Due to the 49ers’ front office coming down with the most severe case of brain cramping, Jim Harbaugh left the Niners and became the new head coach of the Wolverines.
It’s almost as if the Niners forgot what life was like before Harbaugh arrived. The Niners had losing records between the 20o3 and 2010 seasons. In fact, they sported a 46-82 record. Ouch!
After Mike Singletary when 6-10 in 2010, Harbaugh led San Francisco to a 13-3 record in his first year WITH THE SAME PERSONNEL.
Here’s more. Since Harbaugh’s arrival, San Francisco made three straight trips to the NFC championship game and a runner-up Super Bowl finish after the 2012 season. To sum it up, the Niners were 49–22–1 under Harbaugh, which includes a 5-3 record in the postseason.
Good luck duplicating that success with the next head coach.
I know what y’all are thinking, why in the hell did San Francisco part ways with Harbaugh? It’s simple: ego.
Owner/CEO Jed York and general manager Brent Baalke did not get along at all with Harbaugh. It became a power struggle among the three men to the point where it was hard for all to coexist. It was so bad that it trickled down to the locker room and affect the Niners play all season, injuries notwithstanding.
And y’all know what they say about power struggles: no matter how good you are at your job, if you cannot get along with your boss (or in Harbaugh’s case, BOSSES), your ass will not have that job for long. It’s an unfortunate fact of life, but it is what it is.
Getting back to Michigan, you think the Maize and Blue Nation is happy over Harbaugh coming back to coach his alma mater? Given his track record at Univ. of San Diego and Stanford, I think Michigan will contend almost immediately.
I know one thing, those future Michigan-Ohio State clashes with Harbaugh and Urban Meyer will be epic. And the Big Ten Conference will be forever grateful.