Jim Harbaugh has yet to coach his first game of the 2023 college football season, and there is already a report that he is looking to coach elsewhere in 2024.

Prominent college football handicapper Danny Sheridan posted on social media Tuesday that sources have told him Harbaugh will leave Michigan for an NFL head coaching job if he gets offered by a league team.

Talk of Harbaugh returning to the NFL is nothing new. He has familiarity with the NFL as a player from 1987-to-2001 and as a coach with the Oakland Raiders (quarterbacks coach, 2002-03) and San Francisco 49ers (head coach, 2011-14). Harbaugh has a 44-19-1 record in the pros, guiding the 49ers to Super Bowl XLVII in the 2012 NFL season.

In January 2022, Harbaugh interviewed for the Minnesota Vikings head coaching job. He returned to Michigan, reportedly telling U-M athletic director Warde Manuel that he would not be interested in future NFL opportunities.

Earlier this year, Harbaugh was again linked to NFL head coaching vacancies with the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers. On Jan. 16, Harbaugh released a statement saying he was “happy at Michigan,” confirming he would remain coach of the Wolverines. However, a lot has changed in Ann Arbor since Harbaugh’s decision.

Wolverines co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Matt Weiss was fired in January due to an on-campus computer access scandal. The NCAA also launched a formal investigation into alleged recruiting violations. Michigan self-imposed a 3-game suspension for Harbaugh for consideration in the NCAA case. Last month, Harbaugh made headlines for using his East Carolina game-week press conference to blast the NCAA’s revenue-sharing model.

Sheridan is a leading college football handicapper. In 2022, he was hired by BET MGM and the Beau Rivage Casino to make weekly point-spread football picks.