Most NFL coaches aren’t eager to have their teams sign up the HBO “Hard Knocks” training camp series that is filmed every summer. In fact, they’re so reluctant that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will compel them to participate.
But Jim Harbaugh, coach of the San Francisco 49ers and collector of residuals from a 1994 appearance on “Saved by the Bell,” isn’t one of them.
“If that’s something we were in position to do, then we’d certainly do it,” Harbaugh said (via ESPN). “There’s going to be teams that are going to be on ‘Hard Knocks’ and that seems like a popular thing and something people want to see. So I don’t see it going away. You could stamp your feet and say ‘I don’t want to do it’, but I don’t know how productive that is for anybody concerned.”
Teams that have made the playoffs the previous two seasons are exempt from being forced to participate, so it’s rather easy at this point for Harbaugh, who says he finds the show “quite entertaining,” to say that.
If it’s anything like his Visa commercial, it might be quite entertaining indeed.