Friday, January 7, 2011

Jim Harbaugh could choose Stanford over 49ers today

Jim Harbaugh may be just hours away from announcing that he’ll return to Stanford next season and turn down the San Francisco 49ers.
Multiple media outlets are reporting that Harbaugh’s options are down to Stanford and the 49ers, that Stanford is the favorite, and that the decision could come today.
Among the recent reports:
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, citing an unnamed source, reported that Harbaugh will choose between the 49ers or Stanford, that Stanford is the favorite and that an announcement is expected as soon as today.
Tim Kawakami reported that it’s the 49ers or Stanford, and Stanford is pushing hard to keep Harbaugh. reported that Stanford is now a heavy favorite to keep Harbaugh.
Jay Glazer reported that Stanford has upped its offer significantly, and Harbaugh is leaning toward staying. Glazer, showing the Harbaugh fatigue that a lot of us are feeling, added, “Wake me when it’s over.”
Obviously, this story is changing rapidly, and it’s entirely possible that we’ll hear something different before the day is done. But for now, Harbaugh seems to be leaning toward sticking with Andrew Luck and trying to win a national championship.
And the 49ers will get to work on Plan B.

author:  Michael David Smith

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