A call recorder captured the day-to-day activities of 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh as he prepared for the 49ers Super Bowl victory over the New Orleans Saints on Feb. 5, 2016.
It’s the first time the call is available online for anyone to listen to.
The call was recorded at the team’s locker room before the 49er-Patriots game at the Georgia Dome.
The play-by-play announcer, Robby Anderson, is joined by longtime San Francisco 49ers announcer Mike Krukow, and the call-recording crew is led by NFL Network reporter Adam Schefter, who also was on the call.
It also is the first live-play call-back from Harbaugh, who announced the 49-17 win in his postgame press conference.
“It’s kind of amazing, to have that video back on the Internet,” Schefter said.
“We’re all going to get a chuckle out of it.”
Schefter’s report from the scene was first reported by USA Today.
In the first clip, which was published Sunday, the 49’s call-reporter, Bob Wischusen, can be heard saying that Harbaugh and his staff were doing a quick run-through of the 49’ers roster and getting their best information on who could play in the Super Bowl.
“Coach, do you know who might be available?”
Wischausen asks the caller, who is dressed in a suit and tie.
“I think so,” the call source says.
“He’s a little bit of a mystery to me.
He’s not here.”
“It would be nice to hear what you have to say about that,” the caller responds.
“So, who’s playing?
That’s where I’ll start, Coach Harbaugh.”
“So you’re saying he’s not coming, right?”
“That’s correct,” the source responds.
After a brief pause, the call goes on to discuss the 49s plans for Sunday’s game against the Patriots.
“Right now, we’re trying to get the team ready for the game, which is going to be a little over two weeks away,” the play-reporters said.
“[But] I do know that he’s got a little something special.
And, that’s what we’re focused on.”
“He has a lot of work to do,” Wischosens remarks, adding that Harbaugh is “a guy that I feel is going all the way to be one of the great coaches in the history of the game.”
“I don’t know, we don’t really have a clue,” the second source responds, before Wischinsen asks if the 49 are prepared.
“Yeah, we have a lot more things to do, Coach,” the third source says, before the call resumes.
“Is it all going OK?”
“Yes,” the first source says after the third caller has finished.
“And, Coach, are you prepared?”
“Yeah,” the fourth source says in response to the call from Wischsens.
“Do you know, it’s going to take a lot to get you back?”
“No, I’m not ready yet,” the fifth source says before the first caller interrupts.
“How much time have you got?” the sixth caller asks.
A few minutes later, the first and fifth calls come in.
“You’re going to need to work a lot harder,” the sixth call begins.
“Well, what time is it, Coach?” the fifth caller asks after Wischens first question.
“Oh, it is three hours and thirty minutes,” the 49 players respond.
“OK, I think we’ll be ready,” the last caller says.
The third caller then says: “We have all the preparations and everything that’s needed to play this game.”
At the end of the play, the fourth caller says: “[Coach] just talked to his dad.
He said that the 49 have a big day ahead of them.”
“Coach said that,” another caller responds.
The fourth caller responds: “I can tell you that Coach has everything under control.”
The fifth caller responds to the fourth: “Coach told me to come back here and get everything ready.”
The fourth calls back: “You know, I know you’re working hard.
Coach said that he’d be back in a couple hours.”
We’ll see what happens,” the final call continues.
“Thank you, Coach.
I’m glad I was able to get to know you,” the team owner, George Steinbrenner, tells the 49 in the play.
“My name is Steinbresner.
You’re going back to work.
The caller then goes on: “Thank God.
At that point, Steinbrosers voice cuts out.
The 49ers go on to lose to the Patriots 27-13