As John Harbaugh is preparing his Ravens for their yearly playoff stretch drive, his brother Jim is preparing for his yearly round of talks with college and NFL teams about possible head coaching opportunities.
Jim has turned the Stanford program around in his four years as the head coach there, and has his Cardinal in the Orange Bowl this year after an 11-1 season.
That's led to a lot of speculation about where he might choose to take his next head coaching job. Asked today what he thinks Jim might plan to do, John Harbaugh said that he thinks staying at Stanford might be his brother's top choice, but left open the possibility of Jim taking a job somewhere else.
"I have no idea what he's going to do," John Harbaugh said. "We do talk about it all the time. He's having a baby - he's not, Sarah's having a baby - in four or five days, and they've got the bowl game, so he's just swimming right now. So he's not even thinking about it right now.
"I think he wants to stay at Stanford, I think he'd love to stay there, but then again, you just have to see what happens. He's not the kind of guy that's going to make any kind of commitment until he's ready to make a commitment. I think his commitment right now is having a baby and winning the Orange Bowl. So, we'll see what happens."
Jim interviewed for the Jets head coaching job two seasons ago, and has been linked to other potential NFL openings this upcoming offseason.
John said that he'd love it if his brother ends up joining him at the NFL level.
"I'd be thrilled," John Harbaugh said. "I'd be thrilled to have him in here. I'd rather have him in the NFC, that'd be helpful. We could help each other a little bit. I don't want him to show up in this division, that's for sure. But I think he'd be a great coach. He's a great coach there, he'd be a great coach wherever he's at. I'm very proud of him."