Jim Harbaugh’s name has been tied — or forced, despite any real evidence — to the Los Angeles Rams coaching job for several weeks now. Given the Michigan head coach’s track record, that’s hardly surprising.
What’s also unsurprising is the fact that Harbaugh was actually in the middle of a recruiting trip when those Rams rumors were reaching a fever pitch, according to Rick Press of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Harbaugh was recruiting 4-star offensive tackle prospect Chuck Filiaga at Aledo (Texas) High School, when he gave the team a brief pep talk:
Your season, and your fate, is in your hands. That’s where your fate is… playing in these kinds of big games, it’s six seconds. It is six seconds per play. So, full six seconds of rage. Six seconds of rage. Think about what you know. Think about what you’re supposed to do, what your assignment is and then six seconds of rage. And that six seconds should finish, and get faster, and finish on a crescendo.
You can watch the full video here, but just know that Aledo went on to defeat Calellen 24-16 in the 5A D2 Texas State Championship. All that stuff about a crescendo must have actually worked.