From left to right: Alex malzone, Shane Morris, Wilton Speight.
Jim Harbaugh was quoted on Mike and Mike in the Morning this week saying that “You never get a second chance to make a great first impression. I’m going into this not watching a lot of tape of the current team, I want to make our own evaluation. And have everybody have a clean slate and a fresh start.
Because of the fact Harbaugh made this comment in regard to a clean slate, I decided to post high school pictures of the three quarterbacks who will be vying for the starting job this Spring. In the eyes of Jim Harbaugh everyone is a new recruit and This is the “earn your wings” statement you would expect from a coach like Jim Harbaugh, who will undoubtedly create an intense competition for every position on the roster. But in football there is one position that reigns over the rest and that is the Quarterback position. This is the area I believe will be the most challenging in 2015 and this is the exact challenge I expect Jim Harbaugh to take on by himself.
So what intangibles will a Jim Harbaugh quarterback need to possess?
I found a video of Jim Harbaugh hosting a coaches clinic during his time at San Diego University that answers this question and though most of what he says in this video is obvious, it clearly spells out what he expects from the position. I will list the intangibles he mentions in order and you can click each intangible as it is linked to the video of Jim Harbaugh speaking about each one.
1. (Attitude) “Whatever it takes I must win”.
2. (Pushes hard) “someone who accepts being pushed”.
3. (Accepts constructive criticism)”Someone who accepts being corrected”.
4. (Practice with intensity) “Players who will practice with intensity and technique to improve performance”.
here is the full video for your viewing pleasure: