More crap to add to the fire. Chris Mortensen thinks Harbaugh wants to coach in the NFL and stay on the West Coast.
In other words, the only real way to lure Harbaugh out is to get him hired by an NFL team (or another college team). The Panthers stand out as an obvious location for both guys, because they'll need a new coach after 2010 and are likely to hold the top spot in the NFL Draft.
However, Mort notes the Panthers would need "a stroke of luck" to get Harbaugh, who apparently would prefer staying on the West Coast.
In other news, Jim's brother John says he thinks Jim wants to stay at Stanford:
"I think he wants to stay at Stanford, I think he’d love to stay there, but then again, you just have to see what happens. He’s not the kind of guy that’s going to make any kind of commitment until he’s ready to make a commitment. I think his commitment right now is having a baby and winning the Orange Bowl. So, we’ll see what happens."
Personally, I think this is much ado about nothing. RR will be back next season. We will win many games. The hot seat will cool to a very comfortable temp. RR will stay for a long time. We will look back at this as very amusing while we count our NCs.