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07:37 AM ET 12.12 | Before the future of Mack Brown has become official -- one way or the other -- his successor remains a topic of conversation. Jim Harbaugh on Wednesday seemed perplexed when asked a question in regard to him being linked to the University of Texas head coaching job. "Are you trying to be funny?" Harbaugh said, when asked when he is headed to Austin. [Brown] remains the Longhorns coach for the time being. Yet, a report said Brown intends to step down. Brown's lawyer denied that report. ... Another report Wednesday said Harbaugh and Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin are potential candidates. "I don't ever talk about any job other than the one I have," Harbaugh said, when asked about being linked to the Texas job. Harbaugh is in the third year of a five-year, $25 million contract he signed in 2011.

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December 12, 2013  07:41 AM ET

For Pete's sake don't tell OT...

December 12, 2013  08:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

For Pete's sake don't tell OT...

LMAO. This rumor is not true even if Harbaugh is talking about it.

December 12, 2013  08:23 AM ET

Why would a Super Bowl winning coach having one bad year and another head coach who just made it to his first Super Bowl even think about leaving for a college job? Especially when Harbaugh played at Michigan, not Texas, and Tomlin went to William and Mary.

December 12, 2013  08:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Why would a Super Bowl winning coach having one bad year and another head coach who just made it to his first Super Bowl even think about leaving for a college job? Especially when Harbaugh played at Michigan, not Texas, and Tomlin went to William and Mary.

From what I understand, some coaches, that have coached both feel the "grind" in the NFL is worse than the "grind" in CFB. And the money isn't much difference, if any, for the top CFB jobs.

December 12, 2013  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Why would a Super Bowl winning coach having one bad year and another head coach who just made it to his first Super Bowl even think about leaving for a college job? Especially when Harbaugh played at Michigan, not Texas, and Tomlin went to William and Mary.

College football is a lot more funner to coach then the NFL, in college you do not have to deal with the attitudes and the Divas that you deal with in the NFL.

December 12, 2013  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Why would a Super Bowl winning coach having one bad year and another head coach who just made it to his first Super Bowl even think about leaving for a college job? Especially when Harbaugh played at Michigan, not Texas, and Tomlin went to William and Mary.

The list of pros and cons is lengthy.

December 12, 2013  09:00 AM ET

He is irked because Texas low balled him on the first offer.

December 12, 2013  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The list of pros and cons is lengthy.

I havent thought about the cons yet...

But more $$$$ sounds like a pro...

Job security is about the same.... which Tomlin has since the Steelers dont make rash decisions

December 12, 2013  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

College football is a lot more funner to coach then the NFL, in college you do not have to deal with the attitudes and the Divas that you deal with in the NFL.

They sure don't look like their having fun when you see them on the sidelines. Just like the NFL, it's all business. You have to win no matter where.

December 12, 2013  09:09 AM ET

I think Jim heard that Old Timer was dropping his name yesterday and he got pissed.

December 12, 2013  09:12 AM ET

What's with chumming the waters for OT?

December 12, 2013  09:13 AM ET
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... in college you do not have to deal with the attitudes and the Divas that you deal with in the NFL.

NO "divas" in college football??? If you say so. heh heh 8-)

December 12, 2013  09:16 AM ET
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NO "divas" in college football??? If you say so. heh heh 8-)

Especially the highly paid ones.

December 12, 2013  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

College football is a lot more funner.

I am disappoint.

December 12, 2013  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

For Pete's sake don't tell OT...

LMFAO, yeah I said this yesterday, and just for LUS' sake I will said it twice. "Harbaugh ain't going no where"!!!! Like Jim said, "are you trying to be funny"?? :-)

December 12, 2013  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Why would a Super Bowl winning coach having one bad year and another head coach who just made it to his first Super Bowl even think about leaving for a college job? Especially when Harbaugh played at Michigan, not Texas, and Tomlin went to William and Mary.

Well it seems that some fans on FN thinks Harbaugh is money hungry and will jump ship and leave the Bay area. I don't see it. Harbaugh has the Niners in the playoff hunt and this is just the media trying to stir the pot, like most of us do on FN.

December 12, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I havent thought about the cons yet...But more $$$$ sounds like a pro...Job security is about the same.... which Tomlin has since the Steelers dont make rash decisions

Less cons and more pros for staying put.

December 12, 2013  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

From what I understand, some coaches, that have coached both feel the "grind" in the NFL is worse than the "grind" in CFB. And the money isn't much difference, if any, for the top CFB jobs.

DC, good point. First of all, a coach has to be happy and I'm not too sure that Harbaugh would be happy in Texas. He still has two years on his Niner contract and if he were to fail in the next two years then I could see him going back to college football, but he has been successful the last couple of years with the Niners, so why jump ship at this point?

December 12, 2013  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Well it seems that some fans on FN thinks Harbaugh is money hungry and will jump ship and leave the Bay area. I don't see it. Harbaugh has the Niners in the playoff hunt and this is just the media trying to stir the pot, like most of us do on FN.

Maybe, maybe not but you don't get a date with the prom queen if you never ask. Again, Harbaugh is one of those Texas would approach. He could say eff off or he could say keep talking. But you don't know if you don't ask.

 
December 12, 2013  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Less cons and more pros for staying put.

That's how I see it too. I don't see him going back to college for awhile.

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