Jim Harbaugh Takes Subtle Dig at Michigan After Making $80M Switch Away to Chargers

Published 04/02/2024, 3:45 PM EDT

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The former Michigan head coach is shooting a subtle shot at the team now that he’s moved on to the bigger league, Now, the current head coach of the LA Chargers, Jim Harbaugh is beginning his journey to add a Super Bowl trophy to his cabinet, his recent statement hints at sour grapes for the Michigan Wolverines.

Jim Harbaugh is one of the most renowned names in the NFL right now. His team went 15-0 last season and then went on to win the national championship. Additionally, Harbaugh was the first college football coach to move to the NFL right after winning a national championship. And now that the team is starting their practice season officially, McCarthy spoke about the job and what it means to him, which in turn is paving the way to speculations of his time with the Wolverines.

Jim Harbaugh takes a subtle shot at the Michigan Wolverines while talking about his HC job


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It looks like the Chargers’ head coach has found his happy place but what does this infer to his time with the Wolverines? After over 9 glorious seasons and a natty in the 2023 season, he became a historical figure in the sport of football. As such, it only made sense when he announced his decision to transfer to the NFL with the Chargers on a 5-year contract worth over $80 million. Even though he bid an emotional farewell to the team during his announcement, the fans are led to believe that maybe his time in Ann Arbor wasn’t just rainbows and unicorns.

Harbaugh’s recent statement read, “This is the best job I’ve ever had to start out with” While it may not be a direct jab to the management back in Michigan, it does sound like a subtle shot at the men in maize. Harbaugh was the notable pride and glory of the team, which was proven when his departure from it caused structural damage to the staff. Coaches like Ben Herbert, Jesse Minter, and Mike Elston were a few of the others who chose to follow Harbaugh rather than stay back and pursue another win.


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Moreover, it seems like Harbaugh is choosing the simpler way of living and finding resounding happiness in it too. Here’s a look at Harbaugh’s lifestyle over the past few months which will surprise you.

Jim Harbaugh has been living in an RV since coming to the Chargers

After he became the head coach for the Chargers in January, Harbaugh told the media that he would start living the way Jim Rockford does, which is essentially a mobile home. And by the looks of it, the NFL coach is having a blast by making his dream a reality. In the past 2 months, Harbaugh has lived in an RV, in the area of Los Angeles. But he’s not by his lonesome since he’s neighboring the Chargers’ defensive coordinator Greg Roman.


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Speaking about his experience, Harbaugh said, “It’s been great. Just being myself. I always wanted to do that [live in an RV]. It worked out great. I’m 100 feet from Greg Roman, who has a really, really good RV.” Thus, as the veteran coach prepares his team for the next season, he is enjoying a life full of the bare necessities.


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Written by:

Jeevesh Singh


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Jeevesh Singh is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports.With a passion for the game's intricacies, his work focuses on the lives of NFL legends like Brady and Coach Prime, offering unique insights into their personalities and achievements. His writing style is characterized by a blend of analytical prowess and storytelling, providing readers with a comprehensive understanding of the NFL's most compelling narratives.
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