The wait continues for Jim Harbaugh, Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan football program
Jim Harbaugh is coming to Michigan.
Jim Harbaugh is headed to the NFL.
Jim Harbaugh is staying at Stanford.
In the past 24 hours, it’s all been reported somewhere.
The truth is, at this juncture, that two people in the world know what will really transpire later this week: Dave Brandon and the aforementioned Stanford coach.
Anything else is an educated guess.
Jim Harbaugh coming to Michigan? It sure sounds plausible, but right now Michigan’s athletic director hasn’t even informed his current coaching staff of his plans.Say this for Rich Rodriguez: He said after the Gator Bowl on Saturday “we have not cheated the University of Michigan a day of work.”
He’s made his mistakes, but he’s been loyal to the end. Still trying to cobble together a recruiting class while the wait enters its sixth week? It’s past time for him to receive the courtesy of an answer on his fate.
Once Brandon makes his move, Harbaugh can make his. By various accounts, it’s already a done deal, a dead deal or somewhere in between. One thing is for certain.
He’s in a once-in-a-lifetime position. He’s the most sought-after coach in college football. He’s the hottest NFL commodity. He’s beloved at Stanford.
But before Harbaugh can deliver his answer, it's time for Brandon to deliver his. It's time.
In the interim, here's a look at an assortment of takes on Harbaugh, Rodriguez and the Michigan coaching situation:
- The Big Lead: Harbaugh-to-Michigan deal fell apart over the weekend.
- Free Press: That's not true, counters Mike Rosenberg.
- Washington Post: Good chance Harbaugh stays at Stanford.
- MSNBC.com: 49ers may pair Harbaugh with an experienced GM.