- Associated Press - Friday, January 7, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A person with knowledge of the situation says Stanford officials were waiting to hear whether Jim Harbaugh would accept an enhanced offer to stay put to coach the Cardinal or leave for the NFL.

“The ball is in Jim’s court,” said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Friday because negotiations were ongoing.

Late Thursday, talks between Harbaugh and the Miami Dolphins ended, according to two other people close to the situation. Harbaugh also is weighing an offer from the 49ers to replace fired coach Mike Singletary.

Orange Bowl MVP quarterback Andrew Luck said Thursday he will return to Stanford next season rather than enter the NFL draft.


AP Sports Writers Larry Lage in Detroit and Steven Wine in Miami contributed to this story.

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