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And Another Thing


Stinking Fish

This Jim Harbaugh business is nuttier than the inside of a hibernating squirrels' cheeks. Somebody needs to start passing out straitjackets.

First in line should be Miami Dolphins' owner Steve Ross, who's offering to make Harbaugh the highest paid coach in the NFL even though he hasn't had the decency to fire the current coach, Tony Sparano.

Does this strike anyone else as, well, inappropriate? And what's it say about Harbaugh's character (or lack of same) that he's taking a meeting with Ross to discuss a job that's currently being filled by someone else?

How ethical is that? Where's the consideration for proprieties here, or for anything other than Harbaugh's own, and very obvious, self-interest?

I find it amazing that so many NFL teams (the 49ers and Broncos also want him) are panting after Harbaugh even though the track record for college coaches jumping to the League is not exactly stellar. Except for Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer, has anyone made the jump and become a premier coach? And if so, aren't they still enormously outnumbered by all the abject failures -- i.e., the Lou Holtzes, Steve Spurriers, Bobby Petrinos and Nick Sabans?

Sure, maybe it'll be different with Harbaugh, considering he has such extensive NFL experience. But maybe it won't. I mean, let's face it, the guy's head coaching resume essentially amounts to one stellar season at Stanford and a couple of so-so ones.

For that men like Steve Ross are willing to leave their ethics by the side of the road?

Shame on him.

Ben Smith's blog.