NFL options narrowing for Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh

The Las Vegas Raiders have hired Antonio Pierce, which takes a potential destination for Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh off the board.

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh speaks during the national championship celebration at Crisler
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh speaks during the national championship celebration at Crisler / Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK
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Michigan football fans shouldn't expect the Jim Harbaugh to the NFL rumors to die down anytime soon, but another destination was crossed off the list on Friday.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Las Vegas Raiders will hire Antonio Pierce, removing the interim tag and making him their next head coach. There hasn't been much chatter about Harbaugh to the Raiders recently, but this rules out Las Vegas as a possibility.

Harbaugh got his coaching career started with the Raiders. However, he didn't interview with the team, at least not publicly, while he has interviewed with the Falcons and Chargers. The Michigan football head coach was asked about the NFL rumors on Friday at a March for Life Event in Washington D.C. Here's what Jim Harbaugh said:

"I just take the counsel from God and the Holy Spirit. And Mr. Jack Harbaugh, my dad, and my wife, Sarah. Just taking the advice, living one day at a time. One day at a time, one game at a time, one play at a time"

I wondered if the Dallas Cowboys might be an option for the Michigan football head coach, but Jerry Jones announced that Mike McCarthy would stay. The Chargers are still an option, but some thought that a deal could be done by Friday and that's not happening. Los Angeles interviewed David Shaw and Mike Vrabel as well this week. Dan Quinn is also expected to get an interview.

Some have speculated that Philly could move on from their head coach but it hasn't happened yet. Harbaugh also interviewed with the Falcons, but they appear to be closing in on Bill Belichick. If the right opening comes along, expect Harbaugh to jump at it, but right now, there's still a chance to returns to be the head coach of Michigan football.

At any rate, the NFL options are running out.