Benjamin Guy, Jim Plunkett, John Elway discussed on Attack Each Day: The Harbaughs' Podcast


Than mine then you always limit opportunities. When you start to put boundaries around how far you going willing to go to advance your career, do you think Jack that moving like that toughened the boys up a little I do now. I worried about it and my wife, Jackie, we were. We did. You. I always very. Flexed in very concerned, but looking back at it now it's one of the best thing. We an example. John would be in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine. I was here at Michigan. I had a chance to go to for John Elway was a sophomore at Stanford, and I had a chance to go out there as a defensive coordinator. Dennis, Danny green was the offensive coordinator. John fossil was a quarterback coach him. And Jim was a Finney finishing his sophomore year at pioneer high school in Michigan. He was the starting quarterback as a south more had that opportunity and took it. And I thought to myself, you have to be insane. Moving across the country had the starting position. He's got to go out there and compete with someone that's playing there that might be a senior or junior how fair is this to him? And I look back at the now and it might have been one of the great great things that ever happened because he was exposed at John Elway and Jim Plunkett and Steve. Pills, Steve deals, Benjamin, what was Benjamin guy? Benjamin, they would meet there in the summer and they would. They would throw the ball around. They had seven on seven out there which we didn't have here in Michigan. So three days a week in the summer, he was out with in passing leagues playing basketball, and it just it just brought him into to what you mentioned it. They have so many friends now it stand for, we have their friends at Iowa, their friends at all, the different stops that we made along the way, and I really think it did it did help them this. Interesting. I wonder if things like that don't help build leadership, and I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on this Jim because you had a walk into a new school, win people over socially, right. Find your place in society of each school and you couldn't do that all with sports. You know, there are other things in your life that. So in essence it made you accountable to yourself. I think more often than a puts you in a position where you just got good. At at positioning yourself with new people, do you think that contributed to your ability as a leader? I don't know. I mean, sports was, I mean, that might have been. There might have been a few other things I had going in my life, but ninety eight percent of it was forced. I think looking back that my dad always did did a really good thing whenever we moved and I think we moved well enough. I've ever counted ten, ten twelve times before hours eighteen years old. He would always move us. He would get a new coaching job, like in when the season was over like a December January, and then he would go, he would go first. And then by around January, we were moving to the new place. Maybe sometimes it was February, but usually by January by the start of the second semester, we would the whole family would move. I love my dad's philosophy on that. You know, it was like, we're family, we're, we're all going to be under the same roof and we're gonna make that happen as fast as as humanly possible. And it was good for us because even if we got to the new. Place by March. You still had a couple of months in school where you could meet other kids and you could get signed up for the the summer, the summer baseball team and the and the football team. And so we and you had friends going into going into the summer..

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