September 5th, 2018 at 2:04 PM ^

This guy is a supercreep. I finished my PhD at UF while he was pottering around there, and formed a very poor opinion of him. It's been another unhappy sign for me about Harbaugh's ability to read people. This is a really creepy and unfortunate comment. Likely he's gone by next year, but


September 5th, 2018 at 5:50 PM ^

I did do an internet search.  You acted like you had some inside knowledge due to being at UF.  Almost every coach in America pulls scholarships; Harbaugh famously has done so a couple of times.  Grier may have been driven off, but he was also suspended a year for being caught with PEDs and then seemingly lying about it.  So it's not like he didn't cause some of the pain he experienced.  And "he was not liked by anyone" again seems to be radio blather as much as anything.  I'm sure some poeple didn't like him, but my guess is part of that is because he lost a bunch of games.

Again, I don't particularly care either way about him, but I was legitimately interested in some knowledge you had.


September 5th, 2018 at 1:57 PM ^

It's not entirely clear. Last year, Harbaugh called the play, but took suggestions from Pep and Drevno (and maybe others?), but from Internet rumor Harbaugh did actually make the decision.

If Harbaugh is making the decision this year, maybe he's not asking Pep or Warriner (McElwain has said he's not asked)? That's my guess based on rumor and what UMBig11 is saying.


September 5th, 2018 at 2:30 PM ^

I wouldn't fault a QB for stepping into the pocket when there is pressure coming around the edge. That's what you are supposed to do. Even if Runyan just blocks below average here Shea could of turned this bad play call into something. But wow...Runyan really got beat there.


September 5th, 2018 at 1:40 PM ^

His show and his job on the line so his call. As long as he's got dedicated coaches (upstairs and next to him) watching the clocks at all times and in constant communication, pushing him to relay calls as quickly as possible, etc and doing the best they can to constantly monitor the little things - bc head coaches calling games can get messy if everyone's not on top of it. 

I prefer dedicated coordinators calling the shots but I'll be rooting for jim to pull it off. He knows football and certainly knows what he wantsbso well see


September 5th, 2018 at 1:53 PM ^

you've said this multiple times in different ways.  makes me think what you're not saying is that pep has been relieved of play calling duties. 

your insistence that harbaugh is calling the shots on offensive game planning and play calling concerns me..with pep, warinner, mcelwain on the staff, all with pretty good past experience, there's nobody around who is in a better position to call plays during the game than JH?  

Even if Pep, JM, EW aren't the offensive coordinator, surely they could call plays from a previously-agreed-upon game plan stamped by harbaugh.  why does harbaugh want to call plays?


September 5th, 2018 at 12:42 PM ^

I mean, it would be quite unusual for a WR coach to be calling plays when there is a passing game coordinator.  So what did he expect to get out of this question?


September 5th, 2018 at 12:48 PM ^

Again, McElwain needs to be promoted to full-time OC, and promote Roundtree to his first full-time WR coach gig.

Get Jim out of the playcalling altogether, and get his hands-on needs satiated by being the true QB coach regardless of who gets to actually be called that.

The QB-Coach-in-name-only could even be Jay, allowing us to get a real RB coach.

And Pep would be... oh wait, no other positions open for Pep. Rats.