Jim Harbaugh leaned back on a pair of his classic references, when asked Thursday about reports linking his name with the University of Texas.
After saying he “absolutely” wanted to remain with the 49ers long-term, he decided to chide reporters who traffic in something other-than-named sources.
“In Judge Judy’s court, hearsay is not admissible evidence,” Harbaugh said, via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com. “I think we can all agree that an unnamed source is hearsay.
“I see unnamed sources related to many of these topics. And it’s my point that an unnamed source is hearsay. And in the court of public opinion, why would you give any of that credibility? . . .
“Beware of unnamed sources. They speak with forked tongue.”
(Just ask Mike Shanahan, who never speaks off the record with reporters.)
Harbaugh’s apparently too busy coaching up the 49ers to come up with new material, as it was derivative of the “diabolical,” diatribe about the Peyton Manning reports, and his combine paean to Judge Judy.