At this point, it seems apparent Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers are headed for a messy divorce.
Now it’s just a matter of where he ends up next.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the University of Michigan reached out to Harbaugh about the possibility of returning to his alma mater.
He said Wolverines officials apparently left that conversation, however, convinced that Harbaugh wants to stay in the NFL.
The 49ers would obviously prefer it that way, as they can squeeze something out of another team in exchange for his services, since he has a year left on his contract.
Harbaugh could have been traded to the Browns a year ago, but the word was his wife wasn’t interested in moving from the Bay Area to Cleveland (such that anyone with options would).
That doesn’t leave many options other than the vacant Raiders job, which will make that a popular set of dots to connect.