UM Football Analyst position now open

Submitted by Thread Jack on January 18th, 2019 at 8:53 AM

Looks like there is still a position to fill.  Thought I'd post, as there certainly seem to be an abundance of qualified candidates.

Posting here.

Only two requirements:  one is a Bachelor's degree, and the other ... isn't that. 

Upvotes for the best nomination to fill the spot! 

Will there be a Hello post?



January 18th, 2019 at 8:58 AM ^

Does tweeting at recruits count as, " experience assisting with the management of the service and support functions of a Division I football program"??



Thread Jack

January 18th, 2019 at 9:04 AM ^

It really does.  How would you like your evaluation criteria to include, "Evaluates how student athletes are living and ensures they make the right lifestyle choices?"

Edit:  For instance, every time that a football player makes "a poor lifestyle choice" does this poor sap bear the brunt of the athletic department wrath?  And what counts as a "poor lifestyle choice?"  Selling sneakers online?  

I'm reminded of one of my wife's friends from our early parenting days who was constantly encouraging her child to "make another choice."  Riley* could be whacking my child with a dumptruck, and while I was rushing to remove my child, she was cheering, "Make another choice, Riley*!  Make another choice!"

*May or may not be real name.

Edit 2:  I can just see the poor analyst encouraging an OL at a party:  "Don't crumple that bigmouth, Behemoth!  Make another choice!  Make another ... oh shit."


January 18th, 2019 at 10:07 AM ^

+1 awesome. It reminded me of some extended feckless parenting I saw years ago.

"Brandon" (real name) was constantly being asked to "cooperate" by his clueless upper-middle-class mom who would never consider using a 2 x 4 on him. "Brandon, please cooperate! Brandon ... Brandon!!!"

Last I knew, Brandon grew up to be a high-maintenance underachieving pain in the ass 


January 18th, 2019 at 10:33 AM ^

"It reminded me of some extended feckless parenting I saw years ago."

My wife works as a preschool teacher—she has to deal with the consequences of feckless parenting every day. Most of the parents are well-educated and compensated professionals but they can be as clueless about raising kids as anybody.

Dr. Detroit

January 18th, 2019 at 11:23 AM ^

The good thing is that the young are too ignorant to realize you don't know what you're doing either.  So long as you act like you do, you're good.

I remember having a discussion with a young man who brought my 15 year old daughter home at 1am.  The entire time I was lecturing him about how that is not an appropriate time & such I was marveling at how I had a lot of experience on his end of this conversation ("Yes sir") but this end was more about not laughing.


January 18th, 2019 at 9:00 AM ^

That pesky second required qualification is preventing me from applying...

"Must possess prior experience assisting with the management of the service and support functions of a Division I football program."

I don't got that! Too bad, "Spent countless hours on MGoBlog instead of working" isn't a qualification...


January 18th, 2019 at 10:06 AM ^

I have never let something like that stop me from applying for a job, and I have probably only met about 50% of the requirements for any position I have interviewed for. 

Further, now that I am in a hiring position, I have found that most of the time the "requirements" are typically written for what the perfect candidate would be and not what the person who is hired must have. 


January 18th, 2019 at 10:44 AM ^

^^^^THIS!!  Knowing that the requirements are what they want from the perfect candidate and they will never get a perfect candidate is almost a life skill in and of itself.

Don't let the "requirements" stop you from applying.  Now, if they want you to spend hours providing something (writing sample, code, artwork, etc), well, that is different.  But if all you have to do apply is submit a resume and a cover letter, you have to go for it.


January 18th, 2019 at 9:00 AM ^

Hmmmm I wonder if this means McDaniels will be a full fledged assistant rather than an analyst. Which would in turn mean Pep is gone. 


January 18th, 2019 at 5:44 PM ^

Was thinking the same.  I saw that McDaniels was tweeting about being on the road visiting recruits this week.

As far as I know he can only do that as a coach or as an “acting coach” while there are openings on the staff.

To me this means either he is a coach but unannounced (which would mean Pep is gone) OR that he was able to do this up to the exact point that the new DL hire became official.


January 18th, 2019 at 9:02 AM ^

Speculating...but could this mean one of two things?:


1. Pep gone, McDaniels promoted

2. Pep staying, McDaniels unhappy and gone




January 18th, 2019 at 10:37 AM ^

McDaniels was able to be out on the recruiting trail because Michigan hadn’t officially hired Shaun Nua yet. Meaning we werent fully staffed so McDaniels still held that unofficial interim role. 

If McDaniels continues to recruit now that  Nua’s hire is official, then THAT would point to another departure on the offensive staff. 


January 18th, 2019 at 9:09 AM ^

Is this one of those positions where the university is legally required to post the opening even though they already know who they are going to hire?