The Jim Harbaugh to Michigan dream has been burning hot in Wolverine fans hearts for many weeks now. With all the speculation and the public endorsements of Harbaugh coming back to Michigan, you can add another one from a much closer source.
Bo Schembechler's son, Shemy.
When a Schembechler speaks about anything Michigan-related, the fan base should listen intently to every word.
There's no denying the well-documented adoration that Harbaugh had for his head coach while at Michigan. Harbaugh is in a unique position where he could possibly follow in the footsteps of his idol.
Facing opportunities in the NFL or coming back to Michigan, the younger Schembechler opines on what his dad would say to Harbaugh regarding his final destination.
To quote his father: "When the old season is over, you and I know, it's gonna be Michigan again."
"I think my dad would say 'Jim, it's time to come home,' " Schembechler said. "That's exactly what he would say."
There's no shortage of opportunities that will arise for Harbaugh during the offseason, but Schembechler believes that his father would think that he is the easy fix to get Michigan back to its winning ways.
"My dad would think in broader terms," he said. "But would see Jim as a conduit to bring back success that we were used to years ago."
Schembechler was a long-time scout with the Washington Redskins and Chicago Bears in the NFL. He has an understanding of what it's like to be in the atmosphere that the highest level of football has to offer.
That doesn't change the fact that Schembechler thinks that no NFL job compares to the head coach of the University of Michigan and is much better suited for Harbaugh.
"Unequivocally yes," he said. "In my years in the National Football League I do have an understanding of what it's about. But I can tell you that there's no head coaching position in the NFL that's going to equate to Michigan in so many different ways. Do you know what the NFL stands for? Not for long."
Many fans are hoping that "not for long" also applies to hearing Harbaugh's final decision.