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Jim Harbaugh reported to be Michigan head coach

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Then-San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh before an NFL game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Dec. 15, 2013. Credit: Courtesy of TNS

Then-San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh before an NFL game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Dec. 15, 2013.
Credit: Courtesy of TNS

The Michigan Wolverine football program is set to welcome back one of its own.

Former Wolverines quarterback and San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has been selected as the next head football coach at Michigan, according to multiple reports.

Harbaugh, a Toledo native, played quarterback for the Wolverines from 1983 to 1986, starting in his final three seasons under then-coach Bo Schembechler and amassing 5,449 yards and 31 touchdowns over his college career.

Following a 14-year NFL career with the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens and San Diego Chargers, Harbaugh worked as an assistant for his father, Jack, who was the head football coach at Western Kentucky University, before working as an assistant for the Oakland Raiders and ultimately landing his first head coaching job at the University of San Diego.

From San Diego, Harbaugh was named head coach at Stanford in 2007, leading the Cardinal to its first 11-win season in 2010.

After four years in Palo Alto, Calif., Harbaugh became the head coach of the 49ers in 2011 and led them to Super Bowl XLVII in 2012 — a game which the 49ers lost to the Baltimore Ravens, coached by Harbaugh’s brother, John.

After an 8-8 finish to the 2014 season, it was reported that Harbaugh and the 49ers were ready for a mutual departure, which led to Harbaugh’s return to Ann Arbor, Mich.

Harbaugh is set to be welcomed back to Michigan as its next football coach on Tuesday during the Wolverines’ basketball game against Illinois, according to reports.

One comment

  1. Was this the guy who would be making around $8 million? I think I saw it in someone’s opinion piece.

    Can’t remember.

    Karl

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