We already knew Jim Harbaugh was good at Twitter from his previous foray, as chronicled (no pun intended) by Peter Hartlaub. But instead of tweets about falling off ladders while doing home repairs, or “The Rockford Files,” Harbaugh seems to be tweeting thinly veiled messages to those who he might refer to as “not-so-trusted agents.”
Thought of the day – What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive! – Sir Walter Scott
— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) February 7, 2015
Thought of the day – As my esteemed associate and Friend The Great Frank Gore has taught me & tells me “These haters can’t hold me back”
— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) February 10, 2015
As friend of BASGcast Chris Biderman pointed out, Harbaugh was actually quoting Rick Ross with that line he learned from Frank Gore. Biderman also called Harbaugh’s tweet “the highlight of the NFL offseason so far.” I’ve got Harbaugh’s Gore tweet in second place behind Jim Kozimor’s classic interview of new 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula, someone Harbaugh must’ve forgotten to mention here:
Congrats to Bears, Raiders, Bills, Great Coaches and men, John Fox, Jack Del Rio, Rex! And Home Run hires Vic Fangio, Brad Seely, Greg Roman
— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) January 21, 2015
It would’ve been amazing if Harbaugh had joined the Twitter ranks after the 2013 season, as there would’ve been no ambiguity if he posted tweets like these.
Harbaugh’s initial Michigan recruiting class wasn’t quite as star-studded as some Wolverine fans had hoped after he signed on to coach at his alma mater, although one could point to a late start as the primary reason. Perhaps he thinks other college coaches are deceiving potential recruits, or Ohio State fans in his mentions are the ones doing the hating.
However, just like it’s fun to imagine what he might have posted if he was on Twitter in 2014, picturing what the reaction would’ve been if he dropped “@JedYork” at the end of either “thought of the day” is enough to make a football fan as “happy as a pig in slop.”