If Jim Harbaugh Accepts Chargers’ Reported 90 Million Offer, Who Are Ideal Candidates to Replace Him at Michigan?

Published 01/24/2024, 12:22 PM EST

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The Jim Harbaugh transfer to the NFL is causing a lot of tides even in the college football world. Harbaugh’s future with the Wolverines seems to be coming to an end as the NFL rumors continue to snowball. It is being widely speculated that Harbaugh might end up with the LA Chargers. As such, who will take up Michigan’s HC position in case Harbaugh ends up leaving?

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The Michigan Wolverines became the national champions this past season. What’s more interesting is that they did it undefeated with a 15-0 record. Harbaugh has conquered all that college football had left to offer and, as such, will have his eyes set on the Super Bowl in the NFL. With reports securing Harbaugh’s future in the NFL, the Wolverines retaliated in response by offering him a $90 million contract extension. If the rumors are to be believed, then the Michigan team will have to start looking at replacements, and here are the potential candidates to replace Harbaugh.

Who could replace the beloved Jim Harbaugh at Ann Arbor if his NFL transfer gets official?

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Jim Harbaugh has been on a long-standing eve-tease with the NFL. Additionally, he has been sitting down with teams like the Atlanta Falcons and the LA Chargers to discuss a potential future with them. The Michigan fans will be more than upset to see him go after 9 seasons, but that’s just how the football spins.

One of the leading candidates for the job seems like the current head coach for the LSU Tigers, Brian Kelly. The 62-year-old has been a longtime rival of the Michigan side who’s kept the competition on its toes throughout the years. His team ranked at the 3rd position overall, right after Alabama and Ole Miss by ending the season with an impressive 10-3 record. If he ends up coaching at Michigan, the fans of the sport will have seen it all. But with Sherrone Moore still in the building, it seems unlikely that anyone else will take up the mantle of head coach.

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Sherron Moore is the fan favorite to take over from Harbaugh if he ends up leaving for the NFL

Sherrone Moore, who is the current offensive coordinator at Michigan, served as the acting head coach for the team for four games while Harbaugh was suspended. He took over the reins well and managed to keep winning games for Michigan as the undefeated streak continued to flourish. The fans got to see his true passion for the team when he broke down in tears after a Michigan win, which has since become a viral moment.

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Now as the Harbaugh-NFL rumors continue to grow stronger, the fans expect Moore to step up and fill in his shoes. The OC has finished over 6 glorious seasons with the team and deserves the HC position if vacated, fans suggest. Bruce Feldman, a college football insider for The Athletic, had this to say about Moore’s situation with the team. He said, “I’ve heard lots of chatter that if he could get in on Michigan, he’d probably go for it.” Thus, a lot of careers depend on Harbaugh’s decision to move to the NFL, which continues to get new updates every day.

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Can Sherrone Moore be the right fit to replace the legacy of Jim Harbaugh? Let us know in the comments below.

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