[Kunkel] Jim Harbaugh has made it known he’s sincere in his interest in the Panthers head coaching job. He likes the roster and loves the opportunity, sources tell @CSLonQCN. The Broncos job is not as attractive to Harbaugh because of Herbert and Mahomes in the same division.
Dude either needs to leave or sign a lifetime contract at this point
The funny thing is that restructuring of his contract I'm pretty sure made his buyout super small.
It really hurts our recruiting when he does this
He literally said last year that he was done with looking at the NFL and he was committed to Michigan. Not even 12 months later and he is flirting with the NFL again.
Kentucky basketball fans would like a word with this bad idea.
As a franklin Stan- I’m just glad it’s done happening to us and USC rumors (Penn state)
Wouldn't a lifetime contract technically be slavery?
If he's feeding these rumors, after guaranteeing he'd be back in 2023, he can go imo
For sure I can careless about Mich but seriously dude, just go already. They’ll figure it out
He said “yeah I’m not coaching Russell Wilson”
I feel like it’s half that and half the NFC South being a complete joke.
He probably also said, "I've got no cap space and no picks!"
Nobody coaches Russell Wilson. He'd also like you to consult him on all game planning and roster moves.
Also being in a division with Mahomes, Herbert, and Stidham is just plain rough.
Jim: yeah look, when my potential QB is getting roasted by Patrick Star and we can’t get rid of him? Hard no
Oh yeah I forgot about Harbaugh’s yearly flirtation with the NFL.
It’s different this year, because it might be my team hiring him
Lucky for them I have a perfectly capable former NFL and Big 10 head coach ready to fill his void, he even has a more punchable face!
This happens every year it feels or when bears fire head coach
I'm guessing it will just be the same thing as last time. He'll interview and won't get the job and act like he didn't want it anyway and go back to Michigan again. There's a reason why he was fired in the NFL despite being successful with the 49ers. Teams don't like him.
God damnit Jim are we really doing this again?
Who would y’all go after if he left?
I read this in the voice of Dwight from The Office.
Pay Sean Payton $20 million a year… or probably just hire Jesse Minter.
Can't pass on the opportunity to coach the GEQBUS.
Counting only the LEGAL POINTS, the Panthers won BIGLY yesterday. STOP THE STEAL!
Joyous Jim Harbaugh would love a chance to coach the greatest and most stable team in the NFL! Very cool Jim!
He was gone the minute Michigan refused to stop teaching Critical Gase Theory
I think you mean the opportunity to be coached by our GEQBUS!!! #MACA
Wonderful for recruiting...
That’s a nice portal class you got there… it’d be a real shame if that didn’t hold together for some reason…
Even if he stays having this happen two years in a row has got to put a damper on recruiting. Way too easy for other coaches to use this to recruit against Michigan.
I mean thanks to the portal I really don’t think it hurts recruiting as much as it used to. None of these players are “tied” to coaches anymore. If they are highly recruited and/or highly skilled and choose a school to play for based on a specific coach and that coach leaves, they can go into the portal and find a new program.
He legitimately wants to leave, so he doesn't really care.
Well yeah the NFC South is easier than the B1G East
All I hear is that Harbaugh loves our GEQBUS Sam Darnold. Smart man!
High Intelligence Harbaugh knows that GEQBUS can lead him to many Super Bowl rings, as he is the only player to EVER win a Super Bowl in his first 4 years, soon to be first 5!
Especially when it's an older brother who looks just like you. Drunk dad during thanksgiving with his arm around Jim* "Son, I am so proud of that Superbowl you won."
Making him sit at the kids table crossed the line though. Man’s gotta have pride
Jim was such a douche to John during the post superbowl handshake. I've always enjoyed watching him lose. Good coach though.
Honestly. If Jim had won that super bowl I wonder if that would’ve satiated him or if in his heart of hearts he just likes coaching in the NFL more than college
Real talk, that would bother me for eternity knowing I lost against my biggest rival in the biggest game
Harbaugh needs to either come out and deny these rumors right away or just leave quickly. We can't have another month and a half of negative recruiting that nuked the 23 class
At this point I kind of think he needs to be offered a job (or at least interview) and turn it down, otherwise this is just going to happen every year.
