Not five seconds after the game ended my 63 year old brother was on the phone demanding that Rich be fired and Harbaugh be made the Head Coach. He said he was "embarrassed" yet again and as a Michigan alumni he didn't much like being embarrassed. He proceeded to list every play that went wrong and decided that they were all a function of poor coaching. When I tried to reason with him on the age of the team we were fielding he gave me the "but we're Michigan" rationale that age was no excuse. I listen to him for a while and then asked him "who do you want as coach if Harbaugh says no thanks". He had no answer.
I want to be VERY clear that I am still firmly in the keep RichRod camp. If I was Brandon I would tell Rich that Gerg and all the D assistants have to go and that we're going to throw as much money as we can at the best DC we can find and let him pick his team.
Now that I established where I fall on the coaching issue I have an open question to the anti-Rich faction of the board (and my brother). If Harbaugh says no - who's your plan B? Les Miles? Cam Cameron? Chris Peterson? Gary Patterson? Who? I think we need to look no further than South Bend to see what happens when you start making coaching changes without a solid replacement lined up.
There seems to be this presumption that Harbaugh would leap at the chance to come back home but what if he says no. Then what?