Ten-Year War Shaped Harbaughs' Coaching Styles

By Ramzy Nasrallah on January 27, 2013 at 7:59p

Great read on the greatest rivalry in sports shaping the Harbaugh brothers.

"We were there," the San Francisco 49ers coach says without missing a beat, "from when I was 9 to when I was 16."

Those years encompassed the seven football seasons during which Jack Harbaugh's family had stakes down in Ann Arbor, Mich.

That was the era -- right in the teeth of Michigan icon Bo Schembechler's "10-Year War" with Ohio State coach Woody Hayes -- that might best explain Super Bowl XLVII's central storyline, and just how we'll arrive at the Superdome next Sunday with two coaches who shared a bedroom in those days set to fight over football's ultimate prize...

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Brutus's picture

Makes me dislike Jim Harbaugh slightly less.

cinserious's picture

Or slightly more.

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

causeicouldntgo43's picture

I agree with you, and damn, wasn't that a well written article for a change (as opposed to the usual ESPN-type superficial jobs)? However, my Harbaugh hate will once again rise to the forefront in about 5 more minutes.
Would be cool to see the H brothers get into a brawl after the game. Sort of like when Jimmy Harbaugh slapped Jim Schwartz on the back way too hard after they beat Detroit and Swartz tracked him down to, what, verbally lambaste him?. I was hoping for a few punches there, or at least a shoving match......

Ramzy Nasrallah's picture

I agree with you, and damn, wasn't that a well written article for a change

The author of that piece is Albert Breer. Guess where he went to school?

causeicouldntgo43's picture

I shoulda known - a Buckeye!

bukyze's picture

I think Woody would've liked the Ravens' style a little bit more.

cajunbuckeye's picture

It's it something in the water? You know, the reason why men from the midwest dominate coaching in football.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

DaytonBuckeye4life's picture

The storyline behind this superbowl can be fantastic 

CowCat's picture

Every year I and my friends invent a drinking game for the Super Bowl.
Previous example:  "Drink every time a corporate logo is shown in front of cheerleaders"
This year:  "Drink every time a Harbaugh makes an angry face"
I think I'll need a cab ...

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
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