Harbaugh To Coach 49ers

Jim Harbaugh will leave Stanford to become the new coach of the San Fransisco 49ers.

The contract is reportedly for five-years and $25 million.

Harbaugh played quarterback at the University of Michigan before his 15-year NFL career, which included playing for the Chicago Bears from 1987–1993.

Harbaugh took over at Stanford in December of 2006, and over the course of his fours years at head coach was a combined 29–21.

The team has scheduled an afternoon news conference in San Francisco.

Harbaugh, who will replace fired coach Mike Singletary, also had been considering an offer from Stanford to stay put.

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  • Dan Rakow

    Northern California Bay Area is My favorite West Coast Sports City and My Favorite are San Francisco Giants(Baseball),Stanford Cardinal Football Program and The San Francisco 49ers(NFL).

    The Very Best of luck Jim Harbaugh and I pray he will turn the 49ers into Winners.

  • One Man Jury

    God bless Jim Harbaugh. Did wonders for Stanford and I wish him well and i wish I was his sports agent.
    I feel bad for the Stanford players, especially Andrew Luck, who will find out how hard this year’s success will be to duplicate without Harbaugh. Luck should bolt now. His stock will not rise next year and with a new coach he can forget having a Heisman year in 2011.

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