Is John Fox the coach of the year?

Smart money is on 49ers' Harbaugh, but Broncos' midseason turnaround is remarkable

Originally Published: December 2, 2011
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

The easy money is on Jim Harbaugh. No one thought that a college coach, even one with an NFL background, could step into a franchise that hadn't been to the playoffs in nearly a decade and turn it around in a matter of months without the benefit of an offseason.

It is ridiculous, really, what Harbaugh has been able to do for San Francisco. At 9-2, the 49ers have the second-best record in the NFL and the league's best defense. They've allowed only 15 touchdowns, are first in red zone defense ...

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