And every week the answer is the same—"Nooooo-body!"
For the most part, the 49ers are correct. They sit at 7-1 with the second-best record in football, behind only the 8-0 Green Bay Packers. San Francisco has won six straight contests and could have had a perfect record at this point if not for their fourth-quarter meltdown against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2.
The 49ers are rugged, tough, smart and display an intensity that San Francisco fans haven't seen in years. And it's thanks in large part to Harbaugh, a rookie coach from Stanford who was expected to be a good hire—but not quite this good.
Of course, regular-season dominance isn't the goal. The 49ers haven't made the playoffs since 2002 and haven't been to the Super Bowl since 1994. In order to truly become a very successful coach for the 49ers, Harbaugh needs to lead his team to the promised land.
Can Jim Harbaugh start a new San Francisco dynasty? Let's take a look at all the reasons why it's possible.