Jim Harbaugh coaching rumors: NFL team interviewing Michigan's head coach, per report
Jim Harbaugh finally had a breakthrough season at Michigan, capturing his first Big Ten championship and guiding the Wolverines to the College Football Playoff. Now, he’s reportedly interviewing with an NFL team for a head coaching vacancy.
After a rough 2020 campaign and a restructured contract, Harbaugh made key moves in the offseason that included adding DC Mike Macdonald. Macdonald produced with the defense but he is reportedly expected to leave the Wolverines to return to the NFL and the Baltimore Ravens. Harbaugh may also be mulling a return to the NFL.
According to Pro Football Talk, Harbaugh is interviewing for the head coaching vacancy with the Minnesota Vikings. According to PFT’s Mike Florio, Harbaugh’s stint as the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers overlapped with the work of Kwesi Adofo-Mensah. Adofo-Mensah was recently named the GM of the Vikings.
Per source, the Vikings are interviewing Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh. pic.twitter.com/weN74wPLgj
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 29, 2022
In 7 seasons with the Wolverines, Harbaugh has gone 61-24. He finally beat Ohio State in 2021 and went on to capture the Big Ten championship. After frustrations within the fanbase in recent seasons, Michigan fans are likely crossing their fingers in hopes that Harbaugh remains in Ann Arbor moving forward.