Say what you will about Jim Harbaugh, the man is a master at salesmanship. Check out the header to this ESPN puff piece.
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Forget about those friggin’ satellite camps. It’s stuff like this that really gets the Greg McGaritys of the college football world’s panties in a wad:
Michigan’s assistants will set a new standard for college football coach salaries, with three — offensive coordinator Tim Drevno, defensive coordinator Don Brown and passing game coordinator and assistant head coach Pep Hamilton — making $1 million for the next three seasons.
LSU and Alabama both had two assistants at or above $1 million last season. No public school has had three at a time, according to USA Today research.
That’s not even the worst of it. Drevno and Brown have five-year deals and Hamilton has a four-year contract.
The startled reaction many people had to that Monte Kiffin million-dollar-a-year deal back in the halcyon days of 2009 seems so quaint now. Hell, 2014 seems long ago, for that matter. Unless you’re McGarity having to defend the reserve fund against the next salary onslaught.
Damn that Harbaugh.
He claims he didn’t have time
for that shit to watch the national championship game.
“Well, I heard it was a great game,” Harbaugh said. “I have it TiVo’d. I fell asleep. But I heard it was an incredible game.”
Gotta get your rest.
Looks like the importing of SEC-style recruiting tactics to the Big Ten has been a complete success.
“He said, ‘[I’ll keep this] short, sweet and to the point: I’m not leaving,’ ” Wolverines defensive tackle Ryan Glasgow said Tuesday of comments Harbaugh had made to the team (via MLive.com). “He said [the NFL rumors] are ‘lies made up by our enemies.’ ”
Harbaugh himself reiterated that language Tuesday at Michigan’s annual banquet. “A lot of this talk is coming from our enemies,” he said (via MLive.com). “From coaches who, and you know the names. You probably know the names of the top three that I’m referring to. They like to say [I’m leaving] to the media, they like to tell that to recruits and their families to try to manipulate them into going into another school besides Michigan.
Enemies! A similar paranoiac style worked wonders for Richard Nixon.
Harbaugh had his staff redecorate the visitor’s locker room before the game. Maybe they should have used that time for game prep.