Harbaugh repeats intent to stay at Michigan
Amid reports that Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh would have interest in NFL training tasks, Harbaugh and Michigan released a statement on Thursday stating he expects to coach the Wolverines in 2023.
The declaration is similar to what Harbaugh informed reporters prior to the College Football Playoff game versus TCU on Saturday. He has actually couched both declarations by saying he does not know the future, however his expectation is that he will be training the Wolverines.He started Thursday
‘s statement by stating he understands the reports and speculation around the NFL which NFL groups have interest in his players and coaches.” As I specified in December, while nobody knows
what the future holds, I expect that I will be enthusiastically coaching Michigan in 2023,”Harbaugh stated in the statement.”I have spoken to President Santa Ono and Athletic Director Warde Manuel and appreciate their assistance of me and our program.”He closed the release by estimating his former coach, Bo Schembechler, by saying those who stay will be champions.A Michigan Male through and through. #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/ZLZiCSw8AG!.?.!— Michigan Football(@UMichFootball)January 5, 2023 ESPN’s David Newton reported on Tuesday that Carolina Panthers
owner David Tepper had a conversation with Harbaugh about the open head-coaching position the group will have at the end of the season. Newton said
the discussion was not defined as an interview. Queen City News also reported at the time that Harbaugh had genuine interest in the Carolina job.This type of speculation and flirtation with the NFL is not brand-new for Harbaugh and Michigan, as he interviewed with the Minnesota Vikings in 2021 before signing an agreement extension to stay as Michigan’s head coach.Harbaugh has actually assisted the Wolverines to back-to-back Huge Ten champions and successive looks in the College Football Playoff the past 2 seasons. Michigan lost to TCU 51-45 in the Feast Bowl.