mGrowOld

August 25th, 2016 at 8:15 AM ^

Jesus - Andrew Luck will be what....like 45-50 or something when he leaves then?  I'm guessing he wont him much left in the tank by then that's for sure.

 Kinda surprised he'd wait that long given how important it is for him to coach Luck again according to the NFL "insiders".

mgobluth

August 25th, 2016 at 8:15 AM ^

When he did that interview with ESPN recently he said somethings to the effect of: "I'll coach as long as I can and then I'll die." Call me wishful but I think that he probably meant coach at Michigan as long as he can

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haiku

August 25th, 2016 at 8:20 AM ^

Of course I'm hopeful that he stays that long but what coach hasn't said that? Imagine someone saying "Well, I'd love to stay here a good 4-5 years, then see what opens up".

Negs? Negs.

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WolverineHistorian

August 25th, 2016 at 8:50 AM ^

Exactly.

And this 'he'll be at ______ NFL team in two years,' talk will never end. We knew this would be an endless cycle as soon as he was hired. Just have to go with it.

Stoney on the 97.1 morning show just said 20 minutes ago that he still suspects Harbaugh will be gone in a couple years because he'll piss off some higher up or he'll get bored and want to try something else. See, even the local media repeats what the national media does.

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Gentleman Squirrels

August 25th, 2016 at 8:32 AM ^

I find it crazy that news outlets care so much about whether he'll stay a couple years or his entire lifetime. What does that have to do with anything really? Things change, people change. I hope that he's a lifer at Michigan but right now I'm just happy he's at Michigan. 

uncle leo

August 25th, 2016 at 8:44 AM ^

Ever heard a coach say, "I'll probably be here a few years, hopefully something better will come along"?

Never happens. At best, they'll say something to the effect of, "Love it here, can't imagine going anywhere else, but never say never."

Course we all hope he stays at Michigan forever. That would be fantastic. But if he wins a few titles along the way, who knows if he wants to go back for the Super Bowl? 

mgolund

August 25th, 2016 at 9:14 AM ^

But, a counter is Brady Hoke at SDSU. EVERYONE knew he was hoping to make the jump to Michigan. He didn't do or say anything to hide that, either. 

Yeah, I agree that the answer Harbaugh gave is often canned coachspeak. That doesn't mean that in this instance it was - might have been genuine. Drink the Kool Aid, man.

Blue_by_U

August 25th, 2016 at 10:17 AM ^

Jim IS Michigan football. He literally grew up in Michigan football. As an esteemed alum he cares passionately about his alma mater. And with BO as his mentor/role model who stayed on and retired as UM AD...I think Harbaugh has all the money and comfort in a life job he could have. This isn't the gig at Georgia where the NFL seems bigger. Have to think he and Saban had their time in the NFL and they are heads of two monolithic programs with zero reason to leave but to simply retire at some point.

Perkis-Size Me

August 25th, 2016 at 9:00 AM ^

Well what else is he going to say? "Ehh I like it here but maybe when the right NFL opportunity comes along, I'm gone?"

Maybe he's telling the truth, and the homer in me believes that he is, but it's called coachspeak. Sometimes it's best to keep what you really think to yourself, and continue making sure the masses are hearing what they want to hear.

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The Mad Hatter

August 25th, 2016 at 9:20 AM ^

But I think he actually means it.  I mean, did he move his parents out to California when he was coaching there?

Does anyone remember the look on Jack Harbaugh's face during Jim's introductory press conference?  I don't think I've ever seen a father more happy and proud of his kid.

He bought a house in Bo's neighborhood, even though he could have got a much bigger / more expensive house.

He's sending his young kids to the same Catholic school he went to.

It's obvious to anyone paying attention that being the Michigan Head Coach has been Jim's dream since elementary school.  Why would he ever leave?