Skip to comments.Harbaugh signs with San Francisco
Posted on 01/07/2011 1:33:56 PM PST by Jolla
Local San Francisco radio is announing Harbaugh has signed with the San Francisco 49ers.
(01-07) 13:24 PST — The 49ers are expected to introduce Jim Harbaugh as their new head coach at a San Francisco news conference this afternoon.
ESPN, citing anonymous sources, reported that Harbaugh and the 49ers have a five-year, $25 million deal, and the 49ers shortly thereafter announced their news conference.
I guess he didn’t want to have to move too far!
My brother plays for Stanford, as a freshman. I’m going to go cry now.
Not really surprising.
Broncos suck even more....
If he’s 25% as successful as the last Stanford coach 49’ers had, he’ll be damn good.
Good luck Jim!
He had to, the money was too big to turn down.
I feel bad for Stanford fans, and the kids he recruited. It’s a shame contracts aren’t binding.
I was really hoping he would stay at Stanford or at least go the Broncos. I can’t stand the 49ers, but I despise the Steelers more.
Liked him as a player, like him as a coach as well. The Niners have a young team, the timing is probably right. Also with the new bride, probably looking at the financial angle as well since Stanford wouldn’t be able to match what an NFL team can pay.
Kind of surprised after Luck decided to stay - wonder if that will change? Stanford will/would have been highly ranked next year
He will look very successful his first year as the 49ers were a team of underachievers.
LOL!!! You mentioned the Broncos before I did. I am actually a Cowboys fan and defacto Cardinals fan living here in AZ. Besides, how can I like a team that Pelosi has season tickets for. LOL!!!
You are kidding, right?
I do agree though that SF is a much better match for a first time gig, if they fail you can blame the organization.
and being in the NFC WORST.
5 mil a year? that’ll buy him a condo in the Mission..
What? The 49ers is team any sane coach would strongly consider, a team that pretty much has all of the pieces on offense and defense except for the QB position......if a coah can half vouch that team in that weak division then they can win
What? The 49ers is team any sane coach would strongly consider, a team that pretty much has all of the pieces on offense and defense except for the QB position......if a coach can half vouch that team in that weak division then they can win
Hey at least they are making a change. Here in Jacksonville the coach has been there for 8 years and has a 66-65 average and the owner of the Jags decided to fire the manager would not be good...and I am thinking...another losing season would be worse...oh well, you know those rich guys...lol
I agree, I thought Miami would be tough, some pretty good teams and coaches in that div. Here he has an underachieving team ready to go (and you are right Alex Smith will never do) and not too much competition in the division.
EXACTLY!!! I agree 100%.
My wife took instant action and “unliked” him on Facebook. Haha!
Don’t worry. Michigan will sign Les Miles right after the conclusion of the Cotton Bowl.
Wouldn’t surprise with the era the NFL is in that he’ll regret leaving Stanford, but then again I’ve been wrong before.
Could be worse. He could be a Wolverine.
I’m starting the rumor right here and now: After tonight’s sweeping LSU victory, Wolverine eyes will turn to Baton Rouge and to Les Miles. The big announcement will be forthcoming on Monday. Geaux Tigers! Go Blue!
He probably will do very well
Which will help me to over come a very strong dislike for the guy because:
He is petty.
He is jealous of others (specifically Pete Carrol)
He is a hypocrite (called carrol a sell out for taking the Seattle job "for the money"
He has no class (yelling at opposing players, his post game performance after the bowl game Monday)
So Harbaugh vs. Carol eh?
Big time. I liked Singletary, but this year was the year that they should have made the playoffs. No one to blame but the coach.
Gig ‘em. Marines vs Swamp People
San Francisco and Baltimore are scheduled to play each other next year, so we will have one of those rare times when coaches who are brothers face off against each other.
Offhand, I can’t think of any times that has happened before, but I’d be surprised if this was a first.
What he said - Bill rules the niner house!!
When I saw that I knew he was gone, just thought the York's would have the decency to let him finish the year.
I've heard she is very happy in Palo Alto, with some of the best schools anywhere available for the kids. The Stanford faculty in the area wouldn't put up with anything less.
Supposedly, Harbaugh met with Stanford last night and they were going to sweeten the pot to be competitive, but that didn't work out. I think he just wants to coach an NFL team where he is in a position to succeed. He can do that in the NFC West, as opposed to the AFC East where he'd get pounded twice a year by the Pats as long as Brady is good, then twice a year by the Jets, then by his brother who coaches at Baltimore.
Weiss, Spurrier, Holtz, even Pete Caroll (although he went back to the pros) took their turn in the NFL and got hammered on and came back to the college game. I’m sure there’s many more
I’m with you 100%!!!
And here in Indianapolis we applaud your owners decision. Mr. Del Rio has over the years been one of the Colts best coaches, if you know what I mean.
If BW isn't the best coach, both in terms of X's and O’s and overall influence on the game in the history of the NFL, he's at the top of a very, very short list.
Isn't that the truth? And I'm a long time fan. I'm not holding out much hope that the front office will pick a decent coach.
Maybe the Niners will make a trade with Carolina for the first draft pick.
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