Report: Jim Harbaugh getting second interview with Chargers

League: NFL

Posted on: 22 Jan, 2024 at 11:17 PM

Credit: Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Los Angeles Chargers are planning a second interview with Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh this week, ESPN reported Monday.

Harbaugh, 60, is emerging as a top candidate for Los Angeles, as he's the first person the Chargers are calling back for a second interview for their head-coaching vacancy.

Over the weekend, NFL Network reported that the Atlanta Falcons have also lined up a second interview with Harbaugh.

The Chargers fired coach Brandon Staley on Dec. 15 as they stumbled to a 5-12 finish. Harbaugh finished his 14-year playing career by playing two seasons for the Chargers, then based in San Diego.

Harbaugh guided Michigan (15-0) to the College Football Playoff national championship in a 34-13 win over Washington this month.

Harbaugh has a record of 89-25 at his alma mater and made three consecutive CFP appearances. He also coached at the University of San Diego (2004-06) and has a 118-46 record as a FBS head coach at Stanford (2007-10) and Michigan (2015-present).

Harbaugh went 44-19-1 as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers from 2011-14, including the 2012 NFC championship title and a loss to the Ravens and his older brother, Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh, in Super Bowl XLVII.

--Field Level Media