Jim Harbaugh ahead of the 2021 Orange Bowl.

For the second straight offseason, it looks like Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh appears to be pursuing an NFL head coaching job even though he promised he would not do this again and publicly declared that he’d be back at Michigan just last month. Harbaugh has emerged as a top candidate for the vacant Denver Broncos coaching position and would reportedly leave Michigan if he got an offer. But it looks like Michigan is going to make an effort to keep him, as well.

With NFL teams expressing their interest in Harbaugh, University of Michigan president Santa Ono released a statement on Twitter revealing that he has had “very constructive conversations” with Jim Harbaugh and wants him to return next season.

“I pleased to share that I have been having very positive and constructive conversations with our Athletic Director and Football Coach. Warde Manuel and I both want to see Jim Harbaugh stay as the head football coach of the University of Michigan Wolverines,” Ono said in a Tweet.

Despite all the NFL chatter, Harbaugh said earlier this month that he still believes he will return to Michigan next season. But the Broncos could offer him a contract he can’t refuse if they decide they want him.

[Santa Ono]