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Friday, January 7, 2011
Sifting through the Harbaugh confusion

By Mike Sando

Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh has reportedly retained two agents, a potential contributing factor to confusing reports regarding Harbaugh's candidacies with the San Francisco 49ers, Miami Dolphins and others.

Mindi Bach of tweeted the details Friday: "Stanford AD told me he is working with agent Jack Bechta on Harbaugh's new contract proposal with the university. But agent David Dunn is handling negotiations on Harbaugh's behalf with NFL teams."

Bechta and Dunn are competitors. Each is presumably speaking with Harbaugh separately. Neither might know the full picture. Reporters speaking with various parties -- Bechta, Dunn, their associates or anyone else involved tangentially -- might have a harder time getting the full picture. The teams involved might not know.

Sounds like we might just want to sit back and wait for a formal announcement.