ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- With Brady Hoke out of the picture in Ann Arbor, interim athletic director Jim Hackett can now turn his attention to finding a suitable replacement.
Several names have been thrown into consideration already with one candidate standing alone as the clear fan favorite: San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.
Harbaugh has had success at every coaching stop including stints at San Diego, Stanford and now in the NFL leading the 49ers' franchise to three NFC championship games and one Super Bowl appearance in his first three seasons on the job.
But is Harbaugh interested and if so, how much?
Sam Webb and Kyle Bogenschutz lay out the chances for a Harbaugh return to Ann Arbor and separate the candidates that have interest in Michigan and those the Wolverines are expressing interest in.