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49ers Jim Harbaugh 6th in NFL Coaches Power Rankings

Sporting News' Clifton Brown has assembled his offseason NFL Coaches Power Rankings and San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh debuts on the list at #6. Brown explains:

6. Jim Harbaugh, San Francisco 49ers - He went to the NFC championship game in his first season. The success he had in college is translating to the NFL. Overall record (1 year): 13-3. Playoff record: 1-1.

I can't say I disagree with the assessment - Harbaugh came in, made some smart roster moves on offense, and installed a Power Run system that QB Alex Smith could thrive in. On defense, he retained a few key players and added a couple more, and took a foundering Niners franchise that hadn't made it to the playoffs in nearly a decade, went 13-3, and took New York to overtime before narrowly missing a chance at the Super Bowl.

Harbaugh still has a lot to prove, but in one year he righted the ship. Let's see if he can keep it going.

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