SANTA CLARA -- Coach Jim Harbaugh realizes everyone wants to know what he thinks about his 49ers playing against the Baltimore Ravens, who are coached by his older brother John, in the Super Bowl.

They can ask all they want leading up to the Feb. 3 game, but Harbaugh made it clear Monday that he's going to keep the focus on his players as much as possible.

"The fighters are first, the ones that are playing in the game ... ," Harbaugh said at his weekly day-after-game news conference. "They are the ones that we should be talking about."

Harbaugh said he hasn't spoken with his brother since the 49ers and Ravens won their respective conference championship games Sunday. They did exchange a few texts.

John and Jim Harbaugh
John and Jim Harbaugh

"I imagine there won't be much more than that," Harbaugh said in reference to exchanges in the next two weeks or so.

As for the brothers' parents, Harbaugh said he expects them to be at the game in New Orleans.

A call to Harbaugh's father Jack went unanswered.



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