Category Archives: Heard About Harbaugh?

Mark Richt has lost control over Kirk Herbstreit.

It’s been a while since ol’ Herbie’s showed his ass.

“I still think,” Herbstreit volunteered, “Michigan waves the white flag and doesn’t play Ohio State next week.”

That was a jaw-dropper of an assertion—that a team would use a COVID-19 excuse to avoid playing its biggest rival, while simultaneously knocking said hated rival out of eligibility for the Big Ten championship game. And he threw in the “white flag” surrender metaphor for added style points. That sound you heard was Bo Schembechler rumbling out of the grave in a rage, ready to haunt Herbstreit for implying that his program is chicken.

Anchor Rece Davis smartly and quickly went back at Herbstreit, asking him if that is indeed what he was implying.

Herbstreit began to double down, albeit more generally. He said he’s heard from coaches who believe losing teams are using the virus to avoid “being humiliated” on the field.

No names, mind you.  And a little later, he backtracked.

About an hour later, Herbstreit issued a video apology on Twitter: “I had no business at all saying that. I have no evidence of that. It was completely unfair to Michigan, to Jim Harbaugh, to his players and coaches, and I just want to apologize.”

Forde goes on to credit Herbstreit with “a beloved spot in the sport, and that apology is consistent with who he is”, but the apology isn’t all that’s consistent with who he is.  Herbstreit’s run his mouth here and there over the years with off the cuff observations like that.  Just ask Georgia fans.

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TFW you need a new schtick

Jim Harbaugh believes his work is being unfairly judged.

I sure would love to be in the meeting when Harbaugh’s agent argues for a contract extension and raise because the process is kicking some righteous ass.

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No comparison

In our podcast this week, Tony asked me if I thought the Harbaugh-Smart comparisons apparently winding their way around the intertubes have any traction.  I was skeptical, and that was before I saw this factoid after last night’s latest Michigan blowout:

Losing two games this season that weren’t close sucks, but we’ve got a long way to go before Georgia hits bottom like that.

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Jim Harbaugh’s open letter

I suspect a lot of you are going to like this.

 

Two problems:  one, it requires the cooperation of the NFL, which is probably a non-starter.  Second, it makes way too much sense for the NCAA to accept.

Other than that, it’s perfect.

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TFW you want to gloat, but you’re being paid not to

Speaking of Michigan, Corch is trying so hard to keep a rein on his emotions here:

He could always point.

meyerpointing

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Consider the source

A knife shiv from the man who invented Seat 37F:

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It’s hard to be a saint in the city.

I’m guessing there won’t be a more insufferable read this year than this soon to be released book about Jim Harbaugh.

“Look,” Dudek says in the book, “we know there are people who don’t operate on the same moral ground that not only Michigan expects, but that coach Harbaugh demands.”

Oy.

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Wednesday morning buffet

Mornin’, campers.

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“Hi, Mahmoud. First time caller, long time listener….”

I gotta say, it’s not every day you see a tweet like this one.

It’s only a matter of time before Harbaugh schedules a camp in Tehran, right?

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When you’ve got a meteor coaching rivalry…

Corch may be a dick, but this is a well-played moment.

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