Michigan Wolverines news: Another contract offer to Jim Harbaugh, crazy Brian Kelly rumors

Michigan football has offered Jim Harbaugh a 10-year contract, plus more in our Michigan Wolverines news roundup.

2023 Big Ten Championship - Iowa v Michigan
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It seems pretty clear that Michigan football wants head coach Jim Harbaugh to remain at the helm for years to come, which is evident by the latest reported contract offer.

This news is from NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. In addition to the five-year, $55 million offer the Michigan Wolverines have extended Jim Harbaugh, Rapoport reported on Sunday morning that Michigan football has also offered Harbaugh a 10-year, $125-million contract. However, as with the previous offer, it carries a stipulation that Jim won't pursue NFL opportunities in 2024.

Rapoport says that remains a sticking for Harbaugh, who seems interested in pursuing the NFL once again. The Raiders and the LA Chargers have been mentioned as potential destinations. The Chargers also reportedly have an "interest" in hiring Harbaugh away from the Michigan Wolverines.

Michigan football insiders like Chris Balas of The Wolverine have continued to say the longer this goes, the more likely it is that Harbaugh leaves for the NFL or at least pursues the opportunity.

That means Michigan football fans will have to endure another January of Harbaugh to the NFL talk, although if the Michigan Wolverines win the national title, that could be the push he needs to move on. At this point, your guess is as good as mine.

Crazy rumor about Brian Kelly and Michigan Wolverines

If Jim Harbaugh were to leave for the NFL, Michigan football would be an attractive opening and there could be plenty of big-name head coaches interested.

Even LSU head coach Brian Kelly is being mentioned. This is just a rumor, but a slew of people in the SEC talked about this rumor on social media on Saturday. I wouldn't be surprised at all if Brian Kelly had regrets in taking the LSU job, but if Harbaugh leaves, it feels like it will be Sherrone Moore.

However, it's not hard to imagine Kelly doing a good job in Ann Arbor. But, if I had my choice, I'd roll with Moore. He's earned it.