Harbaugh Podcast: Jim and Jack talk about officiating and the 'Harbaugh Rule'

Harbaugh Podcast: Jim and Jack talk about officiating and the 'Harbaugh Rule'

Submitted by 1VaBlue1 on November 14th, 2017 at 11:48 AM

The podcast has been advertised here before, but I thought the talk about officiating was interesting this morning.  The cut block that Kugler was called for spurred a question to the B1G office about what's legal in that situation.  They're also checking on WR picks - as Jim explained, he wants to know why there are never any OPI calls on pick routes.  He believes the rule is that blocking is allowed 1-yd downfield, and mentions that we always get picked at 3 yds.  (Personally, I've always thought it was a 3-yd rule in college, 1-yd in pro.)

Jack talked a lot about how proud he was that Jim has kept his composure this year.  Talking about the Harbaugh Rule (where coaches aren't allowed on the field at all), he called out the officials by saying that Meyer had to be shoved off the field by an official because he was in the way pre-snap.  Then two plays later, Iowa was given a bench warning for coaches on the field.  Said the officials were so mad at Meyer that they had to penalize Iowa!  

Also Nature Boy was "Wooooo"-ing, so how bad can that be?  Plus, he expects to be in AA for the OSU game, and was asking for tickets.

All in the first 20 minutes, so here it is...

Asked about MSU, Dantonio unintentionally references Ric Flair

Asked about MSU, Dantonio unintentionally references Ric Flair

Submitted by OC Alum91 on February 6th, 2016 at 12:58 AM


"We've always taken a systematic approach to recruiting, we try not to have too much 'flair'..... um....(breaks into smile)  I guess he's (Ric Flair's) down there,.... I don't know what to say, it just sort of slipped..."


Not a huge deal (maybe just an unintentional pun more than anything else), but seems to me that when asked about MSU's approach to recruiting, Dantonio inadvertently says "flair", makes the connection to SOTS in his mind, and then laughs out loud.  At least he shows a sense of humor to laugh at his unintentional advertisement for UM.


Because of SOTS, *everyone* is thinking about UM, even MSU.  MSU's head coach is supposed to be talking about MSU, but he instead reminds people about UM.



(around 2:20)

The Natureboy and Michigan Football

The Natureboy and Michigan Football

Submitted by Blazefire on February 4th, 2016 at 9:51 AM

For those of you who paid attention to SotS yesterday, you might have noticed that Ric Flair said he was recruited by and offered a scholarship by Bump Elliott. Several former players confirmed that this is true, and they took him to Beta House during his university visit.

I must have misread, because I thought I read that he signed an LOI - did their used to be different rules on LOIs? Could you sign more than one and then choose? Or perhaps Bump let him out of it? More likely he just said he was offered one, I don't know.

Regardless, I wanted to see what became of his football career if this is indeed true. Turns out, Ol Richard Fliehr was in fact a Golden Gopher, ever so briefly.



He was an O-Lineman with the team in '69 and '70, though I can't find record of him after that. According to his wiki page, he started training for pro wrestling in the winter of 71 - so if they mean Jan/Feb '71, he probably dropped out of school following the end of the 1970 season. The Gophers last game that year was 11/21 - a loss at Wisconsin to cap a 3-6-1 year, so that timeline would fit.

Unfortunately, as an OL, there are no stats. He would've been a very small O-Lineman, as he's only billed at 6'1" - I suppose in that day he might have been a couple inches taller, 6'3" or so. Likely a center?