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|14 hours 11 sec ago||The context of this would be||
The context of this would be nice too.
|14 hours 2 min ago||Exactly. That's what I was||
Exactly. That's what I was thinking too. If my brother was in that spot and a reporter asked me if I urged him to do one thing or another I would say, "No, I told him to do whatever he wants." Is John supposed to say, "Yeah, he's doing it because my dad and I told him to."?
|14 hours 6 min ago||It would be funnier if||
It would be funnier if Hackett paid Schiano to show up so he could run out, get booed, and then Hackett comes back saying "Just kidding you guys, it's Harbaugh" and then Jim runs out to everyone going nuts.
That's what I would do, at least.
|14 hours 9 min ago||Can't it be both?||
Can't it be both?
|14 hours 15 min ago||OK that's not really the||
OK that's not really the point but thanks for convincing me I have cancer.
|14 hours 18 min ago||That actually would be pretty||
That actually would be pretty awesome. I hope we do that.
|14 hours 23 min ago||Not applicable because it's||
Not applicable because it's happening dot gif.
|14 hours 26 min ago||So Dana Jacobson for OL||
So Dana Jacobson for OL coach?
|14 hours 43 min ago||Your post makes sense. We||
Your post makes sense. We all have preferences. But to say that you won't order any apparel for years just because it's Adidas instead of Nike is outrageous and silly.
|14 hours 48 min ago||When it comes to apparel,||
When it comes to apparel, money should be the determining factor. Not the only factor, but if they money isn't close to equal, I would hope the AD takes the most lucrative deal.
We all want things that cost lots of money (like Jim Harbaigh, hello). In order to have those things that cost lots of money, we need lots of money. And since everyone bitches about ticket prices and PSDs, why not let Adidas fund that stuff for us?
|15 hours 8 min ago||It's not that simple.||
It's not that simple. Dantonio hasn't been a DC for over a decade and isn't going to do it all himself. He's also not super young and has had some health problems so doing too much is not in his (or MSU's) best interest. Narduzzi didn't win the 2013 Broyles Award or get the Pitt HC job by being Dantonio's puppet. That was Narduzzi's defense and Narduzzi ran it.
Narduzzi was also a guy who got the MSU players very riled up and was a great recruiter. That all needs to be replaced now.
|15 hours 16 min ago||It's a little bit of both.||
It's a little bit of both. Dantonio is a very good coach, but he wasn't running the defense all by himself, and like others have said, the D that has been so successful at MSU the last handful of years was Narduzzi's D, not Dantonio's D. Narduzzi was also especially good at watching opponents' film and scheming to stop it - it's not like a DC just implements a defense and then says "go run it" every week. Narduzzi was the one gameplanning in practice every week and tweeking the D for each opponent. He was obviously quite good at that, and that will be lost.
Now, Dantonio knows defense well himself and they'll likely hire someone good. But this is certainly a loss for MSU.
|16 hours 3 min ago||It depends on how you define||
It depends on how you define Christmas. If it's the day you get your gifts, then yes, that would be the new Christmas. But if you define it as the day our savior is born, Jim's birthday was yesterday.
|16 hours 57 min ago||Christmas is the day Harbaugh||
Christmas is the day Harbaugh is official, as far as I'm concerned.
|17 hours 3 sec ago||Sounds like that might be a||
Sounds like that might be a good idea. Also might be hard to come by if you don't hurry.
|1 week 8 hours ago||If that was his goal, you||
If that was his goal, you know he could just tell them, right? That's what an agent's job is. You don't have to leak it to the press for your other potential suitors to know what they need to pay.
|1 week 1 day ago||First - Martellus Bennett is||
First - Martellus Bennett is not that good. Second - Matt Forte is 29 and Brandon Marshall is 30. Both of those guys have just a couple high level years left. And Jay Cutler sucks. The Bears aren't doing anything for a while.
|1 week 1 day ago||Champions refers to more than||
Champions refers to more than just the football field.
|1 week 2 days ago||4 Loco till dawn for me.||
4 Loco till dawn for me.
|1 week 2 days ago||I kinda thought I had dibs on||
I kinda thought I had dibs on MGoBrewMom.
|1 week 3 days ago||You could certainly argue||
You could certainly argue that Ross has more invested in Michigan, between time and money, than he has in Miami. He could sell the Dolphins today and recoup what he paid and he's done. He's not getting his 250MM back from Michigan.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'm not sure how many of the||
I'm not sure how many of the UK guys are lottery picks - though most of them are draft picks.
