Nebraska Cornhuskers News: Jim Harbaugh leaving before he gets busted, more

The Michigan Wolverines look like they're about to be on the hunt for a new head coach any day now as Jim Harbaugh has a foot out the door.
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh speaks during the national championship celebration at Crisler
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh speaks during the national championship celebration at Crisler / Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Nebraska Cornhuskers might not have to worry about Jim Harbaugh at Michigan too much longer. It appears as though the Wolverines head coach has a foot out the door and is moving closer to exiting Ann Arbor for the NFL.

Things seemed to be closer than ever on Monday when a new report began circulating that Harbaugh is getting a second interview with the San Diego Chargers. If that wasn't enough proof that he seems to be on the way out, he is also scheduled to meet with the Atlanta Falcons for a second time this week, according to Tom Pelissero of tthe NFL Network.

It's long been thought that Harbaugh might leave college football before he faces the music for more than one NCAA infraction. The most high profile of those is the sign stealing and cheating scandal that broke earlier this season.

However, there is also the recruiting violations investigation that Michigan tried to cut off at the pass by suspending Harbaugh for the first few weeks of the 2023 season. However, the NCAA has never said that it won't still take its own action against the National Championship winning head coach.

Sources around college football and the NFL believe he's entertaining offers from the pros this year precisely because he's getting out while the getting is good. It's possible that could mean that Michigan's loss will be the Nebraska Cornhuskers' gain if a conference rival has to look for a new coach.

More Nebraska Cornhuskers news

  • On Monday, Dylan Raiola was handed a rather prestigious honor. He was named one of two Polynesian High School Football Players of the Year. The Nebraska football player shared the honor with Utah Utes signee Isaac Wilson. The two players also went head-to-head against one another in the Polynesian Bowl All-Star Game this past Friday.
  • Another Husker football player got an honor himself, this time on the defensive side of the ball. Defensive back Tommi Hill was named among the Top 10 PFF Power 5 defensive backs in the country. Hill finished tied for 9th with an 85.9 overall grade. Just one more reason why it's got to be exciting to see him coming back for one more season with Nebraska Cornhuskers in 2024.

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