Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has spent most of his coaching career at the collegiate level. However, for four years, he took his talents to the NFL and had a pretty successful run with the San Francisco 49ers.
Despite taking the Niners to three straight NFC Championship Games and nearly winning the Super Bowl in 2012, Harbaugh still loves the college scene. He recently spoke MMQB’s Albert Breer and talked about how he doesn’t miss life in the NFL.
“It’s not like I ‘miss’ the NFL, because it didn’t go anywhere,” Harbaugh said. “I get great enjoyment watching, and I’m a diehard watching my brother, his team and what they’re doing. There are things not coaching in the NFL that you do miss, those relationships with the players themselves, who are playing at the highest level.
“But I have those relationships with the players here, the NFL is still there, and getting (college players) in a position to get to experience that is a very worthwhile thing, and I attack that every single day. Bottom line, it’s not something to miss. It’s still there. … I’m happy and challenged every day with what I’m doing right now.”
It is hard to ignore the fact that Jim Harbaugh has a pretty sweet gig at his alma mater right now. He has had more than his fair share of success in college football, winning two conference titles at San Diego in 2005 and 2006, leading the Stanford Cardinal to the Orange Bowl in 2010 and then leading the Wolverines to a 10-3 record last year.
The future is very bright for Harbaugh and he is certainly not looking behind him.