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John Harbaugh joining NBC's Super Bowl pregame coverage

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Baltimore's coach will be an analyst during pre-game coverage for the Super Bowl.

For the record, John Harbaugh wouldn't allow this football to be deflated.
For the record, John Harbaugh wouldn't allow this football to be deflated.
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There's a reason for Ravens fans to sit through the long and sometimes draining Super Bowl pregame programming on NBC.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh will join the folks at NBC for pregame coverage as an analyst, according to Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch. It's going to be a long day for the network as pregame festivities will begin at noon, a full six and a half hours before kickoff between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots.

Harbaugh's role should be quite entertaining, though. He will join Tony Dungy to break down the various schemes between the two teams in a segment called "Coach's Clicker." NBC analyst Rodney Harrison and host Dan Patrick will also be involved.

And according to Deitsch, the group will discuss DeflateGate in some fashion, making what Harbaugh has to say on the issue even more intriguing.

It's unknown when exactly the "Coach's Clicker" segment(s) will air, and NBC probably prefers it that way. Therefore, more televisions will be turned to NBC as early as noon on Super Bowl Sunday.