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Daily Cavalcade: Los Angeles Rams Head Coach Jim Harbaugh?

Jim Harbaugh To The Los Angeles Rams? Could This Really Be A Possibility?


Really? Could Jim Harbaugh really be a part of the Los Angeles Rams’ coaching search? Thoughts on this in the Daily Cavalcade of Whimsy.


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Sorry if this column sucks, it’s not my fault …

I’ve won precisely nothing of true importance, lost to my biggest rival over the past two years, lost to my other rival in meltdown fashion last year, and yet, everybody wants me.

“I’m not f—ing going 7-9 or 8-8 or 9-7 … we have too much talent here for that.” Correct on all counts, Jeff Fisher.

Oh you crazy social media. I can never quit you, you amuse me too much.

Jim Harbaugh isn’t going to be the next head coach of the Los Angeles Rams.

At least, I think Jim Harbaugh isn’t going to be the next head coach of the Los Angeles Rams.

But one side comment from a respected NFL reporter to a big-shot radio guy has now sent the Maize and Blue nation into a panic.

What really matters out of all of this? It’s not that crazy.

And that’s the problem, Michigan. You’ve been in denial from the start, but you’re probably just renting.

You don’t go from movies to TV, and then stay in TV when you have another shot to star in the big blockbuster being put together. And that’s what the Los Angeles Rams are going to become at some point with a boatload of young talent, a superstar-caliber running back, and a whole lot of big potential.

You don’t move to Los Angeles, move heaven and earth draft a Ryan Gosling-lookalike quarterback, get on Hard Knocks, and do all the things you need to do to be LA, and then start out 4-9.

You can go 4-9 at some cities, and the die-hard fans will still support the team. You can’t do that in a place that only cares about what’s cool and what wins.

Now, with reality television becoming a part of every facet of our politics, entertainment, and daily life, what better way to become a thing than to bring back one of the best coaches in all of football to instantly become the biggest sports celebrity in the town?

Whether any of this is true or not, now it’s a lot easier for the Ohio States, Michigan States, and all the other rival schools out there to politely show recruits that yeah, it’s quite possible that by the time they get to Ann Arbor, their head coach might be off getting his NFL on.

It’s not fair to Harbaugh, and it’s not fair to the process, but welcome to recruiting. If you thought the 2016 election was slimy, the recruiting world takes ooze to another level. You’re not doing your job if you’re a recruiting coordinator and you’re not out there pumping this one Albert Breer comment hard.

Harbaugh has done nothing but say how much he loves Michigan, and he’s just getting the ball rolling with the program after two years. However, even with the whopper recruiting classes coming in, next year is a rebuild with as many as 20 starters gone and Ohio State likely only getting better. If there was ever a time to make the jump back to the big leagues, this would be it.

It was perfect timing for Harbaugh to get the Michigan gig, and now it might be perfect timing to get the Los Angeles Rams job.

But it’s Jim Harbaugh. He could be standing next to Jared Goff tomorrow, or he could be coaching in Ann Arbor for the next 20 years. There’s never a dull moment when it comes to this guy.

And the Los Angeles Rams know it.