The Los Angeles Chargers officially announced former Michigan Wolverines front man Jim Harbaugh as their new head coach in a press conference on Thursday.
During his introductory press conference on Thursday, Harbaugh confirmed that he wants to bring multiple championships to Los Angeles.
“We’re in one of the great cities there is. One thing I know is Los Angeles respects talent, effort, and winning. And it needs to be multiple. Multiple championships. We’re gonna be humble, hungry. But that’s our goal,” Harbaugh said.
Harbaugh will try and turn this organization around after the team failed to make the playoffs this season under former head coach Brandon Staley.
The Los Angeles Chargers have not won a playoff game since the 2018 season and have also missed the playoffs in 11 of their last 14 seasons.
Jim Harbaugh wants to change that since this is a team that is beaming with quite a bit of talent, especially at quarterback in Justin Herbert.
This team could be one to watch for next year if the right roster moves are made during the offseason. Harbaugh has already announced several key members of the Michigan staff coming off the college football championship victory will be joining his Chargers staff.
Defensive coordinator Jesse Minter will take on the same role for Harbaugh’s Los Angeles Chargers squad and his son, Jay Harbaugh will be joining the staff but his title isn’t yet determined.
JJ Watt recently noted one of the most underrated moves Jim Harbaugh has made with the Los Angeles Chargers so far.
“One of the underrated moves about the Jim Harbaugh deal is the Chargers hiring Ben Herbert as their strength coach,” Watt said, per Pat McAfee.
Hebert served as a strength coach for the Michigan football program for six years before following Harbaugh to Los Angeles. Moreover, he spent 11 seasons as a member of the Wisconsin Badgers strength and conditioning staff, which included working with JJ Watt.
Watt further praised Herbert for his phenomenal influence on team culture and performance. The legendary defensive end noted Herbert as “a game-changer” whose personality and presence positively impact teams.
Los Angeles Chargers New Head Coach Jim Harbaugh Plans To Live In Trailer Park While Transitioning
Harbaugh has always been a bit quirky, so nothing he says typically comes as a surprise.
In his Thursday press conference, the new Chargers head coach announced his plans to live in a LA trailer park for the next several month as the team’s new facility is undergoing construction.
“I got, uh, I told my wife this,” Jim Harbaugh said before hesitating and looking over at his wife for confirmation that the story he was about to tell was suitable for mass consumption.
Once he got the go-ahead for the story he launched into a topic most didn’t expect in front of the Los Angeles Chargers brass and everyone in attendance.
imagine pulling up to the RV park and seeing jim harbaugh pic.twitter.com/ovn28tPiVB
— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) February 1, 2024
”Okay, so I want to drive my RV out,” he said. “I want to drive my RV out and go to a trailer park, you know, down by the water or by Disneyland. We have to research the closest one to the facility and I want to Jim Rockford it for the next couple months until we move to the new facility. I have that thought flowing through my head.”
That sounds like a far cry from the massive mansion he had in Ann Arbor, but Harbaugh is always going to do things his way.
Jim Harbaugh is certainly one-of-a-kind and it’s not the first time he’s lived below his means. After landing the Los Angeles Chargers job he turned down a ride in the team’s private jet in order to ride commercial
Harbaugh will surely be a hit with all of his neighbors in the trailer park.