Jim Harbaugh was rumored to be a candidate for the Los Angeles Rams coaching job because that’s what the media does. They say Jim Harbaugh might go someplace that he isn’t currently. While some people want to believe there is zero chance it could happen, there’s always a chance. That’s why this topic will be brought up this year and every year.
Here’s why Jim Harbaugh could leave Michigan in either the near, immediate, or distant future.
Jim Harbaugh Has Turned Down College For the NFL Before
Remember that special thing Harbaugh built at Stanford? You know how they went 12-1 and won the Orange Bowl and barely missed out on the BCS National Championship Game? Hard to walk away from that, right? Well, he did. Then he walked away from the NFL to save his alma matter – which he did. Harbaugh took a struggling program, attached it to the biggest brand in the world and won 10 games in back to back seasons. Harbaugh doesn’t need to win a title to save Michigan football. He already did that.
Jim Harbaugh Doesn’t Like Being a College Coach Any More Than Anyone Likes Any Job
Has it looked, at any point since Jim Harbaugh took the Michigan job, like he has not been enjoying himself?
Yes. Over and over and over again it has looked like that.
He’s easily upset.
You know where else you can get paid millions to travel the world, coach football and participate in dumb memes on social media? The NFL.
Well Actually Jim Harbaugh Was Reared By His Father
Jack Harbaugh coached 13 seasons at Western Kentucky, but he also spent time at 8 other universities. Much like Jack, Jim Harbaugh is constantly changing jobs. Jim is on his third stop in college, with two NFL stints on his resume. Harbaugh will eventually get bored in Michigan, like any normal person.
Jim Harbaugh is a Maniacal Competitor
Real competitors want to face the best competition and have play on the field determine the destiny of your team. Not some computer program or whatever flavor of the week college football uses to pick their ever-changing playoff participants ever season. In the NFL, results tell the tale.
Jim Harbaugh is Actually a California Man
Harbaugh grew up in California, coached at Stanford and San Francisco. He obviously has more interest in being a celebrity than a coach. He appeared on a popular television show during his playing days. He’s constantly hanging out with celebrities. He’s a popular pitchman. L.A. is a logical destination for someone so concerned with growing his brand.
Michigan is a Cold Place
There is no reason for him to spend the best years of his life sleeping on the floors of high school kids in homes that have fireplaces used for something besides decoration and mood lighting. I hear L.A. is beautiful this time of year.
There Are Lots of Reasons Jim Harbaugh Would Leave Michigan
One of the reason is that there are plenty of reasons. If you have any, float it in a tweet or during your radio show or newspaper column. We’ll be sure to run with it.