Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh warned Monday against the "ills of hubris"
Which was pretty amusing, considering he spent his weekend as the poster child forhubris(noun, Greek origin, definition:excessive self confidence, arrogance).
Harbaugh's Stanford team has transformed from the wimpy Clark Kent of a few years ago to Superman -- beating Oregon one week and vivisecting USC the next. Harbaugh exhibitedexcessive self confidenceon Saturday when -- already up by 27 points -- he dialed up a two-point conversion, intent on laying 50 on the Trojans.
That call irritated Pete Carroll, the Zeus of West Coast football. After the 55-21 destruction, the most points surrendered in USC history, Carroll greeted Harbaugh at the midfield handshake with the testy question: "What's your deal?"