Sam just said on WTKA that if the search extends past Christmas that we should assume that things with JH are going in a really positive direction. He does not expect that Hackett would wait for Harbaugh past Christmas if things were not progressing. 2.5 weeks until we get a clearer picture I guess.
As for JH and the 49er's firing him, there is no way the Niners would fire him unless he really did something bad between now and the end of the season. There is too much money involved.
I predict Michigan to make its serious push on Jimmy when the Niners are officially eliminated from playoff contention.
Sam was also advocating for Jim Mora if Harbaugh falls through.
I guess this thread can serve as the Monday Jim Harbaugh Thread.