“Michigan Wolverines AD: Football coach Jim Harbaugh doesn't face wins quota in 2021”

BobPSU92

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See the link below. From the article:

“Despite the woes on the field and the 2-4 record this past season, Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel said Tuesday he has not given football coach Jim Harbaugh a minimum win requirement for the upcoming season and that he's willing to think long term with Harbaugh's employment.

Manuel gave Harbaugh a contract extension in January that will see him coach the Wolverines through 2025. The new deal has a reconfigured salary and bonus structure that reduces Harbaugh's base salary to $4 million in 2021, but allows for him to add up to $3.475 million in bonuses each season.

"Given the contract, obviously I am willing to be patient," Manuel said. "But he and I understand that we need to win. This is Michigan, nobody wants to win more than Jim in football, and me overall. We want success, so did I put a number to his first year? The answer is no."”



hairball’s got this.
 

NittPicker

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If there are incentives for this the guy will make millions.

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ChiTownLion

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Recall Jimbo dragging his feet to sign this deal as he fished for NFL offers that never came in. Don't see this ending well in AA.
 
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This was a deal because both sides did not have any better options.....Will see what a year brings. I think if Jimmy wins big and can get an NFL gig he will leave fast....Buyout gets a lot smaller for UM if he doesn't do well, and will be easier to rid themselves of the Michigan man if he continues to disappoint.
 
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See the link below. From the article:

“Despite the woes on the field and the 2-4 record this past season, Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel said Tuesday he has not given football coach Jim Harbaugh a minimum win requirement for the upcoming season and that he's willing to think long term with Harbaugh's employment.

Manuel gave Harbaugh a contract extension in January that will see him coach the Wolverines through 2025. The new deal has a reconfigured salary and bonus structure that reduces Harbaugh's base salary to $4 million in 2021, but allows for him to add up to $3.475 million in bonuses each season.

"Given the contract, obviously I am willing to be patient," Manuel said. "But he and I understand that we need to win. This is Michigan, nobody wants to win more than Jim in football, and me overall. We want success, so did I put a number to his first year? The answer is no."”



hairball’s got this.

Keep the greatest under achiever ever to Coach Michigan. Going to wear thin quickly imho
 

NittPicker

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Keep the greatest under achiever ever to Coach Michigan. Going to wear thin quickly imho

His problem was/is using the portal to build a team as opposed to using the portal to supplement the core of talent which already exists. His idea of using transfer QBs fell flat.