votingmachine wrote:badgasman9 wrote:jnadke wrote:badgasman wrote:I wonder what team Harbaugh is eyeing in the NFL.
Los Angeles Rams
I think he wants Indy. Go back and visit Irsay. He knows he would run the show there. Re unite with Luck.
That's not happening. He's coaching Michigan next year. And I can't see him leaving Michigan for several years.
Besides Indy has a coach. Pagano is still just a beginner, but he was a good defensive coordinator and has been very highly regarded by players in the past. He has been head coach 3 years and every year they have gone 11-5 and won the division.
I've no idea if he is going to be a good coach. Players have acted like they would charge into a burning building for him. They are not a great team, but a good team in a weak division. This year they were 6-0 against Tennessee, Houston, and Jacksonville, and 5-5 against the rest.
My thinking is that Pagano is good enough. Luck is developing. They really only need a few pieces to climb to the top. Unless they regress, Pagano has some job security.
I'm not saying it isn't good, but it isn't exactly something that suggests money was the issue in SF.
The base salary and signing bonuses add up to a guaranteed $44,050,000. Without doing the math, it looks like the rest of the incentives over 7 years gets him to the $48M area reported.
The "academic performance" incentive makes me giggle - yeah, go ahead and pretend like that is in any way important, if it helps you sleep at night.
Interview from 4:50 onwards wrote:Jim Harbaugh: "This feels like one of those where you ask 50 questions."
Colin Cowherd: "You're not giving me a ton to work with, Coach. I just want to find out about Jim Harbaugh the human being. I'm a player right now, and I want to play for a bunch of schools. I'm listening to Jim Harbaugh. I want to play for Jim. I want Jim Harbaugh, the guy. I bring all these coaches on, and I want the guy. If I was a wide receiver. Why should I play at Michigan?"
CC: "This seems terribly difficult, Jim. This is just not working. I love you to death. I really do. But it seems like we're going nowhere with this. And I love you. I'm a huge Harbaugh fan."
JH: "What can I do to make your interview better?"
CC: "I'm just asking open-ended questions, and you have not much to say. I want you to sell your program. That's why I bring Urban on and I bring Sark. I love you guys. I want you to sell your program."
CC: "Listen, I love ya. It's not working. I appreciate you stopping by, Jim Harbaugh."
Colin Cowherd wrote:“I’ve been in the business 10 years, folks. That was a clunker. There’s not much I can do about that. I tried. I asked every open-ended question I could. He had nothing to say. I love him. I love Jim Harbaugh. I was trying to go somewhere. I was going back to my interview tricks. Why, what, how? Nothing to say. … He’s a very intense guy. He’s different. People in San Francisco said he’s difficult. The two or three guys I know in San Francisco that didn’t love Harbaugh, I guarantee they’ll text me, ‘That’s why he didn’t last in San Francisco. You can’t have a conversation. He’s very intense.’
@JohnMiddlekauff I'll guarantee you one thing, there is not a SOUL at UM that has the stones to tell Harbaugh you probably shouldn't act like that
Birddog wrote:How dare I offer up a suggest to talk about something other than an 1/8lb of air around here.. how silly of me.
Birddog wrote:As you were everyone. Nothing to see here.
votingmachine wrote:That was a pretty awful interview and it seemed like the problem was more on Harbaugh's end, not CC. There is a deal on interviews: you have to tell a story. They don't want you on if you are just going to answer yes/no/it's a continuous process. Tell a freaking story.
What was the first thing you did?
I dunno. Started hiring a staff, talking to the team.
That is pretty lame. Fill it out. Or don't do the interview. There are plenty of stories to tell and he just wasn't willing to tell them. A lot of interviews is the same lame stuff ... go watch "Bull Durham". But the biggest thing any interviewer wants is just some story. Any one of those questions could have been a stepping off point for a story. How much I love Michigan, How funny it was to step into the Michigan athletic facility as head coach. How great the players he inherited are. Why it is special to coach a kid at 18, rather than an NFL veteran.
I had the same confusion on the one question that Harbaugh did. I heard it as the Big-10 conference is a "bye". What the heck? A bye week? It sounded like a huge insult. So bad you might as well have the week off. As someone who heard that exact question, I was sympathetic to Harbaugh. It seemed like a huge dis. And the next question was a pretty bad one: when do you put in a game plan for your September 3rd Utah game? Huh? Before September 2nd, and after I see the team I have. Then Harbaugh pushed back with the what's going on?
It was up to the interviewer to fix the "bye" vs "buy" confusion. And he didn't. Instead he launched into a really dumb question.
I would say that Harbaugh was pretty dry ... maybe it was an off day. But the lame interview also had some blame to stick on the interviewer as well.
Coach Harbaugh ✔@CoachJim4UM
In my experience of participating in interviews, I've found it takes 2 to produce a clunker! I'll take 50% responsibility 4 this clunker.