NCAA - Football Wiretap

Jim Harbaugh's Based Salary At Michigan Worth $5M Annually

Dec 30, 2014 8:34 PM

Michigan interim athletic director Jim Hackett said Tuesday during Jim Harbaugh's introductory press conference that Harbaugh signed a seven-year deal worth $5 million per year, which is the same salary he earned with the San Francisco 49ers with deferred compensation.

Hackett also said Harbaugh received a $2 million signing bonus and "insisted that he not be the highest-paid coach in college football, or even the Big Ten."

"A year from now, I will review the football program's progress and the university will determine an appropriate deferred compensation arrangement, which I have to take into account market conditions at that time."

Reports broke earlier this month that Michigan was offering Harbaugh a contract worth $8 million annually.

While his salary will be $5 million, there will be incentives, and the total package still could be around $8 million annually.

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Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor, NCAA

Michigan To Announce Jim Harbaugh Hire

Dec 29, 2014 10:12 AM

Michigan has told its biggest boosters that a deal for Jim Harbaugh to become its next head coach is done and that a news conference is scheduled for Tuesday, a source close to Michigan told Adam Schefter.

Interim athletic director Jim Hackett and other officials from the school met with Harbaugh in California Sunday night after he officially parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers.

Details about Harbaugh's contract weren't immediately available but reports earlier this month suggested Michigan offered a six-year contract worth at least $48 million.


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Tags: San Francisco 49ers, NCAA

Raiders Haven't Given Up Yet On Jim Harbaugh

Dec 28, 2014 12:37 PM

Despite reports of a deal in place between Jim Harbaugh and Michigan, the Oakland Raiders plan to pursue him as soon as the season ends.

While still under contract to the 49ers through 2015, Harbaugh is not allowed to talk to other NFL teams, but the 49ers can grant that permission if they choose. 

Harbaugh was pursued by Texas last offseason and turned down Michigan in the past.

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor, NCAA

Jim Harbaugh To Become Head Coach Of Michigan

Dec 28, 2014 1:38 AM

Jim Harbaugh will become head coach at the University of Michigan. 

Harbaugh led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl in his second season, as well as the NFC Championship in his first and third seasons. Harbaugh and the 49ers had increasing friction in the 2014 offseason. 

Harbaugh previously coached at Stanford and played collegiately at Michigan. 

Adam Schefter reported Sunday morning that no deal between Michigan and Harbaugh has been agreed upon formally.

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor, NCAA

Michigan Officials Will Be In Bay Area To Meet With Jim Harbaugh

Dec 27, 2014 11:22 AM

According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, University of Michigan officials, including interim athletic director Jim Hackett, will be in the Bay Area this weekend following the San Francisco 49ers' finale to speak with Jim Harbaugh face-to-face for the first time.

Many believe that a return to Michigan is in the cards for the former Wolverines quarterback ever since a reported six-year, $48 million offer was made to the embattled head coach by the school earlier this month.

The Oakland Raiders also will be bidding for Harbaugh.

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, NCAA

Jimbo Fisher Agrees Upon Extension Through 2022 At FSU

Dec 23, 2014 7:59 PM

Jimbo Fisher has agreed upon an eight-year contract with Florida State through the 2022 season.

Fisher is 58-10 over five seasons at Florida State.

Salary terms were not disclosed because contract details are still being worked out, but a source told's Chris Low that the deal is worth an average of $5.5 million a year.

"I am pleased that we have been able to secure Coach Fisher as our head coach for the long term," athletic director Stan Wilcox said in a statement. "The commitment we are making to him is a reflection of the outstanding job he has done in leading our program to its current level of excellence. While we are delighted with the undefeated season this year and our upcoming appearance in the inaugural College Football Playoff, we began working on this new contract before the success of this past season was in full view. It is a great day for Florida State."

