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Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh might entertain NFL offers. The Wolverines are coming off their best season in a very long time, and it was hands down the best year of Harbaugh ’s coaching career in Ann Arbor. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football ). Sure, they got blown out in the College Football Playoff, but there’s no real shame in that. Georgia is a good team, and Michigan is probably the third best team in the country. After all the effort and time Harbaugh put into building up Michigan , leaving right after the team’s first playoff

A new report says that University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh spoke with a recruit's family about his potential future with the NFL .

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The Michigan head coach was upfront about entertaining NFL coaching opportunities to a recent commit.

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As rumors swirl around the idea of whether Jim Harbaugh will take a leap into the NFL coaching ranks, the Wolverines football coach did not hide the possibility of that outcome with a recent Michigan commit.

Darrius Clemons, a four-star wide receive from Portland, Oregon, committed to the Wolverines on Dec. 10. However, the talented receiver—who chose Michigan over Auburn, Oregon, Penn State and USC—made his decision based on the school and not a coach.

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Jim Harbaugh is finished in San Francisco. And now the former 49ers coach is headed to his latest rebuilding project -- the University of Michigan . » Jim Harbaugh , 49ers mutually part ways. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, citing a source close to Harbaugh , reported Monday that Harbaugh has signed a deal to Harbaugh and his wife arrived in Ann Arbor on Monday evening. Harbaugh was a three-year starting quarterback at Michigan under Bo Schembechler in the mid-1980s, and led the 1985 team to a 10-1-1 record and a victory over Nebraska in the Fiesta Bowl, a result that netted the Wolverines a No

Larry Clemons, Darrius's father, told 247Sports that Harbaugh would be engaging with the idea of NFL coaching.

“He said that he'll entertain (it),” Clemons said. “He was up front with us about that. I had Coach Harbaugh speak to my pastor. They had a good conversation. Our pastor asked him about that, and that's just that's the (reply) that he gave him.

“I have no choice but to respect a coach if he's up front with us like that,” Mr. Clemons said. “So, I respect him for that ... By him saying stuff like that I was like, ‘we can't pick a school because of a coach.’ We learned that from the Oregon (coaching change).”

Harbaugh, who was on the hot seat and took a pay cut from Michigan a year ago, recently led the Wolverines to a Big Ten championship game and an appearance in the College Football Playoff semifinal game against Georgia. He went from the Big Ten's top salary spot to eighth in the league with his new contract in the 2021 season.

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Michigan reportedly offered head coach Jim Harbaugh a five-year contract extension earlier this week, according to Yahoo Sports Dan Wetzel, but he has not signed it yet as of Saturday evening. With the NFL regular season concluding this weekend, several teams are expected to be in the market for a new head coach . Harbaugh previously expressed interest in the New York Jets, in addition to the Los Angeles Chargers. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero listed Harbaugh as a potential top target after news broke that the Jets are expected to part ways with Adam Gase following

Generally, NFL coaches with NFL possibilities, don’t willingly go back to college football . However, Michigan was his alma mater located in the town he grew up in as the son of a Bo Schembechler assistant. He was entrusted in righting the Wolverine ship – it had gone 24-32 in Big Ten play under Rich Rodriguez and Brady Hoke the previous seven years. A new report indicates Jim Harbaugh is tempted to return to the NFL . And Bears fans seem intrigued by the idea of Harbaugh as head coach .

According to Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer, Harbaugh's name is "firmly on the NFL radar.” Prior to Breer, Bruce Feldman of The Athletic heard from league and Michigan sources earlier this week that Harbaugh could be tempted to make a return to the NFL. Harbaugh was also closely linked as a potential coach for the Raiders.

Breer also reported that there is a possibility that Harbaugh could be looking to “leverage more money out of Michigan,” after taking the reduction in pay.

Harbaugh had a highly successful run with the 49ers from 2011 to ’14, going 44-19-1 with a Super Bowl appearance and three straight trips to the NFC championship. Both Breer and Feldman discussed Harbaugh’s relationship with Raiders owner Mark Davis as a potential factor in the decision. Harbaugh's first coaching job was as Raiders quarterbacks coach in '02–03, after which he became head coach at the University of San Diego. The Bears are also named as a potential landing spot.

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While Harbaugh remains as Michigan's coach, only time will tell whether he will take his talents back to the NFL level or continue to build on a Wolverines’ program that will be looking to reach new strides in the 2022 season.

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