CC- Ross said to stay at Stanford

Submitted by mikejc1997 on January 8th, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Sorry if this has been talked about somewhere else....Ross told Harbaugh to stay at Stanford.


"Harbaugh wanted to go to the NFL, but he wasn't exactly sure. He asked me, 'What should I do?' I recommended, 'Go back to Stanford and hitch yourself to the quarterback. You've got the best quarterback. You can win the national championship. The pros will be there.' "



January 8th, 2011 at 7:29 PM ^

This sounds like a very lame attempt by Ross to convince people he didn't go behind Sparano's back.  Yes, I'm sure he and his GM routinely fly red-eye across the country to give career advice.


January 8th, 2011 at 7:33 PM ^

Steve, say it ain't so? We sent you to bring back Jimmy and you sold us out to Stanford (and delivered him via executive jet, no less)?

Btw, any chance you can spring for a new HC for us? We are kinda in a bind.


January 8th, 2011 at 7:44 PM ^

Either that, or Ross was saying this because DB and MSC told Ross privately that they never wanted JH.  We all know Ross is super connected and I just can't see him saying this to JH if DB and MSC really want JH. 

I don't think we will ever find out why Ross told JH to go back to Stanford.


January 8th, 2011 at 8:31 PM ^

I live in NYC and work in finance.  What do you expect.  I get paid for being cynical.  In all seriousness, with all Ross has done for Michigan, even if JH wasn't interested, I would expect Ross to try to convince him unless he had other reasons.  I am probably wrong, but Ross doesn't seem like the buddy buddy type.  For a man to get to where he is in life, I would think anything he says there is a reason for it. 


January 8th, 2011 at 10:10 PM ^

Ross probably knew there was no chance Harbaugh would come to Michigan, so he thought the second best option for Harbaugh would be to stay at Stanford.