Jim Harbaugh Rumors: Move To Michigan Reportedly A ‘Done Deal’ As 49ers Player Says Goodbye

Jim Harbaugh is reportedly joining the University of Michigan, with sources close to the San Francisco 49ers coach saying the coach’s departure is a “done deal.”

For weeks, rumors had circulated that the 49ers coach was considering accepting a lucrative coaching deal from his alma mater. Sources close to Harbaugh said he was wavering on whether to take the deal, but on Saturday, it appeared that Harbaugh’s mind was made up.

Michigan reportedly offered Harbaugh a six-year, $48 million deal. Reports earlier this week indicated that Michigan and the San Francisco 49ers had reached a deal, which many took to mean that the university had agreed to buy out Harbaugh’s contract with the 49ers.

The San Francisco 49ers also confirmed earlier this week that the University of Michigan had reached out to the team, but reiterate that Harbaugh remained with the team.

“I think the University of Michigan, in reaching out, did handle it correctly,” General manager Trent Baalke said Monday on 95.7 The Game. “As I look at it, guys, it’s very simple: He’s the head football coach of the San Francisco 49ers.”

Though Jim Harbaugh himself has not confirmed the rumors, one of his players is already saying a public goodbye. San Francisco right tackle Anthony Davis seemed to confirm that Harbaugh is leaving after Sunday’s game.

If the Michigan rumors are true, then Jim Harbaugh would be among the highest-paid coaches in college football, behind Nick Saban’s $7 million a year from Alabama.