Jim Harbaugh reached out to his brother first after Super Bowl

The Harbaugh brothers have spoken since Super Bowl XLVII.

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said this afternoon that he was the one who picked up the phone and reached out to Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh. Surely, there was a congratulations in there somewhere.

“Talked a little about the game and some other things,” Jim Harbaugh said at Lucas Oil Stadium. “Don't think (the Super Bowl) affects (their relationship), other than stronger.

“We have a strong relationship, and it always seems to get stronger. (We're) very close."

Jim Harbaugh said he didn’t get any special insight from his brother about the game. The topic of their relationship was the first thing that was raised in his press conference. The spotlight is still shining brightly on their relationship and the unique situation.

“I think it's a fascinating thing, to use your word,” Jim Harbaugh said. “What more can I tell you? We discussed some facets into the game and some other football talk."

Jim Harbaugh made it clear it wasn’t any easier losing the game to his brother and said they share less strategy now than they did when he first joined the NFL ranks as a head coach.

“I don't think we've shared a whole lot of strategy throughout the course of the season,” he said. “It's definitely gotten less, the longer I've been in the league."

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