Jim Harbaugh ends latest NFL saga, says he plans to stay at Michigan

The latest saga involving Jim Harbaugh and the NFL seems over, with the Michigan coach telling the varsity president that he plans to stay on.

The revelation got here Monday afternoon, when newly inaugurated president Santa J. Ono took to social media platform Twitter to break the information and inform the general public that Harbaugh knowledgeable him of his resolution over the cellphone.

“Jim shared with me the great news that he is going to remain as the Head Coach of the Michigan Wolverines,” Ono wrote. “That is fantastic news that I have communicated to our Athletic Director Warde Manuel.”

A notable flip of occasions, partially as a result of Harbaugh, 59, communicated with the president — not Manuel, his direct boss. Nonetheless, Harbaugh’s message ends a two-week query that had been hovering over the coach and his soccer program like a darkish cloud.

In an announcement issued through the Michigan soccer program on Monday, Harbaugh praised the relationships he has at Michigan, with “coaches, staff, families, administration, President Santa Ono and especially the players and their families.”

“My heart is at the University of Michigan,” Harbaugh continued. “I once heard a wise man say, ‘Don’t try to out-happy, happy.’ Go Blue!”

Last Monday, Jan. 9, Harbaugh took half in a digital interview with the NFL’s Denver Broncos for his or her head-coaching emptiness, lower than a 12 months after interviewing with the Minnesota Vikings, not being supplied the job and returning to Michigan. At the time, Harbaugh informed Manuel the interview was a ‘one-time thing’ and wouldn’t grow to be a recurring distraction.

Yet it turned simply that, with Harbaugh declining to dispel nationwide experiences and rumors about his future after main Michigan to a 13-1 season. On Friday, after showing at the annual Michigan High School Football Coaches Association clinic, he reiterated his love for Michigan in a quick interview with MLive.

Harbaugh signed a five-year contract with Michigan final February that boosted his base pay to greater than $7 million per 12 months and included loads of incentives. After the Wolverines’ Big Ten championship and second straight College Football Playoff bid, he collected greater than $10 million in 2022.

In eight seasons in Ann Arbor, Harbaugh is 74-25 and 51-17 in Big Ten play.

The information comes on deadline day for collegiate gamers to declare for the 2023 NFL Draft. And whereas the Wolverines have had a number of elect to go professional, 4 have determined to stay within the final 48 hours. You can now add Harbaugh’s title to the listing.

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