Jack Harbaugh http://wkyufm.org en Harbaugh Parents Feel Full Gamut of Emotions Following Super Bowl http://wkyufm.org/post/harbaugh-parents-feel-full-gamut-emotions-following-super-bowl <p></p><p>Former WKU football coach Jack Harbaugh and his wife, Jackie, knew all along they would have a son coach the winning Super Bowl team.</p><p>They also knew they'd have a son coach the losing team. That's what happens when your oldest son, John, coaches Baltimore, and your youngest son, Jim, leads the 49ers.</p><p>ESPN's Greg Garber has this <a href="http://espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/2012/story/_/id/8912543/super-bowl-xlvii-har-bowl-proves-bittersweet-family" target="_blank">great look</a> at what it was like for the Harbaugh parents following Baltimore's win over San Francisco.</p><p>"In my 43 years as a coach, that was the most difficult game ever," Jack Harbaugh told Garber in the minutes following the big game. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:09:16 +0000 Kevin Willis 25863 at http://wkyufm.org Harbaugh Parents Feel Full Gamut of Emotions Following Super Bowl Harbaugh: Seeing Sons Face Each Other is the Most Difficult Thing in Sports http://wkyufm.org/post/harbaugh-seeing-sons-face-each-other-most-difficult-thing-sports <p></p><p></p><p>Fans of the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens have good reason to be nervous as their teams prepare for Super Bowl Sunday. But nobody will have a more conflicted set of emotions Sunday night than former WKU football coach Jack Harbaugh and his wife, Jackie.</p><p>The Harbaugh's sons are the two head coaches of 49ers and Ravens, meaning one child is guaranteed to win the year's biggest game, and another is guaranteed to lose.</p><p>Last fall the Harbaugh parents visited WKU when the school honored the Jack Harbaugh-led 2002 WKU football team that won the 1-AA NCAA national championship. WKU Public Radio interviewed Coach Harbaugh, and asked him about the prospects of a Super Bowl matchup between his sons' teams.</p><p>Jack Harbaugh told us what it was like the previous time the 49ers and Ravens played, on Thanksgiving night in 2011. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:33:08 +0000 Kevin Willis 25760 at http://wkyufm.org Harbaugh: Seeing Sons Face Each Other is the Most Difficult Thing in Sports With Harbaugh Boys Set to Meet in Super Bowl, Old Photos Surface--of Family Fun http://wkyufm.org/post/harbaugh-boys-set-meet-super-bowl-old-photos-surface-family-fun <p></p><p>History will be made next Sunday when Jim and John Harbaugh lead their teams into Super Bowl XLVII. The game will mark the first time ever two brothers have coached in the same Super Bowl.</p><p>The Harbaugh boys have a strong connection to WKU. Their father, Jack, earned a reputation as a great coach and even better person when he was head coach of the WKU Hilltoppers from 1989-2002, winning the 1-AA NCAA national championship in his final season.</p><p>CNNSI.com has published a wonderful set of old<a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl/photos/1301/childhood-photos-of-harbaugh-brothers/" target="_blank"> black-and-white photographs</a> of the Harbaugh boys growing up, alongside Jack and mother Jackie. Sun, 27 Jan 2013 23:06:05 +0000 Kevin Willis 25482 at http://wkyufm.org With Harbaugh Boys Set to Meet in Super Bowl, Old Photos Surface--of Family Fun For Former WKU Coach, Super Bowl Matchup is a Dream--and a Whole Lot of Stress http://wkyufm.org/post/former-wku-coach-super-bowl-matchup-dream-and-whole-lot-stress <p></p><p>Former WKU football coach Jack Harbaugh and his wife, Jackie, find themselves in an amazing position.</p><p>They don't have one son coaching a team in the next Super Bowl. They have<strong> two</strong> sons coaching teams in the next Super Bowl.</p><p>The Harbaugh's son, Jim, is the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers,<a href="http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=330120001" target="_blank"> who beat the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC title game</a> Sunday afternoon. The Harbaugh's other son, John, is the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens,<a href="http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=330120017" target="_blank"> who beat the New England Patriots in the AFC title game </a>Sunday night.</p><p>Last September,<a href="http://wkyufm.org/post/former-wku-coach-jack-harbaugh-back-hill-be-honored" target="_blank"> Jack and Jackie Harbaugh returned to WKU </a>to be honored at halftime of the Hilltoppers' win against Southern Miss. Jack coached WKU from 1989-2002, winning the 1-AA NCAA championship in his last season.</p><p>In an interview with WKU Public Radio the day before they were honored, both parents rolled their eyes when asked what it was like to watch their sons coach in the NFL. They said it filled them with stress and admitted they hated it when the 49'ers and Ravens play each other.</p><p>That's exactly what is going to happen now, with the Super Bowl championship going to the winner. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 02:45:28 +0000 Kevin Willis 25143 at http://wkyufm.org For Former WKU Coach, Super Bowl Matchup is a Dream--and a Whole Lot of Stress Former WKU Coach Jack Harbaugh Back on the Hill to be Honored http://wkyufm.org/post/former-wku-coach-jack-harbaugh-back-hill-be-honored <p>It's not every day you run into a national championship-winning football coach. Jack Harbaugh and his wife, Jackie, are on WKU's campus Friday ahead of Saturday night's game against Southern Miss. The two will be honored before the game in an on-the-field ceremony. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 16:59:54 +0000 Kevin Willis 19560 at http://wkyufm.org Former WKU Coach Jack Harbaugh Back on the Hill to be Honored