For one thing, his teams get better year after year. Louisville went from 9-4 then to 11-1. Arkansas went 5-7, 8-5, 10-3, 11-2. And I would argue winning 10 games at Louisville and Arkansas a combined 4 times in 9 years is pretty impressive. He has had the #1, #3, #4, #12, #14, and #16 ranked scoring offenses in the country.There may be 5 coaches better than him but then again there may not be. Who would be in your top 5?
As much as I hate to say it because I think he is an awful human being from what I can tell, Bobby Petrino is probably in the discussion to be included in the top-5 today.
I think Stoops and Spurrier are the two most overrated coaches in CFB.
What kills me is that if they call the PI on Miami earlier in the game or if they correctly call the third down catch on the sidelines a catch, we win without going to OT.
How about this one:
Said it for months ... When you ask Harbaugh crappy, lazy questions, you'll get crappy, lazy answers. Ask better questions people.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) July 1, 2015
What would be the point in pushing him out now rather than letting him get a degree and then asking him to transfer?
Yea, they are at 85 now including the grad transfers and the three walk-ons now on scholarship. 84 is Pipkins leaves.
They are at 85 for the fall. Losing Pipkins drops them to 84. They are over for 2016 without accounting for attrition or medical hardships but larger attrition numbers are expected when a new regime comes in. Pipkins is a senior so he was going to be gone in '16 no matter what so he has no effect on the '16 class.
This post is way off base. Michigan is at the 85 number right now including Pipkins. Also, Pipkins would be a senior so he would not affect the 2016 class whatsoever. Now, Pipkins could have been pushed out to make room for a grad transfer or someone who would be on campus this fall but as you mentioned they just declined a transfer. So, if he was in fact pushed out to make room for someone, it is for a transfer that we do not know about yet but it definitely not for a kid in the '16 class.
Even with a good Loving, I am guessing fringe tournament team. I still think 2016-17 will be the year we get back to competing for league titles.
Damn near all of the members of the Ohio State community that I know would be absolutely horrified if a head coach here at Ohio State did what JoePa did. None of them would blindly support a man because he "legally" did the right thing. Just because they rival us in size does not mean that we are the same.
I couldn't help but think about Hernandez when he said "Bill Belichick never walked into my office saying 'hey, I need a really good pain in the ass in my program."
We just won it all. I guess we need something to complain about.
as opposed to the D3 talent Harbaugh has signed
They have the 9th best class according to 247 right now. And there are quite a few big time names being thrown around as Michigan leans.
But banking on 3/4s of your class, which has been a bunch of unheard of prospects so far, to reach Darron Lee's level simply because he's coached by Harbaugh and his staff of losers and they've seen them in person ONE time is laughable.
Four of the 25 3* recruits he had at Stanford in the '07 and '08 classes went on to be All-Americans.
I can't believe I have been driven to defend this guy but holy shit, we can be adult (maybe) enough to recognize what Harbaugh has done with the lowly rated recruits that he has gotten. No one knows if the strategy he used at Stanford will work at Michigan but he gets the benefit of the doubt. Make fun of him for being an apparent psycho but getting on him for recruiting make zero sense.
Where did you see this? I couldn't imagine that we take another RB...
Though I expected Harbaugh to make a bigger splash right off the bat, his track record shows that he has knack for finding talent- especially under-the-radar talent. I fully expect him to still land some very highly rated guys but in the few months that he has been there, it seems as though he is using the same blue print that he used at Stanford. And that blueprint worked out quite nicely.
The only thing that star-gazers on this site can make fun of Harbaugh for when it comes to recruiting is the fact that many of the kids that have committed recently more than likely would commit in January so it doesn't make complete sense to me as to why these offers are going out now. But that pretty much alludes to what I said previously: Harbaugh doesn't care about rankings and he has put several 2 and 3 star kids into the NFL. And I think he truly believes that he can take these lower rated guys and turn them into great players.
It will be interesting to see if his plan will work at Michigan. He seemed to capture lightning in a bottle a few times at Stanford and statistics have shown that 5 stars are more likely to make to the NFL than 4 stars, 4 stars more likely than 3 stars, and so on and so on. Does he really see things in these kids that the Meyers, Sabans, Fishers of the world don't see? Or will his ego get the best of him and many of these lowly rated kids turn out to be busts? Either way, he gets the benefit of the doubt for now and people calling him out for his recruiting efforts so far really don't have a leg to stand on.
First of all..
after being fired from the 49's
Can we at least agree that his firing was a bad move by the 'niners? Good NFL coaches are hard to come by and he has a proven track record. I would have loved to have seen Harbaugh coach the Browns.
Secondly, I don't believe his invite was disingenuous. SEC coaches, known for playing by the rules and never doing anything to gain an unfair advantage over other schools- like oversigning (right??), bitched about a coach seemingly doing something that really doesn't even gain Michigan an advantage but really just comes a bit closer to leveling the playing field. So, Harbaugh said fine, everyone is welcome. I mean I guess that could be considered a taunt but what else was he going to do? Say "you're right, SEC. I should cancel these camps"? Say nothing at all? At least this puts the ball back in the other coaches' court. And where has he come across with the attitude that every recruit, player or coach should rearrange their schedules to attend a UM camp? The guy is just enthusiastic and is trying to revamp a brand that has been in the shitter for a decade.
Of course no big time coaches were going to go but he wouldn't have invited everyone if SEC coaches didn't pretend that they were being wronged by the camps in the first place.
He wanted to use all the other coaches under the guise of "wide ranging experiences offered to campers"
If that was his plan all along, why didn't he invite every coach to begin with?
Five B1G teams in the top-30 would be the most since 2009. And 4 in the top-13 would be impressive.
Not sure why Harbaugh got so much flak for this. I thought it was a good idea and I thought inviting any coach in America was a great response to the pissing and moaning over satellite camps.
People don't forget!
This game was played in Germany, too. I wonder if anyone wore this:
You don't find SVP&R entertaining but you are entertained by the local 97.1 programming???
FWIW, I was not a huge fan of SVP&R but I did like them a whole hell of a lot more than the manufactured personalities of Mike and Mike. I agree that I can listen to Cowherd's hot takes from time to time and I really don't mind him. I still think Dan Patrick is the best in the business, though.
I cannot stand 97.1 programming. Common Man and The Torg was a great show, in my opinion, but I think that ever since they broke that duo up, the programming has been awful.
Unless one guy had several hundred drinks and popcorns, I think it is safe to say quite a few Piston's fans were involved.
It is just funny that you are calling Cavs fans "pathetic" because a few people on the internet said some mean things about Steph Curry when the single most embarrassing incident in the history of the sport involved Pistons fans.