In an interesting -- and surprising -- twist, Harbaugh chose not to make a definitive statement on his future plans at quarterback. Instead, the coach said he "usually tend(s) to go with the hot hand."
"We really have two quarterbacks with a hot hand," he said. "We'll make that decision as we go forward."
Instant Debate: Kaepernick or Smith?
Harbaugh's postgame statements will only amplify the "Smith or Kaepernick?" debate, which becomes a running subplot for the rest of the week.
The plot thickens by the bay.