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49ers hire Harbaugh
Posted Jan. 07 at 05:54 AM
The 49ers are hiring Jim Harbaugh to serve as their next head coach, according to multiple media reports. He's agreed to a five-year deal worth $25 million (which seems low, considering what a hot candidate he was).
Harbaugh stays in the same part of the country, and he moves into a division with no established power. "It's done," says 49ers Team President Jed York.
We are working on possible trivia questions this creates. Both Harbaugh and Mike Singletary -- the previous coach -- played for the Bears. When was the last time an NFL team hired back-to-back coaches who had played together? And Harbaugh and Pete Carroll, who coaches in the same division, both coached in the same college conference a year ago.
Posted by ANDY RICHARDSON | Jan. 07 at 06:20 AM
If Cleveland DC Rob Ryan lands a head coaching job, which is possible, we'll have two sets of brothers as head coaches in the NFL at the same time. I wonder if that's ever happened.
Posted by ANDREW THURMAN | Jan. 07 at 06:36 AM
Until today with the Harbaughs, I can't think of a time when there's been even one set of brothers coaching at the same time.
Posted by IAN ALLAN | Jan. 07 at 06:44 AM
Off the top of my head, the best I can come up with Don Shula coaching against his son Dave.
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