Following Week 17 of the 2015 season, Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers mutually agreed to part ways, ending his four-year tenure as the team’s head coach. Or so it was initially reported that they mutually agreed to part ways.
In February 2015, Harbaugh said, “I was told I wouldn’t be the coach anymore”, and “I felt like the 49er hierarchy left me”:
“I was told I wouldn’t be the coach anymore,” Harbaugh said. “And then … you can call it ‘mutual,’ I mean, I wasn’t going to put the 49ers in the position to have a coach that they didn’t want anymore.
“But that’s the truth of it. I didn’t leave the 49ers. I felt like the 49er hierarchy left me.”
This was after Harbaugh went 44-19 with the 49ers, and even led them to a Super Bowl appearance in 2012.
The 49ers would go on to hire Jim Tomsula as the new head coach, after Tomsula served as Harbaugh’s defensive line coach over those four years. There were also rumors that Tomsula went behind Harbaugh’s back to get the head coaching job.
Welp, just one year later, the 49ers fired Tomsula, and Harbaugh didn’t wait long after the news broke to fire off this subtweet on Sunday night:
Do not be deceived. You will reap what you sow.
— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) January 4, 2016
We can obviously assume this is at least directed at the 49ers’ front office, but perhaps it’s directed at Tomsula too if the rumors of him going behind Harbaugh’s back are true.
Either way, this is an A+ subtweet, and Harbaugh is surely enjoying the 49ers’ mess while he’s turning around the University of Michigan football program.