After a long wait, Michigan finally gets its man.
Michigan will officially name Jim Harbaugh its next coach at a noon press conference on Tuesday. Harbaugh, a former quarterback at Michigan, elected to leave the NFL for a return to his alma mater.
He finished his playing career at Michigan, coached by legendary head coach Bo Schembechler, with 5449 passing yards with 31 touchdowns and 22 interceptions.
Harbaugh returns to the college coaching ranks after stints with San Diego University and Stanford. During his stops, he saw improvement in overall record in each year he coached. He finished his coaching career at San Diego with a 29-6 record and only losing once in conference play. At Stanford, he took over a one-loss Stanford program to winning four games his first year and finishing his career at Stanford with 12-wins, an Orange Bowl victory and mentoring Indianapolis Colts first-overall pick Andrew Luck in the process.
In the NFL, Harbaugh saw his coaching success continue with the 49ers. In his first year in 2011, he led the 49ers to a 13-win season and lose in the NFC Championship game to the eventual Super Bowl Champions New York Giants. In fact, Harbaugh's 49ers would end up making three-straight trips to the NFC Championship and a Super Bowl appearance in his second season as NFL coach, losing to his brother John's Baltimore Ravens.
The 2014 season was a rocky one for the 49ers front office and Michigan, which led to the eventual divorce of the two sides. It was also an opportunity for interim athletic director Jim Hackett to swoop in and attempt to land Harbaugh.
Harbaugh will be taking over a Michigan program that had gotten progressively worse after Brady Hoke's 11-win debut season in 2011. Michigan has not won a conference championship in football since 2004.
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