Michigan Possibly Offering Jim Harbaugh A Lifetime Contract Is Absurd

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David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
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Michigan is reportedly considering the possibility of offering football coach Jim Harbaugh a lifetime contract, and that’s downright insanity.

The report started circulating after comments were made on Fox Sports radio by former Notre Dame quarterback and current Fox sports analyst Brady Quinn.

This is ridiculous if there’s even an ounce of validity to Quinn’s comments. His head coaching record at Michigan is 28-9. That’s certainly above average, and pretty solid. But it’s not anywhere near where a coach should be to earn a lifetime contract.

For contrast, Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst has a 32-6 record towards the third year of his tenure in Wisconsin. Chryst isn’t even coming close to sniffing a lifetime contract.

Perhaps Harbaugh should try making a Big Ten championship game before getting a lifetime contract.

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