Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Jim Harbaugh Should Stay in College

Stanford football coach Jim Harbaugh is one sought after fellow.

Last night, he helped guide the Cardinal to a win over Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl that cemented an amazing 12-1 record. I stated yesterday that TCU’s Rose Bowl win was the biggest new story of 2011, well Stanford’s season is 1b.

Stanford’s success has led to many Harbaugh suitors. Rumors have Harbaugh linked to NFL jobs like San Francisco and Denver and at his alma mater, Michigan. Harbaugh is in a good professional spot.

Obviously, Harbaugh needs to do what’s best for him and his family. But I would like to see him stay coaching in the college ranks. From a distance, Harbaugh seems like a good guy. He cares about his players. He’s a tough but fair coach. Why not continue to make a difference in the lives of young men 18-22?

Harbaugh should really weigh the quality of life issue. College football is a business, but pro football is really, really a business. In the sports world, it’s tough to beat a Saturday afternoon or night at a college football game. It’s a great experience.

The college game needs guys like Harbaugh. Do us a favor Jim and keep making your living on Saturdays in the fall.

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