When asked about Michigan following the 49ers’ game against Arizona on Sunday, Harbaugh didn’t deny anything. The team announced Harbaugh had mutually agreed to part ways with the franchise.
Harbaugh’s move to Michigan was first tweeted by John U. Bacon on Saturday night. Bacon, a professor at Michigan, is the author of “Fourth and Long,” a book about college football.
Michigan officials were in the San Francisco Bay Area over the weekend to meet with Harbaugh in the hopes of securing his services as the Wolverines’ next head coach.
According to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman, Harbaugh’s family is flying into Ann Arbor on Monday.
No contract numbers have been reported along with Harbaugh’s reported agreement, but a previous report said that Harbaugh had been offered nearly $50 million for six years at Michigan. The figure, if it becomes his contract, would make him the highest paid coach in the NFL and college football.
Harbaugh has been the coach of the 49ers for four seasons. He would replace Brady Hoke at Michigan, who was fired after the end of the 2014 season following Michigan’s 5-7 record. When Hoke was hired at Michigan four years ago, Harbaugh was mentioned as a candidate.
Hoke’s record in his four seasons at Michigan was 31-20. Harbaugh was 29-21 in four years at Stanford before taking the 49ers job.