Report: Vikings interview Michigan's Harbaugh for head coaching job
Harbaugh is familiar with new Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, and their relationship is a major reason why the coach landed on the team's radar, ESPN's Courtney Cronin reports. The pair spent time together while working for the San Francisco 49ers. Harbaugh served as the head coach from 2011-2014, while Adofo-Mensah began a role as manager of football research and development in 2013.
The Wolverines coach has been loosely linked to a potential NFL return over the last few years. Harbaugh's name came up in last year's coaching carousel before he signed an extension with Michigan.
The 58-year-old is coming off his best season as the Wolverines' sideline boss. Michigan rolled to a 12-2 record and earned a berth in the College Football Playoff in 2021.
Minnesota is in the midst of replacing Mike Zimmer following his eight-year tenure with the Vikings.
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