Realistic expectations for life are that we are going to be better today than we were yesterday, be better tomorrow than we were today. That's a plan for success. So [the key is] simple: just work.— Jim Harbaugh
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I love being part of something that is working toward a greater goal, and there's no more satisfaction in life than achieving those goals as a team and being a part of that team.
I have always believed that you win as part of a team effort.
I've learned that if everybody does a little bit, it adds up to a lot.
It's more than personal. I can't screw it up. I have to do.
Winning as a team is better than anything. It's great to share success.
There are no turnarounds at Michigan. This is greatness. Long tradition of it.
People talk about cold weather and it'd be tough to catch balls.
But the greatest catcher of all time, Michael Crabtree, catches everything. It's unbelievable. In the northern snowlands, down to the tropics' sunny scenes, he's catching the football. Where they throw a football, he'll be catching it.
People often think that there's a general who makes all the difference, but I would reject that. It's a team effort. It's the power of the wedge.
Fans have a constitutional right to expect success and have high expectations.
I was reminded of another very special word when I was driving into Ann Arbor this morning, and that word is homecoming. Our family's had three homecomings to Ann Arbor, Michigan, in my lifetime.
Top to bottom Michigan is about excellence, greatness.
You have my pledge I will carry forward the excellence of Michigan football.
Throughout my life I have dreamed of coaching at the University of Michigan.
You're kind of numb after 50 shots to the head.
I have never asked to be the highest-paid coach in football.
I have never asked to be paid like a Super Bowl-winning coach. I have never asked for more power.
Football - it's not fun when you lose.
That's a heartbreaking thing. But then there's a new week, and a new opportunity and I definitely get happier and happier as that new opportunity approaches. So 'win the next game,' that's my mindset.
I love football. Love it. Love it. I think it's the last bastion of hope for toughness in America in men, in males.
Perception is NOT reality. People have always said that - perception is reality. I reject that hypothesis.
The high road's the only road I know. Let's keep on that way.
From what I can see it's that, if you have money you have access to justice.
If you don't, it's becoming increasingly less and less access for low-income Americans and that's the crux of it. I mean, to have a society that has liberty and justice for all, it's right there in the constitution.
My prototypical quarterback is a competitive guy that's a winner, somebody that has great athletic instincts, somebody who is very accurate throwing the football, a quick-minded guy who can think fast on his feet and can make decisions quickly, someone who has leadership ability, an understanding of timing and can make really good decisions.
Do we need a top-flight quarterback? Do human beings need air to breath?
If I may make a football analogy, we're a team whether we're a football team or community or the United States of America. We are part of a team and I believe the people on that team have a right, but they also have the obligation if there is something that is not good or we don't agree on, to speak about it.
What will happen will happen, what won't happen won't happen.
I love people, I really do. I'm a people person. I think that's a strength of mine. I love being around people, especially in a team setting.
I don't take vacations. I don't get sick. I don't observe major holidays. I'm a jack hammer.
Anything is always a possibility. Wouldn't talk about what we would have done or what we would do. Everything is a possibility.
It can be a great temptation to rest on the field and let the opponent have a play without making him pay for every inch. I must hold his pain where it is. Mine does not matter. ... The punishment I inflict, his fatigue, and that he is up against something that he does not comprehend is everything.
I am now in control of all things.
I've always felt like the most improvement you can make is from year 1 to year 2, much like a college freshman who the most improvement he can make in an entire one year of college football is going from year 1 freshman year to his sophomore year. Like a pro football player going from his rookie season to his second season. There's a window there that will never come again that you have a chance to making your biggest strides.
I was and still am happier than a pig in slop.
Some people say 'Why is a football coach concerned?' I explained I'm an American first and all Americans should care about justice.
I have the best wife and six wonderful children.
And I'm proud to report that my future will always be bright with the family that I have.