Tom Dienhart at the Sporting News weighs in:
NFL head coaches? That could be interesting.I have heard from sources that a few NFL head coaches could end up getting involved at Michigan.
There also is a good chance Wake Forest's Jim Grobe may be a player.
I was told by a source close to Rutgers coach Greg Schiano that he isn't a candidate, despite talk of him supposedly being dismayed about funding delays in the Rutgers stadium expansion.
Hopefully this is true. News on BK and former UC coach Dantonio
The rest of this article is here. Don't know much about the guy who wrote this, but hopefully he knows what he's talking about for us UC fans.And if I may kill a popular rumor (or request): Two people familiar with the process say Cincinnati coach Brian Kelly is not a candidate. He will not be a candidate. I don't have a specific reason, but Kelly has rubbed people the wrong way at various points in his climb up the ladder.
While you digest all this, here is another "what if" to consider: If this job had come open last November, Mark Dantonio would have been a prime candidate. Dantonio has everything Michigan would have wanted: He is highly respected by his peers, including the current U-M coaches. He has Midwest ties. He is the right age.
Interesting how Kirk Herbstreit got played by Michigan. Kirk does an ok job, but he has become what he used to mock on his radio show....wallowing in rumors and innuendo....love how he now kisses Musburger's rear end.
"It's still a long way to the top if we want to rock'n'roll, but at least they dumped the tuba player."
Roy went from "I could give a ____ about North Carolina" to being head coach in a relatively short time.