Gary Pinkel talks about turning down the Michigan job

Submitted by bluesouth on April 10th, 2011 at 11:50 AM

Article basically states just prior to the interview he knew he would stay in Mizzou

Understands the significane of Mich vs Ohio State as an Ohio kid. nothing earth shattering but just another layer to the process. I'd be interested in other articles that sort of peels the layers off the process.



April 12th, 2011 at 10:43 AM ^

Stop with that. What makes Hoke a Michigan Man? He graduated from Ball State. He coached at Ball State. I'm pretty sure he's a Ball State man. He was an Assistant Coach at Michigan, yes. But if you consider every Assistant Coach Michigan has ever had a "Michigan Man" then is GERG a Michigan Man? Is RR now retroactively a MIchigan Man because he coached here? I'm glad we got a guy who looks to be a good coach. It has nothing to do with some arbitrary title he may or may not have.

Steve in PA

April 10th, 2011 at 9:27 PM ^

FWIW, I was hoping for Pinkel but am very happy having Hoke. 

I think Pinkel is a very good coach and could have also been successful at Michigan or any other place where he "fits".

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April 11th, 2011 at 3:21 PM ^

  1. Before these comments by Pinkel, did anybody know for sure that he was on some kind of "Interview List"?  (List of people who were asked to interview.)
  2. Does anybody know all of the names that were on any such "Interview List"?
  3. Does anybody have a list of all of the names of people who were on an "Interview List" and who actually did interviews?

FWIW, I expect that no such list exists, since if it did, it might be the subject of a FOIA request.  So, in plainer English, "Who exactly did Brandon talk to about taking the Michigan job?"