Jim Harbaugh has said that he plans on staying at the University of Michigan, despite talk linking the Wolverines’ head coach to the NFL.
The NFL reportedly isn’t giving up, though.
Pro Football Talk reports this evening that at least one NFL is attempting to convince Harbaugh to leave Michigan for the pros.
Per a league source, at least one team plans to make a run at Jim Harbaugh after the NFL season ends. Whether he’ll bite remains to be seen, but the team in question is prepared to put the kind of money on the table that will get Harbaugh’s attention.
Chris Simms recently suggested on PFT Live that one team is indeed waiting for a chance to interview Jim Harbaugh. Simms wouldn’t name the team, and I’ve yet to be able to track down the team’s identity. But there’s at least one team that will try to get Jim Harbaugh to come back to the NFL after four years at his alma mater.
Here’s what Harbaugh said about the NFL rumors earlier in the month:
“This is a choreographed message that comes up at this time every year before signing day,” Harbaugh told ESPN. “It’s people spreading messages to further their own personal agenda.
“But I’m on record right here, right now: I’m not going anywhere. I’m staying at Michigan. We have big plans here, and there’s a lot we want to accomplish.”