John Harbaugh not interested in potential opening at Michigan

At some point in the not-too-distant future, the University of Michigan will begin looking for a new head football coach.

The football team has performed worse each year under Brady Hoke, which was punctuated by a coaching and training staff failing to remove quarterback Shane Morris from Saturday's deflating loss to Minnesota, after it appeared he sustained a head injury.

Why Hoke still has a job in the noon-to-1 o'clock hour on Monday is baffling. But without a doubt, Hoke won't coach Michigan after this season. He shouldn't be coaching them now.

With that in mind, there are three obvious names to replace Hoke — Jim Harbaugh, John Harbaugh and Les Miles. However, much to Michigan's disappointment, one of the Harbaughs appears out of the running.

According to The Baltimore Sun, John Harbaugh has no interest in taking the Michigan job if/when it becomes open. The report states that Harbaugh is happy with the Ravens, which have performed well through the season's first four games, and has no desire to disrupt any loyalty he has to Hoke as a friend.

Regardless of Harbaugh's reasoning, no coach should take a position at Michigan until the athletic department gets a total overhaul at the top. It's long been a toxic situation at Michigan and nothing signifies that it can get better. (Read John U. Bacon's book Three and Out for a better understanding of this.)

Both Harbaughs would be wise to stick to the NFL, even if Jim Harbaugh isn't with the 49ers in 2015. And the grass-eating Miles, if offered, would be smart to stay put in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, too.

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