Michigan is going through this again. If he stays again, he just needs to shut the NFL out
He said after last years flirt with the Vikings he was staying at Michigan for good..
He apparently did that last year when he called the AD after the Minnesota interview and said he's sticking with UM for good. So either that was a BS report or this is a BS report.
after coaches have said shit like "i wouldn't leave to coach at X even for 200 million dollars." to just go around and coach at X for 50 million. Then Harbaugh could say "Fuck the NFL" and there will be rumors of him wanting to be romantically involved with the NFL.
Harbaugh is coming off of the two greatest seasons of his career and the greatest peak for Michigan football in 20 years
On the other hand, if he wants to go back, there’s no better time. Because he’s coming off the two greatest seasons of his career.
Generally I’d agree, but he’s had previous success in the NFL - I think he returns to UM in 2023 because he said he would.
I believe that's called 'leverage'
Maybe he thinks Michigan has peaked?
If he leaves, Sherrone Moore should be HC. The big question is if Jesse Minter sticks around as DC or does he follow Jim.
He probably goes with Jim. I’m sure he’d want to go back to the NFL.
HEY JIM STAY OR LEAVE BUT FUCKIN SAY SOMETHING
Once again ruining all the momentum making the playoffs gives a program by openly flirting with the nfl
these rumors come up either way. What season has he not had "going to the nfl" rumors besides the 1st one.
Sonny Dykes to Michigan.
The guy has proven he can win a playoff game in year 1, Harbaugh hasn't done it after 8 seasons.
What fucking shit.
Oh hell yeah
“The broncos job is not attractive because have you seen the broncos?” - Jim Harbaugh, probably
Probably threw the game so he could start negotiating a week early /s
Goddamn you, I know my uncle is going to text this exact thing to me later this week. Why must you put this into the universe?
Mods, can we just pick one of these and sticky it? We don’t need a post every time someone on Twitter wants a click.
Nah funnier this way
Sorry this isn't how dogpiling works. Ask A&M Fans.
As a Panthers fan I absolutely love it!
Jim, if this shit isn't real you need to get out ahead of this and tell reporters to fuck off.
Why is everyone taking this tweet so seriously? We seriously think this random Carolina Fox dude is connected with Harbaugh? Also who actually like the Panthers' roster?
Because the panthers are a decent, quick rebuild, and it’s not just this reporter saying this….
Panthers in prime position to get new qb, have a talented physical roster that matches Harbaugh's style, an incredibly weak division with Brady on his last legs, a gm and owner that are flexible, alot of money, and aren't locked down on anybody on their roster. And he played for them in 2001. This Carolina Fox dude is the local team reporter and likely heard this from team sources. There's a pretty good chance if he takes an nfl job, it's this one.
You're joking, right? We desperately need a QB and maybe a WR or two. Otherwise our roster is decent. We got the cap to go after whatever we want in the upcoming draft, and a decent position in said draft. Maybe we trade up with Chicago for CJ Stroud. Yeah that's just wishful thinking, but I bet Harbaugh would fucking cream at the opportunity to coach him.
Being in a horrible position playing two of the top 5 QB in the NFL is tough.
Taking the broncos job and winning a super bowl would have to cement Harbaugh as the best coach ever, but he would probably choke away the conference final and then leave everyone somehow wondering if he even did a good job.
Is he not intimidated by Winston, Mariota and Trask?
To be fair, playing Winston and Mariota would be very intimidating if I was a college coach in 2014.
He knows he can't schedule Hawaii and UConn in the NFL, right?
He can always hope that the Texans and Bears are on his schedule.
yeah fucking right and we beat the georgia bulldogs on saturday
It must be traumatizing for Michigan fans to go through this every single year. If only Jimbo could leave, but nooo we have till the end of time.
Not really - about 95% of it is baseless rumor (since 2015), with last off season the only time there was actually merit (and Jim was very candid about his openness). This time seems very unlikely to be real.
Is this all just to get more money from the university?
More likely decision control. U of M's "approver matrix" is enough to make you walk into Lake St Clair
Harbaugh will ALWAYS prefer the NFL. Michigan was his backup job
Ah yes, oracle Will Kunkel. This is smoke clickbait, stop clicking it
This is ridiculous. Michigan needs to fire him and move on if he stays and does this again.
