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Jim Harbaugh likes what he sees in Alex Smith
New 49er head coach must ask himself which quarterback gives him the best chance for success in 2011, Alex Smith or Colin Kaepernick.
While it is true that Smith has struggled over his six year NFL career, Harbaugh firmly believes that Smith has what it takes to be a good quarterback. As an accomplished NFL quarterback in his own right, Harbaugh knows a lot about what it takes to be successful at that position.
He is also well known for not only his very solid quarterback play, but in developing some good, young quarterbacks in college. While at the University of San Diego, Harbaugh turned a raw and athletic kid into an NFL caliber quarterback, as Josh Johnson is now playing for Tampa Bay.
In addition, Harbaugh had a hand in developing the myriad of NFL ready skills, with Andrew Luck at Stanford. Harbaugh believes he can change the fortunes of Alex Smith and based on his track record, should be given the opportunity to do so.