Michigan Wolverines news: Jim Harbaugh talks Alabama, refuses to talk NFL

In our latest Michigan Wolverines news roundup, Jim Harbaugh talks about Alabama, plus the future of Michigan football quarterback J.J. McCarthy.

2023 Big Ten Championship - Iowa v Michigan
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If Michigan Wolverines fans were hoping to be reassured by Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh on Wednesday about a potential return next season, it didn't happen.

Harbaugh was asked about his future on Wednesday by reporters and one even asked him about the San Diego Chargers opening that he's been connected to. However, Harbaugh didn't take the bait and said he's got a one-track mind for Alabama right now.

“Such a one-track mind,” Harbaugh said after the Rose Bowl welcome parade at Disneyland on Wednesday. “That’s the way we’ve gone about things. Literally, whatever day we’re in, we’re looking to get the most out of it, dominate the day. Then we’ll go to sleep tonight, wake up tomorrow and see if we can’t dominate that day. 

“It’s a single-minded group that’s very focused on just taking care of business today and see if we can’t do the same tomorrow.”

Harbaugh also talked about the matchup on the field against Alabama. Michigan football is one of two undefeated teams in the College Football Playoff. But Alabama is playing as well as anyone right now and Jim Harbaugh didn't even rule out the Michigan Wolverines getting blown out, although he said he expects a close game via Wolverines Wire.

“Been studying Alabama, they’re really good. So good. I mean, they could clear run us out of the stadium. And we’re good, too. We’ve got the ability to really do the same to them or the other possibility is it could be one heck of a football game. And I kind of think that’s the way it’s gonna go.”

Harbaugh was also asked about the future of J.J. McCarthy. Last week, the Michigan football quarterback was asked about his NFL future and said he was focused only on Alabama -- sort of like his head coach on Wednesday.

Jim simply commented on Wednesday that "McCarthy is definitely NFL-ready." McCarthy is NFL ready and I've long said I think he should be a top-10 pick, if not the first QB off the board. I just believe that he's going to be a superstar in the NFL. My hope is that shows up on Monday night.