Michigan Wolverines News: Jim Harbaugh to interview with Broncos, plus a bad day in hoops

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In our Michigan Wolverines news roundup, we talk about a bad bay on the basketball court and Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh interviewing with Denver. 

Saturday wasn’t a good day for the Michigan Wolverines and on Sunday, Michigan football fans woke up to the news that Jim Harbaugh will interview with the Denver Broncos this week.

This is according to a report from Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, which tweeted the news out very early on Sunday morning. He did say that “Michigan has a chance to make this all go away” but it’s still worrisome for Michigan Wolverines fans.

There are a few layers to this onion with the recent news of NCAA allegations and a potential suspension down the road for Jim Harbaugh.

It sounds like the University of Michigan has his back, but sheds light on why he could have renewed interest in the NFL. We have heard reports about the Broncos reaching out and now an interview is scheduled.

As part of his contract, Harbaugh has to inform Michigan football if he’s going to interview with an NFL team, so Warde Manuel is going to know this is happening.

It’s going to be a virtual interview — not quite what happened with the Vikings last year, however, it leaves serious doubt about whether he’ll be the head coach in 2023, despite what he’s said.

Michigan football needs to lock down Harbaugh with a fat, long-term extension. He did sign a new deal last offseason, but should be the highest-paid coach in the Big Ten.

Rapoport did report Michigan football could still make this move and let’s hope it does.

Michigan basketball has a rough day

It was a bad day on the basketball court for the Michigan Wolverines as the men’s team went to East Lansing and lost 59-53 to Michigan State. Here are our gut reactions and takeaways.

The Michigan Wolverines also lost to Iowa in women’s basketball. It was a barnburner between two top-25 teams and Iowa came out ahead with a 94-85 win. Caitlin Clark went off as she usually does for 30 points in the win for the Hawkeyes.

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Michigan fell to 13-3 overall Leigha Brown finished with 20 points for the Wolverines. Emily Kiser added 19. The Michigan Wolverines women’s basketball team will play Purdue on Tuesday on the road. Michigan will travel to Iowa Thursday.