Don’t count Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter among the many Minnesota Vikings fans torn over the team’s decision to pass on Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh. The former Vikings wideout needed only two words and an emoji to express his feelings on the situation.
“No Harbaugh,” Carter posted, followed by a thumbs up emoji.
Harbaugh flew in and met with the Vikings for an interview on Wednesday with hopes that the two sides would be able to get a deal done. There was serious optimism emanating out of the Harbaugh camp to the point where it was reported he was ready to accept the job if the Vikings extended him an offer.
But the interest from the Vikings never got that far.
The team never extended him an offer, and he hopped back on a plane to Michigan to continue coaching college football for the foreseeable future. Following the Harbaugh news, it was reported shortly after that the Vikings are expected to hire Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell as their next head coach.
The specific question phrased to Carter on Twitter asked him to give a thumbs up or thumbs down for the new coaching hire. He never mentioned how he felt about O’Connell specifically, but he did offer the thumbs up for “no Harbaugh.”
Like the rest of us, perhaps Carter is taking a wait-and-see approach with the soon-to-be head coach.
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