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  1. not sure i get the meyer-fields link. fields transferred to ohio st from georgia after meyer "retired".
  2. it's official https://mgoblue.com/news/2021/1/8/manuel-announces-contract-extension-for-football-head-coach-jim-harbaugh.aspx?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fblrelease&utm_content=harbaughextension
  3. fwiw - it's being reported/confirmed that harbaugh has signed his extension with michigan, although it may not be formally announced yet
  4. he's from the state of michigan. grew up in michigan. went to college in michigan (northern michigan). and started his coaching career in michigan (mich state and central michigan). doesn't mean he will wind up taking the lions job. but his roots are why many think he will
  5. do you know what times the interview started and stopped and how it compares to other 1st round interviews that are being conducted in 2021 via zoom?
  6. that's not athletic department as a whole. no one disputes the football program makes the lion's share of the money. but it is used to fund all the non-revenue generating sports. in 2018, the dept made $3MM, in 2017 it made $6MM, in 2016 it made $4MM (you can toggle for yourself below) http://cafidatabase.knightcommission.org/fbs/big-ten/university-of-michigan#!quicktabs-tab-where_the_money-0
  7. no one said that they can't afford to keep him. just that his contract extension was being negotiated and he was being asked to take a lower base in exchange for incentives that could bring his salary up to $8MM a year. they are also negotiating an increase pool to pay/hire top assistants. the feeling is he underperformed his initial contract and in an era where athletic departments are hemorrhaging money, an incentive based contract would be a better route. all reports are that harbaugh will accept this. i continue to dispute your $130MM over 4 years assertion so unless you can b
  8. link to Forbes information??? according to USA Today, from the 2019 fiscal year, michigan athletic department took in $197.8MM in revenue and spent $191MM in expenses. michigan had the 3rd highest operating expense of all athletic departments (FYI MSU's expenses were $135MM https://sports.usatoday.com/ncaa/finances/ many of those operating expenses are fixed costs, while revenues shrank considerably. so it will be running a large deficit this year. as to prior year profits, the AD isn't a company that retains profits. monies are spent on facilities and sent to the
  9. i'm not shedding a tear for jim harbaugh, and he would never ask for sympathy. he knew the deal when he decided to take the job. i was just rebutting the asinine comment that he was "soft" because he'd rather be heckled by pimpled face college kids than jets fans
  10. again, you show your ignorance the purpose of the university is to promote education and research, not to play football. at least it is in institutions of higher learning that take education seriously and don't prioritize winning on the field over winning in the classroom and the real world. michigan is one of the few universities that does not take a single penny from its endowment to fund athletic programs. in fact, the converse usually occurs and the athletic department contributes funds to help pay for needs-based scholarships for students who need financial assistance. and i'
  11. based on what i know of the harbaugh brothers, john is completely onboard with this move
  12. reports are harbaugh is going to hire ravens LB coach mike macdonald (which doobie do you be) to be his new DC once the ravens season ends. don't think jim would be looking to poach his brother's staff if he didn't intend to stay at michigan
  13. if we want to go the washed up RB route, frank gore is better than devonta freeman
  14. lol, you have no clue the infighting and angst the head coach of a program like michigan faces. trust me, the fan base is just as passionate and there are as many lunatics there as there are jets fans. and instead of one owner, you are dealing with many rich and powerful constituencies (big time donors and alumni). it's not just a bunch of "pimply college kids". you also have no understanding at what winning at your alma mater means to a person like jim harbaugh.
  15. i must have missed the trade of aaron donald to the niners... yes, SF had a tough year this year. they were ravaged by injuries/covid and played their 2nd and 3rd string QB most of the year. almost their entire d-line was on the IR at some point, along with their starting QB, RB, top WRs and all pro TE. it's odd you focus on a covid-ravaged 6-10 but ignore that they went to the super bowl last year. if not for that extended playoff run, saleh very well would be a head coach already. the guy is one of the hottest candidates on the market, that seemingly every team with an opening
  16. 1) harbaugh wants to stay in ann arbor. he loves it there and wants to win there 2) the reported contract is a $4MM base, but incentives to take it to $8MM annually 3) 1&2 notwithstanding, things can change...
  17. it very well may not be announced until after the NCAA title game. every expectation in ann arbor is that harbaugh is returning. from his associates, from his coaches, from his players and from the recruits and their parents that he's been talking to. he is said to be vetting DC candidates and looking to finalize the coaching staff. these may not all be announced until after the weekend. that said, it isn't a done deal and the feeling (from respected insiders) is that if things slip into next week, then the door may be open for a parting of ways. i wouldn't read too much into nothi
  18. that's not how it works. the athletic department is self funding. it doesn't dip into the endowment to fund deficits. the AD laid off people due to lost revenues caused by covid. football (and to a lesser degree bball) is the engine that supports all the non-revenue generating sports. while michigan is certainly better positioned to weather the storm than most other athletic departments, these are real loses and real people have been losing jobs.
  19. don't think your numbers are correct. his current base isn't $8MM. his total compensation is approx $8MM but that includes certain perks like life insurance policy. his base is closer to $6.25MM, the "pay cut" isn't as severe as it appears. but yeah, he reportedly is being asked to take a lower base with higher incentives (and a lower buyout for both sides) given he is one of the highest paid coaches in college football, performance hasn't been as expected, and the athletic department is looking at massive losses and laying off people due to covid, so optics look bad to be handing out
  20. harbaugh was always expected back in AA yesterday after returning from Cali where he was on vacation. according to those who generally are in the know, there is a Memorandum of Understanding awaiting him. he has yet to sign it although the expectation continues to be that he will sign it. but the longer it drags out, the less the expectation is that he will sign it. and there will come a point (nebulous as to when), when the AD will tell him to shyte or get off the pot. if nothing gets done by week end, then it seems like michigan will begin looking more seriously at other options (initia
  21. and how many at alabama or ohio state (fields was originally a georgia recruit) on edit - i guess tua and haskins last year, but not exactly sure either is a franchise QB
  22. that's a very fair concern. thanks for laying out your position. it makes sense to me. but your posts seemed more aimed at knocking down harbaugh's accomplishments. i too share concerns on if jim would play nice with a GM. but that is different than saying he's not a good coach. he's an excellent coach. his record proves it. you don't make 3 consecutive conference title games (taking over a team that hadn't sniffed the playoffs in 8 years) by just being lucky. and while the last year (or two) at michigan have been rough (i can toss 2020 out the windown), he did return to the progr
  23. it's fair to say michigan hasn't had recent highly drafted QBs. although every QB who started for michigan during the mueller-carr era did play in the nfl (grbac, todd collins, griese, brady, henson, navarre, and henne, plus ryan mallet who transferred out). once rich rod came in he switched scheme and recruiting took a looooong time to recover. it's fair to criticize harbaugh for not recruiting/developing nfl caliber QBs at michigan (ruddock and patterson were both transfers into the program and the "best" nfl prospects he's developed at michigan). jj mccarthy is now coming in, but ob
  24. well they did win a national title with griese in 97 when brady was a sophomore. griese moved to the pros and then super prospect drew henson came on campus and starting getting some reps. brady was the clear starter in 98 & 99 but henson did get some work in. brady had a very fine college career but didn't put up wow stats and i'm guessing didn't ace the physical stuff at the combine
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