Michigan interim athletic director Jim Hackett told the media this week that he’s been blown away by the interest in the job.
Michigan on Sunday watched painfully as their hated rival made the College Football Playoff Final Four. On top of that frustration, the football program still doesn’t have a head coach.
There’s been no secret in the land of maize and blue that former QB and current 49er Head Coach Jim Harbough is on top of the Michigan wish list. Most insiders tell us it seems unlikely he’ll leave the NFL.
Now that the College Football Playoff Committee has released its first poll we can move on to the bigger story, who’s going to head perennial powers—Michigan and Florida?
Most insiders now assume Michigan will dump Brady Hoke. Barring a major turnaround, it appears to be more a matter of when – not if – a change will be made. We continue to hear the same names.
This week’s scoop…Can Brady Hoke survive at Michigan? David Shaw to the Raiders? And, NFL scouts don’t trust Jimbo Fisher.
There is a simple solution for college football’s first Division I playoff. If they really want to bring the best four teams to the table to duke it out for the closest thing we’ve ever had to something that isn’t a mythical national championship, then why not invite the top four teams from the SEC West Division? Of course, they won’t do that because the folks at Oklahoma, Oregon and Florida State would suddenly go into a state of apoplexy, but you can make a strong case that the Southeastern Conference deserves two seats at the Final Four table and both of those teams should be from the SEC West.