The Vikings might lure Jim Harbaugh again to teaching within the NFL.
The group plans to fly the University of Michigan head coach out to Minnesota on Wednesday – which can be National Signing Day – for an in-person interview, based on NFL Network.
The Vikings reportedly spoke with the previous NFL quarterback on Saturday to gauge his curiosity of their head coach position — following the January firings of former Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman.
Harbaugh is reportedly certainly one of 4 candidates for the Vikings’ job. Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell, Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris and Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham are additionally candidates.
Minnesota, which posted an 8-9 document final season, struggled on protection.
Harbaugh, who’s gone 61-24 over seven seasons in Michigan, has a status for taking groups to the following stage. During his tenure as head coach of the 49ers from 2011-14, Harbaugh went 44-19-1 — and led San Francisco to the NFC championship in three straight seasons [2011-13].
He was named NFL Coach of the Year in 2011 after posting a 13-3 document with the 49ers, which had eight consecutive dropping seasons earlier than Harbaugh confirmed up.
Before that, he had collegiate teaching stints with Stanford and San Diego. He made his teaching debut as a quarterbacks coach with the Raiders within the 2002-03 season.
A former first-round decide, Harbaugh performed 14 NFL seasons with the Bears, Colts, Ravens, Chargers, Lions and Panthers.
On Tuesday, ESPN’s Dan Graziano stated on “Get Up” that he heard Harbaugh has the choice to return to Michigan for an eighth season, and already has a contract provide from the college.
CBS Sports reported Monday that Harbaugh “definitely” desires to be again teaching within the NFL.
Time will inform the place Harbaugh takes his skills.