One year ago, Jim Harbaugh signed a contract extension to stay with the University of Michigan. One year later, he might be looking to bolt Ann Arbor.
Harbaugh has confirmed that he will definitely entertain NFL head coaching offers this off-season.
At least three teams have had reported ties to Harbaugh with two potential openings and maybe even a third: the Las Vegas Raiders, Chicago Bears and New York Giants.
Harbaugh even said that he might even consider going to the Giants if they had an opening for the job.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have already began to interview candidates, but it’s unclear if they will try to talk to Harbaugh to replace Urban Meyer. The Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos are also expected to have vacancies too, but again. It’s unclear if they will try to talk to Harbaugh as well.
Harbaugh last coached in the NFL back in 2014 with the San Francisco 49ers, where he had a 44-19-1 record in four seasons and got the 49ers to Super Bowl 47, where he lost to his brother John Harbaugh and the Baltimore Ravens.
Since taking over at his alma mater, Harbaugh is 61-24 at Michigan and is coming off a 12-2 season with a loss in the Orange Bowl to Georgia. That season included a huge win over Ohio State, Harbaugh’s first of his coaching tenure and the school’s first win over their rivals since 2011.
Will Harbaugh leave the money and the power he has at Michigan to return to the NFL? We’ll see.