Michigan offers Jim Harbaugh a 6-year, $48M contract



One of the worst kept secrets in Ann Arbor has finally started to emerge.

According to the NFL Network’s  Ian Rapoport, the University of Michigan has offered former player and current San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh a 6-year, $48M contract.

The rumblings of Michigan going after Harbaugh have been going on for some time now as it’s been widely speculated on that the Wolverines would go hard after Harbaugh after the firing of Brady Hoke. Rumors were further fueled after the 49ers were officially eliminated from playoff contention this past weekend while Dan Mullens and Les Miles started rebuffing reports that Michigan had contacted them regarding the vacancy.

Rapoport originally reported that Michigan had contacted Harbaugh on December 7th. Additionally the Detroit Sports Rag (via The Big Lead) reported Harbaugh hinted to a former Michigan teammate and possible future staff member, Browns OL coach Andy Moeller that he was ‘getting the band back together’.

ESPN was further reporting that Harbaugh, who has had a large rift with 49ers front office members over the past couple of seasons is ‘considering’ the Michigan job.

Stay tuned for more as it becomes available.

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