Co-host Josh Landon speaks with former University of Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr during 2019 Michigan Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony at MotorCity Casino Hotel, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019.

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QB CJ Carr, grandson of Lloyd Carr, picks Notre Dame over Michigan

Notre Dame landed a commitment from a five-star quarterback in the Class of 2024 — and it also allowed the Fighting Irish to score a win over one of their biggest rivals.

CJ Carr, the grandson of longtime Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr, committed to Notre Dame Thursday.

Carr also listed Michigan, Michigan State, Georgia, LSU and Wisconsin as finalists.

He plays at Saline High School in Saline, Michigan, outside Ann Arbor, but he told ESPN that South Bend always left him impressed.

“I’ve been telling my family I’m going to Notre Dame since this last spring,” Carr said, per ESPN.

Carr even said his father asked him to hold off a little longer to consider his other options.

“After the last camp at Notre Dame, we were supposed to go down south and I was like, ‘Dad, I know where I want to go,’ and he let me commit,” Carr said.

Listed at 6-foot-2 1/2, 195 pounds, Carr is the No. 20 overall prospect and the fifth-best quarterback in the Class of 2024, per the 247Sports composite.

Lloyd Carr coached the Wolverines from 1995-2007. He led Michigan to a national title in 1997 and he retired with a 122-40 record with victories in the Rose, Citrus and Orange Bowls.

The elder Carr’s Michigan teams went 5-4 against Notre Dame.

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Report: Bengals reach deal with 1st-round pick Daxton Hill

The Cincinnati Bengals agreed to terms on a four-year rookie contract with first-round draft pick Daxton Hill, NFL Network reported on Wednesday.

Hill, a safety out of Michigan, was selected by the Bengals with the 31st overall pick of the 2022 NFL Draft.

A first-team All-Big Ten selection, Hill recorded 69 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions and 11 passes defensed in 14 games last season.

Hill collected 151 tackles, four interceptions and three fumble recoveries in 33 career games with the Wolverines.

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Reports: Michigan’s David Ojabo tore Achilles at pro day

Michigan edge rusher David Ojabo sustained a torn Achilles during his pro day workout, multiple media outlets reported Saturday.

Per ESPN, Ojabo is expected to return to play in approximately six months. A September return means he would miss the first few weeks of the regular season.

Ojabo, who is regarded as a potential first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, clutched his leg during a pass-rush drill and needed assistance to exit the field in Ann Arbor, Mich.

The 6-foot-5, 250-pound junior took to Twitter to deliver a message to his fans.

“God got me!! ima be back stronger than ever (heart emoji) all part of my story,” he wrote.

Ojabo registered 11 sacks and five forced fumbles this season as the Wolverines advanced to the College Football Playoff.

Raised in Aberdeen, Scotland, Ojabo didn’t start playing football until his junior year of high school after moving to the United States.

He did not appear in any games for Michigan as a freshman in 2019 and registered just one tackle in six games in 2020.

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Tyler Nielsen trips up Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson in a game played Nov. 5, 2011 in Iowa City.

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Report: Ex-Michigan QB Denard Robinson to join Jim Harbaugh’s staff

Former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson is returning to serve on coach Jim Harbaugh’s staff, 247Sports reported Wednesday.

The outlet said Robinson, 31, will be the football program’s assistant director of player personnel.

Robinson quarterbacked Michigan from 2009 to 2012. In 2010, he placed sixth in the Heisman Trophy voting after completing 62.5 percent of his passes for 2,570 yards and 18 touchdowns. He finished his college career throwing for 6,250 yards and 49 TDs.

Robinson was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played four seasons as a running back in Jacksonville before joining the Atlanta Legends of the Alliance of American Football league in 2018.

After the league folded in 2019, Robinson joined the Jacksonville University coaching staff as an offensive analyst. He became the Jaguars’ offensive quality control coach in 2020, and later, under then-Jags coach Urban Meyer, Robinson became a college scouting assistant in the team’s front office.

