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Jim Harbaugh contract at Michigan

Jim Harbaugh

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College: Michigan

Conference: Big Ten

State: Michigan

Base compensation

  • 2017 guaranteed pay: $7,000,000
  • Total contract pay: $52,100,000
  • Contract length: 7 years
  • Start date: 12/29/2014
  • Expires: end of 2021 season

Incentives

  • National title bonus: $500,000
  • CFP semifinal appearance: $300,000
  • Conference title bonus: $125,000 for appearing and $125,000 for winning
  • Coach of the year award bonus: $50,000 for conference coach of year; $75,000 for national coach of year
  • Academic bonuses: If an APR of 960 or above, coach receives “an amount not to exceed $150,000.”
  • Car: two cars
  • Tickets: head coach’s private viewing box plus 16 tickets

Other Perks

  • Miscellaneous perks: As per 6/3/16 agreement, Michigan makes Harbaugh’s $2,000,000 life insurance premium payment on Dec. 6 every year from 2016-2021; $4,000 annual apparel allowance
  • Buyout if coach leaves for another coaching job: A portion of his $2,000,000 signing bonus if leaves before end of fourth season.

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