killerseafood3

February 7th, 2018 at 11:48 PM ^

When you make headlines as a coach, especially for off the field items and Twitter comments, people will be quick to pile on when things aren’t going so well.

The seat is hot, like it or not. Let’s see how the team responds (and the coaches too, once they get their final titles and all that...).

Pepto Bismol

February 8th, 2018 at 7:48 AM ^

And the "Choo Choo MFer" meme continues to be the absolute dumbest thing on the internet.

This fan base helps perpetuate the Crazy Harbaugh narrative with this crap and then gets all bent out of shape when people mention his "antics".

JHumich

February 8th, 2018 at 8:40 AM ^

The dude is just himself. He shouldn't apologize for having a pulse, caring, enjoying life, and building relationships. The Crazy Harbaugh narrative people should be required to listen to ten episodes of Attack Each Day before they're allowed to do anything else on the interwebs.

And sad day when all of the post-signing-day top 25's have us top 5 or top 10, but our own fan base is acting like the earth opened up and swallowed our team.

2018 season is shaping up good, and 2019 class is shaping up good.

We could lose all of PSU/OSU/MSU/ND/WISC this year. It's a tough schedule. This is college football.

And we could also win them all. It's not inconceivable. 

I know we're a bit jaded b/c of how Rich Rod and Hoke turned out, but year four for each of those guys was substantially different from what we have going into this year and on the recruits lining up for next year.

That silly article sounds like it came from this board. It certainly doesn't sound like anything coming out of administration in Ann Arbor.

uminks

February 8th, 2018 at 2:31 AM ^

I'm still in the "it's happening" mode with Harbaugh. Yeah, it takes a while to clean up after your program was in an 8 year long train wreck. If things do not improve after 2019 then I may be concerned. Everyone would have been excited if RR won 8 games in his 2nd or 3rd season which he did not! Things will improve and we'll except all the doubters back in a couple seasons.

Blue_by_U

February 8th, 2018 at 6:35 AM ^

I almost wanted to cite plagiarism as it sounded like someone just skimmed mgoblog and took comments from bloggers to string that story together. Bitch all you want...doesn't read any different than what most of you are saying daily.

Sauce Castillo

February 8th, 2018 at 7:50 AM ^

Harbaugh would have to follow last year up with two more years of 9 wins or less and losses to OSU. Then his seat might get warm. The university made a big commitment to him. Besides, who are we going to get that's better?

viachicago

February 7th, 2018 at 11:53 PM ^

You know the writer is clueless when they compare Harbaugh’s teams’ results to Hoke’s. If we lose to ND 31-0 next fall maybe this comparison will carry more weight.

“Harbaugh’s on-field results also have been similar to Hoke’s. The Wolverines slipped from back-to-back 10-3 seasons to 8-5 in 2017. Harbaugh has won two more games than Hoke did through three seasons, but Hoke also finished higher than third in his division — twice, in fact."

RstadiumsBIG

February 9th, 2018 at 11:17 AM ^

While I hope he's our coach for the next 10 years, I believe he only has 1 top 10 win, and has only beaten 2 division champs. He'll surely improve upon that number this year tho because he will have many chances with our tuff schedule. Time for the boys from last years epic recruiting class to step up and put us back on the map!

Don

February 8th, 2018 at 12:02 AM ^

it's that the team and the coaching staff aren't going to have smoke blown up their asses for the next 8 months about how great they are; quite the opposite. If Harbaugh has any motivational chops at all, he'll use all the criticism to fashion an us-against-the-world mentality with the determination to prove all the naysayers wrong.

pdxwolve

February 8th, 2018 at 12:34 AM ^

Seriously, there have been some odd circumstances that would have been difficult to predict, and there has been a lot of bad luck with our most important position.

JH came here with the cupboard bare, and still found magic in a transfer, and he recruited a highly ranked QB after losing out on KJ Costello.

