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Jim Harbaugh passing on the Michigan job to go to the NFL was a huge break for us and Ohio St.
The reclamation jobs he's pulled off at the Univ. of San Diego, Stanford and the Forty-Niners have been nothing short of remarkable.
Imagine what he would've done at Michigan with their resources.
We should be thanking the heavens for Gravy Hoke, the headsetless wonder, a dullard even our coaches can outwit.
Stingray double sided snooby snack
With older brother's success, he was always going to go pro. Likely sooner than later.
I'm glad they didn't get Harbaugh, but Hoke's not some second-rate consolation prize. For one thing, he's a very good recruiter. I've read a couple of articles where the recruits gush about him. But, yeah, I'd rather have him there than Harbaugh.
"Look at this. An entire generation of Cinderellas, and there's no glass slipper coming." -- Mother in ALMOST FAMOUS
No doubt the guy can recruit. That Fred Flinstone, dude-on-your-dad's-bowling-team schtick works on a lot of people.
But he can't really coach. He just sits there and watches the game, content to let his coordinators handle, well, everything.
All Hoke does is point, clap, slap guys on the back, and think about the postgame buffet.
Dantonio's fake punt against him this year? $100 says he'll do stuff like that to him every year.
Good thing, too, with Roushar and Maxwell setting the offense back decades.
yeah thank GOD he didn't go to Michigan. He would flat out dominate there.
Can you imagine how insufferable their fan base would have become?
I don't think so, Michigan recruits itself. Despite two losing seasons, players were still lining up to play for RichRod. It's an ego thing to go to UM.
Nucky, so what you are saying is that MSU dropped the ball when they didn't hire Harbaugh in 2006?
This post was edited by tVargMan Prime 18 months ago
Dantonio wouldn't have gone soft on Harbaugh like Schwartz did. He would've curb stomped Harbaugh in front of 75k cheering spartan fans. It's Harbaugh who was lucky.
Jabba the Hoke is a good coach and won't be michigans version of Saban like Harbaugh would've been.
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This post was edited by Rogue Leader 18 months ago
Doesn't dodging a bullet imply that it was close to happening? Harbaugh wanted nothing to do with Michigan.
Harbaugh coaching at scUM had as much chance of happening as Oprah and Lance Armstrong riding a tandem bike in the next Tour de France.
This post was edited by Giant Moose 18 months ago
I too was really worried that he was going to take the Michigan job a couple of years ago. As a Buckeye fan, that was the only hire that scared me.
I wouldn't call it "dodging a bullet," but I'm glad he's not in the B1G, that's for sure.
Why fear anything UM does? They're always going to recruit well, play solid football, and be a complete non-factor nationally. And before tenacious jumps in with the 1894 UM fball statistics let me say that MSU is also not in a position to compete nationally right now. However most Spartans are accepting that Dantonio has to build the program into a consistent BIG title threat before walking in Alabamas neighborhood. 3 out of the 6 years he's been at MSU, we've been in the running for, or did win, the BIG. Hell UM has deified a coach who was notorious for getting housed outside the conference.
Harbaugh took down Pete Carroll and his talent-rich cheating machine at USC....he has gone through the NFL in two years like Genghis Khan went through China....but Dantonio would've curb-stomped him?
Dantonio should be thankful Harbaugh didn't set up shop down the road, as he would've gotten owned by that pretty boy.
Your schtick is showing walverine. And way to blow your cover on a post so thoroughly dripping with sarcasm that bobby sak thought it was overdone.
Can't wait for you to begin citing fielding Yost's W/L or fritz cryslurs BMI
No doubt he would have dominated. It's hard for a good coach not to dominate when you have as many 1st round draft picks as you want and no salary cap. We're going to be seeing that in the next few years with Urban. Hoke is a decent coach that will keep scUM average like Lloyd did but Urban is on the next level.
Harbaugh would have fit the "Michigan man" model so well too. Expecting every call to go his way, being a DB to his own players, other teams, the media and whining about anything imaginable.
It's also a good thing Dantonio isn't the coach at scUM because they'd be a great team as well but let's just keep playing the "if" game. Harbaugh was never coming to Michigan, he would have stayed at Stanford or went to his true calling eventually.
Fairly weak trolling attempt.
This post was edited by rookmsu 18 months ago
Anyone. Anyplace. Anytime.
I think Harbaugh would've done very well IN THE BIG. Dominate is hyperbole. Saban is the only dominant coach in the CFB landscape.
Is that what I am? A Walverine?
I mention we dodged a bullet by avoiding a UM legend who can actually coach, and I'm a Walverine?
He's in the Super Bowl, retard. It's kind of a news story.
And if you think anyone on our staff outside of Narduzzi would even get a look from an NFL team, you're a blower.
What? A Spartans first post shouldn't be some self loathing, hypothetical diatribe? Nucky had been pretty quiet since New Years. Must've gotten the electricity restored in his double wide recently.
That's true. Dominating a Power 4 conference still means a lot though, especially in the upcoming years. A spot in the 4-team playoffs consistently for a chance to play in the national title game is as close to Saban as anybody is going to come in the near future.
Urban Meyer would beg to differ with that appraisal.
You're impotent rage amuses me. UM is a regional program and harbaughs success in the nfl has no bearing on your hypothetical situation. It is funny to know that you still are butt hurt over Jimmy telling UM to get bent.
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