The rush to annoint JH as the next big thing in the NFL is symptomatic of our media driven culture. The guy is a perfect fit here at Michigan and has done wonders at Stanford, but the skill set for an NFL coach is much different than for a college coach. One of Harbaugh's most valuable qualites is his ability to find and mold raw talent, and this would be wasted at the next level. He is obviously a master at motivating young men but would this transfer to the task of massaging massive NFL egos?
The history of the NFL is littered with great college coaches who's talents did not transfer well (Spurrier, Saban, etc....) so what makes people think that JH - after one great season in Division I - can not only make the jump to light speed, but deserves more money than anyone else in the busines? It all makes no sense.
Here's hoping that this media circus is part of a complex negotiating dance in which JH is using this overblown leverage to get exactly what he wants from Brandon - in money, control and contract flexibility.