Jim Harbaugh says he’s staying at Michigan

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Cris Carter may need to find different sources.

The former Ohio State standout apparently tried to throw a wrench into that school up north’s recruiting efforts by linking Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh to the Browns and the Packers. Harbaugh saw right through it, and he now says so.

“This is a choreographed message that comes up at this time every year before signing day,” Harbaugh told Adam Schefter of ESPN, a fellow Michigan grad. “It’s people spreading messages to further their own personal agenda. But I’m on record right here, right now: I’m not going anywhere. I’m staying at Michigan. We have big plans here, and there’s a lot we want to accomplish.”

If Harbaugh does indeed stick around Ann Arbor for one more year, it means that he’ll break his career-long trend of remaining in one place for exactly four years.

“I can’t be any more clear about this — it’s not true,” Harbaugh said. “I’m not going anywhere.”

Why would he? With Urban Meyer finally retiring from Columbus, maybe Harbaugh can finally get a win over Ohio State.

17 responses to “Jim Harbaugh says he’s staying at Michigan

  1. Jim figures that now that Erb has taken his leave of OSU, he can finally get a win over OSU and maybe a better shot at a championship…

  2. Of course, never miss the opportunity to take a jab about Michigan/OSU. People seem to miss the fact that he’s slowly bringing Michigan back to the national spotlight again with a strong program. This takes many years of great recruiting. No matter what he does in two or three years from now, he’s making the Michigan Wolverines great again.

  3. I grew up a die hard OSU fan. I love Chris Carter, but I also realize he’s a die hard OSU fan too. You can’t listen to people like Carter during recruiting season. I’m also a Jim Harbaugh fan, and I love that he’s back at Michigan turning them into a top caliber team. It makes the rivalry that much better. I was hoping to see Urban Meyer and Harbaugh battle it out for another decade or so, but that isn’t happening. I’m also hoping to see Harbaugh finally recruit a top QB. Apparently that’s the last thing Chris Carter wants to see.

  4. If he loses to to OSU one more time he will be fired. What fired college coach gets his next job as a NFL head coach? He should go on his own terms.

  5. As a Buckeye & Browns fan, this made my day brighter. 3 yards and a cloud of dust 90’s football staying at UM while the rest of college football evolves.

  6. Harbaugh is a great coach. I don’t get why people don’t understand the Michigan/OSU game is more than Harbaugh vs Meyer. OSU has been signing top notch talent for years and years. Their 4th stringers are 4 star recruits. Harbaugh is building Michigan to that level. It takes time. It’s a shame that the media reports his departure every year despite the fact that he’s never once suggested, hinted at, talked about leaving. It’s simply the media’s effort to sabotage his recruiting, or try to look smart by predicting (incorrectly) his departure.

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