Michigan Insider Has Details On Jim Harbaugh-NFL Rumors

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines blows whistle before start of the game.EAST LANSING, MI – OCTOBER 29: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during warm ups prior to playing the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on October 29, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Ever since he left the San Francisco 49ers in 2014, Jim Harbaugh has remained one of the top NFL head coaching candidates of every offseason. And while there is a common belief that Harbaugh would return to the NFL given the right level of power and opportunity, he has remained firm in his mission at Michigan.Recently, Michigan football insider Nick Baumgardner has come to a conclusion as to why Harbaugh is being targeted by NFL rumors so often: College recruiting.Baumgardner explained that rival colleges use the idea of Harbaugh-to-NFL rumors to hurt Michigan’s recruiting efforts.The idea is to perpetually make top would-be recruits believe that Harbaugh won’t be around for the long haul.Harbaugh’s belief that NFL stuff gets started by those attempting to hurt recruiting is true. It also gets started by people who blindly guess about this stuff. Harbaugh doesn’t talk to anyone anonymously about his job. No one speaks for him. So people just guess, because 2018.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) December 9, 2018Baumgardner added that Harbaugh does not have anyone in an inner-circle who might even have inside information as to if he plans on going to the NFL or not – so “sources” would just be guessing.Baumgardner did concede that not everyone who spreads those rumors do so as part of a rivalry, but that most people are just speculating.So while some certainly comes from rival staffs (that’s just recruiting), I’d bet more of it comes from people who just blindly throw out the same ‘Here’s candidates!’ lists every December.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) December 9, 2018Harbaugh told ESPN this morning that he has no plans on leaving the Wolverines for the NFL.“This is a choreographed message that comes up at this time every year before signing day,” Harbaugh told ESPN. “It’s people spreading messages to further their own personal agenda.“But I’m on record right here, right now: I’m not going anywhere. I’m staying at Michigan. We have big plans here, and there’s a lot we want to accomplish.”last_img read more