Jim Harbaugh’s Most Pressing Task as New San Francisco 49ers Head Coach

January 12, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

So the 49ers have landed arguably the hottest coaching candidate to hit the NFL market in years in former Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh.
It's a great accomplishment for young team president Jed York and new general manager Trent Baalke. It's a move that lends instant credibility to the new owner and front office, especially after all the drama that encompassed the entire Harbaugh sweepstakes.
But will the hiring of Harbaugh send the 49ers into the playoffs next year as a division winner in the NFC West? Only time will tell, as Harbaugh doesn't possess NFL head coaching experience, but has the pedigree that should excite 49ers fans—the son of a coach and brother of current Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh, he runs his own version of the West Coast offense that was on full display in the Orange Bowl, he studied closely under the late Bill Walsh, and he has paid his dues as a quarterbacks coach with the Oakland Raiders, as well as at the University of San Diego an...

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