It feels like Jim Harbaugh is ready to leave Michigan football for NFL

If the Chargers hire Ed Dodds as general manager, it could be a sign that they are trying to land Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh.

2024 CFP National Championship - Michigan v Washington
2024 CFP National Championship - Michigan v Washington / Maddie Meyer/GettyImages

Even in light of all the Jim Harbaugh to NFL talk, it's been a great time to be a Michigan football fan.

I know that Harbaugh pursuing the NFL and interviewing with the Chargers and Falcons has rubbed some Michigan football fans the wrong way. It doesn't bother me, other than I'd love to see the Wolverines get some clarity so they can try to take advantage of the national title.

At the same time, Jim Harbaugh doesn't owe Michigan football anything. He did the unthinkable. He turned out to be the Wolverines Urban Meyer and if he wants to walk away to the league after a national title, three straight Big Ten Titles and three straight wins over Ohio State, I'm fine with that.

I would have thoroughly enjoyed watching J.J. McCarthy come back. But it's also perfect that he's 3-0 against Ohio State and won a national title. There isn't a negative thing Ohio State fans can say about J.J. McCarthy, even though they will try.

If Harbaugh finds the right NFL job, he could also leave Michigan football on a high note. He's 60 years old and as Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports said today, if it doesn't happen this year, it might never.

That's one man's opinion. Many had the opinion that Harbaugh shouldn't be Michigan football head coach after the 2020 season and all he did was turn in the greatest three-year run in program history.

Pull it down, Jim. You did that.

Multiple national championships would be better than one. But, a Super Bowl has to linger in Harbaugh's mind, especially after he got so close as a head coach and a player.

As the report of the interview with the Falcons made its way to social media last night, it seemed to shake some Michigan football fans. But as we have learned the past few years, if an NFL team comes calling, Harbaugh will listen.

We don't know what would make Harbaugh say yes and leave the Wolverines but according to Chris Balas of The Wolverine, if a team hired Ed Dodds, it could help. Dodds has been mentioned as the "Harbaugh GM" and if the Chargers hired him, Balas reports they would push hard for Michigan football's head coach.


Will Harbaugh say yes? Only he knows the answer to that, but his actions seem to hint that he would. If so, the only thing left to say will be thank you, and good luck.