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Joel Klatt 'Wouldn't Be Shocked' If Jim Harbaugh Stepped Away

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh on the sideline against Michigan State in a Big Ten football rivalry game

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 16: Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the pregame warm ups prior to the start of the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on November 16, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Over the weekend, the Michigan Wolverines suffered an embarrassing loss at the hands of in-state rival Michigan State.

Jim Harbaugh's team entered as the heavy favorite - closing as a 22-point favorite before the game. However, the Spartans - who got blown out in their first game - delivered a shocking 27-24 win.

After losing on Saturday afternoon, fans and analysts around the country questioned the future of Harbaugh at Michigan. On Wednesday, FOX Sports analyst Joel Klatt made it clear he doesn't think Michigan will fire Harbaugh.

However, he does think the head coach could choose to walk away from the game of football.

"I wouldn't be shocked if Jim Harbaugh stepped away. I would not be surprised at all if in a matter of a few years that Jim Harbaugh it not coaching anywhere and driving around the country in an RV," he said.

Klatt doesn't see Harbaugh leaving his alma mater just to take another head coaching job somewhere else.

"If it's not going to work at Michigan, he's not going to go anywhere else," Klatt said on the show.

Harbaugh has found success at every stop along the way, but hasn't done enough for Wolverines fans at Michigan just yet. Several 10-win seasons isn't going to cut it when the Wolverines are losing to Ohio State and Michigan State on a consistent basis.

Will he stay at Michigan?