The rumors have been in full force since before bowl season started. And for the better part of a month now, Jim Harbaugh has denied that he’s leaving Michigan for the NFL.

But after the Wolverines blew a 16-point second half lead in the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day, the question had to be asked one last time. Has Harbaugh coached in his last game in Ann Arbor?

“No,” was his response when Angelique Chengelis of The Detroit News asked him that very question. He made it pretty clear that he’s not interested in any other jobs that may be available, and he’s done it for quite some time.

Harbaugh finished up his third season at Michigan, this by far the most disappointing. The Wolverines ended the year 8-5 and had just one win over a team with a  winning record (Purdue, 7-6).

Michigan reached the 10-win mark in each of his previous two seasons.

Over the last two weeks, Harbaugh’s name has surfaced as a potential candidate for some vacancies in the NFL, most notably the Indianapolis Colts. With the Colts firing Chuck Pagano, many believe he could be an excellent fit in the Circle City.

After all, Harbaugh spent four seasons in Indianapolis, has NFL coaching experience, and would be coaching Andrew Luck again, whom he groomed at Stanford.

But Harbaugh denied all of it and it sounds like he’s comfortable in Ann Arbor. Even if the season didn’t end the way he had hoped.