Harbaugh puts kibosh on NFL-related query

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News

Bloomington, Ind. — In the aftermath of Michigan’s 48-41 victory, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh was basking in the victory and discussing how his team found a way to overcome Indiana.

And then, an NFL-related question. 

A local reporter from Indianapolis asked Harbaugh about his potential interest in the Indianapolis Colts head coaching job if it were to come open and have the GM job as part of it, as well.

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“Just stop. Stop. Stop yourself,” Harbaugh said, holding up his hand while looking annoyed. “No comment.”

Earlier in the week, Harbaugh had been asked by a reporter from a publication outside of Michigan to compare coaching college football to the NFL. Harbaugh bristles when asked to compare anything, and maintained that stance answering that question.

“They’re both great, you know,” Harbaugh said. “I love coaching. What’s been tremendous here is you’ve got it all — I love football, I love the University of Michigan, and I love coaching, and you can do all three of those. As my dad would say, ‘Who’s got it better than us? Nobody.”

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh celebrates with wide receiver Jehu Chesson after Chesson scored the game-tying touchdown in the final seconds of the fourth quarter.