Oakland Raiders veteran safety Charles Woodson would rather Jim Harbaugh coached the University of Michigan football team next year rather the Oakland Raiders football team.
When asked by Rich Eisen — if given the choice — which team Woodson would prefer Harbaugh to coach, Woodson selected each’s alma mater over his current employer. Michigan fired head coach Brady Hoke last week and rumors have persisted for some time that the school would be interested in Harbaugh becoming his successor. Harbaugh played quarterback at Michigan from 1982-86 and is believed to be nearing the end of his tenure with the San Francisco 49ers.
Woodson rejoined the Raiders last offseason, playing all of last season and this season with the team.
Apparently, Gundy added, “we didn’t all play by the same rules. If everybody is playing by the rules and you get your butt kicked, that’s OK. I can live with that. But when it’s an uneven playing field, that’s not fair.”
That’s because the Ole Miss-Oklahoma State Sugar Bowl really, really was not close. The Pokes were outgained by a margin of 554-366. The first five touchdowns were all Ole Miss’, and the player scoring one of them was an offensive lineman:
Cheating isn’t fair. No one is arguing that it is. And at least Gundy is candid that he’s “not sure” his team would’ve won under different circumstances.
But there’s not that much to wonder about here.
The Chiefs, Texans, Dolphins, Rams, Bills, 49ers and Browns all have somewhat similar identities. All these teams feature ball-control offenses and, with the exception of probably the Dolphins, feature either struggling or subpar quarterbacks, buoyed by tough, physical, punch-you-in-the-mouth defenses.