Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh has been all the rage lately in this round of NFL head coaching searches. From the San Francisco 49ers to the Miami Dolphins to the Denver Broncos, NFL teams have pursued Harbaugh. But now word comes that the Denver Broncos will not pursue Harbaugh as their head coach.
The Denver Post's Mike Klis reports that the Broncos have decided to forgo an interview with Harbaugh and look in another direction. Though John Elway, vice president of football operations, seemed upbeat about the possibility of pursuing Harbaugh on Monday, it appears as though both sides were unable to find any time to set up an interview.
Additionally, the Miami Dolphins have decided to keep Tony Sparano as their head coach, eliminating them from the competition. Or, as SB Nation Bay Area puts it, Harbaugh is "not taking his talents to South Beach."
With Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck returning to school, Harbaugh may want to stay with the Cardinal and try for a Pac-12 and national title in 2011.