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I heard some rumbings on disparate shows that Oklahoma and Stoops may both need a change of scenery. (one was Skip Bayless, the other was a national CBS radio sports show, not sure which one...) If this is the case, Michigan should strongly consider Stoops. I know he's a choker, but hell, right now I'd love to be in a position to choke a game!

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I heard some rumbings on disparate shows that Oklahoma and Stoops may both need a change of scenery. (one was Skip Bayless, the other was a national CBS radio sports show, not sure which one...) If this is the case, Michigan should strongly consider Stoops. I know he's a choker, but hell, right now I'd love to be in a position to choke a game!

I'd take Stoops in a heartbeat. Not sure how you could say no to him really.

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Schiano would (ideally) be a last resort / everyone else has turned UM down hire. UM probably hasn't fallen far enough to have to fall back on a failed and unemployed NFL coach who's only mild college success was at Rutgers.

Why's that? He turned around one of the worst programs in the NCAA, and plus I can't help it, I like this -

11 Patriots Past & Present Who Once Played For Rutgers « CBS Boston

He's relatively young, has both power conference and NFL experience, is known to develop players well and can work on both sides of the football. I see few if any negatives.

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I heard some rumbings on disparate shows that Oklahoma and Stoops may both need a change of scenery. (one was Skip Bayless, the other was a national CBS radio sports show, not sure which one...) If this is the case, Michigan should strongly consider Stoops. I know he's a choker, but hell, right now I'd love to be in a position to choke a game!

Stoops would be a guy who could standup and compete with Urban Meyer's swag and recruiting prowess. if I thought Stoops would leave Boomer Sooner I'd interview him in a heartbeat.

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Why

There are much better options available than a guy who has been out of football after massive nfl failure after moderate success in the bush leagues of college football.

Harbaugh, miles, stoops, gundy are all better options to chase. Hell, id rather take a chance on a coordinator than go for yesterday's news like schiano.

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There are much better options available than a guy who has been out of football after massive nfl failure after moderate success in the bush leagues of college football.

Harbaugh, miles, stoops, gundy are all better options to chase. Hell, id rather take a chance on a coordinator than go for yesterday's news like schiano.

I'd rather have Hoke. As Hackett said, he has at least half of what they are looking for.

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Here are my problems for Schiano

1. He's a giant jerk. I know that I don't like 'he's a nice guy!' as a positive quality, but when basically everyone hates you and you can't get a job after being fired as an NFL head coach, that's a red flag.

2. He was a catastrophic failure in the NFL

3. Before going to the NFL, he was just a mediocre NCAA coach. I know he turned Rutgers around, but it's not as if he was competing for national championships. His last particularly impressive season was in 2006.

4. Even if you view his college career more positively than I do, he's still just a boring manball blah blah type that sounds exactly like Hoke 2.0

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I know the "splash" hire isn't always the best hire, but I would really like UM to go after a big gun. Whether it is a proven commodity like Harbaugh or Les Miles, or the hot shot assistant or up and coming Head Coach that everybody wants. If Michigan still thinks of it's self as a premier program than they should have the pick of the litter. I don't want to settle on a castoff or a guy that lesser universities wouldn't even hire. I don't follow College football that closely so I don't know who that is, but I just want a guy like that. A guy that brings respect to the program and shows everybody else that Michigan is still a respected program.

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I know the "splash" hire isn't always the best hire, but I would really like UM to go after a big gun. Whether it is a proven commodity like Harbaugh or Les Miles, or the hot shot assistant or up and coming Head Coach that everybody wants. If Michigan still thinks of it's self as a premier program than they should have the pick of the litter. I don't want to settle on a castoff or a guy that lesser universities wouldn't even hire. I don't follow College football that closely so I don't know who that is, but I just want a guy like that. A guy that brings respect to the program and shows everybody else that Michigan is still a respected program.

I kinda think it might be harder to get Miles to leave LSU than to get Harbaugh - as has been discussed, LSU is a pretty plum set-up for a FB coach.

