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Would 49ers give Harbaugh 'significant' power?

Posted on: January 4, 2011 2:49 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The Jim Harbaugh sweepstakes keep getting upped by the hour -- first there was the report that Miami's working the hard sell, then there's the report that Michigan fired Rich Rodriguez.

And now there's a report from CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco that the 49ers would be willing to give Harbaugh "significant personnel power" if he came to the Bay.

"They are willing to give Harbaugh significant personnel power," a source told Maiocco Tuesday.

So, yeah, things are reaching comical proportions, because while Harbaugh's achieved incredible success at Stanford, he's not Vince Lombardi. And yet, he has every team with a coaching vacancy falling all over themselves to lure him in.

Would he succeed at Michigan? Almost undoubtedly (look what he did at freakin' Stanford). Would he do well in the NFL? There's very good reason to believe he would.

But would he absolutely do well with having to step in and immediately coach NFL players while doing front office management work? Because that's another story altogether, and many veteran NFL coaches struggle with the additional job requirements.

Maybe Harbaugh can deal with the added pressures, but the scary thing about the report isn't what might happen if he take the job. It's the 49ers inability to maintain a consistent direction (one they stated publicly no less!) in revamping the face of their organization.

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Since: Aug 13, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2011 7:05 pm
 

Would 49ers give Harbaugh 'significant' power?

I disagree there.  Harbaugh has done the little things - reading film, cutting up film, etc. - that coaches like McDaniels think is beneath them.  That gives Harbaugh and edge in doing his homework over some other choices.



Since: Jul 26, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2011 6:56 pm
 

Would 49ers give Harbaugh 'significant' power?

Nobody truly knows anything. It's nice to go off of history, but that historical statistic that you don't have a number for, only to say it exists or isn't good is not a stretch. Nothing but personal biased opinions. That's about 70% of what is spoken in the comment section. I don't care either way, Harbaugh or not, just put together some consistency and maybe a winning season or 2 out of the next 5 years, lol. Nothing is promised, even your crystal ball futures.




Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2011 4:24 pm
 

Would 49ers give Harbaugh 'significant' power?

mjbx said exactly what i was going to say. HUGE mistake to do that it seems


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