Mike Lantry, 1972
Ok, Jim Harbaugh has been discussed many of times here on mgoblog but specifically over the last few months, it has been where he will coach next. It looks like he turned away the Raiders at the first chance. Which, on one hand, it's the frickin' Raiders. Who wants to coach there? But on the other, he has reportedly turned down offers to interview with ND, USC, Buffalo, and now another NFL team all within the span of a month or so. And if he really wanted to coach in the NFL, and if he supposedly really liked it in the Bay Area then maybe the Raiders gig wouldn't have been so bad. But, he turned them away.
At this point, can we say that good ole Jim is holding out for the Michigan job? IMO he is. I wouldn't mind Harbaugh coaching at Michigan some day but I also want RR to go on a tear right now and start racking up some Big10 titles and even some BCS titles.
Jim Harbaugh has a clause that allows him to leave to Michigan without penalty. Or so goes the rumor, passed on to me by a booster at a Pac-10 school that is not Stanford.
I kind of hate to post this, seeing as the guy was my idol growing up, but with all the prattle about him on the board lately it seemed prudent.
If you can't watch, he basically calls the refs
f--king a--hole faggots.
I can't imagine the Michigan faithful supporting that kind of behavior if he ever found himself coaching in Ann Arbor.
File this one under 'it would really suck'. A few years back I despised Harbaugh for his comments against UofM. I completely sided with Hart but since I have really appreciated how good of a coach Jim Harbaugh is. And if things get worse here and RR does indeed go I wouldn't mind seeing ole Jim at the healm (god if it were ever between him and Miles it shouldn't be close, though, that is not at all realistic).
Anyway, in the ESPN front page article that reported Weis (one 'S') was fired they listed Harbaugh as a possible candidate for the position. Okay, this is ESPN whom we all know is, um, reliable, right. But still, Jim Harbaugh is probably the last person that I would want to see coaching in South Bend.