Jim Harbaugh, who vowed to stay in Ann Arbor, reportedly met with Denver Broncos owner Greg Penner last week to talk about the team’s head coaching position, though no deal was made. Despite this, Harbaugh remains committed to the University of Michigan.
Two weeks ago, Harbaugh announced he was staying at Michigan, but Penner still met with him in Ann Arbor as part of Denver’s head-coaching search process, which involved meeting with seven other candidates. The in-person meeting was a follow-up to their initial video interview, where Harbaugh later withdrew his candidacy and reaffirmed his commitment to Michigan. The meeting was part of the process for both Denver, led by Penner and general manager George Paton, and Harbaugh according to ESPN.
On January 16th, Harbaugh gave a statement saying “I love the relationships that I have at Michigan — coaches, staff, families, administration, president Santa Ono and especially the players and their families,” Harbaugh claimed. “My heart is at the University of Michigan. I once heard a wise man say, ‘Don’t try to out-happy, happy.’ Go Blue!”
Report: Jim Harbaugh has remained willing to listen, and has told people the #Broncos are the job he would want if he returned to the NFL.
So you’re telling me there’s a chance? https://t.co/yCB9XDHYu7
— MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) January 29, 2023
Harbaugh has had back-to-back meetings with the Vikings and Broncos in consecutive years. Additionally, rumors suggest that the Broncos have expanded their coaching search, indicating that they do not anticipate Harbaugh joining them, as the Broncos appear to be making a second attempt at approaching other coaches.