Less than 24 hours after parting ways with the San Francisco 49ers, Jim Harbaugh has found a new home in a familiar setting.
Despite interest from several NFL teams, the former Michigan quarterback is heading back to his alma mater. Harbaugh started in Ann Arbor from 1984-1986, and his NCAA career passing efficiency record stood for 12 seasons after he left Big Blue.
Harbaugh comes to Michigan after a short, but successful tenure in San Francisco. He led the team to two NFC Championship Games and a Super Bowl berth in his first three seasons, but a mediocre, 8-8 2014 season led many to speculate that this would be his last year in the Bay.
While the numbers behind Harbaugh’s finalized deal have not yet been released, it is believed that he could make upwards of $9 million a season with the Wolverines. The NFL reports that this would make him the highest-paid coach in college football, outpacing Nick Saban’s $7.2 million yearly intake with the University of Alabama.