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Lowell Cohn: What's your deal Jim? Not as good as Pete Carroll's?

The latest rumor — and this is a delicious one — has Jim Harbaugh leaving the 49ers to coach another pro team, the Longhorns of the University of Texas.

How serious do we take this rumor which, so far, has the body weight of a robin's feather?

Word was that Texas coach Mack Brown would resign. Then word was he wouldn't resign. And now he has resigned as in you're outta here.

That opens up all kinds of possibilities Harbaughwise, as sports people like to say. The big possibility is the pay, said to be $10 million a year for a decade for the coach/educator who takes over the now coachless Texas football program.

Ten big ones is highly big. And understand this. People like money. Harbaugh currently earns $5 million per annum and that means he and Mrs. Harbs don't need to save Coke bottles and return them to Safeway for the nickel deposit, and you hardly expect to see Harbaugh looking through trash cans for discarded treasure. But he's a competitive guy. And doubling his salary would be sweet.


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