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The hazards with Jim Harbaugh's heat

The lesson: Others have been where he is now, and it hasn't worked out so well

Originally Published: January 3, 2011
By Mark Kreidler | Special to ESPN.com

It is just so great to be Jim Harbaugh right now. So, so great. Harbaugh isn't yet a Bobby Petrino, and surely he never will be, right? He isn't a Steve Spurrier or Nick Saban or Dennis Erickson or Butch Davis.

He isn't even a Rich Rodriguez, who, let's face it, was the Jim Harbaugh of his day just a couple of years ago.

What Harbaugh is, this minute, is the hot commodity. And there isn't much more fun in the world for a coach -- even a hard-line, grim-faced, business-first ...

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