Michigan Wolverines news: Jim Harbaugh talks future, Bryce Underwood chooses LSU, more

Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh says he will discuss his future next week, plus more in our Michigan Wolverines news roundup.
Rose Bowl Game - Alabama v Michigan
Rose Bowl Game - Alabama v Michigan / Ryan Kang/GettyImages

Michigan football players and coaches met with the media on Saturday ahead of the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday night, and of course, reporters had to ask Jim Harbaugh about his future.

Harbaugh said that he "does have a future" via The Wolverine.com, but that he would talk about it next week. He said he would be happy to talk about it next week. For now, his focus is on winning the national championship. The NFL interest and all that is for later.

Some might scoff at that, but that's Jim Harbaugh. You can bet he wants to win this national championship more than anything. His brother has a Super Bowl. This is the next best thing and to win it for Michigan football would be a dream come true.

Many, including myself, didn't win the Michigan Wolverines could win a national championship in this era of college football. Jim Harbaugh is trying to prove us all wrong on Monday night and it would be a glorious thing. So personally, I'm not worried about the NFL rumors.

Jim Harbaugh deserves to do whatever he wants. Just win on Monday night.

Bryce Underwood spurns Michigan Wolverines for LSU

This wasn't a big shock but five-star 2025 quarterback Bryce Underwood committed to LSU over Alabama, Colorado, and Michigan football. Underwood is from Belleville, Michigan, which makes it frustrating that the Wolverines aren't able to land him.

However, it's pretty clear that NIL was a factor and Michigan football just doesn't do pay-for-play which has cost them Dante Moore, CJ Carr, and now Underwood. Carter Smith is committed in the 2025 class and ranked No. 148 overall. He's also a top-10 recruit and while he's not Underwood, who could be the No. 1 pick someday, Michigan has shown it can win with less heralded players.

This one still stings though.

Nico Collins goes off as Texans clinch playoff berth

With the season on the line, former Michigan football standout Nico Collins went off for the Houston Texans in a win-or-go-home game, catching nine passes for 195 yards and a touchdown. He opened the game with a 75-yard touchdown from former Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud who was lucky enough to finally throw a touchdown pass in Indy -- something he didn't do with the Buckeyes. Houston won 23-17 and will play in the postseason next week.