Michigan is interested in Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh as a potential replacement for embattled coach Brady Hoke, NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday. Rapoport cited high-ranking Michigan sources that the Wolverines would prefer John over brother Jim Harbaugh, the San Francisco 49ers coach who once quarterbacked the Wolverines, because he is viewed as more of a long-term option.
NFL Media analyst Gil Brandt suggested the possibility via Twitter earlier this week.
Hoke's tenure looks as tenuous as ever in the wake of a 30-14 home loss to Minnesota Saturday that marked the first time in the program's 135-year history that it has lost three games in September. Hoke also drew media fire for playing quarterback Shane Morris after he had sustained an apparent concussion.