Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll (left) shakes hands with San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh (right) after the 2013 NFC Championship football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

USC Reportedly Attempted To Hire Jim Harbaugh

Did USC attempt to hire 49ers and former Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh during the coaching search in the fall?

According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapaport the Trojans did:

Granted, this isn’t exactly new news. There were plenty of rumors swirling in the fall as Pat Haden’s coaching search went on during the season that Harbaugh might be a potential target.

In fact, ESPN’s Adam Schefter was one step ahead in December and reported that USC had indeed inquired and was rebuffed:

The big hypothetical question to be asked is whether or not USC fans would have welcome a well-known “Trojan Killer” with welcome arms in the first place. Harbaugh’s noted feud with Trojan legend Pete Carroll and his history of beating USC in the most agonizing fashion might have given some pause, though winning does heal all wounds.

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