Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll (left) shakes hands with San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh (right) after the 2013 NFC Championship football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

USC Reportedly Attempted To Hire Jim Harbaugh

Did USC attempt to hire 49ers and former Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh during the coaching search in the fall?

According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapaport the Trojans did:

Granted, this isn’t exactly new news. There were plenty of rumors swirling in the fall as Pat Haden’s coaching search went on during the season that Harbaugh might be a potential target.

In fact, ESPN’s Adam Schefter was one step ahead in December and reported that USC had indeed inquired and was rebuffed:

The big hypothetical question to be asked is whether or not USC fans would have welcome a well-known “Trojan Killer” with welcome arms in the first place. Harbaugh’s noted feud with Trojan legend Pete Carroll and his history of beating USC in the most agonizing fashion might have given some pause, though winning does heal all wounds.

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  • RF Lee

    Old news, but it would have been REALLY BAD NEWS for PH if he HIRED Hardbutt. Hire a Trojan Killer?!?!? THAT is just plain stupid. If you want to see donations to HH disappear and the university decrease, just hire that hot-headed idiot up north.

    OOOOooooo I forgot, PH may have been a Trojan hero to some, BUT what Trojan would go to work for noder dame football as an announcer……..Tell you what, Mike Garrett went down FIGHTING ON for USC with the ncaa COI. Can you say that about Pat Haden, Mr. Politically Correct??????

  • Rick

    I can’t believe Harbaugh was even considered, thats “Trader” talk ! ? !

    Pat Haden would have lost all credibility as a true Trojan !

    Win, YES, but at any price… NO !!!