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Erroneous news about Harbaugh at Kansas

Posted on: December 11, 2009 6:03 pm
Jim Harbaugh has not been offered the Kansas job athletic director Lew Perkins said Friday.

A report from Kansas City television station KMBC apparently posted an erroneous report to the contrary Friday afternoon. That doesn't mean Kansas officials haven't spoken to Harbaugh or are targeting him at the moment but the match doesn't make sense. Harbaugh's only tie to the area is his wife who is from the Kansas City area.

Taking the Kansas job would be perceived as a lateral move, at best. With Brian Kelly off the market, Harbaugh assumes the postiion of The Nation's Hottest Coach. It wouldn't be likely that he would take a job at a mid-level Big 12 program. The way Stanford is trending upward, he'd be much closer to a BCS bowl game at The Farm than in Lawrence, Kan. whree there is a rebuilding job to be done.

Last week Harbaugh was close to signing an extension that would pay him $1.25 million, making him the highest paid coach in Stanford history.

If the coach is going anywhere it would be to the NFL or his alma mater Michgian, as soon as after next season. If he goes Kansas, fans would have to worry about how long he would stay.

Harbaugh is 46-25 in six seasons at both San Diego and Stanford. The Cardinal will play Oklahoma in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31.
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Since: May 28, 2008
Posted on: December 12, 2009 11:13 pm

Erroneous news about Harbaugh at Kansas

Hey Wizzzard,  u might be wrong on this one. Foot in mouth

Since: May 28, 2008
Posted on: December 12, 2009 7:19 pm

Erroneous news about Harbaugh at Kansas

Oops u can't get a coach on that level- but here's to that big hire from Buffalo.

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: December 12, 2009 6:49 pm

Erroneous news about Harbaugh at Kansas

harbaugh isn't going to take a lateral position, leave california's fertile recruiting base, and perfect weather to go to Kansas where there is noone to recruit, horrible weather, that is a basketball school. Heard on the radio this afternoon Turner Gill has been offered the job and is going to accept it. So congradulations on a HO HUM hire. I think Gill will do an okay job, he's a good coach and best of all he isn't a disgusting fat slob who makes me want to never eat.

Since: Oct 15, 2008
Posted on: December 12, 2009 6:28 pm

Erroneous news about Harbaugh at Kansas

Mr. Dodd, please sit back and smile. All of the KU fans ridiculed you and said that Harbaugh was coming. Now KU is stuck with Turner Gill. Who has a better track record, Gill or Mangino? KU fans will be begging for Mangino in three years.

Since: Nov 4, 2007
Posted on: December 12, 2009 4:24 pm

For those KU donks bashing on Dodd

Here you go, another tidbit to help open your eyes and hopefully make you smell the coffee.

I think you guys not only need to be eating your own plate of crow but owe Dodd an apology as well.   You people harping on about this Harbaugh nonsense, bashing on Dodd and acting all smug about it really look stupid now.

Your football program is in big trouble.   Your AD is a fool and a jerk.   No decent big name coach is going to want to come pull your team out of the cellar seeing what kind of thanks they would get if they could pull it off.   The whole handling of the Mangino situation was pathetic and its going to take more than delusions and bandaids to repair it.    Wake up.   Tell Dodd you were wrong and are sorry and go watch some basketball.

"Though the rumor mill has been running full gear, my resolve and future proudly remains as head coach at Stanford University," Harbaugh said in a statement issued Saturday. "The reports of the last 24 hours are untrue, though I respect the University of Kansas and athletic director Lew Perkins.

Since: Dec 12, 2009
Posted on: December 12, 2009 4:16 pm

Erroneous news about Harbaugh at Kansas

I hope by know the kansas clowns have heard the news on harbaugh (if news gets there that fast) and are going to come on here as vehemently as they did the past 24 hours appologizing to dennis dodd (a real journalist). 

Since: Apr 4, 2007
Posted on: December 12, 2009 2:02 pm

Erroneous news about Harbaugh at Kansas

Exactly. Harbaugh's holding out for RichRod to get fired (and he probably will).

Since: Sep 19, 2009
Posted on: December 12, 2009 12:38 pm

Erroneous news about Harbaugh at Kansas

Wow...  I am not a Stanford, Kansas, or Missouri fan, but can we please use some common sense as to discussing the success of Harbaugh's coaching path and future.

At Kansas he would have a great opportunity to build rampant success to his resume.  The Kansas program is sitting in an awesome position for recruiting and its future with the appropriate coach.  Someone like Harbaugh, could have a recruiting heaven competing against the coaches of the Big !2 North.  In addition, a midwest kid, would love to play for a Jim Harbaugh, over perhaps other possible alternatives in the Big 12 North.  

Today, there are many that would say, he could really compete against the Big 12 South coaches.  This was not a great year for the Big 12 South.
His path of success and Kansas' would be a perfect fit.  Where would he rather be...?  Which area of the country would he launch his career quicker... the East, the West, the South or the Midwest...?

When and where else could he get a quicker opportunity to get to a National Championship Team...?  Harbaugh has done an awesome job at Stanford.  Can you imagine his opportunities...?  The Big 12 would launch his career to levels not seen...!

This year, Jim Harbaugh, could win the Lotto for recruiting with the Kansas coaching position...

Since: Dec 11, 2009
Posted on: December 12, 2009 11:58 am

Erroneous news about Harbaugh at Kansas

Well let's see. Notre Dame complains about its high academic standards cramping recruiting. Stanford has tougher admission standards. Harbaugh is set to get an increase and an extension at 1.25M per year. Mark Mangino was receiving 2.25M per year. Housing in Palo Alto is like living in Downtown Manhattan. It is one of the most expensive areas in the US for housing. Lawrence is not. Harbaugh has great connections in Chicago from his Bears days and can hire recruiters easily. Perhaps the interim tag on his Dad for the Bowl Game is to let everyone get used to the idea that he will soon be on Jim's staff. We shall see what pans out come Monday morning.

Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: December 12, 2009 11:49 am

Erroneous news about Harbaugh at Kansas

I love how people are saying it's a lateral move. 750,000 to a 2.6 million dollar salary is not a lateral move. If it is let's see Stanford shell out that money for him. Kansas' facilities are now some of the best in the country. Lew will name a big name coach. Harbaugh has that same type of swagger, dimeanor, and character that Lew saw in Self. It's a perfect fit.

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