The rumors have been flying around about Jim Harbaugh leaving the University of Michigan for the NFL. Specifically, Harbaugh has been rumored to take over as head coach of the Cleveland Browns or the Green Bay Packers.
On Sunday, Harbaugh made his intentions very clear to ESPN, saying that the rumors are false and that he would remain the head coach of the Wolverines in 2019.
Well, Michigan AD Warde Manuel has gone a step further, predicting that Harbaugh would eventually retire as Wolverines head coach.
From Detroit News:
“Let me add this, Jim is one of the greatest coaches, college or pro, so I think it’s to his credit his name continually pops up,” Manuel said. “But I think, as I said before, when we think about bringing student-athletes here, we want the best, and we have the best coach. I just hope people understand and particularly our recruits don’t get dissuaded because people put out these rumors which this man deserves because of his ability to coach.
“But let’s draw back on the every year as soon as there’s an opening all of a sudden because his name’s mentioned that he’s not going to be here. He and I have a great relationship. We talked about this from the first year on. I have full faith in Jim, in the person he is and the leader he is of this team. I’m so happy he’s our coach. I look forward to him coaching, as I said before until he retires from Michigan and ends his career here.”
What do you think, Nation? Do you agree with Warde Manuel or do you believe it is just a matter of time before Harbaugh gets the itch to go back to the National Football League?
One thing is for sure, it does not sound like he is leaving anytime soon.