has records and high hopes
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Jim Harbaugh doesn't choose to view h!m!!('lf n
the Big Ten's first NCAA pas.slnR leader or the quar·
"lt'llbenicetolookbackonthlngslike~ordsan maguine eoveu," r;aid HMbaugh. "But right now I
Prior to the Fiesta Bowl, whil'h Is one of two &am~
l!lle a dream rome true. It's really been excltin
slncelhedayhlsfreshmanquarterbackhad the au·
"Bo!llld, 'You'll never play a down at Michl·
~~~:::;: r!':se:~ir~~r;~=~~~~~::,:er:=:;; IW!!,;...W:.....li.:Z.- don'twanttothinkaboutthosethinil!loomuch.l
want to get better, and can't be happy with What I've
ln the Michigan State game. Tbe Wolverines finished Bo Schembechler is high on Harbaugh, but not his fender-flapping VW.
Jack Harbaugh. now the head coach at Western
hood idol. Tile two coaches in hls life have alwaJS
!Je(>nona pedestal. So, when both men told Jim he
first base." reealled Harbaugh, who grew up in Allll
said, 'We'regolngl'lome.' The manager said lt"'as
OK lor me to !!lay, but Dad threw my bike In the car
and we went home.Ue told me. 'Theoddsofyou mall·
"I always wanted to prove him wrong after that l
brought that up to him the other day, and he said,
'Youain'tpro,-ednothlngyet · ··
Last year, Harbaugh led the nation in passing efli-·
and ha•·erun myteamthanJim Harbaugh."
from last sea!iOn. only Iowa's Chuck Long Is
said Harbaugh. "But I was embarrassed a l!ttle.l do
!11 my mind. I'm still a liltle kid trying to prove I'm
nolbere}ust becausemydadcoached lor Bo.
Harbaugh knows most of his competition lor quarterbackAll
He's played golf with Alabama's Mike Shu\ a aDd
Miami's Vinny Testa\'erdc at an offsea!iOn function ln
from Ohio State's Jim Karsatos.
"I met Karsa!Oill when he wu a senior and I was a
junior in high school," !i8ld Harbaugh, ll.'hoplaycd
hlsjunlorand senior seasons at Palo Alto (Calli.)
One night. while I was asleep. Karsato.s and IOITie
~ke up, it had dried hard. I got so mad thai I threw
"This summer, when we were In Chicago lor some
media Interviews, me and Andy Moeller bung around
guys there. I got to know Sonny Goroon aDd Karsato.s
But. then. he already knew that.
with Gordon. Their IIIli! meeting in foothall pads
After !he snap, Gordoncameonadelayed safety
ll was twilight time at Mlchl11an Stadium, and the
The play has been compared to the desperation
See HARBAUGH, M76
was paNing out hat dogs In the
"That was tbe greatest play In
With that. the quarterback
Harbaugh rarely emlta self-s&t·
:Waction in publlc:. He prefers to
"The two weeD iD May, when
-school 11 o,·er and eondlUOnlng
hasn't started, b about the only
1farbaugh. ''This year, me and
.Andy (Moeller) IJH!Dlthattimeln
"We vls.lted with .,me of my
l!lgtl schoollrtendsat UCLA and
(teammate) Jobn DuerT gave us
the use of hl.s family's van. We
days. We went body.,urflnt. re\
Valley and wenttothebeachesln
~lanhattan and Venice. Vt'nke Is
been. There w.:re guys . . ahh,
friends since elementary school,
when their fathers coached at
,.....---~----..,--,..--.,.------,....~!"'!'- Jim," he said, "always a step "When I was a freshman, all1
ahead." could thlnkaboutwuplayln(iJI
Harbaugh Is so dedicated that the same•. 1 would throw tanlebure
time brtnphlm suilt. When trums · · · wen, not Ll.ntruma. ~ut
~~~':n~ls pan!ntll, the pads so ~-:~~ :e:';:~:u't!;t~U::;
"I sot in a little sotf this sum- ~<;!:,oc.:ee~~O:~~~t';:d1::':
mer,"sald Harbaugh. ''But not too sack, tate it."
much. If l start lihOOtlng In the low But don't throw an tntcreeptklri.
80s.lfeelguilty.lfeellsllouldbe "Bohateslnterceptlons"sald fhe
work:lngout." quarlforbaclt '
Harbaugh'styplealsummerday Harbaugh. has thrown 12<1 conwentllkethlll:
5eeutlve passes without an Inter-
6:30a.m. - Rise, sho~-er, srab cepUon. Michigan State's. Dean Allcio!
K'~IA!ad .... iJ,!Fmi:l::l'l :::.=~ast and drive to Hy· =:!u:~ '::.:·:a: !~sk ah~:
7:30-4 p.m.- Work as a 5ecurity yard touchdown to Eric Kattus.
che<:klnglunchpailsandiDs. The final numbers wen! lmpres-
4-7p.m.- Dttve to the football sl\·e. He5et school recot"dswith a
bulldlnl for worfl.ou~. 64-pen:ent completion rate, 1~5
7-fp.m.-Hoplntbefender-fiap- completions, t.m yards and 111
PinK VW ("The car Harbaugh has touchdown passes. Several cai'()Cf
sbould not be allowed on the reeordsarewithlrtreachthlsyear.
streeta," IlkS Bol, greet Kit and Stil1,thel011WOI1der.i.
chow down. "All I ever played for Dad was
9 p.m.- Snore unUl the alarm baugh. "I regret not playtng for
goesoff. him. Maybeltl'd played rorhlm,
·----·Woi/ollll DoedleaUonlsln-bomlnthetons he'd have had a UtllemoreJUc· ~~~~':i :c::re~~~hes~~:: ee~·~·estern Mkh\Jan had been
vertne quarterback coach Jerry the choice. he would no doubt be:
Mlchlpn. They roomed one lll:'a- black Labrador retriever. 1$ andpulledshoulderpadsoutoflhe Hanlon'srolelnHarbaUJh'sdevel- thinking about what could have
son. and spent t.hll summer In an Moeller's pride and joy lrontseat. Gpmenthubeenovershsdowed. happened In Ann Arbor and Pasa-
Anlmal House on Packard Road When Moeller arrived at the "Hey, what'a thls7" allll.ed "Co.ch Hanlon explained the dena.ToHarbaulb'uurprtse,he's
alongwlthteammatesPatMoons house a few mlntues alter Har- Mooller,shaklnJhlshead. gametomeandmore." saldHar· stil1wondertogaboutthelalter.
andMarkHammersteln. bauJh. following a workout. he llarbaulh explained, "I just baugh, who would !Ike to pursue ''I'dbeoneofthefew8oSchem-
Thedwelllng,whkhha5a Happy asked a reporter tr HarbaUJb had want to take them to Kalama:~:oo coochlngorsport6castlngwhenhls beehler quarterbacks not to go to
Hallow~nslgnonthedoor,tsably takencredltforownlni:Kit.Thoen with me tomorrow, and fig- playing career conclude.. "He thcR06CBowl,"saldHarbaugh."l
suardedbyKit.Thedog,wtl.lchhu Moeller atuck his head Into the ured ... " likes to aay be knows me better don'twa.ntlhat ... myonlygoalls
thefaceofapltbulllllldbodyofa quarterbaek'a 197'1) Volkswagen Moeller cut him off. "That's thanmyparents. Pasadena."
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