IMO Ross never wanted Harbaugh to coach Miami

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  1. zach8111

    zach8111 Pro Bowler

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    IMO all this recruiting was for him to get Harbaugh to HC michigan. All these reports that miami offered him 7-8 mill is FALSE. You are technically allowed to interview coaches while you have another, but cant make offers. Also there we reporters that quoted sparano saying "there was no news here, nothing is changing" which leads me to believe that he was in the loop the whole time of what is going on. They NEVER went through the process of the rooney rule.

    Ross is a huge Michigan guy and the biggest donator they have and i truely believe he went on this trp to SF to try and pitch Michigan to Harbaugh one last time. Dont you find it wierd that before stanfords season was over, everyone was talking about harbaugh loving michigan and michigan loving harbaugh and they never even talked. He and Les miles have a buyout clauses in there contract to be able to go to michigan if they get a chance.
     
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    I would like to hope that that was the case. It would def help remove some of this backlash MIA is receiving.
     
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    There are $8,000,000.00 reasons why we know he was interested.

    You do not fly cross country and offer and $8million contract to someone your not really interested in.

    What most likely happen is Ross was informed by Harbaugh or his folks that he is going to return to Standford and wanted to save face.
    Chubbs
     
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    Ok, well than why was Ireland and Peterson with him to do so?
     
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    I'm not sure about the premise of the Michigan slant.. but definitely.. no offer was made. So I can't understand why the media is getting uptight. Discussions are one thing. Firm offers are another. And every outlet reported no offer was officially made.

    So the hype lies where?
     
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    GTFOH!!!

    Just Kidding....Dude...How's Fremont? I used to work there, I was asst. manager at the bank on Croghan and Front for about 5 years.
     
  8. zach8111

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    there are reports out there that those offers werent even close to 8 mill and the reports were WAY off and possibly no offers AT ALL were made

    ---------- Post added at 11:20 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:20 AM ----------

    oh wow... small world lol
     
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    Oh I beleive It was closer to $8mill then you think.

    Harbaugh didnt want to be here, only the offer we presented even kept us in the conversation.
    Chubbs
     
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    I believe the OP is in the denial phase of the 5 steps.
     
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    No, Ross wanted Harbaugh to fill his stadium for fin games. Its that simple. Jeff will draft offense this off-season and pursue free agent Guards and other pieces needed to win. I see a 9-7 season coming.
     
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    I have great idea, this all should made into an episode of the "Twilight Zone".
     
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    This possibility has popped up a few times already. I'm not buying it. Ross was all hot 'n' heavy for Harbaugh and he struck out. Harbaugh is going to the prom with someone else.
     
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    are these the same sources that said sparano was fired or the ones that said harbaugh to miami was a done deal... i dont believe it for one second
     
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    Why bring Ireland then??
     
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    why keep sparano if you really wanted him ( 8 mill a year means you REALLY want him) and then back out at the last minute
     
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    Interesting slant - I think Luck staying changes everything
     
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    i really think they both will be at stanford next season
     
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    IMO, this thread earned 1 star.
     
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    It doesn't matter. The way the whole thing was handled was a mess and goes to show how bad Ross is as a football owner.
     
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    Adam Schefter said this morning on ESPN that Ross never made any offer to Harbaugh. It never got to that point in their discussion.
     
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    i agree. he needs some GOOD advisors.. i hate these owners who THINK they know football
     
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    I think Ross only wanted Harbaugh and the Cowher and Gruden talks were not serious. Despite that I don't think Harbaugh ever considered coming here. So in the long run there was a lot of hype and speculation for nothing. That's why Sparano was retained. You can't tell me Ireland is so great that we wouldn't hire Chin because we were afraid Ireland would go somewhere else and build a dynasty. I doubted this especially when talk ensued of Luck possibly staying. This was all a horribly executed dramatic production. Harbaugh was never interested and we were never interested in anyone else.
     
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    I think Ross was turned off because Harbaugh didn't show any great amount of enthusiasm to coach here because he's scared of failing in the difficult AFC East and knows the expectations are high.
     
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    I would believe this.. Maybe.... Ross told Tony I am going out and causing a Media circus, were gonna stick with you but I want to get this team in the spotlight. I mean guys this story won't die out soon. Next year every game is gonna be surrounded by stories on what Ross did. The Dolphins haven't recieved this much ESPN action in the last 10 yrs combined. Thats probably not an exaggeration either!
     
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    Right, Ross spent all this time, and travel expenses, including jet fuel, to recruit for a team he has no monetary interest in.. Makes sense.. NOT
     

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