Mental Health, Player Transfers and Recruiting

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brutus0717's picture

You had me until "I am still willing to give Harbaugh the benefit of the doubt"

"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM

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Knarcisi's picture

Was this posted on Friday?  Where's the nuke button?  Or the 10 DVs.

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HOLYbucknut's picture

Yeah it was. You threw a bitch fit in that thread too.

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OSU56's picture

Hairball should seek counseling to help with his issue.

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OSUBias's picture

If I’m a high school kid and how well the school I’m committing to embraces transfers is a high priority, maybe I should reevaluate committing there. That’s like marrying someone based on whether or not you think you can be friends after the divorce. 

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allinosu's picture

I'm pretty sure he was saying how well a school works with a student who is having problems. Harbaugh's comment shows he has more concern for the few faking than those with problems. 

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Sanitarian2's picture

I don't think a high school student would care one way or another by his statement or think for a second that they may at some point have a mental health "issue", just not on most kids radar. They will look at the entire picture presented by a head coach and be less likely to attend the college at which he coaches if he's generally an A-hole or a nut, that might hurt him. 

We've all noticed the various "reasons" given for a transfer waiver and even in cases where it has benefited US, we've questioned some of them. While some believe that a player should be able to move without any legitimate reason, most of us have found the NCAA to be less than consistent with their decisions. 

Sani

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Mostly Gray's picture

I don't think a high school student would care one way or another by his statement or think for a second that they may at some point have a mental health "issue", just not on most kids radar

Perhaps that is so, but their parents very likely will.  The wife has a professional colleague who's son was recruited by Harbaugh.  Coach H was in their home recruiting the young man.  After the interaction, the father told my wife there is no way the boy was going to Michigan for all his professional "red flags" were out.  The young man was not recruited by tOSU but did get a football scholarship to another B1G school.  

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stxbuck's picture

IMO, Harbaugh is somewhere on the autism spectrum-high functioning, obviously, but with social issues that happen with such a disorder. Speaking truthfully, but with a complete  and utter lack of tact, is one of the identifying factors. This statement, along w/ the statement about Urban is the second such snafu in less than a week.

Do some players spin their justifications regarding the transfer portal for their own benefit-of course they do-just look at Justin Fields. Does this make Harbaugh’s comments any more tactful-of course not. Maybe someone should pull Harbaugh aside and tell him that mental issues can be worsened, and transfers made more likely, by weird ass, unstable behaviors by program leaders.

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

Saying Harbaugh is on the autism spectrum or has Aspergers is an insult to those who are.

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stxbuck's picture

So you think it is beyond the realm of possibility that Chip Kelly or Harbaugh are on the autism spectrum? Just b/c someone is on the spectrum doesn't mean they can't be a successful individual. The reason it is called the spectrum is b/c there is a huge variance of individuals on it.

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

Nobody said autistic individuals couldnt be successful - I believe it's quite the contrary. My point is do not insult these wonderful individuals by aligning them with Jim Harbaugh, who I believe is just a grade A idiot and shithead.

(P.S.: I have a pretty significant amount of direct experience with autism and understand it fairly well)

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stxbuck's picture

Cool. I have actually discussed my theories about autism and Kelly/Harbaugh w/ a tOSU fan and expert in autistic education, lol.

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Harbaugh isnt mentally ill. Hes just a weird asshat.

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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ShawneeBuck74's picture

Word I’m seeing is he actively intervened in opposing Hudson's Transfer waiver...  

Harbaugh appears to be a legit jerk.

You win with people. 

And so forth...

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