The Seahawks did not hire fritter away a wad of cash on free agency, hire a top assistant as head coach or go after a big-armed QB. Instead, they hired a guy fired twice in the NFL and found 53 guys who bought in.
The 49ers were coming off a 6-10 season and a just a game out of the cellar in the NFC West when Jim Harbaugh took over as head coach. Just two years later, San Francisco has once again become a powerhouse with no hint of fading away any time soon. Here's how they did it.