Harbaugh’s offseason antics, while entertaining, are starting to feel contrived. A tweet by Adam Rittenberg

Submitted by M Gulo Gulo on July 15th, 2015 at 9:40 AM



His antics arnt quirky it's who he is! The same kid who ran into the endzone when Rick Leach scored a touchdown is the same guy who ate cereal with gatorade and is the same guy who is leading Michigan back to glory!


rob f

July 16th, 2015 at 1:19 AM ^

and suggest anyone unsure what the color "maize" looks like do the same. 

Also, the Wikipedia article on the Maize (color)  makes prominent mention of the association of the color maize with the University of Michigan, "...although the actual shade of yellow used has varied over time; however, it always approaches the color of corn."


July 15th, 2015 at 9:50 AM ^

Must be paved with 3 star recruits since Harbaugh leads the big ten in number of 3 star players. Yea, recruit all the 3 star guys you can, surely UM will improve. Maybe even make it to the tax slayer bowl in a few years


July 15th, 2015 at 10:02 AM ^

Is JH has shown us nothing yet, other than he is a kook that can recruit 3 star players. Maybe that's your idea of Glory, I don't know. But nobody outside of UM is impressed thus far. Tho it is good to know that it won't be necessary to give away home game tickets to make it look like the good people of Ann Arbor give a shit about the sorry ass wolverines. Of course it's still early....

The Baughz

July 15th, 2015 at 9:54 AM ^

This is a classic click bait article. Anything that is written about Harbaugh is going to generate clicks, especially one with a negative connotation.

The more Harbaugh is talked about the better, even if it is somewhat negative.

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The FannMan

July 15th, 2015 at 9:57 AM ^

TIt's odd that the picked some Twitter pictures of Jim on vacation to express this sentiment.  To me, that is kinda what Twitter and/or Facebook is for.  It also takes 0.5 seconds to look at and move on.

However, I do agree that the constant displays of Harbaugh quirks is reaching the saturation point.  For my tastes, he needs to stay out of the spotlight for awhile and put the "jackhammer" mentality to work on preparation for the fall. 

The program (and Harbaugh) needs a solid season.

oriental andrew

July 15th, 2015 at 10:14 AM ^

I'll agree on your first point. I just don't understand how Harbaugh posting normal-people things - like vacationing with his wife! - is "just strange" or "contrived" because "this has nothing to do with football." 

Oh no, a football coach posted something not about football! Call the press... Umm, I mean... Never mind.


July 15th, 2015 at 10:20 AM ^

He will never do this, will never stay out of the spotlight.  He is an agitator by DNA.  If things are going OK and he and his team are grinding/working, he'll become uncomfortable with that status quo.  He'll blow something up.  The Cowherd interview was this exactly - he can't just abide and grind, he needs to be changing/moving. 

The odd thing is that pictures of his trip to Paris triggered the article.  Those were really pleasant and showed Harbaugh as a just a happy guy.  They were the most genuine and least troll-worthy posts I've seen.  The fact that these writers used this as their jumping point is evidence that they've been waiting for an opportunity to wade into the Cowherd troll waters on Harbaugh for a little while.  Get used to it, going to be a fantastic ride. 


July 16th, 2015 at 12:35 AM ^

When will all these people learn an unassailable fact:

Jim Harbaugh is who he is.  He does the things he does because that's who he is.  There is no grand strategy.

Just because they would do bizarre things to get attention does not mean that Harbaugh does bizzare things to get attention.  

He does them because he's just bizzare.



July 15th, 2015 at 9:57 AM ^

Posing at McDonald's in Paris? Not so much. It felt more like a holiday card engineered by the Michigan marketing arm.

We've discussed it before, but Jim Harbaugh - simply by being Jim Harbaugh - markets Michigan and there is no extra effort required. Tweeting out a photo of himself reading a Parisian McDonald's menu rather sounds like the sort of thing Harbaugh would do anyway. 


July 15th, 2015 at 9:59 AM ^

I am shocked that he isn't using his time and platform to, I don't know, try to make a difference by exposing dubious recruiting tactics, highlighting how schools shelter fellons, etc....


July 15th, 2015 at 10:09 AM ^

Meaningless, contrived crap is what they pump out every day.  Now Harbaugh can't do what everyone else does on Twitter: Tweet photos from family vacations?

Oh well.  At least the WWL was able to generate mouseclicks revenue for a meaningless article about a meaningless tweet.