By Jeff Moss
December 19, 2014
Ok. Here is the latest I have been told by my source and it will have to be quick because I am at the animal hospital with my beagle for his chemotherapy treatment. (See, I am really not a monster!!!) Excuse any grammatical errors. I’m kind of rushing here.
Anyway, last night Jim Harbaugh called one of his former teammates. The conversation did not start well as my source states the San Fran head coach asked, “Would you hate me if I didn’t come?”
Umm, not good. So what are the latest complications in this ongoing saga? This is what I am being told:
1) Ted Spencer was U of M’s Athletic Admissions dude for many years. Spencer left this year and has not been replaced. Harbaugh wants to replace Spencer with someone philosophically in line with Ted.
Harbaugh has concerns that Michigan President Mark Schlissel wants U of M to become more like Brown University. Schlissel’s response is that’s how he wants to operate.
2) I can confirm that Harbaugh’s agent is the one who leaked the contract details to the national NFL media, which is weird since the U of M athletic department kind of leaked the same information two weeks ago. Very strange.
3) Further complicating matters are the Atlanta Falcons, who may be very interested in Jim’s services should they be ready to part ways with Mike Smith. And they have Home Depot money. It’s hard to battle Home Depot money.
4) The only piece of good news my source can provide is that Jack Harbaugh is still extremely desirous of his son’s return to his alma mater. As a matter of fact, if Jim does return you all should probably send a Christmas present to Jack.
That’s the latest on my end. I will await the pitchforks and torches. Please don’t kill the messenger.