The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the interview wasn't made public.
The 49ers formally picked Trent Baalke as their new general manager Tuesday night and he is now looking for the coach to replace Mike Singletary, fired after a 25-17 loss at St. Louis on Dec. 26 that eliminated San Francisco from the playoffs for an eighth consecutive season. Baalke had been the team's vice president of player personnel since March.
Harbaugh, 47, is 58-27 overall as a college coach and 29-21 in four seasons at Stanford.
SAINTS: The defending champions will have try to repeat without their top two power backs.
Pierre Thomas was placed on injured reserve because of his injured ankle. New Orleans made that move one day after placing leading rusher Chris Ivory on IR because of a left foot injury that occurred Sunday.
TITANS: Owner Bud Adams says it's time to let Vince Young go and find his franchise's next new quarterback.
In a statement released Wednesday night, Adams said Young won't be on the team's roster next season, but he's still evaluating the coaching staff. Adams says he wishes things had worked out better, but thinks it's best for the franchise to move on without Young.
JETS: The team is appealing the $100,000 fine issued by the NFL last week for violating league rules when assistant coach Sal Alosi ordered players to form a sideline wall, then tripped Miami's Nolan Carroll during a punt return in December.
COWBOYS: Dolphins assistant head coach Todd Bowles has interviewed to become Dallas' coach.
Bowles, Dallas' secondary coach from 2005-07, said he met with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for several hours Wednesday, and that he thought it went well.
Jason Garrett is believed to be the front-runner after going 5-3 as interim coach after the firing of Wade Phillips .
TEXANS: Phillips was hired as Houston's new defensive coordinator, assigned to revamp a unit that dropped to the bottom of the league this season.