SI.com has a story on it's NCAAF front page about potential Big Time coaching changes in college football and who is going where.
A lot of it, we already know. What was interesting is Dan Mullen's and Florida's AD relationship not being that strong. I pretty much thought it was a no-brainer for Dan to head back to Florida where he coached under Meyer. I guess he didn't leave on great terms and that Foley is going to shop for a huge name like Bob Stoops.
It also mentions that Jimmy is going to be a big reach for the Wolverines. That Jim likes the NFL and even though his time with 49'ers will come to an end, the Raiders or Dolphins will throw a ton of money at him. Since Mrs. Harbaugh loves the bay area, he may consider the Raiders. If Jim picks the Raiders over Michigan, I will lose my mind. I still think Jimmy is starting to understand his style does not work in the NFL.
The story also says John isn't coming. Which I agree with.
They talk about Les being 61 and won't be able to recruit the same type of player to Michigan that he has been able to get at LSU. I think Les would take the Michigan job in a second. With Les, you just need very good coordinators to keep him from making dumb mistakes during games. I have zero concerns about his recruiting at Michigan.
What is interesting about the article is they see the top candidate for Michigan being Dan Mullen but that he could stay a Mississippi State. I think Dan would be a very good hire for Michigan. The back-up plan is Greg Schiano which concerns me after his complete train wreck of his NFL coaching stint. I would worry about recruiting and hiring great coordinators. I think Greg is a little bit of coaching poison right now. Take the SMU or Kansas job Greg!
They even mention Jerry Kill for the Michigan job. Are you kidding me? How many MAC level coaches should Michigan hire?
On a funny note, they also mention RR for the Florida job. RR does well coaching the football programs at basketball schools. Maybe he learned something at Michigan, but I would not hire him for the bright lights at Florida.
- Speaking of SI: They have Devin Funchess as their #13 on their NFL Draft Board right now.
- Michigan is now a 17 point dog on Saturday.
- Alan Branch signed with the Patriots after being cut by the Bills earlier this season after a DUI.