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Report: Jim Harbaugh leaving 49ers to become Michigan Wolverines head coach

Members of the 49ers staff expect Jim Harbaugh to accept a deal to become the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines.

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The San Francisco 49ers are set to part ways with head coach Jim Harbaugh, and it looks as though he already has his next job lined up.

According to Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report, Harbaugh is set to become the next head coach of the Michigan Wolverines once the NFL regular season has concluded.

If that's it for Harbaugh in the NFL, he finishes with three playoff trips in four years, one of which ended in a Super Bowl appearance and the other two ended in the NFC Championship game.

Here is the report:

Two members of the San Francisco 49ers staff and a third NFL source said Saturday they expect 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh to accept a six-year, $48 million contract to become the head coach of the University of Michigan.

"That's what everybody on staff believes is going to happen this week," one of the sources said. "Jim has figured out that his style is best-suited for the college game. His shtick works better with young guys who are gone after three or four years."

Harbaugh entered the NFL in 2011 to take over a 6-10 franchise that had never finished better than 8-8 in its previous eight seasons, and immediately went 13-3 with a trip to the NFC Championship game his first season. He upped that to a Super Bowl berth in his second year before losing again in the conference title game last season to the eventual-champion Seattle Seahawks.