Jim Harbaugh, Jeff Brohm to be among 10 highest paid coaches in CFB in 2020
Two B1G head football coaches are set to receive major paydays again in 2020, putting them among the ten-highest paid coaches in the sport this year.
According to a recent story published by 247Sports, Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh and Purdue’s Jeff Brohm rank in the top 10 in terms of salary for the 2020 season. That may be somewhat surprising that those two are the representatives for the B1G, especially when you think about the caliber of programs and coaches in the conference.
Ohio State’s Ryan Day, Nebraska’s Scott Frost, Penn State’s James Franklin and Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz did not crack the top 10.
Brohm ranks No. 9, earning $6.6 million at Purdue next season. The head coach of the Boilermakers received a lucrative contract following the 2018 season, when he was courted to become the next head coach at Louisville.
That season, Brohm led Purdue to a second-consecutive bowl game and the Boilermakers upset Ohio State, handing the Buckeyes their only loss of the year.
Last season, Purdue battled the injury bug and finished with a 4-8 record. In three seasons under Brohm, the Boilers are 17-21.
Harbaugh has found his name near the top of the salary pool in college football since taking the job at Michigan in 2015. In 2020, Harbaugh will bring home $8 million in his sixth season with the program, putting him at No. 4 on the list.
Michigan is coming off a somewhat disappointing year in 2019, but still managed to win nine games and registered wins over rivals Michigan State and Notre Dame.
In five seasons with the Wolverines, Harbaugh has compiled a 47-18 record with a 32-12 mark in B1G play. Michigan has hit the 10-win mark three times in the last five years and has appeared in a bowl game at the end of each season.
Ahead of Harbaugh is Clemson’s Dabo Swinney (No. 1), Alabama’s Nick Saban (No. 2) and LSU’s Ed Orgeron (No. 3).