There has been some chatter for the past week that Jim Harbaugh is considering leaving Michigan for the NFL. There seems to be even more smoke surrounding those rumors.

FOX NFL reporter Jay Glazer reported on Sunday that Harbaugh has been making calls to reach out to possible assistants to see if they would have interest in working for him in the NFL.

Harbaugh wouldn’t make those calls if he weren’t genuinely considering a return to the NFL. Some might suggest he’s trying to use the NFL as leverage for a new contract with Michigan.