Why another couple weeks and they won’t have to buy him out
Fire your highly successful coach at his peak because he’s good enough for NFL jobs. Wise plan.
Kent Hance and Gerald Myers fired Mike Leach for constantly flirting with better jobs (and not kissing their asses). The flirtation had taken a toll on our recruiting but firing our most successful coach in decades was not a wise decision.
They want paid.
This isn’t like dating a girl who keeps texting her ex. The results that Harbaugh brings us outweigh the possibility that he’ll leave for the NFL and the hinderance to recruiting this kind of news cycles causes.
Lmao, sure. Let’s fire our HC who has delivered the only 13 win season in our entire program’s history and back to back Big Ten championships because he’s being coveted by some NFL teams.
He's had a remarkable career at Michigan, but Harbaugh has never been one to stay at a place too long.
I hear Rich Rod is available.
Give Brady Hoke another chance.
Where are all the Michigan fans to tell us this is all “clickbait” and that Harbaugh would never leave Ann Arbor?
He said he’d be back to coach in 2023. I don’t know why people are believing third party information when there’s a direct quote of him addressing these rumors from less than a month ago.
i think he will leave eventually. i dont think it will be this year. but well see.
To be fair, every fan base goes into denial when their coach is mentioned
I mean this dude doesn't exactly seem like the most reliable source. Also, does literally anyone like the Panthers' roster? Too much about this tweet doesn't pass the sniff test
Found one, the rest are pissed. Which makes sense.
The panthers always have a great interim coach. Yes he lost yesterday but hes really good
Jim about to come out and say "I will not be leaving Michigan for the Panther's job."
Imagine the Michigan coach on the Panthers coaching the Ohio State QB.
That's a nice way of saying "Denver is a dumpster fire you can see from Mars."
As a Stanford and panthers fan this is the greatest day of my life. I don’t even need it to actually happen, this is enough
Are people still falling for this stuff?
Im sure Walmart gift cards can change his mind
Yo what the fuck. Just in time to nuke recruiting?
Reported by some no name local reporter and immediately refuted by a credible NFL writer
It's not being refuted by Allbright. Read Allbright's very next reply. He's only talking about the being scared of AFC West QBs/Broncos part.
I mean week 1 he did that interview that was supposed to "put the NFL stuff to bed" ahead of the season and basically said something to the tune of "I looked at the Vikings because I want to win a Super Bowl. A National Title would be great but I really really wanna win a Super Bowl." How any Michigan fan didn't see this coming again IDK
But he told Michigan never again after last year 😱
The guy seems desperate to get back into the NFL
Because he is
Jim is spreading his legs for anyone with a contract let's be honest
He picked up the phone last year and no one answered. I don't think the nfl wants him.
Ffs Jim either leave or don't
This is brain dead from a Panthers perspective.
Steve Wilks seems like a great guy, but he was way too conservative yesterday with the game on the line. I’d also rather have the guy who went to three NFC championship games in a row and made a Super Bowl than a guy who was fired after one year as a head coach
Wilks has only won like 4 games.
Bro we love Wilks and all but if we hire him full time I may commit sudoku.
Harbaugh has one of the top winning percentages in the NFL of all time - 6th
Did you miss his Arizona tenure??
Did you just compared Jim "44-19, 1 SB trip, 3 NFCCG trips in 4 years" Harbaugh to Steve "sucked so fucking bad I got fired in my first season" Wilks?
Is this 2023 or 2022?
Why not indy
Let's go and bring Carr with you thanks Jim....
Herbert and Mahomes have nothing to do with it lol
Thank God he doesn’t want to go Denver. Let him go lead the Panthers to mediocrity.
Honestly, if he's interested in the NFL, he should quit the Michigan job. This already fucked up our recruiting class from last year. And the coaching from the bowl game was really fucking head scratching, deviating from the kind of play calling that had worked for us all season. Felt like there may have been something else some coaches were focusing on over the last month.
This is getting really old at this point. Thought he said he was done with the NFL flirtation.
Just fire this bozo
Remember in 2020 when Buckeye fans were memeing and saying Michigan should sign him to a lifetime contract. Jimmy livin' rent free now.
