A few things are true about Jim Harbaugh: regardless of what happens this offseason, he is a Michigan legend. And there is still a chance he will stay in Ann Arbor.

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Harbaugh and the Wolverines recently completed a 15-0 season, which included a national championship victory over Washington in Houston. No sooner had the confetti fallen on the field than the annual Harbaugh-to-the-NFL rumors began.

The NFL Network has linked the Michigan coach to the vacant Chargers and Raiders, which would mark his return to the West Coast after stints with Stanford in college and San Francisco in the NFL. The Chargers and Raiders are both desperate to catch the Chiefs in the AFC West, and they will undoubtedly make a splashy hire. No hire would be more eye-catching than Harbaugh, who has achieved success in both college and the NFL.

In the midst of contract extension rumors, Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel stated that he is “working on getting [Harbaugh] a new contract.” Whatever happens to Harbaugh, the other shoe must drop sooner rather than later.

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Here’s the latest on Harbaugh.

Jim Harbaugh NFL rumors
Harbaugh attracting interest from Chargers and Raiders.
Date: Saturday, January 13.
Source: Tom Pelissero, NFL Network.
While Nick Saban retired and Kalen DeBoer moved to Alabama, Harbaugh finds himself on a different carousel. Harbaugh has been linked to the NFL year after year, but he has ultimately chosen to stay in Ann Arbor. With his stock at an all-time high, the ball is now in his court.

Jim Harbaugh Contract Updates
Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel promises he’s working on a Harbaugh extension.
Date: Saturday, January 13 Source: Warde Manuel.
As Michigan celebrated its championship on Saturday, fans cheered and chanted to keep Harbaugh with the Wolverines. Michigan AD Warde Manuel promised the crowd that he was working on a Harbaugh extension.

 

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