December 1, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh reacts after a fumble by running back Frank Gore (21) against the St. Louis Rams during the third quarter at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Rams 23-13. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Harbaugh on staying with 49ers: 'Uh, absolutely'

There has been plenty of chatter throughout media circles surrounding the future of San Francisco 49ers’ head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Will he jet to the open Texas Longhorns’ job recently vacated by Mack Brown, or will he sign with the 49ers long-term?

Everyone in the organization wants the third-year head coach to stay, including CEO Jed York who made it known that the two sides will discuss an extension after the season.

Well, Harbaugh too wants to stay in San Francisco for a long time and had a message for those spreading rumors to the contrary, per a report from CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco.

“Uh, absolutely,” Harbaugh said Thursday, regarding signing a long-term contract. “Absolutely.”

Harbaugh’s message for the rumormongers?  Take a lesson from… Judge Judy’s court room?

“In Judge Judy’s court, hearsay is not admissible evidence,” Harbaugh said. “I think we can all agree that an unnamed source is hearsay.


“I see unnamed sources related to many of these topics. And it’s my point that an unnamed source is hearsay. And in the court of public opinion, why would you give any of that credibility?


Added Harbaugh, per the CSN Bay Area report: “Beware of unnamed sources. They speak with forked tongue.”

In three seasons with the team, Harbaugh has led the 49ers to a 34-11-1 record and a Super Bowl appearance just last year.

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