Jim Harbaugh disparages Jed York, Trent Baalke

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March 17, 2017 - 7:44pm
Harbaugh’s comments to Sports Illustrated came after his brother-in-law, Tom Crean, was fired as the Indiana men’s basketball coach Thursday. “Much like my situation in San Francisco, the people that are doing the micromanaging … when it comes to building a ball team, what they know could not blow up a small balloon,” Harbaugh said. In his two seasons at Michigan, Harbaugh has often said he wants to take the “high road” when asked about what the 49ers termed his “mutual parting” from the organization. Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is participating in an effort to bring relief to the people of Somalia and announced via a Twitter video Friday that a group he’s working with has secured the use of a plane to bring supplies to the impoverished east African nation. “Amazing news, Turkish Airlines granted us an airplane to fly to Somalia, a 60-ton cargo plane so we can fly there with food, with water for these people,” said Kaepernick in the 43-second video. According to the GoFundMe page, the flight will take place March 27. Last year, Kaepernick found himself in the national spotlight when he first sat on the bench, then knelt for the national anthem before 49ers games to protest what he said was racial injustice in this country. The move landed him on the cover of Time magazine, but also made him a lightning rod for criticism in virtually every corner of the country from people who said he was being disrespectful. Lynch said the 49ers hadn’t officially shut the door on re-signing Kaepernick, but acknowledged the signings of Barkley and Brian Hoyer made such a scenario unlikely.

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