Harbaugh says parents doing fine

Jack and Jackie Harbaugh remain calm despite sons' involvement in conference championships Sunday

January 20, 2012|By Edward Lee

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said his parents are doing well despite just being two days away from watching their sons play for conference championships.

Harbaugh and the Ravens travel to Foxborough, Mass., to meet the New England Patriots on Sunday at 3 p.m. Less than four hours later, Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers are scheduled to play host to the New York Giants.

John Harbaugh was asked after Friday’s practice about the emotional state of his parents, Jack and Jackie Harbaugh.

“They’re doing fine, they’re doing great,” the Ravens coach said. “They’re excited. I think they’re looking forward to it. I talked to my dad last night. Got some good ideas X’s- and O’s-wise and motivational-wise -- always. Mom’s doing great. Talked to her for a long time. That was a great conversation. She’s always been there to have those conversations.”

Asked whether his parents had the same discussion with his younger brother, Harbaugh replied, “I didn’t ask them that. I didn’t ask them how many minutes on the phone they had with Jim or make a comparison on that. And that really doesn’t matter.”

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