Those who stay...

Submitted by Michifornia on December 30th, 2018 at 6:34 PM

Will get a degree and a fantastic education at the BEST public university in the country.  Period.  Until Coach Harbaugh swallows his pride and makes some changes, there's no way a championship (B1G or otherwise) is likely.

Jim Harbaugh is a great recruiter.  Dude can talk a huge game.  When he came back to coach at Michigan, it was one of the greatest moments for me as a diehard fan for 40+ years.  But obviously, something needs to change.  I don't think it's a bad thing attracting kids to a stellar academic institution.  Even promising that you'll be joining an almost guaranteed top 20 program every year.

But I've been buying into the hype every week and every year.  There's so much freakin talk on social media about how great this team is.  How dedicated everyone is.  I am not one to bash any of these student athletes.  They are working hard and doing their best.  It's time to stop trying to convince everyone where this program is.  Enough with all the Twitter hype and all the rhetoric.  It's time to keep it real and shut up until this program can actually win something.  10 wins, nothing to sneeze at.  But 10 wins with all the talk and hype.  Not so great.  Maybe we need to take a more blue collar approach.

Michigan IS a great school.  Heck, we even have a pretty darn good basketball program (doing more with less).  I wear my maize and blue with great pride.  Proud to have earned a degree there.  But enough TALK about how great the football team is.  Harbaugh can bring in some pretty great talent.  But until it starts showing up on the national stage, let's not call it what it isn't.  

Those who stay won't be champions unless Harbaugh changes some things.

Happy New Year!  Be safe and GO BLUE!!

Comments

uofmfan_13

December 30th, 2018 at 10:27 PM ^

Been saying similar stuff for a while too. Need more dogs, less hype. Need a mentality and a ethos... I liked the revenge tour mentality to some extent but maybe don't come out with the shirts and all that and for darn sure don't include Ohio on that list. Revenge / putting MSU in its place is great. Then zip it and just win. Beat Ohio and maybe can crow for one glorious Saturday night.

But for darn sure NEVER go into Ohio game with any stupid talk like this year and higdons dumb guarantee.

jsquigg

December 30th, 2018 at 11:33 PM ^

People need to grow the fuck up.  I'm disappointed with recent events too, but I wouldn't trade Jimmy for the last three coaches and no one better is walking through that door.

UofM Die Hard …

December 31st, 2018 at 1:01 AM ^

the creative shit that was coming from the Bama offense was a sight to see. 

Why can’t we do some of this shit and do it more so than not. I get holding plays back but wtf man. This vanilla shit is painful to watch. 

Gatekeeper

December 31st, 2018 at 9:11 AM ^

Yep. I don't know how necessary it is to keep saying these things, but you're right

 

Time for the players and coaches to stop talking about "coming back to win a championship" until they win a championship. Quit talking about how you're going to do it and go out and do it.

 

Cut the championship talk. I'm not saying to stop using it as a goal, but quit talking about it in the media.

dp47

December 31st, 2018 at 3:45 PM ^

If Harbaugh is a great recruiter, what does that make Nick Saban and Kirby Smart? If Harbaugh is a great recruiter, why does Michigan lack elite OL and RBs?  If Harbaugh is an elite recruiter, why hasn’t he signed a single 5 star QB?

if Harbaugh is a great recruiter, how is it that his highest rated class was 5th by 247 standards and most of his classes are in the average 90 point/3.5 stars per player range?

By any objective measure, he isn’t an elite recruiter.  

Save your the SEC cheats memes.