CBS Sports Jason La Canfora is reporting that the Oakland Raiders interested in making Jim Harbaugh their next head coach. According to the report, a deal would have to be worked out for Harbaugh who has one-year remaining on his current deal.
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis remains hopeful of landing Jim Harbaugh to be his next head coach, league sources said, and is prepared to spend big bucks and part with draft pick compensation to do so. Harbaugh, whose family has expressed a strong desire to remain in the Bay Area in the past, has Raiders ties, and several sources connected to emerging coaching searches believe Oakland will be his most serious suitor.
While many are connecting Harbaugh to the opening at Michigan, where he was a star quarterback, sources close to the coach maintain he is not interested. Harbaugh’s family has close ties to outgoing Michigan coach Brady Hoke and Harbaugh is much more interested in NFL possibilities.
It is a foregone conclusion he will not be back in San Francisco, with the 49ers hoping to land draft pick compensation from an NFL team for him (he has one year left on his contract and, interestingly enough, the 49ers are in Oakland this week). Also noteworthy is that Davis’ father, Al, was involved in the last coaching trade, sending Jon Gruden to Tampa Bay.
Keeping Harbaugh out of the NFC remains the 49ers biggest concern.