Harbaugh at U-M or Your Favorite NFL Team?

Submitted by mchicagoblue on March 22nd, 2015 at 12:32 PM

In the thread discussing the end of the Michigan hockey season / potential new coaches (http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/mel-pearsonhockey-season-postmortem) , Mike Babcock was brought up. He's probably not a realistic candidate, but a couple people said they would rather see him stay where he is anyway.

So, my question is: If Jim Harbaugh was the coach of your favorite NFL team, would you still have wanted him to come to Michigan, or would you have preferred that he stayed where he was?



March 22nd, 2015 at 12:37 PM ^

Considering I've posted nearly 1000 times on a Michigan blog and exactly 0 times on any Browns blog I'm going to say I'd rather see him in maize and blue on the sidelines.


March 22nd, 2015 at 11:00 PM ^

See, how I think this site works is if you log enough comments to other posts, eventually they let YOU make your own posts.
Many do not use this privilege very wisely. ..this is probably a pretty good example of that.

That being said, approaching 100 people have read and replied to the question posted. Soo... maybe the OP filled a niche we didn't know we needed filled?

So as long as I read the OP and already replied, I'll answer the stoopid question:

Harbaugh DID coach my favorite NFL team and I passionately rooted for the 49ers to choke & die last year to ensure they'd part ways with JH. So, that happened. And now I'll never root for them again as long as Jed is running the show with his toady Baalke.

OK, question answered!


March 22nd, 2015 at 12:41 PM ^

Michigan all the way, and I'm sure could do some serious damage with the Lions squad. But no, Mich for sure. Michigan has had a rough ten years, but they are used to greatness. Lions? Shoot an 11 win season is the beat I've seen in my lifetime.

Go Blue in MN

March 22nd, 2015 at 10:06 PM ^

Harbaugh at Michigan > Harbaugh in the NFL because of those ties.  He can use his reputation and charisma to recruit his type of players to Michigan, whereas his ability to do that in the NFL is limited.  In other words, he can and will have a stronger and more lasting effect at Michigan than he would with any NFL team.


March 22nd, 2015 at 12:51 PM ^

Michigan!  I don't see a coach as great as Harbaugh ever coaching the Lions but even if he was coaching the Lions, I would want him as the Michigan coach!  I'm glad we have him and we will keep him no matter what, even if his record is .500 the next 4 years!

Blue Koolaid

March 22nd, 2015 at 12:52 PM ^

I'm a life long 49er fan and I wanted Harbaugh at Michigan. Of course my dream scenario included Harbaugh to Michigan and then the 49ers either promoting Fangio or getting a slam dunk big name hire which never happened. I also imagined getting Patrick Willis back fully healthy but when he retired I thought well thank God Borland had a great year maybe him and Bowman will be the next great duo...then he retired.

Basically with Michigan's terrible football season, bad basketball season and everything that happened to the Niners Harbaugh at Michigan is like the light at the end of a really dark, dank, smelly tunnel of despair.


March 22nd, 2015 at 2:01 PM ^

Michigan Football without a doubt. I have never been a big NFL fan, maybe it's because the Lions have sucked so bad(they really lost me during the Millen era). I've been rooting for the Patriots because of Tom Brady and over the years for teams that have former Michigan players.

Unfiltered Manball

March 22nd, 2015 at 12:59 PM ^

I actually care about is played on Friday and Saturday- high school and college.  And college over hs by a considerable margin.

40+ years of  ineptitude from the Lions has made me apathetic to the pro game.  Following how the former Michigan players did is all I really do now in the NFL.

Harbaugh at Michigan over anywhere else by a landslide.