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11:37 AM ET 11.22 | San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has informed incumbent starter Alex Smith that Colin Kaepernick will be under center as the team heads to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to take on the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, according to Sports Illustrated's Jim Trotter. The decision, which according to the report is not based on health, comes after a controversy arose when Harbaugh told reporters he would go with whichever quarterback had the "hot hand" following the Niners' 32-7 rout of the Chicago Bears on Monday night.

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November 22, 2012  11:42 AM ET

They should have a turkey-carving contest to see who has the hot hand.

November 22, 2012  11:44 AM ET

Hairbag is going to regret his controversy.

November 22, 2012  12:12 PM ET

Mercedes-Benz Superdome seems insulting a little.

November 22, 2012  12:24 PM ET

Alex Smith is "limited".

Might as well see what Colin can do.

November 22, 2012  12:32 PM ET

And that's all it takes to lose your starting job. That didn't take long

November 22, 2012  12:48 PM ET
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Hairbag is going to regret his controversy.

He's happy he doesn't have the Cardinals Controversy. Or the Chiefs Conundrum. Either of those teams would kill to have Alex Smith. But then, they'd kill him with bad pass blocking.

This is not a lucky year for quarterbacks. The Superbowl could be a game of Last Quarterback Standing. And that could be Alex Smith.

November 22, 2012  01:05 PM ET
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Alex Smith is "limited". Might as well see what Colin can do.

I think we kind of did Otis.......cannot blame the Coach for liking what he saw.

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November 22, 2012  08:14 PM ET
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If you are going to make the switch right now would make perfect sense. Worse case scenario the Niners have a good back up if this experiment goes wrong, but I like the move. It happened with Green-Warner and Bledsoe-Brady, and the results turned out with a SB win.

Green and Bledsoe were both out with season ending injuries, a somewhat different situation

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November 23, 2012  02:10 AM ET

Doesn't matter who qb's the 49ers...the manly men of the whodats going to whip the sissies...37-10...

November 23, 2012  07:57 AM ET

NO has only beaten 1 team with a defense and they cannot play D themselves. Any team that's got a strong D and a good offense will win. SF will win by at least 10.

 
November 23, 2012  08:11 AM ET

They guy knows how to coach but is not a people person, that will catch up to him!

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