According to Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report, “there is a chance” that 49ers HC Jim Harbaugh could consider the idea of taking the head coaching job at his alma mater — the University of Michigan.
However, Cole reports that Harbaugh’s preference is to remain in the NFL and in an environment that allows him to focus solely on football.
Cole mentions that the other responsibilities that come with a college coaching position like the events, recruiting, boosters, and being the face of the school are not attractive to Harbaugh.
Cole adds that unless things don’t work out in the NFL, it’s unlikely that Harbaugh would return to the college game.
Earlier in the day, reporters asked Harbaugh about the idea to which he responded: “I think about only my job,” per Janie McCauley.
There has been plenty of speculation regarding Harbaugh’s future with the 49ers. In fact, recent reports have been focused on the type of compensation it would require for a team to trade him.
We went over some potential landing spots for Harbaugh earlier in the week, but this figures to be a really popular topic over the next few months.