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2024 College Football Season/Playoff Thread

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In terms of future success, at least right away, I think that entails Moore retaining one of Herbert and Minter. If he got both, would be ideal, if both exit….gets a little squirmy. But Moore’s ascent under the watch of someone like Harbaugh, a true football weirdo, probably still bodes well for his prospects long term…..but if Michigan is going to succeed right after Harbaugh’s exit, I think Moore needs stability in the S&C room and then also ideally on defense.
Sounds like both are following Jim to LA.


 
I’m not doing jumping jacks over will Howard but I’m confident BOB will get the most out of him one way or the other. This will be really interesting. Dude is going ti have outstanding skill around him and we should be a little improved on the OL, so he won’t have any excuses.
 
Sounds like both are following Jim to LA.



Probably less of a blow that Tress is staying behind. Certainly would want to retain Herbert if you could but his protege has been with him since 2017 and at Michigan since 2018. If he can’t run Herbert’s philosophy / program at this point, got bigger issues having deemed him someone worthy of being hired. :chuckle:

My bigger worry was the entire S&C staff being gutted…..but Tress steps in to the big shoes and O’Conner was retained on nutrition. Wish Herbert was still there but not a bad outcome.

Certainly the DC hire will be the big one at this point. It seems like Moore will internally promote most of the offensive staff.
 
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It will be interesting to see if the NCAA continues to pursue these NIL investigations. It seems like, collectively, there is mounting frustration across the sport over the ambiguity in what Name, Image and Likeness is.

This one, it appears, is over the recruitment of QB Nico Iamaleava.

I generally read all of these and marvel at the stupidity of the enforcement staff wasting their time on these things. But I’m sure NIL items are going to keep coming all off-season, until there’s an agreement on direct roster payments to football players.


 
It will be interesting to see if the NCAA continues to pursue these NIL investigations. It seems like, collectively, there is mounting frustration across the sport over the ambiguity in what Name, Image and Likeness is.

This one, it appears, is over the recruitment of QB Nico Iamaleava.

I generally read all of these and marvel at the stupidity of the enforcement staff wasting their time on these things. But I’m sure NIL items are going to keep coming all off-season, until there’s an agreement on direct roster payments to football players.



Blame Peyton, he is in way too many commercials and still has a covid year of eligibility.
 
Damn, Jim Harbaugh: Michigan Man. Cleaning them out.
 
Dline coach gone, secondary coach might be next. They’ll have 0 defensive coaches left from last year if he goes.
 
Dline coach gone, secondary coach might be next. They’ll have 0 defensive coaches left from last year if he goes.

Sounds like Clink is staying and they hired an NFL DC. Seems like they’ll be fine coaching wise. Apparently the rest of the staff will be NFL guys. With that said, the single looming question now in CFB is always portal free agency.

Most of Michigan’s success next year will hinge on how much some other school wants to pay millions of dollars to some of their future NFL picks on defense. Seems like offensive retention should be good given Moore’s promotion and then all the internal bumps on that side. Defense is a huge unknown as the staff settles.

 
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Interesting to me that someone who has spent the last 20 years coaching in the NFL would jump into the current state of college football

I think Wink is a good DC but he's had two "mutual parting of ways" in the last 24 months. First one you could chalk up to wanting to do something else after coaching under John for nearly a decade and I recall a lot of media stories about he and Daboll being at odds this year.
 
Interesting to me that someone who has spent the last 20 years coaching in the NFL would jump into the current state of college football

I think Wink is a good DC but he's had two "mutual parting of ways" in the last 24 months. First one you could chalk up to wanting to do something else after coaching under John for nearly a decade and I recall a lot of media stories about he and Daboll being at odds this year.

The last two guys went to the NFL……so I would suspect that Wink is more of a stop gap. He’ll coach for a year and be a good X’s and O’s tactician… run the system / terminology all the players are familiar with.

Assuming Michigan retains their players, their defense is going to be extremely good….Wink will try to parlay that in to another NFL GIG and then some young coach that McDonald, Minter / Harbaugh or John Harbaugh wants to get DC experience will take over.

If Wink is there multiple years, it would be more surprising to me. Unless he is just starting a new coaching chapter and content moving in to the college game for the next few years. He is a guy who has a really outsized personality, which I think has lead to his most recent exits. Will be interesting to see how that type of gregarious nature does in college……probably not something in the middle. :chuckle:
 


Michigan insiders still batting .000 , lol
 


Michigan insiders still batting .000 , lol

Pretty clear that when Harbaugh initially balked at SD it was because they wouldn’t give him a blank check book. When he went back and signed after a second interview, he clearly got an unlimited pool to spend.

An NFL team is paying college buyouts on strength coaches and secondary coaches. It’s kind of wild honestly. Shrug and move on.
 

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