Jim Harbaugh calls rumors of NFL return ‘total crap’
Is Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh exploring an “exit strategy” so that he can find his way back to an NFL sideline?
That was the word on the street on Monday evening following a report from Zach Barnett of Football Scoop, who suggested that Harbaugh’s representatives were working to find him another opportunity at the professional level.
Lead FOX college football analyst Joel Klatt speculated last month Harbaugh could retire, but sources say the Harbaugh camp has its eye on a different departure.
Sources tell FootballScoop that Harbaugh’s representatives have their eye on getting their client back in the NFL.
On Wednesday morning, Harbaugh dismissed the report, calling it “total crap” and claiming he doesn’t even have a representative in a personal letter sent to the parents of his Michigan players.
Jim Harbaugh refutes rumors of interest in the NFL: “I don’t even have an agent or representative.” pic.twitter.com/SyHDn3rsO2
— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) October 23, 2019
I am reaching out to let you know that recent claims that I am pursuing an “exit strategy” are total crap. It’s an annual strategy driven by our enemies to cause disruption to our program and to negatively recruit. By the way, I don’t even have an “agent or representative.”
I am committed to your sons, their education and to their development as football players and people.
Please excuse the informality of this letter but I felt that it was important to get this out to you as quickly as possible.
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Happy to discuss.
That’s a strong and blunt denial from Harbaugh, who is 43-16 at Michigan but has yet to defeat Ohio State or win the Big Ten East.