Michigan Wolverines news: Jim Harbaugh interviews with Falcons, more portal movement

Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh has also interviewed with the Falcons, plus more in our Michigan Wolverines news roundup.
Jan 9, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Michigan Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh during College Football
Jan 9, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Michigan Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh during College Football / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan football fans got a surprise on Tuesday night as the Atlanta Falcons posted on X that they had completed an interview with Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh.

It was already known that Harbaugh interviewed with the Los Angeles Chargers earlier this week. That franchise was viewed as the biggest threat, but now, the Falcons are in the mix and it's looking more and more like the Michigan football head coach wants to be in the NFL.

There was a new report this week by Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports that indicates that the Michigan Wolverines and Harbaugh are still negotiating. However, it's clear that Harbaugh doesn't trust Warde Manuel, the Michigan athletic director and he wants a three-person panel to have the power to fire him, not Warde Manuel, which is a big difference.

Jim Harbaugh just led Michigan football to a national championship. He graduates players and he does things the right way. The Michigan Wolverines should stand behind their head coach and make him the highest-paid dude in college football. If that's not good enough, so be it.

Either way, it seems like there's a better chance right now that Sherrone Moore will the Michigan football head coach in 2024 instead of Jim Harbaugh, but that's just one man's opinion and the only man that matters in all of this is Jim Harbaugh.

And in terms of what he will decide to do, the truth is that nobody knows anything.

Another Michigan football player enters transfer portal

The Michigan Wolverines have lost some players to the transfer portal, although no starters yet, and on Tuesday, tight end Matthew Hibner became the latest Michigan football player to announce his departure. Hibner played in 17 games over the past two seasons as a Wolverine and even saw time in the national championship game as an extra blocker.


Last spring, Hibner, a former three-star recruit, caught two passes for 64 yards in the Michigan football spring game, an effort that included a 52-yard reception.