Michigan football is coming off its second-straight Big Ten Championship and College Football Playoff appearance. However, the program has been gripped with rumors surrounding their head coach.
Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh has appeared to be a candidate for several NFL teams hoping to lure him back to the league. He even had a call with the Panthers brass to discuss their opening.
Harbaugh shut everything down when he released a statement where he says he expects to be the head coach at Michigan in 2023.
“I am aware of the rumors and speculation over the past few days. College and NFL teams have great interest in all our personnel, from players to coaches to staff, and I truly believe that is a testament to the strength of our University of Michigan football program,” part of the statement read.
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“As I stated in December, while no one knows what the future holds, I expect that I will be enthusiastically coaching Michigan in 2023. I have spoken with President Santa Ono and Athletic Director Warde Manuel and appreciate their support of me and our program. Our mission as Wolverines continues, and we are preparing for the 2023 season with great passion and enthusiasm.”
Harbaugh’s statement doesn’t fully shoot down the notion that he could leave for the NFL this offseason, but it does set an expectation that he is unlikely to do so, and does note that he plans to stay and continue his “mission” with Michigan.
Harbaugh is 74-25 in eight seasons at the helm for Michigan.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.