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Report: Harbaugh unlikely to take Michigan gig

Posted on: January 4, 2011 9:46 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Sure, it seems like we've been talking a lot about Jim Harbaugh these days, but he's so damn hot right now. And given his refusal to speak about future jobs on Monday night, it sure does seem like he's not hanging around Stanford (at least he's not lying about staying though).

However, the Detroit Free Press now reports that Harbaugh is "highly unlikely" to accept the job at Michigan. That means one of two things: he's either coming back to Stanford or he's heading to one of five NFL teams who desperately covet him.

This would mean, based on what we think we saw last night, that Harbaugh is headed to the NFL. The timing would be perfect, too. A slew of teams --the Broncos (John Elway, Stanford alum, now runs things), the 49ers (Harbaugh and likely GM Baalki share an agent), the Raiders (Harbaugh and Al Davis are boys somehow), and the Panthers (he'd probably get to coach Andrew Luck again) -- all stand out as viable locations for the hottest name in coaching.

That doesn't include the Dolphins -- who sent a team of "ownership scouts" to the Orange Bowl Monday night, the Browns or the Bengals. (Have we covered everyone sufficiently? If not, check out our coaching tracker for all the latest.)

Anyway, look, Andrew Luck should go pro. He can get too much money and the timing's too right. And Harbaugh should follow suit in jumping ship from Stanford, because, really, there's not a whole lot of room to grow outside of a national championship.

If Michigan's out the window, then it's NFL time.

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Comments

Since: Dec 29, 2010
Posted on: January 4, 2011 4:24 pm
 

Report: Harbaugh unlikely to take Michigan gig

Mike Leach would do a great job at Michigan. He at least deserves an interview.



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2011 3:49 pm
 

Report: Harbaugh unlikely to take Michigan gig

"that they walk through the big ten like candy from a baby"?????  there are just so many things hilariously wrong with this statement.
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Since: Oct 14, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2011 3:00 pm
 

Report: Harbaugh unlikely to take Michigan gig

As far as the previous NCs that Nebraska holds title to: The Big 12 was the Big 8, Big 7, Big 6, etc... Nebraska was a conference champion during all of their NC titled years. 



Since: Oct 14, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2011 2:54 pm
 

Report: Harbaugh unlikely to take Michigan gig

drps,
You are wrong, homer. Nebraska won the Big 12 championship in 1997 and were co-champions along with Michigan for the 1997 season. Nebraska also won the Big 12 in 1999. See my earlier post for the actual dates. 



Since: Oct 11, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2011 2:38 pm
 

Report: Harbaugh unlikely to take Michigan gig

Michigan is going to get Miles and Crowton



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2011 2:21 pm
 

Report: Harbaugh unlikely to take Michigan gig

Mi nightmare,

Nebraska played for a NC ( did not win) without winning their division of the big 12 let alone winning the conference.It has not been that long ago either.



Since: Aug 25, 2007
Posted on: January 4, 2011 2:20 pm
 

Report: Harbaugh unlikely to take Michigan gig

Agreed.  Why go to the tundra when he can win the BCS at Stanford on the Pacific, in a nice mild climate?  Why does the press (i.e. Michelle Tafoya and others) hound him when he has to focus on his job.  The press is sooo unprofessional!  Then they have the gall to wine about it.  Grow up sports press!  Look where it got other coaches who wanted to keep their team focused....



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: January 4, 2011 2:16 pm
 

Report: Harbaugh unlikely to take Michigan gig

 

I stand corrected.  I'm not use to going back in the day to find a championship.  Back in 1999 Nebraska last won the Big 12.  And I still have big money MI NIGHTMARE that they walk though the Big Ten like taking candy from a baby!




Since: Jan 15, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2011 2:16 pm
 

Report: Harbaugh unlikely to take Michigan gig

They won their National Titles before the Big 12 existed, but they did win 2 Big 12 titles.



Since: Oct 14, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2011 1:56 pm
 

Report: Harbaugh unlikely to take Michigan gig

Nebraska never won a Big 12 championship and I have big money that says they walk through the door and wins the Big Ten next football season.

 

This is all false chopsuey. See 12/6/97 and 12/4/99 for more insight. Lmao @ big money. Come on dude, who are you foolin'?




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