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Old 12-23-2014, 08:12 PM
 
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Despite having an awful season (5-7), Michigan Football made a $65 Million profit in 2014 with 93 Million in revenue. That is Michigan Football was the 2nd most profitable football team and had the 3rd biggest revenue in 2014 - despite having a poor record.

http://www.forbes.com/pictures/emdm4...an-wolverines/

Michigan football profit is truly bigger than $65 Million, as the BigTen Network annual $22 Million is primarily generated from the public's interest in.....football.

Michigan Football literally pays for ALL of the female sports at Michigan, their scholarships, their equipment, their travel, etc...

ZERO pennies from the University go to funding football.

When football does well alumni donations to the academics surge. When football does poorly, football profit goes down, which hurts women's sports funding - as football funds women's sports, factually.

It actually makes sense to pay this money if you think Harbaugh will do well. As it secures future alumni donations, free marketing, and virtually ALL OTHER SPORTS on campus.

A recent study showed that with up to 113,500 people attending games at Michigan Stadium - over $7 million dollars a home game are brought in to the state of Michigan from just OUT OF STATE attendees. That is out of staters spending $7 Million on average every single Michigan home game in the state - helping gas stations, hotels, restaurants, shops, etc... To keep this up - the team needs to be good - more reason to open the paycheck for Harbaugh.

You guys also realize that statistically - more kids apply to a school when the football team wins - so the school can be more selective or admit more or potentially both.

People at first complained when Saban was hired for $4 Million a year at Alabama. Since Saban has been hired, the football program's revenue has increased by more than $70 Million a year, more than doubling. Alabama has been able to secure its women sports programs -- every sports team on the campus in 2012 was a net loser of money, even men's basketball --- except their football team. They exist due to football.

Title 9 supporters should support the investment in good head coaches of football programs to fund all of the other sports.
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:19 PM
 
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Harbaugh is not going to go back to college with his tail between his legs. He wants to win a super bowl.
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Old 12-24-2014, 06:06 AM
 
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It's only wrong if the school has to come out of pocket and raises tuition to pay for it. But some of these big time programs that are in a "power five" conference can afford it. Between the Tv cotracts, ticket sales, rich alumni donors, these contracts usually pay for themselves.
Yeah, this sums it up.

I'm not a know it all or anything, but I attended at a big football program school and even was a volunteer video productions assistant over a semester. From what people were saying, athletic departments are pretty much responsible for supporting themselves. Like it or not, college sports is big business, and modern big time athletic departments do a pretty good job of raising money. If anything, it's the school's campus facilities and regular programs that benefit from the athletic department, financially speaking.

People like to bash collegiate athletics and there's certainly some fodder for that. However, the bigger crime IMO is using tax dollars to build professional sports facilities at the expense of schools and other public services. Taxpayers even go out and vote for this stuff, but then you have college athletes and programs that receive no tax dollars and people whine about how much coaches get paid.
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Old 12-24-2014, 06:58 AM
 
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Harbaugh is not going to go back to college with his tail between his legs. He wants to win a super bowl.
Nope. Harbaugh is going home. Home is where the heart is. He played his high school football in Ann Arbor. He played his college football in Ann Arbor. He also wants Schembechler's old job, he sat as a 6 year old kid in his office chair, he can hardly do a press conference without quoting Schembechler. He can return to the NFL at a later date if need be.

There is no way that Harbaugh would have let it advance this far if he was going to say no to his home (Michigan).

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Old 12-24-2014, 06:14 PM
 
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Nope. Harbaugh is going home. Home is where the heart is. He played his high school football in Ann Arbor. He played his college football in Ann Arbor. He also wants Schembechler's old job, he sat as a 6 year old kid in his office chair, he can hardly do a press conference without quoting Schembechler. He can return to the NFL at a later date if need be.

There is no way that Harbaugh would have let it advance this far if he was going to say no to his home (Michigan).
As wonderful as that would be for Michigan, you may be forgetting something. Reality.

