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giwan
04-18-2011, 09:24 AM
There is talk on mgoblog that Pearson has declined the offer from Tech.
http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/rumor-mel-pearson-michigan-tech

So would Mel fly up just to give Suzanne that type of news?

yooper(UP) hockey
04-18-2011, 09:27 AM
Mel spotted in Pilgrim River Steak House last night with Suzanne & husband John.
I am getting worried we have not heard announcement of Press Conference yet ?

Yes or No, it is time to move foward and put the puzzle pieces together and play hockey.

huskyfan
04-18-2011, 09:49 AM
Mel was at Tech Thursday - Saturday. maybe he drove back up on Sunday?

announcement today.

oldish husky
04-18-2011, 09:58 AM
Mel spotted in Pilgrim River Steak House last night with Suzanne & husband John.
I am getting worried we have not heard announcement of Press Conference yet ?

It's not even noon yet. No one does a press conference until at least 3. :)


And I saw them Friday night at PR (I don't know who they were with, but it might have been Mel). If it was Mel, maybe he just came back up because the food was good.

technohusky
04-18-2011, 10:03 AM
I'm sitting in the lobby of the SDC right now and it seems pretty quiet. But I'm here for the long haul.

davyd83
04-18-2011, 10:10 AM
I'm sitting in the lobby of the SDC right now and it seems pretty quiet. But I'm here for the long haul.

Are the paparazzi there too?

FadeToBlack&Gold
04-18-2011, 10:10 AM
Was the '03 coach search this speculative? If this goes on for another week or two, my head might explode.

technohusky
04-18-2011, 10:14 AM
Are the paparazzi there too?

I haven't seen Dick Storm anywhere, so no. At least not right now.

M-HockeyNet
04-18-2011, 10:17 AM
Take it for what it's worth, but Bob Miller at The Wolverine, who I know is very well connected, says he's hearing Mel to Tech is a done deal.

geezer
04-18-2011, 10:18 AM
Was the '03 coach search this speculative? If this goes on for another week or two, my head might explode.

It wasn't so much on the internets. This instant information age is weird. But there are a lot of yoopers who are still upset about Mel being turned away, I was just recalling a conversation I had this February after the Carnival loss where my friend was saying, "just think... we could have hired Mel Pearson". If this works out I expect a surge in season ticket sales.

giwan
04-18-2011, 10:35 AM
Take it for what it's worth, but Bob Miller at The Wolverine, who I know is very well connected, says he's hearing Mel to Tech is a done deal.


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I've been on a tennis court working all morning and just got an email from a very good source that the deal with MTU is off. No details yet.

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Shirtless Guy
04-18-2011, 10:45 AM
Take it for what it's worth, but Bob Miller at The Wolverine, who I know is very well connected, says he's hearing Mel to Tech is a done deal.sigh, conflicting everything I've heard today from Houghton. I hope it gets worked out but who knows.

Houghton77
04-18-2011, 10:57 AM
sigh, conflicting everything I've heard today from Houghton. I hope it gets worked out but who knows.

I am sick that this may not happen. With no press conference annouced at this time makes me feel something has gone wrong. :(

Shirtless Guy
04-18-2011, 10:59 AM
Well, since this seems to be going about as well as Michigan State's coaches search...might as well start the rumors now...if it ain't Mel, it must be....




ECAC Commissioner and MTU Alum, Stephen Hagwell...

sigh

JohnsonsJerseys
04-18-2011, 10:59 AM
Was the '03 coach search this speculative? If this goes on for another week or two, my head might explode.

I don't feel that is was, but I think the current lack of success puts more focus on this search and coaching change. Sertich was a retirement so they just needed to find someone to "continue the growth". This is a situation where a lot of people are displeased and thus the search is more critically viewed in my opinion. Not that the hiring of Jamie wasn't a big deal, but people were not threating to jump off bridges at that time based on who was hired or not hired.

Aside - I'm really suprised that we have not heard of Jamie either being a cantidate or hired for someone else's staff yet.

Ryan J

Shirtless Guy
04-18-2011, 11:01 AM
Aside - I'm really suprised that we have not heard of Jamie either being a cantidate or hired for someone else's staff yet.

Ryan JWe have...Minnesota and Penn State

davyd83
04-18-2011, 11:02 AM
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Uh-oh...Eric Rud or Cary Eades, where are you? This could be interesting.

huskyfan
04-18-2011, 11:04 AM
Breaking ... Mel turned us down. Tech may try to sweeten the offer...

JohnsonsJerseys
04-18-2011, 11:06 AM
Here is another thought - You have to imagine that Tech wants to sign a coach for a minimum of a 5 year deal. If Red told Mel "I'm outta here in 3 years..." and Mel asked that as part of his contract he could resign at any time, knowing he was taking the Tech job only to gain experiance until Michigan is available, do you think MTU would turn Mel down under those circumstances.

If Mel thinks he wants to return to Michigan when that job opens, then I think it is in MTU's best interest not to hire him for our coach. I think you have to assume that whoever you hire will do a great job and based on that, you don't want someone with happy feet who wants to bolt when their initial contract is up (or sooner) for greener pastures. This is why Dean would have also been a questionable cantidate in my opinion as well. He no longer has 10-20 years left in front of him as a coach. The Reds and Jo-Pas of the world are the exception, not the rule.

Ryan J

huskyfan
04-18-2011, 11:07 AM
Good source too