Kirk Herbstreit stirred the pot again on rumors about Jim Harbaugh during College GameDay on Saturday morning. When talking about the Wolverines, Herbstreit mentioned that there are rumors about Harbaugh potentially leaving his alma mater to go back to the NFL.
“There’s rumors that Jim Harbaugh may leave Michigan and go to the NFL,” Harbaugh said.
Naturally, Michigan fans did not take kindly to Herbstreit bringing this up.
Come on, Kirk Herbsteit.
What the hell is wrong with you? pic.twitter.com/pl9bfVxQwn
— Due# (@JDue51) November 18, 2017
Herbstreit took to Twitter on Saturday afternoon and clarified what he meant. He said he was not “suggesting” that Harbaugh would leave, but just pointing out that there are a lot of rumors surrounding him.
To be clear…I wasn’t suggesting on @CollegeGameDay this am that Jim Harbaugh is leaving UM but how many different rumored scenarios are out there. Personally hope he stays in AA till he retires. Think it’s GREAT he’s back home. Sorry for any misunderstanding.
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) November 18, 2017
Harbaugh’s name is bound to be tied to more NFL job openings after the 2017 season. There are even 12-1 odds out there that Harbaugh will not return as Michigan’s coach in 2018.
Harbaugh, who spent 4 seasons in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers, is currently in his third season in Ann Arbor.