On their way to the airport, Harbaugh and an assistant stop to help a pair of women whose car had flipped multiple times while rolling over the median on an interstate freeway. Harbaugh and the assistant provided first aid and offered their coats to the women as they waited for law enforcement to arrive. Ann Arbor Fire Battalion chief Robert Vogel:
He did a great job just staying out of the way. When we arrived as a matter of fact the coach and witnesses helped us move cars because we had to get ambulances moving after the victims had been put in.
The University of Michigan hires Harbaugh as head football coach. Harbaugh:
I have to tell you, it’s been a dream of mine to come back as a football coach to the University of Michigan. I have thought about that dream since I was 9, 10 years old, through my adult life. Now it is time to live that dream.
Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers mutually agree to part ways after the season finale win against the Arizona Cardinals. 49ers owner York:
Jim and I have come to the conclusion that it is in our mutual best interest to move in different directions. We thank Jim for bringing a tremendous competitive nature and a great passion for the game to the 49ers. He and his staff restored a winning culture that has been the standard for our franchise throughout its history. Their commitment and hard work resulted in a period of success that should be looked back on proudly by our organization and our fans. We wish Jim and his family all the best.