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Who is truly available?

I know there are any number of OC/DC's out there, but who's a coach that would be a Solid Choice to come into Michigan.

A name that flashed into my head was Gruden, but the way he turned ND down, I doubt he want's College ball.

Do anyone of you Football Junkies know? I wouldn't even know where to look.

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December 14th, 2010, 1:08 pm
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My sources say Harbaugh to Michigan is a done deal, and will be announced Jan 4.


I've heard a couple of pundits and talking heads saying the same thing. Blueskies, do you have an inside source or are you just conveying the same things that I hear?

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December 14th, 2010, 1:34 pm
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Inside connection to Harbaugh. Says he really wants the job but needs to coach through the bowl game.

If I know, then DB obviously knows, and Harbaugh is the easy choice. The only way it wouldn't be Harbaugh is if DB really has a ton of confidence and wants to keep RR. But I doubt that, otherwise he already would've said so.


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Blueskies wrote:
Inside connection to Harbaugh. Says he really wants the job but needs to coach through the bowl game.

If I know, then DB obviously knows, and Harbaugh is the easy choice. The only way it wouldn't be Harbaugh is if DB really has a ton of confidence and wants to keep RR. But I doubt that, otherwise he already would've said so.


RR was emotional at the awards banquet like he already knew he was gone.


December 14th, 2010, 3:59 pm
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Blueskies wrote:
Inside connection to Harbaugh. Says he really wants the job but needs to coach through the bowl game.

If I know, then DB obviously knows, and Harbaugh is the easy choice. The only way it wouldn't be Harbaugh is if DB really has a ton of confidence and wants to keep RR. But I doubt that, otherwise he already would've said so.


Thanks for your insight and clarification. I believe if RichRod was the man DB would of endorsed him already and put all this speculation to bed, so I somewhat understand how this is playing out. My only concerns are that this will hurt the recruiting process for this year and if Harbaugh has aspirations for the NFL, his potential tenure at UofM could be short. I hate to see coaches rotating in and out every three years or so like it has been at ND. I guess if all of this is true, Brandon is willing to sacrifice another season to get his man.

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December 14th, 2010, 4:16 pm
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Recruiting has already been hurt. Dee Hart de-committed.


December 14th, 2010, 4:24 pm
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Recruiting has already been hurt. Dee Hart de-committed.


Rivals and ESPN still show Hart committed, Scout shows that he is de-committed. Not really a Harbaugh type player but highly regarded. Maybe if Harbaugh does come he'll bring some of his recruits with him, he has done well so far this year.

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Based upon all the rumors I've heard (and some of them have been flat out wrong), I'd be surprised if Harbaugh wasn't named head coach sometime in January after his bowl game. Atleast, I can hope.

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My heart is starting to race, because we might get a legitimate coach at Michigan. Kind of like it did when Schwartz came in to Detroit.

So just for grins:

What style of coach is Harbaugh?

What type of program does he run?

RR runs a spread, but what does Harbaugh run?

What kind of possible transition are we looking at?

Defensively, what does Harbaugh bring to the table?

And if any of you have questions I haven't thought of I'd be interested in reading those answers too!

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December 15th, 2010, 9:38 am
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Harbaugh runs a pro-style offense, just like the Michigan of old, but he seems adapatable. It was run heavy last year when they had Toby Gerhart, but they pass more now with Luck. On defense, he has run both a 4-3 and a 3-4, so he's adaptable there, as well. It seems to me that he is the type of coach that will play to the strengths of his players. If he has a Robinson at QB, he will attempt to utilize him and adjust his offense accordingly. Harbaugh definitely isn't a system-first type of coach.

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Do I dare hope this rumor to be true? After years of disappointment from the Lions, watching the last few at Michigan has been all the more painful.

I must say I'm thankful that I married a Spartan, as I've had something to cheer about. Well that and the fact that we have lost to ND yet!

I really would like to kick OSU in the nutz, but that will have to wait for a while, especially after the bichigan comment. The most frustrating part is there really isn't a good comeback. So kudos to OSU for thinking that one up, it's one of those stingers that leaves your mouth open, and you just gotta walk away, having said nothing in return.

That is kind of why I was wondering if we could swipe an OC/DC from OSU, to revisit the Schembechlar years (hopefully) stinging OSU again.

So I'll sit back and wait, and hope!

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Not that I'm doubting anyone's sources, but I'll believe it when I see it.
(For the record I do hope its true)

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP)—Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon might ask Rich Rodriguez why he should keep his job in a private conversation soon after the Gator Bowl.

Publicly, Rodriguez doesn’t want to say what his answer would be.

