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RUMOR: Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh ‘vetting coordinators’ ahead of potential NFL return

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Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh has been heavily linked with a move to the NFL in recent weeks. With several NFL teams in the market for a new head coach, the Michigan man has been drawing interest from various organizations. While Wolverines fans were hoping to retain Harbaugh for the 2022 season, it’s seeming less likely that they’re able to hold onto their head coach.

Speaking on FOX on Sunday, Jay Glazer reported that Harbaugh is believed to be “vetting coordinators” ahead of a potential jump back to the NFL, via Brad Spielberger.

Glazer’s report certainly doesn’t bode well for those in Ann Arbor who were grasping the belief that Harbaugh would be back in 2022. While nothing is confirmed regarding a move to the NFL, Harbaugh seems to be doing his due diligence and starting to build a potential coaching staff. If Glazer’s report is accurate, Harbaugh’s future in Ann Arbor seems to be nearing its conclusion.

The teams expected to be in the market for a head coach include the Las Vegas Raiders, Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears, and possibly the Houston Texans. It’s quite likely that list expands over the coming weeks, and Harbaugh will surely be among the top candidates to step into a head coaching role.

Harbaugh previously coached in the NFL from 2011-2014, enjoying a highly successful stint with the San Francisco 49ers. During his four years with the team, Harbaugh posted a 44-19 record (5-3 in the postseason) and helped lead the team to a Super Bowl appearance in 2012.