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Sorry Texas, Jim Harbaugh seems set on sticking in San Francisco

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Another day brings another high-profile coach some think would be on the radar for the University of Texas declares his allegiance to his current team. Today it is San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Asked if he would like to remain with the 49ers, the former Stanford head coach replied “Absolutely.” If one time was not enough, he repeated his one-word reply just in case, according to a report by

There have been reports of some tension between Harbaugh and team owner Jed York, but Harbaugh dismissed that as well during a radio interview, suggesting that cooler heads have a way of prevailing when there are negotiations and different viewpoints in San Francisco.

Harbaugh is just the kind of coach that Texas could benefit from having. He has a solid track record as a head coach, most notably at Stanford and his short work in the NFL highlighted by leading the 49ers to the Super Bowl last season. Harbaugh helped turn Stanford in to a national power, getting the program to shed the book smart image on the field and play tough, physical football without being intimidated by perennial powers such as USC. David Shaw has continued to execute the plan put together by Harbaugh with great success.

But it appears Texas will not be able to get Harbaugh or Shaw. With an eight-person search committee formed to handle the task athletics director Steve Patterson was hired to do, and with so many options apparently drying up, it will be interesting to see how this coaching search plays out in Austin.

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14 Responses to “Sorry Texas, Jim Harbaugh seems set on sticking in San Francisco”
  1. cometkazie says: Dec 19, 2013 8:21 PM

    Should it be, “Sorry, Texas,” or “Sorry Texas”?

    I tend to go with the latter.

  2. meatcarroll says: Dec 19, 2013 8:33 PM

    Better off without him. Jim is a petulant, whiny, hypocritical ass who was also arrested for DUI. I’m glad he left Stanford, Shaw is much more classy and professional than that goon.

  3. cometkazie says: Dec 19, 2013 8:43 PM

    Can you work for UT if you had a DUI?

  4. footballislife01 says: Dec 19, 2013 8:49 PM

    Hey Kevin, how may actual officials at Texas have you spoke to or actually hear them say that they are interested in Harbaugh, Shaw, and all the other media rumors. Leave it to you and the media to create the story and then dissect it and try and prove it wrong. I can see it now, you start your morning by saying good morning and then go out and try to prove it is a lousy day.

  5. amosalanzostagg says: Dec 19, 2013 9:07 PM

    Gary Patterson is the best choice for Texas.

    Knows Texas High School Football and it’s coaches.

    Has taken TCU as far as it can go.

    Knows how to maximize his talent.


  6. thefiesty1 says: Dec 19, 2013 10:18 PM

    Arrogance and money doesn’t buy a coach. Thanks DeLoss.

  7. youcantmakemepickausername says: Dec 19, 2013 10:19 PM

    There’s only one thing that’s certain about the next Texas HC: Once it’s announced who it is, Colin Cowherd will say he had inside sources that told him that’s who it would be weeks before that, and that he knew it all along.

  8. iftheresahellbelow says: Dec 19, 2013 10:59 PM

    What a yawner of a “report”. I think it should be Gene Stallings. He is from Texas, was a junction boy at A&M under Da Bear, an assistant at Alabama under Da Bear, head coach of both A&M and Alabama after Da Bear, assistant under Landry at Dallas, AND was a head coach in the NFL with the Cardinals. That way Texas could satisfy all of its requirements. He could come into DKR stadium every week with MC Hammer’s, Can’t touch this, playing.

  9. goodfieldnohit says: Dec 20, 2013 1:49 AM

    When Texas hired Mack Brown, he had never won a conference championship in 10 years at North Carolina.

    Texas needs to hire Art Briles, if they know what’s good for them.

  10. tgaustin says: Dec 20, 2013 9:38 AM

    I don’t always see eye-to-eye with Goodfield, but I have to agree with him on this one…Briles would be my first choice as well. Little biased on him though.

    And what Footballislife said previously is spot on. Texas hasn’t publicly said who they are talking to or they are looking at. It’s other media outlets that do this for them…until Orangebloods reports it, it’s all just speculation.

    But yeah, give me Briles…if not briles, then Fisher before Malzhan…Malzhan just seems a little squirmy to me.

  11. mogogo1 says: Dec 20, 2013 12:00 PM

    The only certainty is that whoever gets the job–no matter how universally praised the hire is–he’ll instantly be on the hot seat with the first disappointing loss.

  12. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 20, 2013 3:05 PM

    tgaustin says:
    Dec 20, 2013 9:38 AM

    But yeah, give me Briles…if not briles, then Fisher before Malzhan…Malzhan just seems a little squirmy to me.

    So if you can’t have Briles you want the guy who just lost the NCG?

  13. tgaustin says: Dec 20, 2013 3:21 PM

    It’s a moot point as to who wins…or loses. Someone will have to win and lose. Not sure I understand the question.?

  14. offthelows says: Dec 20, 2013 5:22 PM

    I watched Harbaugh’s answer in the press conference, he seemed pretty vague to me, which makes sense either way. His contract is short on years and money so dismissing Texas would make him lose leverage to get more money from the Niners or to be called a liar if he did decide to take the 10 year, $100m money Texas is reportedly offering.

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