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Jim Harbaugh Addresses His Letter To Recruits About NFL Rumors

Jim Harbaugh during pregame before Michigan's game.

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 03: Michigan Wolverines Head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the pregame warms ups prior to the start of the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Michigan Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Rumors regarding Jim Harbaugh to the NFL have been swirling around ever since he arrived in Ann Arbor. This past week, they heated up with a report from FootballScoop. But the Michigan head coach shut those rumors down soon after.

In a letter to recruits, Harbaugh tabbed the rumors as "total crap" and even called out "enemies" trying to create a recruiting disadvantage for Michigan. You can read more about that here.

Michigan's head coach met with the media on Monday during his weekly post-weekend presser. The letter to recruits was brought up during the media session.

Harbaugh told the media that his purpose for sending the letter was to keep "lines of communication open." Smart move on his part considering the confusion surrounding the rumors.

The UM coach also explained the "enemies" reference in the initial letter. Harbaugh explained he was referencing people "people who choose not to tell the truth."

Harbaugh clearly feels some folks are out to try and bring down his program and team. He thinks the rumors were fabricated by someone trying to dissuade Michigan recruits from committing to the Wolverines.

But Harbaugh has since put the rumors to bed and provided further clarification on Monday. Hopefully, this whole situation dies down and the Wolverines can get back to just focusing on football.

Michigan is coming off a huge 45-14 win over Notre Dame on Saturday. The Wolverines play Maryland on Saturday.