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Jim Harbaugh Gets a New Job With Indiana

The San Francisco 49ers' head coach took a break to do some work.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Jim Harbaugh works the sideline for Indiana on Wednesday.

    It's been an interesting off season for the NFL's Coach of the Year.

    When the San Francisco 49ers season came to a painful end, head coach Jim Harbaugh got busy catching up on life.

    When he wasn't busy adding another baby to his family (expecting a new one this fall), he was playing Spyglass with celebrity caddies and vowing to serve as Alex Smith's bag carrier next year.

    Then he skipped the NFL awards show the night before the Super Bowl, where his free agent quarterback accepted the award for him.

    But it's Harbaugh's latest antics that might be his most interesting and telling.

    The former NFL quarterback appeared on the sideline of No. 24 Indiana's 75-56 non-conference basketball victory over North Carolina Central on Wednesday night.

    Harbaugh's appearance was not too strange considering his brother-in-law coaches the team.

    But Harbaugh working as a student manager, carrying chairs on and off the floor for players.

    "I've never sat on the bench before, so I felt like I should be contributing in some way,'' Harbaugh told The USA Today."I've been practicing,'' Harbaugh said with a grin. "And I'm getting better. It's taking me some time, but I'm getting better.''

    Harbaugh and 49ers' General Manager Trent Baalke spoke to the Indiana players before the game as well. Both men are in nearby Indianapolis for the scouting combine.