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Jim Harbaugh Likely To Decide Between Raiders, Michigan

Dec 22, 2014 10:17 PM

Jim Harbaugh's best options in leaving the San Francisco 49ers appear to be the Oakland Raiders or Michigan. Adam Schefter adds that the pendulum is swinging in Michigan's direction.

Harbaugh's last game with the San Francisco 49ers will almost certainly be Week 17 against the St. Louis Rams.

Harbaugh led the 49ers to the NFC Championship game in each of his first three seasons.

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor, NCAA

49ers, Jim Harbaugh Expected To Part Ways Quickly After Week 17

Dec 21, 2014 2:19 PM

Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers will part ways within 24 to 48 hours after the end of the season.

When Michigan approached the 49ers in regards to Harbaugh, the club talked to him about and the coach said he wanted to remain focused on the end of the season.

The Chicago Bears are also a possibility for Harbaugh, along with the Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins.

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Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders, Misc Rumor, NCAA

David Shaw Plans On Remaining At Stanford

Dec 21, 2014 10:52 AM

David Shaw is again the most coveted NFL head caoching candidate in the college ranks, but he has told people he plans on remaining at Stanford.

Shaw led Stanford to the Fiesta Bowl and two Rose Bowls in his first three seasons.

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Jim Harbaugh Torn Between Michigan, NFL

Dec 20, 2014 2:59 PM

Jim Harbaugh is weighing his options between finding another NFL job and becoming head coach at Michigan.

Harbaugh first would like to see what head-coaching opportunities come available in the NFL.

Harbaugh also is aware of the fact that Michigan might not be able to wait for him, especially when it might not even land the coach who is believed to be the school's top choice.

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Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Misc Rumor, NCAA

Michigan Makes Six-Year, $48M Offer To Jim Harbaugh
Michigan has made a six-year, $48 million offer to Jim Harbaugh.

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Les Miles Won't Leave LSU For Michigan
Les Miles is nearing the end of his 10th season at LSU, where he has won two SEC titles and one Bowl Championship Series crown.

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Wisconsin To Hire Paul Chryst As Head Coach
Paul Chyst is in his third season as head coach at Pittsburgh.

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Gary Andersen Leaving Wisconsin For Oregon State
Gary Andersen left Utah State for Wisconsin ahead of the 2013 season.

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Melvin Gordon Leaving Wisconsin For 2015 NFL Draft
Melvin Gordon has had 309 carries for 2,336 yards and 26 touchddowns.

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Woodson Prefers Harbaugh Coach Michigan Over Raiders
Jim Harbaugh has been linked to both the Raiders and Michigan.

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Mariota, Cooper, Gordon Named Heisman Finalists
Marcus Mariota didn't even break the top 10 in the Heisman voting last season, but entered 2014 as one of the preseason favorites.


Source: Michigan Reaches Out To Jay Gruden's Reps
Jay Gruden's representatives were "enthusiastically open to the potential" of the Michigan job, according to a source that spoke with RealGM's Jeff Risdon.

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Ohio State Joins Alabama, Oregon, Florida State In CFP
Ohio State received the final spot in the College Football Playoff, beating out TCU.


Nebraska Hires Mike Riley From Oregon State
Mike Riley has spent 14 seasons (over two tenures) as Oregon State's coach, and also coached the Chargers and the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers.


Jim McElwain Leaves Colorado State For Florida
Jim McElwain tutored first-year starting quarterbacks (Greg McElroy and AJ McCarron) in two of his four seasons as Alabama's offensive coordinator.

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Chip Kelly 'Laughs' At Reports He May Leave Eagles For Florida
Chip Kelly has strongly dismissed rumors of any interest in leaving the Eagles to become head coach at Florida.

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Mora 'Sure' Brett Hundley Will Declare For 2015 NFL Draft
Brett Hundley has a career completion rate of 67.8 percent and has thrown for 9,830 yards with 74 touchdowns and 25 interceptions in 39 games.

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