Michigan is apparently making a serious run at San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh to fill its open coaching position.

According to a report from the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, citing anonymous sources, the university offered Harbaugh $8 million per year to coach the Wolverines.

That would be almost $1 million more than the current highest-paid college coach, Alabama’s Nick Saban, who made $7,160,187 in his most recent season, according to USA Today.

“Jim Harbaugh has not yet told Michigan a definitive no,” Rapoport said on NFL Network’s “Around the NFL.”

Rapoport earlier reported that Michigan had approached Harbaugh and he said he would prefer to stay in the NFL.

Meanwhile, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter posted on his Facebook page Wednesday that one person familiar with Harbaugh’s thinking said he is “considering it.” Schefter also said that another person close to the hiring process said “it was not likely” Harbaugh would end up at Michigan.

Harbaugh, the former Michigan quarterback, signed a five-year, $25 million contract when he was hired by the 49ers in 2011. He took them to the Super Bowl and two other NFC title games in his first three seasons. This year, though, the 49ers were eliminated from playoff contention last weekend.

He has one year remaining on his contract but most NFL insiders, including Rapoport, have insisted that there is no repairing his damaged relationship with 49ers management. Rapoport said the Oakland Raiders are interested as well.

Michigan has not made any statements about who is being targeted as a candidate since firing Brady Hoke on Dec. 2.

Harbaugh’s last regular season game with the 49ers is Dec. 28 at home against the Arizona Cardinals.


(12) OHIO STATE 97, NORTH CAROLINA A&T 55: D’Angelo Russell scored 21 points, Marc Loving had 15 and the Buckeyes (9-1) won at home.

Shannon Scott added 12 assists, while Kam Williams had 15 points in the second half for Ohio State.

Bruce Beckford had 26 points for the Aggies (1-11).

(25) MICHIGAN STATE 66, EASTERN MICHIGAN 46: Bryn Forbes scored 14 points, Travis Trice added 13, and the Spartans (8-3) won at home, denying Eastern Michigan its second straight upset win over an in-state foe.

The Eagles (8-2) beat Michigan in Ann Arbor last week, but never led against Michigan State.


CHATTANOOGA 54, (7) STANFORD 46: Chelsey Shumpert scored a career-high 18 points, including five 3-pointers, as Chattanooga (7-3) stunned the Cardinal (6-3) for its second home win over a top-10 opponent this season.

Chattanooga won despite being held without a basket after Keiana Gilbert gave the Mocs a 44-34 lead with 11:26 left. The Mocs went 7 of 8 on free throws in the last 50 seconds to seal the victory.

(1) SOUTH CAROLINA 69, HAMPTON 49: Tiffany Mitchell made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points, and the Gamecocks (10-0) won at Hampton, Virginia.

(3) TEXAS 76, MCNEESE 59: Nneka Enemkpali had 18 points and 14 rebounds, Kelsey Lang added 18 points and nine boards, and Texas (9-0) won in Austin.

Jayln Johnson had 20 points for McNeese (5-4).

(13) DUKE 92, OKLAHOMA 72: Elizabeth Williams scored 26 points and grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds to help lead the Blue Devils (6-3) past Oklahoma at Durham, North Carolina.

It was the third 20-point, 20-rebound game in Duke history.

(21) MISSISSIPPI 66, LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 51: Morgan William hit 11 of 14 free throws and scored 21 points lead Mississippi State (12-0) at Lafayette, Louisiana.

(25) DEPAUL 109, LOYOLA-CHICAGO 84: Jessica January scored 25 points, Megan Rogowski added 21 and DePaul (7-3) won at Chicago.