Coach List in Chicago Bears Posted Friday at 05:47 PM · Edited Friday at 05:57 PM by StLunatic88 1 hour ago, abstract_thought said: As for his reluctance to innovate - I don't think Michigan is playing 90s football. It's definitely a run-heavy scheme. But they run a lot of plays from shotgun/pistol formations and they lean on read option at times. They don't throw the ball like OSU, but they don't have the right QB to play that way. He was there for how many recruiting sessions? And youre telling me he just couldnt find one, not one single QB to be somewhat innovative with? To be closer to how football is played everywhere else in 2020 than he is doing it closer to 1990? Or is that a choice? That he still thinks you can actually win that way? Id say its pretty obvious that he is putting himself in that position, not that he couldnt find the talent to change it. Hes at Michigan for goodness sake, not UAB. 1 hour ago, abstract_thought said: With that in mind, it's hard to see Harbaugh as a coach with a 9 win ceiling. An 8 win season was his floor with an injury-riddled 49ers team. He's won more at Michigan than any coach since Carr. And he's brought along multiple NFL QBs (Luck, Smith, Kaep). When he has talent, he wins a lot. Ill say it again, his success, that was burning bright and fast, and he had outworn his welcome with NFL guys in just 4 years. He wasnt fired due to job performance, it was because guys couldnt stand him. In his heart he is a college coach, the rah-rah guy to being all the young impressionable together. That doesnt fly in the NFL, it didnt in 2012, and it really wont in 2022 where players are more empowered than ever. Sure he recruited Luck to Stanford, and not saying he didnt help him at all, but he is legitimately a once in a generational player, that Harbaugh was lucky enough that he was also a goofball nerd who loved football as much as him. Smith didnt get any better under Harbaugh, hence benching him, that didnt happen till Andy Reid got ahold of him in KC. And sure he made CK work, but he also knew there was a ceiling as soon as the league caught up, one of the other big reason I think why he was so amicable to leave the NFL for Michigan (which was in the works for months during the season) and and again points to what I believe to be his biggest strength, knowing when to bow out and cash in his chips for a better opportunity. He'd be fine as a HC, but I wouldnt expect it to be all that long term, I think Id be disappointed in what we churn out (alot of just above average) and I was thinking 16 game season so as a correction it be 8-9-10 wins and maybe winning a down division without Rogers for a few years. And ontop of all that, theres a better chance than not that we are in a bad spot once he does leave (both the Niners and Michigan suggest so). With finally having a real talent at QB, Im just hoping for something better, and if Rodgers does leave, taking a strangle hold on the division with the best QB, not stuggling in a Rock fight for the next handful of years.