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SBD/February 25, 2014/Franchises
Questions About Relationship Between Harbaugh, Front Office Enveloping 49ers
Published February 25, 2014
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WEARING OUT HIS WELCOME? NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said there "certainly is tension" between Harbaugh and Baalke, two "hard-driving individuals who work extremely hard" ("NFL Total Access," NFL Network, 2/24). SI.com's Don Banks noted, "It's pretty clear there's more than creative tension. ... That's a very combustible situation" ("Olbermann," ESPN2, 2/24). Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman said, “Look, Harbaugh is a horse’s ass. He’s not an easy guy to get along with in any way.” Author Jeff Pearlman: “Jim Harbaugh has become an insufferable presence. After a while that wears on people. A lot of coaches ... eventually wear out their welcome and the fatigue factor settles in” (“Rome,” CBS Sports Network, 2/24). CBS' Doug Gottlieb said, “He wears everybody out. Everybody hates him despite their success" ("Lead Off," CBSSN, 2/24).