With an offer reportedly on the table and the 49ers on the outs with Jim Harbaugh, will the former Michigan QB become the new Michigan head coach?
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NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday’s NFL GameDay First that University of Michigan officials believe that former Michigan QB and current San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh will become the new head coach of their football program.
Michigan officials are reportedly planning to meet with Harbaugh face-to-face sometime after the 49ers season finale and are hoping to introduce him on Tuesday.
If that is the case, Harbaugh will take the field leading the 49ers for the final time Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Harbaugh is 43-19-1 as San Francisco’s head coach. The 49ers are in the midst of their first four-game losing streak under Harbaugh and have as many losses this season (eight) as in last two seasons combined under Harbaugh.
In his first three seasons with the 49ers, Harbaugh coached the team to two NFC West titles, three NFC Championship games and an appearance in Superbowl XLVII – a loss to the Baltimore Ravens coached by his older brother John Harbaugh.
Several weeks ago it was reported that Michigan was offering Harbaugh a lucrative deal worth $8 million per year.