In our latest Michigan Wolverines news roundup, Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh is in contract negotiations, plus more.
Following another dominating win by Michigan football, it sounds like the Michigan Wolverines are serious about a long-term contract extension with Jim Harbaugh.
We have been asking for Michigan football to do this for months. But according to a report from Chris Balas of The Wolverine, Harbaugh’s lawyers are in town and the two sides appear to be negotiating a deal that according to Balas, would make Harbaugh the highest-paid head coach in the Big Ten.
That’s only fair. The Michigan Wolverines have won 19 games in a row in the conference and are also the two-time defending champs. They are also off to a 7-0 start for the third straight season.
Hopefully, this deal gets done. It won’t necessarily stop NFL teams from pursuing him but if Harbaugh feels appreciated, there’s a better chance he will stick around. He’s also been a man of his word and if he signs that deal, it will be hard to get him away from Ann Arbor (my opinion).
The right NFL job could lure him. But I don’t think he would leave for just any situation and why would he when Michigan football is in the midst of a golden era?
Michigan Wolveriners still ranked No. 2
No matter how many 50-point games Michigan football puts up against Minnesota or Indiana, the Wolverines aren’t going to pass Georgia until they beat them.
That’s fine with me. I really don’t care about rankings at all. The top four in the College Fooball Playoff rankings is the only ranking that matters. The Michigan Wolverines are still projected to make the field, while the AP and Coaches Polls have Michigan at No. 2.
It’s Michigan State week
Soon after the win over Indiana, Jim Harbaugh was talking about how the Michigan Wolverines were onto Michigan State. “It’s State Week” was the theme.
I don’t care what the Spartans record is. I don’t care who the head coach is — Michigan can’t overlook this game. It’s still one of the most important on the schedule and it’s Saturday night in East Lansing.
As far as the early odds, Michigan football is currently a 25-point favorite against the Spartans according to DraftKings. Of course, the last time Michigan was that big of an underdog, MSU pulled an upset in 2020, so the Wolverines can’t take anything for granted.
Just be 1-0 this week.