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Will Harbaugh Be Fired In SF Before The Season Ends!

Sorry, I don’t see Jim Harbaugh being fired before the end of the NFL season.  Why would San Francisco let him go before the end of the season, regardless of what happens in the last three weeks of the NFL season, Harbaugh will be a very hot commodity in the off-season, there is zero reason for the Niners to cut him loose early, as it appears the Niners will miss the playoffs with or without “The Harbaugh” in charge.

The Niner’s playoffs chances won’t change if Jim is or isn’t the head coach in the Bay, why cut him loose and get zero compensation?  That isn’t happening with Michigan willing to pay cold hard cash to free Harbaugh and it certainly isn’t happening with a couple of NFL teams waiting in line to hire him and willing to offer draft picks.

The Harbaugh to Oakland narrative is flimsy at best.  If you think he is going to Oakland based on his apparent “love” for Al Davis then you should also believe he is going to Michigan because of his well documented love of Bo Schembechler.  For every ying, there is a yang and I am assured the Bo pull is much stronger than the short time he spent with Al Davis’s Raiders.  If you think Michigan football is a disaster right now, the one in Oakland is only worse.

My sources in A2 stand by the Harbaugh “wants and will accept the Michigan job,” but NOTHING can or will happen until after the NFL season is over and Harbaugh’s club misses the playoffs.  You will hear a ton of rumors as this plays out, I would encourage Michigan fans to take them all with a grain of salt, including mine as we are all only as good as our sources.  I trust mind, but I also realize NO source is infallible and  only Jim Harbaugh knows what he is going to do in 2015.  I firmly believe my guys are plugged in and solid, so by association I will sink or swim with the people I have know and trusted for years.

No matter what NFL guys report, I’m not buying it unless it is followed by a Harbaugh quote.  I trust the college and local guys much more than I trust NFL writers with little or no understanding of Michigan football.  The NFL guys are nutty zealots for “the league.”  Harbaugh is one of you, he’s a Michigan geek.  His “geekdom” makes him one of you, which is passionate, irrational and ultimately in love with Michigan football.

I am willing to talk you off the ledge every time an NFL guy claims to know what is happening with Harbaugh and Michigan.  RELAX!

 



Michigan Asks For Season Ticket Renewals.

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Like many Michigan season ticket holders, I got my renewal notice today.

The deadline to renew my Michigan Football tickets is January 31, 2015.  I will not renew until I know who is Michigan Football Head coach in 2015.  I’m sure we will have our answer before the deadline.

I’ve been a Michigan football season ticket holder since 1997 and never in a million years did I think I would ever consider giving them up as I suspected my kids would someday like to have the tickets.  Face it, that is how it has been done for generations at Michigan.  The normal path was to hand them down to your kids because once you had the tickets, you just didn’t give them up as there was once a decades long waiting list. Continue Reading…

Harbaugh To Michigan Timeline

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I’m hearing a lot of stuff from the national media about Jim Harbaugh and I’m shocked that it is exactly the opposite of what I hear from Michigan insiders.  Logic matters in the process, emotion is what is driving the decision.

Let’s look at the process logically.  If Michigan hasn’t fired Brady Hoke already, there has to be a reason, otherwise it would be smart to have already started looking for a new coach so the program doesn’t lose out to Nebraska and Florida with external candidates.  What does it tell you that there isn’t any urgency in the program to make a move?  What I am hearing is that Michigan has already been given assurances that Jim Harbaugh wants the job but they need to buy some time.  Here is what I am told is happening. Continue Reading…

Why Brandon Is Still At Michigan! The Answer!

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Talked to some sources today that informed me that Dave Brandon is still at Michigan because of politics.

The New President at The University of Michigan doesn’t want to act right now and has asked the Regents to decide which way to go on the Athletic Director situation.

The President and the Regents would prefer that Brandon step down as AD, but sources close to both sides claim Brandon is adamant that he is not stepping down without his full contract through 2018.  Remember, he was gifted a new deal by his friend and outgoing President Mary Sue Coleman as a payback for Brandon helping get her the President’s gig.

Brandon is not going to go quietly and will take this whole department down if he doesn’t get what he wants when he leave the University.

The only way to make him go away is to pressure him and the Regents.