Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh As well as other members of his coaching staff, they were attached to various NFL teams this offseason, but for the former San Francisco 49ers head coach, that’s a good sign.
In January, Michigan confirmed that Harbaugh would return to Ann Arbor for his ninth season as head coach after reports linked him to several NFL teams, including the Denver Broncos.
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Harbaugh explained during a news conference last week that the NFL’s interest is a good reflection of his program.
«As we said, it’s an ongoing thing, something that we treat as a really positive thing that NFL franchises, NFL teams have a lot of interest in all of our people — coaches, players, staff. And if somebody in our organization feels like if it would benefit them professionally and personally, then we say, ‘Do it.’ We don’t hold anyone back.»
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He continued: «I mean calls come in. Calls come in, calls are taken, you have those conversations. There are some coaches on our staff who got those calls. [for], and decided to stay here in Michigan. I am one of them.»
«People do what they think is best for them professionally and personally.»
Harbaugh was very successful in the NFL, coaching the 49ers from 2011 to 2014. He won two NFC West titles and reached the NFC Championship Game three times in four seasons.
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He went 44-19-1 during that span and helped the 49ers reach Super Bowl XLVII, where they lost, 34-31, to the Baltimore Ravens.
In eight seasons as Michigan’s head coach, he compiled a 74-25 record. Michigan went 13-0 last season before earning upset by TCU in the college football playoffs.