Yuck I'd hate to have him as my team's coach.
Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen it
No, take the Broncos because I would find it funny. As long as our enemies hire someone incompetent to replace him.
I mean, this isn’t a surprise at all. Harbaugh clearly really wants back in the NFL.
Yeah, he wanted the Vikings job too, but they didn’t want him.
He should just stop coaching
What a classless douche
You’ve gotta think that Michigan fans are ready to move on even if this isn’t true, right?
Move on from a coach that got us to a 12-0 regular season record, two big ten titles in a row, and in the playoffs two years in a row. Sureeeee! Right! That would be the dumbest thing a team and its fans could do.
I didn't listen to Hairballs post game comments after TCU beat them. Is he butt hurt and threatening to once again pick up his ball and go home?
Probably realizing this was his best chance at a NC and blew it, so he’s ducking and running.
Broncos, Panthers, and possibly the Texans are wanting to hire coaches. Plenty of teams in the NFL that are available.
Who would be realistic candidates for this job?
Pat Narduzzi on his way to Ann Arbor. He’s already got yellow and blue clothes
Just ask for more money from Michigan. Job security way better my guy.
Recruiting is a bitch. And in the age of the portal and NIL, it's even more of a bitch. In the NFL guys sign contracts and every one is professionals. No classes. No sleepovers at high schoolers houses. And probably a few thousand free hours of family time in the off season.
Dude, come to Indy. We need you man.
Is the dream alive?
Why is he still doing this?
Can't beat the weather around here.
It got pretty damn cold here during the winter storm up north but other than that it’s been mid 50s all winter here in Charlotte. Looking at Ann Arbor it’s currently raining and 34 lol, no thanks.
Jim Harbaugh is salivating over the opportunity to run an offense led by Sam Darnold!
It's the NFL though... For anyone who thinks that Mahomes is going to stay at Kansas City forever, let's just imagine what fans would have said in 2018 if you told them Tom Brady would be finishing his third season with Tampa Bay in 2023.
I was in junior high Brady's first NFL season. I am in my mid-30s now. Going to be weird when he finally retires.
I’d be happy to have him in ATL tbh
I feel Jim is a man of his word. He said last year he is done flirting with the nfl and will stay at Michigan as long as they allow him. These are just rumors to dick with recruiting and get clicks.
As a UofM fan living in Charlotte, I'm seriously conflicted. Nah...actually I'm not. As much as I like the Panthers, please stay at UofM.
Michigan AD needs to play the role of Marlo every January.
I don't see him leaving at all, but I do enjoy watching the Harbaugh circus every offseason.
It's fr every off season. Cool
With the bullshit transfer portal and NIL, you have to take these reports seriously. In the NFL you get a real off season.
The Browns should fire Stefanski and go after Harbaugh. Browns are a better fit for Harbaugh being a midwest Ohio guy (born in Toledo), plus its not a total rebuild job. Browns have a loaded roster that is being wasted by Stefanski and Joe Woods.
Lemme guess, Bronco’s country not riding?
The Broncos job is not attractive because of Russell Wilson and because they traded away so many draft choices to get Wilson.
What does that say about Russ? A guy who went to the Super Bowl with Kaepernick doesn’t want Russ as his QB.
Every single damn year.
He ain’t leaving
Dude can’t win a semi match against TCU and wants to eject from CFB lol
Unless he’s interviewing like he did last year for the Minnesota job, I assume he’s gonna stay
I would fucking shit myself
He's peaked at Michigan. He'll never actually win a title there, now would be a great time to move on
Can this man just leave so we don’t have to deal with these posts every single year for the rest of our lives
He will be 60 this year. He is loved at MI, and is on easy street as far as big time college coaching jobs go.
I’ll take him on the Panthers!!!
If a wolverine and a panther fought to the death, who would win?
As a Michigan fan, I can’t begin to explain how exhausting this is. Before, I would just brush it off, but now he actually seems to want to go back to the NFL. Him doing this is not good for recruiting or the future of Michigan.
Dude's a snake. If you know you'd entertain the openings after bowl season, why say that you're returning to Michigan in 2023, especially when you're saying that in a press conference unprovoked?
Fuck. He’s gone isn’t he? Just way too much smoke this time around.