Originally posted by NinerG94:
You can say that again. He eats, sleeps, and breathes football! Whats not to like. In fact I'm a little surprised by all the Harbaugh hate that's out there. Yeah he's intense and yeah he gets worked up on the sideline but he's just trying to do all he can to help the team. That's admirable IMO. Rather have that than some stiff on the sideline that looks lost all the time. (Munchack) Even if Jim wasn't our coach I'd be a fan. The same way I'm a fan of his brother and guys like Coughlin, and Belichik. Their media sessions are always so entertaining.
Good bump on this thread. Was feeling like sending a little love coach's way! GO NINERS!!
IMO it comes from having a limited view of what the guy offers--he came off as really brash with the media for a while, and of course that's what most people will see; throw in his antics at the refs on the sidelines and you have a picture of a guy who's a lot like Greg Schiano...I don't know much about Schiano besides what I read in the media but I hate him. Of course, the real difference between Harbaugh and Schiano is that Harbaugh is a great football coach and Schiano is a douchebag.
I remember before the Giants game last year, when Harbs was trading barbs with Kevin Gilbride, some dumbass talking head was going on about how Harbs' attitude was going to get him into trouble, just wait til the team got into a rough stretch and he would self destruct...after week three this year, when things did look pretty bad, it was nice to see how far Harbs is from a guy like Schiano. Righted the ship and voila, here we are.