this guy evidently hired to work for AD
Go Lions! Go Bucs! Go Harbaugh!
In the dark days between the afternoon of Saturday September 27th and the press release of 1 am Tuesday September 30th, confidence in the football program's direction was at its nadir.
The only man in a position to intervene was a man approaching his third month on the job as University President, with no background in managing schools with large athletics departments. We held our breath.
Even with the possibility that we whiff on the Harbaugh, our confidence that we are on the right track with interim AD Hackett (with the "interim" growing less obligatory) in charge grows with each day.
It all started with a "quick study" by a man who could not have wanted this challenge any less.
Jason La Canfora this morning on CBS just threw something out there I've never heard before...
Harbaugh initially briefly accepted the Michigan job back in 2011, when he was preparing to leave Stanford for other opportunities
I guess I was unaware that we got him one time already.
Full article: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer/jason-la-canfora/24906661/john-harbaugh-sean-payton-doug-marrone-jason-garrett-on-michigans-radar
This evening on the west coast Rick Neuheisel gave his take on the Harbaugh decision. Here he is with Jim Hill from CBSLA Sports:
Rick: ...this is a tough tough question but if I were counseling Jim Harbaugh (and I’m not sure he wants my counsel) I would tell him you go take that Michigan job if the numbers are as reported, 49 million for 6yrs. You take that and you run! And know this, he played at Michigan, he personifies everything that Bo Schembechler and the Michigan Wolverines stand for in terms of physical play, toughness, aggressiveness. He would bring that back to the Wolverine program…it’s what they so sorely miss. I think that’s where he goes and look at it this way, if it doesn’t turn out well he hasn’t burned his card in the NFL. He can come back to the NFL and make it work at that time but 49 million for 6 yrs, it’s hard to say no to that.
Jim Hill (sports anchor): Yeah but sometimes the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.
Rick: Well that’s obvious but if you’re having to make a choice and it can’t be the 49ers, I think you go and put that Maize & Blue helmet on and you say let’s go down the tunnel and take those Buckeyes on again.
Jim: And smile all the way to the bank?
Rick: Exactly right…and he knows the fight song!
Up 35-21 with 5 left, Chargers come back and win 38-35 in OT.
Presser at 49ers.com/live