Nightly DC Rumblings

Submitted by Jack Daniels on December 9th, 2015 at 10:41 PM

1. Randy Shannon met with the Reese family, and told them he wasn't leaving his job at Florida.

2. Chad Simmons of Scout thinks Pruitt would accept the Michigan job on the spot if offered Friday.

3. Lance Anderson is still in play, and may be offered the job soon (or already has).

In other words...


I've got Friday on my mind





December 10th, 2015 at 10:20 AM ^

that Jim Harbaugh has a reputation as the ultimate Head Coach Builder.  Up and coming coaches from all over the country jump at the chance to apprentice at the feet of The Master.

Spend a year or two or three learning from Harbaugh and you are ready to be a successful head coach.

My God, this might be Harbaugh's finest quality.  We will NEVER be without a top-notch staff of assistants!

RELOAD baby!

UofMfanJJ (not verified)

December 10th, 2015 at 3:48 AM ^

Ryan Mallett didn't run the option, but it didn't stop him from transfering to a school that runs a spread that catered to his strengths just so he could piss off Rich Rod for not thinking he could run that system.


December 10th, 2015 at 9:14 AM ^

The key word here is "rumor".  I'm not saying that Mallett wouldn't have transferred but he would have been crazy to if someone like Les Miles had been hired.  Thanks Herbstreit.  Miles put JaMarcus Russell into the NFL as the # 1 overall pick in 2006.  Mallett would have had to think long and hard about leaving Michigan under those circumstances.  The RR hire made it an easy decision. 


December 10th, 2015 at 9:34 AM ^

Honestly, Les Miles does not have a great track record of developing quarterbacks. His best success story is Jamarcus Russell, who is considered one of the biggest busts in NFL draft history.


December 9th, 2015 at 11:34 PM ^

My best friend is a USNA alum and I knew an Honor Board member there pretty well (please don't kill me if that's not the exact title) and Navy is definitely more difficult to recruit than BYU. There's a five year commitment after college, so no NFL unless an extreme exception is made, their code isn't much more lenient than BYU and you spend long periods of time in isolated military environments.

There's also the small issue of ending up enlisted in the Navy and out of school for the duration if your grades aren't up to par, and we're talking about one of the most selective universities in the country with a ridiculous* acceptance process BYU couldn't dream of implementing.

I'm not much for believing in a "calling" but my experience with Midshipmen is that they're true believers who aren't prioritizing their football (or whatever) potential over USN futures.

*ly hard


December 10th, 2015 at 8:15 AM ^

Having split my undergraduate years between a service academy and Michigan, I can tell you that roughly half of the cadets in each class are there on an athletic scholarship.  Each congress person gets an appointment (~535) to each academy, and the rest are "presidential" appointees, which is a pseudonym for athlete.  So the problem is getting the very best athletes who believe they will have a professional career.  There are quite a few very good athletes who are willing to forego that in return for a good education and a guaranteed job in the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines.

Mr Miggle

December 9th, 2015 at 11:07 PM ^

He has some experience as an OC. He and Soup are both underemployed at the moment.

Drevno already had the title and was getting the same salary as Durkin. It did seem like Fisch had a big role in calling plays. Perhaps Fisch's role is less than a co-OC, perhaps it grew during the season.