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ESPN's Adam Schefter Reports Jim Harbaugh's Friends, Family Pressuring Him To Take The Michigan Job

Adam Schefter sits in front of his book case during ESPN appearance.


The latest Jim Harbaugh-to-Michigan update comes from ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter. 

According to Schefter, Harbaugh's friends and family have been "encouraging him to take the Michigan (head coach) job" but the San Francisco 49ers' coach is undecided because his heart is in the NFL. 

Harbaugh, a Michigan alumnus, has one year remaining on his contract with the 49ers. Most NFL experts believe his time in San Francisco will end after this season, which concludes Dec. 28, but Harbaugh would likely be the top choice for a number of NFL franchises with openings. Since Harbaugh has a year left on his contract, the 49ers will likely prefer to trade him so they can get something in return for his departure. 

On Wednesday, it was reported that Michigan had offered Harbaugh a six-year, $49 million deal. Thursday, FOX Sports' college football insider Bruce Feldman reported those figures "were not accurate." Feldman added Harbaugh is likely to remain in the NFL and Mississippi State's Dan Mullen could emerge as a "wildcard candidate." 

Harbaugh, speaking at his weekly press conference Thursday afternoon, denied to comment on the Michigan opening. 

"I only talk about the job that I have," Harbaugh said.