Michigan Wolverines news: Chargers make Jim Harbaugh 'extremely strong offer'

The Chargers are "within striking distance" of landing Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Jan 13, 2024; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan running back Blake Corum and head coach Jim Harbaugh wave
Jan 13, 2024; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan running back Blake Corum and head coach Jim Harbaugh wave / Junfu Han-USA TODAY Sports
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Things seem to be progressing between Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh and the Los Angeles Chargers. Harbaugh, who has coached the Michigan Wolverines for the past nine seasons, met with the Chargers on Tuesday and reports suggest that a deal is near.

Mike Garrafolo of the NFL Network reported on Tuesday that the Chargers made the Michigan football head coach "an extremely strong offer" and that the two sides are "within striking distance" of reaching a deal.

We'll see how things progress on Wednesday but I have always believed that if an NFL made a strong offer to Harbaugh that he would take it. There are still moving parts and unknowns according to John U. Bacon, the well-known Michigan insider who posted this on X Tuesday night.

Bacon said, "It's not over till it's over," among other things. The Michigan Wolverines have been trying to keep Jim Harbaugh. I know people are upset at Warde Manuel and while he has made some mistakes, if Harbaugh wants a Super Bowl, I don't see what Manuel can do.

I hope Jim Harbaugh stays with the Michigan Wolverines. More than anything though, the Michigan football program needs clarity, so my biggest hope is that we get some news, one way or another, this week.

Former Michigan Wolverines great rips Michigan basketball

It was hard to watch the Michigan basketball team on Tuesday night. The Wolverines weren't competitive in a 99-67 loss to Purdue. There were a few bright spots and guys battled, but this program is starting to look like Brady Hoke's last season coaching Michigan football.

The Wolverines are 7-12 overall. They are also 2-6 in the Big Ten and Nik Stauskas, who was part of the 2013 national runner-up team as well as the Big Ten Player of the Year during the 2023-14 season, is sick of it.

Stauskas posted on Instagram: "These kids have no respect or understanding what it means to put on that M. Haven't felt any kind of passion or love from the game from Michigan basketball in years."

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Those are harsh words. But it's hard to disagree with him. Something needs to change.


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