Thursday, January 06, 2011

A Man for All Seasons

Isn't amazing how the press has already turned on Stanford Coach Jim Harbaugh? Read this trash. The guy has only been tough as nails in both his college and pro career ("Captain Comeback" when he was with the Colts as QB) to now a successful college football coach at less than a football factory like Stanford (that comes with excessive admission hurdles as well). What he has done at in Palo Alto is phenomenal. Now he has both the pros and his alma mater Michigan calling.

So what does he do? He talks to them, of course. All in individual meetings. He keeps this Monday's victorious post-Orange Bowl press conference on point about the game and dodges other questions (as does his QB Andrew Luck) . So what's a guy-in-play to do? And here we have internet reporters searching for a story making stuff up.

It appears that Harbaugh doesn't want to go "back" to Michigan (too much headache and problems there). He entertained the Dolphins because the owner is a major Michigan benefactor (and he was on the sideline at the Orange Bowl) - and he had an extensive five-hour talk with San Francisco - well because its the 49'ers, and its right up the street from Palo Alto.

What is clear to me is that Jim is now a California guy - once it gets in your blood its hard to get out. He can now stay at Stanford (now that his 2010 draft rated number 1 QB is coming back for his junior year) and make a run for a national championship - or have a great year, nonetheless (and get a handsome raise). Or go to the 49'ers - but now that Luck is staying at QB, and he's tired of all of the blah blah pro pitches, I bet he stays.

But anyway you look at it I don't think he's leaving Cali.

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