In the midst of an exciting and event-filled year in Ann Arbor, the Wolverines under coach Harbaugh are having one of their best seasons ever. The Big Ten Football Championship Game takes place on Saturday, with the No. 2 rated Wolverines (12-0) taking against Iowa.
Many people are curious as to whether Harbaugh will leave Michigan and rejoin the NFL the following season, despite his success. This season, he has been suspended for three games twice: once for recruiting infractions and the other for accusations that the team engaged in a sign-stealing scheme.
The 59-year-old former NFL Coach of the Year could join any of the following six teams: the Carolina Panthers, Las Vegas Raiders, New England Patriots, Washington Commanders, Los Angeles Chargers, and Chicago Bears, according to Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox.
The first two teams to fire their coaches in the middle of the season were Carolina and Las Vegas. After Week 8, the Raiders fired Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler, while the Panthers cut go of Frank Reich on Monday.
"Two weeks ago, I would have said nope… Now, I'm not as sure. I believe the week of the Maryland game was a real point of demarcation."
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) November 29, 2023
In the midst of disappointing seasons, the Commanders, Chargers, and Bears seem like solid options to replace head coach. Rumor has it that the famous Bill Belichick, who should have no trouble finding another head coach position next year, will also be leaving New England.
First things first: his Wolverines need to win the Big Ten Championship Game in order to (probably) advance to the four-team postseason tournament. The whispers that Harbaugh is headed to the NFL are rife.