Breaking News: Michigan Now In talk To Sign Top LSU Tiger Man

With Jim Harbaugh leaving to join the Los Angeles Chargers, the Michigan Wolverines are looking to replace him as head coach. Brian Kelly, the head coach of the LSU Tigers, is being considered as one of the best replacements.

Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports believes that Sherrone Moore, Michigan’s current offensive coordinator, will probably be the team’s first choice. Kelly is Dodd’s preferred choice if the Wolverines reject an internal candidate.

In a story published on January 23, 2024, titled “Michigan coaching candidates: Sherrone Moore, Brian Kelly among top options if Jim Harbaugh departs for NFL,” Dodd said that Kelly “hit the jackpot when he went from Notre Dame to LSU.” Consider that Michigan’s jackpot is larger. Michigan has the financial means to entice Kelly, considering that it paid Harbaugh an estimated $11.5 million annually.

Kelly has attended college football playoff games and BCS championship games; you shouldn’t need to be reminded of this. He recently finished mentoring Jayden Daniels, the Heisman Trophy winner. It wouldn’t matter if LSU was upset. The modern era of job switching is here.

Kelly committed to LSU in 2021 after accepting a hefty 10-year, $95 million contract from Notre Dame. It’s unclear if Michigan will look at outside applicants like Kelly at this point in the hiring process.

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After weeks of rumors, the Chargers ultimately signed Harbaugh, according to Jordan Schultz of Bleacher Report. The NFL teams that met with Harbaugh were the Tennessee Titans and Atlanta Falcons. Jesse Minter, the defensive coordinator at Michigan, is seen by Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated as a possible fit to work with Jim Harbaugh at the Chargers.

Breer speculated that Harbaugh might bring Jesse Minter, his defensive coordinator from Michigan, to Los Angeles in a story titled “Why Mike Vrabel Can Pick and Choose What He Does Next” published on January 24.I believe that Sherrone Moore, his offensive coordinator, will likely succeed him at Michigan, though it may not be a given due to NCAA complications.

“And then, I believe someone he’s previously worked with, like Greg Roman, who ran the offense for John Harbaugh in Baltimore, Stanford, and San Francisco,” joins the team.

The NFL was interviewing candidates right now, and Michigan had a chance to lure Harbaugh back to Ann Arbor. According to Chris Balas of, Harbaugh would have become the highest-paid college football coach if Michigan had accepted the most recent offer.

In a report published on January 24, “Michigan ready to make Jim Harbaugh the highest-paid coach in college football… the latest,” Balas wrote, “Sources tell us that now includes offering the coach a contract that would make him the highest-paid in college football.” “It would contain wording that would better insulate Harbaugh against what has been a ‘aggressive’ NCAA, as well as escalator clauses to maintain it that way (automatic hikes in the agreed-upon salary if certain conditions change while the contract is in existence).

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