Jim Harbaugh solidified today on SiriusXM Radio what every Michigan football fan has been been either assuming or hoping to hear since he took the job last December.
Is Jim Harbaugh a lifer at Michigan?
“God willing and the creek don’t rise,” said Harbaugh, “that’s the way it’s going to be.”
Harbaugh hinted at his stance during his introductory press conference. He compared his coaching jobs to houses. He said he’ll attempt to do the same thing at Michigan—build a house—but he also said he’s at a point in his life where he’d like to actually live in one of those houses.
Harbaugh signed a seven-year contract with Michigan in December.
Should Harbaugh opt to leave Michigan early, the only thing his contract requires in return is a portion of a $2 million signing bonus.
Building a permanent home upon one of the most storied football programs in the country will undoubtedly have its ups and downs, and there may come a day Michigan fans are less than ecstatic about the idea.
But for now, it’s a point of rejoice.