Coaching staff is complete

Submitted by umbig11 on February 19th, 2018 at 6:19 PM
There will be no more departures. Despite how many of us feel about Pep & Drevno they are returning. Offensive coaching assignments remain unsettled to this day. They will be settled well before spring. Warriner will remain an Analyst. Warriner will be working one week ahead preparing the team for the following week. McElwain started yesterday. One area of his duties that are not getting enough attention yet is that he will be developing the weekly game plans. Yes, we know many contribute to the plans, scouting, analysts, OC etc., but McElwain will be counted on to deliver those each Saturday. So, when the position assignments are complete. I think we will see some sort of title next to WR Coach. There will be a streamlined effort when it comes to play-calling. More McElwain than chatter on the headsets.



February 21st, 2018 at 11:58 AM ^

Well he did say Pep would be gone and just a few days ago also said he'd be surprised if Drevno even stayed on through March. His ears may be close to the source but he has not been accurate at all with our coaching staff this offseason.


February 19th, 2018 at 8:58 PM ^

I'm not sure "doing nothing" is a fair assesment. Frey is gone to FSU. He was probably gone no matter what. Clearly the Frey/Drevno OL team did not mesh. McElwain is now in and from the sounds of it, will be taking over some of the role Hamilton had. Warriner is now in, He will be looking over the shoulder of Drevno with regards to the O-line which is a different scenario than having two OL coaches. Additionally, Roundtree has been added so there is an additional eye on the WR's in addition to McElwain's. There is also a new TE coach. 

Despite Drevno and Pep still being around. That is pretty signficant change. 


February 21st, 2018 at 12:04 PM ^

It's gotta be hard to coach well if you are Drevno this year. Warinner could be his replacement in waiting and will be on Drevno's back all year with his takes. I hope they mesh well together because if their opinions or styles clash, it could be just like Frey/Drevno all over again. Drevno has say over Warinner but Warinner was brought on for a clear and obvious reason.


February 19th, 2018 at 7:26 PM ^

Harbaugh will deserve all the blame. This coaching staff seems like a NASCAR pit crew that no one knows exactly what in the world they are specifically responsible for. It seems like there are 4 guys responsible for changing the rear back tire. If next year is a cluster, it won't ge a big surprise. What will be a surprise is if this staff can be efficient, inventive, and effective.


February 19th, 2018 at 8:29 PM ^

You know what I see when I look at this year's coaching staff?  The Cleveland Cavaliers roster prior to the trading deadline blood-letting and reboot.  We had a roster of aging, over the hill All Stars that werent hungry and didnt work well together on or off the court.

I sure hope I'm wrong but almost nothing about the team Harbaugh has assembled or the organizational structure he's created on the offensive side of the ball gives me any confidence at all.


February 19th, 2018 at 8:38 PM ^

Yep. The coaching carousel has been chaos. It looks desperate too. Like we are flailing....and unfortunately, it seems to translate to our offensive play. It’s a REALLY bad look. I wish Harbaugh would just grab the damn wheel and do it himself.

I obviously tarnishes the look of the program...already affecting recruiting. Not that our class was terrible but we certainly don’t have the clout it takes to close on some of the big name guys when it comes down to us and Big Boys (Bama, OSU, etc).


February 19th, 2018 at 7:43 PM ^

His failings at SF? Besides a mediocre season with constant drama between him and management and knowing he was gone at the end of the year, he did pretty damn well there.

I still believe in Harbaugh. I really don't get how prevalent the "sky is falling" attitude is here. The OL is the only real question mark for me this year. It seems taking on McElwain was a way to get Drevno focused more on developing the OL without worrying as much with playcalling and game planning. Is Warriner going to be coaching up the OL also? Or does his analyst role prevent him from doing that?


February 19th, 2018 at 6:31 PM ^

Q: What kind of shark is always gambling? A: A CARDSHARK

Q: What is a sharks favorite sci-fi show A: Shark Trek 

Q: What do you call a solitary shark A: A "lone" (loan) shark

Q: What did the seal with the broken arm say to the shark? A: Do not consume if seal is broken. 

Q: Why won't sharks attack lawyers? A: Professional courtesy


what?  not that type of shark joke?  my bad. 


February 19th, 2018 at 8:33 PM ^

You know what else happened between 1978 and 1981?  MgrowOld happened to be on campus at the University of Michigan....that's what happened.

I'm not certain but I'm pretty sure 78-81 came in first in a recent poll of "what were the best four years in recorded history".  Or something like that.


February 19th, 2018 at 8:51 PM ^

To 80-84 in a very close vote. Card shrks, on the other hand, did win the nostalgia award for "most likely to be watched only if you were home sick and didn't have access to a VCR'. LSA has yet to respond to the query of whether he'd ever seen the program while sober.


February 20th, 2018 at 12:52 AM ^

Before the season I thought Michigan was going to go undefeated and Leach was going to win the Heisman. That tough loss at ND and letting Kurt Gibson and Sparty beat us at home was tough to take. Though we did beat OSU but loss to USC on a phantom TD.