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San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, the primary target to take over as Michigan's coach, was asked Friday at his regularly scheduled news conference whether he might resign his position.

Harbaugh is not expected to return to the 49ers for his final season after Sunday's final regular-season game. They failed to make the playoffs.

Michigan interim athletic director Jim Hackett has been looking for a coach since firing Brady Hoke on Dec. 2. Harbaugh, a former Michigan quarterback, reportedly has received an offer from U-M.

When asked about resigning, Harbaugh offered the same answer he gave earlier in the week regarding his future.

"What will happen will happen, what won't happen won't happen," Harbaugh said Friday.

The reporter then asked to clarify that Harbaugh was not giving a yes or no response to the question.

"Correct," he said.