Where is Jim Harbaugh heading now?
The rumors of Harbaugh fleeing Michigan for somewhere else — whether it be in college or the NFL — seem to pop up every other minute. The latest rumor came from Cris Carter, a current show host on FS1’s First Things First and former Ohio State WR.
Carter of course was dominant during his time in the NFL, but again, he went to Ohio State. That becomes important.
During Carter’s show, he made a comment about where Harbaugh might end up next:
“Watch out for Jim Harbaugh,” Carter said. “Because Jim Harbaugh is potentially trying to get his way out of Michigan. I got good sources that are telling me not only Green Bay, but watch out for the Cleveland Browns. He likes their quarterback situation’s there, and I believe there are front office people in Green Bay who are enamored with Jim Harbaugh trying to get him to come to Green Bay.”
Again, here we go. Harbaugh to Green Bay? Harbaugh to Cleveland? Only time will tell. But despite all the rumors the last few years, Harbaugh has gone nowhere.
Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel was on WTKA 1050’s The Michigan Insider on Wednesday and had this to say in response to Carter’s statement:
“I would say consider the source of the comment,” Manuel said. “Cris is very accomplished in his life but he went to the school down South. We tend to throw out things like that, sources say, my sources, I haven’t missed any sleep. Jim has not said anything to me about it, he’s on the road recruiting putting in great effort. So, from my perspective, it has no validity at all. There’s been zero conversations about it. I believe Jim is very happy here, he is working to continue to bring in great recruits here. Preparing to go down to the bowl game at the Peach Bowl and play a very good Florida team.”
If you’re Michigan, and someone from Ohio State says something about Jim Harbaugh, it’s understandable to just throw it out the window. That’s what Manuel’s doing.