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09:32 AM ET 12.05 | Word is Brady Hoke, the San Diego State football coach the Minnesota Gophers targeted early in their search, is in line for the Stanford job if Stanford's Jim Harbaugh leaves for alma mater Michigan.

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December 5, 2010  09:34 AM ET

Good fit.

December 5, 2010  09:35 AM ET

Is Harbaugh written in as gone?

December 5, 2010  09:38 AM ET
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Is Harbaugh written in as gone?

Hmmmmm...Palo Alto for Michigan......alma mater or not that is a tough choice.

December 5, 2010  09:39 AM ET

Shouldn't they fire Rodriguez first?

December 5, 2010  09:41 AM ET
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Hmmmmm...Palo Alto for Michigan......alma mater or not that is a tough choice.

Good point Commodore. Stanford is probably more "enjoyable" and less of a pain in the arse than TSUN. But alma mater and perceived prestige may trump enjoyable.

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December 5, 2010  10:39 AM ET
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Good point Commodore. Stanford is probably more "enjoyable" and less of a pain in the arse than TSUN. But alma mater and perceived prestige may trump enjoyable.

the prestige will be slow in coming as Harbaugh weeds out Richrod's players and returns to the pro-set offense over the chuck and duck... Michigan just doesn't seem like Michigan with the ball flying every which way...

December 5, 2010  10:42 AM ET
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+1. Coach Hoke would do well at Stanford.

that's for sure; turned around San Diego State in 2 short years... hate to see him leave...

December 5, 2010  10:55 AM ET

Brian Broadus (former NFL scout for Bill Parcels - now an ESPN analyst) has Andrew Luck at the top of his draft NFL board, head and shoulders above the rest. He says Luck is every bit as good if not better than Sam Bradford coming out of college. There is a media consensus that he's a lock for the #1 pick.

If Luck decides to go pro Harbaugh's decision will be a lot easier to make.

December 5, 2010  11:07 AM ET
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that's for sure; turned around San Diego State in 2 short years... hate to see him leave...

That's the shame about College Football - get to attached to a guy that has "it" and he's gone as soon as the lifted skirt and inner perfumed thigh of a school like Minnesota comes calling.

December 5, 2010  11:18 AM ET
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That's the shame about College Football - get to attached to a guy that has "it" and he's gone as soon as the lifted skirt and inner perfumed thigh of a school like Minnesota comes calling.

The shame of college football is money above integrity and the end justifies the means.

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December 5, 2010  11:20 AM ET
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Shouldn't they fire Rodriguez first?

I have read that under DickRod contract if he is let go now there is a $7+ million buyout. If he is let go antime after 1/1/2011 it is $2.5 million. SO the word has been he will coach Meatchicken thru the bowl and be let go in 2011.

December 5, 2010  11:32 AM ET
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Shouldn't they fire Rodriguez first?

Michigan will just promote Rodriguez to AD!

December 5, 2010  11:34 AM ET
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I have read that under DickRod contract if he is let go now there is a $7+ million buyout. If he is let go antime after 1/1/2011 it is $2.5 million. SO the word has been he will coach Meatchicken thru the bowl and be let go in 2011.

I don't think even his tearful "I want to be a Michigan man" plea at the banquet will save his job...IF...IF Jimmy want's it. In light of the dollars Michigan threw out there on the RR experiment, I don't see anything happening before the 1st of the year either. Should Harbaugh come in and take over, there will be no tear filled eye's begging to be a Michigan man, but I my gut tells me there is going to be more of speech that will be similar to the vest's take over 10 years ago. Actually, I think there would be a guarantee.

December 5, 2010  11:44 AM ET
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The TSUN blogs on Buckeye web sites would indicate that it's a done deal, no matter the outcome of their bowl game.

Rodriguez has brought Michigan's program down to the lowest level I've seen in the last 30 years.

December 5, 2010  11:45 AM ET
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the prestige will be slow in coming as Harbaugh weeds out Richrod's players and returns to the pro-set offense over the chuck and duck... Michigan just doesn't seem like Michigan with the ball flying every which way...

Absolutely correct!!!...

... similar to Callahan bringing a spread passing attack to Nebraska.

I believe in some of the traditional powers sticking to their basic DNA:)

December 5, 2010  11:46 AM ET
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The shame of college football is money above integrity and the end justifies the means.

Isn't that sports in general?

 
December 5, 2010  12:23 PM ET
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That's the shame about College Football - get to attached to a guy that has "it" and he's gone as soon as the lifted skirt and inner perfumed thigh of a school like Minnesota comes calling.

Nice imagery. Mich won't fire RichRod until Harbaugh is sewn up - and that's a ways from happening. (The announcement wouldn't come before the Fiesta Bowl.) The real question is, why would Hairbag want to go back to Mich which is a mess just because it's his alma? Horbug likes winning and Stanford was an easy, far less pressure packed problem to solve than Mich. If he takes Mich, it's because he will get a contract package he can't walk away from. It won't be for love of "his" school. Even Barfbaugh isn't that stupic.

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