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Another day, and another Jim Harbaugh rumor, because, hey, people want to know. I’ve honestly never seen this kind of speculation for a coach, with passionate fans both wanting him to stay and go.

  • Now CBS Sports has predicted that Jim Harbaugh will go to the NFL

    CBS Sports is also predicting where he will end up.

  • CBS' NFL Predictions

    Read on for CBS’ full slate of NFL coaching predictions, including Harbaugh.

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    Byron Leftwich (Buccaneers OC)

  • Houston Texans

    Jonathan Gannon (Eagles DC)

  • Denver Broncos

    Dan Quinn (Cowboys DC)

  • New York Giants

    Brian Flores (former Dolphins HC)

  • Minnesota Vikings

    Doug Pederson (former Eagles HC)

  • Chicago Bears

    Brian Daboll (Bills OC)

  • Miami Dolphins

    Eric Bieniemy (Chiefs OC)

  • Las Vegas Raiders: Jim Harbaugh (Michigan HC)

    Here’s what CBS Sports says about Harbaugh:

    “The Raiders are searching for a new general manager after firing Mike Mayock, and interim head coach Rich Bisaccia just took this team to a playoff appearance. Bisaccia may end up getting the job, but the Raiders are interviewing general manager candidates and could move on from the interim coach too.”

    “Vegas has a quarterback in Derek Carr and a playoff-caliber roster, making the job attractive. Owner Mark Davis paid Jon Gruden $10 million a year to be his head coach, and he’ll be looking to make a big splash.”

    “Enter Jim Harbaugh, who the Raiders will work diligently to get back to the NFL. Harbaugh is no stranger to success in the league, going 44-19-1 in four seasons as the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers won the NFC championship in the 2012 season and reached the conference championship game for three consecutive seasons (2011 to 2013), as Harbaugh compiled a .695 win percentage in the regular season — fifth on the all-time list for coaches that have coached for four seasons. Harbaugh left for Michigan after the 49ers finished 8-8 in 2014, going 61-24 for the Wolverines and a Big Ten championship with a College Football Playoff appearance this past season — yet is 0-3 in New Year’s Six bowl games.”

    “Harbaugh is the winner the Raiders seek, the coach Davis will drive a Brink’s truck to in order to land him. Vegas may be the job that gets Harbaugh to leave his alma mater and return to the NFL, knowing he’ll get all the resources he wants to win immediately.”

    “The Raiders will court Harbaugh, and are the team in the best position to get him. “

  • Harbaugh's response to the rumors

    “It’s a little more enjoyable this year compared to the rumors last year, so,” Harbaugh said when asked about the latest NFL talk. Really, Jim? You’re just going to leave us hanging? Okay, then!