2nd interview means Chargers are serious about Jim Harbaugh

Could Michigan football be losing its head coach to the Chargers? A second interview isn't a good sign for the Wolverines.
Jim Harbaugh looks on during the Michigan Wolverines' national championship celebration at Crisler
Jim Harbaugh looks on during the Michigan Wolverines' national championship celebration at Crisler / Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK

With the Los Angeles Chargers scheduling a second interview with Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh, it seems like a decision could be coming soon.

That's just a guess, but this interview feels like it could be the final hurdle of sorts. Adam Schefter of ESPN was the first to report that the Chargers would bring in the Michigan football head coach for a second interview. But Chris Balas of The Wolverine also reported that Jim Harbaugh will bring his wife, Sarah, along with him which tells you it's serious.

Like I've said over and over again, if Jim Harbaugh wants to go to the NFL, I completely understand. Michigan football was lucky for him to spend nearly a decade as the head coach -- a run that resulted in three Big Ten championships, a Rose Bowl win, a national championship, three straight wins over Ohio State, and six 10-win seasons.

The Chargers also have a franchise quarterback in Justin Herbert and some other talented players on their roster. They have underachieved and Jim Harbaugh is perfect for that situation. He got the 49ers from 6-10 in the season before he was hired to 13-3 and the NFC Title game within a year.

According to Balas, there aren't any other candidates scheduled for a second interview right now. Harbaugh was supposed to take a second interview with the Falcons, but maybe that has forced Los Angeles to get serious about hiring Harbaugh away from Michigan football.


Jim still has to say yes and I'm sure that will depend on his family. But if he wants to chase a Super Bowl championship, I say go for it. I want him to stay, but if he feels like it's time to move on, the only thing any Michigan football fan should say to Jim Harbaugh is thank you. And good luck.