The Chicago Bears miss out on the Jim Harbaugh experience

Jim Harbaugh, coming off a National Championship, was never considered by the Chicago Bears as their next head coach. Instead, Ryan Poles keeps Matt Eberflus.

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There was a chance for the Chicago Bears to make a change at head coach this offseason. Jim Harbaugh was a name tossed around the ring as a potential "next guy up," but that never happened.

The Chicago Bears miss out on Jim Harbaugh

Interviews with the Falcons and Chargers— not the Bears— ended up with Jim Harbaugh becoming the next head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers. Those two teams had a 50/50 shot, and the Chargers won. Makes you think ... maybe if another team was in the bidding war, they could've walked away with Harbaugh as their head coach.

Just something to think about.

When it comes down to it, Jim Harbaugh wins football games, and his players would take a bullet for him— I assume. In his 114 games coached for the Michigan Wolverines, Harbaugh had a record of 89-25. In no season Harbaugh coached at Michigan did the Wolverines ever end the season ranked worse than 13th in the nation.

In the NFL, Harbaugh was 44-19-1 with the 49ers, including a record of 5-3 in the postseason with a Super Bowl appearance.

The way he goes about coaching a football team is special, and the Chicago Bears never even gave him an interview. Whether that's for good or not, time will tell.

The main issue with this is that the Bears never reached out to ever see if there was interest. Ryan Poles said that himself in the end-of-season press conference.

“I haven’t talked to Jim [Harbaugh],” Poles said. “He’s the coach at Michigan.”

For Jim Harbaugh to be hired as an NFL head coach not even a month after Poles said this is what makes it a bad look. The Chicago Bears never even kicked the tires on Harbaugh to even see if he'd be with Michigan next year.

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But, instead, the Chicago Bears are rolling with the head coach who has coached them to a 10-24 record. Cool cool cool cool cool, no doubt no doubt. We'll H.I.T.S. our way to a Super Bowl victory, I'm sure.