After a two-hour workout at Allianz Park, home of the Sacarens rugby club, the 49ers coach said his players and coaches would partake in a sightseeing tour of the largest city in Europe.
Harbaugh had yet to venture into London during the team’s week-long stay in Hertfordshire, England. Harbaugh and his staff have been in full preparation mode for Sunday’s NFL International Series matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Harbaugh, however, will take a break to see the historic city and hopefully learn more on former British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill.
“He’s my favorite figures of all-time,” the 49ers own leader said. “As the decades go on, I think the world appreciates his leadership, his character.
“Hopefully getting a chance to see his War Room, that would be one of the highlights of my life to experience that.”
While speaking to the press, Harbaugh pulled out a scripted itinerary of places to visit. It was very much like the regimented portions of Friday’s final practice of the week.
“It’s gone well,” Harbaugh said. “Everybody has been very focused. The preparation has gone very good. The team is excited to play.”
Harbaugh is also pleased with the health of his team heading into Week 8 of the season.
“It’s a fully-loaded team that we brought over here,” the 49ers coach said. “Some guys that were working through some things, health-wise are good to go this week. We’re a healthy team.”
The 49ers are expecting a competitive game from a winless Jaguars team. Harbaugh hasn’t had to warn his players about overlooking this week’s opponent.
“I haven’t had to say anything along those lines,” he said.
Harbaugh believes the challenge of playing overseas against an unfamiliar opponent will give the 49ers another opportunity to reach their full potential.
“What we’ll strive to do is to play as hard as we can, as fast as we can, for as long as we can, and not worry,” Harbaugh said. “Hopefully we’ll play our best football, that’s what we’re really looking for. We’ve played good football, but I think we can play better.”
Harbaugh wants to take a page out of Churchill’s book.
“History will be kind to us because we intend to write it,” the 49ers coach said.