Harbaugh Deserves Every Penny of His Extension
There’s been a lot of buzz coming out of Ann Arbor this week that Harbaugh is going to receive a contract extension that would make him the highest-paid coach in the Big Ten.
While Michigan football looked good in non-conference play, since Harbaugh has returned the Wolverines have blown out three Big Ten conference teams, going 3-0 against the spread in the process.
Any speculation that someone else could do a better job on Saturdays was surely tampered down through the carousel of interim head coaches gracing the sidelines against ECU, UNLV, and Bowling Green.
Harbaugh has shown that this team performs better with him in the mix. And with Michigan football off to as good of a start as they are, bringing Harbaugh back and keeping him happy has to be a major priority.
Michigan’s schedule and path to a national championship is only going to get harder in the coming years with the new additions to the Big Ten being added to their schedule.
In addition to playing really good Texas and Oklahoma teams over the next decade, Michigan is going to have to go through Washington, Oregon, Penn State, and USC- all currently top-10 teams. That’s not even including playing UCLA or any number of Big 10 teams on the rise like Nebraska or Wisconsin. And if all that wasn’t enough, they still have to close out the regular season against Ohio State every year. Michigan could easily be playing five of the top ten teams in the country next season.
Right now Michigan football is sitting at a blackjack table and just got dealt a 20. Refusing to give Harbaugh a massive extension along with anything he feels he needs to help this program win is the equivalent of asking the dealer for another card.