Former Chicago Bears QB and current San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh loves open wheel racing. He talked about the sport; and driving the Indy 500 Pace Car on the radio yesterday. Harbaugh appeared on the Waddle and Silvy show with Marc Silverman and discussed the Indy 500. Hear the interview here.
Harbaugh also discussed how much new Bears coach Marc Trestman has impacted his coaching career. (listen to the full show featuring Mark Giangreco and Jayson Stark here)
Harbaugh will drive the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray pace car Sunday morning.
A synopsis of his Trestman discussion from ESPN Chicago:
“We use his system still of calling plays and the way he taught us those concepts and techniques. I’ve used (those) since I coached with the Raiders, the University of San Diego, Stanford and the 49ers.
“He will do great and talk about long overdue. Marc Trestman becoming a head coach is well deserved, he will do a phenomenal job.”
Harbaugh’s first NFL coaching job came as quality control coach for the offense with the Oakland Raiders in 2002, and he reported directly to Trestman, the offensive coordinator. Harbaugh, a former Bears quarterback, went on to head-coaching jobs in college at San Diego and Stanford before landing the 49ers job in 2011.
Jim Harbaugh, hero in Michigan Wolverines lore, also went on the Bay Area’s 95.7 The Game with O’Connell and Steinmetz. Harbaugh also discussed some Niners topics and why he prefers IndyCar to NASCAR. You can listen here (Niners Nation)
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