I’ll be honest: before today, I hadn’t heard of FootballRumorMill.com. To me, it sounds like FootballScoop.com’s copycat little brother, but the site has 43,000 Twitter followers, so it must be doing something right. Today, they released an update on Michigan’s coaching search in which David Phillips cites a source that suggests Mark Stoops is the Wolverine’s backup candidate in case Jim Harbaugh says no:
Finally, a well placed source indicates Kentucky coach Mark Stoops could be a backup candidate for the Wolverines job. Michigan believes it’s imperative they land someone with the ability to recruit Ohio. Stoops attended Cardinal Mooney High School in Youngstown, where his father was an assistant coach.
David Cutcliffe reportedly turned down the job earlier this week, and Phillips’ sources tell him there is a “disconnect” between Les Miles and Michigan over staff salaries. Rutgers’ Greg Schiano is mentioned as another candidate.
I’m not worried. Michigan may have the tradition and prestige, but it’s also got a fan base with ridiculously high expectations. Plus, we’re just getting started here, bro.