Well, maybe there will soon be two Harbaughs in college football. The Ravens and John Harbaugh, who has been the head coach since 2008, are heading for a breakup after the season.
It looks like those previous reports of this happening indeed had some truth to it.
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Harbaugh replaced Super Bowl-winning coach Brian Billick and was given quarterback Joe Flacco to begin a successful era of Ravens football with the pinnacle being in 2013 when the team won its second Super Bowl in frachise history.
However, the team is 44-45 since winning that title and is 4-5 this season with little hope in the division. However, they’re still right in the thick of the Wild Card race.
Ravens remain in thick of AFC wild-card race coming off bye. Baltimore (4-5) currently trails Cincinnati (5-4) and Tennessee (5-4) by one game for No. 6 and final playoff spot. Miami (5-4), which plays at Green Bay at 4:25 p.m. today, could move into that No. 6 spot with a win.
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) November 11, 2018
Despite some reports floating around the past couple weeks, the organization has agreed to keep Harbaugh for the remainder of this season. That’s the most respectful path for both sides.
Harbaugh is 98-71 in total as head coach and 10-5 in playoff games, but it seems like a natural time to part ways. Flacco’s up-and-down career seems to be winding down, and the team took Heisman-winning quarterback Lamar Jackson in the first round last year to succeed him. A new coach with a new quarterback, whose style is completely different, may be a good thing.
The Harbaugh era may be soon over, so fans in Baltimore should pay their respects now. They’ll miss him when he’s gone.