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When Jim Harbaugh took the head coaching job this season for the San Francisco 49ers, not even he could have imagined a season this special. But now the former NFL quarterback finds himself in a game he’s most remembered for in his career: the conference championship game.
This time, though, Harbaugh is a coach in the NFC and if his team fails, it won’t be because of a teammate dropped his Hail Mary pass in the final seconds.
Harbaugh’s coaching ability shaped the 49ers this season and is what got them this far. Can the rookie head coach guide his team to the Super Bowl? If the Niners do what they have done all season, there’s no reason to believe they can’t.
Unless, of course, Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants have something to say about it.
Coughlin and his coaching staff have turned around a Giants team whose season appeared to be at a certain end just a month ago. Now, the Giants are primed and ready to take their second NFC Championship under Coughlin’s guidance.
The stern disciplinarian has shown this season why he is widely respected as a head coach in the NFL. His confidence in his team and his ability to motivate them and prepare them for big games has given the Giants a major edge over opposing teams.
The Giants coordinators, meanwhile, have shown an impressive ability to adapt and find new ways to help their players succeed, and in doing so, the Giants have a great opportunity in front of them.