Former Vikings head-coaching candidate might be in big trouble
Before the Vikings settled on Kevin O'Connell as their new head coach back in 2022, the team also interviewed current University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh for the opening.
Many assumed Harbaugh was going to land the gig with Minnesota. But in the end, the Vikings went with O'Connell instead.
Well, it looks like Minnesota might have dodged a bullet by not hiring Harbaugh.
Last week, it was revealed that the NCAA is investigating the University of Michigan football program for allegedly violating rules related to illegally stealing their opponent's signs.
Harbaugh has denied any knowledge of this taking place (of course), and he has stated that he has never instructed any staff members to attend opposing teams' games to steal their offensive and defensive signals.
In the last few days, more reports have revealed that a Michigan analyst by the name of Connor Stalions purchased tickets within the last two years for games featuring more than a handful of Big Ten teams and teams that were in contention to compete in the College Football Playoff.
The former Vikings head-coaching candidate might deny any knowledge or involvement in the alleged sign-stealing operation, but it could easily lead to his departure from Michigan if the allegations are found to be true.
If Harbaugh winds up leaving Michigan due to the scandal, it wouldn't be shocking to see him get hired by an NFL team in need of a new head coach during the upcoming offseason.