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Tracking the latest interview rumors for Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh

Fresh off a Michigan national championship, Jim Harbaugh might be making the leap back to the NFL. Here are the latest rumors surrounding his next move.

Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on from the sideline during the second half of the CFP Semifinal Rose Bowl Game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Rose Bowl Stadium on January 01, 2024 in Pasadena, California. The Michigan Wolverines won the game 27-20 in overtime. Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images

Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh led his team to the National Championship this season with a 34-13 win over the Washington Huskies and now appears ready to return to the NFL ranks. Harbaugh has had success wherever he’s coached, but despite getting to the NFC Championship game in his first three seasons as the 49ers head coach, he couldn’t win a Super Bowl, losing to his brother, John Harbaugh and the Ravens, in his only appearance with the 49ers.

There are plenty of NFL head coaching jobs available at the moment and plenty of teams would like to have Harbaugh’s services in 2024.

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Atlanta Falcons — Harbaugh was interviewed by the Falcons on Tuesday, the team announced in the evening. ATL let go of Arthur Smith after Week 18 and failing to make the playoffs for a third straight 7-10 season. Harbaugh feels like a good fit given the young personnel on offense and the potential to add a QB through the draft, via trade or from free agency. Is the Falcons’ gig better than the Chargers? That’s a tough argument to make but ATL may be willing to give Harbaugh more control and more money.

Los Angeles Chargers — Harbaugh has completed an interview with the Chargers. There appears to be mutual interest and Harbaugh has plenty of ties to California, having gone to high school in Palo Alto and coached at Stanford. The Chargers aren’t a premium landing spot, as they have an older team and poor cap space, but the do have a a good young QB in Justin Herbert.