Unpredictability with upper management
After Jim Harbaugh led Michigan to a 12-2 record and a spot in the College Football Playoff during the 2021 season, the school had to be ecstatic with the direction their head coach had the football program heading in.
However, uncertainty began to surround Harbaugh returning to Michigan for the 2022 season after rumors about his desire to return to the NFL began to pop up.
The veteran head coach was not happy that his annual salary from the school was cut in half in 2021 and his rumored interest in getting back to the pros didn’t do anything to quiet this belief.
Unhappiness with the decisions made by his superiors is not something new when it comes to Harbaugh though. Before he even became the head coach at Michigan, he had a falling out with the owner and general manager of the 49ers, and it eventually led to him parting ways with the franchise despite leading them to the NFC Championship in three of his four seasons.
This was clearly a concern for the Vikings leading up to their interview with Harbaugh, as it should have been. Minnesota likely has a plan for the future of the franchise during the next few years, and if everyone isn’t on board, including the head coach, then their goals are going to have a much harder time of being met.