Jim Harbaugh has been floated around Miami since, well, you know. Ross flew to California to land Harbaugh and failed but if he really wants him, he isn’t likely going to fail again. Harbaugh isn’t have a great run at Michigan and could be primed for a return to the NFL.
In Miami, he would be given far more control of the team than anyone else and that includes GM duties in all likelihood. Harbaugh has NFL experience obviously and the Dolphins would be smart to move on to the next chapter, when they eventually do, with an experienced HC.
After four years with the 49ers, Harbaugh managed to get to the Super Bowl in his second season. He led the team to a 13-3 record his first year, an 11-4-1 record in their Super Bowl run, a 12-4 record in his third season and then an 8-8 record in year four. He left after that season.
Harbaugh has a better winning record in his four years than Jimmy Johnson and Dave Wannstedt did with the Dolphins and of course, every other head coach after them.
Harbaugh would make a lot of sense but you have to wonder if he can bring the Dolphins back to prominence and how long would he stick around before he opted to head back to the college ranks? It’s a question that needs to be answered but his name will inevitably be on the top of Stephen Ross’ list should he move on from Flores this year or even after next season.