Luck Had Nothing To Do With It: Harbaugh Headed to the 49ers

January 7, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Weeks of speculation about the future of the now former Stanford Cardinal football head coach Jim Harbaugh has come to an end. Late Friday afternoon, Harbaugh agreed to a five-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers. The deal is reported to be worth a total of $25 million.
Harbaugh was a candidate for just about every head coaching job in the country, whether it be at the professional or college level. 
He was the biggest target for the University of Michigan’s current head coaching vacancy. Harbaugh is a former Michigan quarterback and his father, Jack Harbaugh, was a defensive backs coach under Bo Schembechler from 1973-79. 
However, the Wolverines were never near the top of Harbaugh’s list. 
Many believed it was because he was passed over for an opportunity to be Michigan’s quarterbacks coach back in 2002. The job eventually went to Scott Loeffler, who developed quarterbacks John Navarre and current Miami Dolphins starter Chad ...

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