Milk-powered UM coach Jim Harbaugh accepted the Wolverines job in 2015 and has already racked up as many ten-win seasons in his tenure as his predecessors did over the previous 11 years. He’s the best Michigan coach in a long time, and given his success at both the professional and college levels, he’s probably high on many success-starved NFL organizations’ wish lists.
Not that he’d want to leave Michigan, of course, but he could stand to make (a bit) more money in the NFL and not have to worry about recruiting. His name has now popped up as a replacement for Jeff Fisher in Los Angeles, which doesn’t make much sense, but sure, okay. Harbaugh, however, is furious that anyone would connect him to that job and imply that he’s GIVING UP without reaching the ZENITH of competition. From ESPN:
Michigan Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh earlier this week told his players that rumors about his potential return to the NFL were nothing more than “lies made up by our enemies.”
Harbaugh must be a great coach because his players have completely adopted his competition-centric, us-against-the-world vocabulary:
“The team got all riled up,” senior defensive lineman Ryan Glasgow said Tuesday night at the team’s annual banquet. “We don’t want any enemies infiltrating the fortress. We knew. Based on how much Coach Harbaugh loves the program and loves Michigan, you know he’s not leaving anytime soon, if ever.”
Harbaugh will continue to be linked to NFL coaching vacancies for the foreseeable future, and I look forward to the Harbaughisms he uses to deny those links.