Jim Harbaugh seemed to the heading for the curb, but managed to steer back onto the high road.
The soon-to-be-former 49ers coach seemed to come close to talking about his own status with the team, something he’s avoided so far.
Via Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, Harbaugh was asked if it was hard to resist responding to the anonymous reports about him.
“Yeah, that’s a good question,” Harbaugh said, before laughing. “That’s a good question. . . .
“The high road’s the only road I know. I’ll keep on that.”
When reporters tried to follow up, Harbaugh replied: “I think we’ve covered the ground pretty well.”
Sadly, we have not.
Harbaugh also declined to elaborate on a report from Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, who said Harbaugh’s status would be known within 48 hours of the end of the season.
“Well, as you know, I’ve not participated in any of these speculations and unnamed sources, the rumors, I would ask you to have Jay Glazer go back and ask his sources for more clarification,” Harbaugh said. … “I haven’t participated and I don’t intend to now. And this has been a good 12 months of this kind of thing. No reason to start now.”
Oh, there’s plenty of reason, Jim. The truth shall set you free. It’ll be cathartic for you.
You do get the feeling (or maybe it’s hope for a Festivus miracle) that at some point the tightly wound Harbaugh is going to snap, and a stream of truth so torrential will be unleashed, that we’ll all be drenched.