Actually, that's not accurate, although I admit that my comments here wouldn't indicate so. I have my issues with Harbaugh, primarily over his past criticisms of the academic stuff, but I've also been of the opinion for a while that he's a damn good coach, equal to if not better than RR. I think what he's done at Stanford is pretty remarkable, and dismissing his victories against USC as nothing significant is pretty weak sauce coming from UM fans, seeing as how the Trojans have thoroughly kicked our ass the last two times we've played them.
I saw online today that JH is one of three coaches in the last 40 years who have taken a 1-11 team to 11-1 within four years (The other two are Johnny Majors at Pitt, and John L. Smith at Louisville).
I think RR deserves another year, but I've concluded that DB is going to let him go, and that Harbaugh is the only obvious replacement. I also think that RR will land another job at a BCS program, and will within short order have his new program playing at a high level. Clemson would seem like a likely place to me, given his past ties there.
One thing I guarantee, though: Harbaugh will very quickly put his foot in his mouth in a major way in dealing with the media once he's UM's coach, and it will be enjoyable to observe the excuse-making defenses of Harbaugh by those who continue to assert that RR has "problems" with the media. Everything I've read about Harbaugh in the last six months indicates to me that he's an aggressive, arrogant dickhead, and this view is confirmed by a close friend who knew him years ago here in A2. Regardless, it's all about wins, and DB knows that very well.