After being wooed by the Miami Dolphins, Stanford Cardinal coach Jim Harbaugh has decided to leave the college ranks... only he's not headed to Miami, he's been named the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Earlier this week we talked about Harbaugh's sudden rise to a hot NFL commodity has been somewhat hard to understand given his resume, but that's really for Niners fans to worry about. The move could actually end up having a ripple effect on the Eagles.â†µ
Harbaugh's move means that Stanford now has a vacant head coaching position. ESPN college football insider Joe Schad put together a preliminary list of possible names the Cardinal could be interested in and among them is Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. After the Eagles have broken franchise scoring records for the past two seasons with Marty calling the plays, he's actually starting to get mentions for head coaching jobs. He's also been linked with the Cleveland Browns vacancy.
It should be noted that Skyler Mornhinweg, Marty's son, committed to play QB for Stanford in 2012.