We might be a step closer in determining where, exactly, that will be this weekend.
According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, University of Michigan officials, including interim athletic director Jim Hackett, will be in the Bay Area this weekend following the 49ers' finale to speak with Harbaugh face-to-face for the first time. Many believe that a return to Michigan is in the cards for the former Wolverines quarterback after Rapoport reported a six-year, $48 million offer was made to the embattled head coach by the school earlier this month. Harbaugh has refused to elaborate on his future in recent weeks, though.
Michigan won't be the only suitor in the mix for Harbaugh this weekend. According to Rapoport, Oakland Raiders officials will also be nearby (or at least closer than they already are) and plan to speak with Harbaugh about their head-coaching vacancy.
With San Francisco eliminated from playoff contention, the drama about where Harbaugh will go next is a compelling storyline heading into the final week of the NFL regular season.