John Harbaugh to get a statue at his college


Retired Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis may get a statue in Baltimore.  Ravens coach John Harbaugh will get a statue at his college in Ohio.

Miami University (Ohio) announced Tuesday that John Harbaugh will be immortalized in Yager Stadium’s Cradle of Coaches Plaza with a bronze, full-body statue.

“Miami is a very special place and as anyone who played or coached at Miami knows that the Cradle of Coaches is a great honor,” Harbaugh said in a press release. “To me, there is no greater recognition in coaching. To be included with these great men is something only dreamed about.”

Harbaugh will join a group of Miami (Ohio) greats that includes Earl “Red” Blaik, Paul Brown, Carm Cozza, Paul Dietzel, Wilbur “Weeb” Ewbank, Ara Parseghian, John Pont, and Glenn “Bo” Schembechler.

Schembechler coached at Michigan, the school at which Jim Harbaugh played football well enough to become a first-round draft pick.  Perhaps Michigan will one day erect a statute of Jim, preferably with a pose that captures the full-body dry heave in which he engages after a critical call doesn’t go his team’s way.