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Reports: Jim Harbaugh’s new deal starts at $7M in 2022

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh will make $7.05 million in the first year of his reworked five-year contract, multiple outlets reported Thursday.

Harbaugh, 58, stands to earn $7.6 million in the final year of the deal, per the outlets, citing copies of the contract obtained through a records request with the school.

The new deal makes Harbaugh the second-highest paid coach in the Big Ten behind Michigan State’s Mel Tucker.

Harbaugh would owe Michigan a $3 million buyout if he leaves after the first year. The buyout drops $750,000 per year after that.

Harbaugh had a base salary that was slashed to $4 million in 2021 after a 2-4 finish in 2020. However, he earned much more after hitting performance incentives. Those incentives are part of the new deal, including $1 million for winning the national championship and $500,000 for reaching the national semifinals again, among others.

The new deal essentially restores Harbaugh to where he was prior to the 2020 season.

Harbaugh returned to Ann Arbor somewhat unexpectedly after interviewing for and being linked to the Minnesota Vikings head coaching vacancy. After not getting the job, Harbaugh said he’s done chasing NFL jobs, telling a Detroit newspaper that “this is the last time.”

Harbaugh guided the Wolverines to the Big Ten championship and College Football Playoff in 2021. They lost to eventual champion Georgia in the semifinals. Harbaugh was named the 2021 Associated Press Coach of the Year.

He owns a 61-24 record during his seven seasons at Michigan, his alma mater.

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Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh watched his team warm up before the Orange Bowl against Georgia on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Florida.

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Jim Harbaugh gets contract extension at Michigan

Michigan and head coach Jim Harbaugh on Wednesday agreed to a contract extension through the 2026 season.

The new deal adds a year to the deal Harbaugh and the school announced in January 2021. It also alters the terms, which were not released.

“I love Michigan Football, the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor community,” said Harbaugh. “My enthusiasm for tomorrow, the day after and every day following is as high as ever, and we are ready to get on the practice field and start preparations for the 2022 season.”

Harbaugh, 58, returned to Ann Arbor somewhat unexpectedly after interviewing for and being linked to the Minnesota Vikings head coaching vacancy. After not getting the job, Harbaugh said he’s done chasing NFL jobs, telling a Detroit newspaper that “this is the last time.”

Harbaugh guided the Wolverines to the Big Ten championship and College Football Playoff in 2021. They lost to eventual champion Georgia in the semifinals. Harbaugh was named the 2021 Associated Press Coach of the Year.

He owns a 61-24 record during his seven seasons at Michigan, his alma mater.

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Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh watched his team warm up before the Orange Bowl against Georgia on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Florida.

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Reports: Michigan to hire Jesse Minter as DC

Michigan is set to hire 38-year-old Jesse Minter as its next defensive coordinator, multiple outlets reported Tuesday, another transaction from the brothers Harbaugh pipeline.

Minter spent last season with Vanderbilt as its defensive coordinator but was with John Harbaugh and the Baltimore Ravens from 2017-20. Minter would replace Mike Macdonald on Jim Harbaugh’s staff at Michigan. Macdonald left Ann Arbor after one season to become the DC in Baltimore, reuniting with John Harbaugh.

Minter and Macdonald overlapped in Baltimore, where Minter was a defensive assistant from 2017-19 and defensive backs coach his final year there. Minter has also had stops with Georgia State (2013-16) and Indiana State (2011-12) as DC. Minter is the son of former Cincinnati head coach Rick Minter.

The deal is expected to be finalized this week.

Jim Harbaugh also has to hire a new offensive coordinator after Josh Gattis left for Miami.

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Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh watched his team warm up before the Orange Bowl against Georgia on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Florida.

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Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh: Done chasing NFL jobs

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said he no longer is interested in seeking employment in the NFL.

Following an interview with the Minnesota Vikings, Harbaugh told the Detroit Free Press that the idea of winning the Super Bowl spurred his interest in the NFL. He was unsuccessful in his lone appearance in the big game as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3, 2013.

