"We joke that dad's (Jack Harbaugh's coaching) profession was the perfect profession for Jim, because after two years, he'd be like, 'It's time to move, dad. I've lost all my friends.' We were in Iowa one time and dad felt bad because we were leaving for Michigan. He tried to break it to us, and Jim goes, âJust in time, dad. I just ran out of my last friend.'"
"One thing I saw in him that's very rare -- and even (placekicker) David (Akers) and some of the other guys who have been around a lot of other head coaches -- we'll be eating lunch and he'll come sit down and eat lunch with us," Lee told the Chronicle.
"Not saying anything bad, but kicker, punter, long-snapper sitting there eating lunch, you normally don't get (much company), you're kind of by yourself sometimes. But heâll come and sit down and talk with you, talk about your family, things other than football. Heâs just really involved in our lives and it's a cool thing to have in a head coach also."
Maybe Jim didn't play well with the other kids, but he's playing well now. With the 49ers at 5-1 -- three victories better than anyone else in the NFC West -- we get the feeling Jim will have a chance to shake more hands -- nicely, this time -- before this thing's through.