Jim Harbaugh rumors: Michigan coach told recruit he’s listening to NFL offers, reportedly has interest in Raiders

As rumors of NFL coaches begin to mount with the end of the 2021 regular season drawing near, one name continues to emerge: Jim Harbaugh.

The Michigan coach, who just led the Wolverines to the college football playoff, has told the family of a potential recruit that he will consider offers from NFL teams, 247 Reported sports.

“He was honest with us about it,” Larry Clemons, father of four-star wide receiver Darrius Clemons, told the drafting service. “I had Coach Harbaugh talk to my pastor. They had a good conversation. Our pastor asked him about that, and that’s the problem.” [reply] what’s going on with him”.

Meanwhile, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported on Saturday that Harbaugh appeared in searches for NFL coaches and that the Raiders in particular have shown interest in hiring him. Rapoport noted that Harbaugh is also believed to have an interest in Las Vegas.

“[The Raiders] They’re also ready to do a real search, not an anointing like they did last time with Jon Gruden, so we’ll see where the search takes them, “Rapoport said.” But at least there’s enough interest on both sides to make us To think that this is at least something real, although as a source, who is very knowledgeable about this (Friday night) told me, Harbaugh loves to be wooed. “

Harbaugh is coming off his best season since taking over as Michigan’s head coach in 2015. The Wolverines beat rival Ohio State for the first time since 2011 and claimed the Big Ten championship for the first time since 2003. Before the season, Harbaugh signed a four-year extension that will pay you less than your previous contract, but secured your future in Ann Arbor until at least 2025.

Harbaugh spent only four years as head coach in the NFL, but was very successful during that time. He was in command of the 49ers from 2011 to 2014, going 44-19-1. He led San Francisco to the Super Bowl after the 2012 season before losing to his brother John and the Ravens. His .695 winning percentage is the fifth-highest of all time, according to Pro Football Reference.

Harbaugh’s first full-time coach job was with the Raiders from 2002-03 as the team’s quarterback coach. Harbaugh, a former NFL quarterback, spent the first seven years of his professional career playing for the Bears, another team expected to seek a new coach this offseason.

Gruden resigned as Las Vegas coach mid-season after leaked emails showed him using racist, sexist and homophobic language. The emails were collected by the NFL as part of the Washington football team league’s workplace misconduct investigation.

Gruden was replaced on an interim basis by Rich Bisaccia, who is 6-5. If the Raiders beat the Chargers on “Sunday Night Football,” Las Vegas would make the playoffs for the first time since 2016 and only the second time since 2002, when they lost to Gruden’s Buccaneers in Super Bowl 37.