Almost since the day Jim Harbaugh took over as head coach at Michigan, it’s been rumored that he could return to the NFL.

How about the alternative: Could Harbaugh stay in Ann Arbor forever?

Per former Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn, Michigan wants to make it happen. Quinn, now a college football and NFL analyst for Fox Sports, told Fox Sports Radio that the University is working on a lifetime contract for Harbaugh.

“I talked to someone who’s kind of an insider within that program and we had a long, drawn-out conversation. What he told me was, they’re working on a lifetime contract. I swear to you, I’m not trying to throw a wrench into (Harbaugh returning to the NFL). That was his words,” said Quinn.

Quinn, incredulous, said he pressed his source for more info, such as what a lifetime contract would even look like.