Report: Jim Harbaugh Returning To Michigan For 2022 Season

Despite interviewing with the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Jim Harbaugh informed Michigan he will be returning to the program for the 2022 season.

“Jim Harbaugh told Warde Manuel that this would not be a re-occurring issue and he would stay at Michigan as long as it wants him,” Schefter reports.

For the past few days, Harbaugh’s status with the program has been unknown and it was reported he was preparing to depart the Wolverines.

Harbaugh officially interviewed in person with the Vikings on Wednesday and Pro Football Talk reported he wanted the job. Keep in mind, Minnesota hadn’t offered him the job and the Vikings have several other candidates to consider for the vacancy.

For now, it seems Harbaugh will stay in Ann Arbor, with Schefter reporting that Michigan was “elated” to get the head coach’s decision.

Harbaugh’s résumé seems to speak volumes.

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, where he 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.


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Written by Megan Turner

Megan graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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    • Not meaning to be argumentative but … How many coaches have/do “win the Big One”? … and is “The Big One” subject to different interpretations?
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      Is “The Big One” simply beating one’s Most Hated Rival or is it winning the NatChamp. ? Lincoln Riley consistently beat Texas and OkState but never made it to The NatChamp. Because of that Saban fella in Tuscaloosa very few of the other 70 or so Power5 HCs have “won The Big One” the past decade. Are they all “Mark Richts” too?
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