Raiders safety Charles Woodson has said that he plans to play again in 2015 and that his preference is to remain in Oakland.
If he does stay in silver and black, Woodson will be playing for a new head coach unless interim appointment Tony Sparano manages to hold onto the job. One name that comes up a lot with the Raiders is Jim Harbaugh, who isn’t expected back with the 49ers in 2015.
Woodson and Harbaugh are both products of the University of Michigan, which is also looking for a head coach right now. Harbaugh’s name comes up often as the dream hire at his alma mater and Rich Eisen of NFL Media (who is also a Michigan alum) asked Woodson which place he’d prefer to see Harbaugh come 2015.
“If the choice was out there, it would definitely be Michigan. As a guy that played there, I think the fans would love it, I think it would be great for recruiting and all of that. Just to have a guy that’s proven, he’s won everywhere he’s been as a coach and I don’t think it would be any different if he went to Michigan. I would say ‘yeah.’ Go Blue.”
Woodson added that he spoke to Harbaugh briefly before last Sunday’s game, but that Harbaugh said the same things about focusing on the task at hand with the 49ers that he said to the media. He also said that he didn’t think Harbaugh would wind up back in Ann Arbor, calling it less than the 1-in-1,000,000 shot that Lloyd Christmas banked on in Dumb and Dumber.