Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is headed to Minnesota for a Wednesday interview, but multiple sources say it’s a formality. Harbaugh heads there planning to sign a deal to become the NFL Vikings’ head coach.
Harbaugh was not in his office at Schembechler Hall today. Other sources told TheWolverine.com that while he didn’t address the team, he did say some “goodbyes” and “thank yous” yesterday.
Until then, it had been business as usual, with Harbaugh recruiting and making his spring schedule.
Harbaugh was linked to the Las Vegas Raiders in December, with many believing he was the franchise’s top candidate. The Miami Dolphins opening emerged, but owner and Michigan booster Stephen Ross vowed he “wouldn’t be the one to take Harbaugh from Michigan.”
There was speculation Ross would get involved if it became a foregone conclusion Harbaugh was headed to the NFL. Instead, Harbaugh is expected to replace Mike Zimmer as the Vikings’ next head coach.