Kaepernick thinks Harbaugh will be back in 2015

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It’s become almost a given that 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh won’t be back next year.  Many believe anything short of a Super Bowl win means he’ll be gone.  Several weeks ago, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported that Harbaugh won’t be back, regardless of the outcome to the season.

That perception/reality has yet to permeate the locker room.  Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, whose press conferences have become an exercise in saying as little as possible, was asked on Tuesday whether for a gut feeling on whether his only NFL coach will return for a fifth season.

“I think he’ll be back,” Kaepernick told reporters.

So why does Kaepernick believe that about Harbaugh?

“His resume,” Kaepernick said.

Actually, Harbaugh’s history suggests he doesn’t stay in one place for very long.  Three years at San Diego University.  Four at Stanford.  Now, four with the 49ers.

This, based on Harbaugh’s track record, should be his last season on the job.  Both he and the organization have done a nice job of putting that issue behind the question of whether the team can get back to the Super Bowl and win it, but the reality is that, as soon as the last second of the last game ticks off the clock, the clock will start ticking on what many believe will be an inevitable divorce.

43 responses to “Kaepernick thinks Harbaugh will be back in 2015

  1. Who is this “many” who believe he will be fired? Am I the only person that sees no hostility at all on the sidelines of those games? He is energetic, of course, but all of the players are responsive and they always back him up in interviews. He must have done something to the media for them to keep creating a hot seat that doesn’t exist.

  2. As well he should. The entire media created “controversy” surrounding Jim Harbaugh’s job security has been blown way out of proportion.

    Unless lil’ Jed wants the franchise to revert back to the Erickson, Nolan, Singletary days of high draft picks and NO production by all means fire Jim. The Faithful however support a players coach who eat, sleeps and breaths football. A coach who helped resurrect the Niners into perennial contenders making it to at least the Conference championship in each of his seasons.

    The only person who should have giant FIRE ME sign hanging around their neck is Greg Roman. As always …

    GO NINERS!!!!!

  3. He’s always left a job for a promotion, I don’t see a better job opening up for him (please don’t say Michigan, that is two steps backwards). That fact that you’re making it seem like he’s just a stop gap coach is insane, say what you want about him but he’s turned every team into a winner.

  4. “This, based on Harbaugh’s track record, should be his last season on the job.” Someone doesn’t get how sequences work.

    He stayed for 3 years, then 4 years. The next number is 5, not 4 again.

  5. Each of his coaching moves has been a step up the ladder as opposed to leaving because he’s worn out his welcome, he’s bored or he’s done all he can do. If he leaves the 49ers it would be his first lateral move or step down the rung.

  6. Glad Little Mike can come out and let Kap know that he is wrong. Based on your track record should I assume you will have another twitter fight with an NFL mascot? Perhaps an NFC mascot this go around.

  7. Every other time Harbaugh moved on, he stepped up to another level….IE lower division college at USD, moved up to Div 1 at STanford and moved up to NFL with 49ers.

    Nowhere up to go.

    He could very well not be with SF next year, but I personally think he’ll be back. Why? Because he never does what you expect and everyone expects him to leave.

  8. You do realize Harbaugh left those previous jobs for BETTER jobs. Stanford > Univ. San Diego.. NFL(49ers) > College(Stanford). There is no better job, the Niners are a Super Bowl-caliber team. Harbaugh can either go laterally or go down.. there is no more up. Harbaugh worked his butt off to get here, the highest level of competition, I doubt he gives up and takes himself down a peg.

    York is a fool if he chases off Harbaugh, altho there is the family history: Eddie chased off Walsh, John York chased away Mariucci, we’ll see if the son/nephew will be as foolish.

  9. All of this Harbaugh-leaving talk comes from Jay GLazer.

    Glazer is a total hack that is trying to get his name in the news by proclaiming that Harbaugh is leaving.

    I predict that Glazer is fired by Fox before Harbaugh leaves San Francisco.

    Glazer should stick to MMA (I hear he’s pretty good)

  10. The NFL should allow the refs to wear Kaepernick’s headphones to block out Harbaugh’s constant whining throughout the ENTIRE game. By the way, did anyone ask Kaepernick’s headphones what they think? (Not a Seahawks fan)

  11. “It’s become almost a given that 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh won’t be back next year.”

    Is this based on anything? This just seems like one of those media rumors based on “anonymous” sources that is repeated so many times that it is eventually accepted as fact. I’ve seen no hard evidence to indicate that he almost certainly won’t be back next year.

    None.

  12. sixaceduece says:
    Nov 25, 2014 3:34 PM
    You do realize Harbaugh left those previous jobs for BETTER jobs. Stanford > Univ. San Diego.. NFL(49ers) > College(Stanford). There is no better job, the Niners are a Super Bowl-caliber team. Harbaugh can either go laterally or go down.. there is no more up. Harbaugh worked his butt off to get here, the highest level of competition, I doubt he gives up and takes himself down a peg.
    *************
    Actually they are no longer a Super Bowl caliber team. Too many injuries, lack of offensive cohesiveness have doomed them this season.

  13. Thank you for posting this article. San Francisco is 5-0 in Weeks the media has posted/aired news about Harbaugh being sure to leave the 49ers.. We niner fans appreciate the victory you’ve just afforded us on Thursday, good looking out.

  14. Of course the media keeps pushing this question. He’s polarizing, we get that. Niner fans loves him and other team’s fans hate him.

    Good press + bad press = SUCCESS!!!!

  15. Why would Jed get rid of Harbaugh when the 2016 Super Bowl will be played in Santa Clara??? No coach will be able to make this team Super Bowl contenders next year if the get rid of Harbaugh. Jim is your only hope, Jed.

  16. 49ers will win the Super Bowl this year, BOOK IT, you will all realize that after they dispose of Seattle Thursday Night in the Bay Area, AGAIN!

  17. A lot of people saying the same thing for a long time now. Makes me wonder if he’s more likely to sign an extension since so many outside the building are sure he won’t. He can be annoying but he wins. This year might be the best job he’s done considering all the injuries and outside noise. I think if they get in its as a wildcard and id like there chances on the road more then any of the other contenders.

  18. Keep an eye on him landing in Miami as Philbin and the Dolphins begin their annual late season collapse.

  19. The more interesting question would be to ak Kaep if he really wants Harbaugh to be the coach of the 49ers. Maybe it’s just me, but when Harbaugh has to say that Kaepernick is “great with a capital G” after last Sunday was the first time this year the kaepernick scored a touchdown in the 4th qtr. Or earlier this year, when the media asked Harbaugh what was wrong with the offense, he said “I don’t know ask him and shoves Kaepernick in front of the microphone.

  20. Like Harbaugh but going on three years now the offense has been well behind the defense and he’s an offensive guy. They have a lot of “name” talent on offense but the results have been the same. This is the 2011 offense with a little less Gore and deeper completions….

  21. The only ones who think he won’t be back are the people who manufactured this rumor out of thin air. I see no reason why an excellent, likeable coach like Jim Harbaugh will not return with 1 year left on his contract that runs through 2015. Of course nothing is fully guaranteed, we don’t know if he will sign an extension during the offseason or not, but I would bet it is better than even money that he will be the 9ers head coach for at least 5 more years after 2015.

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