a vitally important recap of all the dumb tweets sent during the Harbaugh coaching search
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|4 hours 58 min ago||But even so, Jim Harbaugh is||
But even so, Jim Harbaugh is a rock star and his hiring made a FAR bigger splash than anyone else's.
|4 hours 59 min ago||I thought that was just a||
I thought that was just a bookkeeping kind of thing. My understanding was that in a roundabout way we're paying him to coach, have a TV show, have a radio show, host a camp, and do some other things, but I think our AD ultimately pays for it.
|5 hours 15 min ago||His position is endowed ("J.||
His position is endowed ("J. Ira and Nicki Harris") although I don't think that necessarily covers his entire salary. But regardless, we've got the money to pay him.
|5 hours 33 min ago||But what's important is that||
But what's important is that he acknowledges that he doesn't know much about sports. A lot of presidents might want to meddle with the athletic department. Schlissel knows it's not his realm of expertise and isn't going to involve himself unless absolutely necessary.
|6 hours 17 min ago||And since he's already||
And since he's already redshirted, it doesn't matter at all how much he plays- unless it can be proven that his 2012 redshirt was medically related.
|13 hours 40 min ago||Charlatan||
Only THE KNOWLEDGE can speak for THE KNOWLEDGE
Because only THE KNOWLEDGE possesses THE KNOWLEDGE
|14 hours 23 min ago||They're giving our head coach||
They're giving our head coach - and by extension our program - massive amounts of free publicity. This is very much a good thing.
|14 hours 37 min ago||How would he have come? He||
How would he have come? He was never offered the job.
|14 hours 40 min ago||If we're going with the||
If we're going with the "Legendary athletic director moved Michigan forward" shtick, shouldn't that quote at the bottom be a little different? Shouldn't it be, like, a quote from another CEO talking about brand maximalization?
|17 hours 51 min ago||If you're a 49ers fan that's||
If you're a 49ers fan that's a problem, but as a Michigan fan that "distraction" doesn't bother me at all.
|17 hours 53 min ago||Whittle.||
|18 hours 52 min ago||The NFL league office is||
The NFL league office is definitely not terribly bright - but its marketing wing is. There could be an interesting tug-of-war here.
|19 hours 8 min ago||But the hit itself shouldn't||
But the hit itself shouldn't have as much impact, right? If you're hit by a foam-covered object it doesn't strike you with the same impact as a blunt one. My thinking is that this would help reduce trauma from sub-concussive hits.
The handful of guys who wore these seemed to be okay:
|19 hours 17 min ago||Not certain about Three and||
Not certain about Three and Out, but Fourth and Long was definitely for sale at the MDen on State Street last year.
|19 hours 19 min ago||I've got to believe football||
I've got to believe football helmets are going to change. That hard outer shell doesn't make sense. External padding wouldn't completely solve the problem but it would soften the impact of collisions somewhat.
|19 hours 27 min ago||I don't think they literally||
I don't think they literally handed the game to us.
|19 hours 32 min ago||Harbaugh's Stanford teams||
Harbaugh's Stanford teams didn't seem to have that issue:
|19 hours 44 min ago||This guy is either a Walmart||
Are we using this term now? I thought it was only something Spartan fans said.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Interesting. Did Hagerup||
Interesting. Did Hagerup speak at all?
|1 day 13 hours ago||I wouldn't be happy with it||
I wouldn't be happy with it but it's year one of the Harbaugh era, so I wouldn't get too bent out of shape.
|1 day 16 hours ago||And even he won only 4 games||
Context matters here. Harbaugh inherited a 1-11 team that had averaged 10 points per game in 2006. He then delivered a three-win improvement, including the largest upset in college football history.
|1 day 16 hours ago||We could have easily had a||
We could have easily had a better record in '08. There were four one-possession games that ended up as losses:
Utah (25-23) ; Toledo (13-10) ; Purdue (48-42) ; Northwestern (21-14)
Utah would have been tough but the others were out there for the taking. Toledo certainly should have been a win - they were horrible, worse than us. Purdue almost surely is a win if not for the insane 3-3-5 switch that week that discombobulated our defense so badly that a 3rd-stringer at QB destroyed it.
I would say one of RichRod's shortcomings, up there with his handling of the defense, was his general inability to right the ship once it started to veer off course. Once the losses started piling up, you got the sense that he was panicking and his players seemed to feed off it. The confidence of September vanished. The 2008 team started 2-2 and finished 1-7; the 2009 team started 4-0 and finished 1-7; and the 2010 team started 5-0 and finished 2-6.
|1 day 17 hours ago||This is the downside of all||
This is the downside of all those posbang threads.
|1 day 17 hours ago||In theory yeah, but it's not||
In theory yeah, but it's not that easy to tell your boss (a man with a very itchy trigger finger) to stay away.
Brandon should have had the good sense to be like 99.9% of athletic directors and stay out of there.
Man, were we a trainwreck.
|1 day 17 hours ago||And we beat them 38-0 again||
And we beat them 38-0 again in 2007.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Clearly it's Gardner's fault||
Clearly it's Gardner's fault that OSU scored 42 points on us that day.
|2 days 5 hours ago||RichRod (sans Casteel) was as||
RichRod (sans Casteel) was as bad at handling the defense as Hoke was handling the offense. We basically had half a competent coaching staff for seven years; it just switched sides of the ball in 2011.
Now, finally, we have reason to believe our staff is competent in all phases of the game, including even special teams, a longtime source of struggle. It's exciting.
|2 days 9 hours ago||I like when a brand-new coach||
I like when a brand-new coach says "it's been a long process to get to this point." Stitt's got his clichés down already.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Fitting that it all comes||
Fitting that it all comes down to 4th and goal.
|2 days 10 hours ago||What a throw!||
What a throw!