Talks between the Minnesota Vikings and Jim Harbaugh are continuing to pick up steam.
It was reported over the weekend that the two parties shared a mutual interested, and Monday, it surfaced that the Vikings will be flying to Ann Arbor to interview Harbaugh Wednesday, which is also National Signing Day.
The Vikings fired coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman after consecutive losing seasons. Minnesota has filled one of those vacancies, hiring Kwesi Adofo-Mensah to replace Spielman. The Vikings are also looking at other candidates for the head coaching job, including LA Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris and offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell.
Losing Harbaugh would be a crushing blow for Michigan, and good news for the rest of the Big Ten. Harbaugh is coming off one of the best seasons in UM history, going 12-2, beating Ohio State, winning the Big Ten and making it to the College Football Playoff. The Wolverines have already lost defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald to the same position with the Baltimore Ravens.
Harbaugh is 61-24 through seven seasons at Michigan, and went 44-19-1 with three trips to the NFC Title Game and a Super Bowl berth in four seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.