Reports of Michigan offering Jim Harbaugh the richest contract in football history (college or pro) sent shock waves through the sports world Wednesday. While we still haven’t confirmed the terms of the deal (specifically the six year length), it’s clear that the Wolverines are serious about their pursuit of their #1 target. The bold strategy is reflective of the importance of this hire. Michigan is coming off of a seven year span during which it hasn’t played championship football, and Ohio State’s Urban Meyer has come into the conference and quickly claimed it as his own.
If the Wolverines are going to stem that negative tide, now is the time.
But will Harbaugh be the man to lead the charge?