The Ringer has quite an article about Harbaugh and his public image. It's pretty good and it's always refreshing to hear an outsider's perspective on him and our program.
This is peak Harbaugh:
Harbaugh from fan about whether he's been anyone in past life (lol) -- "I've never had a sense of being anybody else or anything else"— angelique (@chengelis) September 5, 2016
He's THE BEST
We're nearly a week away, and I know a lot of you love the wallpapers posted on this here blog. I'm always excited to update my background each season (sometimes multiple times per season), and this year's batch of backgrounds hasn't disappointed.
What I want to know is, what wallpaper are you going with for kickoff? Personally, I'm rocking this gem from Blue and Joe:
Post which wallpaper you're going with. If you haven't changed yours yet, then you have 7 days to get it together! Those posted to the board/diaries for reference:
[And if you have Michigan-themed wallpaper in your house, then go ahead and share that too: OT season is almost over.]
LAST WEEK: Fresh Look
More wallpaper? More wallpaper.
This week is all about the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach a.k.a. Jim Harbaugh. We love Harbaugh. He's an odd duck, but he's our odd duck, and he happens to be a damn good coach. Offseason Harbaugh has been entertaining, but it's time for Sideline Harbaugh to return. Let's celebrate.
These wallpapers are all about iconic Harbaugh things. First, we have the Skinny M hat. He isn't the first to wear it, but he wears it well. Second, the Harbaugh sweatshirt. He wears this thing everywhere, and this year it has a new logo. Third, the infamous "Enthusiasm" quote. Use it for daily motivation. Lastly, the Harbaugh schedule. HARBAUGH HARBAUGH HARBAUGH.
Use these wallpapers with enthusiasm unknown to mankind.
I love the part where he talks about the culture change under Harbaugh and how everyone is less complacent. Good read.
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.