Indianapolis Colts Linked to Jim Harbaugh

The Indianapolis Colts suffered one last indignity this season with a frustrating Week 18 32-31 loss to the Houston Texans, but there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer linked hot coaching prospect Jim Harbaugh to the Colts during Fox's pregame show.

Harbaugh coached the San Francisco 49ers from 2011 to 2014, winning 44 of his 64 games and earning a Super Bowl berth following the 2012 season. He left the NFL for his alma mater Michigan in 2015, where he won 74 of 99 games but stumbled to a 1-6 record in bowl games.

Harbaugh actually has a history with the Colts: he started 46 games at quarterback for the team from 1994 to 1997. He passed for 8706 yards, 49 touchdowns, and 26 interceptions with a respectable 86.6 passer rating over his four seasons with the team, even earning a Pro Bowl in 1995.

The 4-12-1 Colts don't seem like a particularly promising franchise at the moment, but Harbaugh has experience with quick turnarounds: the 49ers were coming off a 6-10 season prior to hiring Harbaugh, then promptly dominated the league with a 13-3 record in his first season.

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