Jim Harbaugh: San Francisco 49ers Hire Harbaugh As New Head Coach

January 8, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Jim Harbaugh has officially become the San Francisco 49ers new head coach after signing a five-year deal worth $25 million today.
So, the former Stanford coach will leave college to test his skills in the pro game  while still remaining in the Bay area. According to him, it was a "perfect competitive opportunity," and his goal is to now win a Lombardi Trophy for "one of the legendary franchises in all of football."
This is a huge risk since Stanford is coming off a 12-1 season capped by a commanding 40-12 victory over Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl. Not to mention, quarterback Andrew Luck just stated that he would be staying in college to work on his degree.
Meanwhile, the 49ers haven't qualified for the playoffs in eight seasons and are at complete disarray at the quarterback position. However, that didn't stop Harbaugh.
"I can feel the enthusiasm coursing through my veins right now," said Harbaugh. "I accept this competitive challenge willingly."

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