Jim Harbaugh to the NFL? Michigan coach expected to head back to pros if offered a job, per report


Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said after the No. 2 Wolverines’ season ended Saturday night with a 51-45 loss to No. 3 TCU in the semifinals of the Fiesta Bowl College Football Playoffs. It could have seen yet another round of NFL interest.According to The Athletic, Harbaugh is expected to leave his alma mater if offered a job to return to the pros.

A source close to the coach told The Athletic, “If he gets an offer, I think it’s a closed deal.”

What’s unclear is whether the team collecting information on Harbaugh also plans to make an offer for him. Harbaugh has long been named as a potential NFL target during the investigative phase of the coaching search due to his previous success, Harbaugh said, from 2011 until 2014 he won 44 wins as the coach of the San Francisco 49ers. It was 19 losses and 1 loss.

According to NFL Network, the Denver Broncos were one of the teams “doing their homework” on Harbaugh as a potential candidate to fill a coaching vacancy. and a member of the search committee that replaced Nathaniel Hackett, due to her ties to Condoleezza Rice. Rice is also an important part of Stanford’s college community, coached by Jim Harbaugh before moving to the NFL.

After going 74-25 in eight seasons with Michigan, Harbaugh last season led Michigan to its first Big 10 title since Lloyd Kerr and made his first CFP appearance in the program before joining the Minnesota Vikings. He agreed to be interviewed, but declared cheating in the NFL wasn’t an annual recurring theme in reaffirming his commitment to the Wolverines. detroit free press It was a “one-off” and he was intrigued by the prospect of chasing the Super Bowl, but was also keen to pursue a national championship with the Wolverines. Although he did not disclose, according to multiple reports Harbaugh was not offered a job and the franchise eventually hired Kevin O’Connell as a coach.

Now, if any of these franchises doing their homework decide to involve a Michigan coach in their coaching search, Harbaugh’s “one-off” claim will obviously be put to the test.

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