Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh will return for his ninth season with the program, university president Santa Ono announced Monday.
Harbaugh reportedly attracted interest from the NFL’s Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers to fill their head coaching vacancies and interviewed with the Broncos last week, sources told NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
“I just got off the phone with Coach Harbaugh and Jim shared with me great news that he is going to remain as the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines,” Ono wrote Monday. “That is fantastic news that I have communicated to our athletic director Warde Manuel.”
Harbaugh was named Michigan head coach in December 2014. He has a 74-25 record there, including two Big Ten championships.
The Wolverines lost to TCU in the College Football Playoff semifinal this season, finishing with a 13-1 record. Harbaugh was named Big Ten Coach of the Year.
“I love the relationships that I have at Michigan – coaches, staff, families, administration, President Ono, and especially the players and their families,” Harbaugh said via the Wolverines’ Twitter account. “My heart is at the University of Michigan.”
The 59-year-old Harbaugh coached the San Francisco 49ers from 2011-14. He was previously head coach of Stanford from 2007-10.
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