Why Losing Out On Harbaugh Is A Good Thing

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http://www.nfltouchdown.com/would-jim-harbaugh-want-to-coach-the-carolina-panthers/It’s been a whirlwind these last couple days as a Miami Dolphin fan.   Even more for Tony Sparano who has been officially retained as head coach for 2011 after being humiliated and despicably hung out to dry by the gutless owner of the Dolphins Stephen Ross for the last five days. Ross, who was on a personal manhunt to find an upgrade at coach, failed to secure Bill Cowher, John Gruden and most news worthy, the highly coveted Jim Harbaugh.  We have now been given good reason for Bill Parcells departure from the organization early, as we learn how the spineless Ross does business.  It makes logical sense too that Harbaugh would pass on coaching a team with an owner like Ross.  With hopes that Sparano is out to prove himself next season rather than seek fulfillment of a personal grudge for this week’s events, a catch phrase we all know is considerable for this situation: everything happens for a reason.  Losing Jim Harbaugh is a good thing for the Miami Dolphins.

It is without question that Harbaugh is a winner.  He comes from a pedigree of football coaches, including his brother John Harbaugh, current head coach of the Baltimore Ravens.  He also has the NFL experience as a player, where he was a first round draft pick of the Chicago Bears in 1987 where he played quarterback.  His track record of turning college teams around is impressive.  He inherited a 7-4 University of San Diego team and turned them into an 11-1 team over three seasons, winning two conference titles.  He inherited a worse 4-8 Stanford team and turned them into a 12-1 team in four seasons, winning 1 BCS bowl game and losing another.  As a head coach in the NFL he is obviously untested.  A $7.5 million a year salary, which Ross was speculated to propose to Harbaugh, is a very rickety gamble.  Bill Cowher, a proven NFL Super Bowl winning coach was asking for $8 million a year.  Who would you choose?

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  • EasternFleet

    Harbaugh is NOT going to ever win a National Championship game at Stanford. Oregon, USC,Washington,Cal,AZ will always stand in his way. All have some of the beat young coaches in College football.
    All we know about JH is that he is a good college coach –good knowledge of Offense not PRO DEFENSES
    Do you think he wanted to be in the same league with New England ?
    And most inportant is if he turned down 8 MIL to return to Standford where he will be in the same situation next year
    as he is today!

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  • BlabberMouth

    Ok if we hire Harbaugh: Jim Harbaugh set to Take the Miami Dolphins to the Super Bowl! Now how is getting Fat Tony back and losing out on the hottest coach in football going to make us fans feel like ever watching the Phins again?

  • fins4ever1

    You may be right in saying

  • fins4ever1

    Maybe JH was not the answer. I guess we will never know. What we do know is TS is certainly not the answer. I am just sick he is still employed with my Fins. I lost what little respect I had for the guy when he went to Hennings defense instead of firing him. Personaly, I like Tony and feel like he trys his best. Just not enough. Not enough skills or savy to suceed.

    I wanted to see Harbaugh come to Miami because of what he had to offer in QB development and offensive innovation. That is somethimg we have needed for years. Tony on the other hand is “supposed” to be an OL guy and the Fins had the worst OL in the league. Meanwhile, JH who we all know was a QB, had the best QB in the nation. Coincidence??? IMO, losing out to San Fran for JH was NOT a good thing and keeping TS is an even worse thing.