ahead of George Halas, Don Shula, Bill Belichick, Bill Walsh, Pete Carroll, Bill Parcells, Chuck Noll, Mike Ditka, John Gruden,
Behind John Madden, Vince Lombardi, George Allen….but hey….pretty impressive
PS Saban did not make the list (.47 win pct)
|13||Jim Lee Howell||0.66|
(The internet site lists coaches with a min 50 games. To enable comparison with old timers, the site does not include playoff record. (JH was 5-3) but that would not significantly affect JH's relative ranking. Note that I added in Jim's game today)
“Jimmy is the type of guy, and I describe him as, he is a stallion,” Falk said. “I’ll tell you why. He loves to run, jump, yell, scream… but when he’s in the field, everybody knows who runs the field. And that was Jimmy Harbaugh. “With a stallion, you never want to break them down, you always want a stallion to do what he does best because that’s what makes him good. If you look at any player or any coach, he’s going to be the center of attention on the field. And that was Jimmy. He had command of the field, command of the players and he was a true leader.”
Per Adam Schefter on Twitter.
Jim Harbaugh and 49ers have mutually parted ways, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 29, 2014
Here's a link if anyone is interested. Not sure if anything will be said. I can hear reporters talking about Michigan and twitter right now as they're doing sound checks.
You've heard of the Beilein bump. I present to you the Harbaugh bump.
Below are Harbaugh's 3 previous coaching stops and the winning % of the previous 2 coaches at each stop, versus what Harbaugh did at those locations. I then did a straight variance of the winning %s - note this is not "percent improvement".... just a subtraction of the Harbaugh!!!!!!!!!!!!!! winning % versus the prior 2 coaches.
I then subtly applied the average of those 3 prior stops improvement to what would happen if he could repeat that improvement at UM. i.e. the Harbaugh bump.
The results were positive. Don't doubt it. It's
For perspective Bo was 80%, Tressel/Carroll/Spurrier types 81-82%.