Posted by Tom Fornelli
Yes, I've grown just as tired of all the Jim Harbaugh talk the last few days as you have. Every 20 minutes the Stanford head coach is interviewing with somebody else, and about to sign a bajillion dollar contract to leave Stanford and coach somewhere else. It's tiresome. That being said, I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't share this with you.
Remember way back 72 hours ago when Jim Harbaugh was going to be taking over for Rich Rodriguez at Michigan? Yes, well, that scenario was quickly shut down when Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said he was fairly certain that Harbaugh was headed to the NFL. Well, we can no longer be sure that's the case, and one man with ties to both Stanford and an NFL job that Harbaugh was being considered for seems to think that Michigan is back in play for his services.
"To me, it’s coming down to Stanford, and I think Michigan is back in the picture," John Elway said in an interview with Denver radio station 87.7 The Ticket. "I think he wants to stay in the college level. 'Cause we’ve been in touch with him, and they are aware we’d like to talk to him if he wants to go the NFL route."
Of course, all this means is that for the next 12 hours we're going to hear about how Michigan is ready to give Harbaugh $8 million and then tomorrow he'll announce he's staying at Stanford.