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Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (51) / 12/23/1963
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215

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A source tells ESPN that Jim Harbaugh is at least "considering" the Michigan job.
Harbaugh has been a lame duck coach in San Francisco for weeks now. Multiple reports have stated Michigan made a six-year, $49M offer -- a deal that would make him the highest paid coach in college football. Harbaugh was a star quarterback during his playing days at Michigan, winning Big Ten Player of the Year honors and finishing third in Heisman voting as a senior in 1986. Dec 18 - 8:54 AM

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According to CSN Bay Area, the "overwhelming sentiment" is that coach Jim Harbaugh will not be back with the 49ers in 2015.

Reporter Matt Maiocco came to his conclusion after speaking with "numerous people close to both sides." Per Maiocco, Harbaugh's relationship with GM Trent Baalke is no longer tenable, and he has "alienated a lot of people inside the organization." Maiocco also believes that Harbaugh wants to remain in the NFL if/when he moves on from the 49ers. Harbaugh has one year remaining on his contract, but will either be fired or traded. Although it makes for great gossip, a trade isn't likely.
Dec 2 - 2:55 PM

An NFL source informed ESPN's Adam Schefter that the Raiders are the "favorite" to trade for coach Jim Harbaugh, while the Jets are also "keeping a close eye on the situation."

The Raiders have long been connected to Harbaugh. He'd get all the power he could ever desire in Oakland and could stay living in the Bay Area. The 49ers will look to acquire draft pick(s) in exchange for Harbaugh, who is under contract through 2015. We've gotten to that part of the year where the coaching rumor mill begins to churn. Harbaugh will be highly sought after.
Nov 30 - 10:48 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is "all but certain to be coaching elsewhere next season."

This isn't new news by any means, as FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reported the same last month. But the 49ers are 7-5, while Colin Kaepernick has been regressing instead of taking steps forward this season. It's fairly clear that Jed York, Trent Baalke, and Harbaugh can not all coexist in San Francisco. Signed through 2015, Harbaugh will likely either be traded or outright fired. There'll be no shortage of suitors despite his controlling ways. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora mentions DL coach Jim Tomsula, DC Vic Fangio, and Broncos OC Adam Gase as potential Harbaugh replacements. Major turnover is on the horizon in San Fran.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 30 - 8:44 AM

FOX's Jay Glazer "doesn't see any way" Jim Harbaugh is back with the 49ers in 2015, "even if" they win the Super Bowl.

Per Glazer — the NFL's most plugged-in reporter — Harbaugh's act has "worn thin" throughout the entire 49ers' organization. It seems absurd that a team could be so ready to move on from a coach who's reached the NFC Championship Game every year of his NFL coaching career, but the smoke is so thick that there must be fire. If Harbaugh is the same way behind the scenes that he is on the sidelines, it's perhaps understandable that players and executives have grown weary. That being said, if Harbs is indeed let go, he'd be the hottest coaching candidate in recent memory.
Oct 5 - 12:29 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports coach Jim Harbaugh is already losing the 49ers' locker room, and the veterans are wondering if he's really "all in."

According to RapSheet's sources, Harbaugh "irked" the 49ers' veterans by bringing the team to Baltimore to practice with the Ravens during training camp ahead of the preseason game between the two clubs. Reports of tension growing between Harbaugh and the 49ers' front office are old, but the coach not having his players on his side is new. Harbaugh is under contract through 2015, and we don't see any way he gets fired. If Harbaugh can lead the 49ers to a Super Bowl title, it should wash away all concerns.
Sep 7 - 10:17 AM

The 49ers and coach Jim Harbaugh have tabled extension talks until after the season.

The sides haven't been terribly close, and Harbaugh is already signed through 2015, so tabling talks is a good decision with the season little more than a month away. The 49ers have thus far played hardball with their prodigy coach, a strategy that could eventually come back to bite them.
Jul 31 - 9:57 PM

Profootballtalk reports coach Jim Harbaugh has yet to respond to the 49ers' latest contract offer.

According to a source with knowledge of the situation, "not much is happening." Harbaugh is signed through the 2015 season. The 49ers are reportedly reluctant to pay Harbaugh "like a coach who has won a Super Bowl." If the 49ers are seriously drawing such a serious line in the sand, they're risking losing one of the best coaches of his generation over what is basically semantics.
Jun 5 - 10:43 PM

Coach Jim Harbaugh said there's "zero opportunity or chance" that he'll leave the 49ers before his contract expires at the end of the 2015 season.

