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Hiring Harbaugh

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Family business

Coaching runs in John Harbaugh's family:

Father Jack Harbaugh coached football for 41 years and won an NCAA Division I-AA national championship as the head coach at Western Kentucky in 2002.

Brother Jim is head coach at Stanford.

Cousin Mark Gottfried is Alabama men's basketball coach.

Mark Gottfried's uncle, Mike, is a former football coach at the University of Pittsburgh.

Sister Joani is married to Marquette basketball coach Tom Crean.

Head men

Ravens' head coaching history:

Ted Marchibroda

Hired: Feb. 15, 1996.

Age at hiring: 65.

Seasons (3): 1996-1998.

Record: 16-31-1.

Years in playoffs: None. Brian Billick

Hired: Jan. 19, 1999.

Age at hiring: 45.

Seasons (9): 1999-2007.

Record: 80-64.

Years in playoffs: 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006.

Playoff record: 5-3 (won Super Bowl in 2000 season). John Harbaugh

Date hired: Jan. 18, 2008.

Age at hiring: 45.

Going and coming

NFL teams that will have new coaches next season:


Old coach: Brian Billick, fired (Dec. 31)

New coach: John Harbaugh (Friday) Dolphins

Old coach: Cam Cameron, fired (Jan. 3)

New coach: Tony Sparano (Wednesday) Redskins

Old coach: Joe Gibbs, resigned (Jan. 8)

New coach: undetermined Falcons

Old coach: Bobby Petrino, resigned (Dec. 12)

New coach: undetermined

2008 opponents

After finishing with a 5-11 record in the 2007 season, the Ravens will face these opponents in 2008:


Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns

Pittsburgh Steelers

Jacksonville Jaguars

Tennessee Titans

Oakland Raiders

Philadelphia Eagles

Washington Redskins Away




Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

Miami Dolphins

Dallas Cowboys

New York Giants

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