Blake Corum Endorses Harbaugh's Switch to Chargers After $928K NIL Deal

Michigan's Star Endorses Coach's Big Career Move.

by Faizan Chaudhary
Blake Corum Endorses Harbaugh's Switch to Chargers After $928K NIL Deal
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In an electrifying turn of events, Michigan's celebrated running back Blake Corum stands firmly behind coach Jim Harbaugh's latest career move. This shift comes after a season that etched their names in the annals of college football history.

Under Harbaugh's guidance, the Michigan Wolverines ended a decades-long national championship drought, marking a historic triumph for the team. At 60, Jim Harbaugh, a figure synonymous with Michigan's recent resurgence, is embarking on a new journey.

After a nine-year stint that revitalized Michigan football, he's returning to his roots in the NFL. The upcoming 2024 season will see Harbaugh at the helm of the LA Chargers, a significant shift from his collegiate legacy.

Corum Backs Harbaugh

Blake Corum, pivotal in Michigan's championship conquest, recently took to Instagram to publicly support Harbaugh's move.

Featuring a Michigan football video on his story, Corum's endorsement comes as no surprise, given their shared success. Notably, Corum, with an impressive On3 NIL valuation of $928,000, has declared his intentions to enter the 2024 NFL draft, alongside teammate and quarterback J.J.

McCarthy. The possibility of these Michigan stars reuniting under Harbaugh's leadership in the NFL adds an intriguing dimension to this narrative. The pivot from Michigan to the LA Chargers is more than a career change for Harbaugh; it's a return to a former battleground.

After a fairytale 15-0 season in 2023 and Michigan's first outright title since 1948, Harbaugh is set to revisit the professional stage. His NFL aspirations aren't new, having previously entertained opportunities with the Minnesota Vikings and the Denver Broncos in the past two offseasons.

Yet, he had remained with Michigan until now. Harbaugh's departure from Michigan isn't without its complexities. There's growing speculation around his motivations, especially considering ongoing NCAA investigations into Michigan's recruiting practices and a sign-stealing scandal.

The 2023 season saw Harbaugh facing suspensions, further fueling rumors about his switch to the NFL. Amidst these uncertainties and potential NCAA sanctions, Harbaugh's decision to coach the LA Chargers, a team he once played for, seems both a strategic and a nostalgic choice.