Mike Florio at ProFootballTalk.com is reporting - and confirming speculation - that current Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh is a "stealth" candidate for the Buffalo Bills' head coaching job, as well as a prospective opening in Oakland.
That makes the second "stealth" candidate on Buffalo's list, as it's been reported by ESPN that the Bills had a "stealth" meeting with Bill Cowher last week.
Harbaugh, 46, has six years' worth of head coaching experience in the college ranks, where he turned around the program at San Diego (29-6 record in three years) and has since done the same at Stanford in one of the nation's power conferences, the Pac-10 (17-20 overall, but 8-5 in '09 with a close loss to national power Oklahoma in the Sun Bowl). Interest in Harbaugh has not cooled despite the fact that he received a three-year contract extension through 2014. He interviewed for the New York Jets' opening a year ago, which eventually went to Rex Ryan.
We're not likely to hear much more on this front unless Harbaugh's candidacy becomes very serious, as he's in the middle of recruiting season out west. His candidacy in Oakland is apparently legit despite the fact that Tom Cable remains that team's head coach.
Buffalo officials are in Minneapolis today interviewing Vikings assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier.