Harbaugh to KU

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  1. cycloneworld

    cycloneworld Facebook Knows All

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    According to footballcoachscoop.com who has a pretty good record on these things.

    Kansas:
    FootballCoachScoop has BREAKING NEWS and the FIRST TO REPORT that Stanford Head Coach Jim Harbaugh is negotiating a contract with Athletic
    Director Lew Perkins to be the new Head Coach of the Kansas Jayhawks. Our sources tell us that Harabugh will be named the new Head Coach at KU
    when the contract details are worked out and finalized this weekend. According to our source he will be paid between $2.5 Million and 2.75 Million.


    http://www.footballcoachscoop.com/Scoop.html
     
  2. bufante

    bufante Active Member

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    Wow. I thought I read somewhere that Tubberville had put his name in?
     
  3. alarson

    alarson Well-Known Member

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    The folks on the KU scout board have been screwing with the guy at this website for some time, going back to the mangino firing stories.
     
  4. ISUFan22

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    If true, this is a big shock...I just never saw him going there.
     
  5. Scott34

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    Wow!!! This is huge if true! Bowlsby just said last week that he wasn't going anywhere.
     
  6. tejasclone

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    If true, seems like a lateral move at best. Surely Stanford has more resources than KU? And they pounded the tar out of USC. Plus the Pac-10 treats all their schools with more dignity than does the Big 12.
     
  7. Ficklone02

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    I predict the next link off that website concerning this will be, "Harbaugh gets extension, raise to stay at Stanford".
     
  8. MNCyGuy

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    I don't like that if true.
     
  9. Billups06

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    That would be a real nice hire for KU if it is true.
     
  10. cycloneworld

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    The website has been right for about every coaching job except for the ND job.

    If true, that says a lot about KU's AD financial state...supposedly giving Harbaugh between $2.5M and $2.75M.
     
  11. alarson

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    They also said Hawkins was fired. That site takes everything it gets and throws it up.
     
  12. pyrocyz

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    Which means the football program will still play second fiddle to the basketball team. They would need to implode phog allen to get people to forget about KU basketball.
     
  13. gwoodclone

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    I would be shocked if this is true. It would make absolutely no sense what-so-ever. Why would Harbaugh leave Stanford for KU of all places?

    But if they are right, that isn't good for the rest of us in the North.
     
  14. Cyclone_Grav

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    If true what a dumb move by harbaugh. why would you leave stanford for seems like a lateral move at best? he's got 14 starters coming back from an 8-4 team and seeing as how his team has improved every year hes been coach they could potentially contend for the pac 10 title next year. additionally hes got a great recruiting class coming in and stanford is in the middle of prime recruiting territory. I see no positives for him to go to kansas at all which makes me shake my head at this one.
     
  15. Landshark

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    I don't like it either, I was hoping KU football would roll-over and die.
     
  16. mustangcy

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    I hope it's true...harbaugh does not scare me a bit.
     
  17. Sportstalkmatt

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    Wife is from KC. More $$ and an easier place to recruit to for academics. Standford is hard like Harvard for grades and really tough for a school with such a small number of students to field a football team....I agree with the Palo Alto vs. Lawrence debate - but football wise - Kansas actually is a better job.
     
  18. mustangcy

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    Look, who ever they hire is going to have a good reputation. You don't get hired at a BCS school for the most part without it. The main question is do you really think Jim Harbaugh is the guy to make KU any better than they already are? I certainly don't think so...I think the guy is all smoke and mirrors. He's a 'name'.
     
  19. ISUFan22

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    If you're not concerned by a coach that has a pair of wins over USC and some other nice Ws on his resume, you're likely not concerned about anything - ever.

    This guy is a great fit for the college game and seems to know exactly how to get his guys motivated - and properly manage games. In reality - that's all the HC has to do - motivate, manage games and then tack on hiring good assistants that actually do the coaching.

    So far, Harbaugh fits that mold perfectly.
     
  20. UNIGuy4Cy

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    He will be gone in 2 yrs anyway, he is waiting to get back to the Big 10! Although he wanted the ISU job when that was open.
     

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