Most people would agree that losing Sean Payton would be awful. By the same token, having Jim Harbaugh here would be so much fun.
This outcome would be a stretch but so what. We can dream. Coach Harbaugh coming to New Orleans. Think about that for a second. By and large, the press conferences would be a hoot. The Saints may have to sell tickets for it. Furthermore, Harbaugh would fit in just perfect.
Harbaugh has already help make a rap song with video. He wears hats that are cooler than mine. Heck, Jim Harbaugh is cooler than everyone. There are stories out there that top Snoop Dogg. He makes Miley Cyrus seem boring. And then there’s that rap video. If you don’t believe me watch…
And this is just the cusp of some of the zany things he does. Here’s one from ESPN writer Mike Sando about how Harbaugh pulls off some wild and crazy tactics to lure new recruits.
"The football administrators would lead them into the team meeting room. Suddenly, Harbaugh would appear, holding (no joke) a samurai sword and a shovel. “With one hand we’ll fight, and with the other we’ll build!’ he’d say. Even the longtime college coaches had never seen anything like it. And it worked."
Can you imagine if Sean Payton would try that one? Surely, the fans would be wondering if the coach flew the coop. Conversely, that is just Jim Harbaugh being Jim Harbaugh. Harbaugh is known for sleeping over at players’ houses that he’s trying to recruit. He’ll do that to see if he can gel with that player.
Then there’s his friends which include: Judge Judy, Bobby Kotick (founder and CEO of Activision) who made ‘Guitar Hero’ and ‘The World of Warcraft’ and Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. The man knows how to get around.
Oh and you may have heard of Michael Jordan. Yeah him too. Be that as it may, his coaching success has been well documented. His nearly 70% winning percentage in San Francisco topped the legend BILL WALSH. Harbaugh went 13-3, 11-4-1, 12-4, and 8-8. Then he got canned. He’s doing it at Michigan with a .769 winning percentage ,and has done it at Stanford with an incredible 29-21 record. That included a 40-12 shellacking of Virginia Tech in 2011.
Incidentally, the road to recruit him would be filled with a lot of obstacles including his contract. But wouldn’t be fun…