It looked like the job was his to lose because he worked with new Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah with the San Francisco 49ers.
However, it wasn’t meant to be as the Vikings hired former Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell.
For a brief moment, there was a possibility that Harbaugh would leave the University of Michigan.
But after not getting the Vikings role, he declared that he won’t seek an NFL head coaching position anymore.
Could it be that he’s leveraging his success to get a better deal from Michigan?
Whether that theory is true or false, it seems like he will be staying with the Wolverines in the meantime after agreeing to a new deal.
Jim Harbaugh and Michigan have agreed to a re-worked five-year contract through 2026 pic.twitter.com/lG7jsGWyKp
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) February 16, 2022
Brad Galli, WXYZ Detroit’s Sports Director, shared a tweet detailing that Harbaugh agreed to a re-worked five-year deal, making him the Wolverines’ head coach until at least the 2026 season.
This development is huge for Michigan after the success they had last season.
They defeated their bitter rival Ohio State and reached the College Football Playoff Semifinals.
With a new deal in place, Harbaugh can build on the momentum they gained in 2021.
He’s also in a better position because there are fewer people to address in college football, unlike in the NFL.
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He’s the undisputed puppet master in Michigan and the program’s success will depend on him and the recruitment he will be doing.
Compare that to his NFL experience wherein a jealous general manager pushed him away despite leading the team to the Super Bowl.
It’s the same general manager that is running the Jacksonville Jaguars into the ground.
Therefore, Harbaugh is better off coaching in college because they gain godlike status while mentoring the NFL’s future stars.