It’s official: Harbaugh staying through 2014


STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh’s long-awaited three-year contract extension is finally official.

The school announced a deal on Sunday that keeps Harbaugh under contract through 2014. The two sides were close to announcing the extension last year, but put it on hold because of the economy.

Athletic director Bob Bowlsby confirmed the deal was done Saturday. But the official announcement was put on hold until after Saturday’s Heisman Trophy ceremony. Cardinal running back Toby Gerhart finished second to Alabama’s Mark Ingram.

Harbaugh is finishing his third season at Stanford. He guided the 19th-ranked Cardinal (8-4) to their first bowl bid in eight years. They will face Oklahoma in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31.