Remember - all of the 76ers are NBA draft picks, and have gotten better since then. And many were lottery picks, plus you've weeded out who is a bust.
|1 week 5 days ago||I don't get it.||
I don't get it.
|1 week 5 days ago||Hutchinson was from Florida||
Hutchinson was from Florida too, IIRC. And current standout Mason Cole. I wouldn't mind another Martavious Odoms, either.
|1 week 5 days ago||Any coach who comes in with a||
Any coach who comes in with a track record for success will recruit very well right off the bat. Look at James Franklin - PSU isn't as big of a name as MIchigan and James Franklin hasn't had a ton of success as a HC, but some. Yet just by being "new" and selling "hope" he has recruited incredibly well. Hoke did the same thing, remember? Any new Michigan coach will sell to recruits all the normal Michigan stuff plus "bringing Michigan back to the top." That will last a couple years regardless of on-field success, and then we will have to win.
That's why I don't care how long it takes to get a coach. When we get one, recruits will come. What I care about is getting a coach who can win so that the recruits keep coming 3+ years down the road.
|1 week 5 days ago||In regards to your 3rd||
In regards to your 3rd paragraph - yes that's possible, but we have no reason to assume this. It's a successful firm that has worked with lots of other big organizatoins (with good results). To assume they totally botched what they do well is probably not the safest assumption.
As for your last paragraph - do you want the guys those schools hired? Because I sure don't. But you're exactly right that if we wanted to avoid the search firm and hire a mediocre coach, we could have done that by now.
|1 week 5 days ago||The only way your last||
The only way your last paragraph could be a legitimate criticim of the search firm is if both a) Miles was left off the list by the firm, and b) Miles wanted to take the job (because part of the job of the firm is to guage interest - they won't include anyone on the list who wouldn't take the job if offered).
We don't know either of those things, so you can't blame the search firm for that. It's entirely possible that Miles was on that list and Brandon passed on him.
|1 week 5 days ago||Sure, he recruits in a||
Sure, he recruits in a talent-rich environment, but he also competes directly with Texas, TAMU, Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Georgia. Those are heavy hitters and he wins on lots of top recruits. And that's not because he had lots of Southern ties before he got there.
Michigan doesn't have the talent that Louisiana has. But they have far less local competition and they are able to cast a wider net. Michigan can bring in LSU-level recruiting classes by focusing on MI and OH and grabbing kids from CA, MD/NJ, VA/NC or Texas a few times a year.
|1 week 5 days ago||We really don't. If we get a||
We really don't. If we get a good coach, getting him on Jan 6th (which is my birthday so that would be awesome) will be just as good as now. Not a lot of recruiting will happen between now and then anyway, and it's a small class. I want to get a good coach that will win with our talent, and the recruiting will follow. Let's not let recruiting impact our decision here even 1%.
|1 week 5 days ago||I agree, I'm OK with that||
I agree, I'm OK with that too. But it's possible that we can have our cake and eat it too.
This is why MIchigan has reached out to their non-Harbaugh options. If Herman is a legitimate option for Michigan, they likely had a conversation that went something like "You are one of our top non-Harbaugh options and it's entirely possibe he's not an option. We intend to consider you very seriously, so don't go out and jump at the first job offer you get that isn't as good as us."
If Herman gets offered the job at Houston and he has a shot at the Michigan job, he will likely tell Houston they need to wait on Michigan's decision. If they don't, he can get a job similar to Houston every year if he wants.