Jack and Jackie Harbaugh proud of coaching sons
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — From the pounding of intense knee football games on their bedroom floor to stop-watch timed races up the stairs from the basement to grab refreshments for the group, and all those competition-spurred bumps and bruises between, Jack Harbaugh has watched his sons go at it for nearly five decades.
That's why he sees no need to be there in person for Thursday's history-making matchup between brothers John and Jim Harbaugh — separated in age by all of 15 months — when the coaches face off from opposite sidelines with their division-leading teams and the world watching.
Jack and Jackie Harbaugh plan to swing by the stadium for a quick photo with John and Jim, then go to John's house to watch the game. This day belongs to their boys.