"If that existed, it existed in somebody else's mind, not mine. I am too fond of my team, the players, the coaches. I really feel like we have one of the best, if not the best organizations in football," Harbaugh said. Harbs denies there's any rift between he and GM Trent Baalke regarding power and also denies that he's seeking a contract extension. Of course, with Harbaugh, we take everything with a grain of salt. He doesn't reveal much and is likely just trying to right the ship.
Mar 4 - 8:49 AM

A source with inside knowledge of the 49ers told the San Francisco Chronicle that coach Jim Harbaugh's "act has worn thin" inside the team's locker room, particularly among "face of the 49ers" type players.

The 49ers have been able to overcome the friction due to winning, but the Chronicle's Ann Killion suggests "a few losses could expose a widening rift." This is the first report of players having problems with Harbaugh. To this point, it's only been reported that Harbaugh doesn't get along with GM Trent Baalke. It's becoming very clear 2014 will be Harbs' final year with the 49ers.
Mar 2 - 3:35 PM

The National Football Post's Jason Cole expects the Dolphins to pursue Jim Harbaugh next offseason, "barring a Super Bowl win by the 49ers."

That should help Joe Philbin sleep at night. According to Cole, the "rumor was already out there," and "only got stronger this weekend." Cole's report runs concurrent to one from CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco, who passed along Monday that the "feeling within the organization is that Harbaugh is not going to be a 10-year coach with the 49ers." San Francisco has re-emerged as one of the league's elite franchises, but it's got a serious issue on its hands.
Feb 24 - 2:31 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora passes along "increasing buzz" from the Combine that the 49ers may ultimately have to decide between keeping coach Jim Harbaugh and GM Trent Baalke.

La Canfora reports Harbaugh and Baalke are "barely speaking," with "almost all" of their communication going through email. Harbaugh's relationship with club president Paraag Marathe is also "strained." Harbaugh has two years left on his contract, and is one of the NFL's most underpaid coaches. He's entrenched as the 49ers' coach for 2014, but the franchise may revisit the idea of "trading" him next offseason. La Canfora writes that he's "long expected" Dolphins owner Stephen Ross to attempt to trade for Harbaugh. Ross aggressively targeted Harbaugh to replace Tony Sparano as head coach in January of 2011.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 24 - 12:11 AM

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam confirmed at the Combine that his team did attempt to acquire Jim Harbaugh from the 49ers earlier this offseason.

The 49ers' front office has vehemently denied talks occurred, but Haslam didn't back down when pressed by USA Today's Jarrett Bell. "There was an opportunity there, and it didn't materialize," said Haslam. It's entirely unclear what sort of compensation San Francisco was seeking, but pretty clear at this point that the Niners may be headed for a divorce with Harbaugh, probably after next season. It's worth noting Dolphins owner Stephen Ross pursued Harbaugh aggressively when he was leaving Stanford. Current Fins GM Dennis Hickey and coach Joe Philbin are believed to be a lame-duck pairing entering 2014.
Source: USA Today
Feb 23 - 7:25 PM

According to the San Jose Mercury News, coach Jim Harbaugh is viewed as a "combustible" personality at 49ers headquarters, which led to trade talks with the Browns that ultimately fell apart.

Per reporter Tim Kawakami, Harbaugh is still upset that the 49ers did not extend his contract before the 2013 season, and "things are a little pent-up between coach and management" in San Francisco. Kawakami isn't the first plugged-in writer to pass along word of friction between Harbaugh and GM Trent Baalke. We still don't expect much to come of this, at least not this offseason.
Feb 22 - 3:09 PM

A source tells CSN Bay Area that the 49ers won't pay coach Jim Harbaugh "like a Super Bowl winning-coach" until he wins the Super Bowl.

According to reporter Matt Maiocco, Harbaugh's long-term future with the 49ers "remains uncertain." If the source's report is true, it's a baffling hardball stance from a team that's reached three straight NFC Championship Games under its prodigy head coach. The news comes on the heels of Profootballtalk's report that Harbaugh was nearly traded to the Browns. The 49ers vehemently denied the report, but the Browns made no such effort. Harbaugh is currently signed through 2015, but it would behoove both sides to hammer out an extension this offseason. The 49ers would be wise to pay Harbaugh what he wants.
Feb 21 - 5:09 PM

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