steve sharik

April 30th, 2017 at 4:54 PM ^

for him to say Les Miles, who would've steered the program along underachieving most years just like he did at LSU. And we wouldn't have Harbaugh now. 

If Harbaugh is the perfect fit, then Rodriguez was indeed the right hire. The real wrong hire was in January of 2011. If the AD had shown the man love, we'd be in year 7 of Harbuagh instead of year 3.

micheal honcho

April 30th, 2017 at 7:52 PM ^

Miles would have dominated the B1G and established a pipeline of recruiting second to none.

Although he would have had an anemic offense, poor clock mgmt and some downright crazy shit happening.

He would have NEVER gone 3-9 or even 5-7. Under Miles 9-3 would be a bad season and we would have most likely played in(and lost) a NC.

Michigan4Life

April 30th, 2017 at 7:56 PM ^

Miles would've led Michigan to a winning record in his first year with Michigan if that's the case? Michigan lost a lot of talent and weren't going to get Mallett back regardless. You're left with Threet and Sherdian and a Miles recruited QB who undoubtedly will be bad if you based on his history of developing QBs.

M-Dog

April 30th, 2017 at 1:39 PM ^

When was Nebraska getting all those draft picks?  

Even in their glory years of the '90s, they weren't doing it with unreal NFL talent.  

They were doing it more with a specific system (and steroids).

Wolfman

April 30th, 2017 at 4:22 PM ^

but nothing Harbaugh would not have done so I salute them. They never had a scholarship FB. All their scholarships for offensive backfield went to qbs - who weren't normally drafted and RBs who were. They had a shit ton of walk-on OLmen who, along with the scholarship OLmen added up to a lot of picks. Many of the blackshirts were picked. 

MaizeMN

April 30th, 2017 at 2:12 PM ^

I think your argument here is that these guys wouldn't have been drafted if not for their development under Harbaugh, correct?
While I agree JH has proven better than most at developing talent, I think Hoke should at least receive credit for this group's recruitment and signing.

UMProud

April 30th, 2017 at 5:09 PM ^

Man what is the record for drafts + free agent NFL signings in a single year?  We have got to be near the top but can't find this info.

CLord

April 30th, 2017 at 5:22 PM ^

OSU I get because Ohio, but it is a shocking statistic to think ND has had 30% more NFL recruits than us.  Implies Michigan has done more with less, which is too much of an MSU party line for my liking.  Hopefully after the Harbaugh era, especially the way ND is going, these numbers will balance out a bit.

Jim HarBo

May 1st, 2017 at 8:34 AM ^

If you had good teams in the 60's, when the draft had 17 rounds, you are going to have some high counts in these numbers.    This number gets slightly offset due to the fact there were less teams.   If they normalized the numbers so that they just counted the first 7x32 picks in ever year, it would show a better portrayal.