Michigan reportedly offers Jim Harbaugh $8 million per year
That would make Harbaugh the highest-paid coach in college football.
After initial reports that San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbuagh preferred staying in the NFL to becoming Michigan’s head coach, it appears that the Wolverines are making another run at him … and for a lot of money.
Sources: #Michigan has made another run at Jim Harbaugh after he initially rebuffed the school. U-M has made an offer of 6 years, $48M. Wow.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 17, 2014
That turns out to $8 million per year and would make Harbaugh the highest-paid coach in college football. Right now, Alabama’s Nick Saban is the highest-paid college coach at $7.16 million, while Brady Hoke made just $3.5 million per year. $8 million a big price to pay for a college head coach, but pretty much every Michigan fan wants Harbaugh to be Hoke’s successor, and this may be what it takes to get him. However, college coaching jobs are often less glamorous than NFL jobs, and this still might not be enough to bring Harbaugh to Ann Arbor.