Jim Harbaugh tells Michigan AD Warde Manuel that flirting with NFL was a ‘one time thing’

By W.G. Brady  - Senior News Desk Writer
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Dec 30, 2016; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh catches passes prior to the game against the Florida State Seminoles at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Harbaugh, after participating in a nine-hour interview with the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday, called Wolverines AD Warde Manuel to let him know that he is remaining the head football coach at the University of Michigan.

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On Thursday night, Harbaugh did an exclusive interview with Mitch Albom of the Detroit Free Press and Harbaugh said that he is 100% dedicated to Michigan and that this was the last time he will flirt with the NFL.

From Detroit Free Press:

“I called Warde (Manuel, the Michigan athletic director) and I asked him if he wanted me to be the head coach. And he said, ‘Yes, 100 percent.’ And I said, OK then. That’s what I want to do.’

“And I told him, ‘Warde, this will not be a reoccurring theme every year. This was a one time thing.”

“I’m an honest person,” he said. “There was a large pull there (for the NFL.) But I didn’t feel it was that way for both parties. And that’s it. That’s my mindset now.”

So that chapter is closed?

“Yes.”

You are 100% dedicated to Michigan?

“Yes. … Actually, I told Warde, ‘From here on out, I’m working at the pleasure of the University of Michigan, because that’s, in my heart, where I want to be.”

Nation, do you believe that this is the last time Harbaugh will interview with an NFL team?

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