Michigan Wolverines news: Jim Harbaugh to interview with Falcons again, plus more

Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh will interview with the Falcons for the second time, plus more in our Michigan Wolverines news roundup.
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Just when it seemed like it was down to Michigan football or the Los Angeles Chargers, it was reported on Friday night by Tom Pelissero that Jim Harbaugh will interview with the Atlanta Falcons for the second time.

It's not known if the Michigan football head coach will have another interview with the Chargers, yet, the franchise is exploring general managers with ties to the Michigan Wolverines front man.

Bill Belichick is also expected to get a second interview with the Falcons. The Chargers are also interviewing other candidates and to this point, have interviewed Mike Macdonald, David Shaw, and Mike Vrabel. Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson is also expected to interview along with Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.

The Falcons aren't a team many have connected with Jim Harbaugh. However, just because Harbaugh didn't play for the franchise doesn't mean he won't be the head coach. Arthur Blank is one of the best NFL owners in the business and you could see why Harbaugh would want to work for him.

You can also see why Blank would want Harbaugh. The Falcons were beaten by Harbaugh's 49ers in the 2012 NFC championship game. Atlanta also lost previously in the playoffs after having the best record in the league in 2010, as well as dropping the Super Bowl in 2016 to New England.

Blank probably wants a Super Bowl as bad as Jim Harbaugh. It will be interesting if it comes down to Harbaugh and Belichick but at this point, it's anyone's guess what happens with the Michigan football head coach and whether he will be back. If not, Sherrone Moore seems likely to take over for the Michigan Wolverines as they defend their national title next season.

Ohio State lands former five-star Caleb Downs

Ohio State is going all out to try and beat Michigan football. Earlier this week, the Buckeyes hired Bill O'Brien, the former Texans, and Penn State head coach as their offensive coordinator. Ohio State has also been active in the transfer portal and has the No. 1 class after landing the commitment of five-star Caleb Downs, a freshman All-American last season for Alabama.

The Buckeyes seem to be loaded and are one of the early favorites to win it all next season along with Georgia. Michigan football could be in that mix. We'll need to see what happens at quarterback and head coach, but OSU is loaded, which means the pressure is on Ryan Day.


If Day makes all these moves and still goes down to Michigan football, it's going to be a really bad look and one that might be hard to recover from.