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I kinda think it might be harder to get Miles to leave LSU than to get Harbaugh - as has been discussed, LSU is a pretty plum set-up for a FB coach.

yeah I think he might be too. I just want an impressive hire. Like I said, that doesn't always turn out good. But I just want to show the recruits and the World that Michigan is still a meaningful program. When Ohio State needed a coach, they went out and got the biggest and best coach available in Meyer, when Notre Dame needed one they got one of the hottest and most sought after hires, several years ago when Alabama needed one they went and got Saban and when Texas needed one they went and got the guy that just led his team to a Sugar Bowl victory. These are all power teams, who Michigan likes to think are in their class. So if they go out and get sought after coaches I want Michigan to do the same.

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I kinda think it might be harder to get Miles to leave LSU than to get Harbaugh - as has been discussed, LSU is a pretty plum set-up for a FB coach.

Most feel if offered, Miles is a lock.

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I heard some rumbings on disparate shows that Oklahoma and Stoops may both need a change of scenery. (one was Skip Bayless, the other was a national CBS radio sports show, not sure which one...) If this is the case, Michigan should strongly consider Stoops. I know he's a choker, but hell, right now I'd love to be in a position to choke a game!

If Stoops was available, the press conference announcing the hire would already be scheduled.

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There are much better options available than a guy who has been out of football after massive nfl failure after moderate success in the bush leagues of college football.

Harbaugh, miles, stoops, gundy are all better options to chase. Hell, id rather take a chance on a coordinator than go for yesterday's news like schiano.

Yesterday's news? As long as we're being objective....

I mean, if you don't like him so be it, but I think we should hire the guy who can do the job best going forward, not the guy who is trending the most on twitter. IMO, the guy can coach the hell out of a football team.

There was this guy that went to Bama that massively failed in the NFL too. South Carolina did pretty well with one of those guys as well. Petrino's another good example(he wins if nothing else).

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Here are my problems for Schiano

1. He's a giant jerk. I know that I don't like 'he's a nice guy!' as a positive quality, but when basically everyone hates you and you can't get a job after being fired as an NFL head coach, that's a red flag.

2. He was a catastrophic failure in the NFL

3. Before going to the NFL, he was just a mediocre NCAA coach. I know he turned Rutgers around, but it's not as if he was competing for national championships. His last particularly impressive season was in 2006.

4. Even if you view his college career more positively than I do, he's still just a boring manball blah blah type that sounds exactly like Hoke 2.0

He won at least 8 games 5 times. Rutgers hadn't won 8 games in a season since 1982. Perspective my friend. 5-1 in bowl games too. They also went 9-4 the year after he left.

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Mike Riley is the new coach at Nebraska, hired away from Oregon State.

How that's an upgrade from Pelini I can't begin to understand. What a bizarre hire. Its one thing to go after 61 year old Les Miles, but a 61 year old who's a middling coach?

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How that's an upgrade from Pelini I can't begin to understand. What a bizarre hire. Its one thing to go after 61 year old Les Miles, but a 61 year old who's a middling coach?

It's a terrible hire, and not good for the Big 10. Riley averaged around 6 wins a year with Oregon State, while Pelini averaged 9 with Nebraska. I'm sure Nebraska fans are pissed off.

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How that's an upgrade from Pelini I can't begin to understand. What a bizarre hire. Its one thing to go after 61 year old Les Miles, but a 61 year old who's a middling coach?

Didn't you hear, he is a really nice guy.

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There was this guy that went to Bama that massively failed in the NFL too. South Carolina did pretty well with one of those guys as well. Petrino's another good example(he wins if nothing else).

Those guys were great coaches before they went to the NFL, unlike Schiano.

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Mike Riley is the new coach at Nebraska, hired away from Oregon State.

Wow, that is shocking. Riley grew up in Corvallis and was a local sports hero there. OSU felt burned when he left for his failed stint as coach of the Chargers. And when he went back to OSU, he sucked up hard saying it was his dream job and he would be there until he retired. So it is surprising to see him leave for greener pastures, again. Though I guess he's been there 11 years and things change over time.

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I have no idea how good Riley is. But I also think it's pretty damn hard to predict how most coaches will do at a new program.

Maybe Pellini shouldn't have been fired. But sometimes it gets stale with a guy constantly going 8-4 or 9-3. He had plenty of time to make that team elite and he never did.

Nebraska football will survive, even if Riley proves to be a downgrade.

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