Jim Harbaugh rumors: NFL teams have renewed interest in UM coach


A yr after being firmly on the new seat and in the end accepting a giant wage discount from Michigan, Jim Harbaugh led his alma mater to a Massive Ten championship and Faculty Soccer Playoff look. With that success, the previous 49ers coach is as soon as once more firmly on the NFL radar, Sports activities Illustrated‘s Albert Breer says.

Earlier this week, Bruce Feldman of The Athletic reported that Harbaugh could possibly be “tempted” to make his return to the NFL, citing each Michigan and league sources. The Raiders are the staff with whom Harbaugh has been most intently linked.

“Does he need again in the NFL? Perhaps. My understanding is, regardless of what’s been mentioned publicly, he wasn’t joyful about having to take a pay reduce final yr,” Breer writes in Friday’s “GamePlan” column. “He accepted it solely after exploring NFL openings (the Jets and Chargers have been among the many teams who have been requested about him) and discovering no interest. After a bounce-back yr, and now aligned with an NFL-centric employees, there’s renewed curiosity in him from the professionals.”