Then Speight beats out the inexperienced freshmen, and proceeds to have a decent year until the end (and he wasn't terrible). (YEAR 2) There was reason to believe that Speight was going to be a strength rather than a weakness going into last year. He was at least going to improve on a serviceable year that included a few hiccups.

But then he was consistent, got hurt, and Peters couldn't unseat O'Korn. O'Korn implodes., and Peters comes in and gets hurt, and we're back to O'Korn.

I mean, say what you will about how Bama and OSU and Clemson can roll out freshmen who perform, but they also had zero holes on the rest of their team. We just can't afford to have subpar QB play if we hope to become elite. Someday, perhaps, but not now.

Year 4 means either Shea gets in and becomes QB, Peters plays better and keeps Shea off the field, or McCaffery kicks all of their asses. Either way, logic points to a more stable QB situation from here on out.

We have a zillion sophomores and juniors taking the field this year that were part of highly ranked classes. The sky fell today, but I'm pretty optimistic moving forward.

BeatIt

February 8th, 2018 at 7:49 AM ^

Is consistency, with its HC. Harbaugh has no pressure to win right away. His resume and previous results say he will be successful. I think the fanbase just had way over the top expectations imo. Half the fanbase really believed Harbaugh would beat msu and osu in his first year and win the BIG. They expected immediate success. Yes the msu loss the first year was bizarre. Its not easy to sell recruits on ann arbor in the winter without success on the field. Thats how Bo put UM on the map, recruiting nationally. Instead of satellite camps in other regions they should concentrate on locking down their home state first then widen the net. I think Harbaugh will be successful but maybe not to the degree the fanbase thought initially were legitimate expectations. If you are going to rely on lower rated athletes then a national title run every 3-5 years is probably the ceiling.
Which is probably good enough for 90% of the of the fan bases.

BeatIt

February 8th, 2018 at 7:49 AM ^

Is consistency, with its HC. Harbaugh has no pressure to win right away. His resume and previous results say he will be successful. I think the fanbase just had way over the top expectations imo. Half the fanbase really believed Harbaugh would beat msu and osu in his first year and win the BIG. They expected immediate success. Yes the msu loss the first year was bizarre. Its not easy to sell recruits on ann arbor in the winter without success on the field. Thats how Bo put UM on the map, recruiting nationally. Instead of satellite camps in other regions they should concentrate on locking down their home state first then widen the net. I think Harbaugh will be successful but maybe not to the degree the fanbase thought initially were legitimate expectations. If you are going to rely on lower rated athletes then a national title run every 3-5 years is probably the ceiling.
Which is probably good enough for 90% of the of the fan bases.

Helloheisman

February 8th, 2018 at 12:09 AM ^

Since all of the headlines from Harbaughs arrival until now, without any real results. Makes this tangible and embarrassing as hell. It’s time to start winning games.

1WhoStayed

February 8th, 2018 at 12:22 AM ^

Am I the only one that thinks the “study/practice abroad” is awesome? The players seem to have enjoyed the opportunity. It’s one of the things that screams STUDENT ATHLETE. I fail to see any negative aspect to this perk.
I guess naysayers will point to anything done differently as a reason for poor on field performance. When someone says something along these lines, it sounds so “Sparty”” to me.

YoOoBoMoLloRoHo

February 8th, 2018 at 2:09 AM ^

Of course the study abroad trip is awesome and very much a Michigan advantage.

The frustration with the trips, recruiting antics and social media is just misplaced frustration for the onfiekd results. If the results on field are not right, then everything done by the program must be below par.

It’s lazy, misdirected “accountability”.

MileHighWolverine

February 8th, 2018 at 1:31 PM ^

At somepoint the difference between the perks the athletes get (separate dorms, dining facilities, tutors, trips abroad, etc.) make college football less compelling for me. At one point I shared a lot with these guys and now I feel like their version of Michigan is so different from mine that we have almost nothing in common - kind of like the NFL.