The Miami Dolphins made a splash on NFL Black Monday by firing head coach Brian Flores after three seasons despite winning seven straight and eight of their last nine games, sparking speculation about the South Florida team’s future strategist.
Before the regular season ended, rumors were rampant around the NFL that current University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh would be willing to return to professional football.
Ross, alumnus and donor at Michigan
That is why, after Flores’ departure many began to join the paths of the Dolphins and Harbaugh, however, for Miami team owner Stephen Ross, this is not an option.
“I’m not going to be the person who takes Jim Harbaugh away from Michigan,” Ross said Monday. “I hope he stays there. He’s a great coach.”
Ross was an alumnus at Michigan and is one of the most famous annual donors to both the university and the Wolverines’ football program.
“I have no coach in mind at this point. We’re going to do a thorough review and interview process,” Ross said. “And Jim Harbaugh, I love Jim Harbaugh. He had the opportunity once before to come to the Miami Dolphins. But he’s at the University of Michigan. That is my school I graduated from, and I’m very involved in it.”
Jim Harbaugh’s NFL Past
The Wolverines made the NCAA college soccer playoffs after winning the Big 10 Conference championship, but lost in the semifinals to the University of Georgia.
Jim Harbaugh has not coached a team in the NFL since the 2014 season. He spent four seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, with whom he played and lost Super Bowl XLVII to the Baltimore Ravens, who are currently coached by his brother, John Harbaugh.
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