U. San Diego coach Harbaugh pleads not guilty to DUI

VISTA, Calif. -- University of San Diego football coach Jim
Harbaugh pleaded innocent Thursday to a misdemeanor charge of
driving under the influence.
Harbaugh's plea was telephoned to court officials by San
Diego-based attorney Brian McCarthy, a technique allowed in
misdemeanor cases.
Harbaugh, a former NFL quarterback, was stopped early on Oct. 30
in Encinitas after allegedly running a stop sign. According to
court documents, Harbaugh refused to take a field sobriety test
after he was pulled over.
Harbaugh recently completed his second year at USD, leading the
Toreros to a school-best 11-1 record, the Pioneer Football League
Judge Aaron Katz scheduled a Jan. 12 readiness conference and a
Feb. 16 trial date.