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|14 min 10 sec ago||False. People had it||
False. People had it backwards. It's 48 years for $6 million, not 6 years for $48 million.
|9 hours 46 min ago||Yeah, I'm not buying it||
Yeah, I'm not buying it either. Hopefully most of the sources feeding Brian and the other Michigan media positive Harbaugh news look more credible than this guy.
|11 hours 16 min ago||Michigan hate sells.||
Michigan hate sells. Honestly. If you write a scathing article about how MSU sucks, cheats, etc., no one will read it, because no one gives a shit. On the other hand, people eat up those kinds of stories about Michigan, Notre Dame, USC, Texas, and a few other schools. You can make a career off of attacking a school like Michigan, especially if you have the added credibility of being an alumnus.
|1 day 15 min ago||The national media has been||
The national media has been an absolute joke with this, almost to a man. Take a look at si.com right now. There are two stories. This might be the dumbest thing written so far about this search. And yet it's appearing just a few headlines under this, which offers a clear explanation of why the "MUST READ" J.P. Scott story is dumb as hell.
We've gotten really good coverage throughout this search from our Ann Arbor-based UM media. The Detroit media has been pretty slow and quiet; the rest of the media has been shit.
|1 day 4 hours ago||I think the incentive for||
I think the incentive for Harbaugh to keep Michigan around for his NFL negotations is even stronger than that. Let's say that Harbaugh wants to go to the Raiders and the 49ers really want compensation for Harbaugh.
JH: Trade me to the Raiders.
49ers: No. You can go to the Jets, Bears, or Falcons. They're all offering way more than the Raiders. We won't sign off on a Raiders trade, because you're worth more than that.
JH: Okay, then I'm going to Michigan and you get nothing.
49ers: Fine, asshole, Raiders it is.
|1 day 4 hours ago||For a Plan B...||
Jack Harbaugh >>>>>> Schiano
|1 day 6 hours ago||Here's mine: Miles is the||
Miles is the actual fallback plan. He knows that and he's okay with it, partly because Hackett is being honest with him (and partly because of course he's a backup plan to Harbaugh). Hackett told him that things with Harbaugh look promising. Miles knew he'd be asked about at his press conference and didn't want to get hammered by follow-up questions... on camera... so he issued a firm-seeming "not happening" that no one will ever see.
|1 day 6 hours ago||I don't think there's much||
I don't think there's much reason to believe that Michigan doesn't have a backup plan. Just that the backup plan isn't known to us.
|1 day 7 hours ago||That might be the weirdest||
That might be the weirdest rumor yet.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Lol. That's more like it.||
Lol. That's more like it.
|1 day 7 hours ago||TennBlue, your services are||
TennBlue, your services are needed here.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Also recommended (and||
Also recommended (and referenced in the Grantland piece) -
|1 day 12 hours ago||I've literally never seen a||
I've literally never seen a post as out of character for the poster as this one. Is there sarcasm here? Aren't you the guy who complains when people express sympathy for the victims of shootings and natural disasters?
|1 day 12 hours ago||Can you say more about the||
Can you say more about the negative backroom chatter?
|1 day 12 hours ago||I think Hoke is such a decent||
I think Hoke is such a decent guy that he might do it, but I would hope that no one asks him to. His removal has been handled pretty respectfully so far and there's no reason to change that.
|1 day 14 hours ago||So the OP contains a link to||
So the OP contains a link to a tweet and a single sentence, and the content of that tweet directly contradicts the content of that sentence. Nice.
|2 days 11 hours ago||If you're starting a thread||
If you're starting a thread to report rumors, how about you at least tell us where you're getting the rumors?
|2 days 11 hours ago||It's different. Harbaugh has||
It's different. Harbaugh has established himself as an extremely desirable head coach, so he doesn't have anywhere to climb at this point, and he's sure to make a shitload of money wherever he goes. Wheatley's not there yet. Going back to college as an RB coach would be an extremely risky, bold move. It's not out of the question - for one, who knows about his job status and happiness with the Bills - but that would be a very different situation from Harbaugh's. If we get Wheatley, it likely involves some kind of title that's a step up from RB coach.
|2 days 12 hours ago||I'm pretty confident that||
I'm pretty confident that we're going to get Harbaugh. I'm extremely confident that Jeff Moss is a giant d-bag.
|3 days 4 hours ago||In addition to the obviously||
In addition to the obviously awesome CJK5H, I love that Mike Leach named his autobiography "Swing Your Sword."
|3 days 6 hours ago||Not as intense as it sounds.||
Not as intense as it sounds. It's a massive bowl with a pretty small dick.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Is there a reference I'm||
Is there a reference I'm missing here? Are you Mason Cole's father? WHAT'S HAPPENING?
|4 days 7 hours ago||Do you really think Les or||
Do you really think Les or LSU cares that much about the Music City Bowl? We're pretty clearly in Harbaugh wait-and-see mode now, unless we're also after an NFL coach or someone involved in the CFP or another big bowl. What that does mean, though, is that it gives our other targets a nice excuse to focus on their current teams while we figure out what our obvious #1 target is doing.
If Harbaugh had said no already (which I doubt) and Miles were Michigan's next choice (which I also doubt), I think we'd have already seen Miles' hiring press conference.
|6 days 5 hours ago||The guy on the left is really||
The guy on the left is really underrated.
|6 days 5 hours ago||Great news, Ace. Welcome||
Great news, Ace. Welcome back, and keep us updated about how everything is going.
|1 week 1 day ago||Negged for not caring enough||
Negged for not caring enough about being negged.
|1 week 1 day ago||I disagree. One of the||
I disagree. One of the silliest things about coaching searches is that people act like it's a huge embarrassment if a couple of candidates say "no, thanks." Who cares? I'd much rather have an exhaustive search that sees a couple of people say no and then a very good candidate say yes to one that avoids the no's but produces a worse coach.
In fact, as one who was nervous about Hackett running this search, I love the way he's casting a wide net. I've been arguing that we should reach out to guys like Stoops, Malzahn, and Patterson just in case they're interested, and I wasn't expecting the AD to actually do that. I think it's the right strategy. You only need one of those guys to be interested -- and with the resources and roster that Michigan offers, it's totally possible that one excellent coach will surprise us and say yes.
EDIT: FYI, I didn't neg you. Not a fan of people downvoting reasonably stated opinions they disagree with.
|1 week 2 days ago||Meh, they're reaching out to||
Meh, they're reaching out to a lot of guys. It makes sense to talk to Miles - and then leak it - because as more of the "Michigan reached out to __" stories come out, you don't want Miles to look like a Plan Z if he eventually becomes the coach.
|1 week 3 days ago||I'm in the minority on this,||
I'm in the minority on this, but I really didn't like the UTL uniforms (from 2011). I think people remember them fondly because we won, but if we had lost that game, those things would be regarded as every bit as awful as the bumblebees.
|1 week 3 days ago||Those are awesome because||
Those are awesome because they're throwbacks, and actual throwbacks are awesome, especially when they're to championship seasons. But if we step back for a second and assess things honestly... those 1989 uniforms are hideous.