The 49ers met with Stanford head coach Mike Harbaugh on Wednesday for about six hours, according the Raj Mathai, NBC Bay Area sports director, to discuss taking their franchise to the next level. Or, at least, into next season.
To counter, the Miami Dolphins have peaked their piqued interest as owner XXXX flies into the Bay this morning to talk with Harbaugh, according to ESPN.com:
Miami Dolphins owner Steve Ross has traveled to the West Coast in an urgent effort to convince Stanford's Jim Harbaugh to become his next coach, according to two sources.
Ross was accompanied by general manager Jeff Ireland and former NFL executive Carl Peterson to make the pitch to Harbaugh to replace Tony Sparano as the team's head coach, the sources said.
Many sources report that the Dolphins aim to make Harbaugh the best-paid coach in the NFL , at $7 million a season.
Maybe the 49ers get a home-town discount? Ask University of Michigan about that.
Published at 6:33 AM PST on Jan 6, 2011 | Updated at 6:45 AM PST on Jan 6, 2011