NEW ORLEANS — Coach Jim Harbaugh liked the scene he saw Wednesday morning at the team hotel before the 49ers headed for their first practice here during Super Bowl XLVII.

"Every coach's room is aglow with video on," Harbaugh said. "This morning I got really fired up walking by the running-backs room at 7 a.m. and (assistant coach) Tom Rathman was teaching football."

The 49ers will practice at the New Orleans Saints' facility in nearby Metairie. Center Jonathan Goodwin, a former Saints player, visited there Tuesday and briefly reunited with coach Sean Payton, Harbaugh said.

"It'll be good to get out there," quarterback Colin Kaepernick said. "That's where we need to get ready for Sunday."

While the 49ers may have been studying film before Wednesday's media session at 8 a.m., they've had over a week and a half to study up on the Baltimore Ravens, who'll they'll face for the Lombardi Trophy.

Sunday's game will mark Kaepernick's 10th start of his two-year career. Reflecting back on his time as Alex Smith's backup, Kaepernick said: "It was tough watching the team do well and not being able to contribute. The thing that kept me going was the opportunity to get out there, and when I did to take advantage of it."

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