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Pac-10 media day: The ever-entertaining Jim Harbaugh

July 29, 2010 | 12:36 pm

Stanford Coach Jim Harbaugh, who kept fans guessing with his cryptic tweets during the off-season, was equally mystifying at Pac-10 media day.

Asked to make a general comment on the upcoming season, Harbaugh offered his philosophy on New Year's Eve, saying that he and star player Owen Marecic prefer to celebrate the start of training camp in a week or so.

"Owen and I, we look at Aug. 9 as the start of the New Year," Harbaugh said.

On playing Marecic at both fullback and linebacker, the coach said: "I've noticed there are a lot more TV timeouts in football."

The fourth-year coach has improved Stanford's record each season since he took over. Asked about sustaining that level of success, Harbaugh sat forward as if he'd been shot and bellowed into the microphone.

"We're not sustaining a gosh darn thing," he yelled. "We despise the word sustain, we despise the word satisfaction."

Next question?

-- David Wharton