Video: 49ers Jim Harbaugh-Jim Schwartz handshake

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There is no question that San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh continues to be the people’s choice as coach of the 49ers. A former NFL player as Harbaugh played for the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, and San Diego Chargers, Harbaugh is the epitome of a player’s coach.

And with the 49ers reaching the NFC Championship Game in Harbaugh’s first three seasons, who can forget one of the most memorable games that started the trend with the infamous Harbaugh-Schwartz handshake? Two teams that were sitting atop the division it was the 49ers who eventually beat the Detroit Lions 25-19. Re-live the heated argument as Harbaugh’s passion got the better of him after the thrilling road victory. #FlashbackFridays

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