“Sure, the Super Bowl is the greatest prize in our sport,” Harbaugh told the newspaper. “But winning a national championship, that’s pretty darn great. Let’s do that.

“There was a pull to the NFL because I got that close to the Super Bowl, but this was the time (to try and return). And this is the last time. Now let’s go chase college football’s greatest prize.”

Harbaugh, 58, met with the Vikings this week, however the club reportedly is expected to hire Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell following Super Bowl LVI.

“There was a tugging at me that I was once that close to a Super Bowl and I didn’t get it,” Harbaugh told the newspaper. “Some NFL jobs came open. I was contacted by the Vikings. For better or for worse, it was something I wanted to explore. I went in thinking, ‘I’m gonna have 100 percent conviction on this, and if they (the Vikings) have 100 percent conviction on this, then it’s something I’m gonna do.’”

New Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah was in the research and development department with the San Francisco 49ers in 2013 and 2014 when Harbaugh was the team’s head coach. Harbaugh was 44-19-1 with the 49ers with three NFC Championship game appearances. His Super Bowl loss was to the Baltimore Ravens, coached by his older brother, John.

Harbaugh guided the Wolverines to the Big Ten championship and College Football Playoff in 2021. They lost to eventual champion Georgia in the semifinals.

He owns a 61-24 record during his seven seasons at Michigan, his alma mater.

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Report: Jim Harbaugh won’t return to NFL, staying at Michigan

Jim Harbaugh’s flirtation with the NFL apparently is over.

ESPN reported Wednesday that Harbaugh informed Michigan he will return to the school as head coach instead of jumping to the NFL. He interviewed with the Minnesota Vikings earlier in the day — his second interview with the club.

Harbaugh told Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel that he intends to stay at his alma mater as long as the school wants him, per the report.

The Vikings now are expected to turn their focus to three other candidates: Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris, Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell and New York Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham.

Harbaugh guided the Wolverines to the Big Ten championship and College Football Playoff in 2021. They lost to eventual champion Georgia in the semifinals.

ESPN reported over the weekend that Harbaugh “conveyed legitimate interest” in the Vikings and added that team management came away from the first interview “feeling Harbaugh is ready to return to the NFL.”

The Vikings’ head-coaching job is available after the team fired Mike Zimmer on Jan. 10 following an 8-9 season.

Zimmer, 65, posted a 72-56-1 record during his eight seasons at the helm in Minnesota, although the club finished under .500 in each of the past two seasons.

Harbaugh, 58, owns a 61-24 record during his seven seasons at Michigan. That success followed a 44-19-1 run during his stint with the San Francisco 49ers (2011-14). He guided the 49ers to three straight NFC Championship Games and an appearance in Super Bowl XLVII.

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Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh walks off the field after the Wolverines' 34-11 loss to the Georgia Bulldogs in the Orange Bowl.

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Report: Jim Harbaugh has ‘legitimate interest’ in Vikings’ job

Jim Harbaugh has been making inroads toward a return to the NFL.

The Michigan head coach interviewed for the same position with the Minnesota Vikings over the weekend.

ESPN reported Harbaugh “conveyed legitimate interest” in the club and added the Vikings’ management came away “feeling Harbaugh is ready to return to the NFL.”

Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell and San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans will be given second interviews with Minnesota, NFL Network reported.

The Vikings head-coaching job is available after the team fired Mike Zimmer on Jan. 10.

Zimmer, 65, posted a 72-56-1 record during his eight seasons at the helm in Minnesota, although the club finished under .500 in each of the past two seasons.

Harbaugh, 58, owns a 61-24 record during his seven seasons at Michigan, his alma mater. That came following a 44-19-1 run during his stint with the San Francisco 49ers (2011-14). He guided the 49ers to three straight NFC Championship Games and an appearance in Super Bowl XLVII.

–Field Level Media