I know. Here we go again, right? Jim Harbaugh was a good coach with the 49ers, though he ultimately failed to Pete Carroll, then seemed to wear out his welcome and went to coach the University of Michigan where he has underwhelmed. Why would Harbaugh be welcome with the Seahawks?
Harbaugh is likely a better NFL coach than a college coach. Being a college coach means that one has to recruit at a high level while also making sure that their respective educational institution is also respected. Michigan is a good school with high standards and getting kids to play there is tougher than at a place like Iowa.
Plus, Harbaugh is probably better at getting players from a mid-point to an end-point, meaning that taking a good college player who has already developed to some degree to be a good pro is one thing. But taking a high school player with promise and making him into a good college player is a different thing.
Harbaugh is better with the former than the latter as his 44-19-1 record with the 49ers between 2011 and 2014 would prove. That is really all that the Seahawks need. If Schneider can get along with Harbaugh then Schneider can build the roster and Harbaugh can mold that roster into a playoff team. He’s proven he can do that in the NFL and he would be a good coach to replace Pete Carroll.