With the 49ers seemingly falling apart at the seams, head coach Jim Harbaugh may not have a choice in the matter of whether he stays.
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The San Francisco 49ers are officially in contact with the University of Michigan. Whether or not that results in a potential move by head coach Jim Harbaugh to the legendary football factory remains to be seen.
San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke confirmed on Monday night that the school has reached out to the 49ers regarding its interest in Harbaugh as it conducts a head-coaching search.
“I think the University of Michigan, in reaching out, did handle it correctly,” Baalke told 95.7 The Game.
NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported last week that the school offered Harbaugh, a former quarterback at the school, a six-year, $48 million contract to replace the recently fired Brady Hoke. Harbaugh has one more year left on his contract with the 49ers.
“As I look at it, it’s very simple,” Baalke said. “(Harbaugh is) the head football coach of the San Francisco 49ers. And you read about reports, not just on coaches — a lot of coaches, a lot of speculation.”
The Michigan Wolverines fired head coach Brady Hoke after a 5-7 season – losing bowl eligibility. Harbaugh was the QB of the team in the 1980s and a successful football head coach with Stanford.