A national champion will be crowned on Monday, but not all eyes in the college football world were on Friday’s Alabama-Ohio game.
Michigan and Jim Harpo made the national news as head coach She signed a new five-year deal that extends to the 2025 season.
Under the new contract, Harbaugh, which made just over $ 8 million in 2020, is making a major cut in base salary. He’ll get a base salary of $ 4 million in 2021, which will increase to $ 4.426 million in 2025.
Harbaugh is now moving from the Big Ten’s highest-paid coach to eighth, according to a USA Today survey of college football coaches’ salaries.
But the new deal is also rife with incentives, including $ 1 million to win the Big Ten Championship Game and the College Football Playoff. Additionally, Harbaugh is entitled to a $ 500,000 bonus if Michigan wins the Big Ten East directly and a $ 500,000 bonus if she reaches the semifinals in CFP.
The news was met with mixed reactions across the country. Here are some of the headlines and reactions to Harbaugh remaining in Ann Arbor.
ESPN College GameDay analyst David Pollock on College Football Live: “They did it in order to keep recruiting together, to keep the thing together,” Pollack said. “It’s a contract that won’t have a big buy, which means if they want to move from Jim Harbaugh in the near future, they can do it. Harbaugh, it was fun. Because the enlistment was with him in his tenure. It started well and then it looked so bad. Last year, something has to change with this Harbou regime… His expulsion from DC … obviously brought about changes.
“This does not mean that Harpo will be the coach for the next five years. It means that they are holding him for recruitment purposes and we will see how things will go next year.”
ESPN analyst Michael Welbon Pardon the dropFor people who are shocked at Harbaugh wanting to come back, why isn’t he looking for an NFL job? First, there might not be many NFL teams creating a market for him to like. But most importantly, Harbaugh wants to get this done. This is his university. He wants to win at Michigan. He wants to beat Ohio State University and he wants to be in that playoff game. That’s really why Jim Harbaugh came there. That’s not like a plum job and it would be kind of bad if he had to quit. No, that was a college job. Unique to him. That gives him that opportunity. Let me just say this, with some Big Ten sources and people that I’m close to, some of whom have gone to Michigan, not all of them would be happy with that at first. The only thing that would make him happy is if he did both of these things. “.
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