Jim Harbaugh

NFL 2011 Midseason Awards

Aaron Rodgers is a no-brainer for MVP, but who's the Most Valuable Non-Player?
<p> Aaron Rodgers is a no-brainer for MVP, but who's the Most Valuable Non-Player?</p>

Halfway through the NFL season, nobody is surprised about who is sitting atop the NFL standings, but the Green Bay Packers may be the only thing not surprising about the NFL this season. Teams like the 49ers and Bengals are on top, the Patriots are fading, and the “Dream Team” Eagles are a mess.

And even without Peyton Manning, who would’ve guessed the Indianapolis Colts would be running away with the race for the first overall draft pick and the rights to Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck?

Jim Harbaugh: Captain Comeback

The rookie coach is restoring order to the 49ers — but not with his postgame handshakes.
<p> The rookie coach is restoring order to the 49ers — but not with his postgame handshakes.</p>
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Jim Harbaugh was born to coach. His father, Jack, coached football for 40 years, winning an FCS national championship at Western Kentucky in 2002. His brother, John, has made the playoffs every season since taking over the Baltimore Ravens in 2008. Even his brother-in-law, Tom Crean, is in the business — coaching basketball at Indiana University.

With all due respect to the rest of the Harbaugh coaching clan, Jim is the star — and always has been.

5 Things To Watch This NFL Season

Here are five important story lines to watch this upcoming NFL season.
<p> Here are five important story lines to watch this upcoming NFL season.</p>

Here are five important story lines to watch this upcoming NFL season.

San Francisco 49ers 2011 NFL Team Preview

We take a look at the 49ers prospects for the upcoming season.
<p> We take a look at the 49ers prospects for the upcoming season.</p>

The year was 1979 when Eddie DeBartolo Jr., after two disastrous years as owner of the San Francisco 49ers, hired an innovative offensive coach from just down the road at Stanford in hopes of reviving his franchise. Bill Walsh installed what came to be known as the “West Coast Offense,” and in 1981 he led the 49ers to their first Super Bowl victory, a win that marked the start of an NFL dynasty in San Francisco. Fast-forward to 2011, and the 49ers are hoping that history will repeat.