John Harbaugh Responds To Brother's Reported Move To Michigan

The Harbaugh family has a new newspaper clipping to cut out and hang on the refrigerator.

The only problem is that the picture is of the wrong Harbaugh brother.

Monday morning's edition of the Detroit Free Press featured a front-page story about Jim Harbaugh likely taking the open head coaching job with the University of Michigan football team. But the newspaper mistakenly used a photo of Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh.

The mishap quickly went viral online.

"I've been sent that about 40 times today," John said with a laugh during his press conference Monday. "That's not the guy. That's the wrong picture."

Harbaugh laughed off the photo mistake, but he was much more serious when talking about what his brother accomplished during his four years as the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Jim Harbaugh went 37-10-1 during his run in San Francisco, reaching three NFC championships and a Super Bowl.

"I couldn't be more proud of what they accomplished as a team, and I think him as a leader," John said. "I think it was pretty obvious and evident in that locker room after the game how those players feel about him, and how those coaches feel about him."

Jim and the 49ers mutually agreed to part ways after their 8-8 finish to the 2014 season, where they missed the playoffs for the first time in his tenure. It was a tumultuous season in San Francisco, as there were several reports throughout from unnamed sources that said there were issues in the locker room between Harbaugh and his players.

"It's pretty evident and obvious that all the unnamed sources out there got their facts wrong, even though some of them are still standing behind it, which is kind of ludicrous," John said. "That's a locker room that loves one another, and that was easy to see.

"The way they played hard right down to the end, it speaks for itself."

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