Jim Harbaugh will return as Michigan coach for the 2023 season after talking with NFL teams about a potential return for the second straight year.
University president Santa Ono tweeted Monday that he spoke to Harbaugh, who confirmed he would return for a ninth season at his alma mater. Ono, who took over as president in October, said he communicated the news to athletic director Warde Manuel.
"I love the relationships that I have at Michigan — coaches, staff, families, administration, president Santa Ono and especially the players and their families," Harbaugh said in a statement. "My heart is at the University of Michigan. I once heard a wise man say, 'Don't try to out-happy, happy.' Go Blue!"
Harbaugh last week interviewed via Zoom with the Denver Broncos about their head-coaching vacancy. He also had a conversation with Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper about the team's coaching job, although it was not characterized as an interview, a league source told ESPN's David Newton.