By Jeff Moss
December 3, 2014
While it is unclear if a still-undecided Jim Harbaugh will ever return to Ann Arbor to coach his alma mater, one thing has become clear …. if he doesn’t, money will NOT have been the the stumbling block.
The DetroitSportsRag has learned that the University of Michigan has offered their former quarterback and current San Francisco 49ers head coach a financial package that would make him the highest-paid football coach in the world.
Not the highest paid COLLEGE football coach — surpassing Nick Saban’s enormous deal at Alabama — but the highest paid at any level. Reports are that if Harbaugh says yes to Jim Hackett, he will make more than the Patriots’ Bill Belichick — who reportedly earns $7.5 million a year.
(Unless of course, you include futbol managers. I don’t think Harbaugh will be able to extract more from Michigan than Pep Guardiola does from Bayern Munich.)
Will Harbaugh say yes to this financial windfall?
Stay tuned …….