Jim Harbaugh Press Conference Live: ‘I’ve Dreamed About This Since I Was Young’


12:31 p.m.: Harbaugh makes no guarantees about Michigan’s rivals or about winning.

12:30 p.m.: One young journalist gets a personal shoutout from Harbaugh.

12:26 p.m.: Harbaugh is revered as a “savior” for U-M football, but it’s not a title he’s comfortable with.

12:17 p.m.: Harbaugh wraps up his opening remarks by pledging greatness. 

12:14 p.m.: Harbaugh takes some time to introduce every member of his family before thanking many people at the university, including “good friends Brady and Laura Hoke.”

12:12 p.m.: Harbaugh looks relaxed at the podium, telling stories of his family’s homecomings to Ann Arbor.

12:10 p.m.: It’s Harbaugh’s time to speak now.

The new coach apologizes for his voice, as he lost it after some Gatorade was poured on him after his final game with the San Francisco 49ers.

Harbaugh also had some jokes to kick off the presser.

12:09 p.m.: Hackett added that Harbaugh was…

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Jim Harbaugh to Michigan: A Transformative Hire

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Jim Harbaugh in Michigan gear

Sometimes, fate comes for you a second time with a bear hug. Or, in this case, a Wolverine hug. What is happening is now happening. Announcements are being made.  Jim Harbaugh will become the Michigan Wolverines’s next head coach, accordingto multiplereports. For many, this development generates questions. Why college? Why Michigan?

Perception has painted Harbaugh as a cool operator, someone tormented and consumed by winning the Super Bowl. It’s a cute caricature, however, the more probable reality suggests he’s human, with a myriad of closeted needs and desires. From that perspective, Harbaugh choosing Michigan makes more sense.

Michigan offers a better everyday working environment. The 49ers treated Harbaugh like crap, for about a full calendar year. His bosses undermined him through media leaks and in-game tweets. They ran him out, after three-straight NFC Championship Games. At Michigan, Harbaugh will be appreciated and will have autonomy. The…

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