A person with knowledge of the situation says Jim Harbaugh is leaving Stanford to coach the San Francisco 49ers.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Friday because the team has yet to announce the hire.
The team has scheduled an afternoon news conference in San Francisco.
Harbaugh, who will replace fired coach Mike Singletary, also had been considering an offer from Stanford to stay put.
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