One Small Step For A Harbaugh, One Giant Leap For Mankind

Not 24 hours after Jim Harbaugh was introduced as the new head football coach at Stanford on Tuesday, there was a fairly large earthquake centered in Berkeley, home of rival Cal. A sign from the football gods? The answers are unclear; although personally we think that if God were going to punish the Bears, he would have done it with a series of tornadoes. At any rate, Harbaugh seems ready to move mountains.

But someone really should tell him that there's such a thing as overselling yourself.

"I dedicate my life's work to building the foundation here at Stanford, the foundation that will lead to great success, continue the tradition and restore the legacy that Stanford has in college football," Harbaugh said. "I vow that I will attack this endeavor with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind."

Wow. Even Matthew McConaughey is saying that many have been over the top.

Fun fact: Harbaugh's last job at Stanford was stenciling the numbers onto the football field. But we don't mean to mock: Those numbers were goddamn gorgeous.

Harbaugh Ready For Challenge At Stanford [SFGate]
Failure To Launch [Deadspin]
Jim Harbaugh Is Back In Town [Deadspin]
Small Quake Shakes Bay Area [SF Gate]