A follow up on dj43: Altho i don't have any idea how the team will shake out, i think many are incorrectly calling our 1st yr coach a "liability", tho not in those words. In fact, he will be an enormous boost to an essentially uncoached team for 8 long yrs. Er-wreck-son was just that, a flaming wreck. lilmikeynoln sure looked sharp in his new suits, but the poor guy set us back about 8 yrs with his complete lack of knowledge re: the O, and obviously flamed out in drafting(esp an OL). BM(bowel movement bigmike), what can one say, except he was promoted way beyond his capability. Great LB coach, and a failed coach at every other position. Summary: JH comes in and I don't care if he blows 4 straight calls(which he won't), but everyone, especially the media is missing the BIG POINT: Harbaugh is the single best addition to this team. And anything he does will be miles smarter and better than anything anyone of the previous HC Humptys had to offer. Based on JH alone, we are definitely one of the most improved teams in the NFC. Yeah, he can't win games because he isn't playing in them. But he does give us a coaching advantage against all but a very few top echelon NFL coaches. Give him a couple yrs and he will be spoken of in terms of Sean Payton, bellicheat, ATL, Andy Reid, and maybe a few more.
As for it being a negative for jH to be our new HC, that is baloney. We had NO coach the last 8 yrs. None of them deserved the title and that is exactly what they did for the niners...NOTHING. Nobody(in the media) is figuring that into where we end up or how we do. But they were not here to see how horridly wretched the last 8 yrs of disgusting coaching was here. They'll figure it out.