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Jim Harbaugh Expected To Sign Five Year Contract With San Francisco 49ers

And the Jim Harbaugh sweepstakes has taken one more (and perhaps the final?) bizarre turn. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Harbaugh has agreed to a five year deal with the San Francisco 49ers. No one knows the specifics about what made Harbaugh decide on the 49ers, but it was pretty well-speculated that Harbaugh wanted to stay in the Bay Area, which left the Niners and the Stanford Cardinal as the two likeliest prospects to obtain or retain his services.

Earlier this morning, it seemed like Harbaugh might be heading back to Palo Alto--all reports seemed to indicate Harbaugh liked the offer Stanford had received. It offered more money and better security. The Yorks might have very well panicked when they heard this news, and must have rushed to ensure a final deal would be put in place that Harbaugh would accept.

Of course, knowing this story, it isn't over until it's over. Let's wait for the news to come down before ensuring that the deal is done.