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Report: Jim Harbaugh, 49ers clear air on extension

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10:22 AM ET 12.15 | Most recently, Jim Harbaugh, as is his custom, has declined comment about speculation that the University of Texas could be willing to make him an offer worth upwards of $10 million a year if Mack Brown is ushered out. Earlier, there were some indications that, before hiring Steve Sarkisian, USC might have had some unofficial contact with Harbaugh. I'm told all of that speculation led 49ers CEO Jed York to check in with Harbaugh a few days ago to make sure the coach was still happy with the 49ers and focused on this season. According to a source, Harbaugh told York that he wanted to be with the 49ers for as long as they wanted him, and York and Harbaugh generally agreed that there would be serious extension talks this offseason. Does this mean the 49ers and Harbaugh will absolutely be together forever or even through 2015? No, it just means that in the constant NFL push-pull, the 49ers top executives and Harbaugh cleared the air a little last week.

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December 15, 2013  10:34 AM ET

The guys an outstanding Coach!

December 15, 2013  10:34 AM ET

"Yes, this is Jim Harbaugh calling for the Athletic Director. Thanks.

Steve! Thank you. It worked. Keep an eye on the mailbox for your kickback check. Good luck with the coach search."

December 15, 2013  10:55 AM ET

So I guess Santa Clara now has to offer him 10M minimum!

December 15, 2013  11:26 AM ET

The paparazzi have been offered 1 million dollars to get a photo of Harbaugh with his mouth closed.

December 15, 2013  11:52 AM ET

Appears every top coach out there looking for an extension has Texas's number on their speed dial and the three way feature on their phones

December 15, 2013  02:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Appears every top coach out there looking for an extension has Texas's number on their speed dial and the three way feature on their phones

lol. Yeah, college and NFL teams are spending many millions to keep coaches from bolting. Who would have thought.

December 15, 2013  03:12 PM ET

There's always Zorn.

December 15, 2013  07:09 PM ET

Another rumor by Sacramento Bee Reporter Matt Barrows squashed.

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December 16, 2013  08:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The guys an outstanding Coach!

The fans love him, the players love playing for him, York and Baalke love him,

certain members of the media since day one have tried to denigrate him.

After this regular season he will have one of the top 5 winningest records of any coach in their first 3 years of coaching.

Whether you love him or hate him, he is good for the NFL in that he is unique.

 
December 18, 2013  02:01 AM ET

he's not going anywhere this year anyway

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