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The 49ers' Harbaugh a fashion icon

Hiring college head coaches is back in style, thanks to San Francisco's new man

Originally Published: November 4, 2011
By Adam Schefter | ESPN.com

The failures of Steve Spurrier, Nick Saban and Bobby Petrino now have been neutralized, at least partially, by the accomplishments of Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers. San Francisco is so far ahead in the NFC West that it's no longer a question of if the 49ers will win their division, but if they'll earn a first-round bye.

Just last week, one NFL executive said Harbaugh's success will make it easier for teams to go back to school to find a head coach.

Harbaugh has ...

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