3 reasons why the Las Vegas Raiders should hire Jim Harbaugh
Jim Harbaugh is a proven winner at every level, including the NFL
Jim Harbaugh has been a head coach at the college and NFL level For 15 years and everywhere he is gone success has followed. He took over a struggling Stanford program in 2007 and after 2 Bad seasons, he turned them into a contender for the Pac-12 title, and his tenure culminated with a 12-1 season and an Orange Bowl victory in 2010.
After that, he made the short trip north from Palo Alto to take over the San Francisco 49ers and he once again took over a struggling team and turned them into a contender. 49ers went 5-10 before he arrived and he implemented one of the biggest turnarounds in NFL history as they went 13-3 in 2011 and made it to the NFC championship game.
They lost that game in dramatic fashion thanks to two key fumbles from their punt return man, but they had all the makings of a Super Bowl team.
The next season the 49ers continued their dominant run as they went 11-4-1 and made it all the way to the Super Bowl. They lost the Super Bowl in dramatic fashion as well to the Baltimore Ravens but rather than crumbling the following season as many Super Bowl losers have done, they made it all the way back to the NFC championship and fell just short against the Seattle Seahawks.
In 2014, Harbaugh went 8-8 and had some clashes with ownership, and his 49ers tenure ended with both parties “mutually parting ways”. He ended his 49ers career with a 44-19-1 record and is the only coach in NFL history to make a conference title game in his first 3 seasons.
Harbaugh then takes over the Michigan Wolverines and turns a struggling program into a consistent contender for the Big Ten title and leads them to the College Football Playoff in 2021. There is a consistent theme of Harbaugh taking over struggling or mediocre teams and turning them into contenders and as stated earlier, he has done this at both the pro and college ranks.
He has the skills and experience necessary to take the Raiders from an average team to one of the best in the NFL.