I am not comparing Harbaugh to Singletary by any means; however, I do want to point out that we have seen this similar line of reporting in the past.
Via Dan Brown's 49ers Hot Read:
Singletary, now in his second season as a 49ers assistant, said Walsh graciously tutored him on everything from schemes to scheduling to psychology.
”There were times that I would fly out from Chicago, have dinner with Bill, then turn around and fly back home again,” Singletary said of his early forays into coaching. ”That’s how much I respected him.”
I'm just saying. Neither a close relationship with Walsh, nor a desire to emulate him are precursors to success.
Further, what is the difference between Singletary's desire for a Ditka, 85-Bears offense, and Harbaugh's seeming
desire for a Walsh, 89-49ers offense? Are both not out-dated in today's NFL?
I am not criticizing Harbaugh, just questioning the merits of the praise he seems to garner from the fans and media alike.