Jim Harbaugh, despite his struggles at Michigan, was an incredibly successful NFL head coach. Harbaugh went 44-19-1 with the San Francisco 49ers, played in three NFC Championships and one Super Bowl, and has the fifth-highest winning percentage (.695) in NFL history.
Whether he coaches in the NFL again, however, remains to be seen.
“I think he's better suited for college,” NFL insider Jay Glazer said on Tiki & Tierney. “A guy like Jim, every three years, he has basically a new group of guys. His guys move on and they’re like, ‘Okay, we’re tired of it.’ And they move on, and a new group comes in. I personally think he’s better suited for college than he is for the NFL.”
Harbaugh is 49-22 at Michigan. He is 0-5 against Ohio State and has never won a division title. He went 10-3 in three of his first four seasons at Michigan, but he is 11-10 over his last 21 games.
“There hasn’t been [NFL interest in him] the last few years, so I don’t know why it would suddenly come to light this year,” Glazer said. “There might be [a team interested], but I personally think he’s better suited for college.”
Harbaugh, who is in his sixth season at Michigan, has been a head coach at four stops. This is his first time lasting more than four seasons. Under contract through 2021, he will meet with Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel after the season to discuss his future with the program.
Glazer was asked if he has heard rumblings of any NFL team being interested in Harbaugh.
“No,” Glazer said. “I have not.”