And what if Jim Harbaugh said "I'm not going to deal with any of this until after the bowl game."
Hart hasn't decommitted. If he does, it might be because of coaching uncertainty, or it might be because he wants to play with Clinton-Dix at Bama, or it might be because of the tailspin we entered in the back half of the season. We'll know when we know.
Sousa, by all indications, wasn't feeling the love from the coaches, and didn't like looking up at Denard, Forcier,and Gardner at the depth chart. I fail to see how hiring Jim Harbaugh NAO!!! would have changed that. Unless of course you mean Denard and Gardner would immediately transfer to Rich Rodriguez's new school.
Let's also be honest here, Stanford's AD probably doesn't think that Harbaugh will stick around for any more than the 2011 season at best. So he probably knows that Harbaugh won't be fulfilling the contract extension. All of this is CYA by him. This way angry irrational message board people* won't come up with stupid reasons to fire him (BUT WHY DIDN'T OUR ATHLETIC DIRECTOR OFFER 30 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR FOR HIM AND OFFER TO BLOW UP THE MOON BECAUSE IT KEEPS HARBAUGH AWAKE AT NIGHT???!?)