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Harbaugh Doing Diplomatic Dance

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SANTA CLARA -- When is the 49ers "starting quarterback" not the guy who is actually starting at quarterback?

It's when Jim Harbaugh has some feelings to soothe and some symbolic gestures to make before an official QB change.

It's when everybody knows that Harbaugh prefers Colin Kaepernick, but when Harbaugh starts to realize he handled the jump from Alex Smith a bit coldly and clunkily.

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