Two big-time college coaches, Jim Harbaugh and Urban Meyer, had good things to say about the Chicago Bears.
The Chicago Bears are coming off a rotten year and most NFL experts don’t expect much out of them in 2017 either. But if the opinions of Jim Harbaugh or Urban Meyer are accurate, perhaps the 2017 Bears will be a better team then they are getting credit for.
Harbaugh spoke with Comcast SportsNet Chicago at a golf outing and thought that the Bears’ defense was going to turn some heads this year.
"I know they’re going to have a heck of a defense. Because I know they’ve got Vic Fangio and Ed Donatell and a tremendous coaching staff. So I’ll be pulling hard for them."
Harbaugh also spoke about Mike Glennon and how he thinks he can perform this season.
"I really liked him coming out of the draft and I had a chance to compete against him at the pro level. He’s gritty himself, great. It’s like any competitive situation you know you are going to have on an NFL team. They’re going to throw the balls out there and the best guy is going to play."
At that same golf outing was Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer who knows a thing or two about Mitch Trubisky after recruiting the Ohio-native to come to Ohio State. Meyer spoke highly of him.
"We tried to recruit him. He’s a very talented guy. He committed really early to North Carolina. He’s only got that one year of playing, and I was worried about that going to the NFL. But as far as talent and a quality kid, he’s going to be great, it just might take him a minute."
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Both Harbaugh and Meyer were in a local golf outing where they weren’t exactly going to rip the Bears’ franchise, but they certainly didn’t need to speak as glowingly as they did about Glennon, Trubisky and the Bears’ defense. Harbaugh wasn’t even asked about the defense, he brought it up on his own.
Listen, it’s just two coaches’ opinions so it may not amount to much, but when two men that have accomplished this much at the college and (in Harbaugh’s case) pro level, it’s never a bad thing when they are expecting big things for the Bears in the future.