Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines were basking in the glory of their national championship triumph against the Washington Huskies on Monday, and the Wolverines coach steered clear of inquiries regarding his future.
During his postgame press conference, Harbaugh faced questions about rumored connections to current or upcoming vacancies in NFL coaching positions.
Swiftly dismissing the inquiries, the 60-year-old requested the media to allow him to relish the moment before delving into discussions about what lies ahead.
“I just want to enjoy this. I just want to enjoy this,” Harbaugh emphasized. “I hope you give me that. Can a guy have that? Does it always have to be ‘What’s next? What’s the future?’ I hope to have a future. I hope there’s a tomorrow, a day after tomorrow, a next week, a next month, a next year.”
Harbaugh refrained from discussing his future plans, choosing to savor the joy of securing a championship with his team. Notably, this victory marked Michigan’s first national championship in 26 years.
With more NFL coaching positions becoming available post the regular season, speculation around Harbaugh’s potential moves is likely to increase. However, for now, he remains focused on the present and requested a bit of patience from the media regarding discussions about his future.