If you could ask one question tomorrow...

Submitted by MichiganFan1984 on July 22nd, 2018 at 2:33 PM

If you could ask one question tomorrow to JH at BT media days and he had to give you a complete and honest answer, what would the question be? 



July 22nd, 2018 at 2:57 PM ^

How happy were you when DJ Durkin took the Maryland job? Did your excitement level change following the realization that he drank 20 jagerbombs before the OSU game?


July 22nd, 2018 at 3:07 PM ^

Jim, you always say that QB's and Kickers can make the most progress during the summer. Who has stood out at those positions?

Jim, with all the experience at LB, which players that didn't play last year will see the field this year?

Jim, where do you expect Filiaga to end up? Inside or outside?

Sorry, that's three.

Perkis-Size Me

July 22nd, 2018 at 3:35 PM ^

Why has the team always fallen apart in the closing minutes of every big game (‘15 MSU, ‘16 OSU, ‘16 FSU, ‘17 MSU, ‘17 OSU - notice a trend?) over the last three years? And how is this year going to be different? A year when you have at least five huge matchups and all three rivals on the road.

All but one of those previous games involved Michigan having the lead with less than one minute to go in the game. All blown leads. All losses.


July 22nd, 2018 at 4:31 PM ^

‘15 MSU - Once-in-a-lifetime fluke

’16 OSU - A literal game of inches against one of the best teams in the nation (with a hurt QB)

’17 FSU - Eh...

’17 MSU/‘17 OSU - Unreliable QB play

The other element in 2017 seemed to be the defense running out of gas in the 4th. While obviously the offense not being able to stay on the field was the main reason, I’m excited to see how they hold up with new S&C programming - has to get better right?


July 22nd, 2018 at 7:04 PM ^

This is the answer.  There's no trend here because these were all different games, lost for different reasons with different players.  Except for the '17 MSU game, I think he's done his best coaching in those games.  Especially the FSU bowl game - I'll say that was his best game day coaching job of his tenure at UM, so far.


July 22nd, 2018 at 10:16 PM ^

Then why the ultimatums about cold hard truth, and falls on the skipper, and such?  Harbaugh knows that, and so do we.  When has he ever blamed the players for a loss, ala Hoke and Rich Rod?  You think he doesn't want to win?

Take the wins and losses for what they are.  Find the good in them - you'll feel better in the long run.


July 22nd, 2018 at 10:32 PM ^

I feel fine - I’ve never said he blames players. I was replying to a comment stating that eventually you can’t just nitpick every loss. Eventually you have to start winning them. Look how long it took Dabo to get Clemson rolling. I’m fine with patiently waiting on Harbaugh to get Michigan to that point because cycling through coaches every 3-4 years has been brutal. 

Mr Miggle

July 22nd, 2018 at 3:47 PM ^

Off the record answers to

Which schools/coaches do you know cheat? Any former assistant coaches you wish you could have back?

Answer from the podium

Which players have improved the most from last season? How much say does your staff have in who starts and playing time?


Tom Bombadil

July 22nd, 2018 at 4:52 PM ^

This season, you go on the road to three major rivals who are all highly regarded, at least in the pre-season. Michigan has not won a road game against a ranked opponent since 2006. What are your plans to set your team up for greater success in these tougher environments and break this cycle?

Might sound like a troll comment but I'm really in the mindset now that it's basically impossible for us to win vs good competition on the road. Hell, last season we looked uninspired against bad competition on the road. The answer probably wouldn't do much but maybe encourage my hopes for this upcoming season a little more.