If Harbaugh loses again...

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    If Harbaugh loses again...

    Harbaugh was brought in to, if nothing else beat Ohio State. Michigan has only won 3 times since Y2K and going winless in the series since 2011.

    1) So does Harbaugh have enough self awareness to realize he's not getting it done?
    2) Will Warde Manuel ever fire his old teammate?
    3) Will Manuel get fired first, clearing the way for a new AD to fire Harbaugh?
    4) Will Michigan finally win, making this a moot point?
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    Who do you replace him with? How do you sell a new coach that winning 47 games in five years isn’t good enough? Obviously Michigan needs to beat Ohio State eventually but to fire the coach? I’m not seeing that.

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    By the way, if the fourth down mark goes in Michigan’s favor and every single other thing over the last five years is exactly the same, this isn’t even a conversation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    Who do you replace him with? How do you sell a new coach that winning 47 games in five years isn’t good enough? Obviously Michigan needs to beat Ohio State eventually but to fire the coach? I’m not seeing that.
    Are you saying second or third place in the B1G East every year is fine as long they average 9 wins, with a yearly loss to Ohio State?
    How many years in a row do you think it takes losing to their biggest rival until they are tired of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    By the way, if the fourth down mark goes in Michigan’s favor and every single other thing over the last five years is exactly the same, this isn’t even a conversation.
    They've been competitive once in the last five years. Even if they win the one, how long is a .200 winning percentage against your biggest rival going to keep the home folks happy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    They've been competitive once in the last five years. Even if they win the one, how long is a .200 winning percentage against your biggest rival going to keep the home folks happy?
    I don’t know the answer. I do know that Michigan is light years better with Harbaugh than Rodriguez/Hoke. We also are watching Ohio State’s new coach win with Urban Meyer recruits. What if Ohio State is on the downward slope in two years and you’ve ran off a good coach for another possible Rodriguez/Hoke?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    By the way, if the fourth down mark goes in Michigan’s favor and every single other thing over the last five years is exactly the same, this isn’t even a conversation.
    Well the spot was good so not sure what you’re getting at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    I don’t know the answer. I do know that Michigan is light years better with Harbaugh than Rodriguez/Hoke. We also are watching Ohio State’s new coach win with Urban Meyer recruits. What if Ohio State is on the downward slope in two years and you’ve ran off a good coach for another possible Rodriguez/Hoke?
    I don’t want to scare anyone, but Day is actually showing to be as good of a recruiter if not better than Meyer so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    I don’t want to scare anyone, but Day is actually showing to be as good of a recruiter if not better than Meyer so far.
    Yeah, he’s doing good on all fronts. My point is Michigan doesn’t have to jump immediately to firing when the pool of replacements likely isn’t any better than what they have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Well the spot was good so not sure what you’re getting at.
    It was challenged and debated forever. I’m not saying it was right or wrong, I’m simply saying if it had went in Michigan’s favor a lot of things might be different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    Who do you replace him with? How do you sell a new coach that winning 47 games in five years isnít good enough? Obviously Michigan needs to beat Ohio State eventually but to fire the coach? Iím not seeing that.
    Uban Meyer likes a challenge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat View Post
    Uban Meyer likes a challenge.
    That's why he's about to take a lot of Jerry's money and take over in Big D!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat View Post
    Uban Meyer likes a challenge.
    We are in week 14 of the college football season. Urban works for a company that largely covers the Big 10. He has yet to say the word Michigan on air.

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    OSU/Michigan in football is insanely similar to UK/UL basketball...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MBWC41 View Post
    OSU/Michigan in football is insanely similar to UK/UL basketball...
    No, its not even close. The UK/UL game is a social event, Rick Pitino said it himself when he was coaching at UL.

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