Jim Harbaugh returns to coaching Wolverines 2024 but faces massive loss of great Players like QB J.J. McCarthy.

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh’s proclaimed greatest quarterback in program history, J.J. McCarthy, has decided not to return for his senior season in Ann Arbor. McCarthy, a key player in Michigan’s 15-0 FBS championship-winning season, declared via social media that he will forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the 2024 NFL draft in Detroit.

In a heartfelt message, McCarthy expressed gratitude for his time at Michigan, acknowledging the support from his teammates, coaches, and the Ann Arbor community. Despite the success during his tenure, including three consecutive outright Big Ten championships and three College Football Playoff semifinal appearances, McCarthy has chosen to take the next step in his career.

During his impressive junior season, McCarthy played a pivotal role in Michigan’s championship run, finishing with notable statistics and leading the team to an undefeated season. As one of the top quarterbacks in the nation, McCarthy is now set to enter the NFL draft, with projections placing him in the first round.

The decision to leave Michigan was not taken lightly, as McCarthy consulted with various individuals, including family and Coach Harbaugh. Despite the emotional farewell, McCarthy expressed his everlasting love for Michigan and thanked the university for the support.

As McCarthy embarks on the next chapter of his career, his departure marks the end of a remarkable three-year run with the Wolverines, solidifying his legacy as the quarterback who brought success to Michigan under Coach Harbaugh. Other key players, including senior wide receiver Wilson and senior running back Blake Corum, have also declared for the NFL draft over the weekend.

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