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Reverend J Shaft
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Since: 25.6.03
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...and RichRod is history as Michigan head football coach, according to Fox 2 News in Detroit.

Fabulous, though I can't wait for the update to this thread to be "Harbaugh goes to Denver, Brady Hoke to Michigan, Ann Arbor falls into sinkhole...news at 11".
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They had better know for a fact they have Harbaugh or its going to be a circus. He was a terrible fit there and shows how the need to beat Ohio State lead them to one terrible decision after another.

I can see Rich Rod going to Pitt only to screw with West Virginia. The guy knows how to win in the Big East. Michigan still has Denard Dog as long as they get a competent defense, they maybe ok.
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ESPN (PTI Specifically) is saying that Michigan is denying that he's fired. Either way, that ass kicking Mississippi State laid on them was brutal, he doesn't really deserve a top ten job with the effort they've put out the past few seasons.
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I'm trying to remember from the last Michigan firing: Do they have to legally post the job, because if so, that will cause a further delay.
I know in this economy you don't want to eat an extra $1.5 million, but, if going slow costs you the candidate you wanted to bring you back to glory, it is penny wise and pound foolish.
I think there is one man who has studied the Michigan program closely through the past 2 seasons, who has experience with the fans of the region and who would make sure the wide receiver position is stocked every season, no matter what. Matt Millen is the man who can take Michigan football to the next level, with the campaign slogan 'Look, no matter what, I'll do better than the last time I worked in the state.'.
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I realize that Harbaugh is an alum and Michigan has decades of tradition...but here in the year 2011, why wouldn't Harbaugh rather just stay put or go to the NFL? Stanford offers more recruiting perks than Michigan does.


    I think there is one man who has studied the Michigan program closely through the past 2 seasons, who has experience with the fans of the region and who would make sure the wide receiver position is stocked every season, no matter what. Matt Millen is the man who can take Michigan football to the next level, with the campaign slogan 'Look, no matter what, I'll do better than the last time I worked in the state.'.


If anything would drive BoromirMark to stop being a Wolverines fan, that would probably be it.
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#6 Posted on
    Originally posted by lotjx
    I can see Rich Rod going to Pitt only to screw with West Virginia.



I would be shocked if Pitt hired him. After the Haywood debacle, the next coach Pitt hires will most likely be so clean that he won't even have a single parking ticket on his record.





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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.08
    Originally posted by Kevintripod
      Originally posted by lotjx
      I can see Rich Rod going to Pitt only to screw with West Virginia.



    I would be shocked if Pitt hired him. After the Haywood debacle, the next coach Pitt hires will most likely be so clean that he won't even have a single parking ticket on his record.


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Reverend J Shaft
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#8 Posted on
Can't say that I blame ya, Les. The winter storm about to hit SE Michigan tonight is a great metaphor for Michigan's coaching prospects.

UPDATE: Annnnd.... the Great Brady Hoke Deathstorm 2011 has arrived. The collective "meh" from Michigan's fanbase is deafening.

(edited by Reverend J Shaft on 11.1.11 1626)
Big Bad
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In fairness to Hoke, Auburn fans were pretty blase about Gene Chizik, and that hire seems to have worked out pretty well
Reverend J Shaft
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#10 Posted on
    Originally posted by Big Bad
    In fairness to Hoke, Auburn fans were pretty blase about Gene Chizik, and that hire seems to have worked out pretty well


I agree. Don't get me wrong, I don't think of this as nearly the fiasco I did when RichRod was hired. I think Hoke has a great chance to succeed, especially from watching his introductory press conference today. And he has the press, alumni and former players all united behind him, something RichRod had NONE of.

I believe Michigan fans' main gripe is with how the process played itself out. As Michigan's AD, Dave Brandon did not exactly cover himself in glory on this one.
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#11 Posted on
    Originally posted by Big Bad
    In fairness to Hoke, Auburn fans were pretty blase about Gene Chizik, and that hire seems to have worked out pretty well


I don't think blasé is the word to use concerning how Auburn fans felt concerning Chizik. Wasn't the fanbase pretty up in arms and angry about the hiring?
DrDirt
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.69
All Ohio State fans are deeply disappointed RichRod wasn't given a lifetime contract.



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StingArmy
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.08
    Originally posted by MUTigermask
      Originally posted by Big Bad
      In fairness to Hoke, Auburn fans were pretty blase about Gene Chizik, and that hire seems to have worked out pretty well


    I don't think blasé is the word to use concerning how Auburn fans felt concerning Chizik. Wasn't the fanbase pretty up in arms and angry about the hiring?

That's how I remember it too.

Charles Barkley was the most outspoken critic against his hiring if I recall correctly, but I hear he's his biggest fan now. To be fair to Chuck, though, his complaints were not about Chizik himself but more about the hiring process which was apparently completely void of consideration of any minority candidates.

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