CC-Call Your Shot

Submitted by ScruffyTheJanitor on December 2nd, 2014 at 8:19 AM

I thought this would be a fun way to waste some time today while at work.

Since it appears as though Brady "Nice Guys finnish* last" Hoke is going to be canned today, we should all throw our chips down on the table and declare who we think the next head coach, OC, and DC at Michigan is going to be. 


My money: 

HC: Tom Herman

OC: Lincoln Riley (No connection here; just a good coach)

DC: Chris Ash (Coached with Herman at Iowa State, OSU)


*I know, I know. Wan hek ov uh mis pelling. 



December 2nd, 2014 at 9:20 AM ^

HC: Gordan (pronounced Gor-DON) Bombay

OC: Charlie Conway

DC: Fulton Reed and Dean Portman (The Bash Brothers)

If anything, Michigan will have the patented Flying V (TM) on kick and punt returns. Conway was never a good player, always a much brighter offensive mind. Our red zone defense will be Reed and Portman coming out of the press box and smashing opposing teams to pieces! 


December 2nd, 2014 at 9:34 AM ^

I've seen lots of names in the past few months, but do not recall seeing anything regarding Jim Tressel.  Before everyone starts screaming, think about what he would bring to the table.  the first thing I think of when I think Jim Tressel is his Red "Ohio" vest, but I also think of someone who dominated the Big 10 for a long time and won Big 10 championships not to mention went to title games.  While I despised him for all of those years, I did respect what he accomplished.  He runs a great version of the spread which has proven to be successful even before it was what it is today across college football.  He also has great ties to the Midwest.  I'm not sure Hackett could swallow his pride enough to hire a former Ohio St. coach, but it's certainly happened before and think of how that turned out (Bo of course).  I would love to see him sporting a Blue vest with a hugh block M.  Thought?


December 2nd, 2014 at 9:41 AM ^

Its going to be Harbaugh. Its all setting up too perfectly. His weird press conference yesterday, not wearing a SF hat, returning home to save Michigan.


December 2nd, 2014 at 9:48 AM ^

I think they will pursue Jim Harbaugh or are currently pursuing. I think it's possible they may already know his feeling on the position one way or the other. I don't feel he is a lock, not by a long shot. I think Les Miles has the highest chance of being the next coach. They will not hire a coordinator or a hot name. They will hire a proven and successful head coach. They will not be able to find a guy with a better resume than Les Miles unless it's a someone like Bob Stoops or another NFL guy.

Go Blue in MN

December 2nd, 2014 at 10:06 AM ^

I don't see the stars aligning that way like a lot of you do.  I have a lingering suspicion that Schissel would not approve the hire of Les Miles because he doesn't want to appear to be giving his stamp of approval to the SEC brand of football; it's not the "balance" he's been talking about.

I'll really have no idea who it will be.  I hope for Jim Harbaugh, and think he may actually be more likely than any other single candidate, but even then I see only a 15% chance.  It's more likely to be a Plan C guy; maybe Butch Davis or Chuck Martin.  My dark Horse Plan B candidates are Mark Richt or Chris Peterson; don't know if they would make the move but would both be good choices.  Hopefully NOT Schiano.

Would love to see Bob Stitt as OC and Bo Pelini as DC. 

Dilithium Wings

December 2nd, 2014 at 10:08 AM ^

I'm thinking we're retaining Hoke. Harbaugh appears to be out of the picture. I don't care for anyone else.

Hoke showed us he can win with a veteran group. Let's see what he can do with them.


December 2nd, 2014 at 10:12 AM ^

I would love Harbaugh or Miles, but I'm not getting my hopes up. Whenever these big name jobs open up people speculate all of these top coaches moving around and it never happens.

Typically, a HC from a lower level FBS, middle of the road P5/AQ, or big name coordinator lands the gig.

So I could easily see UM bringing in a Chuck Martin or McElwain type and I don't necessarily think that's a bad thing.


December 2nd, 2014 at 10:49 AM ^

First choice would be JH but I dont think its gonna happen. I think for better or worse its Les. In another coaching search I just saw that RR's name came up as a candidate to replace Pelini at Neb. Wouldn't that be fun.