“It would sound like I’m lobbying,” Rodriguez said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I’ve got a great job and we’re looking forward to finishing it.”

Brandon might not give Rodriguez that chance with three years left on his six-season contract that pays him about $2.5 million annually.
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The first-year AD has steadfastly stuck by his plan to evaluate Rodriguez after the season, which closes against No. 21 Mississippi State on New Year’s Day.

Brandon has refused to waver from that plan while speculation swirls that he’s going to fire Rodriguez and try to hire Stanford coach and former Wolverines quarterback Jim Harbaugh to lead college football’s winningest program.

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he doesn’t know what his brother is going to do.

“I’m just assuming he’s going to stay at Stanford,” he said. “He really likes it there, he loves those players, but you just have to see.

“I don’t think there’s any other jobs that are open right now anyways,” he added.

Not yet.

Rodriguez is 15-21 overall, 6-18 in the Big Ten and 1-10 against ranked teams in three seasons at Michigan.

Brandon has said the NCAA violations—related to practices and offseason workouts—committed under Rodriguez didn’t give him cause to terminate his contract. If Brandon and school officials decide to fire Rodriguez without cause on or after Jan. 1, the buyout drops from $4 million to $2.5 million.

Perhaps showing signs of cracking under the intense scrutiny, Rodriguez broke down at last month’s team banquet—tearing up about the affect his job has had on his family—quoted the Bible and Josh Groban, then played a song from the musician.

Otherwise, though, Rodriguez’s players have said their coach has looked and sounded the same as he had for three seasons.

“He’s still an upbeat guy—yelling and screaming at us during practice— because I don’t think all of this has affected him,” receiver Darryl Stonum said. “It takes a big man to carry the load he is and still lead us into the bowl game, and he’s doing it.”

The Wolverines are scheduled to travel to Jacksonville, Fla., on Sunday, to continue preparing for a game that might be pivotal for their coach.

Rodriguez simply shrugs off the suggestion that the pressure he’s facing isn’t showing.

“You just do your job,” he said. “Coaches want consistency from the players, and they want it from us. No matter what else is said, you want to have the same approach. To do anything other than that would cause anxiety among the staff and players.”

Rodriguez has had a stress-filled existence since he was lured away from West Virginia on Dec. 17, 2007, to replace retiring coach Lloyd Carr at Michigan.

A messy divorce from Rodriguez’s alma mater led to a lot of mudslinging and a $4 million buyout—of which Michigan paid $2.5 million—and a school-record nine losses in his first season with the Wolverines.

Just before the 2009 season that began with a 4-0 start and finished with a 5-7 flop, the Detroit Free Press quoted anonymous players saying the Rodriguez-led program was exceeding NCAA limits on practice and training time.

Bill Martin, who hired Rodriguez, stepped aside as AD almost a year ago and Brandon, who played for Bo Schembechler at Michigan, was hired in what sparked another wave of questions about a coaching change if this season wasn’t special.

“Some people were going to be negative from Day 1 no matter who the new coach was here,” Rodriguez said. “I don’t ignore the negatives because there are things we need to fix, but there are a lot of positive things that we can build upon for the future.”

The Wolverines won their first five games this year, lost three straight, then won two in a row to become eligible for a bowl before getting blown out by Wisconsin and Ohio State to close the regular season. Michigan’s offense was explosive, led by dual-threat quarterback Denard Robinson, and the defense was one the nation’s worst.

Rodriguez was cleared in November of an allegation that he failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance with NCAA rules, but he and the once-proud program couldn’t quite celebrate the relative victory because the governing body handed the school a third year of probation.

Despite the problems on and off the field, Rodriguez and his staff have secured some commitments from prospects after the regular season. Rodriguez said it’s exciting to think about how much easier it would be to recruit if there was more positive news surrounding him and the program.

“The first year, we didn’t have much time,” he said. “The second year, there was drama. Then, there was the NCAA thing. Now, there’s another obstacle.”

AP Sports Writer Tom Withers in Cleveland contributed to this report.


All but the 1st year was brought on by you RR. SEE YA :!: :idea:


December 25th, 2010, 10:09 am
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All I want for Christmas is to see that douche gone in about 8 days. :D

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I don't have any doubts about Harbaugh being a better coach that Richrod but I really hope people don't get their hopes up on results soon if we make a change, fans will have to realize that the move will set us back at least another 2-3 years before we are a team ready to compete for the big time, the current roster will have a ton of players that would have no real place in a Harbaugh offense and we all know the state of the defense isn't good...though I think they can be a lot better than they were under Rich and co.


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