Some NFL teams that are expected to have head coach openings at the end of the season, believe they have a shot at luring Jim Harbaugh away from the University of Michigan, NFL Insider Jay Glazer reported on “FOX NFL Sunday.”
While Harbaugh and Michigan lost another Big Ten matchup against rival Ohio State on Saturday, Glazer said some pro teams were actively rooting against Maize and Blue in the hopes that a blowup scenario would make him susceptible to an NFL return. So there are team’s hoping the coach’s standing at Michigan continues to deteriorate following his third loss in three tries against Ohio State – the latest setback in a disappointing season for the Wolverines.
“Jim Harbaugh is still a very hot candidate,” Glazer said. “There’s a lot of people in the NFL who are gonna have job openings that are hoping things go downhill with him and are hoping he could possibly be available to lure him back to an NFL head coaching position.”
Harbaugh spent four seasons as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers and turned the franchise into one of the league’s best teams. The 49ers won 36 games in his first three years, appeared in three straight NFC Championship Games and a Super Bowl.