It took less than a day for Jim Harbaugh to refute the rumors that he was planning an “exit strategy” from Michigan and looking to make a leap back to the NFL.

On Tuesday, FootballScoop reported that, following Michigan’s 28-21 loss to Penn State in State College on Saturday, Harbaugh and his “agent” were looking for NFL opportunities and planning a departure from Ann Arbor. Wednesday, Harbaugh fired off a letter to parents over the situation.

You can even sense his frustration through his words. The letter was shared by Sam Webb of

Here’s the context of Harbaugh’s letter to parents:

Dear Parents,

I am reaching out to let you know that the recent claims that I am “pursuing an exit strategy” are total crap. It’s an annual strategy driven by our enemies to cause disruption to our program and to negatively recruit. By the way, I don’t even have an “agent or representative.”

I am committed to your sons, their education and to their development  as football players and peole.

Please excuse the informality of this letter but I felt that it was important to get this out to you as quickly as possible.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Happy to discuss.

Go Blue!

Jim Harbaugh

So, it sounds like Harbaugh plans on sticking around Ann Arbor, despite the recent rumors. This wasn’t the first time he’s been connected to NFL rumors, and it likely won’t be the last.

Harbaugh has won 10 games three times in his first five seasons at Michigan, and finished ranked in the top 15 on three occasions. Michigan is currently 5-2.