Michigan is coming off a Big Ten Championship season and a College Football Playoff berth. While the end result was disappointing and maybe even a debacle after losing to TCU, 51-45, on Saturday — it was another good season for the Wolverines.
But like every offseason with Jim Harbaugh at the helm in Ann Arbor, the offseason means NFL speculation.
According to Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic, sources believe if Harbaugh is offered an NFL head coaching position he is going to accept it and go back to the NFL.
Jim Harbaugh to the Broncos?
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) January 2, 2023
There have been multiple reports stating the Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts are interested in Michigan’s head coach. The Broncos just fired Nathaniel Hackett, who lasted less than a season in Denver, and the Colts will be looking for someone to replace interim coach, Jeff Saturday.
In early December, Jim Harbaugh shot down NFL interest. He said he and his staff would be back in Ann Arbor in 2023.
“Well, it’s a lot of that time of the year type of speculation, but I think no man knows the future,” Harbaugh said. “We’ve done a good job and people are pleased with the job that we’ve done here at Michigan. They’re gonna be very happy to learn that we’ll be back enthusiastically coaching the Wolverines in 2023. And for those people that don’t approve of the job we’ve done or would rather see somebody else coaching here, I think they’ll be most likely disappointed to learn we’ll be back coaching the Wolverines in 2023.”
Buckle up Michigan fans, it appears it’s going to be another long offseason with plenty of NFL speculation surrounding Jim Harbaugh and the NFL.