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Monday, July 13, 2020

You can bet on whether Jim Harbaugh will be Michigan’s coach in 2019

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Jim Harbaugh entered the 2018 season needing a big year, and he did not get off to a good start.

His Michigan Wolverines were soundly beaten by Notre Dame on Saturday 24-17 and showed the same issues that have plagued them throughout his tenure as head coach. Quarterback play remains a concern, and the offense as a whole showed very little. Already 0-1, Michigan still has road games at Northwestern and Ohio State on the schedule. They also have a brutal three-game home/away/bye/home stretch against Wisconsin, Michigan State and then Penn State.

It’s fair to wonder how much worse the season will get for Michigan. Combining that with Harbaugh’s tendency to stay around four years at many of his career stops has led to betting odds where you can wager on whether he will be Michigan’s head coach at the start of spring practice next year.

The odds do favor Harbaugh coaching Michigan next year, but you can bet on other possibilities, such as him returning to the NFL. Here are the odds via betonline.ag.

Michigan Head Coach -150
NFL Head Coach +275
Head Coach of Any other College Team +450
Television Analyst 7/1
Baltimore Ravens Assistant 20/1
High School Head Coach 50/1

Despite the interesting betting options, we’re still favoring Harbaugh remaining at Michigan next year. He seems dedicated to the position, and the school seems dedicated to him. He brought a lot of positive attention to the program immediately and had two very good seasons to start his tenure. He just needs to avoid an embarrassing season this year, which he should do, and make sure things are square for next year.

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