Scott Donegan, Madera South varsity head football coach.
... I am a native San Franciscan. The 49ers will win the Super Bowl. The Harbaugh brothers run their teams similar to good high school programs in the sense that the team is the single most important element. No individual is more important than the team. This creates a sense of sacrifice. Each member of the team must get their job done so they can help the team achieve the goal of winning. With both teams placing team ahead of all else the 49ers will win. When all things are equal it comes down to who is physically better. The 49ers have more players who are elite at their positions.
Mike Nolte, Liberty varsity football head coach
... As much as it pains me to say, I think the 49ers will win the game. Both teams are playing very good right now, but I have to give the edge to San Francisco because of their offense. Kaepernick has proven that he can be a threat both running and throwing the ball. This threat will be too much for the Ravens to deal with late in the fourth quarter. This will be a hard fought, physical game that will end up coming down to the end. 49ers win 24-21.
Jim Santa Cruz, Liberty varsity assistant football coach
... This is a tough one, but I think the Baltimore Ravens will win the Super Bowl. They are peaking at the right time and are playing for more than just a Super Bowl victory — they are playing to define their team’s legacy. The retirement of Ray Lewis and possibly losing Ed Reed to free agency will give them the extra spark they need to pull this one out. Also, the Ravens are my daughter’s favorite team so I have to give them the nod...
Tyler Melvin, Liberty varsity football assistant coach
... San Francisco will get the ‘W.’ I feel that the Ravens will try to get the safeties Bernard Pollard and Ed Reed involved in the read option game of the Niners and get beat over the top and in the intermediate routes over the middle. Niners 21-17...