As rumors of NFL coaches begin to multiply as the regular season 2021 approaches, one name still appears: Jim Harbaugh.
The Michigan coach, who recently led the Wolverines to the College Football playoffs, told the family of a potential recruit that he would accept offers from NFL teams, Sports said.
“He was with us up front,” said Larry Clemons, father of the four-star receiver Darris Clemons, a recruiting service. “I let Coach Harbaugh talk to my pastor. They talked well. Our pastor asked him about it, and that’s it.” [reply] which he gave him. “
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Meanwhile, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network announced on Saturday that Harbaugh had appeared in search of NFL coaches and that Raiders in particular had shown interest in hiring him. The report noted that Harbaugh is also expected to be interested in Las Vegas.
“[The Raiders] “They’re also set up for a real search, not an anointing like last time with Jon Gruden, so we’ll see where the search takes them,” Rapoport said. real, though, as one of the sources, who is very well informed (Friday night), told me, Harbaugh loves it when someone is courting him. “
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Harbaugh is experiencing his best season since joining Michigan as head coach in 2015. The Wolverines defeated rival Ohio State for the first time since 2011 and won the Big Ten title for the first time since 2003. Before the season, Harbaugh signed a four-year extension that would pay him less than his previous contract, but secured him a future in Ann Arbor at least until 2025.
Harbaugh spent only four years as head coach in the NFL, but has had a lot of success during that time. He was at the helm of the 49ers from 2011 to 2014 when he went 44-19-1. After the 2012 season, he took San Francisco to the Super Bowl before losing to his brother John and Ravens. According to the Pro Football Reference, its winning percentage of 0.695 is the fifth highest in history.
Harbaugh’s first full-time coaching position was with the Raiders in 2002-03 as a quarterbacks coach. Harbaugh, a former NFL quarterback, has spent the first seven years of his professional career playing for the Bears, another team expected to look for a new coach in this offseason.
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Gruden resigned as Las Vegas coach in the middle of the season after leaked emails showed he used racist, sexist and homophobic language. The emails were collected by the NFL as part of an investigation into the misconduct of the Washington football team in the league’s workplace.
Gruden was temporarily replaced by Rich Bisaccia, who finished 6-5. If the Raiders beat the Chargers in “Sunday Night Football”, Las Vegas would make the playoffs for the first time since 2016 and only for the second time since 2002, when it lost to Gruden’s Buccaneers in Super Bowl 37.