Jim Harbaugh, Michigan coach, has signed a revised five-year contract with the school. It runs through the 2026 season.
Two weeks ago Harbaugh was interviewed for the Minnesota Vikings head coaching position.
Harbaugh stated that Harbaugh and his family are thrilled to lead the football program. He also expressed gratitude for the support from the university administration and the athletic department. I appreciate the hard work that our coaches, players, and staff do to make this a great football team. My enthusiasm for tomorrow, every day thereafter, and the next day is high. We are eager to get back on the practice field and begin preparations for the 2022 season. Go Blue!
The school did not release the financial terms of Harbaugh’s new contract. Michigan stated in a press release that Harbaugh’s terms and length were changed to include an extra year.
Harbaugh was forced to take a large pay cut after the Wolverines finished 2-4 in last season’s pandemic-shortened 2020 season. Michigan won the Big Ten in 2021 for the first time since 2004, and earned the school its first bid to the College Football Playoff.
Warde Manuel, Michigan athletic director, said that “Last year, Jim and the players delivered a memorable campaign that will be remembered for many years.” “I have the greatest confidence in Jim’s direction of the program.”
The Wolverines (12-2), snapped an eight-game losing streak at Ohio State and lost to Georgia in the Orange Bowl.
Harbaugh is now 61-24 and has four double-digit winning seasons in seven years at the university.