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10 years ago, Jim Harbaugh spoke at Michigan to celebrate 125 years of Michigan football history, tradition, and academic excellence. There were more than 700 former players, coaches, and staff at the event. A nice 6 minute video about his love for Michigan football. Sorry if this has been posted already, I didn't come across it on the board. Enjoy!
I know Jim is going to be* completely in his own class in terms of a highly successful alum with both playing success (NCAA + NFL) + coaching success (NCAA+NFL) returning to coach his alma mater but what are the other somewhat similar examples in say the past 30 years? Ignore the coaching aspect, but lets limit to simply guys who were "successful" NCAA player + a modicum of NFL success - who went back to be HC at the same school he played at? There have to be some good examples.
The one guy who is MOST similar to Jim that I can think of is Spurrrier. He was a hell of a CFB player, he unfortunately was stuck at expansion Tampa for much of his NFL career, he made Duke into an SEC contender as a coach in just 3 years (Duke!), and was a successful pro coach in the USFL. So that is pretty damn good company - even Florida was a ho hum 6-7 win program for decades until Spurrier took over coaching them.
So who were highly successful college guys (lets say 2 year starters) who got a sniff of pro playing time (say a few years in the NFL) and then eventually went back to coach their college team?
EDIT - so far the board has come up with Kingsbury (Texas Tech), Gregg (SMU), and Majors (TN).
Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati in Annapolis, MD. The stadium announcer sounds like Carl Grapentine. Also, Duke vs. Arizona State in the Sun Bowl.
Is anyone else hearing any noise around Lance Anderson potentially coming to Michigan to join Harbaugh's staff? There aren't any verifiable sources, but I've now seen threads pop up about this on Scout multiple times. He is the current Stanford DC, and was a position coach during Harbaugh's Stanford tenure.
I have no idea if Lance would replace Durkin or there would somehow be a way for both of them to be on the staff (Co-DCs), but it will be interesting to see how it shakes out.
Does anyone know anything how good/well-respected he is in terms of recruiting, player dev, etc? Or how he might stack up to Durkin?
Steve Lorenz with the article.