TrueBlue2003

January 11th, 2019 at 11:16 AM ^

Not that it's a big deal, but I honestly think less of the Harris family for being so vain as to require the stupid AD refer to the head coaching position with that awful title.

Charity is great, I'm glad they donated some money to the AD or University of whatever but do it anonymously or put your name on a plaque at the big house or something.  Whatever the intent was - to honor their family or whatever - it does the opposite for me.  I'm certainly a nobody and maybe I'm in the minority so if that's doing something for them, ok, cool.  Go Blue.

lbpeley

January 11th, 2019 at 8:57 AM ^

Still not over the fifteen word official head coach title and apparently it has spread to assistants as well. I'm sure the Harrises are wonderful people but come on.

Don

January 11th, 2019 at 10:12 AM ^

Would Ira Harris have donated all that dough to the program if his name wasn't going to be attached like a barnacle to the program that he has zero connection to other than through his wallet? It's not pure philanthropy for these folks—there's also a huge component of ego.

DonAZ

January 11th, 2019 at 10:39 AM ^

I'd love to know how these donations work ... are they recurring commitments of money to the program?  Or are they a one-time lump sum that's put into a trust, and the proceeds from that trust are what's used to "fund" the coaching chair?  Anyone know?

1VaBlue1

January 11th, 2019 at 9:00 AM ^

Holy Hell - this guy's WR coaching bonfides are fuckin' BONAFIDE!!!  DPJ, Collins, and Black must be frothing at the bit to get him on campus and start working!

1VaBlue1

January 11th, 2019 at 9:29 AM ^

I feel bad for him, too - to a point.  He backtracked (or regressed, if you prefer) when he came back from his legal problems.  He had to (rightfully) earn his way back on the field, and others had caught up to him before he could do so.

He had the pole position to be a starter and show that hard work and leadership can keep you on the field.  But he gave that up when he acted incredibly stoopid.  WTH was he doing in E Lansing to party just a couple days before the game there?  And grabbing ass?  Yeah, college kids do college things, and I'm glad he got all that behind him, but he should not have put himself in that position to begin with.

I wish him luck in the future, he did earn his way back and show leadership during his last season - and those prove his character more than the dumbass thing he got into trouble for.

M-Dog

January 11th, 2019 at 9:20 AM ^

I was skeptical at first, but once you are the "Sanford Robertson Offensive Coordinator" it must be a real thing.

The Michigan difference.

 

1VaBlue1

January 11th, 2019 at 9:33 AM ^

"I helped my mom set up AOL once."

Ugh, no thanks!  Mostly because I live ~600 miles from my parents, I refused to help them get started with a computer.  I did not want that hand-holding over the phone from hundreds of miles away, with the sure knowledge that my siblings (who visit them every day) would not help me!  They never asked, and I never offered.  Some things are better left to rotary dial phones...

M-Dog

January 11th, 2019 at 10:19 AM ^

Wow, it looks like we may have actually gotten what we were wishing for . . . a real Offensive Coordinator, from the Moorhead and Locksley school of offensive coaching.

Color me happy.