Sep 22, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh watches action against the Indianapolis Colts from the sidelines in the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park. The Colts defeated the 49ers 27-7. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Harbaugh would be fine with San Francisco 49ers appearing on 'Hard Knocks'


Prior to HBO inviting the Cincinnati Bengals onto the 2013 season of Hard Knocks, they invited a handful of teams who respectively declined. One such team reportedly offered the gig was the San Francisco 49ers, who said they didn’t have any interest in participating.

Either that decision came from the front office or Jim Harbaugh has had a change of heart as the 49ers head coach says he’d be more than willing to allow his team to appear on the hit show.

“If that’s something we were in position to do, then we’d certainly do it,” the 49ers coach said on Wednesday. Harbaugh said the 49ers haven’t been “tempted” to do the show during his three seasons with the club.

But he did admit to watching the reality show.

“I find it quite entertaining,” Harbaugh said.

Yesterday, news leaked that the NFL had passed the ‘Hard Knocks’ rule which will essentially allow the league to all but force a team into participating if no other team volunteers. They did put some restrictions on who can and cannot participate, but the show, which has struggled to find willing participants in the past may now have an overflowing of teams open to signing up considering the NFL’s new all but mandatory rule.

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