NFL Rumors: Teams Believe They Can Pry Jim Harbaugh Away From Michigan

While there’s recently been a lot of talk about Michigan potentially giving head coach Jim Harbaugh a lifetime contract, that reportedly hasn’t scared off some NFL teams.

FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reported Sunday, citing sources, that many NFL teams that expect to have a head coaching vacancy believe they can get Harbaugh to leave Michigan if his standing in the university begins to deteriorate after a third consecutive loss to Ohio State.

Harbaugh’s Wolverines fell 31-20 Saturday against the rival Buckeyes, dropping Michigan to 8-4 and fourth place in the Big 10 East division.

In three years at Michigan, Harbaugh is 1-5 against rivals Ohio State and Michigan State and has yet to reach a conference title game. He became only the second Michigan coach in history to begin his career 0-3 against Ohio State, joining Rich Rodriguez.

Harbaugh coached the San Francisco 49ers for four seasons, leading them to three straight NFC Championship Games and a berth in Super Bowl XLVII.

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