the largest market to guarantee ticket sales and excitement in a highly competitive market.
The Raiders will be successful in Vegas because the Raiders would be successful anywhere they moved on the West Coast. They could move to Palm Springs and you'd still have Southwest flights on Sundays filled with people in Silver and Black.
Football in LA will only be successful for one week every season: when the Raiders travel to play the Chargers.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Not his first time in front of the camera...||
... Or promoting Michigan.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Uhhhh...||
Mike Riley, Gary Andersen, Rich Rodriguez are three current coaches that have coached in both the Pac-12 and Big Ten.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Here is the Eleven Warriors post with the hyperlink||
way at the bottom... "Punt Bunyan" hyperlink
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Outstanding questions||
Who are Rey's parents?... Feels like the implication or story we're meant to be leaning towards is that she's Luke's daughter who he left on a desert planet for her safety when he became the most hunted man in the galaxy. But if that's so, then who is her mother?
|1 year 19 weeks ago||To be fair||
Arizona did lose their best defensive player at the beginning of the season, and were then riddled with injuries on the defensive side of the ball throughout the season.
Our defense didn't do too well after we lost one of our best defensive players (Glasgow). It's hard to perform well when injuries cripple you. I do think Casteel is a pretty solid DC. Not a silver bullett, but also not shit.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Yes||
Yes he does.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Does anyone have a solid explanation for why Tulane has sucked?||
Given the amount of talent in Louisiana and the south in general, the appeal of living in New Orleans, etc. you'd think they could easily become a Northwestern-esque program. Top notch academic institution which would appeal to the Stanford/Northwestern/Vandy types of recruits who highly value the strength of their degrees.
And beyond that, you'd think that a top notch coach would be at least intrigued by the idea of living in an awesome city that also happens to be pretty talent-rich for recruiting.
Something doesn't compute. Why do they suck so much?
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Greg Jackson||
He coached linebackers in 2009-2010... I could easily see him move to LB coach with Zordich and Pruitt working with the DB's. It would also make Jackson a more appealing DC hire in the future given he'd have extensive experience coaching multiple positions.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||You know nothing (Jon Snow)||
All of us are far less qualified to be deciding who would be a "good fit" than Jim Harbaugh, which is why we should all simply want whatever Harbaugh wants.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Good luck to him||
I wish him nothing but the best and could see this being a fantastic fit. He has ties to the region and is an hour and a half flight from Pahokee. Go chase those rabbits RR!
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Matt Rhule||
Matt Rhule is getting the Penn State job when it opens up.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||He's never been fired||
Don't know who you're talking about...
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Washington's Defense Under Wilcox||
As Steve Sarkisian's defensive coordinator at the University of Washington, Wilcox took a defense that ranked 108th in the nation and turned it into the 39th ranked unit in his first year.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I'm not saying all three are gone||
I'm saying one of them could leave for a promotion... And just to refresh your memory, two of the three were working under him this past year.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||You're right||
But all have also spent a year working with Durkin now. I wouldn't be surprised to see one or two position coaches leave for promotions. It also wouldn't worry me as I have the utmost faith in JH to replace them with as good or even better options.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I was thinking the same thing||
That shit ain't happening. But a Mike Zordich, Greg Jackson or Jedd Fisch isn't outside the realm of possibility.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||It's not necessarily a money thing||
Harbaugh could encourage a position coach to take the promotion. He's got a coach in waiting essentially in T.J. Weist.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I can only imagine||
Given how much their AD talked about becoming an offensive juggernaut (Oregon of the East) they're planning on offering a sizable amount of money to some offensive coaches to work under Durkin given his defensive background.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Give me Lance Anderson||
Give me Lance Anderson or give me death.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Realistic Candidates||
Should Durkin leave:
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I spoke with Vic Fangio about a year and a half ago||
While he and Harbaugh were still firmly in place in San Francisco. I was filming something with him and he knew I was a Michigan grad and told me a number of great Harbaugh anecdotes. I asked him a bunch of stuff about Michigan and the 2011 search and talked to him about his career trajectory and whatnot. I came away from the convo thinking this guy is an NFL guy who wants to be an NFL Head Coach.
I don't think he'll leave the NFL for a lateral move. I could see him leaving for Head Coaching opportunity, but I would assume that would be merely a stepping stone to get him into the league as a HC.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Sometimes when you're on...||
You're really fucking on.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||He snubbed him||
I like that he doesn't feel pressured to talk to a slimy piece of shit he doesn't like just for the sake of "shaking hands/kissing babies."
I can only hope he'd snub Rosenberg the same way. Harbaugh respects people who are good at their jobs, a la Judge Judy, not ass clowns who try to provoke people to further their own personal agendas and get cheap clicks.
Bravo Jim. Bravo.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||LOLLLL||
|1 year 34 weeks ago||pretty weak, but this is my list||
2008 Notre Dame
2006 Notre Dame
|1 year 34 weeks ago||look||
this was just meant to be a beav appreciation thread.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Remember||
The dragon has three heads.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||To Jim Harbaugh!||
King of the North!!!