This week, we heard talk that Jim Harbaugh is the coveted man at the University of Michigan, assuming he's fired from the 49ers (which seems likely).
As we all recall, a couple of seasons ago, the dolphins owner unsuccessfully chased after the same Harbaugh.
And here's where things might get interesting. Suppose that the dolphins underachieve and miss the playoffs.
Might the owner of the dolphins make a run at Harbaugh again?
Will the owner of the dolphins, who also wields enormous influence at Michigan, try and get "his man crush" to sign with Michigan?
Arguably, Steve Ross has more of an interest in his alma mater than the pro team he owns. And Harbaugh, it is said, is better suited for the college game. And he, too, is a Michigan guy.
I wonder what he (Ross) might do if Harbaugh does get released. If he does land the coach at one place or the other, some fans are going to be peeved that he slighted *them*.
What an odd situation.