You can add another name to those who've publicly endorsed San Francisco 49er head coach Jim Harbaugh as Michigan's next head coach.
Former Heisman winner do-it-all for U-M and current Oakland Raider, Charles Woodson, appeared on the Rich Eisen Show on Tuesday and was asked about the head coach opening at his alma mater, among other topics.
Coming off a game-sealing interception against Harbaugh's Niners, Woodson was asked whether he preferred Harbaugh to stay in the NFL and potentially become his coach in Oakland next season or coach for his alma mater in Ann Arbor.
"I think if the choice was out there it would definitely be Michigan for me," Woodson said. "A guy that played there. The fans would love it and I think it would be great for recruiting. Just to have a guy that's proven, he's won everywhere he's been as a coach and I don't think it would be any different if he went to Michigan so yeah, go blue."
Eisen also asked Woodson whether there's a chance Harbaugh does come to U-M. Woodson replied with "the way it sounds right now that it doesn't look good".
When asked if the two talked after the game, Woodson said that he spoke to Harbaugh briefly and "thought about" bringing up the conversation regarding Michigan. However, Harbaugh gave Woodson the same lines he has been delivering each week in his press conference, deflecting talk on his job status.
The fact that U-M has seen its fair share of struggles over the year has been highly documented. For Woodson, he believes the program has steadiness since Carr retired has been one of the major factors of the programs decline. With that being said, not even the Heisman winner can figure out what's exactly plaguing U-M right now.
"It's hard to put a finger on it," Woodson said. "Over the last couple years, for whatever reason, we just haven't been able to get it done. Once Lloyd Carr was gone things have been kind of in disarray and we just haven't had the steadiness like we did when Coach Carr was around. Things have been up and done, so hopefully however this process is going we can find the right person to come in there and right the ship."