The Minnesota Vikings plan to fly in Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh for an interview on Wednesday, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports.
Over the weekend, Pelissero reported the Vikings received permission from Michigan to speak with Harbaugh, which is a standard process for NFL teams.
The team reportedly had an “exploratory conversation with him Saturday afternoon to gauge his interest,” per Pelissero.
Harbaugh played 14 years as a quarterback in the NFL and returned in 2002 as the quarterbacks coach for the Oakland Raiders.
He went back to the college ranks and returned in 2011 as he signed a five-year deal as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. He then led the team to the NFC Championship Game in each of his first three seasons after the franchise missed the playoffs for eight straight seasons.
He coached the 49ers from 2011 to 2014 until joining Michigan in 2015.
Harbaugh isn’t the only candidate the team is looking at, though.
NFL.com reports four candidates remain in the Vikings head coaching search, including Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell, Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris and Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham, for the job left vacant following the firing of Mike Zimmer.
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