It's happened many times before. A successful college football coach, coaxed to join the NFL for tons of money and a chance at the highest level in football. Stories say Jim Harbaugh, head coach of Michigan, may be one of those coaches. What's up?

It has come out that Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper has talked to Harbaugh about the team’s head coaching position, according to a person familiar with the situation.

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Fox 17 reported that the meeting was a conversation, not an interview. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday because the team does not typically release details of its coaching search.

This isn't the first time Harbaugh has spoken with an NFL team since becoming head coach at U of M. But, with Carolina, at 6-10 this year, and having been eliminated from playoff contention on Sunday following a 30-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, they're hungry for a new coach and Harbaugh may be the coach they want.

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After all, he's been there before. Harbaugh coached the San Francisco 49ers from 2011-2014, winning two NFC West titles and reaching the NFC championship game three times in four seasons. He was 44-19-1 during that span and helped the 49ers get to Super Bowl 47, where they lost 34-31 to the Baltimore Ravens.

He came to Michigan after going 8-8 in 2014 with the 49ers in 2014.


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Harbaugh, 59, has been at Michigan for the past 8-years and has a record of 74-25, going13-0 this season before getting upset this past weekend by TCU in the College Football Playoffs.

So, what do you think? Rumors, just rumors, as they say. Time will tell.

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