SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – San Francisco 49er Head Coach Jim Harbaugh has been offered a $48 million contract to become the new head coach of the Michigan Wolverines, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
According to Rapoport, Harbaugh has previously signaled his intent to stay in the NFL after this season.
“Jim Harbaugh has not yet told Michigan a definitive no,” Rapoport said during an appearance on NFL Network’s “Around the NFL.”
Harbaugh said Monday that he is eager to meet with CEO Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke to discuss the future no meeting is scheduled and wouldn’t say whether he should be the one to initiate it.
“I’m always available to talk to the owner and general manager, of course,” Harbaugh said a day after the Niners were eliminated from playoff contention with a 17-7 loss at Seattle. “Everybody’s been head down, everybody’s been focused on the season — players, coaches, front office. That’s been our approach.”
All this comes as former 49ers and prominent NFL reporters say he’s almost certainly leaving after the season, despite the fact that he has a year remaining on his 5-year $25 million deal. Those rumors have been repeatedly denied by 49ers management.
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