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The Roots of Harbaugh's Paranoia

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One of the architects of the San Francisco 49ers' success this season is a 76-year-old intellectual who can only vaguely describe a touchdown.

This man didn't know the team was in the mix for Sunday's Super Bowl until two weekends ago, when he heard shouts from neighbors' houses. For most of the season, Andy Grove, the former chief executive of Intel, INTC +0.42% couldn't have named the team's coach.

But last week, after finding out that head coach Jim Harbaugh uses the 1996...

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