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Inside Info On Jim Harbaugh On HBO’s Real Sports!

Jim Harbaugh will be on HBO’s “Real Sports,” Tuesday at 10 pm.

I’m sure if these stories makes it into the show, but I observed a couple of incidents between the Coach, Andrea Kramer and her staff that should give you a pretty good indication of what Harbaugh is all about.

Kramer was at the Michigan spring game to interview Harbaugh and at one point she was baiting him to talk bad about the San Francisco 49’ers.  He continually refused and at one point he said “I’m not going to respond to insults.”  Kramer responded “I’m not trying to insult you!”  Harbaugh “it sure sounds like it.”  At that point Jim started to walk up the tunnel to the locker room while Kramer ran after him to clarify her point. Not a big deal, but good incite into how Harbaugh handles things.

There was also a funny story making the round among the Real Sports support staff, apparently HBO was allowed to watch practice one day with Harbaugh mic’d up.  During a play, one of Michigan’s players apparently got a little salty with the coach which prompted Harbaugh to remove his microphone, walk over to the player and calmly tell him, “if you don’t want to do it our way, then you can transfer you ass right out of here.”  You think Harbaugh’s messing around?

It is further proof that the Harbaugh staff isn’t going to put up with the crap than was prevalent under Hoke, the players will buy in or they will buy a plane ticket out of Ann Arbor.

 



Michigan Halts The Sale Of “Michigan Sniper” T-Shirts And Other M Notes

The University of Michigan has issued a cease and desist to the t-shirt company selling “Michigan Sniper” shirts.  The shirt is an offshoot of Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh’s recent tweet regarding the “American Sniper” controversy on campus movie controversy!

 

“The shirt you are referencing was not authorized by the athletic department or Coach Harbaugh,” Athletic Department spokeman Dave Ablauf said in a statement today, the Michigan Daily reports. As of right now, no word on if the shirt will be pulled. I don’t know if Michigan can really do anything other than request the shirt sales be stopped as it doesn’t appear there is any copyright violation on the shirt, no logo and no other trademarked items appear on the shirt.  On second thought, that block M and Harbaugh’s signature will have to go if the company continues to sell the shirt. shirt There is still no word on a potential home night game for Michigan in 2015.  They have already scheduled two night road games, Utah and Maryland are both kicking off under the lights, but when asked directly about a night game at Michigan stadium Athletic Director Jim Hackett would only say  “hang in there, an announcement’s coming.” I really don’t understand why university officials are so afraid of a night game in Ann Arbor against Michigan State.  It isn’t like the crowd could get any more drunk than they already are for a 4 p.m. start and it would be a HUGE day for the whole state of Michigan.  I personally think a night game in Ann Arbor could be a large coming out party for new Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh as it would give him the opportunity to tally a signature victory in front of an extremely friendly crowd.  Michigan shouldn’t shy away from this opportunity.  If there is a rival Michigan can beat this season, I think the best shot is at Sparty.

Check this out from The Detroit News.  One of Jake Rudock’s Iowa teammates called him out and said he was surprised he didn’t stay at Iowa and “fight” for his position.  While that is certainly the manly thing to say, he is clearly speaking out of ignorance.  Most fifth year seniors know if they have a job or not, Rudock clearly didn’t have the starting position at Iowa locked up and if there was uncertainty, why wouldn’t you pack y our bags and go to work with Jim Harbaugh for a year in the hopes that his mentor-ship would give you the opportunity at getting NFL ready?  If Jim Harbaugh wasn’t at Michigan, you can bet Rudock would still be at Iowa.



Sparty Vandalized By Michigan Fans!

I’m pretty sure the college kids love this kind of hi-jinks.  It looks like some Michigan fans made a drunken trip to East Lansing to mess with the Sparty statue, while this is college stuff, I am sure some Sparty fans already salty about the Harbaugh coverage in Ann Arbor won’t like this…..Personally, I think Sparty looks good in Maize and Blue.  With Harbaugh in town, if I were Sparty, I’d get use to wearing that color.

 

 


 


Michigan Football Thursday Morning Roundup! 2016 recruiting Class Prediction Edition

Maize n’ Brew listed its prediction for the 2016 recruiting class and it looks like a HUGE win for Michigan on paper.  Check out the article here!

Mgoblog.com with its usual comprehensive look at the week in recruiting.

Mgofish.com tells us about the latest two offers to Paramus Catholic standouts.  This is the same school that sent Jabrill Peppers and Juwan Bushell-Beatty to Michigan and currently has the number one player in America, Rashan Gary.

Bleacher Report thinks Michigan will have a HUGE breakout player in 2015!

The Harbaugh Effect Is Making A Difference For Michigan in the 2016 Recruiting Class.

U of M Diehards talk with recent Michigan RB commit, Kingston Davis.

Maize n’ Brew with a look at what is next for Michigan’s 2016 class.

 




Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh continues to have one of the most interesting twitter accounts.  It’s often controversial!

 

 

Sometimes it’s a look at his personal life.

PODCAST: The Maize & Blue Sit-In April 9, 2015

Today Art and I chatted with Sabir Ibrahim, a Muslim, about the “American Sniper” controversy at Michigan and Jim Harbaugh’s tweet.  It was a really good discussion and you might be surprised by the direction of the conversation.

Here is Harbaugh’s tweet in response to the University’s decision to pull the film.

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Jim Harbaugh Doesn’t Care If American Sniper Offends You!

Jim Harbaugh adds to the legend.  The University of Michigan may not let it’s students screen “American Sniper” but he will show it to the football team because he doesn’t give two craps what people think.

Read about the University pulling a screening of “American Sniper” here.



Boomer Esiason likes it too!




Michigan About To Land Two 4 Stars?

I’m hearing these are the next two Michigan commitments for 2016.  Should announce tonight.  Hill flips from Penn State to join his brother Delano in Ann Arbor.

 



Report: HS Coach Very Upset At Ohio State Over Treatment Of Player Leaving Program

You have to wonder how long HS coaches are going to send their kids to play for Urban Meyer at Ohio State.  Cass Tech running back Mike Weber felt misled by Ohio State when his position coach, who recruited him, bolted to the Chicago Bears after Weber signed on the dotted line.  Cass Tech Head Coach Thomas Wilcher wasn’t happy and felt like OSU showed Weber “no respect.”

Now comes another high school coach who is upset over Ohio State’s treatment of his player.  From College Spun.

“Jamel Dean, a four-star defensive back who enrolled early at Ohio State this winter, will be leaving the Buckeyes’ program, Eleven Warriors first reported earlier today

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound cornerback has dealt with multiple knee injuries over the past couple of years and was not cleared by Ohio State’s medical staff. He has not been practicing with the Buckeyes spring. Dean, ranked the No. 32 cornerback in the 2015 class by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings, will be leaving OSU altogether. “

At some point this will begin to hurt Urban Meyer and Ohio State.  You have to have a small bit of integrity in the Midwest.  Maybe coaches from the Midwest doesn’t have the stomach  for Urban’s nonsense?



PODCAST: Big House Nation Talks With Lary Sorensen

Today “Big House Nation” talked with former Wolverine and MLB pitcher Lary Sorensen.

 

Segment 1: Lary talks about his Michigan baseball career, why the Michigan baseball team isn’t elite right now.  He also  discusses how he thinks the 2015 Tigers will fare in the AL Central. 
Segment 2: Lary and Gregg discuss Harbaugh’s decision to return to Michigan, what he thinks Harbaugh’s realistic expectations will be in 2015.   How Michigan promotes “competition” under Harbaugh at Michigan.
Segment 3: How recruits are graded and why it is often wrong.​
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