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Who would be the best choice to replace Harbaugh?

Who would be the best choice to replace Harbaugh?

You have to admit that if it's gone this far there's serious discord with our HC and his relationship with all. This just totally blows and there's no one to blame but Harbaugh himself. Oh well, we had a good run. Can a replacement HC give us another shot or two at post - season glory? If so, who'd make the best candidate?





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We said we will discuss an extension after the draft. Why does it seem like the clock is ticking already?
Gruden.
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or maybe another college coach

[ Edited by Jcool on Mar 2, 2014 at 11:01 PM ]
IIRC Shaw runs the same kind of offense so there would be no need to turnover the roster.

Leading Off: If Harbaugh leaves 49ers, why not hire Stanford's David Shaw?
But why wouldn't York pick the 49ers' next head coach from the same tree at Stanford from which he plucked Harbaugh in 2011?Cardinal coach David Shaw has a 34-7 record and three BCS bowl appearances since replacing Harbaugh. As a college head coach and former NFL assistant, Shaw has followed the same successful path as Harbaugh. Shaw is bright, innovative and destined to become an NFL head coach.Shaw took Stanford to new heights after Harbaugh left. Couldn't he do the same with the 49ers?

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/02/25/6186738/leading-off-if-harbaugh-leaves.html#storylink=cpy
[ Edited by Ronnie49Lott on Mar 2, 2014 at 11:04 PM ]
Originally posted by SFrush:
Gruden.

Since his Super Bowl win:

2003- 7-9
2004- 5-11
2005- 11-5
2006- 4-12
2007- 9-7
2008- 9-7
2009- retired
2010- retired
2011- retired
2012- retired
2013- retired

Sounds like a GREAT option.

Gruden is so overrated. He has a low stress, high paying job now. Why would he leave anyways?

The truth is there is nobody even close to Harbaugh available. Time to suck it up and let him be who he is, or face being a loser again.
Originally posted by Ronnie49Lott:
IIRC Shaw runs the same kind of offense so there would be no need to turnover the roster.

Leading Off: If Harbaugh leaves 49ers, why not hire Stanford's David Shaw?
But why wouldn't York pick the 49ers' next head coach from the same tree at Stanford from which he plucked Harbaugh in 2011?Cardinal coach David Shaw has a 34-7 record and three BCS bowl appearances since replacing Harbaugh. As a college head coach and former NFL assistant, Shaw has followed the same successful path as Harbaugh. Shaw is bright, innovative and destined to become an NFL head coach.Shaw took Stanford to new heights after Harbaugh left. Couldn't he do the same with the 49ers?

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/02/25/6186738/leading-off-if-harbaugh-leaves.html#storylink=cpy
I would prefer to see how this plays out, all this could be just a ploy by Harbaugh to simply get a better deal, you want 10 mill, you ask for 12. JH maybe just using the media. The other thing is the media-they just love building people up and tearing them down (whether it is athletes, actors or politicians-some desrve it of course), because they want to feel powerful (I blame this on woodward and bernstien from watergate-after that every journalist was aiming to be the next).

With that said, I too think Shaw would be logical for thtee reasons.
1) Same/similar system (maybe even better)
2) While JH started up the Stanford program to prominence, Shaw has made them even better
3) Guys like fangio maybe even more inclined to stay if the FO wants them to.

The only thing about going after Shaw is that he may show loyalty to JH by not taking the job-however small or unlikely that maybe.

Gruden, Shanahan (if he gives up the need to also be GM), or Holmgren (although he wants total power also an may not even want to be a coach again.

If it is someone else-maybe bring in a Norv Turner as OC (good OC - poor HC).
Originally posted by Niners99:
Since his Super Bowl win:

2003- 7-9
2004- 5-11
2005- 11-5
2006- 4-12
2007- 9-7
2008- 9-7
2009- retired
2010- retired
2011- retired
2012- retired
2013- retired

Sounds like a GREAT option.

Gruden is so overrated. He has a low stress, high paying job now. Why would he leave anyways?

The truth is there is nobody even close to Harbaugh available. Time to suck it up and let him be who he is, or face being a loser again.

To say there is nobody else is a crock. There is always a gamble-There are many coaches who failed in their first stint then won a SB in there next, and vice versa. Same with GM. Even a great coach wears thin and fades away. Smart guys like Vince Lombardi, Walsh and others know when it is time to quit and move on.

The zone is so fickle- the same die hard supporters will eventually turn on harbaugh. People who are passionate often think with their emotion rather than their head. I want JH to stay, but realize that it is only a matter of time.

Everything has to be perfect for a coach, drafting, players already on roster. The Colts were one of the lucky ones, getting Manning and now Luck.
Originally posted by WildBill:
To say there is nobody else is a crock. There is always a gamble-There are many coaches who failed in their first stint then won a SB in there next, and vice versa. Same with GM. Even a great coach wears thin and fades away. Smart guys like Vince Lombardi, Walsh and others know when it is time to quit and move on.

The zone is so fickle- the same die hard supporters will eventually turn on harbaugh. People who are passionate often think with their emotion rather than their head. I want JH to stay, but realize that it is only a matter of time.

Everything has to be perfect for a coach, drafting, players already on roster. The Colts were one of the lucky ones, getting Manning and now Luck.

Colts sucked for Luck purposely. That is why they benched Kerry Collins for that other stooge