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Jim Harbaugh the NFL's Most Eligible Bachelor? Miami Hopes They Found Mr. Right

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 03: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Stanford Cardinal celebrates as he is lifted up by his players including Orange Bowl MVP Andrew Luck #12 (R) after Stanford won 40-12 against the Virginia Tech Hokies during the 2011 Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2011 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Daniel LewigCorrespondent IJanuary 6, 2011

It's official: Jim Harbaugh is the sweetest thing since the West Coast Offense.  The NFL's newest eye candy has attracted the attention of several teams, and they are ready and willing to woo college football's hottest coach.

Does anyone really wonder why Miami will (eventually) end up with Harbaugh?

All the other teams may know how to oogle the pretty lady at the end of the bar, maybe even talk to her, but Miami is the only one that really knows how to take them home.

If there is one thing Miami is good at, it's this: they know how to get the latest flavor of the month.  Just look at how they were willing to push the game's winningest head coach Don Shula into retirement so they could coax Jimmy Johnson to start the new glory days in Miami. 

Nick Saban was an NFL looker as well.  Remember who he went home with?  Bill Parcells was the catch every team wanted to build their team. Remember who he picked?

Like I said, Miami knows how to wine them and dine them.  And now, new owner Steven Ross is trying to do what Wayne Huizenga was so good at—finding Mr. Right.

But Ross is hoping his Mr. Right can do what the others for Huizenga couldn'twin. 

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The latest flavors lose their taste when they don't win.  There's always some new hot shot making you dream of a better tomorrow.  But for Miami Dolphin fans, tomorrow never comes.

Jim Harbaugh appears to be everything Miami needs.  A former NFL quarterback who understands offenses and ran a great pro-style offense at Stanford.  The only ones attracted to Miami's offense were opposing defenses looking for a quick score.

But Harbaugh has to do something that no other attention grabber has been able to do since Miami lost it's greatest love:  find a quarterback to replace Dan Marino.

Face it, Tony Sparano sure wasn't a bad coach when Chad Pennington made his coach look smart and led the team to the AFC East Division title two years ago.  If Harbaugh can bring in a quarterback who can run his offense (Vince Young, Kyle Orton, Kevin Kolb, maybe even Donovan McNabb), he can do something that no former (or soon-to-be former) Miami coach has been able to do: bring sexy back.

Harbaugh is definitely the NFL's Most Eligible.  Let's see if he's Miami's Mr. Right.

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