Harbaugh will begin exploring his coaching options now with Stanford's season complete and the process is not expected to take long. The University of Michigan, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos are among the teams that want him, but the Dolphins are quietly evaluating him as well, according to sources.
Harbaugh fits that description and, unlike some other big-name candidates, would not need to bring his own personnel people with him. Harbaugh has some ties to Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland and likely would be more willing to work with him than he would be some of the less-established entities in the front office in Denver and San Francisco.
If this is true, it tells me that Ross wants Harbaugh. If the vibes he gets from him are good, then he'll cut Sparano loose. Seems unfair to Tony, since he's still under contract (it's kind of like dating a girl while you're in a relationship to see if your new girl is better than the old). Either way, this can't bode well for him.