The 33 year old coach is best known for working with Case Keenum at Houston and most recently being the Offensive Coordinator for Texas A&M directing Manziel to a Heisman Thropy. Clearly this is a risky move hiring someone without any head coaching experience but I think their fans would rather see this than hiring another retread.
ESPN put together a list of the top 10 coaching jobs in football, both college and pro. UM (and OSU) is #8 on the list.
#1 - Green Bay Packers
#2 - Texas
#3 - New England Patriots
#4 - Notre Dame
#5 - New York Giants
#6 - Alabama
#7 - LSU
#8 - UM/OSU
#9 - Florida
#10 - Houston Texans
Edit: Missed the post below. Sorry about that. Mods please delete.
I apologize if not worthy of its own thread. But this tweet brought up a question on compliance. I thought it was , .....well not compliant to "mention" a recruit in twitter. Can anybody explain?
Mike Vrabel @CoachVrabel50
Title basically says it all and I think both articles raise interesting discussion: an IUPU-Columbus reseacher put together valuations for NCAA football programs that Gene Wojo used in his overall ranking of head coaching jobs in all of football.
Michigan lands at #3 in football program value, behind Texas and Florida, and lands at #8 (tied with OSU) for overall job in football, with the Packers as #1. Those are obviously pretty great numbers for us but I'm interested in what everyone else thinks of the overall rankings.
Congrats to Stevie Brown. What a year he is having!
Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter
With Giants S Stevie Brown having started nine straight games while contributing key plays, the team placed him on Pro-Bowl ballot today.
Anyone else watching the Dan Patrick show? Apparently Tubberville took some recruits out to dinner, they asked him how long he planned on being there, he got up to go to the bathroom and never came back.
What a truly pathetic man. The story has been gaining traction on the internet since last night but the DP show is the first major outlet, to my knowledge, reporting it.
Washington Post has an article detailing the process and negotiations that brought Maryland to the Big Ten.
A couple points I found interesting:
- Jim Delany definitely discussed the new Big Ten division format with Maryland. In my opinion, the Big Ten office already has a plan for new divisions, and this new survey is just a front to make fans think our input is actually being considered.
- Maryland is getting money front-loaded in the deal to address their debt crisis unlike Nebraska who had their share increase incrementally over several years to full share.
- Once the story started breaking, the deal moved fast. Brandon left the last meeting with Delany not knowing a deal was imminent.
Via Sam Webb from last night (didn't see any posts). I asked if it was Reon Dawson and didn't get a response back. Anyone have any guesses?
Another elsewhere-committed defender expected at #Michigan this weekend. A kid not mentioned before
Not mentioning name yet so as not to introduce the complications that MAY preclude another potential visitor from making it in.