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SANTA CLARA – Coach Jim Harbaugh plans to have a bucket of ice water dunked over his head.
He accepted the ice bucket challenge that is sweeping the nation to raise funds and bring awareness to Lou Gehrig’s disease research, he said. But Harbaugh added he’ll be accepting the challenge from his brother, and not Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, who challenged the other coaches in the NFC West.
“Not taking Pete Carroll’s challenge, though,” Harbaugh said. “Got another challenge with him.”
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When asked what that challenge is, Harbaugh answered, “I think you know what that one is: The big one.”
Harbaugh said he was a little tardy in learning of the challenge from Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh because of his avoidance of social media.
“I’m very excited about that,” Harbaugh said. “As usual, (I’m) late to the Internet party on that – Twitter, Instagram, etc. I always seem to be behind, not on the cutting edge, cusp of those things happening.”
Harbaugh then challenged the reporters who cover the 49ers to participate in the ice bucket challenge at Friday’s practice at Levi’s Stadium. He also challenged Barack Obama and George W. Bush – neither of whom was expected to be on hand for the 49ers’ open practice.