Ravens’ HC John Harbaugh honored by Miami (OH) with statue
Baltimore Ravens’ head coach John Harbaugh was honored by the University of Miami (Ohio) on Saturday when he was inducted into the school’s Cradle of Coaches. Harbaugh unveiled the bronze statue which shows him with his right arm raised in triumph.
Harbaugh said the pose was a ‘winning pose’ and he likes it very much.
“I like the pose,” he said. “That looks like a winning pose right there. That’s one we usually take when we win. I feel good about the pose. I’d like to see that pose a few more times this year.”
It’s a pose he didn’t do much during the Ravens’ disappointing 8-8 2013 season where they missed the playoffs a year after lifting the Vince Lombardi trophy.
Winning the Super Bowl in 2012 helped put him on the fast track to receive the statue on the plaza outside the football stadium. The plaza has a number of other statues honoring other great coaches from the university.
Harbaugh is the ninth statue on the plaza is is joined by greats such as Earl “Red” Blaik, Paul Brown, Carm Cozza, Paul Dietzel, Weeb Ewbank, Ara Parseghian, John Pont and Bo Schembechler.
Harbaugh says that receiving the honor of being on the Cradle of Coaches is like Bubba Watson winning his second Masters last week.
“This cradle is the greatest honor in coaching, if you understand what it’s all about,” Harbaugh said. “It’s like Bubba Watson said last week. He was asked, ‘You ever dream of something like this?’ He said, ‘Naw, my dreams never got this far.’ That’s exactly how I feel.”
Hatbaugh is the brother of San Francisco 49ers head coach, Jim. John played college football as a defensive back for Miami (OH) before entering coaching. He’ll be looking to improve on the Ravens’ season in 2014.