Harbaugh Has No Regrets

By CLIFF BRUNT
|  Thursday, Feb 24, 2011  |  Updated 3:55 PM PDT
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PALO ALTO, CA - OCTOBER 09: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Stanford Cardinal walks out through the tunnel for their game against the USC Trojans at Stanford Stadium on October 9, 2010 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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 Jim Harbaugh says he has no regrets about leaving college coaching for the NFL's San Francisco 49ers.

The former Michigan quarterback and Stanford coach attended the NFL Scouting Combine on Thursday, preparing for his first season as an NFL head coach.       

Many Michigan fans wanted the school to hire Harbaugh after it fired Rich Rodriguez and Harbaugh led Stanford to an Orange Bowl win. Michigan said it spoke to Harbaugh but never offered him the
 job.       

Harbaugh said Stanford and Michigan would have been great options, but the challenge of the NFL won him over. He said he likes coaching a franchise with five Super Bowl wins and high  expectations.       

Harbaugh said Michigan is in good hands with athletic director Dave Brandon and new coach Brady Hoke.
 

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