The interesting thing about Harbaugh is that he has supreme confidence in every player he puts out on the field.
Whenever a player struggled, he didn't' abandon all hope and switch things up in a haste like his predecessor. Under coach Singletary, the 49ers played scared because of the fear of making mistakes; and as a result the team struggled.
If Harbaugh followed that same coaching style, who knows what would have happened to Alex Smith and Frank Gore in 2011.
Despite Smith's past failures with the red and gold, Harbaugh entrusted him with the Niners playbook before the NFL lockout. That small gesture pushed Smith to the best season of his career.
And Harbaugh didn't stop there.
This past season, Gore started off slow and averaged less than three yards a carry in the first three games. As a result, he only had 148 rushing yards before he exploded in the fourth game of the season with 127 yards.