Recent reports indicate that Jim Harbaugh may be leaving the University of Michigan to return to coaching in the NFL, with the Raiders and Chargers being the most likely landing spots.
It seems that these reports are accurate and Harbaugh’s time in Michigan is coming to an end.
After the Wolverines face the Washington Huskies on Monday night in NRG Stadium in Houston, it is reported that Harbaugh will be departing from the University of Michigan.
According to ESPN’s college football analyst, Paul Finebaum, it is confirmed that Harbaugh is leaving.
“This isn’t a mystery. Jim Harbaugh will not be there…,” said Paul Finebaum.
“He’s heavily in demand by the NFL. And I think that’s a scary thing, though. Because unlike the past couple of playoff appearances where he was tight and making really stupid decisions — I mean, this guy lost to TCU last year, which became a punchline for every pundit in the country this year during the CFP conversation about FSU.
Bill Simmons, the founder of The Ringer, added that Harbaugh is expected to join the Commanders.
Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported that the Chargers are believed to be interested in Harbaugh, with the Raiders also being a possibility.
It is expected that Harbaugh will focus on potential NFL opportunities after the National Championship game. This could mean that an announcement will be made by Jan 14th, which is the end of next week.
Reportedly, Michigan has offered Harbaugh a new contract, but he has not accepted it, indicating his likely departure.