Report: Jim Harbaugh 'tempted' to leave Michigan for NFL job
The offseason has hit the B1G and the annual Jim Harbaugh coaching rumors are in full swing again. A report suggests that the Michigan head coach might be interested in jumping back into the NFL.
Bruce Feldman of The Athletic reported on Tuesday that there are “rumblings” that Harbaugh could be interested in taking a job in professional football. One source told Feldman “I think it’s real,” when it comes to potentially going back to the NFL.
According to The Athletic, a job with the Las Vegas Raiders might be of particular interest to Harbaugh. He’s reportedly friends with Raiders owner Mark Davis.
Harbaugh is coming off his best season in Ann Arbor, leading Michigan to a 12-2 record, a win over Ohio State, a B1G championship and a College Football Playoff appearance. The Wolverines’ season came to an end on New Year’s Eve with a 34-11 loss to Georgia in the Orange Bowl.
Harbaugh hasn’t been a head coach in the NFL since leading the San Francisco 49ers from 2011-14. During his 4 years with the organization, the Niners posted a 44-19-1 record with 3 playoff appearances, 3 trips to the NFC Championship Game and one berth in the Super Bowl.
During his time at Michigan, the Wolverines are 61-24 with a bowl game appearance in all but one season, the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign.
Rumors circulate every offseason about Harbaugh’s reported interest in the NFL. Could this finally be the time it’s true?