Normally this is not a Cal story, but I imagine a lot there are a lot of 49ers fans on this site and it's pretty much the offseason for us, so this is worth discussing.
Jim Harbaugh is the most successful coach the San Francisco 49ers have enjoyed for the past two decades. He is now apparently all but gone. The rumors have persisted since the middle of last year, they grew larger every passing day, and it's clear that it's over now. Everyone is all but confirming that Harbaugh will be the next head coach of the Michigan Wolverines.
I just got off the phone with more sources tonight. It's done. Jim Harbaugh is coming to Michigan - and his friends are flying in Monday.— John U. Bacon (@Johnubacon) December 28, 2014
Confirmed: Harbaugh to Michigan! Press Conference Tues in Ann Arbor— Dave Feldman (@FeldyCSN) December 28, 2014
Honestly, I'm not sure how it got to this point. Harbaugh took the 49ers to three NFC championship games and a Super Bowl. He didn't win any of them and had his share of coaching derps each time, but come on. Mike Singletary, Mike Nolan, and Dennis Erickson were your previous three coaches. As a 49ers fan, I'd be petrified being stuck in that billion dollar pleasure palace in Santa Clara and thinking of Lane Kiffin introducing himself in three and a half weeks as your new ruler.
As a college football fan, I'm all but delighted. I have no plans on rooting for Harbaugh, but Michigan is one of my favorite programs in the country, their misery brings me no pleasure, and Michigan vs. Ohio State has been dormant for way too long. We need both programs strong and healthy so that the B1G can get back on track. Plus it gives us the 10% chance of a Cal-Michigan Rose Bowl in the near future. WOOOT.
And if it fails? That means Harbaugh fails. Which would also delight me. Everything about this delights me!
Discuss Cal fans, especially ones who are also dual 49ers fans! What do you make of all of this?