well that's just, like, your opinion, man
For those reading MGoBlog, the similarities between Jim Harbaugh and Bo Schembechler are well known, but when Rick Leach makes that comparison, it carries greater weight:
"So much (is similar) about their personalities and their makeup," Leach said. "I've already told some of my close friends that they are different people and I would never want to compare, but personality wise, the way they approach the game, their commitment, their drive."
Leach goes on to discuss his relationship with Jim, and how appreciative Jack and Jackie Harbaugh were for the time he spent with Jim while at Michigan. It is well worth the read.
The fact that players appreciate Harbaugh's coaching is no surprise either, but it's still nice to hear, especially when it's coming from one of Harbaugh's former players who has nothing to gain by praising him. San Francisco 49er Bruce Miller has this to say of Harbaugh:
Jim Harbaugh is my favorite coach that I’ve ever had, and I thrived under his leadership. He was an outstanding teacher with an unrivaled knowledge of the game. He brought energy that most coaches just don’t have, and really knew how to get the most out of his players.
Coach Harbaugh lives and breathes football. He loved football so much that he simply couldn’t contain himself or hold it in. In meetings and at practice, he was exactly the way he appeared on the sidelines as games — full of emotion and intensity. He set the tone for the entire team, and the expectation that every player would be equally as focused.
Miller wrote the article himself, and focuses primarily on the NFL Combine and the strategy he took to earn a contract as a late round draftee, but near the end does talk about Harbaugh.
...days until Mark Messner watches Michigan spank the Warriors into submission.
Mark played for the Wolverines from 1985 to 1989. He actually started every game (49) at defensive tackle and was pretty much a beast. Mark was also the first position player ever to be selected as a first-team All-Big Ten Conference player all four years. Mark also made the first team All-American list in 1987.
until wave after wave of Michigan defensive linemen strike terror in the hearts of offensive coordinators in the Big Ten and everywhere.
Not only did he attend the Manning Passing Academy, assisted with the A4 Aerial Assualt Camp, but he also attended the Ken Mastrole QB Academy in June like Jake Rudock did last year and he hired Ken Mastrole as his personal QB coach.
In addition, he has been working on his timing and the long ball with Amara Darboh and now Jehu Chesson who has been running and sprinting after his return from injury.
Intentionally left out the FREEP link.
I did a little digging and found the connection to the Michigan coaching staff. Jedd Fisch and Ken Mastrole have a friendship and working relationship. Mastrole also worked the A4 Aerial Assault camp.
"Mastrole believes that will make Rudock a fit with Harbaugh, who he first met during an audition with the Carolina Panthers in 2001. Through his career as a private instructor, Mastrole has also built a strong relationship with Michigan quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch, who recruited Rudock during his time as an assistant at Miami (Fla.)."
Secondary ones. Not all football.
But they sure know how to work a news cycle....