Why did Harbaugh leave the 49ers?



He won five playoff games, which is more than the franchise had in the 15 previous years. The overwhelming consensus is that Harbaugh is leaving because his relationship with the front office — specifically, general manager Trent Baalke and CEO Jed York — fell apart to a point in which he couldn’t work there anymore.

What happened with the 49ers and Jim Harbaugh?

The 49ers went 8-8 and failed to make the playoffs in Harbaugh’s fourth season. That also wound up being his last, as he and CEO Jed York clashed. Harbaugh then became the head coach at his alma mater, the University of Michigan, a position he still holds.

Why did Jim Harbaugh leave the Forty Niners?

As Tony Manfred of Business Insider wrote in December of 2014, the 49ers were taking an enormous gamble by allowing Harbaugh – who’s won at every stop of his coaching career — to leave because he had a fractious relationship with Baalke and York.

Why didn’t the Bears hire Harbaugh?





It turns out this was for two reasons. Harbaugh wanted $100 million for his new contract and significant roster control. The Jon Gruden treatment. Something the Bears and other teams weren’t ready to provide.

Why is Harbaugh going back to Michigan?

His name was also linked to openings in Las Vegas, New York and Chicago. Instead, Harbaugh will return to Ann Arbor in hopes of building off his most successful season at Michigan. The Wolverines went 12-2, (finally) beat arch rival Ohio State, won a Big Ten championship and clinched a College Football Playoff berth.

What was Jim Harbaugh’s record in San Francisco?

44-19-1





Career Summary



Over his six years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 59-36-1. He was the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers from 2011 until the 2014 season, during which time the 49ers went 44-19-1. During his career he was a head coach for four seasons.

Who was 49ers coach after Harbaugh?

San Francisco 49ers head coach record

Coach Years Record
Kyle Shanahan 2017-2022 39-42-0
Chip Kelly 2016 2-14-0
Jim Tomsula 2015 5-11-0
Jim Harbaugh 2011-2014 44-19-1

Did Jim Harbaugh resign from Michigan?

Jim Harbaugh will return as Michigan coach, committing to Wolverines while spurning NFL interest.

Why did Jim Harbaugh go for 2?

Asked why he went for two instead of the PAT to force overtime, Harbaugh said: “[We’re] trying to win the game right there. We were pretty much out of corners at that point in time. It was an opportunity to try to win the game right there.”