Michigan Wolverines news: Jim Harbaugh reportedly going to talk to Chargers, plus more

A new report indicates that Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh will speak with the Chargers plus more in our Michigan Wolverines news roundup.
2024 CFP National Championship - Michigan v Washington
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You can never know what to believe when it comes to Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh. There have been multiple reports stating that Harbaugh wants to remain with the Michigan Wolverines, including a social media post from John U. Bacon Friday, a well-known Michigan football insider.

There was a report from Sports Illustrated earlier this week that said the same thing. Some have even speculated that Jim Harbaugh could announce a return during the Michigan Wolverines national title celebration at Crisler on Saturday night.

However, a new report from NFL.com suggests that Harbaugh could be meeting with the LA Chargers next week. Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero wrote this about the Harbaugh and the NFL:

"Sources say it's believed the Chargers will speak next week with Harbaugh, who has indicated to associates there's a real possibility he could leave the University of Michigan to become Los Angeles' head coach.

"The Las Vegas Raiders also continue to weigh a potential pursuit of Harbaugh, who led his alma mater to its first national championship in the College Football Playoff era on Monday night. However, sources say there remains support among many in the extended Raiders family for interim coach Antonio Pierce -- including in the locker room, with All-Pro edge rusher Maxx Crosby will explore a trade request if Pierce isn't retained, according to sources."

The Raiders or Chargers always seemed like the best fit, however, it's starting to feel like the Raiders will stick with Antonio Pierce. That doesn't mean other opportunities couldn't come along, such as the Dallas Cowboys -- what if they lose this weekend and Mike McCarthy is fired? Would Jerry Jones call Jim Harbaugh and try to steal him away from the Michigan Wolverines?

Anything is possible at this point, which includes Harbaugh announcing that he's staying at any moment. Tt feels like there is a better chance that he will stay than there was on Monday night.

We'll just have to wait and see, but I'll be interested to see what he says tonight during the celebration.

Michigan Wolverines declare for the draft

A bunch of Michigan football players have declared that they will enter the NFL draft but there haven't been any surprises. Zak Zinter and Kris Jenkins both announced their intention to enter the draft. They joined linebacker Junior Colson, who did have eligibility left. Jaylen Harrell did too, but Harrell was also with the program for four years. LaDarius Henderson also announced he would enter the draft but didn't have eligibility left anyway. Roman Wilson, AJ Barner, Michael Barrett, and Braiden McGregor have all accepted Senior Bowl invites but haven't declared for the draft.


The big decisions that loom are J.J. McCarthy, Donovan Edwards, Rod Moore, and Trente Jones. Myles Hinton has said he will be back. But if those four run it back, the Michigan Wolverines will have a much better shot of defending their national championship, regardless of who is the head coach.