Minutes ago, ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted that the San Francisco 49ers and Jim Harbaugh have mutually agreed to part ways.
Jim Harbaugh and 49ers have mutually parted ways, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 29, 2014
Official word broke within 60 seconds of him stepping off the podium from his post game presser following their win over the Arizona Cardinals. At that presser, Harbaugh described his time with the 49ers as “the time of my life”.
Throughout the past few days rumors of Harbaugh’s return to Ann Arbor to take over the Michigan program have picked up steam, and now the dominoes seem to be falling definitively in that direction. Multiple reports have the official introductory presser slated for Tuesday.
Harbaugh leaves San Francisco after four seasons with an impressive regular season record of 44-19-1 and a playoff record of 5-3. In his first season he led the team to the NFC title game and lost to the Giants, and followed that up with a trip to the Super Bowl in 2012 against the Ravens and his brother John. The following year the Niners lost to Seattle in the NFL title game.
Stay tuned to The Scoop as more information becomes available.
Jim Harbaugh was 44-19-1 as 49ers head coach. His 44 wins tied for 2nd-most by a head coach in his first 4 seasons (via @eliassports)
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 29, 2014
Jim Harbaugh asked about missing NFL in postgame news conference. His response: “Is the NFL going somewhere?”
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 29, 2014