Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh has made it clear that he plans on remaining with the Wolverines after the program finished up the 2018 season with two consecutive blowout losses.
Seen as an enigmatic personality, Harbaugh has never spent more than four seasons in a head coach role. He lasted exactly four years in San Diego and Stanford in the college ranks and with the 49ers in the NFL.
Despite Harbaugh’s public stance that he’s not looking to return to the pros, rumors continue to swirl that he could be enticed by one of the eight head coach openings around the NFL.
According to former Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik, the Miami Dolphins are the one team expected to try the hardest to lure Harbaugh from Michigan.
I think the #NFL team that will try the hardest to hire Jim Harbaugh is the Miami Dolphins. I know how much Mr. Ross loves his alma mater Michigan. Hard to fire Gase without a plan already in place. #Dolphins
— Mark Dominik (@MarkdominikNFL) January 2, 2019
Outside of their location in South Beach, the Dolphins seem to be one of the least-attractive openings. The Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets all have young quarterbacks Harbaugh could help on the field. Meanwhile, the Green Bay Packers have a future Hall of Famer in Aaron Rodgers under center.
While some will see their flirtation with Harbuagh as pie in the sky, it’s important to note that the Dolphins were a finalist to land him before he opted to coach the San Francisco 49ers back in 2011.