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Jim Harbaugh says he does not miss coaching in the NFL

Jim Harbaugh does not miss coaching in the NFL.
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Jim Harbaugh is enjoying his time at Michigan and does not miss coaching professionals, he tells the MMQB's Albert Breer.

Harbaugh parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers but then drew interest from the Chicago Bears, New York Jets and Oakland Raiders before he signed with Michigan. His deal runs for seven years and is reportedly worth up to $3 million per year.

“It’s not like I ‘miss’ the NFL, because it didn’t go anywhere,” Harbaugh says. “I get great enjoyment watching, and I’m a diehard watching my brother, his team and what they’re doing. There are things not coaching in the NFL that you do miss, those relationships with the players themselves, who are playing at the highest level.”

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“But I have those relationships with the players here, the NFL is still there, and getting them in a position to get to experience that is a very worthwhile thing, and I attack that every single day,” he added. “Bottom line, it’s not something to miss. It’s still there. … I’m happy and challenged every day with what I’m doing right now.”

Harbaugh went 10–3 in his first season with the Wolverines.