The Las Vegas Raiders saw their season come to an end with a 26-19 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the NFL Wild Card round. The team has since moved on to other business by parting ways with general manager Mike Mayock and now is conducting a coaching search.
Interim head coach Rich Bisaccia certainly made his case to remain in the position on a full-time basis after guiding the Raiders to a 7-6 record and playoff berth following Jon Gruden’s resignation.
Many players are believed to favor Bisaccia returning next season, but that hasn’t stopped the Raiders from considering other candidates. One name linked to the team is Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, who reportedly will entertain NFL coaching offers this offseason.
While it remains to be seen if Harbaugh will truly considering leaving Michigan, the possibility appears to be growing by the day. According to Mitchell Renz of Chat Sports, Harbaugh is zeroing in on the Raiders’ head coach job:
Just heard from a reliable source Jim Harbaugh is eyeing the Raiders
— Raiders Report Mitchell Renz (@MitchellRenz365) January 17, 2022
Since becoming the Michigan head coach in 2015, Harbaugh has led the Wolverines to a 61-24 record over seven seasons. However, he is only 1-5 in bowl games, which includes a 34-11 loss to Georgia in the college football playoff last month.
Prior to his stint with Michigan, Harbaugh most notably served as the San Francisco 49ers head coach from 2011-14 and led the team to an appearance in Super Bowl XLVII.
Harbaugh’s other coaching ventures include a stint as Raiders quarterbacks coach from 2002-04. He also served as the University of San Diego head coach in 2004-06 and the Stanford University head coach in 2007-10.