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View Poll Results: Should Harbaugh be fired?
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Old 01-01-2018, 01:50 PM
 
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A 5 loss season as head of one of the nation's premiere football programs is unacceptable. Here's what former Wolverine Amani Toomer had to say:

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"I'm a frustrated fan. I think that what Michigan signed up for was a Nick Saban, an Urban Meyer. We signed up for somebody who was going to come in and change the culture," Toomer said. "I mean, he had a great first year. The first two years I was excited, but last year he had his best team and they lose to Ohio State? That was a heartbreaker.

"And this year they lose to Ohio State embarrassingly. They lose to Michigan State, another embarrassment. I just think that we deserve better than this."

"To me, that's not a supermodel, that's Paris Hilton," Toomer said. "That's somebody who's given us nothing, but 'Oh, we're going to Rome. Oh, we wear Michael Jordan shoes. I don't care. I want to beat Michigan State, I want to beat Ohio State. That's the passion that I have for the program."
https://www.si.com/college-football/...h-paris-hilton

Harbaugh is now 1-5 against OSU and Mich St.

It seems to me that he just can't recruit talent. The Wolverines seem overmatched against higher quality programs.

Do you think Michigan should fire him?
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Old 01-01-2018, 03:09 PM
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As an Ohio State fan, I think Harbaugh's doing just fine at presenting a polarizing figure who fuels the rivalry between our 2 schools and makes your school easier to dislike. I'm not sure you've had that since Bo. The coaches in between tried to stir the rivalry pot, but Harbaugh is better at it than they were.

Setting rivalry aside, firing three coaches in a row <5 years in and your program starts to reach the point where a top 5 coach, like the ones Amani Toomer listed in that quote, won't want to work there. Give Harbaugh more time to get his recruits in place and see what he does.
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Old 01-01-2018, 07:12 PM
 
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Neutral party here, but Harbaugh coached, today, as if he had one foot in Michigan, and another foot in Indianapolis.....!
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Old 01-01-2018, 09:42 PM
 
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A 5 loss season as head of one of the nation's premiere football programs is unacceptable. Here's what former Wolverine Amani Toomer had to say:



https://www.si.com/college-football/...h-paris-hilton

Harbaugh is now 1-5 against OSU and Mich St.

It seems to me that he just can't recruit talent. The Wolverines seem overmatched against higher quality programs.

Do you think Michigan should fire him?
Harbough is a great coach...Michigan is lucky to have him. I wish he was my teams's coach instead of Ogre.
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Old 01-02-2018, 02:37 AM
 
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:17 PM
 
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Frustrating sure. Unacceptable no.
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:36 PM
 
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one of the nations premier programs? maybe a dozen years ago. he has had some good recruiting classes, but he hasn't had much success at QB. which is ironic because he made kaepernick almost look like he belonged in the NFL.
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:46 PM
 
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No. Michigan is no longer a premier program. I'd assume you make a change for the better and I don't see the possibility of better at this point.

But someone needs to reign him in a bit. The European Tour and other gimmicks are taking away from the substantive preparation that needs to take place.

They need to modernize the offense and make some coaching changes on that side.

They need to actually hire assistant coaches instead of hiring High School coaches to attain recruiting advantages. I don't think it's helping this year anyway as their recruiting this past year slipped.

They need to spend the next ten months scheming and coming up with ways to beat Michigan state and Ohio state. They can't afford to go 0-2 to those two again
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:46 PM
 
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one of the nations premier programs? maybe a dozen years ago. he has had some good recruiting classes, but he hasn't had much success at QB. which is ironic because he made kaepernick almost look like he belonged in the NFL.
Yes, Michigan is still a premiere, blue blooded program even if their on-field results say otherwise. It's much the same way Alabama was still a premiere program after doing absolutely nothing for over 20 years.
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:51 PM
 
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No. Michigan is no longer a premier program.
How is Michigan no longer a premiere program? They had some of the top recruiting classes under Brady Hoke. How does a non-premiere program get the No. 2 overall recruiting class in college football?

https://www.foxsports.com/college-fo...defense-101916
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