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Jim Harbaugh wants to remain NFL coach

University of Michigan fans continue to hold out hope they can lure Jim Harbaugh back to Ann Arbor for one glorious, maize-filled reunion.

Hopefully, those fans aren't holding their breath.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on NFL GameDay Morning that university representatives reached out to Harbaugh and "left convinced that he wants to be an NFL coach next year, not a college coach."

It's not a surprise that Harbaugh wants to remain at the pro level. Even if he won't return to San Francisco next year, he'll have plenty of NFL suitors and is likely to be the top name for every opening. The fiery coach wants a Super Bowl ring, and he's not going to walk away from the NFL while he still has a chance to win one.

Oakland is one place that Harbaugh would have interest in, Rapoport said, mainly because of the proximity and the fact that the coach is a fan of Derek Carr.

None of this news will stop Michigan from trying to convince Harbaugh to return, and this likely isn't the last we've heard of the Harbaugh-to-Ann Arbor rumors. But does anyone think the ultra-competitive Jim is fine walking away from the NFL knowing that his brother, John, has a Super Bowl ring and he doesn't?

Speaking of John Harbaugh, Rapoport reiterated that Michigan does have interest in the other Harbaugh brother. So perhaps Maize and Blue fans can still hope to bring someone home with the Harbaugh name.

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