Source: Harbaugh unlikely to end up at U-M
Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh led his team to a 40-12 victory over Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl. It was very likely his last game as the Cardinal head coach, but in a stunning twist, we don't expect him to be the next head coach at Michigan.
Sources close to the situation say he decided last night he wouldn't entertain the Michigan job and would likely end up as the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, who were expected to throw a ridiculous amount of money at him.
"Oh please, please, give me a break," he said after the game when asked about his future at Stanford. "Have some respect for the game. It's about the performance tonight of these players. I love 'em. Let's talk about them."
"I don't want to be rude, but with all due respect, I'd just rather enjoy the moment and these guys and this team and what we've accomplished," he continued, "because it's never been done this way exactly in the history of Stanford football. So we're really excited about it."
Barring something unforeseen, he won't do it at Michigan, bringing us back to where we were several weeks ago on this roller coaster ride... to the beginning. We expect athletic director David Brandon to move quickly in the days ahead and announce a decision on current head coach Rich Rodriguez and his future - he told TheWolverine.com Sunday he should have something to say later in the week.
Watch TheWolverine.com for more on this and other developments in the hours to come.