According to Tim Kawakami of the Bay Area News Group, Harbaugh has been wearing out his welcome in San Francisco.
I know some 49ers fans–or mostly Harbaugh fans–don’t want to hear this, but the reality is that Harbaugh is a combustible commodity who has 49ers HQ very unsettled most days and now he’s coming up on a contract extension that he really thought he deserved last year, so things are a little pent-up between coach and management.
As always, it’s stipulated that Harbaugh is a great coach, but he has never been known as a soothing, pleasant personality and he has never claimed to be.
He wins, and he also wears on people. Three years of winning with the 49ers, three years of wearing people down. Just ask the people at Stanford how they felt about him after four years there.
The feeling I get is that a lot of 49ers fans seem to be in denial that their team would move on from Harbaugh. Time to put aside the fandom and face reality that his time in the Bay Area is almost up.