As rumors swirl across the concept of whether or not Jim Harbaugh will take a leap into the NFL coaching ranks, the Wolverines soccer coach didn’t cover the opportunity of that end result with a latest Michigan commit.
Darrius Clemons, a four-star broad obtain from Portland, Oregon, dedicated to the Wolverines on Dec. 10. Nevertheless, the proficient receiver—who selected Michigan over Auburn, Oregon, Penn State and USC—made his resolution primarily based on the varsity and never a coach.
Larry Clemons, Darrius’s father, instructed 247Sports that Harbaugh can be participating with the thought of NFL coaching.
“He stated that he’ll entertain (it),” Clemons stated. “He was up entrance with us about that. I had Coach Harbaugh converse to my pastor. That they had a very good dialog. Our pastor requested him about that, and that is simply that is the (reply) that he gave him.
“I’ve no selection however to respect a coach if he is up entrance with us like that,” Mr. Clemons stated. “So, I respect him for that … By him saying stuff like that I used to be like, ‘we will not choose a college due to a coach.’ We discovered that from the Oregon (coaching change).”
Harbaugh, who was on the new seat and took a pay reduce from Michigan a 12 months in the past, lately led the Wolverines to a Large Ten championship recreation and an look within the School Soccer Playoff semifinal recreation towards Georgia. He went from the Large Ten’s high wage spot to eighth within the league along with his new contract within the 2021 season.
In accordance to Sports activities Illustrated’s Albert Breer, Harbaugh’s title 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 possibly be tempted to make a return to the NFL. Harbaugh was additionally intently linked as a possible coach for the Raiders.
Breer additionally reported that there’s a chance that Harbaugh could possibly be trying to “leverage more cash out of Michigan,” after taking the discount in pay.
Harbaugh had a extremely profitable run with the 49ers from 2011 to ’14, going 44-19-1 with a Tremendous Bowl look and three straight journeys to the NFC championship. Each Breer and Feldman mentioned Harbaugh’s relationship with Raiders proprietor Mark Davis as a possible issue within the resolution. Harbaugh’s first coaching job was as Raiders quarterbacks coach in ’02–03, after which he turned head coach on the College of San Diego. The Bears are additionally named as a possible touchdown spot.
Whereas Harbaugh stays as Michigan’s coach, solely time will inform whether or not he’ll take his abilities again to the NFL degree or proceed to construct on a Wolverines’ program that will likely be trying to attain new strides within the 2022 season.
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