Jim Harbaugh is not a lone wolf. Harbaugh has other people in his life. His wife, and his children. He has to consider their needs as well. Only if they are in agreement with what ever it is that he wants to do, then that is what will happen.

If that happens to be Michigan, then so be it. However, if it happens to be something other than Michigan, then everybody will need to understand.
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Old 12-24-2014, 09:10 PM
 
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As wonderful as that would be for Michigan, you may be forgetting something. Reality.

Jim Harbaugh is not a lone wolf. Harbaugh has other people in his life. His wife, and his children. He has to consider their needs as well. Only if they are in agreement with what ever it is that he wants to do, then that is what will happen.

If that happens to be Michigan, then so be it. However, if it happens to be something other than Michigan, then everybody will need to understand.
Harbaugh says that he won't officially declare his intentions until 24 to 48 hours after his current season ends. That means that he won't declare for a whole month after Michigan fired Hoke.

If Harbaugh's family truly had a problem with him going to Michigan, Harbaugh shouldn't have let the University of Michigan - literally his childhood home (his dad coached at Michigan) and his alma mater hang out to dry for an entire month without a coach and during prime recruiting season.

If his family had no interest in relocating to Michigan they would have told him sooner than a month in to the courting.

Fair or not, if Harbaugh were to back out he would be burning bridges as all of the talk from former players (that played with Harbaugh and still know him) to donors and etc...is that he is coming, but he just wants to finish out his final NFL season with less distractions. He isn't stopping these whispers.

There were reports that his family didn't want to go, now the reports are that that was never true and they were encouraging him to take it.
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Old 12-25-2014, 10:58 AM
 
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There are reports that Jim Harbaugh has been offered $8 million a year to coach at Michigan. $8 million to coach football at a state school. Am I the only one to see something wrong with that?
Harbaugh's projected value would be to add $1 Billion for the University as a whole over the term of his contract per the study that the regents had conducted.

$8 Million a year for $1 Billion in gain seems like a steal.

Alabama has mathematically underpaid Saban at $7 Million a year.

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Old 12-26-2014, 07:56 AM
 
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All I can think of is "The Super Fans" where instead of "Da Bears" and Ditka it's "Go Blue" and Harbaugh. Question: Mini-Harbaugh vs. da Spartans. How much does Mini-Harbaugh win by? <<interupted by a Chris Farley look-a-like having a heart attack caused by kilbasa in his aorta>>

Maybe Harbaugh doesn't want the job because Michigan is plauged with the same kind of issue that Notre Dame has. They have a lot of people (not necessarily alumns) with a lot of money and ancient football ethoses that don't work or don't apply in modern football sticking their noses in his team and the way he "gets" to coach them. It's a huge minus to taking a job like this and this culture doesn't exist to a large extent in the pro's.
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Old 12-27-2014, 10:18 PM
 
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All I can think of is "The Super Fans" where instead of "Da Bears" and Ditka it's "Go Blue" and Harbaugh. Question: Mini-Harbaugh vs. da Spartans. How much does Mini-Harbaugh win by? <<interupted by a Chris Farley look-a-like having a heart attack caused by kilbasa in his aorta>>

Maybe Harbaugh doesn't want the job because Michigan is plauged with the same kind of issue that Notre Dame has. They have a lot of people (not necessarily alumns) with a lot of money and ancient football ethoses that don't work or don't apply in modern football sticking their noses in his team and the way he "gets" to coach them. It's a huge minus to taking a job like this and this culture doesn't exist to a large extent in the pro's.
Sorry - it is a done deal. Harbaugh IS going to Michigan. mgoblog.com

Yes, you are right, he will have such a rough go of it...coaching in the biggest football stadium in the country, the most indoor practice square footage of any team on Earth including professional teams, a mountain of money, adoring fans, etc... Yes Harbaugh will have it so rough with Michigan's ancient culture.
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:53 AM
 
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Michigan is such an overrated program. They've won one championship since black people were allowed to play and they shared that.
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