Mr Miggle

February 5th, 2018 at 3:23 PM ^

They just cant see them off campus.

Of course, you don't expect support staff to be lead recruiters for anyone, but they can build relationships. Partridge did before he was made a full assistant, so has Bush and I doubt they're alone in that.

Indy Pete - Go Blue

February 5th, 2018 at 12:38 PM ^

Glad to have him back! This move will really confuse Harbaugh now.

“James Ross is really playing well,” Harbaugh said, mixing up the names. “I call him James half the time, to his face. He laughs. He’s a real hitter. It’s hard to imagine what he was like in high school. He’s hitting guys in the college game like that.”


February 5th, 2018 at 1:01 PM ^

I love the addition and more assistants we have that don't count towards the number is aweomse. But do we have any idea who will be the 10th coach may be, or who they are even considering?

Section 1.8

February 5th, 2018 at 1:24 PM ^

...but he can't be "an assistant coach," right?

Doesn't he have to be a quality control assistant, or a staff assistant, or something like that?  "Coaching assistant" is how I think they like to phrase it.

Otherwise he counts against our limit on the total number of coaches, right?

So guys like Kovacs and Gant and now Ross can say that they are 'beginning their coaching careers,' as long as we all understand that they aren't doing any coaching that violates the allowable number of assistants.

Sorry to have had to do this, but...

Section 1.8

February 5th, 2018 at 2:41 PM ^

And I don't suppose that it is even a secondary violation to express a title like that.  But what he is, is a "graduate assistant."  LIke we've had in every program like Michigan's, for 50 or 60 years or more.

He's calling himself "coach" I think because that is now his career goal.  He wants to coach.  He is going to learn coaching, at Michigan now.

But one thing he can't do, is coach Michigan football players.  He can assist coaches.

I wonder if Ross' Twitter page is approved by Michigan compliance.


February 5th, 2018 at 4:59 PM ^

I was just signing on to ask why he would be a coach and not a GA.   You don't get to be a coach at Michigan when you're 25 unless you're the coaches son (and have grown up in a coaching family and have your 10,000 hours already.)

Welcome James Ross III.  


February 5th, 2018 at 6:58 PM ^

Michigan hires yet another from the Razorbacks. Mark will be the new Director of Football Operations. A position that was vacant for a year or so.


February 5th, 2018 at 10:13 PM ^

CONGRATS TO BIGGS!!!!! Its a great opportunity to get a graduate degree from one of the top universities in the world and learn from one of the great coach's in the game today. Perhaps after some years of hard work and being a student of the game he loves soooo much, he might become a super coach from the Harbaugh tree and earn Don Brown/Tim Drevno or even Harbaugh kind of money. 

Its a great plan as many kids don't make it in the NFL because of injury and other variables that we dont consider nor appreciate. Big-time coaches make as much as big-time players and he truly bleeds Blue. This a great day for a Michigan Man and U of M.


February 5th, 2018 at 11:10 PM ^

The more former players doing coaching, the better for our program in the long term. If Harbaugh can develope a program that also develop young coaches with Michigan tie. It will bode very well for Michigan's future.