Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh could finally make a return to the NFL as a head coach, provided one thing happens.
According to sources cited by The Athletic, all Harbaugh would need to fashion a return is an offer from an NFL team. It sounds as if he simply wants to be offered a job.
The Michigan Wolverines head coach has a buyout of just $3 million, which is set to decrease yearly, per a clause in his new deal. Any team keen on hiring him would have to pay the amount in a lump sum within 60 days of his resignation, but Harbaugh could be fired if he goes job hunting without informing the program’s athletic director.
“I think it is a done deal if he gets an offer,” a source close to the coach was quoted as saying by said publication.
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Harbaugh took charge of the San Francisco 49ers in 2011 and took them to the NFC title game in his first term as HC. That was on the back of an eight-year run without a winning season.
He led them to the Super Bowl in his second season but they would lose to his brother John Harbaugh’s Baltimore Ravens. The 49ers made it to the NFC title game in his third year before going 8-8 in the fourth.
After that, Harbaugh returned to college coaching to take over at Michigan, leaving the league with a 44-19-1 record.
His most recent outing proved to be a major disappointment as the Wolverines lost the Fiesta Bowl to the TCU Horned Frogs 51-45.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.