I have looked back and haven't found anything regarding this so I suppose I will post. What was the deal w/ Stanford going for 2 after they were up 48-21? I have heard something along the lines of him quoting Woody. Thoughts?
chance of bowl: 13.6%
I'd guess he wanted the even half-century on USC - who among us here would not? Harbaugh is maybe not such a nice guy, but he seems to be pretty good football coach. Very impressive shellacking of the Trojans.
Why not? I like it. Sportsmanship isn't necessary when your conference has been dopminated by this team for almots a decade.
I like it. I think it is better to stick it to a team through play rather than his mouth (Kiffin). Plus someone needed to stick it to USC for once. Its even more awesome because he picked on someone his own size, its not like he did this to Cal Poly.
Planted a flag in Carroll's ass, in Carroll's back yard. What a statement. Love that guy.
Why did he go for 2? Because he couldn't go for 3!
Could be bad news in a year or two when USC goes for 2 to win get 100 instead of 50.
...when you attack [USC] with enthusiasm unknown to mankind.
Good for Harbaugh and for Stanford, and I hope they keep it up in 2 weeks time. Seriously, Stanford is to Notre Dame what a Patek Phillipe is to a Seiko.
come back to bite him in the ass in the future because once USC is better(not that they're bad or mediocre but relative to what they have done for the past few years), I'd expect Carroll to show no mercy on Harbaugh and Stanford.
should be fun to watch.
because he'll be in ann arbor next year.
i keeeed i keeed.
Yeah, it was a douchebag move. Unsurprising given his track record over the last few seasons.
a move, but it was against Pete Carroll so it's excused.
harbaugh = jackarse. pete carrol will beat him by 50 next year. mark my words.
Cowherd talked about this today. He has inside sources at Stanford that say Harbaugh hates Carroll with passion. Apparently, Carroll trashes Harbaugh on the recruiting circuit and tells kids, "why would you want to go there? We kill them every year".
Apparently, Harbaugh was making a point to Carroll.
p.s. don't go negbanging me because I listen to Cowherd.
In that way he reminds of Duke's Coach K. They both carefully cultivate their public image and behave badly (especially K) when the microphones are out-of-range. Two-faced behavior and all that...
That may be true, but it's not like Harbaugh is above this kind of thing. He told recruits shortly after he took the Stanford job that they shouldn't go to USC because Carroll was going to the NFL within a year.
I'd call it a dick move normally; against USC it's somewhat justified, but considering Stanford beat USC two years ago it's not really worth rubbing it in. Besides, that's what OSU did.
I personally would like to see a Michigan upset on Saturday capped by Michigan lining up for the two point conversion, then taking a knee to show that we're better than them. There's a lot that's unlikely about that scenario however.
Some of the talking heads at ESPN radio in so cal are crying about it calling it a classless move. They even went to say that they didn't care that Harbaugh did that, it just tarnished the win. IME, it did not tarnish the win.
How is this situation any different than any other game when USC runs up the score.
First off, Carroll and Harbaugh can't stand each other. Also, this started last year when Harbaugh (down by 28 at the time) kept calling timeouts trying to score a touchdown in garbage time. Pete responded by putting Maualuga and Cushing back in the game and blitzing the Stanford QB. I expect a series of immature "acting like a dick"-moves from both coaches in the years to come. Should be fun to watch.
Enjoy it while it lasts...Comeback will be the HC at Michigan in a few years.