Jim Harbaugh doesn’t plan to ditch Michigan amid recent rumors linking him to NFL head coaching vacancies.
“Although no one knows the future, I think I will be coaching Michigan next year,” Harbaugh told Queen City News’ Will Kunkel and Connor Lomis.
Reports in December suggested multiple NFL teams were doing background work on Harbaugh. Since then, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos have reportedly reached out to the Michigan sideline boss about their open head coaching positions.
The Panthers have been under the command of interim coach Steve Wilks since firing Matt Rhule after a 1-4 start. Meanwhile, the Broncos fired first-year coach Nathaniel Hackett on Dec. 26.
Denver’s ownership group apparently plans to be aggressive in its pursuit of a new head coach, with former New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton among the other top targets.
Harbaugh interviewed with the Minnesota Vikings last offseason before returning to Michigan and vowing that he was done entertaining NFL offers.
The Michigan boss led the Wolverines to the CFP for a second consecutive season in 2022. However, they were defeated 51-45 by TCU.
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