Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has been linked to a number of head coaching vacancies across the country. The Wolverines leading man has been mentioned as a potential candidate for a return to the NFL, so naturally, he was forced to address the rumors.
“Watch out for Jim Harbaugh because Jim Harbaugh, potentially, is trying to get his way out of Michigan, all right? I’ve got good sources that are telling me not only Green Bay but also watch out for the Cleveland Browns,” former NFL star and current FOX Sports one analyst Cris Carter said, according to The Spun.
“He likes the quarterback situations there, and, I believe, that there is front office people in Green Bay who are enamored with Jim Harbaugh and potentially trying to get him to come to Green Bay.”
Paul Finebaum of ESPN also said Harbaugh could bolt for the NFL.
“On the NFL side, there are plenty of whispers out there because of the multitude of jobs that Harbaugh would be on many people’s lists (to consider),. I think he would be a very good NFL coach. He’s already proven that in San Francisco. I don’t think he has anything to gain and a lot to lose at Michigan. Next year, The Game is in Ann Arbor. If he loses to Ryan Day — I’m not laughing at Ryan Day. Ryan Day hasn’t accomplished anything other than win three games. The biggest win of his career is over TCU — a lousy TCU team at that.
It is going to be interesting to see what ultimately happens, but for now the conversation will not be going anywhere.
Up next for the Wolverines is a meeting with the No. 10 Florida Gators in the Peach Bowl. Kickoff at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta is set for 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPN on Saturday, December 29.