Erin WalshJanuary 1, 2023
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh watches his players prior to the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football semifinal playoff game against TCU, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)AP Photo/Rick Scuteri

It was a disappointing end to their national title hopes for the second year in a row after they lost to the Frogs.

Jim Harbaugh's team was outplayed early in the College Football Playoff semifinal as Bud Clark picked off a J.J McCarthy pass and returned it for a touchdown.

In the first quarter, the Frogs jumped out to a 14-0 lead on a touchdown run by Max Duggan, and they kept the pressure on in the second and third quarters.

Michigan made it a game late, at one point pulling within three points, but couldn't pull off the comeback in the highest- scoring Fiesta Bowl ever.

Michigan hasn't won a bowl game since Harbaugh's first year in Ann arbor, and Harbaugh is 0-6 in bowl games with the maize and blue.

The former San Francisco 49ers head coach was urged to return to the National Football League in 2023 after the University of Michigan failed to make the playoffs.

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He waited until there was one minute, seven seconds left in the fourth quarter to use a timeout, which many questioned.

Kevin Clark @bykevinclark

Jim Harbaugh texting the Broncos to see if they could meet up on signing day.

Jordan Sherman @JShermanwx

Harbaugh must be filling out the HC application for the Broncos right now.

Nathan Santo Domingo @NSDwx

SOURCE: Jim Harbaugh to accept Denver Broncos head coaching position at halftime #GoBlue #BroncosCountry

RedditCFB @RedditCFB

Harbaugh's just showing the Broncos he can play their style of Football.

Tyler Greever @Tyler_Greever

Harbaugh interview for the Colts job instead of prepping for TCU?

Josh Vitale @JoshVitale

Jim Harbaugh gonna take the Colts job at halftime, at this rate.

Joey @JoeyMulinaro

Harbaugh too focused on Colts job

Mark Ortega @MarkEOrtega

Harbaugh's clock control is NFL ready

Tom Fornelli @TomFornelli

Jim Harbaugh learned his time management skills in the NFL.

Jeff G. (Not the QB) @TheSportsDude

At halftime Harbaugh Will fielding calls from NFL teams…

dre. @SupremeAce_

Jim Harbaugh going back to coach NFL after this upset

Justin Spears @JustinESports

Jim Harbaugh is perfect for the NFL. He's awful at clock management.

KJ @kjcarson

Harbaugh is going to the NFL..the last minute of this game might have confirmed that! 😂

Ty Schalter @tyschalter

Jim Harbaugh making a statement coaching for that Broncos job

L.C. Norton @ByLCNorton

Jim Harbaugh mismanaging the clock, he's moving into Colts mode before our very eyes

Carlos M. Ramírez @Tomapapa

Harbaugh back to the NFL? Denver? Is this his last game in Michigan?

Mike Coutee' @mikecoutee

So umm, which NFL team going after Jim Harbaugh this off-season?

Michael McQuaid @Michael_NFL

Jim Harbaugh > Denver 🔜

Harbaugh was the head coach of the 49ers for three years. The San Francisco 49ers made it to the Super Bowl after the 2012 season, but lost to the Baltimore Ravens.

Harbaugh is linked whenever there is a head coaching job in the NFL. The Denver Broncos, who fired Nathaniel Hackett, and the Indianapolis Colts, who fired Frank Reich, are both in need of a new coach.

Harbaugh isn't sure if he would be a candidate for those jobs.