At least one NFL team plots pursuing Jim Harbaugh, report says

At least one NFL team plots pursuing Jim Harbaugh, report says

Despite Jim Harbaugh’s insistence that he’s staying at Michigan, at least one unidentified NFL team “plans to make a run at” him, according to Pro Football Talk, which cited an unidentified league source.

The report — which notes a previous PFT assertion that a team is waiting for the chance to interview Harbaugh after the NFL season — says it’s unclear whether Harbaugh would be interested, “but the team in question is prepared to put the kind of money on the table that will get Harbaugh’s attention.”

He has the Peach Bowl remaining after his fourth season at his alma mater during which time he is 38-13 (.745), including 10-2 this season. A sticking point with some fellow alums: Harbaugh is winless against rival Ohio State in his four seasons as head coach.

The Packers and Browns are the only teams currently in the market for head coaches, but several more jobs could open after the regular season ends Dec. 30, including those with the Jets, Buccaneers, Bengals and Broncos, among others.

Pro Football Talk notes that four years is a key number on Harbaugh’s resume. He has spent no more than four years at his three previous head-coaching jobs: at the University of San Diego, Stanford and, just before his arrival in Ann Arbor, with the 49ers.

Following Wednesday’s first day of the early signing period, Michigan has the No. 7 recruiting class of 2019, No. 1 in the Big Ten, according to 247Sports, in part because of Harbaugh’s strong claim that he’s not leaving.